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SLE226 - Environmental Team Based Research

Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Previously coded as:

SQB226

Unit chair:

John White

Prerequisite:

SLE103 and one of SLE101 or SLE132

Corequisite:

SLE010

Incompatible with:

Nil

Contact hours:

1 x 2 hour class per week, 6 x 3 hour practical sessions per trimester, 4 day field studies trip to the Grampians

Note:  Students will be required to meet their own expenses while on a 4 day field study trip. You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.

Content

The design of experiments, analysis of environmental data and working effectively in a team based situation are critical skills required by all environmental scientists. This unit is devised to step students through the process of environmental research from initial project conception through to presenting the findings of research in a professional format. This unit comprises a series of classes and practicals aimed at developing skills in experimental design, data analysis (using statistical software) and data presentation. A major component of this unit involves students working in a team to design, conduct and report on their own environmental research project.   This unit aims to develop strong analytical skills, research skills, communication skills and team work skills.

Assessment

Practical work 15%, data analysis assignment 20%, data analysis test 30%, group research poster 25%, teamwork evaluation 10%

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$1096$1096$4232$4859

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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