Sustainable Resource Management Honours 4140

Course code SRMT4140Units 20Level 4000Faculty of Science and Information TechnologySchool of Environmental and Life Sciences

This course develops a student's skills and competencies in developing and communicating research findings in a written form. The course is conducted under the direct supervision of an academic staff member who is the student's honours research supervisor. The course operates in conjunction with SRMT4130 which is largely concerned with data collection and analysis and other forms of scientific communication. SRMT4140 involves discussion of research findings, their reconciliation with existing literatures and the development of written texts which form drafts of chapters for the student's honours research thesis. The course includes submission of a completed thesis.

In order to participate in this course, students must complete the following compulsory components:
* Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) module;
* Project risk assessment;
* Lab and/or fieldwork safety induction; and
* Academic Integrity Module (AIM).

Students will receive full information on these compulsory components in the course outline provided by the School.

Available in 2014

OurimbahSemester 1, Semester 2
Previously offered in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
ObjectivesOn successful completion of the course students will have:
1. Advanced competency in developing and communicating research findings in a 100 page thesis.
2. Capacity to structure and formulate arguments within a lengthy written text.
3. Capacity to communicate research findings involving very high analytical levels.
4. Capacity to communicate research findings that positions conclusions within a student's overall field of enquiry.
5. Research skills necessary to undertake higher-level and post-graduate research and writing.
ContentSupervision of students in:
- Structuring a thesis text to communicate logically the outcomes of a student's research project
- Developing logical and coherent arguments and conclusions within a text that are adequately supported by appropriate evidence
- Use of techniques involving selection of multiple drafting, editing and use of appropriate analytical language to communicate findings to an academic audience
- Engagement in processes of relating specific findings to the overall concerns of food and nutritional studies
- Encouragement and support of students to achieve a high level of analytical competence and strongest opportunity to pursue further research and study
Replacing Course(s)NA
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeCompletion of SRMT4110 and SRMT4120.
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsIndividual Supervision
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Essays / Written Assignments
Other: (please specify)Research Thesis
Presentations - IndividualViva; Final Honours seminar
Contact HoursSelf Directed Learning: for 10 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Individual Supervision: for 14 hour(s) per Fortnight for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Compulsory Course ComponentWHS module, Project risk assessment, Lab and/or fieldwork safety induction, and AIM.
Requisite by EnrolmentThis course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Science (Honours) program.
Timetables2014 Course Timetables for SRMT4140