ERS581 Project Report in Environmental and Rural Science

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Updated: 02 March 2020
Credit Points 6
Location Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 1 Online
Armidale Trimester 1 On Campus
Armidale Trimester 2 Online
Armidale Trimester 2 On Campus
Armidale Trimester 3 Online
Armidale Trimester 3 On Campus
Intensive School(s) None
Supervised Exam There is no supervised examination.
Pre-requisites candidature in a postgraduate award and permission of head of school
Co-requisites None
Restrictions EM481 or EM581 or ERS381 or ERS481 or NR481 or NR611 or NR681

Enrolment in ERS581 must be approved by the Head of School or nominee. The unit handbook outlines the process for enrolment. Please refer to the Project Handbook for further information, and complete and submit Approval Form A, instructions on how to do this are outlined within the Handbook. Students will be required to negotiate a topic or project with one or more supervisors and have this approved with Form A. Approval is dependent on the availability of supervision and resources.

Combined Units ERS381 - Project Report in Environmental and Rural Science
ERS481 - Project Report in Environmental and Rural Science
Coordinator(s) Susan Wilson (
Unit Description

This special topic program is tailored to meet the needs of individual students and provides the opportunity to undertake independent research in an area of scientific interest. The project may be a literature review or other form of research and will involve guided reading, desk based, field or laboratory investigations as appropriate with development of a project report to communicate findings.

Materials No text required
Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Title Exam Length Weight Mode No. Words
Compulsory Individual Assessment Task 1 80% 6000
Assessment Notes

Assessment tasks will vary with individually tailored programs of student learning.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-4

Compulsory Individual Assessment Task 2 20% 1500
Assessment Notes

Assessment tasks will vary with individually tailored programs of student learning

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-4

Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. demonstrate a sound and coherent theoretical and technical knowledge in the area of study;
  2. analyse, evaluate and interpret information and data in the area of study to advanced level;
  3. clearly communicate knowledge, skills and outcomes of research in the area of study; and
  4. demonstrate autonomy, advanced judgement and responsibility in conducting and reporting on original research.