Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.
|Year and Campus:||2014|
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Duration & Credit Points:||100 credit points taken over 12 months|
Dr Russell Drysdale
Melbourne School of Land & Environment Student Centre
Ground Floor, Melbourne School of Land & Environment (building 142)
Phone: 13 MELB (13 6352)
The Bachelor of Environments (Honours) provides an advanced, specialised year of study that follows completion of the requirements of the Bachelor of Environments. It extends a student’s knowledge and skills through a supervised research project together with advanced coursework in related areas of study. The Bachelor of Environments (Honours) can be taken in two different programs: Landscape Management or Environmental Geographies, Politics & Cultures.
Each program within the Bachelor of Environments (Honours) comprises two components:
The Bachelor of Environments (Honours) programs are prescribed 100-point programs (equivalent to eight 12.5-point subjects) comprising advanced coursework and research project components as outlined below.
1. Advanced coursework:
2. Research project:
The duration of the Bachelor of Environments (Honours) programs is approximately 36 weeks within a total duration of 40 weeks for Semester 1 entrants, and approximately 36 weeks within a total duration of 46 weeks for semester 2 entrants. Not all programs are available via mid-year entry. Refer to individual program entries for details.
To be awarded honours, students must gain:
Students may be given permission to repeat an advanced coursework honours subject or enrol in additional subject(s) in order to meet the requirement to pass 100 points. However, the honours result will be determined over all subjects for which a result is entered. When the weighted credit point average is less than 65%, the honours degree will not be awarded.
|Course Structure & Available Subjects:||
There are two specialisations in the Bachelor of Environments (Honours):
Additional information about these specialisations are detailed below.
Honours programs available within the Bachelor of Environments (Honours) are managed through the Melbourne School of Land & Environment:
1. The Selection Committee will evaluate the applicant’s ability to successfully pursue the course using the following criteria:
2. The Selection Committee may conduct interviews and tests and may call for referee reports or employer references to elucidate any of the matters referred to above.
|Core Participation Requirements:||
The Bachelor of Environments (Honours) welcomes applications from students with disabilities. It is University and degree policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student’s participation in the degree.
1. the ability to comprehend complex concepts;
Students must possess behavioural and social attributes that enable them to participate in a complex learning environment. Students are required to take responsibility for their own participation and learning. They also contribute to the learning of other students in collaborative learning environments, demonstrating interpersonal skills and an understanding of the needs of other students. Assessment may include the outcomes of tasks completed in collaboration with other students.
There may be additional inherent academic requirements for some subjects, and these requirements are listed within the description of the requirements for each of these subjects.
It is the University policy to take all steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student’s participation in the university’s programs. Students who feel their disability will impact on meeting the requirements in this course are encouraged to discuss this matter with the Subject Coordinator and Disability Liaison Unit.
The opportunity to specialise during the honours year provides a strong foundation for the future direction of graduates. Graduates may progress to higher degree research in the sciences at the master’s or doctorate level. They are also eligible to progress to a range of graduate coursework programs.
The Melbourne Experience enables our graduates to become:
Knowledgeable across disciplines
Leaders in communities
Attuned to cultural diversity
Active global citizens
* A profound respect for truth, intellectual and professional integrity
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