To be read in conjunction with the program of study requirements for the Bachelor of Science (Honours) 4 years.

The Clean Technology Specialisation is offered as part of the Bachelor of Science (Honours) and requires four years of full-time study (or the equivalent part-time). The Specialisation is offered by the School of Biological Sciences, School of Chemical and Physical Sciences, School of the Environment and the School of Computer Science Engineering and Mathematics within the Faculty of Science and Engineering.

Specialisations have different admission requirements to other programs of study available in the Bachelor of Science (Honours). In order to undertake a Specialisation students must be admitted to the Specialisation program. The name of the Specialisation will appear on the transcript and parchment.

Within the Bachelor of Science (Clean Technology) students will have the option of three streams: namely a Technology Solutions Stream, an Environmental Solutions Stream and a Biological Solutions Stream. The topic sequence for each forms a coherent and explicit path towards a comprehensive appreciation of, and competence in, the appropriate underlying science.

Admission requirements

The minimum requirements for consideration for entry to all undergraduate courses are specified in detail in the University Entry Requirements. Successful completion of one of SACE Mathematical Methods, Mathematical Studies, or Specialist Mathematics or equivalent IB or interstate subjects is required.

In order to progress into the Honours year of this program, a student must complete 108 units of the Bachelor of Science (Clean Technology) achieving an academic standard of a GPA greater than or equal to 5.

As well as the student's undergraduate record, the availability of an academic supervisor for the research project will be taken into account.

Course aims

The goal of this course will be to provide a high quality education by providing both an awareness of current issues and the various technological approaches to solving these issues. The streaming structure of the course will see many issues covered during the degree. The Honours year will underpin ongoing professional development, preparing graduates for further study in disciplines related to Clean Technology science or for a career in a science-related field or in other areas where the range of skills and knowledge acquired is needed or desirable.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course, graduates should be able to:

  • demonstrate a capacity to understand and apply modern scientific principles;
  • demonstrate skills in the retrieval and presentation of scientific information both orally and in writing to scientific and non-scientific audiences;
  • show proficiency in critical analysis of information and capacity to solve problems;
  • analyse and evaluate numerical data;
  • demonstrate competence in the practical use of relevant computer and information technology;
  • work effectively in a team and form strong multidisciplinary educational links through joint team projects that cross the traditional areas of science;
  • understand and articulate the role of science in society;
  • appreciate the ethical issues raised through the study of science;
  • understand clean technology and have a sound grounding in multidisciplinary areas of clean technology;
  • demonstrate an increased understanding of current industrial practice, issues with these practices and potential solutions to these issues;
  • demonstrate a range of professional, scientific and computational skills that will enhance employment opportunities in a wide range of industrial and governmental institutions.

In addition, the Honours year will enable graduates to:

  • critically analyse the scientific literature and use this as a basis for planning research projects;
  • understand how scientific research is funded;
  • formulate hypothesises and design appropriate experiments to test them;
  • use appropriate advanced methods, techniques, equipment and instrumentation to ethically collect scientific data;
  • use appropriate statistical methods to analyse scientific data;
  • communicate their findings to a variety of audiences in written and spoken form.

Program of study

To qualify for the Bachelor of Science (Honours) (Clean Technology) a student must complete 144 units, with a grade of P or NGP or better in each topic, according to the program of study below.

No more than 45 units of First Year level topics may be included in the 108 units for the degree. A topic cannot be counted twice.

Elective topics to complete 144 units may be selected from any offered within the University or, with approval from the Faculty of Science and Engineering, from outside the University, provided any course and prerequisite requirements are met.

Not all topics are necessarily available in a given year.

Upon completion of at least 103.5 units and with a GPA of 5 or more in the last 36 units of study, students may commence the Fourth Year Honours program. Students who do not meet the GPA requirement will exit with the Bachelor of Science (Clean Technology) on completion of 108 units

Except where there is an approved double specialisation (see Bachelor of Science program of study) the same upper level (2xxx or above) topic cannot be counted twice. For example an upper level topic that is counted towards a specialisation may not also be counted towards a minor.

Students undertake one of three streams in the Clean Technology Specialisation:

Details of the material covered in each stream follows:

Technology Solutions Stream - new sensors, solar cells, water filtration membranes etc.

Environmental Solutions Stream - monitoring, actions, groundwater, environmental health etc.

Biological Solutions Stream - remediation, biorestoration application of biological systems to the development of clean technologies, bioenergy including microbial fuels cells, biogas production, biofuels etc.

First Year

36 units comprising:

Core - Year 1 topics

EASC1101 Earth and Environmental Sciences (4.5 units)
BIOL1102   Molecular Basis of Life (4.5 units)
CTEC1101 Clean Technology 1 (4.5 units)
MATH1121 Mathematics 1A (4.5 units)

Plus one of

BIOL1101 Evolution of Biological Diversity (4.5 units) *
EASC1102
Marine Sciences (4.5 units) **

Plus Year 1 topics from one of the following streams:

Stream - Technology Solutions - Year 1 topics#

CHEM1101 Chemical Structure and Bonding (4.5 units)
CHEM1102 Modern Chemistry (4.5 units)

OR:

Stream - Environmental Solutions - Year 1 topics

One of :

CHEM1101 Chemical Structure and Bonding (4.5 units)
CHEM1201 General Chemistry (4.5 units)

Plus:

CHEM1202 Chemistry for the Life Sciences (4.5 units)

OR:

Stream - Biological Solutions - Year 1 topics

One of :

CHEM1101 Chemical Structure and Bonding (4.5 units)
CHEM1201 General Chemistry (4.5 units)

Plus:

CHEM1202 Chemistry for the Life Sciences (4.5 units)

Elective - Year 1 topics

4.5 unit Elective#

*Students undertaking the Technology Solutions and Biological Solutions Stream must do this topic
** Students undertaking the Environmental Solutions Stream must do this topic
#Students without Year 12 Chemistry who want to follow the Technology Solutions Stream should choose CHEM1201 General Chemistry as their elective to enable them to do the core topics CHEM1101 and CHEM1102

Technology Solutions Stream

Stream - Technology Solutions - Year 2 topics

36 units comprising:

CHEM2701 Chemical Reactivity (4.5 units)
CHEM2711 Spectroscopy and Data Analysis (4.5 units)
CHEM2702 Organic Reactions (4.5 units)
CHEM2712 Separation Science (4.5 units)
CTEC2101 Clean Technology 2 (4.5 units)
ENVS2712 Environmental Change and Human Health (4.5 units)

Plus

9 units of electives *

Stream - Technology Solutions - Year 3 topics

36 units comprising:

CHEM3701 Applied Spectroscopy and Electrochemistry(4.5 units)
CHEM3711 Organic Synthesis and Mechanism (4.5 units)
EASC2702 Global Climate Change (4.5 units)
CHEM3702 Inorganic and Organometallic Chemistry (4.5 units)
CHEM3712 Introduction to Polymer Science (4.5 units)
CTEC3101 Clean Technology 3 (4.5 units)

Plus

9 units of electives*

*Stream - Technology Solutions - Recommended Electives

GEOG2700 Geographical Information Systems (4.5 units)
GEOG2701  Introduction to Remote Sensing  (4.5 units)
ENVS3732 Environmental Impact Assessment (4.5 units)
BIOD2701 Biodiversity and Conservation (4.5 units)

Environmental Solutions Stream

Stream - Environmental Solutions - Year 2 topics

36 units comprising:

ENVS2712 Environmental Change and Human Health (4.5 units)
ENVS2741 Microbiology of our Environment (4.5 units)
ENVS2761 Hydrology (4.5 units)
GEOG2700 Geographical Information Systems (4.5 units)
EASC2702 Global Climate Change (4.5 units)
CTEC2101 Clean Technology 2 (4.5 units)

Plus

9 units of electives #

Stream - Environmental Solutions - Year 3 topics

36 units comprising:

EASC3751 Hydrochemistry (4.5 units)
EASC3741 Groundwater (4.5 units)
ENVS3731 Ecohydrology (4.5 units)
ENVS3732 Environmental Impact Assessment (4.5 units)
ENVS3741 Public Health and Environmental Toxicology (4.5 units)
CTEC3101 Clean Technology 3 (4.5 units)

Plus

9 units of electives #

# Stream - Environmental Solutions - Recommended Electives

CHEM2711 Spectroscopy and Data Analysis (4.5 units)
BIOD2701 Biodiversity and Conservation (4.5 units)
ENVS3742 Emerging Issues in Australian Environmental Management (4.5 units)
ENVS3760 Environmental Agency Placement (4.5 units)
ENVS3761 Extended Environmental Agency Placement (4.5 units)
GEOG2701 Introduction to Remote Sensing (4.5 units)

Biological Solutions Stream

Stream - Biological Solutions - Year 2 topics

BIOL2701 Experimental Design and Statistics for Biology (4.5 units)
BIOL2712 Animal Diversity (4.5 units)
BIOL2711 Ecology (4.5 units)
BIOL2702 Genetics, Evolution and Biodiversity (4.5 units)
CTEC2101 Clean Technology 2 (4.5 units)
ENVS2712 Environmental Change and Human Health (4.5 units)

Plus

9 units of electives**

Stream - Biological Solutions - Year 3 topics

BIOL3701 Conservation Biology and Restoration Ecology(4.5 units)
BIOL3711 Plant and Algal Diversity(4.5 units)
BIOL3761 Foundations in Microbiology(4.5 units)
BIOL3722 Conservation and Ecological Genetics(4.5 units)
BIOL3702 Marine and Freshwater Biology(4.5 units)
CTEC3101 Clean Technology 3 (4.5 units)

Plus

9 units of electives**

** Stream - Biological Solutions - Recommended Electives

CHEM2711 Spectroscopy and Data Analysis (4.5 units)
GEOG2700 Geographical Information Systems (4.5 units)
GEOG2701 Introduction to Remote Sensing (4.5 units)
ENVS2741 Microbiology of our Environment (4.5 units)
ENVS3732 Environmental Impact Assessment (4.5 units)
BIOD2701 Biodiversity and Conservation (4.5 units)
EASC2702 Global Climate Change (4.5 units)

Core - Honours Year topics

36 units comprising

CPES7700A  Honours Research Project  (4/5/22.5 units)
CPES7700B  Honours Research Project  (4/5/22.5 units)
CPES7700C  Honours Research Project  (4/5/22.5 units)
CPES7700D  Honours Research Project  (4/5/22.5 units)
CPES7700E  Honours Research Project  (4/5/22.5 units)

Plus

CPES7701  Advanced Research Skills  (4.5 units)
CPES7711  Advanced Techniques in Chemical and Physical Science  (4.5 units)
CPES7721  Advanced Chemical and Physical Science  (4.5 units)

 

Combined degrees

The Bachelor of Science (Honours) (Clean Technology) may also be studied in a combined degrees program with any Bachelor degree in the Faculty of Science and Engineering.