Bachelor of Science (Honours)

Program code

2112

Available at

Nathan

Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt

Logan

South Bank

Online

Offshore

Other

Duration

1 year full-time

Credit points

80

Indicative fee

$31,500.00* per year (more)
* 2019 indicative annual fee

Admission requirements

  • Related bachelor degree with 5.0 GPA over second and third year

    (more)

6.5

IELTS (Academic) (more)

CRICOS code

082739M

Offered in

Trimester 1 and Trimester 2

Why choose this program?

This Honours Program is designed to provide research training for graduate students from the School of Natural Sciences. The degree consists of research training and completion of a research project in the School of Natural Sciences. The degree will be assessed by coursework, research project performance, thesis and seminar.

Attendance information

The Bachelor of Science (Honours) Program is offered full-time on-campus at the Nathan campus. You may choose to study courses at other campuses if or where the program structure allows. Students who commence in this program in Trimester 1 will begin their project work on the first Monday in February and their coursework at the start of Trimester 1. Students who commence in this program in Trimester 2 will begin their project work on the first Monday in July and their coursework at the start of Trimester 2.

In the Bachelor of Science (Honours) Program, you must normally maintain a full-time study load. If you have reasons why you cannot maintain enrolment in 40 credit points per trimester, you must seek approval from the Program Director to take a reduced study load.

Students enrolling in the Bachelor of Science (Honours) Program are required to complete coursework and a dissertation.

Coursework: You are required to attend approximately 2-6 hours of scheduled classes per week per 10 credit point course. Classes may be held during the day and evening.

Dissertation: During your enrolment in the dissertation component of this program, it is expected that you will be able to work independently for most of the time. The requirement for on-campus attendance is relatively flexible and unstructured. However, you will be required to meet regularly with your supervisor and it is recommended that you discuss the on-campus attendance requirements with your supervisor at the start of the dissertation.

Intensive study periods: It is compulsory to enrol in some safety courses in the Bachelor of Science (Honours) Program in intensive mode. Intensive courses are delivered in short blocks of five days, usually from 9am to 5pm on weekdays during Orientation week. It is expected that if you enrol in the program you will be available to attend. Enrolment in safety courses is not required if undertaking Honours in Applied Mathematics.

If you are an International student on a student visa, you must ensure that you enrol in a way that will allow you to complete your enrolment within the expected program duration as stated on your Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE).

Work-integrated learning

Work-integrated learning activities integrate theoretical learning with its application in the workplace. Whilst there are no formal work placements, the research project component will equip students with real laboratory skills and experience as carried out in research laboratories everywhere. Depending on availability, area, timing and supervisor, some Honours Projects may involve some work in outside companies or institutions.

My career opportunities

It is expected that graduates of the program will be able to plan and conduct quality research and contribute as part of a team to the research culture of their speciality.

Professional recognition

Professional recognition will vary depending upon your choice of major:

Applied Mathematics: Honours graduates are eligible to join the Australian Mathematical Society (AUTMS).

Physics: Honours graduates are eligible to join the Australian Institute of Physics (AIP).

Chemistry: Honours graduates are eligible to join the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI).

Biosciences: Honours graduates are eligible to join the Australian Society for Medical Research (ASMR) (dependent upon project research area) and the Australian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) and Ausbiotech Limited.

International students

An International student is one who is not:

  • an Australian or New Zealand citizen or
  • a person who has Australian permanent resident status.
Indicative annual tuition fee

The indicative annual tuition fee is calculated based on a standard full-time study load which is usually 80 credit points (two full-time trimesters).

The indicative annual tuition fee is based on current conditions and available data and should only be used as a guide. These fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change.

Tuition fees
  • An International 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 for students who commence their program prior to 2014 is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student commenced the program.
  • The tuition fee for students who commence their program from 2014 onwards is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student is enrolled.

Program fees for the Bachelor of Science (Honours) (2112)

Year of study Fee category/Band Fee per CP Tuition fee 80cp
2019 Fee Band 31.5 $393.75 $31,500.00
Changing programs

If an International student changes to a different program they will be subject to the approved program fee for the trimester in which they are enrolled.

Permanent resident status

If an undergraduate student obtains permanent resident status in Australia after commencing study in a program, and the student can provide evidence of permanent resident status prior to the census date (of the trimester in which they are enrolled), the student will be provided with a domestic fee-paying place.

The student may then apply for a Commonwealth supported place at the next admission period provided that the student satisfies the conditions for transfer from a domestic fee-paying place to a Commonwealth supported place as set out in the Undergraduate Programs Admission Policy.

If a postgraduate student obtains permanent resident status in Australia after commencing study in a program, and the student can provide evidence of permanent resident status prior to the census date (of the trimester in which they are enrolled), the student will automatically be considered for a Commonwealth supported place subject to availability.

If a research student obtains permanent resident status in Australia after commencing study in a program, and the student can provide evidence of permanent resident status prior to the census date (of the trimester in which they are enrolled), the student will automatically be considered for a Commonwealth Government Research Training Program (RTP) Fee Offset or a domestic fee-paying place as applicable for the program.

Further information