Faculty of Science

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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36 points, SCA Band 2, 0.750 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Science
OfferedGippsland Full year 2015 (Day)
Gippsland Second semester to First semester 2015 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Andrew Greenhill


Students will undertake a supervised research project. Candidates may commence the honours year at the beginning of either the first or second semester. Students will carry out a research project and present the results of their study in both written and oral form. Information about research projects will be available from the course coordinator towards the end of the preceding semester.


On completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. Critically review the scientific literature in their specialist area of study;

  1. Contribute to the design, development and implementation of a relevant research project;

  1. Demonstrate advanced technical skills appropriate to their area of study;

  1. Demonstrate proficiency in data acquisition, critical analysis of results, appropriate presentation, and scientific word processing;

  1. Communicate effectively with specialist and non-specialist scientific audiences, in both oral and written modes;

  1. Apply the University's Occupational Health, Safety and Environmental requirements appropriately within the context of their research discipline;

  1. Apply the University's requirements regarding the ethics of conducting research on humans and/or animals appropriately within the context of their research discipline.


Assessment will include a written thesis and oral presentation and/or oral defence. Final assessment methods and weightings will be advised by the unit coordinator prior to commencement.

Workload requirements

Full year

See also Unit timetable information

Chief examiner(s)


Completion of the requirements for levels 1 to 3 of the Bachelor of Science and entry into Honours.