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Conservation and Wildlife Biology Honours (BSc(Hons))

  • H1257BACHELOR OF SCIENCE HONOURS

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Title Conservation and Wildlife Biology Honours (BSc(Hons))
Course Code H1257
Study Level Bachelor's Honours (Undergraduate)
School School of Veterinary and Life Sciences
Academic Contacts

Academic Chair: Dr Wayne Reeve | Email: W.Reeve@murdoch.edu.au | Tel: 9360 2631

Qualification Bachelor of Science Honours (BSc(Hons)) in Conservation and Wildlife Biology
Duration 1 year full-time or part-time equivalent
Availability Murdoch campus (internal)
Murdoch campus (external)
Description The aim of the Honours year is to extend the student's grasp of the principles and practice of their subject, to develop ability for independent research, and to facilitate their entry into industry employment.

An Honours qualification of at least 2A is normally required for admission to higher research degree study.
Admission Requirements: Onshore course offerings Completion of a Bachelor Degree (AQF Level 7) or equivalent in the same discipline or cognate area with a Credit average (GPA 2); subject to availability of a suitable supervisor and approval by the School Dean.

Students interested in enrolling in Honours are advised to contact the Academic Chair before application to discuss supervision of their potential research project.

Equivalent of an Academic IELTS overall score of 6.0 with no band less than 6.0.
Apply Online Applications can be made online at http://goto.murdoch.edu.au/OnlineApplicationsHonours
Course Learning Outcomes KNOWLEDGE
Graduates of this degree will be able to:
a) demonstrate coherent and advanced knowledge of the underlying principles and concepts in Conservation and Wildlife Biology
b) demonstrate knowledge of research principles and methods

SKILLS
Graduates of this degree will be able to:
a) review, analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge to identify and provide solutions to complex problems with intellectual independence
b) apply technical skills to demonstrate a broad understanding of a body of knowledge and theoretical concepts with advanced understanding in some areas
c) exercise critical thinking and judgement in developing new understanding
d) design and use research in a project
e) present a clear and coherent exposition of knowledge and ideas to a variety of audiences

APPLICATION
Graduates of this degree will be able to:
a) demonstrate initiative and judgement in professional practice and/or scholarship
b) adapt knowledge and skills in diverse contexts
c) show responsibility and accountability for own learning and practice and in collaboration with others within broad parameters
d) plan and execute project work and/or a piece of research and scholarship with some independence

Adapted from the Australian Qualifications Framework: http://www.aqf.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/AQF-2nd-Edition-January-2013.pdf
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.

Course Structure - 24 credit points

Coursework - 3 credit points

VLS683 Advanced Research Methods for Scientists - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external

Thesis - 21 credit points

VLS540 Honours Thesis in Conservation and Wildlife Biology - 21 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external, Y-internal, Y-external

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