ENVT5520 Environmental Science in Practice

6 points
Not available in 2020UWA (Perth)Face to face
This unit gives students a genuine experience in working on a substantial real-world environmental consulting project. Students work in teams, and are expected to integrate and apply knowledge and skills developed throughout the program to undertake the project, under supervision of an academic and/or industry mentor. Based on procedures learnt in Professional Skills in Environmental Science, the teams are responsible for project management, including progress reporting, co-ordinating collaboration between groups, and delivery of a high quality final report to the industry client.
Students are able to (1) contribute to an environmental project activity as a member of a team; (2) apply project management tools and processes to the planning and execution of a project; (3) demonstrate ethical conduct and professional accountability; (4) apply discipline conventions in written, verbal and visual communication; (5) apply discipline-specific technical knowledge, skills, and tools; (6) critically assess data, findings and recommendations; and (7) demonstrate problem-solving ability in a real world environmental project.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) reflective writing; (2) project deliverables; and (3) professional conduct. Further information is available in the unit outline.

To pass this unit, a student must: (a) achieve an overall mark of 50 per cent or higher for the unit; and (b) achieve the requisite requirements(s) or a mark of 50 per cent or greater, whichever is higher and specified in the unit outline, for the project deliverables component.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Associate Professor Matthew Hipsey
Unit rules
ENVT5519 Professional Skills in Environmental Science
Advisable prior study:
ENVT4421 Fundamentals of Environmental Management
ENVT4422 Research Methods in Environmental Science
Contact hours
1x 2hr session per week
contact by consultation as required
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