University Handbook 2018

Science double degree program

Course code/s: SZSS

Course details
Location Melbourne (Bundoora)
Course code SZSS
Mid year intake available Yes (students can commence in either semester without a change in the course structure)
Course coordinator Mrs Anna Morris
Available to international students No
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 from the single degrees listed below.
Course queries Current students: ASK La Trobe
Prospective students: Future Students

Course description

This double degree program is designed to allow academically able students to combine two of the eligible three-year degrees listed below. A course coordinator will assist students in designing a program that will suit their individual interests.

Core requirements for each degree must be met and graduates will be awarded both degrees.

Eligible three-year degrees are listed below. Students must choose two different degrees.

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 the selected degrees can be viewed through the individual handbook pages.

Course structure

This double degree is of four and a half years’ full-time or equivalent part-time duration and requires the completion of 540 credit points. Students may complete this double degree in four years as part of an accelerated study program. The maximum number of first-year level credit points to be taken is 180 and the minimum number of third-year level credit points required is 180. Normally the maximum load permitted in any one semester is 75 credit points. Students are required to complete the core requirements for each of the two degrees. Students should choose the two degrees at the beginning of the course to ensure that appropriate subjects are selected. Please refer to the individual Handbook entries for each relevant degree.

Please note: 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.

Please note: 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.

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.


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