This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2014 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||192|
|Standard duration of study (years)||4 years FT|
|Study mode and location||On-campus (Clayton)|
|Admission, fee and application details||http://www.monash.edu/study/coursefinder/course/3520|
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This is a high-profile, flexible course with a strong foundation of studies in the enabling sciences, leading to advanced studies in one or two areas of science. The course is primarily aimed at high-achieving students who expect to pursue honours studies in science. The course encourages the development of strong research, communication and team work skills, and prepares graduates for postgraduate study or for global employment in any of the emerging and traditional fields of science.
These course outcomes are aligned with the Australian Qualifications Framework level 7, the Bologna Cycle 1 and Monash Graduate AttributesAustralian Qualifications Framework level 7, the Bologna Cycle 1 and Monash Graduate Attributes (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:
A sustained high level of achievement must be demonstrated throughout the course. Students in the program are required to maintain at least a distinction average (70 per cent) across all science units in each calendar year to remain in the program. Students who do not meet this standard will be required to transfer to 0050 Bachelor of Science.
To be eligible to progress to honours at stage four in this course, students must have completed 144 points of units including:
This course consists of core and elective units and has five main components:
Students must complete 192 credit points covering all of the following:
(a.) two 12-point level one science sequences chosen from the following (12 points):
(b.) at least one level-one mathematics or statistics unit (if not already taken as part of (a.)) from (6 points):
The choice of unit will depend on the student's mathematics background and interests:
(c.) at least two major sequences, or a double-major sequence plus a minor sequence, in different science areas of study (96 points).
The sciences sequences must be chosen from the science sequences listed in the section Science areas of study and sequences - ClaytonScience areas of study and sequences - Clayton (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2014handbooks/undergrad/sci-aos-clayton.html) in this Handbook.
(d.) the core unit SCI2015 Scientific practice and communication (advanced) (6 points)
(e.) one level-three research project unit relevant to the major sequence area of study (6 points)
(f.) a minimum of ten science units (60 points) at level two and three (including SCI2015 and the research project unit), with at least four science units at level three
(g.) an honours program of eight units of level four science units in a science area of study, in accordance with the normal requirements for course 0051 Honours degree of Bachelor of Science (48 points).
Distinction average (70 per cent)
The honours degree of Bachelor of Science Advanced (Research)