Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Global Studies - 2018

Undergraduate - Course

Commencement year

This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2018 and should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Arts.

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

Course code

S2003

Credit points

192

Abbreviated title

BSc/BGS

CRICOS code

083405C

Managing faculty

Science

Partner faculty

Arts

Contact details

Arts: Tel 1800 MONASH (1800 666 274) Web address: http://artsonline.monash.edu.auScience: telephone +61 3 9905 4604, email sci-enquiries@monash.edu or visit http://monash.edu.au/science/current/undergraduate/help/

Admission and fees

Australia

Course progression map

S2003 (pdf)

Course type

Comprehensive/Specialist
Bachelor/Bachelor

Standard duration

4 years FT, 8 years PT

Students have a maximum of 10 years to complete this course including any periods of intermission and suspension, and must be continuously enrolled throughout.

Mode and location

On-campus (Clayton)

This course has a compulsory overseas study/exchange component - it is the student's responsibility to take this requirement into account when making decisions about their unit choices and study abroad experience. Students may select arts units from any campus, but should be aware of the teaching location as this may require travel to another campus. Students may also select units offered in off-campus mode.

Award

Bachelor of Global Studies

Bachelor of Science

Alternative exits

Students may exit the double degree course with the award for one of the single degrees. Refer to 'Alternative exits' entry below for further requirements and details.

Description

This course is designed for students who aspire to be leaders in creating social change. Combining global studies with studies in fundamental science will give you the skill set to understand the complex challenges facing cultures and communities around the world and the opportunity to apply your knowledge to affect change. Through this combination, you will not just think globally but study globally as well with overseas travel a requirement of the course.

With three global studies specialisations - global cultural literacies (including a language), international relations or international studies - and a comprehensive range of science majors, the course is very flexible.

This flexibility of choice allows you to explore new areas, utilise your critical thinking and analytical skills, further develop your strengths and pursue your own interests. Core units focusing on leadership development, a broad range of multidisciplinary electives and the compulsory overseas study component underpins a focus on the practical application of knowledge and skills to real life scenarios.

Structure

Double degree courses include the features of the component degree courses, except that electives may be reduced.

Science

S2000 Bachelor of Science is a comprehensive course, structured in three equal parts. In the double degree course you complete:

Part A. Science specified study

This will provide you with the mathematical or statistical foundation for your study of science and address the nature of science and its communication. It will also expose you to different science disciplines contributing breadth to your understanding of science and giving you the opportunity to learn about several disciplines before finalising your choice of major.

Part B. Science listed major

This will provide you with a focused program of study that will develop your expertise in one discipline area. You will learn to develop, apply and communicate an advanced level of understanding of the concepts and theoretical frameworks that constitute the knowledge base of the discipline.

Global studies

A2001 Bachelor of Global Studies is a specialist course that develops through two themes, which will provide you with interdisciplinary approaches to addressing the key challenges facing the global community and in-depth expertise in your specialised area of study to enable you to effect change.

Part A. Leadership, culture and globalisation

You will compare and contrast a range of solutions in different historical, linguistic, cultural, and geographical settings, focussing especially on developing an understanding of effective leadership across a range of contexts to formulate practical and innovative approaches to global challenges.

Part B. Global studies specialist knowledge

These units will provide in-depth knowledge of the specific facet of global studies that comprises your specialisation, providing you with the practical and theoretical skills and knowledge needed to critically analyse, communicate and apply your disciplinary knowledge.

Requirements

Students must complete 192 points, of which 96 points are from the Bachelor of Science (including all of the requirements in Part A and Part B for the single degree) and 96 points from the Bachelor of Global Studies (including all of the requirements in Part A and Part B for the single degree).

The course progression mapcourse progression map (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2018handbooks/maps/map-s2003.pdf) will assist you to plan to meet the course requirements, and guidance on unit enrolment for each semester of study.

Units are 6 points unless otherwise stated.

Alternative exits

Students may be eligible to exit the double degree program and graduate with either a Bachelor of Science or a Bachelor of Global Studies after three years, depending on the units studied.

Students who wish to graduate with a Bachelor of Science prior to the completion of the double degree must have completed at least 144 points of studies, including all of the requirements in Part A and B for the Bachelor of Science degree.

Students who wish to graduate with a Bachelor of Global Studies prior to the completion of the double degree must have completed at least 144 points of studies, including all of the requirements in Part A and B for the Bachelor of Global Studies degree.