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Honours Information Session
Faculty of Health Arts & Design
Dr. Karen Farquharson
Associate Dean (Research and
Engagement)
Faculty of Health, Arts and Design
Honours and Fourth Year
Associate Professor
Esther Milne
Program Convenor
Bachelor of Science (Honours) Z0466
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) N052
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Why do Honours?
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Personal/Professional Development
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Entry requirement for most post-graduate study (Masters, PhD,
Professional Doctorate)
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Gives you a competitive edge in the job market
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Strengths of Honours and Fourth Year Graduates
• Enriched and extensive knowledge base in their chosen
area
• Demonstrated capacity to show initiative and selfdirection in project management
• Advanced level of research and problem solving skills
• Advanced level of writing and communication skills
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Who is eligible for Honours?
• You are eligible if you have:
Satisfied the requirements of an undergraduate pass degree with a
relevant major
Achieved an average level of Credit or better. Students who achieve 2
Distinctions or better at third year may be considered
Individual streams vary so check with convenors during application
stage
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These streams are available under the BA Honours Degree:
Media (Esther Milne)
Social Science (Deb Dempsey)
Culture, Nature and Civilisation (Arran Gare)
Psychology (Christine Critchley)
Languages (Simone Battiston)
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Honours in Media (Games, Writing,
PR, Advertising, Cinema & Screen
Studies and Journalism)
Esther Milne
Convenor
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Honours in Media + Games + Journalism
Convenor: Dr Esther Milne [email protected]
Entry requirements:
• Credit or above average
• Demonstrated potential for research (eg Media/Lit Project; and
Information Society)
• Relevant, researchable idea for thesis topic
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Honours in Media + Games + Journalism
Course Structure
Course Work/Thesis
Media Research Seminar (first semester)
2 x Electives: (second semester)
Multiplatform Journalism
Media Public Policy
Media Theory and DVD production
Thesis (by dissertation or project) 15,000 – 18,000 words
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Examples of Projects and Theses
Examining the Representation of Female News Presenters on Australian
Television
Gansta Rap: Has hip-hop sold out? (DVD film & thesis)
Designing Fear: Creating Fear and Immersion Through the use of Gameplay
Mechanics
‘Hashtag is Spillard’: How the cycle of hegemony in the news was contested
on Twitter during Australia’s leadership spill
The Barrel and the Monkey: application of auteur theory to digital games
design
Trust Pink, Forget Feminism: stereotypes in Australian advertising
The Impact of neoliberalism on the Media in Democratic Nations
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Outcomes
• Industry: journalism, social media, PR, publishing, tutoring
• Further Research: Masters, PhD
Current PhD Candidates in Media include:
Sharing in Networked culture
• Domain Grrls: the history of an online group
• How to challenge a stereotype: media policy and intervention
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Screen Violence and Moral Panics
• Anonymity on Social Media
Interested in Media Honours 2015? contact [email protected]
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Social Science Honours
(sociology and politics)
Dr Deb Dempsey
Convenor
Faculty of Health, Arts and Design
Swinburne
Why do Social Sciences Honours?
•Prerequisite for further study: Masters or PhD
•Fewer graduates in the job market have a four year degree
May give you ‘edge’ with entry to Australian Government
Graduate programs.
• Skills development in doing research, intellectual problem-solving,
report writing, managing a project
• A rewarding challenge in a supportive, small group teaching
environment
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Social Science
Social Science Honours Students:
• Design and carry out their own project
• Work closely with their supervisor in developing,
undertaking and writing up their projects
• Attend weekly seminars with their peers
• Quite a different experience from tutorials/lectures!
Entry requirements
• You must have completed an undergraduate pass
degree with a major in Politics or Sociology
• 70 grade point average (Sociology or Politics marks
particularly important)
• Feasible topic
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Subjects
First semester:
(12.5 credit points) HAF445 Issues in the Social Sciences
(12.5 credit points) HAF440 Seminar A
(25 credit points) HAF442 Thesis A (meetings with
supervisor)
Second semester:
(25 credit points) HAF441 Seminar B
(25 credit points) HAF443 Thesis B (meetings with
supervisor)
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Some recent Honours theses titles and topics
‘For more than just the postcard’: Understanding the experiences of Australian
undergraduate exchange students
Slutwalk or Tart Parade? The de-politicisation of third wave feminism and
sexual violence prevention in Australian newspapers
‘This unholy asylum seeker mess’: Australia’s asylum seeker policy under the
Rudd Government
Inauspicious, intemperate and independent: Australia-US relations 1972-76
Does Youth Allowance policy disadvantage rural and remote young people?
Grandparents doing gender: Experiences of grandmothers and grandfathers
caring for grandchildren in Australia
For the love of the game: Women playing Aussie rules football
How do gay identifying punks form notions of identity?
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Social Sciences Honours Bursaries
- A bursary of $1,000 each is awarded to the top
Sociology and Politics Honours applicant each year
- In 2014, the recipients were Christopher Mudaliar
(Politics) and Teresa Soderlund (Sociology)
ours applicant each year
In 2014, the recipients were Christopher AA
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Interested?
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Contact me at [email protected] Happy to meet up
for a chat about your project and/or recommend a suitable
supervisor if you are unsure
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Applications close Friday Feb 13 2015 (apply by the end of
the year if possible) Specify ‘Social Sciences’ strand on your
application form.
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http://www.future.swinburne.edu.au/courses/Bachelor-ofArts-%28Honours%29-BH-ARTS/local#apply
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You will need to write 150 words about your proposed
project and give the name of your preferred supervisor on
the form.
SCIENCE | TECHNOLOGY | INNOVATION | BUSINESS | DESIGN
Swinburne
Culture, Nature,
Civilization
Arran Gare
Convenor
Faculty of Health, Arts and Design
Swinburne
How does it work?
Course structure:
Two Coursework subjects:
Narrative, Discourse Ideology, in Semester 1.
Globalization, Subjugation, Liberation in Semester 2.
Students can begin in either first or second semester,
and take these units in either order.
A Thesis Component: This consists of a thesis of 15,000
words.
This stream accepts students from any major in the BA.
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Examples of Project
More than a hundred students have completed this stream, with theses
having been written in cultural studies, politics, philosophy, history,
feminism, literature, film and media studies, Japanese studies and Italian
studies. It is now designed to also serve students majoring in
sustainability management. The titles of the four students’ theses who
complete their degree last semester provides some idea of the range of
topics that can be covered:
Intersubjective Narrative Identity; Reviving Schelling’s Naturphilosophie;
The Development of Human Rights; and A Philosophical Exploration of
How Different Cultures Treat, Translate, and Transform Suffering.
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Expected Outcomes
Graduates from this course frequently go on to postgraduate research
courses, with more than ten graduates having completed Ph.D.s.
Essentially, this is a trans-disciplinary course, providing the education
traditionally known as ‘liberal arts’. It sets students up for a wide range of
careers, and graduates have gone into, among other areas, the media,
politics, journalism, NGOs such as Oxfam, the civil service, academia and
business.
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Arts Honours
(Languages)
Dr Simone Battiston (Italian)
Dr Theresa Savage (Japanese)
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Why do an Arts Honours (Languages)?
• Prerequisite for further study: Masters or PhD
• Fewer graduates in the job market have a four year degree
• May give you ‘edge’ with entry to Australian Government Graduate
programs.
• Skills development in doing research, intellectual problem-solving, report
writing, managing a project within an Italian- or Japanese language and
culture setting
• Thesis to be written in either English or in the target language (Italian or
Japanese)
• A rewarding challenge in a supportive, small group teaching environment
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Language Honours Students:
Design and carry out their own project
Work closely with their supervisor in developing,
undertaking and writing up their projects
Further develop their Italian or Japanese language skills
Attend weekly seminars with their peers
Quite a different experience from tutorials/lectures!
Entry requirements
You must have completed an undergraduate pass degree
with a major in Italian or Japanese
70 grade point average (Italian or Japanese language and
culture marks particularly important)
Feasible topic
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Subjects (Italian)
First semester:
(25 credit points) ITA40001 Italian Seminar A
(25 credit points) ITA40002 Italian Seminar B
Second semester:
(25 credit points) ITA40003 Italian Thesis A (meetings with
supervisor)
(25 credit points) ITA40004 Italian Thesis B (meetings with
supervisor)
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Subjects (Japanese)
First semester:
- (25 credit points) JPN40001 Japanese Seminar A
- (25 credit points) JPN40002 Japanese Seminar B
Second semester:
- (25 credit points) JPN40003 Japanese Thesis A
(meetings with supervisor)
- (25 credit points) JPN40004 Japanese Thesis B
(meetings with supervisor)
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Some recent thesis titles and topics
• Hiroko Woods , Comparative study of traits attributed to animals in Korean
and Japanese proverbs (supervised by Theresa Savage)
The Il Globo (1959-1993) Project (supervised by Simone Battiston)
• Brent Edwards (2008), Australian post-war immigration issues according
to Italian-language newspaper Il Globo, 1959–1969 (later published in
Migration Studies, Vol. 46, No. 176, pp. 850-866, 2009)
• Justin D’Andrea (2009), Australian multicultural policies according to
Italian-language newspaper Il Globo, 1969–1979
• Clare Johansson (2011), The editorial commentary of the Italian-language
newspaper Il Globo from 1979 to 1989: A critical analysis (later published
in Media History, Vol. 20, No. 4, pp. 416-430, 2014)
• Daniella Sepe (2013), The ethnic print media sector in Australia: A critical
study of the Italian-language newspaper Il Globo from 1979 to 1993
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Language Honours Bursaries
A bursary of $1,000 is awarded to the top Italian
Honours applicant (NEW)
$1,000 bursary is awarded to the top Japanese
Honours applicant (NEW)
The Charles D’Aprano Scholarship is awarded every
second year to the top Italian Studies applicant wishing
to do research in Italy (at undergraduate or
postgraduate level) ($2,000 in 2013—amount to be
confirmed in due course)
licanhin000 in 2013—amount to be confirmed in due course)
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Interested?
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Contact Simone Battiston at [email protected] for Italian or
Theresa Savage at [email protected] for Japanese. Happy to meet
up for a chat about your project and/or recommend a suitable
supervisor if you are unsure
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Applications close Friday Feb 13 2015 (apply by the end of the year if
possible) Specify ‘Languages’ strand on your application form.
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http://www.future.swinburne.edu.au/courses/Bachelor-of-Arts%28Honours%29-BH-ARTS/local#apply
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You will need to write 150 words about your proposed project and give
the name of your preferred supervisor on the form.
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Honours in Psychology
Post Graduate Diploma in
Psychology
Dr Christine Critchley
Convenor
Faculty of Health, Arts and Design
Swinburne
How does it work?
Core subjects:
• Psychological Assessment
• Ethical and Professional Issues
• Advanced Quantitative Methods
• Theses A and B
Elective subjects (must do two) :
• Contemporary Psychology
• Neuroscience Methods
• Counselling Psychology
• Neuropsychology Methods
• Current issues in Social Psychology*
• (7 subjects in total)
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Entry requirements:
Two steps:
Must have:
Credit level in all second and third year psychology subjects (with
one exception)
Then ranked:
Average of all psychology second (1/3) and third year (2/3)
psychology subjects
Aim for mid 70’s - 80
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Examples of Projects
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Burnout in flight attendants
Depression and anxiety
Trust in environmental scientists and climate change scepticism
Forensic Psychology
Eyewitness testimony of children
Jury decision making and procedural justice
Materialism and well being: Does money make us happy?
Motivations for fatherhood
Body dysmorphic disorders
Autobiographical memory and post-traumatic stress
Psychosocial aspects of living with Parkinsons Disease
Anxiety and impulsive purchasing
Neuroimaging
Cognitive development and suppliments
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Expected Outcomes
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PhD by research
Masters by research
Masters in Clinical Psychology
Masters in Counselling Psychology
Doctorate in Clinical Psychology
Doctorate in Counselling Psychology
Combined PhD Masters in Clinical Psychology
Registration as a Probationary Psychologist
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Psychophysiology/
Cognitive Neuroscience
Dr Andrew Pipingas
Convenor
Faculty of Health, Arts and Design
Swinburne
Areas of Research
The following strands are available in BSc(Hons):
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Biomedical Technology
Cognitive Neuroscience
Health Science
Psychophysiology
Psychology*
Sport Science
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How does it work?
Semester 1
NPS40003 Project 1 (25cp)
NEU40002 Neuroscience Methods (12.5cp)
PSY40001 Advanced quantitative methods (12.5cp)
Semester 2
NPS40001 Project 2 (37.5cp)
NEU40001 Neuropsychology methods (12.5cp)
Course Entry – credit average and above
Neuro equivalent major
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Examples of Project
Biological basis of personality
Nutrition/supplements, brain function and ageing
Nutrition/supplements and mood
Neuroimaging of visual attention
Emotional intelligence and education
ERPs and emotional control
Social and affective cognitive neuroscience
Brain electrical activity and neurodevelopment
Drugs and driving
Neurocognitive ageing and cardiovascular function
Physiological monitoring during sleep and attention
Methods: Computerised cognitive, mood and stress,
biomedical, EEG, cardiovascular, bloods, MRI, MEG,
MRI+EEG, MEG+EEG, eye movement, TMS, driving
simulator
A/Prof Andrew Pipingas x5215 [email protected]
List of 2014 Projects/Supervisors
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Expected Outcomes
Personal Development
Honours is entry requirement for most postgraduate courses (eg.
Masters, PhD, Professional Doctorate)
Competitive edge in the job market – hospitals, research facilities,
pharma/nutraceutical, food, technology
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Biomedical Technology
Dr Mark Schier
Convenor
Faculty of Health, Arts & Design
Swinburne
How does it work?
Similar structure to Psychophysiology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Sports Science
Semester 1
NPS4003
NEU40002
STA60001
Project 1 (25cp)
Neuroscience Methods (12.5cp)
Statistical Practice 1 (12.5cp)
Semester 2
NPS40001
MBP40001
Project 2 (37.5cp)
Biomedical Research Topics (12.5cp)*
* Alternative units
STA60005 Statistical Practice 2 (12.5 cp)
NEU40001 Neuropsychology Methods (12.5 cp)
Course Entry - average of 65% and above
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Examples of Previous Projects
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Effects of visual flicker on blood pressure
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Physiological monitoring during sleep and attention
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Performance related to music
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Golf putting and heart rate variability
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Somatosensory evoked responses and meditation
Future Projects
Human visual monitoring
Human performance and physiological measures
Development of technology for measurement
EEG and ERP studies
many others – which may be supervisor dependent
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Health Science
(Public Health & Health
Promotion Streams)
Dr Sarah McLean
Faculty of Health, Arts & Design
Swinburne
How does it work?
Semester 1
SOC30011 Social Research Design: Principles and Methods (12.5 cp)
SOC30001 Qualitative Research Methods (12.5 cp)
Semester 2
PEH40001
Honours Seminars (25 cp)
PEH40002
Honours Project (50 cp)
Course Entry - average of >65% in final year *
*Additional entry requirements may be required for Health Promotion
stream
SCIENCE | TECHNOLOGY | INNOVATION | BUSINESS | DESIGN
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Examples of Previous Projects
Public Health
Process evaluation of the Water Management Plans at selected correctional
Facilities in Victoria
Investigating the microbiological quality of culturally diverse, ready to eat
foods
The Spread of Meningococcal Disease via Drinking Vessels
An investigation into microbial quality of raw bovine milk from selected bulk
tanks in Victoria
Future Projects
Public Health
Effect of water temperature on food handler hand hygiene
Health Promotion
An exploration of the perspectives and experiences of students who are
smokers of Swinburne University Smoke Free policy
SCIENCE | TECHNOLOGY | INNOVATION | BUSINESS | DESIGN
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Bachelor of Health
Science (Sports Science)
Honours Opportunities
Skill Acquisition/ motor learning
- Decision making in team sports
- Assessing cognitive and physical performance
- Cognitive effort
SCIENCE | TECHNOLOGY | INNOVATION | BUSINESS | DESIGN
Swinburne
Biomechanics
Swinburne
Technical evaluation of sports skills
Gait analysis
Sports equipment /
Wearable technologies
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Performance analysis
Swinburne
Evaluation of in game performance
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Other potential areas
Swinburne
What are your research interests?
- Other sports science related projects may be available
- If you are interested in another area of sports science –
please contact Clare MacMahon
([email protected]) to see if we can
accommodate.
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B. Design (Honours)
B. Design
(Communication Design )
Dr. Simone Taffe
Convenor
Faculty of Life and Social Sciences
Student Panel Q&A
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ADMISSION PROCESS
Bridie Clarke
Admissions Coordinator
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