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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12 points, SCA Band 2, 0.250 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Science
Organisational UnitSchool of Earth, Atmosphere and Environment
OfferedClayton Full year 2015 (Day)
Clayton Second semester to First semester 2015 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Laurent Ailleres


Students complete approximately twenty days of coursework on a wide variety of subjects taught at one of the Geoscience departments in the Melbourne area.


On completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. Conduct an independent research project in geosciences, including project planning, time management, and goal development;

  1. Describe the current research in one or more disciplines that will fit them for future research or employment;

  1. Communicate orally and in written form;

  1. Explain OHS and risk management as it pertains to geosciences research;

  1. Effectively and critically review the scientific literature.


Examinations, reports and seminar: 100%

Chief examiner(s)


24 points of level three ESC units, including at least 12 points from ESC3162, ESC3190, ESC3201, ESC3232, ESC3311, ESC3332, ESC3421 or ESC3900.