Bachelor of Science

Bachelor of Science

What you need to know

Bachelor of Science

Monash science study areas
Astronomy and astrophysics Atmospheric science Biochemistry and molecular biology

Chemistry

Computational science

Developmental biology

Ecology and conservation biology

Biological and Financial and life sciences insurance
mathematics

Genetics

Biomedical and behavioural Geographical sciences Geosciences science

Immunology

Freedom
Marine freshwater biology Materials Mathematical Mathematics science

Earth and environmental sciences

and computational sciences
Plant sciences

Microbiology

Physical and chemical sciences
Statistics

Pharmacology

Physics

Physiology

Psychology

Zoology

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Terminology

Bachelor of Science Units: Credit points: Levels: Areas of study: Major: Sequences: Course: Subjects – building blocks of the course Science units = 6 credit points Generally years, i.e.: one, two, three, four Disciplines, specialisations A major is three years of study in a single discipline, totalling 48 points. A defined collection of units BSc, BSc/BE, etc

Course requirements: Rules to reach graduation

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Units have codes and names
MTH1020

MTH 10 20
Department/School (Mathematical Sciences) Year level (one)

0 means the subject is available either semester

CHM1011

CHM 10 11
Department/School (Chemistry) Year level (one) One means the subject is available in semester one

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BSc Structure
Year 1

Year 2

SCIENCE

Year 3

ELECTIVES

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What does that mean for me?

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What does that mean for me?
9am 10am
ESC1011 Lecture

11am

12pm
BIO1011 Lecture

1pm

2pm
CHM1011 Tutorial

3pm
MTH1020 Lecture

4pm

MONDAY

TUESDAY

ESC1011 Lecture

BIO1011 Lecture

MTH1020 Support class

WEDNESDAY

MTH1020 Lecture

CHM1011 Lecture

ESC1011 Laboratory

THURSDAY

BIO1011 Laboratory

CHM1011 Laboratory

FRIDAY

MTH1020 Lecture

CHM1011 workshop

CHM1011 Lecture

ESC1011 Lecture

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Understanding course requirements
1. Identify your planned future science area(s) of study. Each will require at least a pair of units in first year. 2. Check the sequence and prerequisite requirements for the units. You can find this information in the handbook:
http://monash.edu/pubs/handbooks/courses/0050.html

3. Check you are enrolling in two level-one approved science sequences

Find out • What pair of units you need to complete in first year • Are there any additional requirements? Also consider: • Do you have room left for electives? How will you best use this allowance?

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Understanding course requirements
• Students must complete the level one sequences and the mathematical/statistics requirement at stage (year) one before progressing to stage (year) two. • ALL students must check the HANDBOOK online to familiarise themselves with all course requirements:

http://monash.edu/pubs/handbooks/courses/0050.html

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What you need to do

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Choosing your units
1. To plan your course and choose your units please see:
http://monash.edu.au/science/current/undergraduate/managing-studies/ (Here you will find a course map for the BSc and example first-year study plans)

Get online

2. Complete steps 1-5 of the online enrolment process before you come back on enrolment day specified in your letter of offer 3. Use the Web Enrolment System (WES) to enrol online in the eight first year units (or less, if part time) – four in each semester
Online enrolment process: http://www.monash.edu.au/enrolments/first-time/domestic/decide-offer.html

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Come and see us
Enrolment Day
On your enrolment day visit Monash Connect in building 10 (the Campus Centre) to get your student ID card and diary, and to finalise your enrolment. For what to bring see step 6 of the online enrolment process.

We are here to help! Student Services staff are experts at helping you pick your units and plan your course. Please come and see us before you go to Monash Connect: Building 28, Room G09 (During enrolment)

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What’s next…
1. Use Allocate+ to enter your timetable preferences by January 30 2. You can change your units via WES- but seek advice from Student Services first: http://bit.ly/1ad4TbK Building 20 Clayton 3. Attend orientation activities : • General activities (library, campus tours, etc…) • Faculty of Science orientation activities: Feb 24 and 27 Find out more: eplanner.adm.monash.edu.au/eorientation/

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Applying for credit
• Complete a Credit Application form:
http://www.monash.edu.au/connect/assets/docs/forms/credit.p df

• Bring it to the Faculty of Science office on your enrolment day, along with outlines of the subjects you have studied and a certified copy of your academic transcripts

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Social media
Facebook.com/MonashFYSCI Instagram: @monashscience #monashscience

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A Dave in the life of Monash

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You’re not alone!
When in doubt… refer to the HANDBOOK: http://bit.ly/1ad9dba
Student Services staff are experts at helping you pick your units and plan your course. Please come and see us before you go to Monash Connect: Building 28, Room G09 (During enrolment)

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Science Orientation Activities
Monday 24 February 2014 11am : Official campus welcome and Faculty orientation – compulsory Robert Blackwood Hall, building 2 10am : Brilliant beginnings – social activities 2pm : Discover the Science precinct – social activities
Thursday 27 February 2014 10am : Head start in Science 11am : Peer Mentoring Program welcome session Sign up for your activities via the ePlanner:

https://eplanner.adm.monash.edu.au/eorientation/

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Meet our schools…

Biological Sciences Chemistry Geosciences Mathematical Sciences Physics

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Biology: st the Science for the 21 century

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First Year Biology sequences
Semester 1
BIO1011 (No pre-requisites) (Biology I)
with

Semester 2
BIO1022 (Biology I)
and/or BIO1042 (Environmental Biology)

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Majors and Minors
A BIO1011 and BIO1022 sequence is required for the following majors: • Genetics and molecular biology • Biochemistry, molecular biology and human pathology • Developmental biology • Microbiology, pharmacology or immunology BIO1011 with either BIO1022 or BIO1042 is suitable for any of these majors: • Ecology, Zoology, Plant sciences or Marine biology Note: BIO1011 is a prerequisite for BIO1022

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Careers in biology include…

…and many more

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Chemistry

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Chemistry

Building and Understanding Atoms & Molecules
Dr. Chris Thompson School of Chemistry

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Chemistry
• • • • • • • • • • •

Building and Understanding Atoms & Molecules
Agrochemical Industry Biomedicine & Drug Development Environmental & Water Science Explosives Expert Food & Wine Science Forensic Toxicology Mining Jobs Nuclear Medicine Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology Polymers, Paints & Materials Science Education & Journalism

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Chemistry

Building and Understanding Atoms & Molecules
Most students should choose to enrol into the mainstream units:
CHM1011 & CHM1022

(you do not need to have studied chemistry previously)
Students with a VCE Chemistry Study Score of 37 or higher, or ATAR of 90 or higher are welcome to enrol in the advanced units: CHM1051 & CHM1052

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Chemistry

Building and Understanding Atoms and Molecules
For those studying chemistry for the first time, we will be holding a day of introductory workshops. Thursday during O-Week (1st March).

We will be covering basic topics to help you succeed in 1st year Chemistry
You will receive an email with more details at the start of O-Week

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Studies in the School of Geosciences
Assoc. Prof. Peter Betts

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Why study First Year Geosciences?
To understand how the dynamic Earth formed and evolved chemically, physically and biologically over 4.5 billion years to its present state
• You want to understand the Earth’s processes • You will find earthquakes/volcanoes/dinosaurs/ rocks/minerals/resources/climate change fascinating • You want a rewarding and fascinating career • You don’t want to be shut in an office • You want a high-paying job

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First Year Geosciences subjects/units
• Part of BSc, BEnvSci, & Science double degree programs • No VCE prerequisites; no prior experience necessary • NOT Geography

First Year:
• ESC1011 “Planet Earth: Our place in the universe” • ESC1022 “Planet earth: Surface processes”

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Mathematical Sciences
Dr Leo Brewin, Mathematics advisor Assoc. Prof. Michael Page, Mathematics coordinator

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Why study mathematical sciences?
Mathematics and statistics provide the language in which all other sciences (as well as engineering, IT and business) can be described or measured.

Science
Experiments Theory

Numbers

Equations

Mathematics
"Do as much Mathematics and Statistics as you can in your degrees - these skills will empower your professional lives." …. Sir Gustav Nossal

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Where will it take you?
Mathematics and statistics will help you to:
 Think logically and clearly;  Apply a broad range of problem-solving strategies;  Use data and other quantitative information effectively across a range of scientific and technical disciplines;  Understand our world and universe;  Analyse, model and improve systems;  Study the beauty and perfection of theory in nature and the sciences;

 Gain a good starting salary;
 Find satisfying employment in the banking, finance and insurance industries, in IT, in biostatistics, in traffic and transport, in education, at organisations such as the Australian Bureau of Statistics, the Bureau of Meteorology, CSIRO and DSTO, and much more beyond … see http://www.amsi.org.au/careers.

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Which mathematics units can I choose?
Your choice of level-1 mathematics sequence depends on your VCE studies, or equivalent. (Ask us for details in the foyer following this session)

MTH1030 semester 1 VCE Specialist Mathematics with Study Score ≥ 30? VCE Mathematical Methods 3/4 with Study Score ≥ 25?
Yes
No Yes No

MTH2010 semester 2
MTH1020 semester 1 MTH1030 semester 2 MTH1010 semester 1 MTH1020 semester 2

Students who have completed MTH1030 can continue on towards major sequences in mathematics, applied mathematics, pure mathematics or mathematical statistics.

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Which statistics units can I choose?
These units are ideal for students planning to study in biological or biomedical science, or in psychology or environmental areas.

VCE Mathematical Methods 3/4 completed?

Yes No

STA1010 SCI1020

Either unit can be taken alone or in combination with MTH1020 or MTH1030, although MTH1030 is required for completion of a ‘level-1 sequence in mathematics’. [To undertake a major sequence in mathematical statistics you will need to have completed MTH1030, preferably in your first year of study.]

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Other units
MTH1035 and MTH2015
These are advanced counterparts to MTH1030 and MTH2010. Note: MTH1035 requires VCE Specialist Mathematics and an ATAR of at least 95, or a raw Study Score of at least 35 in VCE Specialist Mathematics.

MAT1830 in semester one
A specialist unit covering elementary number theory, recurrence relations and graph theory, as well as logic and proof. A recommended elective for students with interests in mathematics (and required for students in computer science).

MTH1000 in semester two (subject to sufficient demand)
A showcase of active research areas in the School of Mathematical Sciences. Available to students in the BSc Advanced (Research), or anyone with an HD in MTH1030 or D in MTH1035.

To enrol in MTH1035 or MTH1000 you will need to apply in person at the Faculty of Science Student Academic Services office

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Atmospheric Science
Monash University is one of the few places that offers studies towards a major in Atmospheric Science. This program is offered jointly with the School of Geography and Environmental Science.
Specialist studies in Atmospheric Science start from level two, but there is a level-one unit available:

MON1001 Climate change: An interdisciplinary challenge
An introduction to the science of climate change, offered in second semester only. This is an elective and is not a prerequisite for studying any level-two units in Atmospheric Science.

Prerequisites for level-two Atmospheric Science:
Essential: a level-one mathematics sequence, including MTH1030. Recommended: one level-one unit in either physics or chemistry.

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The School of Physics

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A spectrum of physics disciplines:

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Core Physics (needs year 12 Physics)
• PHS1011 (Sem 1) and PHS1022 (Sem 2)

Foundation Physics (no-prerequisites)
• PHS1080 (Sem 1) leads to PHS1022 (Sem 2)

Other Level 1 Units (no-prerequisites)
• PHS1031 “Physics for the Living World” (Sem 1) • PHS1042 “Physics, Energy & the Environment” (Sem 2)

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Monash Centre for Astrophysics

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Monash Centre for Astrophysics
• Links the School of Mathematical Sciences and the School of Physics • An in-depth astrophysics major is provided in conjunction with physics and mathematics units

Level 1 Units (no prerequisites)
• • ASP1010 “Earth to Cosmos: Introductory Astronomy ” (Sem 1) ASP1022 “Life in the Universe” (Sem 2)

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Science Orientation Activities
Monday 24 February 2014 11am : Official campus welcome and Faculty orientation – compulsory Robert Blackwood Hall, building 2 10am : Brilliant beginnings – social activities 2pm : Discover the Science precinct - social activities
Thursday 27 February 2014 10am : Head start in Science 11am : Peer Mentoring Program welcome session Sign up for your activities via the ePlanner:

https://eplanner.adm.monash.edu.au/eorientation/