Faculty of Education

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.

print version

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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

FacultyFaculty of Education
OfferedBerwick First semester 2015 (Day)
Clayton First semester 2015 (Day)
Peninsula First semester 2015 (Day)
Clayton Trimester 2 2015 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Ms Amber McLeod (Berwick); Dr John Pardy (Clayton); Dr Timothy Fish (Peninsula)


This unit introduces students to the requirements of university study. It provides students with a range of specific capabilities that are essential for engaged and successful undergraduate study. The unit content is arranged around the relationships between the learner, the university's requirements and the expectations of students. Students are introduced to the rigours of university learning and the ranges of scholarly traditions and practices. Emphasis is given to the importance of independent learning in university studies.


Upon successful completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. understand the tenets of university scholarship
  2. employ relevant theoretical and practical knowledge in a range of skills central to university learning, including critical reading and writing
  3. exercise the skills necessary to maximise their learning from lectures, tutorials and teaching materials
  4. produce essays and reports that present a critical argument and adhere to the conventions of academic presentation.


Short-form biographical narrative (800 words, 20%)
Annotated bibliography (1200 words, 35%)
Long-form referenced essay (2000 words, 45%)

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 12 hours per week comprising:

(a.) Contact hours for on-campus students:

  • one 1-hour lecture per week
  • one 90-minute tutorial per week

(b.) Additional requirements:

  • independent study to make up the minimum required hours per week

See also Unit timetable information

Chief examiner(s)