This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2013 and should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Science
|Total credit points required||144|
|Standard duration of study (years)||3 years FT, 6 years PT|
|Study mode and location||On-campus (Clayton, Gippsland, Sunway) |
|Admission, fee and application details||http://www.monash.edu/study/coursefinder/course/0050|
The course provides students with a broad, general science education, as well as specialist training in one or more science disciplines. The flexibility of the course and the wide range of areas of specialisation allows students to explore new areas, further develop their strengths in science and to pursue their interests. The emphasis on generic skills - quantitative literacy, data analysis, information literacy, problem solving, communication and presentation skills, and the capacity to work in teams - and specialisation in at least one discipline ensures a firm foundation for a career in science. Graduates will be equipped for a variety of careers or for honours and postgraduate study, leading to global employment opportunities in any of the traditional and emerging careers for scientists.
These course outcomes are aligned with the Australian Qualifications Framework level 7, the Bologna Cycle 1 and Monash Graduate Attributes. For more information refer to http://opvclt.monash.edu.au/curriculum-by-design/aligning-course-outcomes-with-aqf-bologna.html.
Upon successful completion of this course it is expected that graduates will be able to:
Students must complete the mathematics/statistics requirement at stage one before enrolling in level two science units.
This course consists of a minor and a major sequence in different areas of science, along with a specified number and type of science electives, a level two science core unit, and elective units.
Students must complete all of the following:
(a.) at least one major sequence in a science area of study (48 points)
(b.) at least one minor sequence in a different science area of study (24 points)
(c.) at least one level one mathematics or statistics unit from:
(d.) the following core unit:
(e.) an approved combination of level one units to ensure breadth of studies across science disciplines. Students can satisfy the level one breadth of studies requirement in one of two ways. Detail are provided under 'Stage one' below.
(f.) additional elective units to take the total credit points to 144.
Note: Students must complete:
The science major and minor sequence must be chosen from two different science areas of study for the campus on which the student is enrolled listed in the section 'Science areas of study and sequences' in this handbook available via http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2013handbooks/undergrad/sci-01a.html. Students must complete the mathematics/statistics requirement at stage one. The level one mathematics/statistics unit taken will depend on the mathematics background and interests:
It is recommended that at least two approved level one science sequences are commenced at stage one. Where possible, commencing three level one sequences can assist students in their selection of minor and major areas of study at stage two. This will also ensure that the requirement of breadth across science disciplines is met. The approved level one sequences are listed below.
The level one breadth of studies requirement can be satisfied in one of two ways:
At least three level one sequences from the following approved combinations:
One pair of:
One pair of:
One pair of:
One pair of:
Students with a strong mathematics background and a keen interest in the subject could replace the units MTH1030 and MTH2010 with their advanced versions MTH1035 and MTH2015 respectively. Students will need to seek permission to enrol in these units at the Faculty of Science, Student Academic Services office (contact details at http://www.sci.monash.edu.au/contact/undergrad.html).
One pair of:
Note: Students who wish to complete a minor or major sequence in physics must complete PHS1022 Physics.
At least one unit from each of the following three groups:
Students must complete the level one mathematics or statistics unit along with the level one breadth requirement. To ensure that maximum choice is available at level two it is recommended that at least three approved level one sequences in science are completed.
It is recommended that at least two science minor sequences and the core unit SCI2010 are undertaken at stage two and that any remaining units to complete the level one requirement of breadth of study across disciplines are completed.
Students must complete their science major sequence and any remaining units needed to complete any outstanding course requirements at stage three. Additional level two and level three science units may also be taken at stage three, for example to complete a second science major sequence or a double-major sequence.
To be eligible to apply for entry into the additional one-year honours program, students must obtain a distinction grade average (70 per cent) or above in 24 points of studies in relevant units at level three, which will normally include at least 18 points of units in the area of study in which they wish to undertake honours.
Bachelor of Science
Bachelor of Science (Biomolecular Processing)
Bachelor of Science (Chemical Biotechnology)
Bachelor of Science (Materials and Nanotechnology)
Bachelor of Science (Medical Biotechnology)
Bachelor of Science (Pharmacological Chemistry)
Bachelor of Science (Plant and Animal Biotechnology)
Where more than one award is listed the actual award(s) conferred may depend on units/majors/streams/specialisations studied, the level of academic merit achieved, or other factors relevant to the individual student's program of study.