To be read in conjunction with the program of study requirements for the
The educational aims of this honours program are to support students in their development of advanced professional knowledge and skills relating to the environmental sciences, geography and environmental manangement. It prepares students for ongoing professional development, for further study in environmental or geographical fields, or in another science or non-science related discipline or for a career in a related field or in other areas where the range of skills and knowledge acquired is needed or desirable.
In particular this course concentrates through the research project in a particular area such as coastal management, environmental management, human and physical geography, ocean and climate sciences, hydrology, environmental hydrology and water resources, environmental health and food safety, population issues, GIS, and sustainable development.
- understand and apply relevant scientific principles
- retrieve and present scientific information, including communicating effectively with a variety of audiences in written and spoken form
- critically analyse and evaluate information and solve problems
- analyse and evaluate data, appreciate the multidisciplinary aspect of the science disciplines and engage positively with people and ideas beyond their own discipline area
- use information technology, work independently and take responsibility for updating and adapting their knowledge and skills
- appreciate the role of science in society, the regulatory framework within which it operates and the ethical issues it raises.
On completion of the program, students will be able to:
- demonstrate advanced knowledge of relevance to the discipline
- understand and be able to apply the scientific method
- critically review and interpret scientific information
- develop scientific hypotheses
- communicate effectively
- work both independently and within interdisciplinary research groups
- value ethical behaviour
- plan and execute an individual research project, applying relevant methodologies and knowledge
Program of study
Core - Honours Year topics
36 units comprising#:
BIOL7710 Honours Critical Readings (4.5 units)
BIOL7720 Honours Statistics and Research Design (4.5 units)
STEM7001 Research Methods for Honours (4.5 units)
STEM7000A Honours Research Project in STEM (4.5/22.5 units)
STEM7000B Honours Research Project in STEM (4.5/22.5 units)
STEM7000C Honours Research Project in STEM (4.5/22.5 units)
STEM7000D Honours Research Project in STEM (4.5/22.5 units)
STEM7000E Honours Research Project in STEM (4.5/22.5 units)
# With the permission of the Course Coordinator a 7xxx level topic that is appropriate to the student’s program may be substituted.