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Environmental Science Masters Project (ENV690)

Organisational Unit Environmental and Conservation Sciences
Credit Points 12
Availability MURDOCH: H-internal, H-external, Y-internal, Y-external
Description This unit involves postgraduate students in a supervised, advanced investigation of a selected topic in Environmental Science or Protected Area Management and is designed to complete the requirements of the Masters degree. Research topics, generally applied in nature, will be chosen from a list of projects in consultation with the Unit Coordinator and proposed supervisor. The project runs over two semesters.
Unit Learning Outcomes 1. Competence in planning of a research project addressing an environmental topic
2. Competence in undertaking and completing a research project addressing an environmental topic
3. Ability to communicate about the research process and results to others in the scientific and broader community
Timetabled Learning Activities Tutorials: 6 hours per semester.
Unit Learning Experiences Completion of the project will involve writing a research plan, reviewing the relevant literature, collecting and analysing the data and writing a 10,000 word thesis to communicate the findings of the project. In addition, all students will present a seminar on their findings to an audience of academics and other graduate students.
Assessment Assessment is based on the research plan (10%), seminar (10%) and thesis (80%). Feedback on the research plan and seminar will be provided by the Unit Co-ordinator and, during preparation of the thesis, the Project Supervisor will provide feedback on written sections. The thesis will be marked by two independent examiners.
Prerequisites Enrolment in Master of Environmental Science or other Masters courses with permission of the Academic Chair for Environmental Science postgraduate coursework.
Previously 2015: VLS690
2015: 'Life Sciences Masters Project'
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Master of Environmental Science (MEnvSc)
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.


Unit Coordinator
Professor Lynnath Beckley

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 6392
e: L.Beckley@murdoch.edu.au
o: 340.3.038 - Physical Sciences, Murdoch Campus
Unit Contacts

MURDOCH: Y-External
MURDOCH: Y-Internal
Professor Lynnath Beckley

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 6392
e: L.Beckley@murdoch.edu.au
o: 340.3.038 - Physical Sciences, Murdoch Campus

MURDOCH: H-Internal
MURDOCH: H-External
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