Advanced Research Project

Course code ENVS3400Units 10Level 3000Faculty of Science and Information TechnologySchool of Environmental and Life Sciences

This course provides third year students with direct experience in conducting an independent research project. Research projects will involve aspects of study design, sample and/or data collection and statistical analysis, interpretation and completion of written reports. This course will require presentations (seminars, poster and reports).

To participate in this course, students must find an academic supervisor for a research project and complete a compulsory Health and Safety requirement. Students will receive full information on Health and Safety requirement in the course outline provided by the school.

Available in 2014

Callaghan CampusSemester 1, Semester 2
OurimbahSemester 1, Semester 2
Previously offered in 2013
ObjectivesOn successful completion of this course, students will have:

1. experience in independent research project, including, literature review, project design, data collection and analysis, and interpretation,
2. developed efficiency in time-management and goal-setting,
3. developed skills in critical thinking and problem solving,
4. enhanced skills in oral communication (content and presentation) and,
5. developed appropriate report writing skills.
ContentThe content of ENVS3400 is largely the conduct of an independent research project, with the assessment of the oral and written presentation of the research activity. Support and training for students undertaking a research project will be via tutorials, workshops and consultations.

All students are expected to be highly self-motivated, proactive and maintain regular contact with their academic supervisor for project consultation and assistance.
Replacing Course(s)MARI3400
TransitionThis course is not to count with MARI3400 / SCIT3500 / SCIT3000
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeAt least four 2000 and/or 3000 level MARI, SRMT or ENVS courses.
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsSeminar
Student Projects
Tutorial
Workshop
Assessment Items
Other: (please specify)Poster
Reports
Seminar
Contact HoursTutorial: for 4 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Compulsory Course ComponentOHS-Safety Induction or Risk Assessment. Compulsory Course Component: In order to participate in this course, students must complete a compulsory safety induction.
Timetables2014 Course Timetables for ENVS3400