The Honours program represents the transition between undergraduate teachings to research-based learning. It is an ideal transition to a research career and represents the prerequisite qualification for a professional career.

The Earth, Atmosphere & Environment (EAE) based Honours program is diverse and covers all major sub disciplines taught by the School. Our Honours graduates are sought after by industry and government agencies and many continue to Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) studies to build research careers.


  • EAE4100: Earth, Atmosphere & Environment (EAE): Research Project (24 points)
  • EAE4200: Earth, Atmosphere & Environment (EAE): Honours Coursework (24 points)
  • EAE4022: Atmospheric general circulation - Term 1 Martin Singh
  • EAE4024: Boundary layer Meteorology - Term 1 Steve Siems
  • EAE4027: Climate models: what are they good for? - Term 2 Julie Arblaster
  • ATMHONS: Final Honours Atmospheric Science
  • ESCHONS: Final Honours Earth Science
  • GESHONS: Final Honours Geographical Science


Earth Sciences and Geographical Science (ESCHONS, ENVHONS and GESHONS)

You must enrol in Victorian Institute of Earth and Planetary Sciences (VIEPS) short courses or equivalent.

Several short courses taught by members of staff from Monash and affiliated universities are aimed at broadening and extending your undergraduate knowledge, as well as illustrating the integration and common principles that apply to many parts of the geosciences.

Each VIEPS course counts towards one course. The following courses count towards 2 courses:

  • The New Zealand geology field trip (see Andy Tomkins and the VIEPS website)
  • Each ATMHONS course (if eligible)

Students must enrol online for the VIEPS courses as soon as they become available

Atmospheric Science (ATMHONS)

You must enrol in the following 3 courses

  • EAE4020 - Statistics for climate science (Dietmar Dommenget, Semester 1
  • EAE4021 - Advanced dynamical meteorology (Michael Reeder, Semester 2)
  • EAE4022 - General circulation of the atmosphere (Martin Singh, Semester 1)

Contact us

For enquiries regarding Honours please contact:

Andrew Frierdich (Honours Coordinator)

Robert Oakley (Student Services Coordinator)

EAE Student Enquries