Environmental Forensics 1 G (7804.5)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| Online
|| UC - Canberra, Bruce
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Science And Technology|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|Academic Program Area - Science||Graduate Level|| Band 2 2013-2020 (Expires 31 Dec 2020)
Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 3 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Communicate their knowledge, ideas and opinions in environmental forensics in appropriate written forms;
2. Identify and analyse the main features of problems related to environmental forensics;
3. Describe environmental systems and their forensic relevance with an international perspective;
4. Describe and calculate the partitioning and speciation of chemicals in the environment; and
5. Interpret, analyse and evaluate contaminant transport models.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
2. UC graduates are global citizens - think globally about issues in their profession
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
PrerequisitesGraduate course entry.
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2022||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Trimester 2||09 May 2022||Online||Dr Jurian Hoogewerff|
The following text is recommended but not compulsory. You will be able to complete the course without it but it is a good companion for some (but not all) topics.
Introduction to Environmental Forensics
Brian L. Murphy & Robert D. Morrison
Elsevier (Academic Press): 3rd edition (2015)
ISBN: 9780124046962 (print)
ISBN: 9780124047075 (ebook)
This text is freely available as an e-book for University of Canberra students:
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
Important: All assessments for this unit will be facilitated through the University of Florida e-Learning platform (Canvas) and not via UC CANVAS.
Special assessment requirements
The final mark for this subject will be calculated by an accumulation of marks from each assessment item. An aggregate mark of 50 % or more is required to pass this unit.
The 150 hours should be apportioned according to the weighting for each assessment item. For example, the Section 1 Assessment is worth 3 % of the final assessment and therefore should account for 4.5 hours, including time spent reading and making or responding to Discussion forum posts.
Your participation in online Discussions will enhance your understanding of the unit content and therefore the quality of your assessment responses. Lack of participation may result in your inability to satisfactorily pass assessment items.
Required IT skills
Computer and internet access required. You will also be required to download and use Excel macros.
Work placement, internships or practicums
This unit involves research-led education. There are active researchers delivering this unit who are able to engage students in deep and active learning and transmit to students their passion for the research they are carrying out.