Research and Industry Subjects
Research and Industry subjects at the OEP
The Office for Environmental Programs offers nine different research and industry-based research subjects.
The subjects vary in size (points) and length (one or two semesters) and all are available for commencement in either semester one or two.
A full list of subjects, word length requirements and general expectations is available here.
A research subject is an opportunity to undertake independent inquiry on an issue relating to environment and sustainability. Students are guided by an academic supervisor.
Industry-based research subjects are distinguished by an opportunity to co-develop a research topic with an industry supervisor and an academic supervisor. Industry-based research subjects are not internships; they are collaborative research partnerships between industry, the student and the University.
Research Topics and Supervisors
Research topics are developed by students.
Students should approach individual academics with relevant expertise about their topic and the possibility of supervision.
Academics who have agreed to act as a supervisor can assist with the development of a research proposal that outlines appropriate methodologies and analytical frameworks for addressing the research question posed by the topic.Information for Supervisors
FAQs for Supervisors
It takes considerable time to prepare an application for a research subject. Tasks include:
Research Subject Application form (OEP R1)
|Research Proposal and Application form Submission Dates 2016||
Monday 10th October, 2016 5pm: To commence in Semester 1, 2017
Monday 8th May, 2017 5pm: To commence in Semester 2, 2017
Submit electronically to OEP-Research@unimelb.edu.au.
Students applying for Environmental Industry Research (ENST90025, 90026, 90020, 70002) must complete an Environmental Industry Research – checklist OEP R12 by the same deadlines for submission of the subject application form and proposal
The OEP will respond to your research subject application within 2-4 weeks weeks after the deadline.
All applicants will receive an outcome letter and if successful this will include details about how to enrol.
Not sure how to prepare for a Research or Industry-based research subject?
Research Subject Information Sessions 2016
Information sessions have concluded for this year. Details for 2017 will be released early in the new year.
All Research subject final reports are examined by either a supervisor and one other academic or two other academics.
Examination takes between two and four weeks from the submission date. Details are provided in the Subject Guide and students are advised of key dates via LMS each semester.Information for Examiners