• Code ENVS8105
  • 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 Forestry
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Sara Beavis
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2021
    Second Semester 2021
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Delivery of this course will vary from student to student. Contact your course convener or supervisor to see if there is an on campus activity.

The Forestry Research Essay is a significant piece of guided independent research on a topic agreed between the student and their supervisor. It typically involves a literature review and an appropriate form of critical analysis of sources of primary and /or secondary data. It may also involve field and/or laboratory work. All students must attend relevant seminars, present at least one seminar.

 

This course is available only under the Master of Forestry program. Consent is required to enrol into this course.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, 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 relevant to the study of environment and society;
  2. systematically identify relevant theory and concepts, relate these to appropriate methodologies and evidence, and draw appropriate conclusions;
  3. engage in systematic discovery and critical review of appropriate and relevant information sources;
  4. appropriately apply statistical or other evaluation processes to original data;
  5. understand and apply ethical standards of conduct in the collection and evaluation of data and other resources;
  6. communicate research concepts and contexts clearly and effectively both in writing and orally.

Other Information

Students are expected to approach prospective supervisors to propose research topics and availability before enrolment. Students are not allocated to supervisors or topics simply as part of their enrolment.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Research essay , usually less than 15,000 words but as agreed with supervisor, on an agreed topic, showing evidence of wide reading and understanding as well as critical analysis and/or appropriate use of advanced techniques (90) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6]
  2. Presentation of research in an academic seminar (10) [LO 6]

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Workload

Approximately 130 hours per 6 units of enrolment, of student learning time made up of independent student research, reading and writing. Students are expected to maintain regular contact with their supervisor and attend all supervisory meetings.

Inherent Requirements

To be determined

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have successfully completed at least 48 units of university courses.

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

Prescribed Texts

Not applicable

Fees

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

Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
If you 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). More information about your student contribution amount for each course at Fees

Student Contribution Band:
1
Unit value:
6 to 12 units

If you are a domestic graduate coursework student with a Domestic Tuition Fee (DTF) place or international student you will be required to pay course tuition fees (see below). Course tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found 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
2021 $685 per unit
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2021 $980 per unit
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
3433 22 Feb 2021 01 Mar 2021 31 Mar 2021 28 May 2021 In Person N/A
3434 22 Feb 2021 01 Mar 2021 31 Mar 2021 28 May 2021 In Person N/A

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
6443 26 Jul 2021 02 Aug 2021 14 Sep 2021 29 Oct 2021 In Person View
6444 26 Jul 2021 02 Aug 2021 14 Sep 2021 29 Oct 2021 In Person View

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