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||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|
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 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:
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.
Students must complete the following:
(a.) two 12-point level one science sequences chosen from the following:
(b.) at least one level-one mathematics or statistics unit (if not already taken as part of (a.)) from:*
* The choice of unit will depend on the student's mathematics background and interests. 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).
(c.) at least two major sequences, or a double-major sequence plus a minor sequence, in different science areas of study. The sciences sequences must be chosen from the science units listed in the section 'Science areas of study and sequences' in this handbook available via http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2013handbooks/undergrad/sci-aos-clayton.html.
(d.) the following core unit:
(e.) one level three research project unit relevant to the major area of study
(f.) 48 points 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.
Note: Students must not complete more than:
Distinction average (70 per cent)
Bachelor of Science Advanced with Honours