Science - S3701

Science

Bachelor degree (honours year)

This degree aims to provide students with a higher level of experience in independent analysis and research in their chosen field of expertise. This experience has vocational aims, but also provides a preparation for study by coursework and/or research for the higher degrees of Master of Science or Doctor of Philosophy. The Clayton honours course is available in most of the science areas of study offered in the Bachelor of Science pass degree at the Clayton campus.

The honours program involves coursework through seminars and a major research project.

Career opportunities

Science graduates gain employment in biotechnology and genetic engineering, agricultural support and pharmaceutical science, banking and finance, environmental consulting, hospitals, medical institutes, mining, petroleum and engineering, research, and wine and food industries. Opportunities also exist in organisations including the Department of Sustainability and the Environment, CSIRO, the defence forces, road and water authorities, museums, local councils, education and the health sector. Depending on their major areas of study, graduates can be employed as botanists, chemists, ecologists, astrophysicists, biotechnology product developers, environment consultants, food scientists, palaeontologists, genetic engineers, marine biologists, materials scientists, medical scientists, metallurgists, molecular biologists, museum curators, nuclear physicists, psychologists, financial analysts, communications specialists, forensic scientists, researchers, science journalists, geotechnical engineers, statisticians, teachers, computer scientists and weather forecasters.

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Course Details

Location
  • On-campus at Clayton: Full time & part time
  • On-campus at Malaysia: Full time & part time
Duration
  • 1 year (full time)
  • 2 years (part time)
Start date Semester one (February), Semester two (July)
Qualification Bachelor of Science (Honours)
Course Handbook

Entry Requirements

You need to satisfy the following entrance requirements to be considered for entry to this course.

Minimum Entry Requirements (Domestic students)

Qualifications

Successful completion of a Bachelor of Science (or equivalent) with at least distinction average (70 percent) in 24 points of level three units (or equivalent) in the intended honours discipline.

The level three units upon which admission to the Honours program is based must have been completed no more than five years prior to commencement of the course.

Double degree students: Applicants who are enrolled in a Monash double degree course and who have not yet completed the requirements for the two degrees, may be eligible to enrol in this honours program once they have completed 144 points of study, including all requirements for the Bachelor of Science component.

Alternative qualifications and prerequisites

For other domestic and international qualification entry requirements and scores for this course use the study credit and admissions eligibility search.

English requirements

Applicants must also meet the English language requirements.

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Making the application

Future students

Semester two (February)

Please visit How to apply

Semester two (July)

Please visit How to apply

For applications Direct to Monash

Apply directly to Monash with this course code: S3701

Self assess for credit eligibility

Check for study credit using the "Credit search" link on the Credit for prior study page

Fees

Fees are subject to change annually.

Commonwealth supported place (CSP)

The average annual student contribution amount is:

A$9450

Note: see information on how average fee is calculated.

Fee assistance

As a Commonwealth supported student, you may be able to either:

Full fee

Fees are per 48 credit points which represents a standard full-time course load for a year.

A$35,500

Scholarships

We offer over 360 types of scholarships, valued at up to $280,000. Some scholarships offer one-off payments while others continue for the length of your course. Learn more about Monash Scholarships.

Other fees

The Student Services and Amenities Fee applies to some students each calendar year.

This course consists of a combination of coursework and research. In the coursework component you will develop advanced theoretical and/or technical knowledge of your discipline within Science and research methodologies appropriate to your discipline. In the research component you will plan and execute a research project under the individual guidance of an academic supervisor.

Clayton

Honours is available in: Anatomy and developmental biology, Astrophysics, Atmospheric science, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Computational science, Ecology and conservation biology, Genetics, Geographical science, Geosciences, Human pathology, Immunology, Materials science, Mathematics and statistics, Microbiology, Pharmacology, Physics, Physiology, Plant sciences, Psychology, Regenerative medicine, Zoology.

Malaysia

Honours is available in: Biotechnology, Medical bioscience, Food science and technology, Psychology, Tropical environmental biology.

In some circumstances, candidature embracing more than one discipline may be approved.