Faculty of Science

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Science
Organisational UnitSchool of Geosciences
Monash Passport categoryResearch Challenge (Investigate Program)
OfferedClayton First semester 2013 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2013 (Day)
Clayton Summer semester A 2013 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Professor Ian Cartwright


This unit allows students to devote themselves to a major research project during third year. The project may involve field and/or laboratory work and will introduce the student to geoscience research including independent study, problem solving, data generation, analysis, and report writing. The experience gained in the unit will serves as training for postgraduate or professional research.


On completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. Generate geological/geochemical data;

  1. Manipulate geological/geochemical data;

  1. Interpret geological/geochemical data;

  1. Present the outcomes of a research project both orally and in written form.


Literature Review: 25%
Project Report: 75%

Chief examiner(s)


Must have passed both ESC2111 and ESC2122 with a distinction average


18 additional points of third year geosciences units selected from ESC3162, ESC3190, ESC3201, ESC3232, ESC3311, ESC3332, or ESC3421