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Key facts

UNE unit code: ERS381

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Start
  • Trimester 1 - On Campus
  • Trimester 1 - Online
  • Trimester 2 - On Campus
  • Trimester 2 - Online
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Campus
  • Armidale Campus
24/7 online support
  • Yes
Intensive schools
Intensive Schools

Intensive schools are either mandatory or voluntary periods of on-site study at our UNE Armidale or Sydney campuses. Please read the unit information for specific details.

  • No
Supervised exam
  • No
Credit points
  • 6

Unit information

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This special topic program is tailored to meet the needs of individual students and provides the opportunity to undertake independent research in an area of scientific interest. The project may be a literature review or other form of research and will involve guided reading, desk based, field or laboratory investigations as appropriate with development of a project report to communicate findings.
Combined units
Combined Units

Combined units have the same content but can be studied at different levels.

Offerings

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Teaching period

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Mode/location
Trimester 1On Campus, Armidale Campus
Trimester 1Online
Trimester 2On Campus, Armidale Campus
Trimester 2Online
Trimester 3On Campus, Armidale Campus
Trimester 3Online

*Offering is subject to availability

Intensive schools

There are no intensive schools required for this unit.

Requisites

Pre-requisites
Pre-requisites

A pre-requisite is a unit that you must pass before you will be permitted to enrol in a related or subsequent unit. Most pre-requisite units will contain foundation knowledge which is essential for success in later units. Read more.

All students: permission of head of school and for BEcol students: ECOL300; for all other bachelor students 72cps
Restrictions
Restrictions

A restriction describes a unit that you have already successfully completed, which is considered the equivalent to another unit that you are attempting to enrol in. Depending on the units you have completed previously, you may be exempt from completing subsequent restricted units. Read more.

EM581 or ERS581 or ERS481 or NR481 or NR611 or NR681;

Notes

Enrolment in ERS381 must be approved by the Head of School or nominee. The unit handbook outlines the process for enrolment. Please refer to the Project Handbook for further information, and complete and submit Approval Form A, instructions on how to do this are outlined within the Handbook. Students will be required to negotiate a topic or project with one or more supervisors and have this approved with Form A. Approval is dependent on the availability of supervision and resources.

Please refer to the student handbook for further details on this unit.

Unit coordinator(s)

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Susan WilsonAssociate Professor - Faculty of Science, Agriculture, Business and Law; School of Environmental and Rural Science

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. demonstrate a broad and coherent theoretical and technical knowledge in the area of study;
  2. analyse, evaluate and interpret information and data in the area of study;
  3. communicate knowledge, skills and outcomes of research in the area of study; and
  4. demonstrate autonomy, sound judgement and responsibility in conducting and reporting on original research.

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Studying online

At UNE we know it takes more than just being online to be a great online university. It takes time and experience. We pioneered distance education for working adults back in the 1950s, so we’ve been doing this longer than any other Australian university.

We understand the challenges faced by busy adults studying at home. We know that a vital part of online study is your engagement with the learning community. Communication with your classmates, teaching staff and university support staff will enhance your study experience and ensure that your skills extend beyond the subject matter. UNE’s teaching staff are experts in their field which is why UNE consistently receives five stars from students for teaching quality, support and overall experience.*

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