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EA4401 - Honours in Earth and Environmental Science (Part 1 of 2)

Credit points: 12
Year: 2019
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Subject chain: EA4401 EA4402
Administered by: College of Science and Engineering

Available to level 4 honours students in the degrees listed above. Except with the approval of the Head of School/Associate Dean, all subjects in a chain must be studied in consecutive teaching periods.

Candidates may enrol to commence study at the beginning of either Teaching Period 1 or 2. The subject includes: a thesis involving original research work; additional studies in the school; and/or a specialised program of studies.

Learning Outcomes

  • Experience of the processes and procedures required to undertake a successful independent research project in Earth and Environmental Science;
  • Improved skills in verbal and written communication, data analysis, literature survey and presentation.
Prerequisites: Satisfactory fulfilment of requirements for entry into the Honours program in the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences

Availabilities

As this subject is part of a subject chain, a final standard grade (e.g. P, C) will only be recorded for each subject after successful completion of all parts of the subject chain.

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 29-Aug-2019
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Eric Roberts, Dr Christa Placzek
Lecturers: Assoc. Professor Paul Nelson, Dr Ioan Sanislav, Assoc. Professor Carl Spandler, Professor Paul Dirks, Assoc. Professor Eric Roberts, Dr James Daniell, Dr Jan Huizenga.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 12 credit point subject is approximately 520 hours.

  • 16 hours workshops/Seminars
  • assessment and self-directed study
Assessment: thesis (75%); other studies (25%).

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 28-Mar-2019
Coordinator: Dr Christa Placzek
Lecturers: Assoc. Professor Paul Nelson, Dr Ioan Sanislav, Assoc. Professor Carl Spandler, Professor Paul Dirks, Assoc. Professor Eric Roberts, Dr Christa Placzek, Dr James Daniell, Dr Jan Huizenga.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 12 credit point subject is approximately 520 hours.

  • 42 hours workshops/Seminars - 7 days x 6hrs
  • assessment and self-directed study
Assessment: thesis (75%); other studies (25%).

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 29-Aug-2019
Coordinator: Dr Christa Placzek
Assessment: thesis (75%); other studies (25%).

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 28-Mar-2019
Coordinator: Dr Christa Placzek
Assessment: thesis (75%); other studies (25%).

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.