Course Title: Honours Science 1

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Honours Science 1

Credit Points: 12.00

Important Information:

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Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

ONPS2313

City Campus

Undergraduate

135H Applied Sciences

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 2 2016

ONPS2313

City Campus

Undergraduate

171H School of Science

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2017,
Sem 2 2017,
Sem 1 2018,
Sem 2 2018,
Sem 1 2019,
Sem 1 2020,
Sem 1 2021,
Sem 1 2022

ONPS2407

Bundoora Campus

Undergraduate

135H Applied Sciences

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 1 2016

Course Coordinator: Professor Peter Daivis

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 3393

Course Coordinator Email: peter.daivis@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 14.6.6

Course Coordinator Availability: Please email to make an appointment


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

It is assumed that students taking this course will have background knowledge in their chosen discipline at Bachelor’s degree level.


Course Description

With ONPS2314 Honours Science 2, this course covers a range of advanced topics designed to extend the knowledge and skills gained from undergraduate courses, and prepare you for a future career in research. Some topics are presented as lectures and seminars, whilst others are self-learning based. You should select appropriate topics for study following academic advice from your project supervisor and your discipline honours coordinator. 

Please note that if you take this course for a bachelor honours program, your overall mark for the course will be one of the course marks used to calculate the weighted average mark (WAM) that will determine your award level. See the WAM information webpage for more information.(https://www.rmit.edu.au/students/student-essentials/assessment-and-results/results/weighted-average-mark--wam-) 


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course contributes to the following PLOs of the BSc(AppSc)(Hons) program (BH012)and BSc(AppSc)Deans Scholars(Hons) BH101

PLO-2.2 You will have advanced knowledge in specialized areas of your chosen discipline.

PLO-3.3 You will be able to choose appropriate tools and methods to solve scientific problems within your area of specialization.

PLO-3.4 You will demonstrate well-developed problem solving skills, applying your knowledge and using your ability to think analytically and creatively.



On completion of the course you should be able to:

  1. demonstrate an enhanced understanding of selected advanced theory, technical and/or practical topics in specialized areas of your discipline
  2. demonstrate broad knowledge of topics within your discipline
  3. solve problems and apply your knowledge within your discipline




Overview of Learning Activities

Learning activities will be discipline-specific 

Physics Discipline 

a. Complete Advanced Statistical Mechanics and Advanced Quantum Mechanics modules offered as lecture courses 

OR 

b. Complete 2 minor dissertations demonstrating advanced and broad knowledge and the application of knowledge in your discipline, that cover topics not available as advanced theory units. These topics may be complementary to, but must not be too similar to, your research project 

OR 

c. Complete some other advanced course (e.g. a postgraduate course), to provide depth of knowledge in your discipline selected with agreement of the Discipline Honours Coordinator and Program Coordinator, where the assessment is determined by the course guide of that course. 

Applied Chemistry and Environmental Science (ACES) Discipline 

Complete 2 minor dissertations demonstrating advanced and broad knowledge and the application of knowledge in your discipline, under the guidance of a topic adviser. These topics may be complementary to, but must not be too similar to, your research project. Only one of these should have the Honours project supervisor as adviser. 

Applied Mathematics and Statistics Discipline 

Complete an advanced course in Mathematics or Statistics chosen from the ACE Network offerings of the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute. This course should be chosen to provide depth of knowledge in your discipline and should be selected with agreement of the Discipline Honours Coordinator and Program Coordinator. The assessment is determined by the course guide of that course. 

OR  

Complete some other advanced course (e.g. a postgraduate course), to provide depth of knowledge in your discipline selected with agreement of the Discipline Honours Coordinator and Program Coordinator, where the assessment is determined by the course guide of that course.  

Biosciences and Food Technology (BFT) Discipline 

Complete one major report demonstrating advanced and broad knowledge and the application of knowledge in the general subdiscipline corresponding to your research project, plus one oral presentation on the topic of the report, developed under the guidance of the project supervisor and discipline honours coordinator. 


Overview of Learning Resources

Some learning resources will be made available on Canvas, provided by your dissertation topic adviser or by the course coordinator of the external course taken. However, there is an expectation that much of the learning will be self-guided and students will take some responsibility for gathering learning resources. 


Overview of Assessment

Physics Discipline 

Two in-class or online final assessments worth 50% each. 

ACES Discipline 

Two dissertations worth 50% each. 

BFT Discipline 

One major report worth 80% 

One oral presentation worth 20% 

Mathematics and Statistics Discipline 

Complete the assessments specified in the AMSI ACE Network course guide. 


Students completing coursework outside this framework (Masters courses or other coursework as approved by the Discipline Hons Coordinator) should complete the assessments specified in the corresponding course guide. 

These assessments address CLOs 1, 2 and 3