ENVR08036 2019 Project 2

General Details

Full Title
Project 2
Transcript Title
Project 2
Code
ENVR08036
Attendance
N/A %
Subject Area
ENVR - Environmental Science
Department
ESCI - Environmental Science
Level
08 - NFQ Level 8
Credit
10 - 10 Credits
Duration
Semester
Fee
Start Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Author(s)
Suresh Pillai, Cian Taylor
Programme Membership
SG_SECOL_H08 201900 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Environmental Science with Ecology SG_SSCIE_H08 201900 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Science
Description

The module allows the student an opportunity to concentrate on a specific research problem on environmental science and to apply concepts, theories and techniques to a relevant selected topic of interest. The project can be practical or theoretical. The aim is to round the educational experience by requiring the student to apply practical research skills to the process, as well as to engage in reflective and critical analysis of the data. It should communicate the advanced standard of knowledge in the environmental management field and normally deal with potential problems in, for example, the workplace, community, voluntary sector.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;

1.

Communicate a research report for a specific environmental science /management /resource management topic

2.

Complete a programme of work requiring sustained effort with the objective of developing critical abilities in analysis, synthesis and evaluation

3.

Demonstrate achievement of the objectives of the study and appropriateness of the methodology used 

4.

Collect, collate and analyse relevant data

5.

Evaluate the main findings of the study and develop appropriate recommendations

6.

Demonstrate an awareness of the relevance and potential of the study (for example to society, business and the environment)

7.

Manage a personal learning process, demonstrate monitoring and revision procedures throughout the development of the project and recognise the information and resource requirements of the study

Module Assessment Strategies

This module is 100% continuous assessment.

The final grade will be awarded from four elements: 

1. Weekly reports/meetings with supervisor, overall application and initiative.

2. Project oral/poster presentations. This will facilitate development of the student's ability to communicate scientific or technical information.

3. Draft project report.

4. Final project report. 

Repeat Assessments

Repeat Continuous Assessment.

Module Dependencies

Prerequisites
ENVR08037 201900 Project 1

Indicative Syllabus

Communicate a research problem for a specific environmental science /management /resource management topic

Students will prepare presentations detailing the plans/proposals and outcome of the project.

Complete a programme of work requiring sustained effort with the objective of developing critical abilities in analysis, synthesis and evaluation

Students will achieve the deliverables outlined in the project plan (Gantt chart) completed during phase 1 of the project.

Prepare the objectives of the study and formulate an appropriate methodology  

During the project planning phase, the objectives of the study and appropriate methodology will be prepared.

Collect, collate and analyse relevant data

Students will operate a range of modern analytical instruments during the data collection phase and/or interpret relevant data obtained from relevant literature. Students will apply methods of data analysis to correctly interpret this data.

Evaluate the main findings of the study and develop appropriate recommendations

Students will complete a technical project report including details of procedures, evaluation of results and conclusions

Demonstrate an awareness of the relevance and potential of the study (for example to society, business and the environment)

Findings of the project report will include details of the wider relevance and potential for any future work identified by the project.

Manage a personal learning process, demonstrate monitoring and revision procedures throughout the development of the project and recognise the information and resource requirements of the study 

Students will maintain a weekly report with details of work completed and future plans based on same.

 

 

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Ongoing discussions with project supervisor Continuous Assessment Assessment 10 % OnGoing 2,3,7
2 Presentations Continuous Assessment Assessment 10 % OnGoing 1,3,5,6
3 Draft of Project Report Continuous Assessment Written Report 20 % Week 9 2,4,5,6
4 Final Project Report Continuous Assessment Written Report 60 % End of Semester 2,4,5,6

Full Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Independent Learning Not Specified Project 13 Weekly 13.00
Directed Learning Not Specified Directed Learning 1 Weekly 1.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 1.00 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Recommended Reading
2019 Writing Your Dissertation: The bestselling guide to planning, preparing and presenting first-class work (How to Series) Oxford

Recommended Reading
2019 Understanding research methods: An overview of the essentials Routledge

Recommended Reading
2000 Successful scientific writing : a step by step guide for the biological and medical sciences Cambridge University Press

Recommended Reading
2008 Writing up your university assignments and research projects : a practical handbook Milton Keynes: Open University Press

Recommended Reading
2006 Researching and writing dissertations in business and management Thomson Learning

Recommended Reading
2001 Surviving your Dissertation A Comprehensive Guide to Content and Process Sage Publications Inc.: New York

Module Resources

Other Resources

 EPA. Guidelines for Authors. Mayo Editorial. http://www.epa.ie/downloads/forms/research/submission/Style_Guidelines_for_Authors.pdf accesses 18/2/12