ENVR356-24X2 (C) Special non-calendar-based Two 2024

Field-focused Research Methods in Environmental Science

This occurrence is not offered in 2024

30 points

Start Date: Monday, 8 July 2024
End Date: Sunday, 20 October 2024
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 21 July 2024
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 22 September 2024


This course links field-based learning and/or data collection with instruction in research methods and tutorials dedicated to working in research teams analysing, processing and interpreting data in the broad subject area of environmental science.

Learning Outcomes

University Graduate Attributes

This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.

Employable, innovative and enterprising

Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.

Biculturally competent and confident

Students will be aware of and understand the nature of biculturalism in Aotearoa New Zealand, and its relevance to their area of study and/or their degree.

Engaged with the community

Students will have observed and understood a culture within a community by reflecting on their own performance and experiences within that community.

Globally aware

Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.


Enrolment in the Frontiers Abroad programme and Head of Department approval. RP: Completion of course(s) at home institution in the broader field of Earth Systems Science and Environmental Science and Studies.


GEOL356. This course is not open to non-Frontiers Abroad students

Recommended Preparation

Completion of course(s) at home institution in the broader field of Earth Systems Science and Environmental Science and Studies.

Course Coordinators

Darren Gravley and Olivia Truax


Darren Gravley and Travis Horton

Course Coordinator: Olivia Truax olivia.truax@canterbury.ac.nz


Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Research Project Proposal 10%
Research Milestones 10%
Final research manuscript 30%
Conference-style research presentation 15%
Science communication and reflection exercise 15%
Tutorial exercises 10%
Class participation 10%

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,956.00

International fee $9,975.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

Minimum enrolments

This course will not be offered if fewer than 5 people apply to enrol.

Limited Entry Course

Maximum enrolment is 30

For further information see School of Earth and Environment .

All ENVR356 Occurrences

  • ENVR356-24X (C) General non-calendar-based 2024
  • ENVR356-24X2 (C) Special non-calendar-based Two 2024 - Not Offered