University Handbook 2018

Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science

Course code/s: SZAS

Course Details
Location Melbourne (Bundoora)
Course code SZAS
Mid year intake available Yes (students can commence in either semester, please see defined course structures Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science)
Course coordinator Mrs Anna Morris
Available to international students Yes
CRICOS 094980C
Course duration 4.5 years full-time, or part-time equivalent
Credit points 540 credit points
Exchange opportunity Yes
Leave of absence available Yes, for a maximum of 12 months
Study plan guide To assist with planning your enrolment, you can download the course structure PDF for your chosen arts and science major from the individual degrees listed below.
Course queries Current students: ASK La Trobe
Prospective students: Future Students
Notes  

Course description

This double degree is designed to allow students to pursue their interest in the areas of both Arts and Science.  Students must satisfy the individual degree core requirements and at least one major in each degree.  Students enrol in the suite of subjects relevant to their chosen major as outlined within the Bachelor of Arts (ABA) and Bachelor of Science (SBSC) handbook pages and study plan guides.  The Course coordinator is available to assist students in designing programs to meet their individual interests.

Student exchange & overseas short programs

Student exchange and overseas short programs offer a unique opportunity for a meaningful learning and educational experience abroad.  La Trobe University encourages all students to make the world their campus by participating in an exchange or overseas short program that fits within your degree structure.  Student exchange and overseas short programs may also be eligible for a mobility grant.

College of Science, Health and Engineering students with a third-year elective option in their course have a unique opportunity to enrol in SHE3ISP, with permission from their course coordinator and the subject coordinator.  Please note: enrolment into SHE3ISP requires students to be accepted into an LTU approved short term international program.

Essentials subjects

The three Essentials - Global Citizenship, Innovation & Entrepreneurship and Sustainability Thinking are specialist areas designed to give you an edge with employers. Essentials will enable you to adapt your knowledge and skills to new contexts in a rapidly changing world. Subjects addressing the Essentials are part of all undergraduate La Trobe degrees and can be identified in the subject search by distinct icons. The list of approved subjects can be found on the Essentials webpage.

Course intended learning outcomes

The course intended learning outcomes for these degrees can be viewed through the individual handbook pages Bachelor of Arts (ABA) and Bachelor of Science (SBSC).

Course structure

The course requires the completion of 540 credit points over four and a half years full-time or equivalent part-time study.

First year

First year (120 credit points)
Teaching period Subject Title Subject code Credit points
TE-SEM-1 Academic Integrity Module (online)* LTU0AIM 0
TE-SEM-1 Wominjeka La Trobe: Indigenous Cultural Literacy for Higher Education (online) ** ABS0WOM 0
TE-SEM-1 Big Ideas in Science: Life, the Universe and Everything SCI1LUE 15
TE-SEM-1 Rethinking Our Humanity HUS1FAS 15
TE-SEM-2 Select a Quantifying Science subject to the value of 15 credit points from the following list: MAT1CDE , MAT1MAB , STA1SS , STA1LS , STA1STM or STA1CTS   15
TE-SEM-2 Calculus and Differential Equations MAT1CDE 15
Mathematical Applications in Biology MAT1MAB
Statistics for Life Sciences STA1LS
Statistical Science STA1SS
Statistical Methods STA1STM
Critical Thinking with Statistics STA1CTS
TE-SEM-1 or TE-SEM-2 Students to select first year level science subjects to the value of 30 credit points in keeping with chosen major or other science elective subjects   30
TE-SEM-1 or TE-SEM-2 Students to select first year level arts subjects to the value of 45 credit points in keeping with chosen major or other arts elective subjects   45

Key * LTU0AIM (Academic Integrity Module) is a not-for-credit subject that you are required to complete at the commencement of your first semester. The subject is designed to enhance your knowledge and awareness of issues concerning academic integrity.

** ABS0WOM is a not-for-credit subject that you are required to complete at the commencement of your first semester. The subject is designed to introduce students to Indigenous Australian perspectives, experiences, history, culture and customs.

Second year

Second year (120 credit points)
Teaching period Subject Title Subject code Credit points
TE-SEM-1 Big Ideas in Science: Career Options and Professional Identity SCI2COP 15
TE-SEM-1 Next Generation Professionals: The Humanities and Social Sciences, Your career and You HUS2NGP 15
TE-SEM-1 or TE-SEM-2 Students to select second year level science subjects to the value of 45 credit points in keeping with chosen major or other science elective subjects   45
TE-SEM-1 or TE-SEM-2 Students to select second year level arts subjects to the value of 45 credit points in keeping with chosen major or other arts elective subjects   45

Third year

Third year (120 credit points)
Teaching period Subject Title Subject code Credit points
TE-SEM-1 Research for Professional Life: Shaping Your Future HUS3RPL 15
TE-SEM-1 or TE-SEM-2 Students to select third year level science subjects to the value of 60 credit points in keeping with chosen major or other science elective subjects   60
TE-SEM-1 or TE-SEM-2 Students to select third year level arts subjects to the value of 45 credit points in keeping with chosen major or other arts elective subjects   45

Fourth year

Fourth year (120 credit points)
Teaching period Subject Title Subject code Credit points
TE-SEM-1 or TE-SEM-2 Students to select third year level science subjects to the value of 30 credit points in keeping with chosen major or other science elective subjects   30
TE-SEM-1 or TE-SEM-2 Students to select third year level arts subjects to the value of 30 credit points in keeping with chosen major or other arts elective subjects   30
TE-SEM-1 or TE-SEM-2 Students to select second or third year level science subjects to the value of 30 credit points in keeping with chosen major or other science elective subjects   30
TE-SEM-1 or TE-SEM-2 Students to select second or third year level arts subjects to the value of 30 credit points in keeping with chosen major or other arts elective subjects   30

Fifth year

Fifth year (60 credit points)
Teaching period Subject Title Subject code Credit points
TE-SEM-1 Students to select first, second or third year level elective subjects to the value of 30 credit points   30
TE-SEM-1 Students to select second or third year level elective subjects to the value of 30 credit points   30

Majors and Minors

All students must select at least one major within each degree.  Students who wish to undertake a double major combination within one of the individual degrees, consultation will be required with your Course Advisor.

Bachelor of Science

Bachelor of Arts

 

Please note: Some of these subjects may not be offered in the current year. For a full description of subjects, including the subject name, subject code, credit points, campus/location, teaching period and availability, subject coordinator, class requirements, assessment, prerequisites and readings, please click on the appropriate subject code.

Honours

Suitably qualified students may be eligible to undertake an Honours year, which will require an additional full-time year of study. Honours may be undertaken in either Arts or Science.

 

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