Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.
|Year and Campus:||2014 - Parkville|
|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.|
Associate Professor Michelle Livett
For honours programs in the Faculty of Science and the Faculty of Veterinary Science:
Melbourne Graduate School of Science
Level 2, David Caro Building
Phone: 13 MELB (13 6352)
For the psychology honours program in Psychological Sciences:
For honours programs in the Melbourne School of Land and Environment:
The Bachelor of Science (Degree with Honours) provides an advanced, specialised year of study that follows students’ completion of the requirements of the Bachelor of Science. It extends students’ knowledge and skills through a supervised research project together with advanced coursework in related areas of study.
The Bachelor of Science (Degree with Honours) can be undertaken in a range of programs/departments.
The Bachelor of Science (Degree with Honours) year provides students with the opportunity to integrate their previous science or technology studies and focus their knowledge, skills and intellect on an exciting piece of original research.
Honours also develops students’ capacity for independent study and research that will help develop maturity and skills for transition to employment in a range of occupations and industries or a research higher degree.
|Course Structure & Available Subjects:||
The Bachelor of Science (Degree with 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:
The coordinator of the honours program in which the student is enrolled must approve each student’s advanced coursework program.
Each student’s advanced coursework program will comprise advanced coursework subjects offered by one or more departments teaching into the degree’s honours program, which may include cognate subjects offered in relevant Masters degrees where students meet the prerequisite requirements of those subjects.
The honours coordinator may approve a student including one 12.5-point Level 3 coursework subject. Inclusion of a Level 3 subject will also require approval of the appropriate subject coordinator. This option is only available if it specified in the details of the individual program which can be found using the links below.
2. Research project:
Duration and commencement of honours programs
The dates of the honours programs may vary between programs.
For Semester 2 entrants, up to ten weeks of leave may be taken within this 46-week period, in negotiation with the supervisor.
Students may be given permission to repeat an advanced coursework honours subject/component, 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.
Honours Programs available within the Bachelor of Science (Degree with Honours)
Honours programs are grouped by the responsible Faculty/organisational unit.
Faculty of Science and Faculty of Veterinary Science
Melbourne School of Land and Environment
Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
Each honours project is offered by one of the following departments / institutes. Some projects are offered within multiple departments / institutes. Please refer to the MDHS Honours website for full details on selecting a project.
1. The Selection Committee will evaluate the applicant’s ability to pursue successfully 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.
Selection is not automatic and in particular is subject to competition, to any relevant quotas, and to the availability of supervision and resources in suitable project areas.
Standard Grade Point Average – the weighted grade point average of the most recent 300 points of a completed tertiary degree, but excluding 25 points of subjects with the lowest
|Core Participation Requirements:||
The Bachelor of Science (Degree with 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.
The Bachelor of Science (Degree with Honours) requires all students to enrol in subjects where they will require:
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.
Students who feel their disability will impact on meeting this requirement are encouraged to discuss this matter with the relevant Subject Coordinator and the Disability Liaison Unit: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/
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 Masters or Doctorate level. They are also eligible to progress to a range of graduate coursework programs.
The Melbourne Experience enables our Bachelor of Science (Degree with Honours) graduates to become:
Knowledgeable across disciplines
Leaders in communities
Attuned to cultural diversity
Active global citizens
Graduates of the Bachelor of Science (Degree with Honours) programs will have been provided with the opportunity to develop the skills to:
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