ENVI5501: Environmental Research Project

Credit Points: 12
Session: Semester 1, Semester 2
Coordinator: Dr Jeff Neilson
Classes: Meetings arranged with supervisor
Prerequisites: 24 credit points of study with a credit average or better
Assessment: Written report and continuous assessment (100%)
Campus: Camperdown/Darlington
Delivery Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day

A valuable opportunity to apply some of the knowledge gained from earlier coursework, ENVI5501 consists of a research project as arranged between you (the student) and an appropriate supervisor. The project topic may contain a field or laboratory component, or may be entirely literature-based. The only requirement is that the topic be of environmental emphasis, meaning that potential topics range from ecotourism to pollution detection and monitoring, erosion to solar power, environmental law to conservation biology. The topic must also be able to be completed within the timeframe of 16 weeks (one semester) of investigation, including the literature survey, sample and data collection, analysis of data and results, and write up of the report. This unit is not conducted by way of a number of contact hours per week for a semester. Instead, the student will work on the project full-time (aside from other study commitments) in a continuous manner for the entire duration (1 semester).

This unit of study is only available to students in the Master programs who have completed 24 credit points of study with a credit average or better, and any student interested in taking ENVI5501 should contact for Environmental Science to discuss their project and for help in selecting an appropriate supervisor.