Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2012.
|Year and Campus:||2012 - Dookie|
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Duration & Credit Points:||100 credit points taken over 12 months full time. This course is available as full or part time.|
Dr Marc Nicolas
Melbourne School of Land & Environment Student Centre
Ground Floor, Land & Food Resources (building 142)
Phone: 13 MELB (13 6352)
This course involves subjects taught at the Dookie and Metropolitan campuses. Student's wishing to undertake their honours year at Dookie should note that although the honours research project can be taken at either the Dookie or Metropolitan campuses, the electives and selectives for this course are only available at the metropolitan campuses.
The honours year in Bachelor of Agriculture, comprises advanced coursework, and an individual research project designed to extend students' knowledge and skills in solving research problems. These honours programs can be undertaken on a full-time or part-time basis. The program can commence either in February or July. February commencement concludes in November. July commencement concludes in June of the following year. Most students study full time and commence in February.
On completion of the fourth (honours) year, the School determines the award of honours degrees on the basis of average mark of the weighted average of all fourth-year subjects. The resulting figure is the 'Honours Score'.
Students who have completed this course should have acquired:
|Course Structure & Available Subjects:||
629-AA Bachelor of Agriculture (Honours) - Parkville
629-DO Bachelor of Agriculture (Honours) - Dookie
|Subject Options:|| |
BACHELOR OF AGRICULTURE (HONOURS)
The honours course is comprised of coursework and a research project. The coursework subjects consist of core subjects, and electives to be selected essentially from 400-level subjects offered by the Faculty of Land and Food Resources and other faculties of the University. They will enable students to gain sufficient familiarity with the fields relevant to their research project. Up to two subjects not appearing on the recommended list can be taken for credit, subject to course coordinator approval. Students may select two 300-level subjects for credit, subject to course coordinator approval. Applicants to the program will need to demonstrate the completion of appropriate prerequisite subjects in their undergraduate courses when selecting coursework subjects. Students will also be expected to participate in research discussion groups or 'journal clubs' and to attend the Faculty's research seminar series.
Honours Research Project
Students will select a project from a list formulated by supervisors through the Honours Research Project subject coordinator. Some of these projects may be offered in collaboration with industry, and collaborating institutions. Project proposals detailing the experimental plan and a literature review will be presented before the Honours Panel for discussion and approval prior to commencing experimental work. Students will be required to present seminars on both their project proposal and the outcomes of their research. The expected length of the thesis (including references) will normally be limited to 20 000 words (approximately 50 A4 pages).
Honours Research Project (202-410 - year long) may be replaced by 202-416 Honours Research Project mid-year entry.
Study Period Commencement:
Semester 1, Semester 2
208-415 Research Philosophies and Statistics or 207-414 Social Research Methods
plus two electives in Semester 1 or 2
Study Period Commencement:
Not offered in 2012
Two electives chosen from the 300/400 level subjects across MSLE as sanctioned by the course coordinator.
To be eligible for consideration for entry into honours in the Bachelor of Agriculture, applicants must have:
|Core Participation Requirements:||
Please visit our website for details about core participation requirements: http://www.land-environment.unimelb.edu.au/studentpolicies/coreparticipation.html
Students enrolling in the Faculty of Land and Food Resources are advised that some courses of study may put them at an increased risk of contracting Q Fever. Q Fever is a relatively common, preventable condition which while rarely fatal, can cause a severe acute illness and can result in damage to heart valves and chronic fatigue. It is recommended that students consider undertaking screening and vaccination for Q Fever prior to commencement of study. Students may be required to provide proof of vaccination prior to undertaking some coursework. Your course coordinator will advise you of this requirement prior to commencement of the study semester. Vaccine costs for students are not covered by the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS), Medicare, or by the University. Some students with full private health coverage (which has hospital and ancillary cover) may receive partial re-imbursement for vaccine costs.
|Further Study:||After successfully completing the program, students will be prepared either to enter the workforce and pursue a career or to pursue further research study through a masters or doctor of philosophy degree.|
Graduates will be expected to:
|Generic Skills:||Students who complete this course should have acquired: |
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