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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Course

This course entry should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Education

Managing facultyEducation
Abbreviated titleBBusCom/BSOR
CRICOS code037818G
Total credit points required192
Standard duration of study (years)4 years FT, 8 years PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Peninsula)
Contact details

Telephone +61 3 9904 4291 or email peninsulacourseinfo@education.monash.edu.au.

Course coordinator

Dr Justen O'Connor

Description

Graduates of the program will have qualifications which enable them to enter the sport and outdoor recreation and tourism industries supported by a sound knowledge of business/commerce.

Objectives

The major aim of this double-degree program is to foster the development of confident and competent professionals, combining knowledge and skills from the fields of business, sport and outdoor recreation, and health and wellbeing promotion.

Upon successful completion of this course it is expected that students will have:

  • developed fundamental knowledge of general principles and applications of a core range of business and commerce, and sport and outdoor recreation disciplines
  • developed technical knowledge, analytical skills and evaluative capabilities that are appropriate to chosen major areas of study and ability to apply expertise to problem solving in discipline-based contexts
  • understood the community and lifespan perspectives of physical activity, outdoor experiences and their role in health promotion, wellbeing and sustainable living
  • developed capacity for critical thinking and articulate reasoning exhibited through effective written and oral forms of communication
  • developed capacity to integrate and synthesise knowledge from different disciplines to innovative applications in business and sport/outdoor recreation settings, with a demonstrated awareness of ethical and social responsibility
  • developed skills in interpersonal communication and cultural awareness in a global business environment
  • understood the need for professional, safe and appropriate standards of competence in sport and outdoor recreation.

For the Bachelor of Business and Commerce objectives, refer to the single degree at http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2010handbooks/courses/2224.html

Professional recognition

This degree with relevant units is recognised by the following legal entities:*

  • Australian Securities and Investment Commission
  • Australian Institute of Management
  • Australian Marketing Institute
  • CPA Australia
  • Financial Services Institute of Australasia
  • National Institute of Accountants
  • The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia.

* Professional recognition may be dependent upon work experience requirements and the correct choice of units.

For further details visit http://www.buseco.monash.edu.au/asg/cds/publications/professional-recognition.html.

Structure

To receive the awards of the Bachelor of Business and Commerce and the Bachelor of Sport and Outdoor Recreation, a candidate must successfully complete units totalling 192 points, consisting of the following:

(a.) 16 units (96 points) from the faculty in the Bachelor of Business and Commerce as follows:

(i.) six compulsory common core units (36 pts):

(ii.) a major of eight units* (48 pts):

  • the major must come from the approved list of majors offered in the Bachelor of Business and Commerce
  • at least two units (12 pts) must be completed at each of second and third year levels

*Depending on the major chosen, one or more of the units in the major may have already been studied as part of the group of common core units - where this is the case, students will complete additional unit/s as detailed below.

(iii.) additional units from the faculty in the Bachelor of Business and Commerce to reach the required minimum of 16 units (96 pts).

Refer to the Bachelor of Business and Commerce entry at http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2010handbooks/courses/2224.html or contact the Business and Economics faculty office for advice.

Additional degree requirements:

  • a maximum of eight first-year level units (48 pts) from the Faculty of Business and Economics
  • a minimum of four third-year level units (24 pts) from the Faculty of Business and Economics
  • in addition to specific unit prerequisites, second-year level units require the successful completion of three first-year level units and third-year level units require the successful completion of two second-year level units.

(b.) studies in sport and outdoor recreation (96 points) chosen from the Faculty of Education, which must follow the course requirements as set out below.

Requirements

First year

  • EDF1611 Introduction to sport and outdoor recreation
  • EDF1612 Outdoor recreation education
  • EDF1613 Biophysical foundations of physical activity A
  • EDF1614 Biophysical foundations of physical activity B
  • 24 points of approved business/commerce studies

Second year

  • EDF2611 Experiencing aquatic environments
  • EDF2613 Adventure education
  • EDF2614 Outdoor leadership and programming
  • EDF2616 Coaching
  • 24 points of approved business/commerce studies

Third year

  • EDF3617 Professional practice in sport and outdoor recreation
  • 18 points of approved sport and outdoor recreation elective units
  • 24 points of approved business/commerce studies

Fourth year

  • 24 points of approved sport and outdoor recreation electives
  • 24 points of approved business/commerce studies

BSOR elective units

  • EDF1615 Experiential environmental education
  • EDF1616 Lifespan physical activity and wellness
  • EDF2612 Experiential education in sport and outdoor recreation
  • EDF2615 Community physical activity and wellness
  • EDF2618 Dance in education
  • EDF3613 Research issues in sport and outdoor recreation
  • EDF3614 Expeditionary learning
  • EDF3615 Experiencing the Australian landscape
  • EDF3616 Camp planning and practice
  • EDF3618 Research planning in sport and outdoor recreation
  • EDF3619 Sport and physical activity education
  • EDF4161 Sports injury prevention

Field experience

Depending upon sport and outdoor recreation units studied, students must successfully complete the outdoor experiences and physical activity requirements of each unit.

Progression to further studies

To be eligible to progress to a graduate diploma specialism:

Award(s)

Bachelor of Sport and Outdoor Recreation

Bachelor of Business and Commerce