Available in 2018

Course handbook


This course introduces the objectives of the Masters research program in Environmental Risk Assessment and Remediation, which is designed to develop students who possess the skills required for research and to equip professionals working in the field with skills in research methodology. This course enhances skills and capacities in reading and reviewing research literature, critical reasoning and argument, essay writing and verbal communication, and an understanding and identifying appropriate application of data collection techniques related to Environmental Risk Assessment and Remediation.

Availability2018 Course Timetables


  • Semester 1 - 2018
  • Semester 2 - 2018

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. acquire, analyse and extract scientific information required to develop research proposals;

2. review the scientific literature in the selected area of interest and identify the gaps that need scientific investigation;

3. design and conduct experiments with the help of supervisors (principal or co-supervisors); and


Throughout the semester, students will attend a series of seminars/workshops that will introduce them to:

1. The various legislative requirements that must be met before a research project may be initiated (Work Health and Safety (WHS), Animal and Human Ethics (if required));

2. Project management skills;

3. Review of academic literature;

4. Research design and methodology.


To enrol in this course, students must be active in the Master of Environmental Risk Assessment and Remediation program (Program Code 40024) and have successfully completed 80 units of 6000 level coursework courses in this program.

Assumed knowledge

The completion of 80 units of 6000 level course work courses in the MERAR or equivalent as determined by the Director for the Global Centre for Environmental Remediation.

Assessment items

Online Learning Activity: Online WHS induction and Project Risk Assessment Report *

Literature Review: Literature Review and Initial Research Plan (Oral and Written)

* This assessment has a compulsory requirement.

Compulsory Requirements

In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:

General Course Requirements:

  • Self-Directed Learning: Induction Requirement - Students must attend and pass the induction requirements before attending these sessions. - Work Health and Safety induction

Course Assessment Requirements:

  • Online Learning Activity: Attempt / Submission Requirement - Students must attempt/submit this assessment item to pass the course. - Students must successfully complete the Work Health and Safety Induction to be able to undertake their research project.

Contact hours


Individual Supervision

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Self-Directed Learning

Self-Directed 18 hour(s) per Week for Full Term


Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term