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Chemistry Honours (BSc(Hons))

  • H1257BACHELOR OF SCIENCE HONOURS

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Title Chemistry Honours (BSc(Hons))
Course Code H1257
Study Level Bachelor's Honours (Undergraduate)
School School of Engineering and Information Technology
Academic Contacts

Academic Chair: Dr Hans Oskierski | Email: H.Oskierski@murdoch.edu.au | Tel: 9360 6609

Qualification Bachelor of Science Honours (BSc(Hons)) in Chemistry
Duration 1 year full-time or part-time equivalent
Availability Murdoch campus (internal)
Description The Honours year is used to extend a student's grasp of the principles and practice of chemistry by undertaking a rigorous, research-based project. Mentoring by a member of staff enables Honours students to develop the ability for creative, independent research. Students are expected to be involved in the entire research process from concept through to writing and presenting the data obtained, along the way developing skills in advanced chemical technique, project management, high-level problem solving, and communication of research findings to peers.

Successful completion of the Honours course is required for admission to research degrees (i.e. Masters or PhD degrees).
Admission Requirements: Onshore course offerings Completion of a Bachelor Degree (AQF Level 7) or equivalent in the same discipline or cognate area with a Distinction average; subject to availability of a suitable supervisor and approval by the Associate Dean (Learning and Teaching) of the School.

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 Chemistry
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
Employment Prospects Graduates can expect to find employment in a range of disciplines where research and problem solving skills are in demand. Honours graduates are favourably looked upon by employers as successful completion of a year long project provides concrete evidence of chemical, project management, problem solving, and communication skills.
Professional Recognition Graduates may be eligible for full membership of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute.
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 - 6 credit points

CHE576 Literature Review - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S2-internal

VLS683 Advanced Research Methods for Scientists - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1S-internal, S1S-external, S2N3-internal, S2N3-external

Thesis - 18 credit points

CHE500 Honours Thesis in Chemistry - 18 points
MURDOCH: H-internal, Y-internal

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