MJRH-ENVAG v.1 Environment and Agriculture Honours Major (BSc) (Honours)
This major/stream is part of a larger course. Information is specific to the major/stream, please refer to the course for more information.
Environment and Agriculture Honours allows students to develop skills necessary to conduct research in their chosen discipline within the context of Environment and Agriculture. Students will learn to apply scientific concepts, principles and methods to undertake a research project, develop the ability to manipulate, analyse and interpret scientific data, and effectively communicate their results both orally and in writing.
Honours graduates have demonstrated an ability to work independently, to plan and implement a scientific investigation, to meet project deadlines and to communicate information to a professional standard. For this reason, many employers of environment and agricultural professionals have a preference for honours graduates, and some employers will only consider graduates with an honours degree.
Major/Stream Entry and Completion Details
Applicants admitted into Bachelor of Agribusiness or Bachelor of Science (Science) and undertaking the Coastal and Marine Science Major or Environmental Biology Major, may be invited to undertake the honours course if their semester-weighted average is more than 65% in at least the previous two study periods of full-time study. Applicants from other courses or outside Curtin are advised to contact the Department of Environment and Agriculture for qualification information.
This Major consists of coursework units in advanced Statistics and Research Methodologies, and the Environment and Agriculture Honours Dissertation unit.
Major/Stream Learning Outcomes
A graduate of this course can:
1. apply advanced biological principles, concepts and methods to extend practical or theoretical knowledge within the broad context of agriculture and the environment
2. independently develop, justify and defend new understanding of a complex biological question or problem by critically assessing and integrating new and existing biological knowledge into a coherent and logical argument
3. retrieve, consolidate, analyse and present data and information concerning a complex biological question or problem, and apply cognitive skills to critically review, analyse, consolidate and synthesise this information
4. professionally communicate biological information clearly, concisely, coherently and accurately using written, visual, and verbal means appropriate to the audience
5. using appropriate, up-to-date methodologies, demonstrate competent technical skills to address a complex biological question or problem, justify and defend the merits and limitations of these methods
6. apply the scientific method to address a complex biological question or problem within a realistic logistical and financial context, independently evaluate their own learning, development and progress and take steps both independently and in collaboration with others to achieve stated aims
7. evaluate environmental and agricultural issues from a global perspective, applying national and international standards to biological data collection and reporting
8. recognise and respect the ethical, legal and cultural responsibility of a professional biologist in society, and evaluate the way in which global ethical and cultural issues may impact on professional practice
9. ensure research practices comply with all university, state and federal guidelines, policies, codes and laws, demonstrate professional, ethical and safe work practices
Duration and Availability
This Major is one-year full-time study.
|Year 0 Semester 1|
|AGRI4000||v.1||Advanced Statistics for Environment and Agriculture||5.0||25.0|
|Year 0 Semester 2|
|NPSC4000||v.1||Honours Science Research Methodologies 4||4.0||25.0|
|Year 0 Full Year - Honours|
|ENST4000||v.1||Environment and Agriculture Honours Dissertation||150.0|
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