MC-SCIVIS Master of Science (Vision Science)
|Year and Campus:||2017 - Parkville|
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Duration & Credit Points:||200 credit points taken over 24 months full time. This course is available as full or part time.|
Professor Trichur Vidyasagar
Currently enrolled students:
- Further information: http://science.unimelb.edu.au/
|Course Overview:|| |
The Master of Science (Vision Science) is a coursework masters degree incorporating a substantial research project.
Vision Sciences is the study of ocular, systemic and neurological disease, underpinned by foundations in biomedical, computation, statistical or societal expertise. Graduates will have an advanced knowledge and understanding of vision science, with experience investigating problems, critical thinking and analysing experimental data. This stream will provide students with a broad understanding of vision sciences and significant experience in a chosen specialisation.
|Learning Outcomes:|| |
At the completion of this course, students should have gained:
|Course Structure & Available Subjects:|| |
All students must complete 200 pts, including:
|Subject Options:|| |
Students must take:
Study Period Commencement:
Students must select 25 points of subjects available through the Master of Science programs. Subjects will be selected in consultation with the research supervisor. Subjects will be selected both to broaden the student’s training and to enhance the skills relevant to the chosen research area. Where appropriate and with approval, a student may complete up to two 200-level or 300-level subjects.
Students must select two of the following subjects:
Study Period Commencement:
Summer Term, Semester 1, Semester 2
Students are required to complete a 125 point Research Project. Students will gain experience in conducting research in vision science by taking responsibility for a research project, including experimental design, laboratory experiments; the collection, appropriate statistical analysis, and interpretation of data; and providing an oral and written presentation of the results.
|Entry Requirements:|| |
In order to be considered for entry, applicants must have completed:
• an undergraduate degree in a discipline appropriate to the stream of the Master of Science into which entry is sought, with a weighted average mark of at least H3 (65%) in the best 50 points in appropriate discipline studies at third year; and
• appropriate prerequisite studies for the stream into which entry is sought
For stream specific requirements please click here.
Meeting these requirements does not guarantee selection.
In ranking applications, the Selection Committee will consider prior academic performance.
The Selection Committee may seek further information to clarify any aspect of an application in accordance with the Academic Board rules on the use of selection instruments.
Applicants are required to satisfy the university’s English language requirements for postgraduate courses. For those applicants seeking to meet these requirements by one of the standard tests approved by the Academic Board, performance band 6.5 is required.
• Quotas may be applied to the degree as a whole, or to an individual stream, and preference may be given to applicants with evidence of appropriate preparation or potential to undertake research.
• Entry into a stream of the Master of Science is subject to the capacity of the department(s) or schools(s) offering the program stream to provide adequate supervision in a research project appropriate to the interests and preparation of the individual student and may be subject to the agreement of a member of academic staff to supervise the project module.
|Core Participation Requirements:|| |
The Master of Science (Vision Sciences) welcomes applications from students with disabilities. It is University and degree policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student’s participation in the degree.
The Master of Science (Vision Sciences) requires all students to enrol in subjects where they will require:
Students must possess behavioural and social attributes that enable them to participate in a complex learning environment. Students are required to take responsibility for their own participation and learning. They also contribute to the learning of other students in collaborative learning environments, demonstrating interpersonal skills and an understanding of the needs of other students. Assessment may include the outcomes of tasks completed in collaboration with other students.
There may be additional inherent academic requirements for some subjects, and these requirements are listed within the description of the requirements for each of these subjects.
Students who feel their disability will impact on meeting this requirement are encouraged to discuss this matter with the relevant Subject Coordinator and the Disability Liaison Unit: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/
|Further Study:|| |
The Master of Science offers a pathway to a PhD.
|Graduate Attributes:|| |
The Melbourne Experience enables our graduates to become:
|Links to further information:||http://science.unimelb.edu.au/|