School: Science

This unit information may be updated and amended immediately prior to semester. To ensure you have the correct outline, please check it again at the beginning of semester.

  • Unit Title

    Environmental Management Project
  • Unit Code

    SCI6104
  • Year

    2017
  • Enrolment Period

    1
  • Version

    1
  • Credit Points

    60
  • Full Year Unit

    N
  • Mode of Delivery

    On Campus
    Online
  • Unit Co-ordinator

    Dr Anna Jenny HOPKINS

Description

This unit is designed to provide in-depth and practical experience to the investigation of an important natural resources management issue. Students will be expected to identify a relevant and significant local or national issue and conduct an appropriate literature survey as a basis for further research. Students will lprepare a research proposal and a research dissertation for their project. Guidance will be provided by the unit tutor and a research supervisor.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. Analyse the collected data and interpret the results in relation to the specific research question.
  2. Conduct an independent research project, under supervision, using appropriate research methods relevant to the field of environmental management.
  3. Formulate a research proposal addressing a specific research question in the field of environmental management.
  4. Identify and retrieve relevant information from the literature to support the project.
  5. Prepare the research findings in a dissertation.
  6. Recognise how complex environmental management problems may be resolved, taking into account the role of a range of disciplines.

Unit Content

  1. Critical analysis and evaluation of data.
  2. Formulation of specific research questions and a research proposal.
  3. Identifying and accessing specific topics in environmental management.
  4. Preparation and submission of a research dissertation.

Teaching and Learning Processes

Supervised work on research project.

Assessment

GS1 GRADING SCHEMA 1 Used for standard coursework units

Students please note: The marks and grades received by students on assessments may be subject to further moderation. All marks and grades are to be considered provisional until endorsed by the relevant Board of Examiners.

ON CAMPUS
TypeDescriptionValue
AssignmentResearch Proposal20%
Project ^Research Project Report80%
ONLINE
TypeDescriptionValue
AssignmentResearch Proposal20%
Project ^Research Project Report80%

^ Mandatory to Pass


Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005)

For the purposes of considering a request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005), inherent requirements for this subject are articulated in the Unit Description, Learning Outcomes and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the support for students with disabilities or medical conditions can be found at the Student Equity, Diversity and Disability Service website.

Academic Misconduct

Edith Cowan University has firm rules governing academic misconduct and there are substantial penalties that can be applied to students who are found in breach of these rules. Academic misconduct includes, but is not limited to:

  • plagiarism;
  • unauthorised collaboration;
  • cheating in examinations;
  • theft of other students’ work;

Additionally, any material submitted for assessment purposes must be work that has not been submitted previously, by any person, for any other unit at ECU or elsewhere.

The ECU rules and policies governing all academic activities, including misconduct, can be accessed through the ECU website.

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School: Science

This unit information may be updated and amended immediately prior to semester. To ensure you have the correct outline, please check it again at the beginning of semester.

  • Unit Title

    Environmental Management Project
  • Unit Code

    SCI6104
  • Year

    2017
  • Enrolment Period

    2
  • Version

    1
  • Credit Points

    60
  • Full Year Unit

    N
  • Mode of Delivery

    On Campus
    Online
  • Unit Co-ordinator

    Dr Anna Jenny HOPKINS

Description

This unit is designed to provide in-depth and practical experience to the investigation of an important natural resources management issue. Students will be expected to identify a relevant and significant local or national issue and conduct an appropriate literature survey as a basis for further research. Students will lprepare a research proposal and a research dissertation for their project. Guidance will be provided by the unit tutor and a research supervisor.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. Analyse the collected data and interpret the results in relation to the specific research question.
  2. Conduct an independent research project, under supervision, using appropriate research methods relevant to the field of environmental management.
  3. Formulate a research proposal addressing a specific research question in the field of environmental management.
  4. Identify and retrieve relevant information from the literature to support the project.
  5. Prepare the research findings in a dissertation.
  6. Recognise how complex environmental management problems may be resolved, taking into account the role of a range of disciplines.

Unit Content

  1. Critical analysis and evaluation of data.
  2. Formulation of specific research questions and a research proposal.
  3. Identifying and accessing specific topics in environmental management.
  4. Preparation and submission of a research dissertation.

Teaching and Learning Processes

Supervised work on research project.

Assessment

GS1 GRADING SCHEMA 1 Used for standard coursework units

Students please note: The marks and grades received by students on assessments may be subject to further moderation. All marks and grades are to be considered provisional until endorsed by the relevant Board of Examiners.

ON CAMPUS
TypeDescriptionValue
AssignmentResearch Proposal20%
Project ^Research Project Report80%
ONLINE
TypeDescriptionValue
AssignmentResearch Proposal20%
Project ^Research Project Report80%

^ Mandatory to Pass


Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005)

For the purposes of considering a request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005), inherent requirements for this subject are articulated in the Unit Description, Learning Outcomes and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the support for students with disabilities or medical conditions can be found at the Student Equity, Diversity and Disability Service website.

Academic Misconduct

Edith Cowan University has firm rules governing academic misconduct and there are substantial penalties that can be applied to students who are found in breach of these rules. Academic misconduct includes, but is not limited to:

  • plagiarism;
  • unauthorised collaboration;
  • cheating in examinations;
  • theft of other students’ work;

Additionally, any material submitted for assessment purposes must be work that has not been submitted previously, by any person, for any other unit at ECU or elsewhere.

The ECU rules and policies governing all academic activities, including misconduct, can be accessed through the ECU website.

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