Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Honours

Honours in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology is a component embedded in the Bachelor of Advanced Studies. Students are required to undertake a 36-credit point research project 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.

Students will also complete two 6-credit point coursework units that will aid in the development of fundamental research, ethical and communication skills

To be eligible for the Honours program in Ecology and Evolution, students should have completed any Faculty of Science major that is relevant to the research project undertaken.

Honours Coordinator:

Professor Simon Ho
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Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY (HONOURS)

The Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Honours) (Ecology and Evolutionary Biology) requires 48 credit points from this table including:
(i) 12 credit points of 4000-level Honours coursework selective units, and
(ii) 36 credit points of 4000-level Honours research project units

Honours Coursework Selective

SCIE4001
Science Communication
6    A 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.


Mid-year honours students would take this unit of study in S1 (their second semester of study).
Semester 1
SCIE4002
Experimental Design and Data Analysis
6    A Completion of units in quantitative research methods, mathematics or statistical analysis at least at 1000-level.
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.
N ENVX3002 or STAT3X22 or STAT4022 or STAT3X12
Intensive March
SCIE4003
Ethics in Science
6    A Successful completion of a Science major.
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
N HSBH3004 or HPSC3107
Intensive August
Intensive March

Honours Core Research Project

ECOL4103
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Honours A
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
ECOL4104
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Honours B
6    C ECOL4103
Semester 1
Semester 2
ECOL4105
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Honours C
6    C ECOL4104
Semester 1
Semester 2
ECOL4106
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Honours D
6    C ECOL4105
Semester 1
Semester 2
ECOL4107
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Honours E
6    C ECOL4106
Semester 1
Semester 2
ECOL4108
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Honours F
6    C ECOL4107
Semester 1
Semester 2