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Bachelor of Science with Honours

Bachelors Honours Degree (C/w)

Course snapshot

Domestic snapshot

  • Course abbreviation

    BSc(Hons)

  • Course code

    3507030

  • Credit points

    96


Overview

The Bachelor of Science with Honours is a challenging and rewarding year of full-time (or part-time equivalent) directed study, which is offered to those students who demonstrate a meritorious performance in their undergraduate studies.

The honours degree may be a completion point for those students who are seeking an opportunity to focus on an area of environmental, marine or forest science management and improve their employment prospects. Alternatively, honours may provide a pathway into postgraduate studies.

Studying honours involves a close working relationship, and mutual responsibilities, between supervisor and student. Students are introduced to research methodology under the close supervision of a member of staff with expertise in the chosen area of study.

In the research component, students can apply their knowledge and technical abilities in a supervised research project and develop skills in data acquisition, design experimentation, problem solving and critical thinking, project implementation, risk assessment and ethical approval process applications, and communicating research outcomes to various audiences.

Interested applicants need to contact the University to discuss their eligibility and to find a suitable honours supervisor for their proposed honours topic, prior to lodging their application. For more information refer to the Faculty of Science and Engineering Honours information

Course Learning Outcome

GA1: Intellectual rigour

CLO1: Demonstrate advanced cognitive, technical and innovative problem-solving skills in scientific research.

CLO3: Demonstrate complex specialist knowledge in one or more scientific disciplines .

CLO5: Demonstrate well-developed written and verbal communication skills to interpret and disseminate research findings in diverse contexts.

GA2: Creativity

CLO1: Demonstrate advanced cognitive, technical and innovative problem-solving skills in scientific research.

GA3: Ethical practice

CLO2: Evaluate and communicate issues with reference to sound ethical and inclusive frameworks and sustainability

CLO4: Exercise autonomy and integrity in learning and responsibility for scholarly and research practices, both individually and collaboratively

GA4: Knowledge of a discipline

CLO1: Demonstrate advanced cognitive, technical and innovative problem-solving skills in scientific research.

CLO3: Demonstrate complex specialist knowledge in one or more scientific disciplines

CLO5: Demonstrate well-developed written and verbal communication skills to interpret and disseminate research findings in diverse contexts.

GA5: Lifelong learning

CLO4: Exercise autonomy and integrity in learning and responsibility for scholarly and research practices, both individually and collaboratively

GA6: Communication and social skills

CLO2: Evaluate and communicate issues with reference to sound ethical and inclusive frameworks and sustainability

CLO5: Demonstrate well-developed written and verbal communication skills to interpret and disseminate research findings in diverse contexts.

GA7: Cultural competence

CLO2: Evaluate and communicate issues with reference to sound ethical and inclusive frameworks and sustainability

CLO4: Exercise autonomy and integrity in learning and responsibility for scholarly and research practices, both individually and collaboratively

Location Teaching period UAC code QTAC code
Gold Coast Term 1 N/A N/A
Lismore Term 1 , Term 3 , Term 5 N/A N/A
National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour Term 1 , Term 3 , Term 5 N/A N/A
Online Term 1 , Term 3 , Term 5 N/A N/A

Requirements

We encourage you to apply for the courses you most want to study. If you are not eligible to enter your chosen course right now, our team will work with you to find the best pathway option.

Before applying, make sure you double check all entry requirements, gather required documentation and review the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, noting any specifics listed below.

Course requirements

To be eligible to receive the Bachelor of Science with Honours, students must complete the equivalent of 8 units (96 credit points).

Class of Honours

This degree may be awarded in the following classes:

1. First Class;

2. Second Class (Division 1);

3. Second Class (Division 2); or

4. Third Class.

Course structure

Your course progression is in the recommended order you should complete your course in. It is important that you follow this to ensure you meet the course requirements. For further assistance see How to Enrol in Units using My Enrolment.

Students should use course progression information to select units specific to their course and enrol in these units using My Enrolment.

Unit Code Unit Title Available Credit points Notes

Complete the following units to satisfy the Requirements of the Award

SCIN4002 Scientific Research Context, Perspective and Methods 1
Term1,2,3,4,5
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term1,2,3,4,5
Term1,2,3,4,5
Lismore
Term1,2,3,4,5
Term1,2,3,4,5
National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour
Term1,2,3,4,5
Term1,2,3,4,5
Online
Term1,2,3,4,5
N/A
SCIN4003 Scientific Research Context, Perspective and Methods 2
Term1,2,3,4,5
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term1,2,3,4,5
Term1,2,3,4,5
Lismore
Term1,2,3,4,5
Term1,2,3,4,5
National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour
Term1,2,3,4,5
Term1,2,3,4,5
Online
Term1,2,3,4,5
N/A
Co-requisites Students must have either completed, or enrol concurrently in, SCIN4002 - Scientific Research Context, Perspective and Methods 1
SCIN4004 Science Honours Thesis 1
Term1,2,3,4,5
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term1,2,3,4,5
Term1,2,3,4,5
Lismore
Term1,2,3,4,5
Term1,2,3,4,5
National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour
Term1,2,3,4,5
Term1,2,3,4,5
Online
Term1,2,3,4,5
N/A
Pre-requisites SCIN4003 - Scientific Research Context, Perspective and Methods 2 OR ENVR4001 - Scientific Research, Context, Perspective and Method
SCIN4005 Science Honours Thesis 2
Term1,2,3,4,5
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term1,2,3,4,5
Term1,2,3,4,5
Lismore
Term1,2,3,4,5
Term1,2,3,4,5
National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour
Term1,2,3,4,5
Term1,2,3,4,5
Online
Term1,2,3,4,5
N/A
Co-requisites Students must have either completed, or enrol concurrently in, SCIN4004 - Science Honours Thesis 1
SCIN4006 Science Honours Thesis 3
Term1,2,3,4,5
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term1,2,3,4,5
Term1,2,3,4,5
Lismore
Term1,2,3,4,5
Term1,2,3,4,5
National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour
Term1,2,3,4,5
Term1,2,3,4,5
Online
Term1,2,3,4,5
N/A
Pre-requisites SCIN4005 - Science Honours Thesis 2 OR ENVR4002 - Science Honours Thesis I
SCIN4007 Science Honours Thesis 4
Term1,2,3,4,5
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term1,2,3,4,5
Term1,2,3,4,5
Lismore
Term1,2,3,4,5
Term1,2,3,4,5
National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour
Term1,2,3,4,5
Term1,2,3,4,5
Online
Term1,2,3,4,5
N/A
Co-requisites Students must have either completed, or enrol concurrently in, SCIN4006 - Science Honours Thesis 3
SCIN4008 Science Honours Thesis 5
Term1,2,3,4,5
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term1,2,3,4,5
Term1,2,3,4,5
Lismore
Term1,2,3,4,5
Term1,2,3,4,5
National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour
Term1,2,3,4,5
Term1,2,3,4,5
Online
Term1,2,3,4,5
N/A
Pre-requisites SCIN4007 - Science Honours Thesis 4 OR ENVR4003 - Science Honours Thesis II
SCIN4009 Science Honours Thesis 6
Term1,2,3,4,5
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term1,2,3,4,5
Term1,2,3,4,5
Lismore
Term1,2,3,4,5
Term1,2,3,4,5
National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour
Term1,2,3,4,5
Term1,2,3,4,5
Online
Term1,2,3,4,5
N/A
Co-requisites Students must have either completed, or enrol concurrently in, SCIN4008 - Science Honours Thesis 5

Unit Code Unit Title Notes
SCIN4002 Scientific Research Context, Perspective and Methods 1
SCIN4003 Scientific Research Context, Perspective and Methods 2
SCIN4004 Science Honours Thesis 1
SCIN4005 Science Honours Thesis 2
SCIN4006 Science Honours Thesis 3
SCIN4007 Science Honours Thesis 4
SCIN4008 Science Honours Thesis 5
SCIN4009 Science Honours Thesis 6