SLE226 - Environmental Team Based Research

Year:

2023 unit information

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

SQB226

EFTSL value: 0.125
Prerequisite:

SLE102 and SLE103

Corequisite:

SLE010

Incompatible with:

Nil

Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 2 hour online class per week, 6 x 3 hour on-line practicals per trimester, 4 day field trip to the Grampians

Note:

Students will be required to meet their own expenses while on a 4 day field study trip.

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 research team to design, conduct and report on their own environmental research project conducted during the Grampians field trip. This unit has a strong career skills development focus and aims to develop strong analytical skills, research skills, communication skills and teamwork skills all which are critical for employment in the environmental sector.

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