^ = may be enrolled concurrently
^ 1 of ENVS4700B, EASC4710B, EASC4720B, GEOG7700B, GEOG7710B, GEOG7720B, ENVS7700B
Enrolment not permitted
1 of EASC4700C, EASC4710C, EASC4720C, ENVS4700C, GEOG7700C, GEOG7710C, GEOG7720C has been successfully completed
Course context
The Honours Research Project in the Environment topics are taught and assessed as a continuum. Students in a four year award must have received in their last 36 units at least a credit average or better (GPA of 5 or greater) to enrol in this topic.
Topic description
This topic is the research component of the honours years of the School of the Environment. Students will undertake a research project in one of the disciplines represented in the School. The content of the research will vary from student to student depending on student interest and the project they choose to undertake as part of their study
Educational aims
This Honours program aims to provide students with advanced professional knowledge and skills relating to a range of environmental disciplines. Depending upon the nature of their project, students will gain experience in laboratory measurements, field techniques and/or computer modelling. Research skills such as data analysis, literature review and communication of findings (both orally and in the form of a research thesis) will be enhanced.
Expected learning outcomes
At the completion of the topic, students are expected to be able to:

  1. Have gained advanced knowledge relevant to the discipline
  2. Understand and apply the scientific method
  3. To critically review and interpret scientific information
  4. Develop and test scientific hypotheses
  5. Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  6. Work both independently and within interdisciplinary research groups
  7. Value ethical behaviour