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Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Honours unit of study table (Table A)

Honours in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology is a one-year program embedded within the Bachelor of Advanced Studies. Honours comprises a total of 48-credit points, distributed across (1) a 36-credit point research project that gives you the opportunity to take part in cutting edge research programs aligned with your degree major(s) under the supervision of an academic member of staff, write a thesis based on this research, present seminars describing their work, undertake research skills training, and attend weekly school seminars and (2) two 6-credit point coursework units that collectively will develop fundamental research and communication skills in science.

To view a full list of projects please visit the Honours Hub on the SOLES Student Portal Canvas site

To be eligible for the Honours program in ecology and evolutionary biology, students should usually have completed two majors, including at least one major that is cognate to their Honours area; and have met the requirements outlined in the resolutions.

Honours coordinator:

Professor Ashley Ward
ashley.ward@sydney.edu.au

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (Honours)

The Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Honours) (Ecology and Evolutionary Biology) requires 48 credit points from this table including:
(i) 6 credit points of 4000-level Honours coursework core units, and
(ii) 6 credit points of 4000-level Honours coursework selective units, and
(iii) 36 credit points of 4000-level Honours research project units

 

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites
C: Corequisites N: Prohibition

Honours Coursework Core

LIFE4000
Data and Technology for the Life Sciences
6    Completion of units in quantitative research methods, mathematics or statistical analysis at least at 1000-level
144 credit points of units of study including a minimum of 24 credit points at the 3000- or 4000-level and 18 credit points of 3000- or 4000-level units from Science Table A or 1

Honours Coursework Selective

SCIE4001
Science Communication
6    Completion of a major in a science discipline. Basic knowledge of other sciences is beneficial. Experience in communication such as delivering oral presentations and producing written reports. An awareness of science in a societal context, e.g., of disciplinary applications
P 144 credit points of units of study and including a minimum of 24 credit points at the 3000- or 4000-level and 18 credit points of 3000- or 4000-level units from Science Table A or Medicine and Health Table A.
Mid-year honours students would take this unit of study in S1 (their second semester of study).
SCIE4002
Experimental Design and Data Analysis
6    Completion of units in quantitative research methods, mathematics or statistical analysis at least at 1000-level
144 credit points of units of study and including a minimum of 24 credit points at the 3000- or 4000-level and 18 credit points of 3000- or 4000-level units from Science Table A
ENVX3002 or STAT3X22 or STAT4022 or STAT3X12
SCIE4003
Ethics in Science
6    Successful completion of a Science major
144 credit points of units of study and including a minimum of 24 credit points at the 3000- or 4000-level and 18 credit points of 3000- or 4000-level units from Science Table A
HSBH3004 or HPSC3107

Honours Core Research Project

LIFE4103
Life Sciences Honours Project A

6    C LIFE4104 and LIFE4105
N BIOL4103 or ECOL4103 or GEGE4103 or MICR4103 or BCMB4103
LIFE4104
Life Sciences Honours Project B

6    C LIFE4103 and LIFE4105
N BIOL4104 or ECOL4104 or GEGE4104 or MICR4104 or BCMB4104
LIFE4105
Life Sciences Honours Project C

6    C LIFE4103 and LIFE4104
N BIOL4105 or ECOL4105 or GEGE4105 or MICR4105 or BCMB4105
LIFE4106
Life Sciences Honours Project D

6    C LIFE4107 and LIFE4108 and SCIE4999
N BIOL4106 or ECOL4106 or GEGE4106 or MICR4106 or BCMB4106
LIFE4107
Life Sciences Honours Project E

6    C LIFE4106 and LIFE4108 and SCIE4999
N BIOL4107 or ECOL4107 or GEGE4107 or MICR4107 or BCMB4107
LIFE4108
Life Sciences Honours Project F

6    C LIFE4106 and SCIE4999
N BIOL4107 or ECOL4107 or GEGE4107 or MICR4107 or BCMB4107
SCIE4999
Final Honours Mark