BH101 - Bachelor of Science (Dean's Scholar)(Honours)

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Plan: BH101BT - Bachelor of Science (Dean's Scholar, Biotechnology) (Honours)
Campus: City Campus

Program delivery and structure

Approach to learning and assessment
Work integrated learning
Program structure
Program transition plan

Approach to learning and assessment

Students will experience a wide range of learning environments – lectures, tutorials, online delivery, laboratory practicals and individual and group work. Lectures, tutorials and seminars are used extensively in the program to communicate knowledge and ideas about the role of Biotechnology in society.

Of particular importance is the high proportion of time spent in the laboratory and undertaking project and/or field work which will provide emphasis to developing practical skills and capabilities, develop teamwork and time-management skills and provide context for the student learning process.

All courses have already been adapted for online delivery or supplementation of materials.  All courses use the myRMIT Learning Hub Blackboard for electronic provision of course material, tutorial problems, examples from past exams and/ or other relevant documents.

Students will be assessed by a variety of methods, as appropriate to the material being taught, the skills being acquired and the capabilities developed. Formative and summative assessment tasks are undertaken throughout courses in the program.

Formative assessment is completed during a course and provides opportunity for immediate evidence of student learning. Its purpose is to improve quality of student learning, and online tests and laboratory assessment and reports are the most common formative assessment techniques. In-class discussions, revision problems, and past examination papers are available for students to gauge their understanding of the lecture material.

Course goals and objectives reflect the cumulative nature of the learning process. Summative assessment, usually at the end of the course, is used to ensure students have met these course aims. Examinations, assignments, oral and written presentations, laboratory reports and project reports may all be used as measures of student learning.

If you have a long term medical condition, disability and/or other form of disadvantage it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more.

If you have already developed areas of skill and knowledge included in this program (for example, through prior studies or work experience), you can apply for credit once you have enrolled in this program. There is information on the RMIT University website about how to apply for credit: (http://www1.rmit.edu.au/students/enrolment/credit)

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Work integrated learning

RMIT University is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with professional or vocational practice. As a student enrolled in this RMIT University program you will:

  • undertake and be assessed on structured activities that allow you to learn, apply and demonstrate your professional or vocational practice;
  • interact with industry and community when undertaking these activities;
  • complete these activities in real or simulated work contexts or situations.

In this program, you will be doing specific course(s) that focus on work integrated learning (WIL). You will be assessed on professional or vocational work in a work place setting (real or simulated) and receive feedback from practicing professionals in your field. 

In second year, you will carry out a research-oriented activity mentored by a research active scientist in ONPS1664 Directed Study.

In third year, you will undertake a second research-oriented activity mentored by a research active scientist in ONPS1665 Independent Study. You will also complete ONPS2186 Science Project and ONPS2335 The Professional Scientist. In both of these courses you will have the opportunity to learn, apply and demonstrate professional science practice.

In the fourth year of study, you will carry out a major research project in the four Science Honours Project courses (ONPS2450 Science Project 1, ONPS2452 Science Project 2, ONPS2454 Science Project 3 and ONPS2456 Science Project 4). In these courses you will work individually under the guidance of a research active scientist.

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Program Structure

Please note that some courses listed in this structure will have their course marks count toward your program's weighted average mark. Your weighted average mark will determine the honours level of your award once you have completed the program. If a course counts toward your weighted average mark, that fact will be stated in its course guide. In Enrolment Online, after you completed your course enrolment, you will be notified which of the enrolled courses will count toward the weighted average mark.
 

For more information about the weighted average mark, please click here

To graduate you must complete the following:
 

All courses listed may not be available each semester

 

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Year One of Program

Complete the following Four (4) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Cell Structure and Function12BIOL1159Bundoora Campus
BIOL2146City Campus
Animal Structure and Function12BIOL2258City Campus
Introduction to Microbiology, Immunology and Genetics12BIOL2256City Campus
BIOL2257Bundoora Campus
Scientific Skills and Communication12ONPS2334City Campus
AND
Select and Complete One (1) of the following Chemistry Options:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Chemistry of Materials 112CHEM1030City Campus
Chemistry Principles12CHEM1242City Campus
CHEM1243Bundoora Campus
AND
Select and complete One (1) of the following Mathematics Options:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Calculus and Analysis 112MATH1141Bundoora Campus
MATH1142City Campus
Mathematics and Statistics12MATH2123City Campus
AND
Select and complete One (1) of the following Physics Options

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Physics for Leaders12PHYS2124City Campus
Mechanics12PHYS2122City Campus
AND
Select and complete One (1) Course from any:
University Elective
 
AND

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Year Two of Program

Complete the following Seven (7) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Biological Chemistry12BIOL2260City Campus
Cell and Tissue Culture12BIOL2264City Campus
Microbiology12BIOL2158City Campus
BIOL2159Bundoora Campus
Bioinformatics12BIOL2254City Campus
Genetics and Molecular Biology12BIOL2262City Campus
BIOL2263Bundoora Campus
Science Mentored Research Placement 112ONPS1664City Campus
Food Microbiology12ONPS2113City Campus
ONPS2114Bundoora Campus
AND
Select and Complete One (1) Course from any:
University Elective
 
AND

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Year Three of Program

Complete the following Four (4) Courses

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Science Project12ONPS2186City Campus
The Professional Scientist12ONPS2335City Campus
Science Mentored Research Placement 212ONPS1665City Campus
Industrial Microbiology12ONPS2115City Campus
ONPS2116Bundoora Campus
AND
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Complete the following Four (4) Molecular Biology Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Gene Technologies12BIOL2032City Campus
BIOL2184Bundoora Campus
Functional Genomics and Proteomics12BIOL2267Bundoora Campus
Molecular Agriculture12BIOL2269Bundoora Campus
Protein Technologies12BIOL2412City Campus
OR
Complete the following Four (4) Microbiology Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Environmental Biotechnology12BIOL2324City Campus
Medical Microbiology 112ONPS2118Bundoora Campus
Medical Microbiology 212ONPS2120Bundoora Campus
Immunology12ONPS2388Bundoora Campus
}
 
AND

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Year Four of Program

Complete the following Eight (8) Courses

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Physical Science Research Methods12ONPS2412City Campus
Project Planning12ONPS2317City Campus
ONPS2411Bundoora Campus
Science Honours 112ONPS2313City Campus
ONPS2407Bundoora Campus
Science Honours Project 112ONPS2450City Campus
ONPS2451Bundoora Campus
Science Honours 212ONPS2314City Campus
ONPS2408Bundoora Campus
Science Honours Project 212ONPS2452City Campus
ONPS2453Bundoora Campus
Science Honours Project 312ONPS2454City Campus
ONPS2455Bundoora Campus
Science Honours Project 412ONPS2456City Campus
ONPS2457Bundoora Campus
 

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Program transition plan

Depending on the major you are currently enrolled in, you will be assisted to transfer to a new plan of BH101 Bachelor of Science (Dean's Scholar) (Honours):

If by sem 2, 2018 you have commenced the following BH101 Major,

you will be eligible to transfer to a new BH101 offering

with the following testamur title:

Biology

Bachelor of Science (Dean's Scholar) (Honours)

Bachelor of Science (Dean's Scholar, Biology) (Honours)

Biotechnology

Bachelor of Science (Dean's Scholar) (Honours)

Bachelor of Science (Dean's Scholar, Biotechnology) (Honours)

Chemistry

Bachelor of Science (Dean's Scholar) (Honours)

Bachelor of Science (Dean's Scholar, Chemistry) (Honours)

Physics

Bachelor of Science (Dean's Scholar) (Honours)

Bachelor of Science (Dean's Scholar, Physics) (Honours)

Students with unique requirements due to mid-year or part time enrolment or other individual circumstances are advised to discuss their enrolment with the program coordinator.

All credits gained to date will count towards the new program plan. 

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