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S3701

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Students who commenced study in 2016 should refer to this course entry for direction on the requirements; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course.

Undergraduate - Course

Commencement year

This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2016 and should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Science.

Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.

Course code

S3701

Credit points

48

Abbreviated title

BSc(Hons)

CRICOS code

030489K

Managing faculty

Science

Admission and fees

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Course type

Bachelor's one-year honours

Standard duration

1 year FT, 2 years PT

Students have a maximum of two years to complete this course.

Mode and location

On-campus (Clayton, Malaysia)

Award/s

Bachelor of Science (Honours)

Description

This is a prestigious program of coursework and research in science for high achieving students who have completed a relevant undergraduate degree. You will undertake research methodology training and carry out an independent research project in your selected discipline, working closely with a supervisor who will provide you with individual guidance and academic counselling. The course offers a pathway to higher degree research in science. In some circumstances, candidature embracing more than one discipline may be approved.

Specialisations

Refer to the 'Requirements' below for the list of specialisations available.

Outcomes

These course outcomes are aligned with the Australian Qualifications Framework level 8, the Bologna Cycle 1 and Monash Graduate AttributesAustralian Qualifications Framework level 8, the Bologna Cycle 1 and Monash Graduate Attributes (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/handbooks/alignmentofoutcomes.html).

Upon successful completion of this course it is expected that you will be able to:

  1. demonstrate advanced knowledge and technical skills in at least one area of science
  2. develop, apply, integrate and generate scientific knowledge in professional contexts to analyse challenges and to develop effective solutions
  3. convey ideas and results effectively to diverse audiences and in a variety of formats, and present scientific work in a potentially publishable way
  4. work independently to undertake a scientific literature review, and to design, develop and implement a research project
  5. collect, organise, analyse, interpret and present data meaningfully, using mathematical and statistical tools as appropriate to the discipline of specialisation
  6. exercise personal, professional and social responsibility as a global citizen.

Structure

This course consists of a combination of coursework and research. In the coursework component you will develop advanced theoretical and/or technical knowledge of your discipline within Science and research methodologies appropriate to your discipline. In the research component you will plan and execute a research project under the individual guidance of an academic supervisor.

Requirements

This course comprises 48 points including Research (24 or 36 points) and Coursework (24 or 12 points)

Clayton

Anatomy and developmental biology

  • BMH4100 Biomedicine research project (36 points)
  • BMH4200 Advanced studies in biomedicine (12 points)

Astrophysics

  • ASP4200 Astrophysics honours part 1 (24 points)
  • ASP4100 Astrophysics honours part 2 (project) (24 points)

Atmospheric science

  • EAE4100 Earth, atmosphere and environment honours research project (24 points)
  • EAE4200 Earth, atmosphere and environment honours coursework (24 points)

Biochemistry

  • BMH4100 Biomedicine research project (36 points)
  • BMH4200 Advanced studies in biomedicine (12 points)

Chemistry

  • CHM4100 Chemistry research project (36 points)
  • CHM4201 Chemistry honours coursework (12 points)

Computational science

  • FIT4441 Honours thesis part 1 (6 points)
  • FIT4442 Honours thesis part 2 (6 points)
  • FIT4443 Honours thesis part 3 (6 points)
  • FIT4444 Honours thesis final (6 points)
  • FIT4005 IT research methods (6 points)
  • two 6 point computer science electives at level 3 or higher

and one of:

  • FIT4009 Advanced topics in intelligent systems
  • FIT4010 Advanced topics in algorithms and discrete structures
  • FIT4012 Advanced topics in computational sciences

Ecology and conservation biology

  • BIO4100 Biology research project (36 points)
  • BIO4200 Advanced coursework in biology (12 points)

Genetics

  • BIO4100 Biology research project (36 points)
  • BIO4200 Advanced coursework in biology (12 points)

Geographical science

  • EAE4100 Earth, atmosphere and environment honours research project (24 points)
  • EAE4200 Earth, atmosphere and environment honours coursework (24 points)

Geosciences

  • EAE4100 Earth, atmosphere and environment honours research project (24 points)
  • EAE4200 Earth, atmosphere and environment honours coursework (24 points)

Human pathology

  • BMH4100 Biomedicine research project (36 points)
  • BMH4200 Advanced studies in biomedicine (12 points)

Immunology

  • BMH4100 Biomedicine research project (36 points)
  • BMH4200 Advanced studies in biomedicine (12 points)

Materials science

  • MSC4100 Materials science project (24 points)
  • MSC4200 Advanced materials science (24 points)

Mathematics and statistics

  • MTH4100 Mathematics honours part 2 (project) (24 points)
  • MTH4200 Mathematics honours part 1 (24 points)

Microbiology

  • BMH4100 Biomedicine research project (36 points)
  • BMH4200 Advanced studies in biomedicine (12 points)

Pharmacology

  • BMH4100 Biomedicine research project (36 points)
  • BMH4200 Advanced studies in biomedicine (12 points)

Physics

  • PHS4100 Physics thesis project (24 points)
  • PHS4200 Advanced physics (24 points)

Physiology

  • BMH4100 Biomedicine research project (36 points)
  • BMH4200 Advanced studies in biomedicine (12 points)

Plant sciences

  • BIO4100 Biology research project (36 points)
  • BIO4200 Advanced coursework in biology (12 points)

Psychology

  • PSY4100 Psychology honours: Research project (24 points)
  • PSY4210 Statistics and research design for professional psychology (6 points)
  • PSY4220 Ethical and professional issues in psychology (6 points)
  • PSY4270 Psychological assessment (6 points)

and one of:

  • PSY4110 Psychology in society (6 points)
  • PSY4120 Mental health and illness (6 points)
  • PSY4130 Developmental and clinical neuroscience (6 points)

Regenerative medicine

  • MIS4100 Regenerative medicine research project (36 points)
  • MIS4200 Advanced studies in regenerative medicine (12 points)

Zoology

  • BIO4100 Biology research project (36 points)
  • BIO4200 Advanced coursework in biology (12 points)

Malaysia

Biotechnology

  • BTH4100 Biotechnology research project (36 points)
  • BTH4280 Honours coursework in biotechnology (12 points)

Medical bioscience

  • MBS4100 Medical bioscience research project (36 points)
  • MBS4280 Honours coursework in medical bioscience (12 points)

Food science and technology

  • FST4100 Food science and technology research project (36 points)
  • FST4280 Honours coursework food science and technology (12 points)

Tropical environmental biology

  • BIO4180 Tropical environmental biology research project (36 points)
  • BIO4280 Honours coursework in tropical environmental biology (12 points)

Psychology

  • PSY4100 Psychology honours: Research project (24 points)
  • PSY4210 Statistics and research design for professional psychology (6 points)
  • PSY4220 Ethical and professional issues in psychology (6 points)
  • PSY4270 Psychological assessment (6 points)

and one of:

  • PSY4110 Psychology in society (6 points)
  • PSY4130 Developmental and clinical neuroscience (6 points)

Progression to further studies

Satisfactory completion of this course may provide credit toward a Monash Masters by coursework degree and will provide the preparation necessary to undertake a Masters by research degree or a Doctorate (PhD) degree.