SCIENCE HONOURS B

SCI4SHB

2018

Credit points: 60

Subject outline

The honours program includes advanced studies in applied science and an introduction to research. Each student undertakes a research project, representing 65% of the honours program, and reports the outcomes in a thesis and at a seminar. The coursework (35% of the program) comprises an introduction to research methods and a number of specialised topics in applied science.

SchoolSchool of Molecular Sciences/LIMS

Credit points60

Subject Co-ordinatorMichael Angove

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites SCI4SHA and must be admitted in SHSB (Bachelor of Science with Honours Bendigo) OR require coordinators approval.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions This subject represents one semester of a year-long unit.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Critically evaluate research literature, demonstrate academic integrity and synthesise the information obtained.

Activities:
Writing research proposal, Delivering research seminar

02. Demonstrate awareness of ethical issues involved in scientific research.

Activities:
Introduction to ethics approval processes, if appropriate for research work, Oral defence, Thesis, Research seminar, book review

03. Choose appropriate methodologies to address a science research question, and apply safe laboratory practices when designing and performing experiments

Activities:
Writing research proposal, conduct in laboratory

04. Demonstrate the ability to work effectively as a practicing researcher, both independently and/or as part of a team.

Activities:
Independent research activities, regular meetings with supervisor, thesis writing, oral defence

05. Demonstrate communication skills by explaining complex problems to a general scientific audience.

Activities:
Poster for Open Day, research seminar

06. Demonstrate highly developed analytical, problem solving and writing skills through the application of complex theoretical concepts that underpin a field of science to the solution of scientific problems.

Activities:
Thesis writing

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2018, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMichael Angove

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Students undertake supervised research throughout the academic year, and attend such coursework as is specified for the honours program. Attendance at Departmental seminars is mandatory"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Research Proposal (up to 3000 words) and Seminar (1500 words equiv)Research Proposal (10%) Seminar on research proposal (5%) The assessment components listed are the combined assessment for SCI4SHA and SCI4SHB.15 01, 02, 03, 05
Research project: thesis, one 20-minute seminar and one 10-minute oral examinationThesis (50%): up to 11000 words Research Seminar (10%): 3000 words equivalent Oral Defence (5%): 1500 words equivalent The assessment components listed are the combined assessment for SCI4SHA and SCI4SHB.65 02, 04, 05, 06
Written critique (1500 words equivalent)The assessment components listed are the combined assessment for SCI4SHA and SCI4SHB.5 02
Book review (up to 1000 words)The assessment components listed are the combined assessment for SCI4SHA and SCI4SHB.5 02
Poster for Open Day (3000 words equiv)The assessment components listed are the combined assessment for SCI4SHA and SCI4SHB.10 02, 05

Bendigo, 2018, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMichael Angove

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Students undertake supervised research throughout the academic year, and attend such coursework as is specified for the honours program. Attendance at Departmental seminars is mandatory"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Research Proposal (up to 3000 words) and Seminar (1500 words equiv)Research Proposal (10%) Seminar on research proposal (5%) The assessment components listed are the combined assessment for SCI4SHA and SCI4SHB.15 01, 02, 03, 05
Research project: thesis, one 20-minute seminar and one 10-minute oral examinationThesis (50%): up to 11000 words Research Seminar (10%): 3000 words equivalent Oral Defence (5%): 1500 words equivalent The assessment components listed are the combined assessment for SCI4SHA and SCI4SHB.65 02, 04, 05, 06
Written critique (1500 words equivalent)The assessment components listed are the combined assessment for SCI4SHA and SCI4SHB.5 02
Book review (up to 1000 words)The assessment components listed are the combined assessment for SCI4SHA and SCI4SHB.5 02
Poster for Open Day (3000 words equiv)The assessment components listed are the combined assessment for SCI4SHA and SCI4SHB.10 02, 05