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Monash University Handbook 2010

2010 Postgraduate Handbook change register

Authorised changes to course and areas of study entries in the handbook:

  • are recorded in the table below
  • are noted in the course or area of study entry when it has been altered
  • superceed any previously published information in the 2010 Postgraduate Handbook.

The notes in this register must be read in conjunction with the course or area of study entry provided in the Handbook.

Courses are listed in articulation order alphabetically, although where the same change has been made to a group of courses, a course may be listed within a group, therefore more than one listing may occur for a course.

COURSES

2529 Faculty Certificate in Corporate Environmental Management
2527 Graduate Certificate in Corporate Environmental and Sustainability Management
4021 Graduate Certificate in Interreligious Studies
2528 Graduate Diploma in Corporate Environmental and Sustainability Management
0095 Graduate Diploma in Environment and Sustainability
3800 Master of Australian Studies
3090 Master of Corporate Environmental and Sustainability Management
3783 Master of Environment and Sustainability
3086 Master of International Development and Environmental Analysis

The following unit:

  • BTX4200 Sustainability regulation

Replaces:

  • BTX9100 Sustainability regulation

Date recorded 19.10.2009

2529 Faculty Certificate in Corporate Environmental Management

The following note added:

  • This course can only be taken on a part time basis over a minimum of one year due to unit offerings.

Date recorded: 04.12.2009

2158 Graduate Certificate in Civil Ceremonies

The following note added:

  • This course is not available to international student visa holders.

Date recorded: 04.12.2009

The following note added:

  • This course can only be taken on a part time basis over a minimum of one year due to unit offerings.

Date recorded: 04.12.2009

2527 Graduate Certificate in Corporate Environmental and Sustainability Management

The following note was added:

  • This course is not available to international student visa holders.

Date recorded 19.10.2009

4021 Graduate Certificate in Interreligious Studies

Requirements

The following unit:

  • JWM4030 Jewish history, Jewish memory

Replaces:

  • JWM5030 Jewish history, Jewish memory

Date recorded 19.10.2009

1764 Graduate Certificate in Maintenance Management
3460 Graduate Certificate in Pharmacy Practice
1765 Graduate Certificate in Reliability Engineering
2982 Graduate Certificate in Wound Care
0172 Graduate Diploma in Economic Studies
1753 Graduate Diploma in Engineering Maintenance Management
1759 Graduate Diploma in Family Medicine
2103 Graduate Diploma in Law
2105 Graduate Diploma in Law (Commercial Law)
3397 Graduate Diploma in Law (Human Rights)
2299 Graduate Diploma in Law (Intellectual Property)
2790 Graduate Diploma in Law (International and Comparative Law)
3384 Graduate Diploma in Law (Workplace and Employment Law)
3399 Graduate Diploma in Local Government Law
3394 Graduate Diploma in Regulatory Studies
2984 Graduate Diploma in Wound Care
2970 Master of Biomedical Science (Part 1)
0175 Master of Business Systems (Research)
3454 Master of Clinical Pharmacy
0099 Master of Family Medicine
3412 Master of Forensic Medicine
1895 Master of Information Technology (Research)
4411 Master of International Business and Master of European and International Studies
3194 Master of Philosophy
3380 Doctor of Juridical Science

Information about 'Minimum grade for course completion' and/or 'Minimum grade for articulation' added.

Date recorded: 02/06/10

3515 Graduate Certificate in Science Studies

The following minor sequence is not available:

  • mathematics and modelling

Date recorded: 30.100.2009

4041 Graduate Certificate in Translation Studies

The following note deleted:

  • This course is not available to international student visa holders.

Date recorded: 04.12.2009

3848 Graduate Diploma in Business

The following note deleted:

  • This course is not available to international student visa holders.

Date recorded: 11.01.2010

3399 Graduate Diploma in Local Government Law

Structure

The following text:

  • This course consists of eight 6-point coursework units, including one core local government law units.

Replaces:

  • This course consists of eight 6-point coursework units, including two core local government law units.
Requirements

The core unit below has been moved to the list of elective units:

  • LAW7087 Local government law

Date recorded: 13.05.2010

3394 Graduate Diploma in Regulatory Studies
3393 Master of Regulatory Studies

Requirements

The following core unit deleted:

  • LAW7316 Regulating in a globalising world

Date recorded: 13.05.2010

3516 Graduate Diploma in Science

The following minor sequence is not available:

  • mathematics and modelling

Date recorded: 30.100.2009

3937 Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (Research)

The following note was deleted:

  • Some areas of study have restricted offerings: 'Bioethics' is only available off-campus (Clayton)
Requirements, Comparative literature and cultural studies
Requirements, Critical theory

The following text:

Students complete two core units (24 points) and two electives (24 points) from the following list.

Core units
  • CRT4080(A) Research project part 1(12 points)
  • CRT4080(B) Research project part 2(12 points)

Replaced:

Students complete one core unit and two electives from the following list.

Core unit
  • CRT4080 Research project (24 points)

Date recorded 21.10.2009

Requirements, Journalism

Creation of separate requirements for Caulfield and Gippsland.

Date recorded: 24.11.2009

3082 Graduate Diploma in Translation Studies

Requirements

The following unit:

  • TRN4202 Minor translation project

Replaces:

  • TRN5202 Minor translation project

Date recorded: 30.03.2010

4412 Master of Applied Finance and Master of Applied Econometrics
3850 Master of Applied Finance and Master of Business (Accounting)
4402 Master of Business and Master of Professional Accounting
4401 Master of Business (Accounting) and Master of Business Law
3843 Master of Professional Accounting and Master of Business Law
3847 Master of Work and Employment Relations and Master of Business Law

Objectives text replaced.

Date recorded 19.10.2009

4412 Master of Applied Finance and Master of Applied Econometrics

Requirements, (b.)

The following unit:

  • AFF5050 Global banking institutions and issues

Replaces:

  • AFF5050 Advanced international banking

Date recorded: 24.11.2009

3800 Master of Australian Studies

Structure

The following text:

  • Students undertake units to the value of 48 points at level four and 24 points at Level five.

Replaces:

  • Students complete two core units and 48 points of elective units. A maximum of 48 points must be completed at level four and minimum of 24 points at level five.

Date recorded 19.10.2009

The following text:

  • Students complete two 12-point core units and two 12-point elective unit at level four, plus one of the options at level five.

Replaces:

  • Students undertake subjects to the value of 48 points at Level four and 24 points at Level five.

Date recorded: 30.03.2010

Requirements

The following text:

Level four

Students must complete two core units:

  • COM4001 Researching and writing Australia
  • AUS4010 Australian society and culture or AUS4025 Australia in global perspective

plus one of the following:

  • ENM4370 Contemporary Australian poetry and fiction
  • HYM4320 Citizens: Histories of Australian citizenship
  • PLM4370 Citizenship and democracy in Australian politics
  • PLM4800 Australian national government
  • RLM4100/ Religion in Australian society
  • one 12-point level four unit with the approval of the course coordinator
Level five

Students must complete one of the following options:

Option one
  • AUS5003 research project in Australian studies

plus one of the following:

  • AUS5010 Australian society and culture*
  • AUS5025 Australia in global perspective*
  • ENM5370 Contemporary Australian poetry and fiction
  • HYM5320 Citizens: Histories of Australian citizenship
  • PLM5370 Citizenship and democracy in Australian politics
  • PLM5800 Australian national government
  • RLM5100 Religion in Australian society
  • one 12-point level five unit with the approval of the course coordinator

* If not previously completed at level four.

Option two
  • AUS5035 Research dissertation in Australian studies (24 points)**

** Requires approval of the course coordinator.

Replaces:

Level four core units

Students must complete two core units:

  • AUS4010 Exploring Australia: Diverse people, diverse lives
  • AUS4220 Australian landscapes
Elective units

Students complete 24 points of level four elective units and 24 points of level five elective units from the following:

  • ATM4141/ATM5140 Cultural tourism tourism and special events
  • AUS5035 Research dissertation in Australian studies (24 points)*
  • COM4001/COM5001 Researching and writing Australia
  • COM4002/COM5002 Communications and media history
  • COM4006/COM5006 New communications media
  • COM4008/COM5008 Media ethics and practice
  • COM4009/COM5009 Issues in international communications
  • COM4010/COM5010 Communications, convergence and public policy
  • COM5303 International field trip
  • ENM5370 Contemporary Australian poetry and fiction
  • HYM5320 Citizens: Histories of Australian citizenship
  • PLM5370 Citizenship and democracy in Australian politics
  • PLM5800 Australian national government
  • PUB4001/PUB5001 Publishing history, culture and commerce
  • PUB4002/PUB5002 Authorship, editing and text
  • PUB4003 Publishing processes and new technology
  • PUB4010/PUB5010 Selling the book and publication rights
  • PUB5006 The publishing firm (6 points)
  • PUB5008 The professional editor (6 points)
  • RLM5100 Religion in Australian society

* Requires approval of the course coordinator.

Date recorded 19.10.2009

3844 Master of Business

Requirements, (a.), (iii.)

Addition of the following footnote text to unit GSB5100:

  • This capstone unit will normally be taken in the final semester of study.
Requirements, (b.)

The following unit:

  • MGX5870 Organisational and business dynamics

Replaces:

  • MGX9970 Organisational and business dynamics
Requirements, Business regulation

The following elective unit deleted:

  • BTX5121 Information technology law
Requirements, Supply chain

The following elective unit deleted:

  • FIT5156 Logistics and supply chain management

Date recorded 29.10.2009

Requirements

The following text:

(iii.) one further unit (6 points) from either (i.) or (ii.) above

Replaces:

(iii.) the following capstone unit:

  • GSB5100 Master of business project (6 points)*

* This capstone unit will normally be taken in the final semester of study.

Date recorded 14.01.2010

Requirements, Research pathway

The following text:

Students interested in using the Master of Business to progress to a higher degree by research may seek approval from the program director to take a sequence of research based units totalling at least 24 points. To qualify for this option students must have:

  • completed a minimum of 24 points of coursework study and achieved an average mark of at least 70 per cent
  • developed a suitable research topic
  • arranged an academic supervisor for the proposed research topic.

Note: Research pathway units must be completed over three consecutive semesters, so careful planning of course progression is required.

Replaces:

Students must complete three units (24 points) as follows:

  • MGX5000 Introductory management research methods
  • MGX5901 Research report
  • MGX5900 Research report (12 points), or a sequence of any three research based units totalling 24 points from other business disciplines that are approved by the program director as equivalent to the above.

Date recorded: 09.03.2010

0504 Master of Business (Banking and Finance)

Requirements

The following text added:

Additional degree requirements:

  • students must study a minimum of four 5000-level units.

It is recommended that students consult with the course coordinator to ensure their elective units form a coherent study program.

Date recorded: 02.02.2010

4402 Master of Business and Master of Professional Accounting

Requirements

The following text:

(a.) Students must complete seven units (42 points) as follows:

  • AFX9500 Introductory accounting
  • AFX9530 Financial accounting
  • AFX9540 Business finance
  • AFX9550 Management accounting
  • AFX9560 Advanced financial accounting
  • BTX9500 Business and corporations law
  • GSB9001 Personal development - critical thinking and communication

(b.) students must complete a further nine elective units (54 points) as follows:

(i.) one of the following units (6 points):

  • BTX5000 Corporate governance
  • MGX5020 Business ethics in a global environment
  • MGX5030 Corporate social responsibility

(ii.) one further unit (6 points) from (i.) above or from:

  • GSB9002 Personal development – managing self and relationships
  • GSB9003 Personal development – professional advancement

(iii.) two of the following units (12 points):

  • AFX9570 Auditing and assurance**
  • AFX9580 Accounting information and systems modelling*
  • BTX9651 Taxation law**
  • ECF9530 Economics*

(iv.) three of the following units (18 points):

  • AFF9020 Introduction to risk principles
  • ETX9000 Business and economic statistics
  • ETF9121 Data analysis in business
  • FIT5157 Services science
  • FIT9006 Information technology management
  • MGX5000 Introductory management research methods
  • MGX5870 Organisational and business dynamics
  • MGX9600 Managing people and organisations
  • MGX9720 Managing organisational change
  • MKX9550 Marketing and the international consumer
  • MKX5123 Marketing innovation and planning
  • MKX9610 Supply chain logistics

(v.) a further two units (12 points) from the remaining units listed in (iii.) and (iv.) above or graduate-level units from any department in the Faculty of Business and Economics.

* Students seeking associate membership of CPA Australia must include these units.

** Students seeking admission to the Chartered Accountants Program of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia must include these units.

Students seeking associate membership of or the National Institute of Accountants must include all units listed in (b.)(iii.).

Replaces:

(a.) Students must complete eight units (48 points) as follows:

  • AFX9500 Introductory accounting
  • AFX9530 Financial accounting
  • AFX9540 Business finance
  • AFX9550 Management accounting
  • AFX9560 Advanced financial accounting
  • BTX9500 Business and corporations law
  • GSB5100 Master of Business project
  • GSB9001 Personal development - critical thinking and communication

(b.) students must complete a further eight elective units (48 points) as follows:

(i.) one of the following units (6 points):

  • BTX5000 Corporate governance
  • MGX5020 Business ethics in a global environment
  • MGX5030 Corporate social responsibility

(ii.) two of the following units (12 points):

  • AFX9570 Auditing and assurance**
  • AFX9580 Accounting information and systems modelling*
  • BTX9651 Taxation law**
  • ECF9530 Economics*

(iii.) three of the following units (18 points)

  • AFF9020 Introduction to risk principles
  • ETX9000 Business and economic statistics
  • ETF9121 Data analysis in business
  • FIT5157 Services science
  • FIT9006 Information technology management
  • MGX5000 Introductory management research methods
  • MGX5870 Organisational and business dynamics
  • MGX9600 Managing people and organisations
  • MGX9720 Managing organisational change
  • MKX9550 Marketing and the international consumer
  • MKX5123 Marketing innovation and planning
  • MKX9610 Supply chain logistics

(iv.) a further two units (12 points) from the remaining units listed in (i.), (ii.) and (iii.) above or graduate-level units from any department in the Faculty of Business and Economics.

* Students seeking associate membership of CPA Australia must include these units.

** Students seeking admission to the Chartered Accountants Program of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia must include these units.

Students seeking associate membership of or the National Institute of Accountants must include all units listed in (b.)(ii.).

Date recorded: 14.01.2010

3343 Master of Business Information Systems (Honours)

Requirements

The following text deleted:

MBIS foundation (core) units
  • FIT9003 Database systems design*
  • FIT9004 Computer programming for business*
  • FIT9005 Computer architecture and networks*
  • FIT9006 Information technology management*

Date recorded: 24.11.2009

4031 Master of Communal Service and Leadership - Jewish Community

Structure

The following text:

This course consists of two 12-point core units and an additional 48 points, which will include electives, and for those who qualify can include research and project units.

Students must complete a minimum of 24 points at level five. All units except where indicated are worth 12 points.

Replaces:

This course consists of two core units (24 points) and and additional units to the value of 48 points, which will include electives, and for those who qualify can include research and project units.

Students must complete a maximum of 48 points at level four and a minimum of 24 points at level five. All units except where indicated are worth 12 points.

Date recorded: 30.03.2010

4048 Master of Cultural Arts

The following text deleted:

  • This course is not available to international student visa holders.

Date recorded: 24.11.2009

2643 Master of Diplomacy and Trade
2099 Master of Human Resource Management
2098 Master of International Business
0105 Master of Management
1065 Master of Public Policy and Management
0200 Master of Work and Employment Relations

Requirements, (b.)
(second dot-point)

The following text:

  • students interested in pursuing PhD studies can choose the three-unit research report elective option.

Research report elective option

The research report option may provide an alternative pathway for students from a course work masters programs into a PhD program. The research report elective option consists of a three unit combination totalling 24 points, and comprises the following units:

  • MGX5000 Introductory management research methods (6 points)
  • MGX5901 Research report (introduction) (6 points)
  • MGX5900 Research report (12 points)

Students intending to enrol in the research report require permission. Students must have completed a minimum of 24 points of coursework study, including MGX5000 and achieved a minimum average of 70 per cent, to progress to the research report. Students should discuss this option with their course director prior to enrolling.

Replaces:

  • a research option is available with permission of the course coordinator. Students enrolling in the research option will be required to complete the units MGX5000, MGX5901 and MGX5900 as part of their elective component.

Date recorded: 09.03.2010

2099 Master of Human Resource Management

Requirements, (b.)

The following text deleted:

  • Students seeking Australian Human Resources Institute accreditation should include MGX5670 (Leadership), and MGX9720 (Managing organisational change) as elective units

Date recorded 29.10.2009

4018 Master of Integrated Water Management

Structure

The following text:

This course consists of eight level four units and two level five research units.

Replaces:

This course consists of four level four units and two level five research units.

Date recorded: 30.03.2010

4411 Master of International Business and Master of European and International Studies

Requirements

The following text:

(b.) students must complete a further five graduate-level units (30 points) subject to the following conditions:

  • a minimum of four elective units (24 points) must be taken from the Faculty of Business and Economics
  • a maximum of one unit (6 points) can be taken from units offered by the Faculty of Arts or the Faculty of Law.
  • a minimum of four elective units (24 points) must be taken at 4000 or 5000 level.

Replaced:

(b.) students must complete a further five graduate-level units (30 points) subject to the following conditions:

  • a maximum of two elective units (12 points) may be taken from other faculties
  • a research option is available with permission of the course coordinator. Students enrolling in the research option will be required to complete the units MGX5000, MGX5901 and MGX5900 as part of their elective component.

Additional degree requirements:

  • students must study a minimum of four 5000-level units.

Date recorded 29.10.2009

4051 Master of International Crisis Management

Requirements

The following core unit deleted:

  • MAI4030/MAI5030 Beyond conflict: Democracy, electoral management and civil society.

A list of proscribed electives added.

Date recorded: 22.01.2010

3093 Master of International Relations

Structure

The following text:

(a.) two core units (24 points) and two elective units at level four (24 points)

Replaced:

(a.) three core units (36 points) and one elective unit at level four (12 points)

Date recorded 26.10.2009

3932 Master of Journalism

The following note was deleted:

  • This course is not available to international student visa holders.

Date recorded 21.10.200

4060 Master of Journalism and Master of International Development and Environmental Analysis

Requirements

The following unit:

  • JRM4911 Online journalism

Replaces:

  • JRM4911 Online research and reporting

Date recorded: 30.03.2010

3102 Master of Multimedia

Requirements, First year, Semester one

The following unit:

  • VCM4029 Designing multimedia systems

Replaces:

  • FIT9029 Developing multimedia systems

Date recorded 19.10.2009

1065 Master of Public Policy and Management

Requirements

The following text was deleted:

Additional degree requirements:

  • students must study a minimum of four 5000-level units.
  • Date recorded 19.10.2009

    0019 Master of Social Work

    The following text was deleted:

    Progression to further studies

    Students who have completed this course by including a research and/or special research study unit, or who have other research experience, may be eligible to apply for admission into higher degree by research (HDR) including course 3438 Master of Philosophy or 0047 Doctor of Philosophy.

    Date recorded: 14.12.2009