Course Title: Science Honours 1

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Science Honours 1

Credit Points: 12.00

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

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 99253393

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 Science Honours 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 advisement from your project supervisor and 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. This applies to students who commence enrolment in a bachelor honours program from 1 January 2016 onwards. See the WAM information webpage for more information.(http://www1.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=eyj5c0mo77631)

 


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

You may select your advanced study from:

a. A series of 2 or 3 advanced theory modules on a range of topics as advertised each year by the School.

b. Dissertation and review of a topic demonstrating advanced knowledge in your discipline, not available as an advanced theory unit, that may be complementary to, but must not be too similar to, your research project.

c. Video presentation on a topic of current interest within your discipline that may be complementary to, but must not be too similar to, your research project, at a suitable academic level, demonstrating your advanced knowledge within the discipline.

d. Some other advanced course (e.g. a postgraduate course), selected with agreement of the Discipline Honours Coordinator and Program Coordinator, where the assessment is determined by the course guide of that course.

Total Study Hours

Teacher guided hours: up to 48

Learner directed hours: at least 72

 


Overview of Learning Resources

The learning resources will be addressed in the relevant course guide of the chosen coursework unit


Overview of Assessment

Note that:   ☒This course has no hurdle requirements.   Assessment of advanced coursework modules:   Assignments: Not less than 40% (Addresses CLOs 1, 2, 3) Examinations: Not more than 60% (Addresses CLOs 1, 2, 3)   OR   Assessment of dissertation: (Addresses CLOs 1, 2, 3)   The dissertation should be no more than 30 double-spaced A4 pages and will be assessed by the topic supervisor (50%) and one other examiner (50%) appointed by the Discipline Honours Coordinator.   OR   Assessment of video presentation: (Addresses CLOs 1, 2, 3)   The presentation should be no more than 15 minutes long and will be assessed by the topic supervisor (50%) and one other examiner (50%) appointed by the Discipline Honours Coordinator.