ESC4120 - Earth sciences research project part time II - 2017

18 points, SCA Band 2, 0.375 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Organisational Unit

School of Earth, Atmosphere and Environment


Dr Laurent Ailleres

Unit guides



  • Full year 2017 (Day)


The project fosters independent work and problem-solving abilities. The results of the research project are written up in a thesis and reported in a seminar.


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;
  2. Describe the current research in one or more disciplines that will fit them for future research or employment;
  3. Communicate orally and in written form;
  4. Explain OHS and risk management as it pertains to geosciences research;
  5. Effectively and critically review the scientific literature.


Written report and research essay (up to 3000 words): 100%

Chief examiner(s)