• Code ENVS4000
  • Unit Value 6 to 24 units
  • Offered by Fenner School of Environment and Society
  • ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
  • Course subject Environmental Science
  • Areas of interest Geography, Environmental Studies, Sustainability, Environmental Science , Resource and Environmental Management
  • Academic career Undergraduate
  • Course convener
    • Dr Franklin Mills
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2018
    Second Semester 2018
    See Future Offerings

This is an Honours course that starts on the 29th of January in Sem 1 and 16th July in Sem 2.

This course is a compulsory component of the Honours program that provides practical training in research practice culminating in the production of a thesis.  Students develop a research topic in consultation with one or more academic supervisors, and design, plan, execute and report on their research conducted with the guidance of a supervisory panel.

Learning Outcomes

On satisfying the requirements of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
1. Plan and engage in an independent and sustained critical investigation and evaluation of a chosen research topic to generate new knowledge.
2. Systematically identify and evaluate relevant theory and concepts, relate these to appropriate methodologies and evidence, and draw appropriate original conclusions.
3. Engage in systematic discovery and critical review of appropriate and relevant information sources.  
4. If relevant, demonstrate sufficient mastery to understand, evaluate, and appropriately apply techniques and methods to collect original research data and/or develop new techniques and methods to collect original research data.
5. Analyse and interpret research data with appropriate statistical or other evaluative processes to generate new knowledge.
6. Understand and appropriately apply ethical standards of conduct in the collection, evaluation, analysis, and interpretation of data and other resources.
7. Communicate and justify complex research concepts, methods, results, contexts, and implications clearly and effectively both in writing and orally to a variety of audiences.

Indicative Assessment

15,000 word thesis - 100%

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Workload

Approximately 1320 hours.  The workload is distributed over approximately 39 weeks. 

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.

Prescribed Texts

As recommended by the academic supervisor/s.

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. Tuition fees are indexed annually. 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 24 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
13.00 0.27083
14.00 0.29167
15.00 0.31250
16.00 0.33333
17.00 0.35417
18.00 0.37500
19.00 0.39583
20.00 0.41667
21.00 0.43750
22.00 0.45833
23.00 0.47917
24.00 0.50000
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2018 $610 per unit
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2018 $860 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
3866 19 Feb 2018 26 Feb 2018 31 Mar 2018 25 May 2018 In Person
4258 19 Feb 2018 26 Feb 2018 31 Mar 2018 25 May 2018 In Person
4259 19 Feb 2018 26 Feb 2018 31 Mar 2018 25 May 2018 In Person
4260 19 Feb 2018 26 Feb 2018 31 Mar 2018 25 May 2018 In Person

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
8891 23 Jul 2018 30 Jul 2018 31 Aug 2018 26 Oct 2018 In Person
9301 23 Jul 2018 30 Jul 2018 31 Aug 2018 26 Oct 2018 In Person
9302 23 Jul 2018 30 Jul 2018 31 Aug 2018 26 Oct 2018 In Person
9303 23 Jul 2018 30 Jul 2018 31 Aug 2018 26 Oct 2018 In Person

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