SCIENCE HONOURS A

SCI4SHA

2021

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.

SchoolMolecular Sciences

Credit points60

Subject Co-ordinatorMichael Angove

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

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

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted in SHSB (Bachelor of Science with Honours Bendigo) or require coordinators approval

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsThis subject represents one semester of a year-long subject.

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Critically evaluate research literature, demonstrate academic integrity and synthesise the information obtained.
02. Demonstrate awareness of ethical issues involved in scientific research.
03. Choose appropriate methodologies to address a science research question, and apply safe laboratory practices when designing and performing experiments
04. Demonstrate the ability to work effectively as a practicing researcher, both independently and/or as part of a team.
05. Demonstrate communication skills by explaining complex problems to a general scientific audience.
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.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMichael Angove

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h 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 elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% 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.

N/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Research project: thesis, one 20-minute seminar and one 10-minute oral examinationThesis (50%): up to 11000 wordsResearch Seminar (10%): 3000 words equivalentOral Defence (5%): 1500 words equivalent The assessment components listed are the combined assessment for SCI4SHA and SCI4SHB.

N/AN/AN/ANo65 SILO2, SILO4, SILO6

Written critique (1500 words equivalent)The assessment components listed are the combined assessment for SCI4SHA and SCI4SHB.

N/AN/AN/ANo5 SILO2

Book review (up to 1000 words)The assessment components listed are the combined assessment for SCI4SHA and SCI4SHB.

N/AN/AN/ANo5 SILO2

Poster for Open Day (3000 words equiv)The assessment components listed are the combined assessment for SCI4SHA and SCI4SHB.

N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO5

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMichael Angove

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 30 - 42
One 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 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 elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% 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.

N/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Research project: thesis, one 20-minute seminar and one 10-minute oral examinationThesis (50%): up to 11000 wordsResearch Seminar (10%): 3000 words equivalentOral Defence (5%): 1500 words equivalent The assessment components listed are the combined assessment for SCI4SHA and SCI4SHB.

N/AN/AN/ANo65 SILO2, SILO4, SILO6

Written critique (1500 words equivalent)The assessment components listed are the combined assessment for SCI4SHA and SCI4SHB.

N/AN/AN/ANo5 SILO2

Book review (up to 1000 words)The assessment components listed are the combined assessment for SCI4SHA and SCI4SHB.

N/AN/AN/ANo5 SILO2

Poster for Open Day (3000 words equiv)The assessment components listed are the combined assessment for SCI4SHA and SCI4SHB.

N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO5