ENVT5011 Research Project in Environmental Science Part 1

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
The unit requires students to define a project and develop research questions or hypotheses, set objectives and aims, plan and execute the research, interpret the results and present those results in oral and written forms. The final output of the research project will be a research dissertation similar in content and context to a peer reviewed research article in an academic journal.
Students are able to (1) identify gaps in knowledge relevant to a predefined field of inquiry; (2) assess the relevant literature; (3) write a research proposal outlining the project; (4) demonstrate appropriate data collection; (5) analyse data using quantitative and/or qualitative analysis as appropriate; (6) effectively verbally communicate preliminary research findings; and (7) apply academic journal and discipline conventions in written outputs.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: continuing assessment. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Associate Professor Matthew Hipsey
Unit rules
(i) have a weighted average mark of at least 65 per cent in at least 24 points of Level 3 units in their UWA undergraduate major. These units must be relevant to the Masters Specialisation; or

(ii) have a weighted average mark of at least 65 per cent in at least 24 points of Level 3, 4 and 5 units completed within the course; or

(iii) equivalent as recognised by the Faculty; and a supervisor, approved by the Faculty, must have confirmed their willingness and availability to supervise the research project; and

(iv) must have achieved a mark of at

least 70% in ENVT4422 Research Methods in Environmental Science;
ENVT5012 Masters Research Project in Environmental Science Part 2
replacing GEOG5011 Master's Research Project in Geography, Environment and Planning Part 1
Contact hours
Supervision sessions with one or two supervisors over two semesters; independent research and study. Students are guided in this process through an induction program starting the week before semester.
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