Course Title: Honours Science 1

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Honours Science 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,
Sem 1 2020

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 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

In consultation with your Discipline Honours Coordinator, 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. A series of 3 minor dissertations demonstrating advanced knowledge in your discipline, that review topics not available as advanced theory units. These topics may be complementary to, but must not be too similar to, your research project.

c. 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.

d. A course from outside your discipline, to provide breadth of knowledge necessary for your research project selected with agreement of the Discipline Honours Coordinator and Program Coordinator, where the assessment is determined by the course guide of that course.

Option d is only available for either ONPS2313 Honours Science 1 or ONPS2314 Honours Science 2, but not both.

 

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 delivered as lecture courses.

 

Modules provided internally at RMIT may be assessed by a combination of assignments and examinations. The overall assessment for the course should satisfy:

Assignments: Not more than three assignments of typically 10 pages (Addresses CLOs 1, 2, 3)

OR

Examinations: Not more than three 1 hour exams (Addresses CLOs 1, 2, 3) OR a combination of these.

Modules from accredited external providers such as AMSI may deviate from this.

 

OR

 

Assessment by dissertation.

 

Three Dissertations typically 6 – 8 A4 pages, 1.5 spaced, on topics chosen from a list provided at the start of the semester, under the guidance of a topic adviser. Each Dissertation should demonstrate an enhanced understanding of selected advanced theory, technical and/or practical topics in specialised areas of your discipline and demonstrate broad knowledge of topics within your discipline. Only one of these should have your project supervisor as topic adviser.

Each Dissertation is worth 33.3%, marked by the topic adviser. (Addresses CLOs 1, 2, 3)