If you are seeking to improve your career prospects, aspiring to further academic study, or simply wishing to indulge a passion, then honours is your next step. For many students, honours is a first step towards advanced academic research pathways such as Masters and PhD. For others, it is the catalyst to an outstanding career in the workforce. Honours research helps improve your problem solving skills, your capacity to work independently or under supervision, and gives you the opportunity to develop your self-motivation. These skills are highly desirable in the workplace or in further research.
Our Honours programs are designed to allow well-qualified graduates to extend their studies in areas relevant to the sciences, either to improve their career prospects through gaining specialized skills or to proceed to higher degree studies. Honours provides a pathway for technical and research career options in industry, government, universities and research organisations.
Admission to Honours requires an AQF Level 7 Bachelor degree in a cognate discipline with a GPA of at least 5 or better. Completion to the standard of Honours Class II Division 1 or better is the normal mode of entry to candidature for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy.
The Bachelor of Science with Honours (BSc Hons) program, is designed to allow well-qualified graduates to extend their studies and gain high level conceptual and theoretical knowledge and technical skills in a range of disciplines/majors offered by each school.
The Honours year normally requires the completion of a research project and the submission of a thesis embodying a literature review and the results of the research project. Honours in Mathematics has a lower emphasis on the research project. Completion of a Bachelor of Science with Honours will improve career prospects, and provide a pathway to higher degree studies.
The following majors are offered within the BSc (Hons) program: Biochemistry, Chemistry, Computational Science, Genetics, Mathematics, Microbiology, Physiology (Science and Technology). Agronomy, Animal Science, Botany, Ecology, Environmental Science, Genetics, Geoscience, Zoology (Environmental and Rural Science). Archaeology, Geography (Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences). Psychology (Psychology).
Information for 2019 Honours students in Science and Technology.
The School of Science and Technology offers majors in Biochemistry, Chemistry, Computational Science, Genetics, Mathematics, Microbiology, Physiology, and Physics. You will also gain cross-disciplinary exposure to a range of professionals and professions in their major area. You will also receive support from the School to undertake and complete your project and will develop the ability to design, analyse and interpret science data, to develop solutions in the context of technical, management and/or scientific frameworks and demonstrate high-level written and oral communication skills.
The Honours year requires the completion of a research project and the submission of a thesis embodying a literature review and the results of the research project. Honours in Mathematics has a lower emphasis on the research project. Completion of a Bachelor of Science with Honours will improve career prospects, and provide a pathway to higher degree studies.
BSc Hons project information for 2019
Enrolling in the BSc(Hons) requires that you have an agreed project and supervisor. You should start discussing project ideas with potential supervisors at least 2 months before the start of teaching. Contact details for individual academics and a sample of project ideas are listed below, in the expandable boxes for each subject area.
Please contact the Course Coordinator for general information on BSc(Hons).
The Bachelor of Computer Science with Honours program is designed to allow well-qualified graduates to extend their studies in a chosen area of Computer Science either to improve their career prospects or to proceed to higher degree studies. Honours is an intensive program which combines coursework and a thesis and enables students to research a topic they are passionate about. It also provides the opportunity for the development of an original research project. Students are able to conduct research under the guidance of a supervisor who is a specialist in the chosen field. Completion of the Honours year provides students with an avenue to postgraduate study or into a career as a professional researcher or academic. Honours graduates are able to demonstrate that they can work with minimal supervision and apply their Computer Science skills to a range of areas.
Further details are available in the Bachelor of Computer Science with Honours Handbook
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The Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology with Honours is an intensive year-long program and can be one of the most enjoyable and challenging years for a student. Students have the opportunity to develop their own original research project in an area they are passionate about and students are able to use all the skills they have learned through their undergraduate degree to produce a 20,000 word thesis.
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The Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science with Honours provides students with an avenue into postgraduate study or into a career as a professional researcher or academic. Students who complete honours can demonstrate to future employees that they have important job skills such as the ability to produce high quality work with minimal supervision and important project management skills.
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The Bachelor of Pharmacy with Honours is a four-year degree and students with a meritorious record may be awarded the degree with an honours level and are well suited for further postgraduate study or a career as a professional researcher or academic. All students complete a research project in the final year and are required to present oral and written reports including a thesis.