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MONASH SCIENCE

Course Guide 2018 monash.edu.my/science

MONASH UNIVERSITY MALAYSIA

Years CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF DELIVERING AUSTRALIAN EDUCATION IN MALAYSIA

Discover solutions for the world’s pressing challenges. Science at Monash is home to a vibrant, dynamic and world-renowned community at the forefront of innovation, discovery and learning. You will develop academically and personally in a stimulating environment, with access to brilliant minds and exceptional facilities. If you are open-minded, practical, curious, and able to question why, you have what it takes to make scientific discoveries that will change the world we live in.

Ranking and Recognition

# 45

for Chemistry QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017

# 51-100

for Biological Sciences and Environmental Sciences QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017

# 44

for Chemistry Academic Ranking of World Universities 2015 by Subject

At a Glance International standards

Our courses have a strong regional focus, but are globally relevant. Many of our units are identical to those offered at the Clayton campus.

Research excellence

We have a strong research profile with established track records in the areas of cell biology and medical biosciences, chemistry, crop science, environment and ecology, food science and technology, genomics, and microbiology.

TOP 150 for Natural Science and Mathematics Academic Ranking of World Universities 2016 by Field

Education with a difference

Receive high-quality education that instills a strong knowledge of science to help you become independent, responsible, open-minded, self-motivated, and a critical thinker.

Diverse specialisations

Choose from specialisations in biology, biotechnology, food, medicinal chemistry, or medical bioscience – all taught by experienced researchers

All programs offered are recognised by the following organisations: • Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA), Australia • Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA)

Strong academic cohort

Learn under the guidance of highly qualified academics and professors with international backgrounds. Science Course Guide 2018

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Our research We are facing a wide range of complex challenges – environmental pressure, climate change, booming population and an ever-changing technological, economic and social landscape. Our future depends on bright minds, innovators and collaborators who can create impactful solutions. At Monash, we bring together interdisciplinary teams of researchers to collaboratively work on significant problems at the intersection of biology, chemistry and medicine, pushing the boundaries of fundamental and applied research to deliver solutions for food, water, environmental and health into the next century. The possibilities to be a driver of change are endless.

Cell biology and medical biosciences This research category includes studies in toxicology, gene delivery and expression, neuroscience, molecular virology and infectious disease, tissue regeneration, antibody engineering, cancer biology and proteomics.

Research highlights

● Host-pathogen relationships: Viruses that infect us device new and diverse strategies to exploit and suppress our natural anti-viral defense mechanisms. We study these strategies, with the insights gained paving the way for new anti-viral approaches. ● Molecular and cell biology for cancer: We are screening local medicinal plant-derived phytochemicals, which allow safe and continued ingestion, to develop treatments for life-threatening cancer diseases.

Chemistry We have established research strengths in chemical analysis, antioxidant activity assays and various other bioactivity tests of plant extracts, and natural product chemistry.

Research highlights

● Natural products: With artificial food colourants linked to potentially dangerous health consequences, we are looking for healthier alternatives in natural dye by identifying, characterising, and developing plants with exceptionally stable natural pigments. ● Polymer chemistry: We are developing carboxymethylcellulose hydrogels for anticancer drug delivery, and our lab is studying the controlled release pattern of these hydrogels.

Crop science Our researchers have major interests in understanding the genetics and biochemistry of rice, food processing and storage, bioactivity of glycyrrhizic acid from licorice, and the use of sago starch to produce value-added material.

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Research highlights

● Genetics and biochemistry of rice: Our research applies a combination of genetics, transcriptomics, proteomics, and biochemical assays to identify economically valuable genes in rice. ● Crop improvement: We are harnessing various bacteria and fungi for use as biocontrol or bioremediative agents. This includes studies on how endophytes could benefit plant growth by improving their vegetative growth and overall plant vigour.

Environment and Ecology In this category, we focus on tropical terrestrial and aquatic ecology with our expertise in the ecosystem functioning of forests, streams and wetlands, peat swamp forests.

Research highlights

● Tropical aquatic ecology: Our researchers have discovered new species of algae, fungi and invertebrates, including forms never before observed in tropical peat swamp forests. ● Biodiversity and water management: We are the first in this region to investigate the impacts of oil palm agriculture and climate change on Malaysian aquatic ecosystems.

Food Science and Technology Our areas of focus cover the identification of bioactive compounds in food and food waste byproducts, leading to the development of processes and technologies to maintain the safety and quality of food products over an extended shelf-life.

Research highlights

● Structure fats and functional foods: Trans fat increases the risk of heart disease and stroke, and margarine is a food with typically high levels of trans fat. We are modulating the physical properties of organogels to resemble margarine spreads, but without trans-fatty acids. ● Food encapsulation and processing: We partner with the industry to develop new food products that are safe, nutritious and wholesome. One of our studies investigates the effects of processing such as freezing and heating and their pretreatments on fruits and vegetables.

Genomics The School of Science manages the Genomics Facility, which is part of the Monash Malaysia’s Tropical Medicine and Biology Platform. Genomics is based on the ability to rapidly analyse DNA and RNA sequences, and it has applications in a broad range of areas including biology and microbiology, health, agriculture, aquaculture, environmental studies, biodiversity and chemistry.

Our current projects include full genome sequences of globally important fishes, genomics and metagenomics of bacteria and bacterial ecosystems, population genetics of rice and birds, and transcriptomics.

Microbiology This is the scientific discipline that examines microscopic organisms – bacteria, protozoal parasites, fungi and viruses. An understanding of microbiology enables us to advance our knowledge in molecular biology and in eradicating important pathogens of humans, animals and plants.

Research higlights

● Applied microbiology: We are exploring the potential use of bacteria and fungi as biocontrol and bioremediative agents for the control of plant diseases and removal of toxic metals and dyes. ● Pathogenic mechanisms of infectious diseases: We were the first to identify introns in Actinobacillus actinomycetemcomitans, an anaerobic bacteria that causes peridontal disease, furthering our understanding into the disease's onset.

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Science

Bachelor of Science KPT/JPT (R/421/6/0027) 10/20 - MQA/SWA0129

3 years February, July and October Malaysian Student

$

RM 42,200

International Student

RM 46,400

2018 fees per year

Career Paths Graduates of this course can find employment in areas such as: ● Clinical trials coordination ● Intellectual property management ● Biomedical product marketing

This degree offers flexibility in science education yet provides in-depth training in at least one specialised area. Your options range from cutting-edge theoretical and applied science to new interdisciplinary fields. In the first year, you will sample from a wide range of units before choosing the major sequence that suits your interest in the second year. Science graduates have diverse and interesting careers, but not all become scientists. A special feature of the course allows you to pursue non-science units at different schools, e.g., journalism, psychology, management, to form a study plan that suits your individual needs and career aspirations. You can also supplement a major with a minor sequence.

● Quality controller ● Science journalist ● Process control specialist ● Microbiologist

If you intend to undertake an honours year you should ensure you complete the specific units required as a prerequisite for honours in your chosen major area of study.

● Four units of level 1 science sequences ● Introduction to statistical reasoning or Statistical methods for science ● One science level 1 unit ● Two units from science or another school STAGE TWO ● Four units of science major ● Scientific practice and communication ● Three units from science or another school ● Four units of science major

● Biotechnology ● Genomics and bioinformatics ● Medicinal chemistry ● Psychology ● Tropical environmental biology It is recommended that you consider completing level 2 units in more than one area of science to maximise your choice of major at level 3.

PART C. FREE ELECTIVE STUDY (48 POINTS) Your elective units may be chosen from remaining units available in the Bachelor of Science course and will enable you to extend your major or to complete a second major or minor(s). Elective units may also be taken from non-science disciplines to broaden your knowledge or to complete a major or minor(s) from another course as long as you have the prerequisites and there are no restrictions on enrolment in the units. Notes

Overall, you must complete: ● A minimum of 96 points of core science studies

● Four units from science or another school

● No more than ten level 1 units (60 points) across the whole course

Course Requirements

Prerequisites

PART A. SCIENCE SPECIFIED STUDY (48 POINTS)

● English (Monash’s minimum English language requirements apply)

You must complete all of the following:

● A passing grade in one of Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, Geography, Psychology or Higher Level Mathematics (Australian Year 12 equivalent)

● At least six level 1 science units (36 points) including: a) a minimum of two level 1 science approved sequences b) at least one level 1 mathematics or

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Complete at least one science listed major from those listed below. A major requires eight units with no more than two units at level 1 (12 points) and at least three units (18 points) at level 3.

Recommended Program of Study

STAGE THREE

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PART B. SCIENCE LISTED MAJOR (48 POINTS)

● Applied microbiology

STAGE ONE

● Biotechnologist

● A minimum of ten science units (60 points) at level 2 and 3 (including the course core unit), with at least four science units (24 points) at level 3

Areas of Study

● Water authorities

● Analytical/Biomedical chemist

ii) Statistical methods for science ● The course core unit, Scientific practice and communication

During your first year, you choose a range of subjects to ensure a breadth of science knowledge. Areas such as chemistry, biology, and statistics, sit alongside innovative subjects like Earth to microbiology, biotechnology, environmental biology, and psychology. Throughout the course, you can focus entirely on science or pursue complementary interests outside science with the free-elective component of the degree.

Your program of study is dependent on the combination of compulsory units, major sequence and other units. Below is an example:

● Environmental management

i) Introduction to statistical reasoning

Course Structure

● Drug discovery and development ● Conservation and marine biology

statistics unit from:

“Learning has been fun. My lecturers and tutors are able to provide a clear understanding on the topics at hand, while still keeping them interesting. Monash also has a lot of great facilities and a good ambience.” KEVIN SURYA PERMANA Bachelor of Science student with a double major in microbiology and psychology

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Bachelor of Food Science and Technology KPT/JPT (N/541/6/0022) 06/19 - MQA/SWA0794

3 years February, July and October Malaysian Student

$

RM 42,200

International Student

RM 46,400

2018 fees per year

Have you always wanted to make a difference to the health and well-being of future generations? This is your opportunity. This course focuses on helping you to develop a greater understanding of the science of food, its importance to human nutrition and well being and the way raw materials are processed into food. It also focuses on aspects of food technology such as preservation, processing, packaging and distribution which ensure that food is safe, nutritious and wholesome. Graduates of this course are critical thinkers with skills and techniques related to the broad areas of food science and technology. You will have the knowledge of science across a range of science disciplines, with advanced knowledge and skills in a broad spectrum of areas relating to food science and technology. You will also have a better understanding of the importance of food to human nutrition and well-being.

Accreditation Career Paths You will find employment in national and multinational food companies in the following areas: ● Food product development ● Production ● Quality assurance and control ● Sensory analysis ● Food laws and regulations ● Sales and marketing ● Management

This course has been recognised by the International Union of Food Science and Technology (IUFoST) as having met regional guidelines in food science and technology programmes of study.

● Fundamentals of food science ● Introduction to statistical reasoning or Statistical methods for science ● One six-point elective unit STAGE TWO ● Food bioprocess technology ● Data analysis for science ● Biochemistry ● Spectroscopy and analytical chemistry ● Food chemistry ● Fundamentals of microbiology ● Scientific practice and communication ● One six-point elective unit STAGE THREE ● Food and industrial microbiology ● Human nutrition ● Food preservation ● Functional foods ● Food processing ● Food product development ● Food science internship ● Laboratory and workplace management

Areas of Study

Professional Attachment

The course provides a solid scientific foundation in chemistry, microbiology, biochemistry and the physical sciences, together with knowledge of the processing and formulation of agricultural raw materials into safe and nutritious food products.

During your second year, you will undergo at least an eight-week internship in the food manufacturing industry. This experience will provide you with real work experience and industry exposure. Previously, our students have engaged with companies like:

You will have the opportunity to study a broad range of topics like:

● Guinness Anchor Berhad

● Biology ● Biotechnology ● Chemistry ● Food biochemistry ● Food microbiology ● Human nutrition ● Laboratory management ● Strategic food management ● Food product development ● Food processing and preservation

● Nestle Manufacturing (M) Sdn Bhd ● MacFood Services (M) Sdn Bhd ● Lee Kum Kee (M) Foods Sdn Bhd ● Yeo Hiap Seng (M) Sdn Bhd ● Sushi King Sdn Bhd ● Flavor Inn Corporation Sdn Bhd ● Givaudan Malaysia Sdn Bhd ● Ace Canning Corporation Sdn Bhd ● Fiatec Biosystem Sdn Bhd

Course Requirements

● Statistics

The course comprises 144 points, of which 132 points are in food science and technology study and 12 points are free electives.

Recommended Program of Study

Elective units may be at any level, however, no more than 10 units (60 points) may be completed at level 1.

● Microbiology

STAGE ONE ● Biology I and II ● Fundamentals of biotechnology

Prerequisites

● Chemistry I advanced

● English (Monash’s minimum English language requirements apply)

● Chemistry II advanced

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● A passing grade in one of Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics (Australian Year 12 equivalent)

Science

Bachelor of Medical Bioscience KPT/JPT (N/721/6/0040) 06/19 - MQA/SWA0795

This course provides training in medical bioscience with a focus on medical/molecular diagnostics and medical biotechnology. You will study a wide range of topics including anatomy, biochemistry, cellular metabolism, immunology, medical microbiology, human physiology, pharmacology and pathology.

STAGE TWO

A special feature of the degree is its regionally appropriate perspective that is relevant to the local geographical and healthcare context, primarily achieved by the inclusion of suitable examples and case studies. An applied research project is available as an elective unit, enabling you to undertake meaningful research and further develop your technical skills.

● Scientific practice and communication

Upon completion of this course, you will have the knowledge of science across a range of disciplines, with a high level of understanding and appreciation in a broad spectrum of areas relating to medical bioscience. You will develop quantitative and qualitative research skills and will have an understanding of the importance of an ethical basis for scientific research and development activity particularly in the context of areas such as clinical/pathology laboratory skill and human health.

● Principles of pathology II

This course also equips you for employment in both the public and corporate/private sectors where the emphasis is on skills such as data collection, analysis and interpretation, presentation and communication skills, and the capacity to work in a team.

Professional Attachment

● Recombinant DNA technology ● Cellular metabolism ● Physiology of human body systems ● Physiology of human health ● One six-point elective unit

● Principles of pharmacology ● Medical bioscience internship

As a Medical Bioscience student, you will undergo an eight-week internship in diagnostic laboratories, hospitals, or relevant organisations. In the past, our students have worked in companies such as:

● Assunta Hospital

● Fundamentals of biotechnology ● Chemistry I advanced ● Chemistry II advanced ● Introduction to statistical reasoning or Statistical methods for science

● Clinical, diagnostic, pharmaceutical and forensic laboratories ● Healthcare industry ● Management ● Insurance ● Research ● Education

● Ace Labsystem

● Biomedical equipment and pharmaceutical sales

The course comprises 144 points of which 132 points are in biomedical science study and 12 points are free electives.

● Biology I and II

Our graduates go into areas such as:

● Pantai Premier Pathology

Course Requirements

STAGE ONE

Career Paths

● Pathology and Diagnostic laboratory

● Immunology

Recommended Program of Study

2018 fees per year

● Essentials of applied immunology

● Cellular metabolism

● Pharmacology

RM 46,400

● Molecular biology and biotechnology

● Biochemistry

● Pathology

International Student

● Fundamentals of toxicology

● Tawakal Hospital

● Microbiology

RM 42,200

● Medical microbiology

You will have the opportunity to study a broad range of topics including:

● Anatomy

$

● Principles of pathology I

● Pantai Hospital

● Chemistry

Malaysian Student

STAGE THREE

Areas of Study

● Recombinant DNA technology

February, July and October

● Fundamentals of microbiology

● Sunway Medical Centre

● Biology

3 years

● Biochemistry

Elective units may be at any level, however, no more than 10 units (60 points) may be completed at level 1.

Prerequisites ● English (Monash’s minimum English language requirements apply) ● A passing grade in Chemistry (Australian Year 12 equivalent) ● A passing grade in Biology and Mathematics (Australian Year 12 equivalent) is recommended

● Introduction to anatomy ● One six-point elective unit

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Bachelor of Science (Honours) KPT/JPT (R/421/6/0028) 10/20 - MQA/SWA0130

1 year February and July Malaysian Student

$

RM 42,200

International Student

RM 46,400

2018 fees per year

This is an additional one-year degree that you may opt to pursue after the first three years of undergraduate study, which will require the completion of coursework and a research project. A key component of the course is the completion of an original research project under the supervision of a member of our academic staff, culminating in the presentation of a thesis in your chosen field of research. You will gain a rich intellectual experience, a range of technical and communication skills as well as generic soft skills that are transferable across industries, and a pathway to postgraduate study for the higher degrees of Master of Science or Doctor of Philosophy.

Areas of Specialisation ● Biotechnology ● Food science and technology ● Medical bioscience ● Medicinal chemistry ● Psychology (February intake only) ● Tropical environmental biology

“Our students are equipped with critical thinking, problem solving and analytical skills through our supportive learning environment and internship programs. Importantly, they are empowered with confidence and resilience through knowledge, to prepare them for their career and life.” DR IRENE LING School of Science

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Entry Requirements For admission into Science Honours course, you must complete the requirement for the Bachelor of Science degree or a comparable qualification and obtained a distinction grade average (70%) or above in 24 points of studies in relevant units at level 3, and meet the normal Monash University English language requirements for undergraduate students.

Industry exposure Internships are a great way to gain work experience and prepare yourself for employment in the relevant industries. It lets you apply what you have learned at your faculty to the workplace, and provides you with the experience to tailor your academic learning to the needs of an industry partner as well as networking opportunities with potential employers. A Science-related work placement is offered as an elective unit to the Bachelor of Science students, and as a compulsory unit embedded within the course structure of the Bachelor of Food Science and Technology and Bachelor of Medical Bioscience. Our academics maintain strong engagement with industries to ensure a thriving platform for internship opportunities, and over the years, have worked with more than 100 companies to place our students.

“My internship was a unique experience as I gained knowledge on how various biological specimens such as blood, urine, organ tissue and pap smears were collected, analysed, and preserved. This industry exposure definitely consolidated what I learned from my undergraduate course.” GOH QI EN Bachelor of Medical Bioscience graduate Interned at Sunway Medical Centre

Find out more about Science work placements at sci.monash.edu.my/current/undergraduate/ internship/guidelines

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Postgraduate Diploma in Science KPT/JPT (N/421/7/0039) - MUM/APA/023

1 year February and July Coursework Malaysian Student

$

RM 40,280

International Student

This coursework and research program offers you with a higher level of experience in independent analysis and research in your chosen area of expertise. You will work closely with a supervisor who will provide you with academic and individual guidance in your chosen research project. This program is designed for students who do not hold a four-year Honours degree or equivalent but wish to undertake a higher level degree by research. Upon its completion, you can consider the option of pursuing a master’s by research degree or a PhD.

RM 44,308

2018 fees per year

Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to: ● demonstrate advanced knowledge and technical skills in at least one area of science ● develop, apply, integrate and generate scientific knowledge in professional contexts to analyse challenges and to develop effective solutions ● convey ideas and results effectively to diverse audiences and in a variety of formats, and present scientific work in a potentially publishable way

“Being a research student, it’s important to have access to all the latest technologies in the field and Monash is well-equipped with modern machines like HPLC, Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM), Confocal Microscope, Flow Cytometer, and quantitative real time PCR to support us in producing great projects and high impact research. Doing my PhD degree here has been one of my biggest learning experiences and it has shaped my career.” DR HIMANI NAILWAL PhD graduate Currently a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Massachusetts Medical School

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● work independently to undertake a scientific literature review, and to design, develop and implement a research project ● collect, organise, analyse, interpret and present data meaningfully, using mathematical and statistical tools as appropriate to the discipline of specialisation ● exercise personal, professional and social responsibility as a global citizen

Areas of Study ● Biotechnology ● Medical bioscience ● Medicinal chemistry ● Food science and technology ● Tropical environmental biology ● Psychology (*February intake only)

Science

Master of Science KPT/JPT (R/421/7/0012) 06/18 - MQA/SWA0121

This degree allows you to undertake independent research in a specific area of science over a shorter period of time than a PhD. If you are unsure whether a PhD is right for you, a Master of Science can give you the experience of what studying for a doctorate might be like, whilst developing your skills and earning a degree that will enhance your employment prospects. If you decide that you are passionate about your research, the option of upgrading to a PhD after the first year of the degree is available.

Areas of Study ● Biodiversity and Conservation ● Chemistry ● Environmental Science ● Food Science and Technology ● Genetics and Genomics ● Medical Bioscience ● Natural Products and Drug Discovery ● Microbiology ● Biotechnology ● Tropical Biology ● Infectious Disease

Course Structure

Entry Requirements Either a bachelor’s degree requiring at least four years of full-time study, and which normally includes a research component in the fourth year, leading to an honours degree class 1, 2A or upper 2B (with an overall mark of at least 65 or above) level; or ● a course leading to a level rated by the relevant school, faculty and central university committees as equivalent to an honours class 1, 2A or upper 2B (with an overall mark of at least 65 or above) degree; or ● a master’s degree that entails work, normally including a significant research component, at least equivalent to an honours degree (a ‘significant research component’ in a master’s degree will vary from discipline to discipline). It is normally expected that at a minimum, a grade of upper 2B (with an overall mark of at least 65 or above) has been obtained for the research thesis or project. Where ungraded, examiners’ reports will be taken into account; or ● have qualifications which in the opinion of the Monash Graduate Research Committee (GRC) are deemed equivalent.

2 years (Full-time) 4 years (Part-time)* Throughout the year

(Subject to availability of supervision)

Research Malaysian Student

RM 40,280

International Student

RM 44,308

2018 fees per year

* Part-time studies not available for international students

You must also satisfy Monash University’s minimum English language proficiency requirements for admission to this research degree.

Assessment is by thesis based on the results of your research carried out under supervision.

“Studying in Monash is definitely challenging but fun. As a student, I need to be responsible for my own learning path and this approach enables me to learn new technical knowledge as well as personal soft skills. This has developed my competency and prepared me for life in my further postgraduate studies and the working world.” DR TAN SIN MEI PhD graduate Currently a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Pretoria, South Africa

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Doctor of Philosophy KPT/JPT (R/210/8/0016) 03/20 - MQA/SWA0117

3-4 years (Full-time) 6-8 years (Part-time)* Your PhD research project is to be conceived from the outset as clearly achievable within three years equivalent full time, and you are expected to complete your degree within three to four years equivalent full time.

Throughout the year

(Subject to availability of supervision)

Research

A PhD in the School of Science allows you to independently formulate and investigate a research problem that will make a significant contribution to your enrolled discipline. Our graduates are highly employable, with many pursuing careers in academia and industry around the world. Your PhD research project should be conceived from the outset as clearly achievable within three years of equivalent full-time study, and you are expected to complete your degree within four years of equivalent full-time study. Your degree will consist of the research thesis and will require the completion of research training activities or professional development training.

Areas of Study ● Biodiversity and Conservation

Malaysian Student

● Chemistry

RM 40,280

International Student

RM 44,308

2018 fees per year

● Environmental Science ● Food Science and Technology ● Genetics and Genomics ● Medical Bioscience ● Natural Products and Drug Discovery ● Microbiology ● Biotechnology

* Part-time studies not available for international students

● Tropical Biology ● Infectious Diseases

Academic Staff All academic staff at the School of Science are active researchers in their disciplines and they use their research knowledge to inform their undergraduate teaching. This research-led teaching culture encourages continual teaching innovations, which will in turn ensure that you will be equipped with the most up-to-date knowledge and skills relevant to your chosen course. Our professors are amongst the best academics in Malaysia and are experts in their field, publishing in leading journals and being regularly invited to give lectures at international conferences and symposia and consulted by Government and industry.

Laboratory Facilities The School of Science has state-of-the-art laboratories and equipment that enhance your student experience by providing the opportunity for you to engage in advanced laboratory experiments. Such facilities also help you understand the use of modern

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Course Structure Assessment is by thesis based on the results of your research carried out under supervision.

Entry Requirements The minimum qualifications for admission to PhD candidature are: ● a bachelor’s degree requiring at least four years of full-time study in a relevant field, and which normally includes a research component in the fourth year, leading to an honours 1 or 2A in a relevant field; or ● a course leading to a level rated by the relevant department, faculty and committee as equivalent to an honours 1 or 2A in a relevant field; or ● a master’s degree that entails work, normally including a significant research component, at least equivalent to an honours degree in a relevant field (a ‘significant research component’ in a master’s degree will vary from discipline to discipline). It is normally expected that a grade of honours 2A has been obtained for the research thesis or project. Where ungraded, examiners’ reports will be taken into account; or ● have qualifications which in the opinion of the Monash Graduate Research Committee (GRC) are deemed equivalent. You must also satisfy Monash University’s minimum English language proficiency requirements for admission to this research degree.

scientific instruments. Some of our advanced facilities include laboratories and associated instruments for chemistry and biochemistry, cell culture and microscopy, food science, molecular genetics and genomics and medical science and biotechnology. In our laboratories, you will learn how to manipulate DNA, isolate and characterise chemicals and bioactive compounds, culture bacteria and cell lines, and sequence whole genomes. We recently established a new genomics laboratory, which has two of the latest bench-top DNA sequencers for both research and teaching. We also make use of Malaysia’s greatest asset – its outdoor laboratories, from tropical rainforests to coral reefs. If you are interested in a research degree, please contact our School Research and Postgraduate Studies Office for further details at [email protected]

“It has been a fantastic experience at Monash. I had the opportunity to work with a multidisciplinary team and learn from well-reputed scientists who are passionate about their work. The friendly atmosphere and constant support from my supervisors and lab mates also made studying and living in Malaysia a nice and memorable experience.” URSZULA KRZEMINSKA (left, and pictured with her supervisor Professor Sadequr Rahman) PhD student Awarded the Endeavour Fellowship 2015 from the Australian government

Urszula’s research focused on the population and evolutionary genetics of the invasive crow species, which demonstrates multiple strategies by which organisms successfully respond to new environments and adapt to a changing climate. Science Course Guide 2018

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A Guide to Courses, Fees, and Entry Requirements

Course

Prerequisites and additional requirements

Duration

Intakes

2018 Fees

3 years

February, July and October

Malaysian Student RM 42,200 (Per year)

International Student RM 46,400 (Per year)

English (Monash's minimum English language requirements apply) A passing grade in one of Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, Geography, Psychology or Higher Level Mathematics (Australian Year 12 equivalent)

Bachelor of Food Science and Technology

3 years

February, July and October

Malaysian Student RM 42,200 (Per year)

International Student RM 46,400 (Per year)

English (Monash's minimum English language requirements apply) A passing grade in one of Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics (Australian Year 12 equivalent)

Bachelor of Medical Bioscience

3 years

February, July and October

Malaysian Student RM 42,200 (Per year)

International Student RM 46,400 (Per year)

English (Monash's minimum English language requirements apply) A passing grade in Chemistry (Australian Year 12 equivalent) A passing grade in Biology and Mathematics (Australian Year 12 equivalent) is recommended

Bachelor of Science (Honours)

1 year

February and July

Malaysian Student RM 42,200 (Per year)

International Student RM 46,400 (Per year)

Master of Science

2 years (Full-time) 4 years (Part-time)

Throughout the year Subject to availability of supervision

Malaysian Student RM 40,280 (Per year)

International Student RM 44,308 (Per year)

Doctor of Philosophy

3-4 years (Full-time) 6-8 years (Part-time)

Throughout the year Subject to availability of supervision

Malaysian Student RM 40,280 (Per year)

International Student RM 44,308 (Per year)

School of Science Bachelor of Science Areas of Study MAJORS n Applied Microbiology n Biotechnology n Medical Chemistry n Psychology n Tropical Environment Biology

MINORS n Genetics n Chemistry

*The undergraduate entry requirements published in this brochure are for students who commence the MUFY program in 2017/2018. # Monash College Diploma Part 1 provides a pathway into Year 1 of corresponding undergraduate studies. ˆ Diploma of Higher Education Studies and Monash College Diploma Part 2 provide a pathway into Year 2 of corresponding undergraduate studies. **The Monash College Diploma Part 1 and 2 entry requirements published in this guide are for students commencing their undergraduate destination degree in 2019.

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Part 2 ˆ

Monash College Diploma** #

Part 1

Diploma of Higher Education Studies (DHES)ˆ

Foundation in Science and Technology, Sunway College

Foundation in Arts, Sunway College

UNSW Foundation Studies

High School Diploma, Vietnam

Sri Lankan General Certificate of Education (Advanced Level)

Ontario Secondary School Diploma

Program Matrikulasi (Matriculation Program), Malaysia

UEC, Malaysia

STPM, Malaysia

International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma

SMA3, Indonesia

All India Senior School Certificate

Indian School Certificate Examination

Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education

ATAR (International 2017) - Indicative score only

GCE A Level

QUALIFICATION

Commencing Monash University Foundation Year (MUFY) in 2017/2018*

sci.monash.edu.my 72.5%

9

80

20

70%

75%

8.5

28

9

4.2

2.67

78.6%

11

8.28

7.5

70%

70%

Pass 8 units

N/A

N/A

63.75%

8

75

19

65%

70%

8

26

8.67

5

2.33

75.5%

10

8.14

7

N/A

65%

Pass 8 units

N/A

N/A

67.5%

8

75

19

65%

70%

8

26

8.67

5

2.33

75.5%

10

8.14

7

N/A

65%

Pass 8 units

N/A

N/A

Requirements For admission into Science Honours course, students must complete the requirement for the Bachelor of Science degree or a comparable qualification and obtained a distinction grade average (70%) or above in 24 points of studies in relevant units at level three and meet the normal Monash University English language requirements for undergraduate students.

Requirements n A bachelor's degree requiring at least fours years of full-time study, and which normally includes a research component in the fourth year, leading to an honours degree class 1, 2A, or upper 2B (with an overall mark of at least 65 or above) level; or n A course leading to a level rated by the relevant school, faculty and central university committees as equivalent to an honours class 1, 2A, or upper 2B (with an overall mark of at least 65 or above) degree; or n A master's degree that entails work, normally including a significant research component, at least equivalent to an honours degree (a 'significant research component' in a master's degree will vary from discipline to discipline). It is normally expected that at a minimum, a grade of upper 2B (with an overall mark of 65 or above) has been obtained for the research thesis or project. Where ungraded, examiner's reports will be taken into account; or n A qualification deemed equivalent n Meet the English language requirements of the University

Requirements n A bachelor's degree requiring at least fours years of full-time study in a relevant field, and which normally includes a research component in the fourth year, leading to an honours 1 or 2A in a relevant field; n A course leading to a level rated by the relevant department, faculty and committee as equivalent to an honours 1 or 2A in a relevant field; or n A master's degree that entails work, normally including a significant research component, at least equivalent to an honours degree in a relevant field (a 'significant research component' in a master's degree will vary from discipline to discipline). It is normally expected that a grade of honours 2A has been obtained for the research thesis or project. Where ungraded, examiner's reports will be taken into account; or n A qualification deemed equivalent n Meet the English language requirements of the University

Entry requirements are subject to change. Please refer to monash.edu.my for the most current information.

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