HONOURS IN ECOLOGY, ENVIRONMENT AND EVOLUTION X

EEE4HNX

2021

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 you 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. You should consult with potential supervisors during your final undergraduate year and will only be accepted into the subject with the written support from a willing supervisor.

SchoolLife Sciences

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorNick Murphy

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

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

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectYes

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

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsThis 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.

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

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.
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.
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
04. Develop coherent and advanced knowledge of the underlying principles and concepts consistent with faculty/discipline standards.
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.
06. Analyse using a systematic approach to reasoning and conceptualising scientific ideas to solve real work scientific and technical problems consistent with faculty standards.
07. Demonstrate intellectual independence through responsibility and accountability for own learning and practice.
08. Employ academic integrity and scientific rigour in conducting and evaluating scientific research, and managing self in professional practice consistent with faculty standards.

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Albury-Wodonga, 2021, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNick Murphy

Class requirements

SeminarWeek: 10 - 22
One 8.00 h seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Supervised ResearchWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.50 d supervised research per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShopWeek: 10 - 22
Five 5.00 d 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.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Literature Review (<3000 words)The assessment components listed represent all undertaken in the 18 months of EEE4HNX

N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO4, SILO5, SILO7, SILO8

Oral Presentation (15 min, plus 5 for questions)The assessment components listed represent all undertaken in the 18 months of EEE4HNX

N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO2, SILO4, SILO6, SILO8

Grant Application (<2500 words)The assessment components listed represent all undertaken in the 18 months of EEE4HNX

N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO6, SILO7, SILO8

Research Thesis (8000-18000 words; excl. tables, figures, references and appendices)The assessment components listed represent all undertaken in the 18 months of EEE4HNX

N/AN/AN/ANo70 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6, SILO7, SILO8

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKylie Robert

Class requirements

SeminarWeek: 10 - 22
One 8.00 h seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Supervised ResearchWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.50 d supervised research per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShopWeek: 10 - 22
Five 5.00 d 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.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Literature Review (<3000 words)The assessment components listed represent all undertaken in the 18 months of EEE4HNX

N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO4, SILO5, SILO7, SILO8

Oral Presentation (15 min, plus 5 for questions)The assessment components listed represent all undertaken in the 18 months of EEE4HNX

N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO2, SILO4, SILO6, SILO8

Grant Application (<2500 words)The assessment components listed represent all undertaken in the 18 months of EEE4HNX

N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO6, SILO7, SILO8

Research Thesis (8000-18000 words; excl. tables, figures, references and appendices)The assessment components listed represent all undertaken in the 18 months of EEE4HNX

N/AN/AN/ANo70 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6, SILO7, SILO8

Albury-Wodonga, 2021, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNick Murphy

Class requirements

SeminarWeek: 30 - 42
One 8.00 h seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

Supervised ResearchWeek: 30 - 42
One 2.50 d supervised research per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShopWeek: 30 - 42
Five 5.00 d workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 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.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Literature Review (<3000 words)The assessment components listed represent all undertaken in the 18 months of EEE4HNX

N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO4, SILO5, SILO7, SILO8

Oral Presentation (15 min, plus 5 for questions)The assessment components listed represent all undertaken in the 18 months of EEE4HNX

N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO2, SILO4, SILO6, SILO8

Grant Application (<2500 words)The assessment components listed represent all undertaken in the 18 months of EEE4HNX

N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO6, SILO7, SILO8

Research Thesis (8000-18000 words; excl. tables, figures, references and appendices)The assessment components listed represent all undertaken in the 18 months of EEE4HNX

N/AN/AN/ANo70 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6, SILO7, SILO8

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKylie Robert

Class requirements

SeminarWeek: 30 - 42
One 8.00 h seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

Supervised ResearchWeek: 30 - 42
One 2.50 d supervised research per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShopWeek: 30 - 42
Five 5.00 d workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 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.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Literature Review (<3000 words)The assessment components listed represent all undertaken in the 18 months of EEE4HNX

N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO4, SILO5, SILO7, SILO8

Oral Presentation (15 min, plus 5 for questions)The assessment components listed represent all undertaken in the 18 months of EEE4HNX

N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO2, SILO4, SILO6, SILO8

Grant Application (<2500 words)The assessment components listed represent all undertaken in the 18 months of EEE4HNX

N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO6, SILO7, SILO8

Research Thesis (8000-18000 words; excl. tables, figures, references and appendices)The assessment components listed represent all undertaken in the 18 months of EEE4HNX

N/AN/AN/ANo70 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6, SILO7, SILO8