Honours will give you a competitive advantage in your career. Most importantly, Honours will give you the first big chance to 'stretch your legs' on your very own project. It will also give you an excellent preparation for a higher degree by research (research master's, or the PhD) to further consolidate your communication and research skills, hone your project management and problem-solving ability, and make you stand out from the crowd as a future leader in your field.
As an honours student you will work one-on-one with an academic on a research project. Academics are excited about their research and take great pride in mentoring the next generation of scientists.
The honours program is available in most of the science areas of study listed in the Undergraduate Handbook. In special circumstances, the dean, acting on the recommendation of the head of school, may approve candidature embracing more than one discipline. Depending on the area of specialisation, you can begin in either March or July in any year. It is normally completed in one year of full-time study. Two years of part-time study may be available in some areas of study.
Honours admission requirements vary depending on the Science Honours Program, which is offered through all of the following approved Faculty of Science courses:
- Bachelor of Science (Honours)
- Bachelor of Science Advanced - Global Challenges (Honours) - internal students only
- Bachelor of Science Advanced - Research (Honours) - internal students only
- Bachelor of Science (Science Scholar Program) (Honours) - internal students only
- Bachelor of Biotechnology - internal students who commenced the course prior to 2014
- Bachelor of Environmental Science - internal students who commenced the course prior to 2014
Various Honours scholarships are available including the University wide Jubilee Honours Scholarship and School/Departmental Honours Scholarships.
Application information can be found on the Coursework Scholarships Website.