Major/Minor/Specialisation !GC-SCI-MAJ+1018 (2015)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.

Year and Campus: 2015


Assoc Prof Raoul Mulder


Melbourne Graduate School of Science
Faculty of Science
The University of Melbourne
Victoria 3010

Tel: + 61 3 8344 6128
Fax: +61 3 8344 3351

Web: http://graduate.science.unimelb.edu.au/


The Graduate Certificate allows students who have completed an undergraduate degree to re-focus or expand their body of knowledge by completing the requirement of one of the undergraduate majors (or equivalent) in the Bachelor of Science not already completed. The Graduate Certificate provides a pathway to the Master of Science Streams.

Learning Outcomes:

Students who complete the Graduate Certificate should:

  • Demonstrate an independent approach to knowledge that uses rigorous methods of inquiry and appropriate theories and methodologies that are applied with intellectual honesty and a respect for ethical values;
  • Apply critical and analytical skills and methods to the identification and resolution of problems;
  • Act as informed and critically discriminating participants within the community of scholars, as citizens and in the work force;
  • Communicate effectively;
  • Commit to continuous learning;
  • Be proficient in the use of appropriate modern technologies, such as the computer and other information technology systems, for the acquisition, processing and interpretation of data.


Core participation requirements: Fieldwork, practicals and laboratory experiments

This discipline requires all students to actively, independently and safely participate in all practical classes, utilising a range of observational, communication, motor, intellectual, and behavioural and social skills. Visual acuity, muscle coordination and balance are essential for participation. Details of the participation requirements can be found at http://www.vet.unimelb.edu.au/docs/CoreParticipationReqsBSc.pdf

The sites essential to this fieldwork are not wheel chair accessible and may require students to traverse broken ground. Students are also required to undertake experiments including specimen and microscope work with assessment reliant on careful observation and visual interpretation of results. Practicals may also involve handling and working with animals.

Structure & Available Subjects:

Completion of 50 points of study at Level 3.

Subject Options:

Level 3

Subject prerequisites: one of ZOOL20005 Animal Structure and Function or ZOOL20006 Comparative Animal Physiology or ECOL20003 Ecology, or equivalents plus at least two further level 2 life sciences subjects, or equivalents.

One of:

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:

Plus three of:

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 2
Summer Term, Semester 1, Semester 2
Semester 1
Links to further information: http://graduate.science.unimelb.edu.au/
Related Course(s): Graduate Certificate in Science

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