Undergraduate Course: Environmental Geosciences Projects (EASC10009)
|School||School of Geosciences
||College||College of Science and Engineering
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||This course is a independent research project carried out by the student supervised by staff(s). The work will be carried out over 4 weeks during the summer vacation and continuing into Semester 1, supported by a literature review submitted in Week 1 of Semester 1 in year 4.
There are no lectures associated with this course. Students must spend 4 weeks on their research during the summer vacation and continue to work on the dissertation during Semester 1 when they don't have lectures and other commitments.
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2018/19, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 1,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 12,
Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 160,
Feedback/Feedforward Hours 6,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 8,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Written Exam: 0%, Course Work: 100 %, Practical Exam: 0%.
The final mark of the Environmental Geosciences project consist of three components: a) 85 % are based on the mark for the dissertation, b) 10 % reflect the mark for the literature review and c) 5% are based on an oral exam. The word counts for the dissertation and the literature review are 6,000 and 2,500, respectively.
||Feedback will be provided on three seminars illustrating the progress of the research project. These presentations will be given in Semester 1 (2 presentations) and Semester 2 (during Flexible Learning Weeks). Feedback will also be provided on the literature review, during the duration of the research project (by the supervisor) and along with the assessment of the dissertation itself.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- The different parts of this course have differing intended learning outcomes. The literature review is designed to make students develop a detailed, critical, up to date understanding of a specific area of environmental geosciences related to their research project.
- The main learning outcome of the summer project is to enable students to exercise professional level autonomy and initiative whilst implementing independent sampling and/or analytical research plans to address a specific environmental research question.
- Students are expected to offer professional level insights and identify the relevant outcomes of their project.
|Published papers in the specific field of research.|
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Raja Ganeshram
Tel: (0131 6)50 7364
|Course secretary||Miss Eilein Fraser
Tel: (0131 6)50 5430