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SCIE 393

Advanced Field Research

Course overview

You’ll gain experience in the conception, conduct and communication of field research work and the use of a range of soil or ecological survey techniques.

Course information

Prerequisites and Restrictions You must satisfy the following requirement(s):
  • a minimum of 60 credit point(s) from the course(s) specified below
  • a minimum of 60 credit point(s) from the course(s) specified below
  • any level 200 course
  • any level 300 course

and

  • a minimum of 15 credit point(s) from the course(s) specified below
  • any level 200 ECOL (Ecology) course
  • any level 200 SOSC (Soil Science) course
  • any level 200 PHSC (Physical Science) course
  • any level 200 WATR (Water Resources Management) course

Credits 15
Domestic fees $933.00

What you will learn

After successfully completing this course, you’ll be able to:

  1. Understand how to conceive and design a research project, including the formulation of good questions and realistic research goals.
  2. Know how to safely and ethically collect field data in different systems to answer a range of questions.
  3. Appreciate the real-world constraints to potential field research solutions.
  4. Manage, analyse and interpret field data.
  5. Identify and describe soils, plants, and animals.
  6. Communicate research in written and oral form.
  7. Accumulate a range of broadly applicable skills including time management, field work logistics, critical thinking and communication.
  8. Critically assess scientific literature and write a critical review on an environmental problem.

Course examiners

Tim Curran

Dr Timothy Curran

Senior Lecturer

Department of Pest Management and Conservation

[email protected]
Henry Chau

Dr Henry Chau

Senior Lecturer

Faculty of Agriculture and Life Sciences

[email protected]