Bachelor of Forest Science and Management with Honours
About this course
The Bachelor of Forest Science and Management with Honours is a year of full-time (or part-time equivalent) directed independent study, which is offered to those students who demonstrate a meritorious performance in their undergraduate studies.
The honours degree may be a completion point for those students who are seeking an opportunity to focus on an area of environmental science or management and improve their employment prospects. Alternatively, honours may provide a starting point for entry into postgraduate studies.
Students are introduced to research methodology under the close supervision of a member of staff who possesses expertise in the chosen area of study. It involves a close working relationship, and mutual responsibilities, between supervisor and student.
Prior to lodging an application, interested applicants must contact the University to discuss their eligibility and to find a suitable honours supervisor for their proposed honours topic. For more information refer to the School of Environment, Science and Engineering Honours Handbook.
Graduates are suited to careers in plantation and natural forest management in areas such as carbon sequestration, integrated tree cropping and farm forestry, national parks and protected area management, environmental impact assessment and monitoring and environmental education and interpretation. Graduates also have opportunities to develop careers as researchers and can aim for further research qualifications by undertaking a PhD.
Graduates are eligible for membership of the Institute of Foresters of Australia.
MySCU is a student's point of entry to a range of online services and resources that support study and student life. The portal includes unit learning sites and information sites where students can access resources, communication tools and useful links that are integral to their studies.
The web-based study environment Blackboard Learn delivers an advanced online learning environment for students and lecturers to communicate and collaborate through virtual meeting spaces, classrooms, and discussion boards. They can share files, presentations and applications. If a tutorial or lecture is recorded, students can view it afterwards.
Learning materials include the provision of unit information guides, study guides and readings. Students may need to purchase or access prescribed text books.
The Academic Skills team supports student learning by offering online and on-campus academic skills workshops, assignment reviews and small group or one-on-one face-to-face, phone or Skype consultations during business hours 9am to 4.30pm. Appointments can be made via the MySCU Hub ‘Connect Now’ button or on the Academic Skills home page. Students can also book appointments online in Career Hub.
The YourTutor service provides online after-hours study support for SCU students. This service is available from 4pm to midnight Sunday to Friday via the 'Connect Now' button on MySCU Hub or from a link in nominated unit learning sites. The YourTutor service offers generic writing feedback and live online chat assistance for foundational concepts and study skills.
Equipment and facilities
Southern Cross University provides students with modern well equipped teaching spaces such as lecture theatres, classrooms, and studios or laboratories tailored to meet the needs of specific study disciplines. Contemporary audiovisual equipment is standard in most teaching venues, and students have access to computer labs for individual study purposes.
See the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, in conjunction with the Specific Award Rules listed below.
Table of contents
Rules concerning Bachelors Degrees with Honours (where Honours is taken as a separate year) can be found under Rule 5 in the University’s Rules Relating to Awards.
The Honours course comprises a Proposal, a Major study, a Minor Study and a Research Seminar. Major Studies may be taken in any area of Forest Science or Management, subject to the approval of the Head, School of Environment, Science and Engineering.
Minor Studies may be taken from the same or a related area of study, subject to specific topics being approved by the Head, School of Environment, Science and Engineering.
With the approval of the Head, School of Environment, Science and Engineering, one or both Minor Studies may be substituted by prescribed coursework and examination.
Schedule of units
How to apply
Interested applicants need to contact the School directly to discuss their eligibility and to find a suitable honours supervisor for their proposed honours topic prior to lodging their application. Apply directly to the University.
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From the 1st of June, 2017, the term 'Distance Education' has been replaced with 'Online'