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

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FacultyFaculty of Science
OfferedMalaysia Full year 2015 (Day)
Malaysia Second semester to First semester 2015 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Cheow Yuen Lin (FY); Dr Lee Sui Mae (S2-S1)


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 that underpins the selected area of biotechnology research;

  1. Undertake a supervised research project in an area of biotechnology and contribute to project design and management;

  1. Apply appropriate laboratory techniques, research methodologies and data analysis methods to collect, interpret and report the findings;

  1. Effectively present the research and findings orally showing a firm grasp of the area;

  1. Analyse the research in the context of the discipline area and report the findings in an extended written report.


Assessment will include a written thesis and oral defence. Final assessment methods 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 admission requirements for the Bachelor of Biotechnology Honours year or for the Science Honours Program