• Offered by Crawford School of Public Policy
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Course subject Environmental Management & Development
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Second Semester 2017
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The course EMDV8066 Research Project provides students with the opportunity to to understand the research process, and to participate in it by analysing, presenting and writing up their research results.  Students investigate a topic in environmental management and/or policy, using research processes, in the course.


The topic of the research project is chosen and the research project is designed in semester 1 in EMDV8008 Research Proposal. Most of the literature review for the research project is also undertaken in semester 1 in Research Proposal. The main activities for students  doing EMDV8066 Research Project in semester 2 are collecting and analysing data and other information from their research (data and other information are often collected during the mid-year break), orally presentating and discussing their research results, and preparing a written paper on the results and conclusions from their research project.  


The students' research projects are supervised by the Course Convenor and one or more specific supervisors for each student. Students need to have achieved a distinction grade or better in EMDV8008 Research Proposal and in EMDV8102 Research Methods for Environmental Management in the first semester (or equivalent grades in courses equivalent to Research Proposal and Research Methods in Environmental Management, or be able to demonstrate knowledge and experience equivalent to having completed both these courses with distinction grade or better) to enrol in EMDV8066 Research Project in second semester.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

On successful completion of this course, students will have:

1. improved their skills in research design, methods and research methodology
2. enhanced their capacity to collect and analyse data and other information
3. developed advanced skills in preparing and presenting a research paper
4. enhanced their skills in orally communicating the results of their research

Other Information

The course is taught with a combination of refresher lectures (on research design, analysis, writing papers), guest presentations, small group meetings and writing workshops. The course begins with a refresher lecture on research principles followed by a refresher lecture on data analysis and preparing papers. The course continues through guest presentations into facilitated writing workshops. The latter part of the course focuses on writing workshops, with peer review and discussion of of research findings and draft papers, and student presentations. The final assignment is a research paper describing and discussing the findings of the student's research project.

Indicative Assessment

The course has three assessment tasks:

1. Draft outline of research paper       10%

1. Oral presentation                             20%

2. Final written research paper            70%

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16 hours per week

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in the course you must have previously successfully completed EMDV8008 with a mark of 70% and above and have a program average of 70%.

Prescribed Texts

There are no prescribed texts for EMDV8066. The course requires students to undertake a literature review (largely completed in Research Proposal). Students are expected to find and access the literature that is relevant to their research topic. Additional reading material may be provided by the Course Convenor.

Preliminary Reading

Students do preliminary reading for EMDV8066 Research Project in EMDV8008 Research Proposal in the first semester.

The course EMDV8066 requires students to undertake a literature review (largely completed in Research Proposal). Students are expected to find and access the literature that is relevant to their research topic. Additional reading material may be provided by the Course Convenor.


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Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
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.

12.00 0.25000
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2017 $7320
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2017 $9756
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
7889 24 Jul 2017 31 Jul 2017 31 Aug 2017 27 Oct 2017 In Person N/A

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