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Mineral Science (BSc) (Discontinued)


    Title Mineral Science (BSc)
    Course Code B1317; B1317A
    Study Level Bachelor (Undergraduate)
    Organisational Unit Chemistry and Physics
    Academic Contacts

    Academic Chair: Associate Professor Artur Deditius | Email: A.Deditius@murdoch.edu.au | Tel: 9360 2525

    Qualification Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Mineral Science
    Availability Not currently available to new admissions
    Professional Accreditation Recognised by the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.
    Fees

    Go to the Tuition Fee Calculator for this course for the following Student Types:

    Domestic - Undergraduate - Commonwealth supported - commenced 2010 or later

    Domestic - Undergraduate - Full fee paying - commenced any year

    International Onshore - Undergraduate - commenced 2014

    International Onshore - Undergraduate - commenced 2015 to 2017

    International Onshore - Undergraduate - commenced 2018 or later

    Course Plans

    For assistance with course planning, please contact your Student Advisor.

    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.

    Major Prerequisites

    Chemistry Background

    Students may need to complete prerequisite units depending on their background in chemistry and their final scaled score in Chemistry 3A/3B or Chemistry ATAR within the past three years.

    Chemistry 3A/3B or Chemistry ATAR with a final scaled score of 50 percent or more

    OR

    CHE140 Fundamentals of Chemistry - 3 points

    Students who have completed previous chemistry studies not stated above should consult the Academic Chair for clarification of their enrolment requirements.

    Mathematics Background

    Students may need to complete one prerequisite unit depending on their background in mathematics with either a final scaled score of 60 percent or more in Mathematics Methods ATAR (or Mathematics 3C/3D) or a C grade in Mathematics Specialist ATAR (or Mathematics: Specialist 3C/3D) within the past three years.

    Students without this background will need to complete as a bridging unit:

    MAS164 Fundamentals of Mathematics - 3 points

    Students who have completed previous mathematics not stated above should consult the Academic Chair for clarification of their enrolment requirements.

    Physics Background

    Students may need to complete prerequisite units depending on their background in physics and their final scaled score in Physics 3A/3B within the past three years.

    Physics 3A/3B with a final scaled score of 60 percent or more

    OR

    PEN120 General Physics - 3 points

    Students who have completed previous physics not stated above should consult the Academic Chair for clarification of their enrolment requirements.

    Course Structure - 72 credit points

    Part I - 24 credit points

    Year 1 - 24 credit points

    Transition Unit - 3 credit points

    BSC100 Building Blocks for Science Students - 3 points

    Breadth Unit for Degree - 3 credit points

    MSP100 Career Learning: Managing Your Career - 3 points

    Core Units - 15 credit points

    ENG193 Introduction to the Minerals Industry - 3 points

    CHE144 Foundations of Chemistry - 3 points

    MAS161 Calculus and Matrix Algebra - 3 points

    MAS182 Applied Mathematics - 3 points

    PEN152 Principles of Physics - 3 points

    General Electives - 3 credit points

    Select from any 100-level units offered by the University, subject to individual unit prerequisites. Students are advised to consider using General Elective points to meet the requirements of a second major or minor. Any recommended double majors and minors will be included in the major's description.

    Part II - 48 credit points

    University-Wide Breadth Units - 6 credit points  Unit List

    Select from the prescribed list of University-Wide Breadth Units. A unit cannot be used to satisfy both this Breadth Unit requirement and the requirements of a major or minor. If taken at 100 level the unit(s) will be attributed to Part I. Note that no more than 30 credit points at Part I may be credited towards course completion requirements.

    Year 2 - 21 credit points

    Research Skills Unit - 3 credit points

    The Research Skills unit to be taken will depend on the student's Primary Major enrolment. Select from the following.

    For Primary Major in Cognitive Neuroscience and Health Psychology

    BSC201 Psychology: Measurement, Design and Analysis - 3 points

    For Primary Majors in the Health Sciences, as listed

    Primary Major in Chiropractic Science, Exercise Physiology, Movement Science, or Sport and Health Science:

    BSC206 Introduction to Research Methodology and Evidence Based Practice - 3 points

    For All Other Primary Majors excluding Information Technology

    Select from the Research Skills Unit List recommended for each major. A unit cannot be used to satisfy both this Research Skills Unit requirement and the requirements of a major or minor. If taken at 100 level the unit(s) will be attributed to Part I. Note that no more than 30 credit points at Part I may be credited towards course completion requirements.

    Core Units - 9 credit points

    ENG202 Engineering Thermodynamics - 3 points

    ENG205 Process Mineralogy - 3 points

    ENG224 Principles of Unit Operations - 3 points

    General Electives - 9 credit points

    Select from any 200- to 400-level units offered by the University, subject to individual unit prerequisites. Students are advised to consider using General Elective points to meet the requirements of a second major or minor. Any recommended double majors and minors will be included in the major's description.

    Year 3 - 21 credit points

    Research Skills Unit - 3 credit points

    The Research Skills unit to be taken will depend on the student's Primary Major enrolment. Select from the following.

    For Primary Major in Cognitive Neuroscience and Health Psychology

    BSC302 Advanced Quantitative Research Methods - 3 points

    For Primary Majors in the Health Sciences, as listed

    Primary major in Chiropractic Science, Movement Science, Sport and Health Science:

    BSC306 Research and Evidence Based Practice - 3 points

    For All Other Primary Majors excluding Information Technology

    Select from the Research Skills Unit List recommended for each major. A unit cannot be used to satisfy both this Research Skills Unit requirement and the requirements of a major or minor. If taken at 100 level the unit(s) will be attributed to Part I. Note that no more than 30 credit points at Part I may be credited towards course completion requirements.

    Core Units - 9 credit points

    ENG324 Principles of Mineral Processing - 3 points

    ENG325 Pyrometallurgy - 3 points

    ENG326 Hydrometallurgy - 3 points

    General Electives - 9 credit points

    Select from any 200- to 400-level units offered by the University, subject to individual unit prerequisites. Students are advised to consider using General Elective points to meet the requirements of a second major or minor. Any recommended double majors and minors will be included in the major's description.

    Research Skills Unit List

    Animal Health Major

    BSC200 Research in the Physical and Life Sciences - 3 points

    MAS223 Applied Statistics - 3 points

    MAS224 Biostatistical Methods - 3 points

    BIO282 Molecular Biology - 3 points

    BIO394 Genetic Engineering - 3 points

    ENV303 GIS for Environmental Management and Planning - 3 points

    COM103 Foundations of Communication - 3 points

    BMS317 Human Pharmacology - 3 points

    Animal Science Major

    BSC200 Research in the Physical and Life Sciences - 3 points

    MAS223 Applied Statistics - 3 points

    MAS224 Biostatistical Methods - 3 points

    BIO246 Microbiology - 3 points

    BMS316 Parasitology: People, Pets and Wildlife - 3 points

    ENV303 GIS for Environmental Management and Planning - 3 points

    BIO282 Molecular Biology - 3 points

    BIO394 Genetic Engineering - 3 points

    COM103 Foundations of Communication - 3 points

    Crop and Pasture Science

    BSC200 Research in the Physical and Life Sciences - 3 points

    ENV303 GIS for Environmental Management and Planning - 3 points

    BMS316 Parasitology: People, Pets and Wildlife - 3 points

    MAS223 Applied Statistics - 3 points

    MAS224 Biostatistical Methods - 3 points

    BIO246 Microbiology - 3 points

    BIO257 Australian Biodiversity - 3 points

    BIO282 Molecular Biology - 3 points

    BIO394 Genetic Engineering - 3 points

    Biological Sciences Major

    BSC200 Research in the Physical and Life Sciences - 3 points

    ENV303 GIS for Environmental Management and Planning - 3 points

    BMS316 Parasitology: People, Pets and Wildlife - 3 points

    MAS223 Applied Statistics - 3 points

    MAS224 Biostatistical Methods - 3 points

    BIO282 Molecular Biology - 3 points

    BIO394 Genetic Engineering - 3 points

    BIO377 Marine Ecology - 3 points

    BIO388 Forensic Science and Miscarriages of Justice - 3 points

    CHE207 Chemical Analysis - 3 points

    BIO393 Tropical Marine Biology - 3 points

    Conservation and Wildlife Biology Major

    BSC200 Research in the Physical and Life Sciences - 3 points

    ENV303 GIS for Environmental Management and Planning - 3 points

    BIO246 Microbiology - 3 points

    BMS316 Parasitology: People, Pets and Wildlife - 3 points

    MAS223 Applied Statistics - 3 points

    MAS224 Biostatistical Methods - 3 points

    BIO282 Molecular Biology - 3 points

    BIO394 Genetic Engineering - 3 points

    BIO377 Marine Ecology - 3 points

    ENV328 Environmental Policy and Law - 3 points

    SUS305 Economics of Sustainability - 3 points

    COD302 Creative Ways to Work with Community - 3 points

    BIO247 Biochemistry - 3 points

    ENV332 Managing Wetlands and Water - 3 points

    BIO393 Tropical Marine Biology - 3 points

    Environmental Management and Sustainability Major

    BSC200 Research in the Physical and Life Sciences - 3 points

    MAS223 Applied Statistics - 3 points

    MAS224 Biostatistical Methods - 3 points

    BIO393 Tropical Marine Biology - 3 points

    MAS182 Applied Mathematics - 3 points

    MAS353 Statistical Design and Data Analysis - 3 points

    ENV332 Managing Wetlands and Water - 3 points

    ENG341 Water Conservation and Auditing - 3 points

    COM103 Foundations of Communication - 3 points

    BIO257 Australian Biodiversity - 3 points

    SUS305 Economics of Sustainability - 3 points

    COD302 Creative Ways to Work with Community - 3 points

    ENV241 Ecology - 3 points

    Environmental Science Major

    BSC200 Research in the Physical and Life Sciences - 3 points

    ENV303 GIS for Environmental Management and Planning - 3 points

    MAS223 Applied Statistics - 3 points

    MAS224 Biostatistical Methods - 3 points

    BIO393 Tropical Marine Biology - 3 points

    ENV334 Environmental Restoration - 3 points

    ENG341 Water Conservation and Auditing - 3 points

    COM103 Foundations of Communication - 3 points

    BIO257 Australian Biodiversity - 3 points

    MAS182 Applied Mathematics - 3 points

    Marine Science Major

    ICT158 Introduction to Information Systems - 3 points

    ICT159 Foundations of Programming - 3 points

    ENV303 GIS for Environmental Management and Planning - 3 points

    BIO246 Microbiology - 3 points

    BIO257 Australian Biodiversity - 3 points

    BIO282 Molecular Biology - 3 points

    BIO309 Omics Technologies and Bioinformatics - 3 points

    BIO311 Interactive Data Analytics and Visualisation - 3 points

    MAS223 Applied Statistics - 3 points

    MAS224 Biostatistical Methods - 3 points

    MAS221 Mathematical Modelling - 3 points

    MAS351 Environmental and Biological Modelling - 3 points

    ENV241 Ecology - 3 points

    ENV328 Environmental Policy and Law - 3 points

    BIO393 Tropical Marine Biology - 3 points

    COM103 Foundations of Communication - 3 points

    Biomedical Science Major

    BSC200 Research in the Physical and Life Sciences - 3 points

    MAS223 Applied Statistics - 3 points

    MAS224 Biostatistical Methods - 3 points

    BIO282 Molecular Biology - 3 points

    BIO394 Genetic Engineering - 3 points

    BIO367 Forensic Toxicology - 3 points

    BIO246 Microbiology - 3 points

    BMS218 Haematology - 3 points

    BMS323 Clinical Biochemistry I - 3 points

    BMS316 Parasitology: People, Pets and Wildlife - 3 points

    BMS317 Human Pharmacology - 3 points

    Clinical Laboratory Science Major

    BSC200 Research in the Physical and Life Sciences - 3 points

    MAS223 Applied Statistics - 3 points

    MAS224 Biostatistical Methods - 3 points

    BIO394 Genetic Engineering - 3 points

    BIO367 Forensic Toxicology - 3 points

    BIO246 Microbiology - 3 points

    BIO388 Forensic Science and Miscarriages of Justice - 3 points

    BMS317 Human Pharmacology - 3 points

    Forensic Biology and Toxicology Major

    BSC200 Research in the Physical and Life Sciences - 3 points

    MAS223 Applied Statistics - 3 points

    MAS224 Biostatistical Methods - 3 points

    BIO388 Forensic Science and Miscarriages of Justice - 3 points

    BIO394 Genetic Engineering - 3 points

    BMS218 Haematology - 3 points

    BMS323 Clinical Biochemistry I - 3 points

    BMS317 Human Pharmacology - 3 points

    Genetics and Molecular Biology Major

    MAS223 Applied Statistics - 3 points

    MAS224 Biostatistical Methods - 3 points

    BIO388 Forensic Science and Miscarriages of Justice - 3 points

    BMS211 Medical Immunology and Molecular Genetics - 3 points

    BMS327 Diagnostic Genomics - 3 points

    BIO367 Forensic Toxicology - 3 points

    BIO359 Forensic DNA Analysis - 3 points

    BMS218 Haematology - 3 points

    BMS323 Clinical Biochemistry I - 3 points

    BMS317 Human Pharmacology - 3 points

    Chemistry Major

    MAS221 Mathematical Modelling - 3 points

    CHE309 Advanced Projects in Chemistry and Mineral Science - 3 points

    BSC304 Innovation and Ethics in Science - 3 points

    Physics and Nanotechnology Major

    MAS223 Applied Statistics - 3 points

    MAS222 Probability and Statistical Inference - 3 points

    ICT289 Computer Graphics Principles and Programming - 3 points

    ICT283 Data Structures and Abstractions - 3 points

    ENG297 Circuits and Systems II - 3 points

    ENG207 Principles of Electronic Instrumentation - 3 points

    ICT319 Intelligent Systems - 3 points

    MAS221 Mathematical Modelling - 3 points

    MAS351 Environmental and Biological Modelling - 3 points

    MAS354 Modelling and Simulation - 3 points

    BSC304 Innovation and Ethics in Science - 3 points

    Mathematics and Statistics Major

    MAS220 Mathematical Methods - 3 points

    MAS222 Probability and Statistical Inference - 3 points

    ICT283 Data Structures and Abstractions - 3 points

    MAS351 Environmental and Biological Modelling - 3 points

    MAS352 Time Series Analysis - 3 points

    ICT373 Software Architectures - 3 points

    ICT374 Operating Systems and Systems Programming - 3 points

    Engineering Technology Major

    MAS221 Mathematical Modelling - 3 points

    The following unit is no longer available - contact the Academic Chair for advice:

    BEN200 Scientific Method in Engineering - 3 points

    MAS223 Applied Statistics - 3 points

    BEN300 Innovation and Ethics in Engineering - 3 points

    BSC304 Innovation and Ethics in Science - 3 points

    MAS351 Environmental and Biological Modelling - 3 points

    MAS354 Modelling and Simulation - 3 points

    ENG336 Engineering Finance, Management and Law - 3 points

    Mineral Science Major

    ENG255 Chemical Process Kinetics - 3 points

    MAS221 Mathematical Modelling - 3 points

    The following unit is no longer available - contact the Academic Chair for advice:

    BEN200 Scientific Method in Engineering - 3 points

    ENG299 Control Systems and Process Dynamics - 3 points

    BEN300 Innovation and Ethics in Engineering - 3 points

    MAS351 Environmental and Biological Modelling - 3 points

    MAS354 Modelling and Simulation - 3 points

    ENG336 Engineering Finance, Management and Law - 3 points

    Marine Biology Major

    BSC200 Research in the Physical and Life Sciences - 3 points

    ENV303 GIS for Environmental Management and Planning - 3 points

    BIO246 Microbiology - 3 points

    BMS316 Parasitology: People, Pets and Wildlife - 3 points

    MAS223 Applied Statistics - 3 points

    MAS224 Biostatistical Methods - 3 points

    BIO282 Molecular Biology - 3 points

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