Faculty of Science

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Science
Organisational UnitSchool of Earth, Atmosphere and Environment
Monash Passport categoryResearch Challenge (Investigate Program)
OfferedClayton First semester 2015 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2015 (Day)
Clayton Summer semester A 2015 (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)

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study


A distinction (70%) average in both ESC2111 and ESC2122


Students doing the research project will be completing a major sequence in Geosciences. Students doing the research project are required to complete at least 18 additional points of Geosciences units at level three selected from ESC3162, ESC3190, ESC3201, ESC3232, ESC3311, ESC3332, ESC3421, or ESC3900.

(Note for the purpose of the research project the field based units ESC3170 and ESC3180 are excluded from this list of approved units.)