units

EAE3000

Faculty of Science

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This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2016 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Faculty

Science

Organisational Unit

School of Earth, Atmosphere and Environment

Coordinator(s)

Professor Ian Cartwright

Offered

Clayton

  • First semester 2016 (Day)
  • Second semester 2016 (Day)
  • Summer semester A 2016 (Day)

Synopsis

This unit allows students to devote themselves to a major research project during third year. The project may involve field and/or laboratory work and will introduce the student to current research in Earth, Atmospheric, or Environmental Sciences. The project will develop independent study, problem solving, data generation, data analysis, and report writing. The experience gained in the unit will serves as training for postgraduate or professional research.

Outcomes

On completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. Generate, manipulate, and interpret data relevant to Earth, Atmospheric, or Environmental Sciences.
  2. Conduct independent research, including defining research questions and developing research methodology.
  3. Understand the broader scientific and social aspects of research in their chosen field.
  4. Present the outcomes of a research project both orally and in written form.

Assessment

Literature review: 25%
Project report: 75%

Workload requirements

The project requires a workload commitment of 144 hours over the semester. This will typically comprise a combination of fieldwork, laboratory work, data analysis, background research, and report writing.

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Chief examiner(s)

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Prerequisites

A distinction (70%) average in 12 points of second year EAE, ESC, ATM or ATS units managed by the School of Earth, Environment and Atmosphere. Approval from the unit co-ordinator is also required.

Co-requisites

Students doing the research project will be completing a major sequence in the School of Earth, Atmosphere and Environment. Students doing the research project are required to complete at least 18 additional points of level three EAE, ESC, ATM or ATS units managed by the School of Earth, Environment and Atmosphere.