ENS5920 - Environment and sustainability project - 2017

12 points, SCA Band 2, 0.250 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.




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Unit guides



  • First semester 2017 (Day)
  • Second semester 2017 (Day)


ENS5920 (12 credit points) enables students to undertake an applied project in environment and sustainability during the advanced practice year of the course. It provides an opportunity to pursue a contained research topic, in an applied manner, in collaboration with other students. This involves developing the capacity to integrate and apply knowledge and skills from different specialisations. The topic, chosen by students from a list of research topics provided by the unit coordinator, will draw upon the subject matter covered in the course and address an applied challenge in the field of environment and sustainability. It will allow students to build upon the research skills and experiences developed within their specialisation. This unit culminates in an oral presentation and written research report. The unit includes some scheduled activities and a reflection task alongside the project work to enhance and develop professional skills.


On completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. Critically analyse, reflect upon and synthesise the literature relevant to the project.
  2. Design and select sound research questions and methodological approaches and frameworks.
  3. Develop a project proposal, including a clear model or conceptualisation of the project.
  4. Investigate and apply established professional practice relevant to the project.
  5. Critically analyse outcomes, using appropriate data analysis and established theory and practice.
  6. Communicate the findings, implications and limitations of the project in a clear and professional manner, in written and verbal forms.
  7. Collaborate effectively to deliver a major project.


Within semester assessment: 100%

Workload requirements

The minimum expected workload for project work combined with any scheduled activities is 288 hours over the course of one semester.

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Chief examiner(s)

To be advised


Preparatory students must complete Part B studies prior to undertaking advanced practice units.


The unit cannot be undertaken with other advanced practice units including ENS5900, ENS5901, ENS5902, ENS5910, and ENS5930 except by special approval from the specialisation coordinator.