Science smarts

Course: Bachelor of science advanced (global challenges).

Course: Bachelor of science advanced (global challenges).

Climate change, urbanisation, food security: the list of global challenges is far-reaching. According to one of those educating tomorrow's leaders, we'll need to think laterally.

"When I think about the enormity of these issues it is clear that we will need future leaders of great calibre in all areas of our society, from business to government," says dean of Monash University's Science Faculty, Professor Scott O'Neill.

"It is also clear to me that the solutions to nearly all of these issues will have science and technology underpinnings."

According to course co-ordinator Dr Rowan Brookes, this science-based course is the only one of its kind in the country with business, entrepreneurship, communications and internships in its curriculum.

The course targets high achievers who want to use science to tackle complex, real-world problems.

Duration: Four years full-time (includes honours year).

Time: Expect to study 20-24 contact hours a week as well as a three-day teamwork residential program and regular leadership engagements.

Where: Monash University, Clayton campus.

When: Starts March, 2014.

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