• Code ENVS8049
  • Unit Value 6 to 12 units
  • Offered by Fenner School of Environment and Society
  • ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
  • Classification Research
  • Course subject Environmental Science
  • Areas of interest Resource Management and Environmental Science
  • Academic career Postgraduate
  • Course convener
    • Prof Albert Van Dijk
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course ENVS3010
  • Offered in First Semester 2014
    Second Semester 2014
    See Future Offerings

This is a research-intensive course in which students undertake a self-directed research project under the guidance of a supervisor. It comprises a series of seminars on planning and conducting research, and on academic skills development. The majority of time is spent developing and implementing a research plan under the supervision of an academic member of staff.

Learning Outcomes

On satisfying the requirements of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

1. explain and critique basic research theory and practice as it applies to topics related to environment and society
2. conduct independent research on a supervised topic, and present research contexts, methodologies and findings clearly and effectively both orally and in writing
3. engage in ethically-sound and professional research on topics related to environment and society.

Indicative Assessment

Assessment will be based on:

  • Research plan (required; LO 1)
  • Oral presentations (10%; LO 1-3)
  • Paper on research topic (90%; LO 1-3)

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Workload

For a 6 unit course, students are expected to devote at least ten hours per week to seminars and their research topic.

Requisite and Incompatibility

You will need to contact the Fenner School of Environment and Society to request a permission code to enrol in this course.

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Students continuing in their current program of study will have their tuition fees indexed annually from the year in which you commenced your program. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
Band 2
Unit value:
6 to 12 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
7.00 0.14583
8.00 0.16667
9.00 0.18750
10.00 0.20833
11.00 0.22917
12.00 0.25000
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $275 per unit
2004 $360 per unit
2005 $420 per unit
2006 $420 per unit
2007 $420 per unit
2008 $486 per unit
2009 $486 per unit
2010 $486 per unit
2011 $491 per unit
2012 $491 per unit
2013 $491 per unit
2014 $491 per unit
International fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $601 per unit
2004 $603 per unit
2005 $603 per unit
2006 $603 per unit
2007 $603 per unit
2008 $603 per unit
2009 $603 per unit
2010 $625 per unit
2011 $626 per unit
2012 $626 per unit
2013 $626 per unit
2014 $627 per unit
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
4122 17 Feb 2014 07 Mar 2014 31 Mar 2014 30 May 2014 In Person

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
8130 21 Jul 2014 08 Aug 2014 31 Aug 2014 30 Oct 2014 In Person

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