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Unit Summary

Unit type

PG Coursework Unit

Credit points

24

AQF level

9

Level of learning

Advanced

Pre-requisites

MAT03088 - Environmental Information Analysis AND SCI03071 Environmental Research Project I

Unit aim

Involves identification of a suitable environmental/forestry/marine science or management issue or research topic, the planning and design of research methods, the gathering of relevant information and data, and the preparation of a professional seminar. The Postgraduate Research Project I carries a weighting equivalent to two units. This unit is designed as part of a series of thesis units for post-graduate students (other units in the series include SCI03071 Postgraduate Research Project I, SCI03073 Postgraduate Research Project III, SCI03074 Postgraduate Research Project IV).

Unit content

Environmental/forestry/marine science or management issue or research topic. Topics are defined by the Unit Assessor.

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 identify a suitable environmental/forestry/marine science or management issue or research topic.
2 plan and design a research project with a group of students (up to 3). The research project should fall within the parameters defined by the Unit Assessor.
3 design a quantitative or qualitative methodology for data analysis (group).
4 gather relevant information/data (group).
5 prepare a professional seminar (individually).
6 prepare a research proposal that includes Animal Care and Ethics/Human research Ethics if required, a budget and appropriate timelines (individually).
7 write a report that reviews relevant literature, documents the methodology, reports results and discusses the results in context of current literature (individually).

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. identify a suitable environmental/forestry/marine science or management issue or research topic.
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  2. plan and design a research project with a group of students (up to 3). The research project should fall within the parameters defined by the Unit Assessor.
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  3. design a quantitative or qualitative methodology for data analysis (group).
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  4. gather relevant information/data (group).
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  5. prepare a professional seminar (individually).
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  6. prepare a research proposal that includes Animal Care and Ethics/Human research Ethics if required, a budget and appropriate timelines (individually).
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  7. write a report that reviews relevant literature, documents the methodology, reports results and discusses the results in context of current literature (individually).
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