Bachelor of Science Advanced (Honours)

Program code


Available at


Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt


South Bank





4 years full-time
8 years part-time

Credit points


Indicative fee

$9,527.00* per year (more)
* 2020 indicative annual CSP fee

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Entry requirements


OP 2019


Rank 2019 (more)

Commencing in

Trimester 1, Trimester 2 and Trimester 3


  • English (4SA)

Assumed knowledge

  • Maths A or B (4SA)

OP 1-6 or ATAR 90+ Guarantee

If you receive an OP of 1-6 or ATAR of 90+ and meet subject prerequisites, you are guaranteed a place in this program.

Why choose this program?

The Bachelor of Science Advanced (Honours) caters for students who have demonstrated outstanding potential in the field of science. You will follow the Bachelor of Science degree and you will have the opportunity to engage in research science early in your degree by taking one Advanced Studies course in Trimester 1 and Trimester 2 in both year 2 and 3.

You will be individually guided and mentored by one or more of our outstanding scientific researchers. In your final year, you will complete an honours project in your chosen specialisation.

Related programs

Code Program title Campus Intake
1330 Bachelor of Science Advanced (Honours) (this program) Gold Coast, Nathan Trimester 1, Trimester 2 and Trimester 3
1342 Bachelor of Science Advanced Gold Coast, Nathan Exit point only

Attendance information

The Bachelor of Science Advanced (Honours) program is offered full-time on campus at Gold Coast and Nathan.


All courses will be in person. Students will be required to attend classes in most situations.

Students may be required to attend approximately 2-6 hours of scheduled classes per week per 10 credit points course in fourth year level theory courses.


Students also enrol in a dissertation component of the program. In the dissertation component, students are expected to be able to work independently for most of the time. The requirement for on-campus attendance is relatively flexible and unstructured. However, students will be required to meet regularly with their supervisors and on-campus attendance requirements will be discussed between supervisors and students at the start of the dissertation.

Student Income Support

To be classed as a full-time student, you are required to enrol in a minimum number of credit points each standard study period. The minimum credit points for full-time enrolment in this program is 30 credit points.

Trimester 1 and Trimester 2 are deemed standard study periods. As Trimester 3 is a non-standard study period, continuing students moving from one year to the next will not be required to study during this trimester to be eligible for student income support.

Domestic students who commence in Trimester 3 may be eligible for student income support from the onset of study provided they are enrolled full-time in this study period.

Please refer to the Australian Government website for more details.

My career opportunities

You will find opportunities in the petrochemical industry, hospitals, medical research institutes, biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies, environmental non-government organisations, government departments and agencies, technical sales, food and beverage industries, electricity companies, and oil and mineral exploration. You will also be qualified for higher degree by research studies and scientific research in Australia and overseas.

The Honours program also provides you with high level research and problem solving skills and a pathway to PhD studies.

Program accreditation

The Bachelor of Science Advanced (Honours) (with the Physics major) is accredited by the Australian Institute of Physics.

Pathways to further study

The Bachelor of Science Advanced (Honours) provides a pathway to PhD studies.

Commonwealth supported students

  • The fee is indicative of an annual full-time load (80 credit points) in a program categorized to one of the Australian Government's three broad discipline areas (student contribution bands). A student's actual annual fee may vary in accordance with his or her choice of majors and electives. The Australian Government sets student contribution amounts on an annual basis.
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Fee-paying undergraduate (domestic) students

These fees are only applicable to domestic students who are not Commonwealth supported including:

  • Full-fee paying domestic students who commenced their program prior to 2009.
  • International students who have been approved to pay domestic tuition fees after obtaining Australian or New Zealand citizenship or permanent residency or a permanent humanitarian visa and who have not obtained a Commonwealth supported place.
Tuition fees
  • A fee-paying undergraduate student pays tuition fees.
  • Students are liable for tuition fees for the courses they are enrolled in as at the census date.
  • The tuition fee is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student is enrolled.
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Program fees for the Bachelor of Science Advanced (Honours) (1330)

Year of study Fee category/Band Fee per CP Tuition fee 80cp
2020 Fee Band 33.0 $412.50 $33,000.00
2019 Fee Band 31.5 $393.75 $31,500.00

Eligible undergraduate fee-paying students may defer their tuition fees by taking out a FEE-HELP loan which is part of the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP). Payment of the loan is via the taxation system when income reaches a specified level.

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