RUSC594 - Research Project Report

Unit Handbook and Assessment Information

Trimesters 1–3, 2019

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Unit information

RUSC594 has been designed to allow students to pursue individual research interests by undertaking an agreed program of detailed independent study under academic supervision within a disciplinary area relevant to the School of Environmental and Rural Science.

Students enrolled under 2015 rules and onwards must have achieved a grade of Credit or better in the units ERS501 and ERS502 to be eligible to enrol in RUSC594. All Students before 2015 rules are asked to contact the Course Coordinator in the first instance.

RUSC594 will be graded by two examiners (one external) of either: a 20 000 word research project report, or one or more papers of a publishable standard for a peer reviewed journal. As a general guide, students will be required to:

  • prepare and complete a 6,000-word literature review for your independent research project
  • develop and write up the study design and methods (e.g. data collection, quantitative and qualitative analytical techniques and ethics approval) for your independent research project
  • report the results of the research and data analysis for your independent research project
  • write a critical discussion and conclusions for your independent research project; compile the separate outputs from RUSC594 and submit the completed report for examination to the University.

Enrolment in RUSC594 must be approved by the Unit Coordinator and the Course Coordinator or their nominee. To study this unit you will be required to negotiate a topic with one or more supervisors and submit a satisfactory proposal. Approval is dependent on the availability of supervision and resources.

Unit coordinator

Jamie Barwick
Phone: +61 2 6773 4244

If you have administrative enquiries about your unit/course, you can contact UNE administrative staff directly via AskUNE, Phone: +61 2 6773 2000 (Student Central) or Ms Karen Morris +61 2 6773 3455.