EAE3000 - Earth, atmosphere and environment research project - 2018

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Organisational Unit

School of Earth, Atmosphere and Environment

Chief examiner(s)

Professor Ian Cartwright


Professor Ian Cartwright

Unit guides



  • First semester 2018 (On-campus)
  • Second semester 2018 (On-campus)
  • Summer semester A 2018 (On-campus)


A distinction (70%) average in 12 points of third year EAE, ESC, ATM or ATS units managed by the School of Earth, Environment and Atmosphere. Approval from the unit co-ordinator is also required.


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 current research in Earth, Atmospheric, or Environmental Sciences. The project will develop independent study, problem solving, data generation, data 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, manipulate, and interpret data relevant to Earth, Atmospheric, or Environmental Sciences;
  2. Conduct independent research, including defining research questions and developing research methodology;
  3. Understand the broader scientific and social aspects of research in their chosen field;
  4. Present the outcomes of a research project both orally and in written form.


Literature review: 25%

Project report: 75%

Workload requirements

The project requires a workload commitment of 144 hours over the semester. This will typically comprise a combination of fieldwork, laboratory work, data analysis, background research, and report writing.

See also Unit timetable information

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

Atmospheric sciences

Earth science

Geographical science