Course summary

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

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

Demonstrate cognitive and technical skills in scientific research.

Demonstrate imagination, initiative and enterprise in problem-solving

Respond creatively to intellectual, professional, environmental and social challenges

Evaluate issues with reference to sound ethical frameworks and sustainability

Practice ethical enquiry and communication.

Demonstrate in-depth knowledge in one or more scientific disciplines

Exercise autonomy in one's learning and responsibility in one's practice as a scholar and researcher.

Demonstrate written and verbal communication skills to present a clear and coherent exposition of a component of scientific research and the capacity to disseminate research findings in diverse contexts.

Create a thesis that demonstrates research and design skills, critical thinking, and judgement.

Practice inclusive enquiry and communication.


Course overview

Course code

3507030

Course abbreviation

BSc(Hons)

Credit points

96

Equivalent units

8

Duration

1 year full-time; 2 years part-time

Duration

1 year full-time

Availability details

Domestic

Location Teaching period UAC code QTAC code
Lismore Session 1 N/A N/A
National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour Session 1 N/A N/A
Online Session 1 N/A N/A

Fee information

Commonwealth supported


International

Location Teaching period Annual Fees CRICOS
Lismore Session 1 $30,400 ($3,800 per unit) 085420K
National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour Session 1 $30,400 ($3,800 per unit) 085420K

Course requirements

See the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, in conjunction with the Specific Award Rules listed below.

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

  •  ENVR4001,
  •  ENVR4002,
  •  ENVR4003, and
  •  ENVR4004.

 

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 progressions

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

Browse uni-wide elective units by selecting Uni-wide elective in the advanced filter of the Unit search

Browse shared majors and their units at Shared majors

Title Note
This progression applies to Session 1, 2 OR 3 part-time commencement
First session of study
ENVR4001 - Scientific Research, Context, Perspective and Method Note 1
Second session of study
ENVR4002 - Science Honours Thesis I Note 1
Third session of study
ENVR4003 - Science Honours Thesis II Note 1
Fourth session of study
ENVR4004 - Science Honours Thesis III Note 1

Notes

Note 1: Double-weighted unit