Course Title: Honours Science 2

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Honours Science 2

Credit Points: 12.00

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

ONPS2314

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

ONPS2314

City Campus

Undergraduate

171H School of Science

Face-to-Face

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

ONPS2408

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

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 ONPS2313 Science Honours 1, 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.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course contributes to the following PLOs:

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

Applied Chemistry and Environmental Science (ACES) and Physics Disciplines 

In consultation with your Discipline Honours Coordinator, you may select your advanced study from:

a. A series of 2 dissertation topics as advertised each year by the School. These topics may be complementary to, but must not be too similar to, your research project.

b. 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.

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

Biosciences and Food Technology Discipline 

You will complete two units. The first will be a series of tutorials or workshops to guide you in the production of a poster presentation on your honours project topic, and the second will be a seminar and activities covering data analysis methods in biosciences. 

Applied Mathematics and Statistics Discipline  

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  

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.  


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.

 

ACES and Physics disciplines 

Two Dissertations worth 50% each. 

BFT Discipline 

One poster presentation on your research topic worth 50% and one data analysis assignment worth 50%. 

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, 3.