Unit description

To allow Masters students to undertake a major individual investigation that involves the application of multidisciplinary skills, and to prepare a report with a research focus or integrated management focus.  Masters students are encouraged to submit an article to a refereed journal if they complete this unit and SCI03072. Research Project I is a double weighted unit.

Unit content

On completion of Research Project I students should be able to:

  1. Write a project proposal in the field of environmental science.
  2. Demonstrate skills in project design, information acquisition, data interpretation and analysis.
  3. Present a seminar on a project topic.
  4. Demonstrate an enhanced knowledge and expertise in an area relevant to environmental science or management.

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Session 1

  • No prescribed texts.

Session 2

  • No prescribed texts.

Session 3

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour

Teaching method
Self-directed project Negotiated (Negotiated)
Research Proposal10%
Project report80%
Practical skillsSR

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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Fee information


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