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BH-SCNCE

Science

Bachelor honours degree

This honours program enables you to build your knowledge in your chosen science discipline: applied geology, chemistry, computer science, environment and agriculture, geographic information science, mathematical sciences, physics, or geophysics.

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  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Science (Science) (Honours)
  • Duration
    1 year full-time
  • Credit
    200
  • CRICOS
    061491D
  • Location
    Curtin Perth,  Curtin University Malaysia
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Select your preferred campus:

New-to-Curtin applicants for first semester 2023 apply through TISC. See TISC application deadlines.

2023

Full Year - Honours

On campus

Semester 2

On campus

Trimester 1

On campus

2024

Full Year - Honours

On campus

Semester 2

On campus

Trimester 1

On campus

2025

Full Year - Honours

On campus

Semester 2

On campus

Trimester 1

On campus

2023

Semester 1

On campus

2024

Semester 1

On campus

2025

Semester 1

On campus

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Outline

If COVID-19 restrictions apply, we may need to make changes to units and/or delivery modes.

Exploration geophysics student in a field

Daniel Werndly

The Bachelor of Science (Honours) course at Curtin allowed me a unique opportunity to study in a field I am passionate about – ancient DNA – and complete my environment and agriculture honours dissertation. 

The lecturers and tutors were really great to interact with, and offered support and advice on my project ideas. The hands-on laboratory work, bioinformatics and writing were a definite highlight of my project as well. 

I enjoyed discussing my research project with the other students, and interacting with my peers whilst they also developed their research plans.

The final thesis submission was great as it was a culmination of all the work I had done from the previous year.

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You’ll have access to a range of international study opportunities.

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This honours program enables you to build on the knowledge obtained in your undergraduate science degree. As well as studying units in your chosen discipline – applied geology, chemistry, computer science, environment and agriculture, geographic information science, mathematical sciences, physics or geophysics – you'll examine academic research methodology and enhance your analytical skills and innovative ideas. You'll also complete a supervised research project and present an honours dissertation.

Note: Geographic Information Science and Geophysics are not available for semester 2 applications.

See our handbook for more course information. 

Why study

  • You'll have access to modern laboratories and internationally recognised research scientists.
  • You'll gain valuable education in analytical skills, research methods and technologies; and enhance your career opportunities in your area of interest.
  • You may continue your studies by undertaking a postgraduate research degree in your chosen area.

Student profile

View our student profile table to get an indication of the likely peer cohort for new students at Curtin University. This table provides data on students that commenced undergraduate study and passed the census date in the most relevant recent intake period for which data are available. It includes those admitted through all offer rounds and international students studying in Australia.

Career information

  • Career opportunities can be sought across the broad spectrum of scientific research, government, industry and academia depending on your choice of subject.
  • This extra year at honours level is highly regarded by employers.
  • Honours provides a pathway to further research and entry to a postgraduate degree in your chosen area of specialisation.

What you'll learn

  • have demonstrated knowledge and understanding in a field of study that is at a level that is informed by knowledge of the forefront of the field of study, within a research context
  • can apply their knowledge and understanding in a manner that indicates a professional approach to their work or vocation, and have competencies demonstrated through devising and sustaining arguments (to both specialist and non-specialist audiences) and solving advanced problems within their field of study
  • understand the constructs of the scientific method and apply these principles in communicating new knowledge, including using digital technologies
  • can gather and interpret relevant research data to inform judgements that include reflection on relevant social, scientific or ethical issues, including being aware of the diversity of international perspectives associated with the sciences, and how these impact upon the practice of science
  • understand the global and cultural issues within their chosen area of study and how these impact on the practice of their profession
  • display a very high standard of professional behaviour, including effective time management, both independently and as a team member

Advanced standing

At Curtin, we understand that everyone’s study journey has been different.

You may have already studied some of the units (subjects) listed in your Curtin course, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.

If this applies to you, you can apply for credit for recognised learning (CRL), which means your previous study is recognised and matched against a similar unit in your intended Curtin course.

A successful CRL application exempts you from having to complete certain units within your course and means you could finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.

CRL is also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing and credit transfer.

Use the CRL search to find out how much CRL you qualify for, or contact us at:

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Curtin Connect: 1300 222 888

CRL search

Fees & charges

Fee information is not available for this course at this time. Find estimated course fees.

Location

For start dates, please view the academic calendar.

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2023

Full Year - Honours
  • On campus
Semester 2
  • On campus
Trimester 1
  • On campus

2024

Full Year - Honours
  • On campus
Semester 2
  • On campus
Trimester 1
  • On campus

2025

Full Year - Honours
  • On campus
Semester 2
  • On campus
Trimester 1
  • On campus
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2023

Semester 1
  • On campus

2024

Semester 1
  • On campus

2025

Semester 1
  • On campus

All endeavours are made to ensure location information for courses is up to date but please note they are subject to change.

The University reserves the right to withdraw any unit of study or program which it offers, to impose limitations on enrolment in any unit or program, and/or to vary arrangements for any program.

How to apply

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Please note that each campus has different application deadlines. Please view our application deadlines page for further information.

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  • Curtin course code: BH-SCNCE
  • CRICOS code: 061491D
  • Last updated on: 24/09/2022