HONOURS IN ECOLOGY, ENVIRONMENT AND EVOLUTION X

EEE4HNX

2018

Credit points: 30

Subject outline

This subject code caters to Honours students who wish to complete their 4th year honours program part-time, over 18 months. In all other respects this subject is equivalent to EEE4HNA and EEE4HNB and students may commence in either February or July.  This fourth year course is available to students who have fulfilled the requirements of a Bachelor degree with a major in a relevant discipline, provided their previous academic record is of a sufficient standard. The course consists of a supervised research project, together with other prescribed work including essays, workshops and seminars. Students should consult with potential supervisors during their final undergraduate year and will only be accepted into the subject with the written support from a willing supervisor.

SchoolSchool of Life Sciences

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorKylie Robert

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students must be enrolled in one of the following course codes: SHS, SHBIS, SHSWCB, SHAVB, SHMES

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects Any previous 4th year honours subjects in BOTANY, ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT (A-W), GENETICS or ZOOLOGY.

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions This subject code caters to Honours students who wish to complete their 4th year honours program part-time, over 18 months. In all other respects this subject is equivalent to EEE4HNA and EEE4HNB.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Demonstrate writing ability at a level that is consistent for the task and faculty standards, and that uses correct grammar and terminology to summarise and communicate coherent exposition of knowledge and ideas to a variety of audiences, such as peers and scientific community.

Activities:
Workshops are provided for students covering (1) scientific writing skills - run by Student Learning; (2) grant development - run in-house by the department. Students are also encouraged to seek feedback from peers and/or supervisors on all written tasks prior to submission. Assessment activities include: Literature Review, Grant Application and final Research Thesis
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Conduct clearly spoken presentations that are consistent with faculty/discipline standards and use correct terminology to summarise and communicate coherent exposition of knowledge and ideas to a variety of audiences, such as peers and scientific community.

Activities:
A workshop on oral presentations is provided in-house by the depatment. Students are also encouraged to seek feedback from peers and/or supervisors prior to delivering presentations. Assessment activities include: Final research presentation
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy)

03. Perform statistical analysis, consolidation and synthesis of data collected from scientific experiments, as well as interpretation of scientific data, scientific reports and journal to make evidence based conclusions consistent with faculty/discipline standards

Activities:
A series of workshop on experimental design and analysis are run in-house by the department. Students are also able to access advice from supervisors regarding data analysis. Assessment activities include: Research Thesis
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy)

04. Develop coherent and advanced knowledge of the underlying principles and concepts consistent with faculty/discipline standards.

Activities:
Developed with guidance from supervisor/s. All assessment tasks feed into this ILO.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)

05. Develop rational and rigorous arguments to interrogate assumptions, synthesise scientific information, formulate hypotheses, draw unbiased conclusions and defend scientific ideas consistent with faculty standards.

Activities:
Guided via workshop activities. Assessment activities include: Literature Review and Research Thesis.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)

06. Analyse using a systematic approach to reasoning and conceptualising scientific ideas to solve real work scientific and technical problems consistent with faculty standards.

Activities:
Developed with guidance from supervisor/s. All assessment tasks feed into this ILO.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)

07. Demonstrate intellectual independence through responsibility and accountability for own learning and practice.

Activities:
Developed with guidance from supervisor/s. Ultimately assessed via Research Thesis.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour)

08. Employ academic integrity and scientific rigour in conducting and evaluating scientific research, and managing self in professional practice consistent with faculty standards.

Activities:
Developed in academic research environment. All assessment tasks feed into this ILO.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Albury-Wodonga, 2018, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAlexei Rowles

Class requirements

Supervised Research Week: 10 - 22
One 2.5 days supervised research per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
Five 5.0 days workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Most workshops held in first or second week from subject commencement (combined Melb & A-W); others to be notified during the honours year."

Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 8.0 hours seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Literature Review (<3000 words)The assessment components listed represent all undertaken in the 18 months of EEE4HNX10 01, 04, 05, 07, 08
Oral Presentation (15 min, plus 5 for questions)The assessment components listed represent all undertaken in the 18 months of EEE4HNX10 02, 04, 06, 08
Grant Application (<2500 words)The assessment components listed represent all undertaken in the 18 months of EEE4HNX10 01, 06, 07, 08
Research Thesis (8000-18000 words; excl. tables, figures, references and appendices)The assessment components listed represent all undertaken in the 18 months of EEE4HNX70 01, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08

Albury-Wodonga, 2018, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAlexei Rowles

Class requirements

Supervised Research Week: 31 - 43
One 2.5 days supervised research per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
Five 5.0 days workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Most workshops held in first or second week from subject commencement (combined Melb & A-W); others to be notified during the honours year."

Seminar Week: 31 - 43
One 8.0 hours seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Literature Review (<3000 words)The assessment components listed represent all undertaken in the 18 months of EEE4HNX10 01, 04, 05, 07, 08
Oral Presentation (15 min, plus 5 for questions)The assessment components listed represent all undertaken in the 18 months of EEE4HNX10 02, 04, 06, 08
Grant Application (<2500 words)The assessment components listed represent all undertaken in the 18 months of EEE4HNX10 01, 06, 07, 08
Research Thesis (8000-18000 words; excl. tables, figures, references and appendices)The assessment components listed represent all undertaken in the 18 months of EEE4HNX70 01, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKylie Robert

Class requirements

Supervised Research Week: 10 - 22
One 2.5 days supervised research per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
Five 5.0 days workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Most workshops held in first or second week from subject commencement (combined Melb & A-W); others to be notified during the honours year."

Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 8.0 hours seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Literature Review (<3000 words)The assessment components listed represent all undertaken in the 18 months of EEE4HNX10 01, 04, 05, 07, 08
Oral Presentation (15 min, plus 5 for questions)The assessment components listed represent all undertaken in the 18 months of EEE4HNX10 02, 04, 06, 08
Grant Application (<2500 words)The assessment components listed represent all undertaken in the 18 months of EEE4HNX10 01, 06, 07, 08
Research Thesis (8000-18000 words; excl. tables, figures, references and appendices)The assessment components listed represent all undertaken in the 18 months of EEE4HNX70 01, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKylie Robert

Class requirements

Supervised Research Week: 31 - 43
One 2.5 days supervised research per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
Five 5.0 days workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Most workshops held in first or second week from subject commencement (combined Melb & A-W); others to be notified during the honours year."

Seminar Week: 31 - 43
One 8.0 hours seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Literature Review (<3000 words)The assessment components listed represent all undertaken in the 18 months of EEE4HNX10 01, 04, 05, 07, 08
Oral Presentation (15 min, plus 5 for questions)The assessment components listed represent all undertaken in the 18 months of EEE4HNX10 02, 04, 06, 08
Grant Application (<2500 words)The assessment components listed represent all undertaken in the 18 months of EEE4HNX10 01, 06, 07, 08
Research Thesis (8000-18000 words; excl. tables, figures, references and appendices)The assessment components listed represent all undertaken in the 18 months of EEE4HNX70 01, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08