Handbook

Honours Program - Earth Sciences

Year and Campus: 2017

Coordinator

Associate Professor Kevin Walsh
School of Earth Sciences

Email: kevin.walsh@unimelb.edu.au

Contact

Email: kevin.walsh@unimelb.edu.au

Overview:

Honours in Earth Sciences is a one-year program designed to extend students' knowledge and skills through a supervised research project together with advanced coursework in earth sciences.

Admission requirements

In addition to satisfying the Bachelor of Science (Degree with Honours) entry requirements, students are required to have completed stream specific prerequisite.

Honours in Earth Sciences is available as start of year intake and mid year intake, and is dependent on the availability and agreement of an appropriate thesis supervisor.

Learning Outcomes:

The main objective of the honours year is to produce an original research report or thesis based on the project work completed during the honours year.

Structure & Available Subjects:

Research
Students must complete 75 points of research.

Coursework
Students must complete 25 points of coursework.

Subject Options:

Research component

Students enrol in a total of 75 points of research project across the duration of the Honours program. This is achieved by enrolling in two of the following subject across two consecutive semesters to achieve a total 75 credit points. Students enrol in a Part 1 subject in the first semester and a Part 2 subject in the second semester.

Subject
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
February, July, Semester 1, Semester 2
25
February, July, Semester 1, Semester 2
37.5
February, July, Semester 1, Semester 2
50
January, July, Semester 1, Semester 2
25
January, July, Semester 1, Semester 2
37.5

Coursework component

Students select 25 points of coursework from the following subjects

Subject
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 1
12.5
Not offered in 2017
12.5
Not offered in 2017
12.5
Not offered in 2017
6.25
Not offered in 2017
6.25
Not offered in 2017
6.25
Not offered in 2017
6.25
Not offered in 2017
6.25
Links to further information: http://www.earthsci.unimelb.edu.au/honours/
Notes:

Honours students are required to attend orientation sessions that commence approximately four weeks before the beginning of the undergraduate semester.

Related Course(s): Bachelor of Science (Degree with Honours)

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