Unit description

Involves identification of a suitable environmental/forestry/marine science or management issue or research topic, the planning and design of research methods, the gathering of relevant information and data, and the preparation of a professional seminar. The Postgraduate Research Project I carries a weighting equivalent to two units. This unit is designed as part of a series of thesis units for post-graduate students (other units in the series include SCI03071 Postgraduate Research Project I, SCI03073 Postgraduate Research Project III, SCI03074 Postgraduate Research Project IV).

Unit content

Environmental/forestry/marine science or management issue or research topic. Topics are defined by the Unit Assessor.

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

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Session 2

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Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment


Teaching method
Self-directed project 22 hours (12 weeks)
Research Proposal10%

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


Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2014 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2

Fee paying courses
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