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This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2016 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.

Monash University

24 points, SCA Band 2, 0.500 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Organisational Unit

School of Earth, Atmosphere and Environment


Dr Laurent Ailleres



  • Full year 2016 (Day)
  • Second semester to First semester 2016 (Day)


The unit represents the Honours research program for the School of Earth, Atmosphere, and Environment and will consist of a research project combined with coursework taken in EAE4200. The research projects will span the discipline of Environmental, Atmospheric Sciences as well as Geology and Geophysics.


On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. Synthesise and summarise current knowledge from the literature.
  2. Raise and develop a scientific question after conducting literature reviews.
  3. Propose a method to test hypotheses relevant to the science question.
  4. Carry out a research project with a high degree of independence.
  5. Collect data relevant to the science question.
  6. Provide an objective analysis of the data.
  7. Develop a sound interpretation of their data and discuss their interpretation in a scientific manner.
  8. Communicate their findings in a written form.


Thesis: 100%

Workload requirements

Four days per week attendance at Monash;
Regular communication/meetings with supervisors.

See also Unit timetable information

Chief examiner(s)


Completion of a major offered by the School of Earth, Atmosphere and Environment (EAE) with at least 70% average over four units offered in the School of EAE.



ATM4100, ATS4778, ATS4779, ESC4100, GPS4100