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Bachelor of Science (Honours)

  • Bachelor (Honours)

The Bachelor of Science (Honours) course allows you the opportunity to continue undergraduate studies at a higher level by pursuing an independent research project in an area of interest.

Key details

Degree Type
Bachelor (Honours)
Duration
1 year full-time, 2 years part-time
Course Code
CG84, 073285M
Study Mode
Online, In person

About this course

The Bachelor of Science (Honours) course allows you the opportunity to continue undergraduate studies at a higher level by pursuing an independent research project in an area of interest. Projects are completed under the supervision of an academic member of staff and provide you with an opportunity to develop new skills, generate new information and/or distil new ideas out of existing knowledge, whilst specialising in your chosen field.

Entry requirements

The following factors are taken into account in selection and admission of candidates:

  • Academic record - GPA minimum 5.0 in the final two years of a Bachelors degree
  • Availability of an appropriate supervisor/s - you will need to identify supervisor/s during the application process, please see "more details" tab for information on potential supervisors.
  • Agreement between you and the nominated supervisor/s on a suitable dissertation topic - you will need to identify the preliminary topic of your project during the applicaiton process, please see "more details" tab for information on available projects.
  • The lapse in time since you qualified for the award of a Bachelors degree.

Graduates who have completed a relevant undergraduate degree or equivalent and who meet the aforementioned requirements are encouraged to apply for entry into the Bachelor of Science (Honours) course. Candidates whose levels of achievement fall below these admission requirements for any particular year, may apply to the school concerned for special consideration of their application.

English Requirements:

If you were not born in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa or United States of America, you are required to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements set by the University.

Applicants are required to provide evidence of completion of:

  • a secondary qualification (Year 11 and 12, or equivalent), or
  • tertiary diploma level qualification, or
  • bachelor level qualification study for a period of at least 2 years fulltime with a minimum overall GPA 4.0

completed within Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, South Africa, Ireland, or United States of America, which will meet the English proficiency.

If you do not satisfy any of the above, you will need to undertake an English language proficiency test and achieve the following scores:

  • An International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic) overall band score of at least 6.0 overall with a minimum 5.5 in each subset; or
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - Requires 550 or better overall and minimum TWE score of 4.5 (Paper Based Test), or 75 or better overall and no score less than 17 (Internet Based Test); or
  • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) - Requires an overall score of 54 with no sub-score less than 46; or
  • An Occupational English Test with Grades A or B only in each of the four components; or
  • Cambridge Certificate in advanced English (CAE) - Score of 180 or above; or
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English - Score of 200 or above; or
  • Combined Universities Language Test (CULT) - 70% with no individual component score of less than 15.

English test results remain valid for no more than two years between final examination date and the date of commencement of study, and must appear on a single result certificate.

Security RequirementsNo information available at this time.Health RequirementsNo information available at this time.Assumed Knowledge

It is recommended that students wishing to apply for entry into the CG84 Bachelor of Science (Honours) course have completed prior studies in one of the following fields:

  • Agricultural science
  • Analytical science
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Environmental science
  • Exercise / sports science
  • Molecular science / Biotechnology
  • Medical science
  • Paramedic science


Please note this is not a comprehensive list, and students who have obtained a Bachelors degree in other fields may apply for entry into the CG84 Bachelor of Science Honours course.




Study locations

Rockhampton

Online

Career pathways

An honours degree provides the opportunity to continue undergraduate studies at a higher level, specialising in a particular area of interest. An honours degree is a rigorous and scholarly course of further study, which develops your ability to generate new information and distil new ideas out of existing knowledge. Candidates with honours degrees are particularly sought after by employers and can choose from more interesting research and development positions because of their extra skills and proven abilities. Honours courses can also provide a pathway to research higher degree study. Completing an honours degree involves an additional full-time year of study (of the ebullient) following completion of a bachelor course.