Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.
|Year and Campus:||2015 - Parkville|
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Duration & Credit Points:||100 credit points taken over 12 months full time.|
Dr Russell Drysdale
Science Student Centre
The Eastern Precinct (building 138)
(between Doug McDonell building and Eastern Resource Centre)
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 Geography.
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 Faculty of Science.
1. In order to be considered for entry, applicants must have completed:
• either within the last 10 years a University of Melbourne Bachelor of Environments with a weighted average mark of at least H3 (70%), with a major relevant to the discipline stream within the Bachelor of Environments (Degree with Honours) that they seek to enter,
within the last 10 years an undergraduate degree with a weighted average mark of at least H3 (70%), including studies in Landscape Management or Environmental Geography and with a major relevant to the discipline stream within the Bachelor of Environments (Degree with Honours) that they seek to enter.
Meeting these requirements does not guarantee selection.
2. In ranking applications, the Selection Committee will consider:
• prior academic performance, and
• the availability of supervision and resources in suitable project areas.
Quotas may be applied to the degree as a whole or to individual discipline streams and preference may be given to applicants with evidence of appropriate preparation or potential to undertake research.
3. The Selection Committee may seek further information to clarify any aspect of an application in accordance with the Admission and Selection into Course Policy [link].
4. For applicants who have not completed the Victorian Certificate of Education or the International Baccalaureate Diploma, the undergraduate English language requirements [link] must be met.
|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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