Research subjects are undertaken for a number of reasons: completion of a capstone requirement; preparation for a PhD; a strong desire to investigate a specific topic in depth, focusing a number of elements of coursework learning into one specific area; general research training. You can question or an issue that is of interest to you in greater detail than usually presents in regular subject assignments. Up to 25% of subjects can be taken as research within the Master’s program (100 and 200 point programs)
Research subjects are Independent, original endeavours of enquiry, guided by an academic supervisor, researching a topic relating to the environment and/or sustainability which culminates in the presentation of a written report for assessment.
Industry-based research projects are distinguished by an opportunity to co-develop a research topic with an industry supervisor and a relevant academic supervisor, and to apply appropriate methodologies and analytical frameworks to interesting problems in real world contexts.
"After completing the Master of Environment degree I found many of the skills I had learnt and developed during my research project, such as project and time management, policy analysis, and engagement with academic, industry and government experts, became relevant during graduate interviews and assessment. I referred to my research project during various graduate programs, including the Victorian Public Service graduate program, where I received a position as a graduate project officer role at the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP), starting in January 2017."