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EA4402 - Honours in Earth and Environmental Science (Part 2 of 2)

Credit points: 12
Year: 2020
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

  • Improved skills in verbal and written communication, data analysis, literature survey and presentation;
  • Experience of the processes and procedures required to undertake a successful independent research project in Earth and Environmental Science.

Subject Assessment

  • thesis (75%)
  • other studies (25%).
Prerequisites: Satisfactory fulfilment of requirements for entry into Honours program in the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences


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 27-Aug-2020
Workload expectations:

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

  • 64 hours workshops/Seminars - Seminar
  • assessment and self-directed study

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 26-Mar-2020

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 27-Aug-2020

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 26-Mar-2020

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.