ENVT3330 Research Residency in Albany

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1AlbanyFace to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • The area of knowledge for this unit is Life and Health Sciences
  • Category B broadening unit for students
  • Level 3 elective
This unit is aimed at providing students with an understanding and first-hand experience of the nation-wide environmental challenges facing Regional Australia. By living and studying in the Great Southern for a semester students develop knowledge of the culturally rich and diverse nature of the region. Students develop a research investigation with a stakeholder on a real and current environmental problem. They present the results of the work to the partner organisation both orally and in a written form. The unit investigates key environmental issues, including water management, invasive species and soil degradation. The unit is suitable for students who wish to have a broader scientific understanding of the environmental and conservation issues facing Regional Australia. Students also gain research skills and develop links with relevant organisations.
Students are able to (1) demonstrate an understanding of and reflect on the environmental issues facing Regional Australia, through first-hand experience by living, working and studying in a regional location for a semester and working in partnership with stakeholders; (2) design a research investigation in collaboration with government, conservation, Indigenous or community organisations that contributes to solving a regional environmental issue, including water management, invasive species or soil degradation; and (3) collect and critically analyse data using appropriate techniques and report findings to the relevant partner organisation both orally and in a written form.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) presentation; (2) critical reflection; and (3) individual project report. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit except in the case of a bachelor's pass degree student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 overall and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Harriet Paterson
Unit rules
48 points
Contact hours
tutorials: 1 hour per week for 13 weeks; lectures: 20 online micro-lectures
Unit Outline
Semester 1_2019 [SEM-1_2019]
This unit is recognised by the University as a service learning unit. Service learning refers specifically to community engagement activities that are embedded in units of study, being structured and assessed as formal educational experiences.
  • The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
  • All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
  • Books and other material wherever listed may be subject to change. Book lists relating to 'Preliminary reading', 'Recommended reading' and 'Textbooks' are, in most cases, available at the University Co-operative Bookshop (from early January) and appropriate administrative offices for students to consult. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.