• Offered by Fenner School of Environment and Society
  • ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
  • Classification Advanced
  • Course subject Environmental Science
  • Areas of interest Climate

This is a research-intensive course normally taken concurrently with ENVS8003 Climate Change Vulnerability and Adaptation, as part of the Master of Climate Change degree program. The course allows you to explore in greater depth a research topic relevant to climate change adaptation. Under the guidance of an academic supervisor you will extend and hone your research skills by following the process of identifying and defining a research topic; developing and presenting a research proposal and plan; conducting research by obtaining and analysing primary and/or secondary data and information; and presenting your findings in a seminar and in writing.

Learning Outcomes

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

1. Plan and conduct independent research on a supervised topic related to climate change adaptation.

2. Communicate the context, methodologies and findings of that research clearly and effectively both orally and in writing



Indicative Assessment

The nature and weightings of assessment items will be customised in negotiation with each student.

• Development and presentation of a research plan 5% (LO 1,2)

• Presentation of one or more short seminars 10% (LO 1,2)

• A summary paper or papers of 5000 words in total 85%  (LO 1,2)





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Workload

Approximately 120 hours. The workload is usually distributed as 10 hours per week when taken concurrently with a semester course



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 or prescribed for the concurrent 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 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
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $1836
2004 $1836
2005 $1992
2006 $1992
2007 $1992
2008 $1992
2009 $1992
2010 $2778
2011 $2808
2012 $2808
2013 $2808
2014 $2946
International fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $1836
2004 $1836
2005 $3492
2006 $3492
2007 $3492
2008 $3492
2009 $3492
2010 $3576
2011 $3582
2012 $3582
2013 $3582
2014 $3762
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

Winter Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
1666 07 Sep 2015 08 Sep 2015 11 Sep 2015 18 Sep 2015 In Person

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
3372 20 Jul 2015 07 Aug 2015 31 Aug 2015 30 Oct 2015 In Person

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