GRADUATE DIPLOMA ECOLOGY, ENVIRONMENT AND EVOLUTION B

EEE4PGB

2018

Credit points: 60

Subject outline

This subject represents the second 'semester' of a year-long program, which 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 points60

Subject Co-ordinatorKylie Robert

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

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

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students must be enrolled in SGSC

Co-requisitesN/A

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

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

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
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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKylie Robert

Class requirements

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."

Supervised Research Week: 10 - 22
One 5.0 days supervised research per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 8.0 days 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 ( equiv 3000 words)The assessment components listed are the combined assessment for both EEE4PGA and EEE4PGB.10 01, 04, 05, 07, 08
Oral Presentation (15 min, plus 5 for questions)The assessment components listed are the combined assessment for both EEE4PGA and EEE4PGB10 02, 04, 06, 08
Grant Application ( equiv 2500 words)The assessment components listed are the combined assessment for both EEE4PGA and EEE4PGB10 01, 06, 07, 08
Research Thesis (8000-18000 words; excl. tables, figures, references and appendices)The assessment components listed are the combined assessment for both EEE4PGA and EEE4PGB70 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 5.0 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 ( equiv 3000 words)The assessment components listed are the combined assessment for both EEE4PGA and EEE4PGB.10 01, 04, 05, 07, 08
Oral Presentation (15 min, plus 5 for questions)The assessment components listed are the combined assessment for both EEE4PGA and EEE4PGB10 02, 04, 06, 08
Grant Application ( equiv 2500 words)The assessment components listed are the combined assessment for both EEE4PGA and EEE4PGB10 01, 06, 07, 08
Research Thesis (8000-18000 words; excl. tables, figures, references and appendices)The assessment components listed are the combined assessment for both EEE4PGA and EEE4PGB70 01, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08