6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL
Undergraduate, Postgraduate - Unit
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
To be advised
Dr Vanessa Wong and Professor Ian Cartwright
- First semester 2019 (On-campus block of classes)
Enrolment in the Master of Science
This unit will enable students to develop the skills required to conceive and deliver an applied research project in environmental earth science. Students will develop and carry out a research project in collaboration with other students on a key topic that is of relevance to industry, government or non-government organisations. The topic will be chosen by the students from a list provided by the unit coordinator. This unit will allow students to develop their research skills in earth sciences while working in team in developing a research project, formulating hypotheses and aims, collecting and analysing data, and interpreting and describing the implications of the results. The presentation of the final results will develop presentation and written skills.
On completion of this unit students will be able to:
- Develop a project proposal with appropriate research questions, aims, hypotheses and methodological approaches
- Critically review the literature relevant to the project.
- Generate, analyse and interpret data using appropriate data analysis methods
- Communicate the findings, implications and limitations of the project in the broader scientific and social context in a clear and professional manner, in written and oral forms.
- Collaborate effectively with their peers.
Project proposal: 20%
Poster presentation: 20%
Final report: 60%
A total of 144 hrs for the semester consisting of a combination of structured workshops, group meetings, presentations, and individual study.
Short (one-day) site visits or field trips may also be required.
See also Unit timetable information
This unit applies to the following area(s) of study
Master of Science in Earth Sciences