HONOURS ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

ENV4HNB

2020

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-ordinatorJohn Webb

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 enrolled in Bachelor of Science with Honours SHS

Co-requisitesENV4HNA

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsThis subject represents one semester of a year long program (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

COMMUNICATION - Communicating and Influencing
DISCIPLINE KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Creativity and Innovation
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Research and Evidence-Based Inquiry
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Adaptability and Self-Management
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Ethical and Social Responsibility

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), 2020, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJohn Webb

Class requirements

Supervised Research Week: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h 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 survey (max 4000 words) All assessment components listed are the combined assessment for ENV4HNA and ENV4HNBN/AN/AN/ANo8 SILO1, SILO4
Course work (equivalent to 10,000 words) All assessment components listed are the combined assessment for ENV4HNA and ENV4HNBN/AN/AN/ANo32 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
Thesis (max 20,000 words) All assessment components listed are the combined assessment for ENV4HNA and ENV4HNBN/AN/AN/ANo60 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
Presentation Hurdle Requirement: All assessment components listed are the combined assessment for ENV4HNA and ENV4HNBN/AN/AN/AYesnull SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO5

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2020, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJohn Webb

Class requirements

Supervised Research Week: 31 - 43
One 1.00 h supervised research per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"As determined by the relevant Honours department"

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Literature survey (max 4000 words) All assessment components listed are the combined assessment for ENV4HNA and ENV4HNBN/AN/AN/ANo8 SILO1, SILO4
Course work (equivalent to 10,000 words) All assessment components listed are the combined assessment for ENV4HNA and ENV4HNBN/AN/AN/ANo32 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
Thesis (max 20,000 words) All assessment components listed are the combined assessment for ENV4HNA and ENV4HNBN/AN/AN/ANo60 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
Presentation Hurdle Requirement: All assessment components listed are the combined assessment for ENV4HNA and ENV4HNBN/AN/AN/AYesnull SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO5