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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

  • Equivalent units

    8

  • Indicative Fee


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 or 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 School of Environment, Science and Engineering honours information.  

Graduate AttributeCourse Learning Outcome
Intellectual rigour

Demonstrate cognitive and technical skills in scientific research.

Creativity

Demonstrate imagination, initiative and enterprise in problem-solving

Respond creatively to intellectual, professional, environmental and social challenges

Ethical practice

Evaluate issues with reference to sound ethical frameworks and sustainability

Practice ethical enquiry and communication.

Knowledge of a discipline

Demonstrate in-depth knowledge in one or more scientific disciplines

Lifelong learning

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

Communication and social skills

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.

Cultural competence

Practice inclusive enquiry and communication.

Location Teaching period UAC code QTAC code
Lismore Session 1 , Session 2 , Session 3 N/A N/A
National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour Session 1 , Session 2 , Session 3 N/A N/A
Online Session 1 , Session 2 , Session 3 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

Rules concerning Bachelors Degrees with Honours (where Honours is taken as a separate year) can be found under Rule 5 in the University’s Rules Relating to Awards.

The Honours course comprises a Proposal, a Major Study, a Minor Study and a Research Seminar. The Major Study may be taken in any topic area that suitable supervision can be provided.

The Minor Study will normally be taken from the topic of the Major Study. However, another topic may be chosen with approval of the Head of School. The Minor Study may also be substituted by prescribed coursework and examination with approval of the Head of School.

All units listed below must be successfully completed.

Entry requirements

English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English. The minimum English language requirements for such applicants for entry to this course are as follows

Language requirements

Rules concerning Bachelors Degrees with Honours (where Honours is taken as a separate year) can be found under Rule 5 in the University’s Rules Relating to Awards.

The Honours course comprises a Proposal, a Major Study, a Minor Study and a Research Seminar. The Major Study may be taken in any topic area that suitable supervision can be provided.

The Minor Study will normally be taken from the topic of the Major Study. However, another topic may be chosen with approval of the Head of School. The Minor Study may also be substituted by prescribed coursework and examination with approval of the Head of School.

All units listed below must be successfully completed.

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 Level of learning Notes
This progression applies to Session 1, 2 OR 3 part-time commencement
First session of study
SCI83011 -  Scientific Research, Context, Perspective and Method Advanced Note 1
Second session of study
SCI83012 -  Science Honours Thesis I Advanced Note 1
Third session of study
SCI83013 -  Science Honours Thesis II Advanced Note 1
Fourth session of study
SCI83014 -  Science Honours Thesis III Advanced Note 1

Unit Code Unit Title Available Credit points Level of learning Notes
This progression applies to Session 1, 2 OR 3 full-time commencement
First session of study
SCI83011 -  Scientific Research, Context, Perspective and Method Advanced Note 1
SCI83012 -  Science Honours Thesis I Advanced Note 1
Second session of study
SCI83013 -  Science Honours Thesis II Advanced Note 1
SCI83014 -  Science Honours Thesis III Advanced Note 1

Note 1:

Double-weighted unit

Unit Code Unit Title Level of learning Notes
SCI83011 Scientific Research, Context, Perspective and Method Advanced
SCI83012 Science Honours Thesis I Advanced
SCI83013 Science Honours Thesis II Advanced
SCI83014 Science Honours Thesis III Advanced