WATR405-21S1 (C) Semester One 2021

Research and Communication Methods

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 22 February 2021
End Date: Sunday, 27 June 2021
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 7 March 2021
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 14 May 2021


This course will convey the type of research undertaken to solve water resource management problems, and how to communicate research results and information effectively in different forums and to different audiences. Topics include: literature search and analysis, research hypothesis development, proposal preparation, research programme design, ethical, cost and health and safety considerations, and effective techniques for oral and written communication.


Timetable 2021

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 13:00 - 16:00 Jack Erskine 244
22 Feb - 28 Mar
26 Apr - 6 Jun

Timetable Note

The course alternates campuses from year to year, and runs Friday afternoons, 1 - 4. In 2021 the course will be held at the University of Canterbury.

Course Coordinator

James Brasington

Contact Person

Issie Barrett


Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Internal assessment 100%

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,066.00

* 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.

Limited Entry Course

Maximum enrolment is 30

For further information see School of Earth and Environment on the departments and faculties page .

All WATR405 Occurrences

  • WATR405-21S1 (C) Semester One 2021