Plant Science

Advice on how to plan your exchange within the Bachelor of Science

Optimal dates for exchange: Year 2: Semester 1

Planning your exchange: Semester 1 of Year 2 is the optimal time for exchange whilst pursuing the Plant Science major. Whilst abroad students could choose a selection of Science Electives/Breadth subjects.

Upon return to UoM, students will need to ensure they enrol in BOTA20002 Plant Biodiversity, BCMB20002 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and ECOL20003 Ecology, as well as an additional Level 2 Biological Science subject. This will ensure students meet pre-requisite requirements for the following major electives upon return to UoM:

Students following this advice should be aware that they will not meet pre-requisite requirements for the Plant Science major electives: AGRI30042 Plant Pathology and ECOL30006 Ecology in Changing Environments

* Should students wish to enrol in AGRI30042 Plant Pathology at UoM, then they would need to find an equivalent to BOTA20001 Green Planet: Plants and the Environment or AGRI20026 Plant Growth Processes during their exchange.

* Should students wish to enrol in ECOL30006 Ecology in Changing Environments, they would need to enrol in an equivalent to MAST20031 Analysis of Biological Data whilst abroad.

Things to consider:

- ECOL20003 Ecology is recommended for students pursuing the Plant Science major. The Faculty of Science has mapped this subject at several partner institutions. It is recommended that students attempt to enrol in an equivalent unit to ECOL20003 Ecology, whilst they are abroad.

- SCIE30001 Science Research Project is a Level 3 elective for the Plant Science major. Students interested in undertaking undergraduate research could investigate completing SCIE30003 Science Research Project Abroad at the partner institution. This subject is equivalent to SCIE30001 but designed for students undertaking undergraduate research at overseas partner institutions.

Mapped subjects for the Plant Science major include:

University of Melbourne subjectPartner institutionEquivalent subjectNotes
ECOL20003 EcologyCharles University PragueEssentials of Ecology (winter)
ECOL20003 EcologyQueen Mary UniversityBIO234 Ecological Interactions
ECOL20003 EcologyUniversity of California, Los Angeles122 Ecology
ECOL20003 EcologyAmsterdam University College900151SCI Ecology - From Soil to Society (Sem2)
ECOL20003 EcologyUniversity of FloridaPCB 4043C General Ecology
ECOL20003 EcologyGeorgetown UniversityBIOL 180 Ecology
ECOL20003 EcologyGeorgetown UniversityBIOL 181 Ecology Lab
ECOL20003 EcologyUniversity of California, DavisESP 100 General Ecology
ECOL20003 EcologyUniversity of California, Santa CruzBIOE 107 Ecology
ECOL20003 EcologyUniversity of British ColumbiaBIOL 230 Fundamentals of Ecology
ECOL20003 EcologyUniversity of Connecticut2244 General Ecology
ECOL20003 EcologyUppsala University1BG200 Ecology
ECOL20003 EcologyUniversity of TokyoIntroduction to Ecology CAS-PG1E30L3
ECOL20003 EcologyUniversity of EdinburghECSC08006 Principles of Ecology
ECOL20003 EcologyUniversity of HelsinkiPBIO-143 Ecosystem Ecology
ECOL20003 EcologyUniversity of HelsinkiEEB-001 Ecology
ECOL20003 EcologyMcGill UniversityBIOL 215 Introduction to Ecology and Evolution
ECOL20003 EcologyLund UniversityBIOC02 Ecology
ECOL20003 EcologyNanyang Technological UniversityES2303 Introduction to Ecology (use search function)
ECOL20003 EcologyUniversity of IcelandLIF505M Ecology B
ECOL20003 EcologyUniversity of MarylandBSCI361 Principles of Ecology
ECOL20003 EcologyUniversity of NottinghamBIOS2019 Ecosystem Processes
BOTA20002 Plant BiodiversityUniversity of AucklandBIOSCI 323 Plant Diversity
BOTA20002 Plant BiodiversityUniversity of California, Los Angeles103 Plant Diversity and Evolution
BOTA20001 Green Planet: Plants and the EnvironmentTrinity College, DublinPlant Physiology
BOTA20001 Green Planet: Plants and the EnvironmentUniversity of The AndesFisiologia Vegetal

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