HONOURS ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

ENV4HNA

2021

Credit points: 60

Subject outline

Honours degree students are selected on the basis of their performance in the final year of the pass degree. There is no Department of Environmental Science so the honours year and projects are carried out under the auspices of a department in the Faculty, usually Ecology, Environment and Evolution (Environmental Geoscience). The honours year is structured according to principles applied to the science discipline of the thesis supervisor and involves an extended scientific investigation into a scientific problem relating to the environment and some course-work relevant to the project. Approval of each fourth year enrolment must be given by the supervisor and the Environmental Science Coordinator.

SchoolLife Sciences

Credit points60

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 subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted in SHS

Co-requisitesENV4HNB

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsThis subject of study represents one semester of a year long program, i.e. students enrol in ENV4HNA and ENV4HNB.

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. Develop independent learning and research skills by locating, interrogating and evaluating relevant scientific information to generate a scientific report.
02. Solve and creatively find solutions to a complex, unfamiliar, real world scientific and technical problem consistent with the faculty and professional standards.
03. Use numerical calculations and graphical representations to manipulate and interpret numerical data and evidence from experiments, scientific reports and journals
04. Present coherent explanations supported by evidence in grammatically correct prose in a scientific report that has appropriate referencing, and employs academic integrity and scientific rigour.
05. Conduct a clearly spoken presentation to communicate logically the results of the scientific research carried out (including theoretical concepts).

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Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNick Murphy

Class requirements

Supervised ResearchWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 hour supervised research per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
As determined by the relevant Honours department

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Literature Review (3000 words maximum)

N/AOtherIndividualNo10 SILO1, SILO4

Final Seminar (15 minutes, + 5 minutes questions) (3000 words maximum)

N/AOtherIndividualNo10 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

One 10,000-words Thesis (+ appendices)

N/AOtherIndividualNo70 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Introductory Poster and associated oral presentation (3000 words equivalent)

N/AOral presentationIndividualYes10 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO5

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNick Murphy

Class requirements

Supervised ResearchWeek: 30 - 42
One 1.00 hour supervised research per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.
As determined by the relevant Honours department

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Literature Review (3000 words maximum)

N/AOtherIndividualNo10 SILO1, SILO4

Final Seminar (15 minutes, + 5 minutes questions) (3000 words maximum)

N/AOtherIndividualNo10 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

One 10,000-words Thesis (+ appendices)

N/AOtherIndividualNo70 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Introductory Poster and associated oral presentation (3000 words equivalent)

N/AOral presentationIndividualYes10 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO5