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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.
You may also be able to apply directly to Curtin from 16 January 2023 if places are still available.

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

Full Year - Honours

On campus

Semester 1

On campus

2024

Full Year - Honours

On campus

Semester 1

On campus

2025

Full Year - Honours

On campus

Semester 1

On campus

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Why study Science at Curtin?

Top 1 %

Curtin is ranked in the top one per cent of universities worldwide.

Academic Ranking of World Universities 2022.

Get the Curtin edge

Access to leadership programs, specialist facilities and industry placements give you a competitive edge in the job market.

Global education

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

Outline

Outline

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. 

What jobs can the Bachelor of Science (Science) (Honours) lead to?

  • 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

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.

Daniel Werndly
Credit for recognised learning (CRL)

Use your experience to get credit towards your degree

Finish your course sooner with credit for your previous study or work experience.

Fees & charges

Australian and New Zealand student indicative fees

Fee year: 2023

Student type Cost
Commonwealth supported $8,300*

Fees are indicative first year only and are subject to passage of legislation.

*The indicative first-year fee is calculated on 200 credit points, which is the typical full-time study load per year, however some courses require additional study to be completed, in which case the fee will be higher than that shown.

This fee is a guide only. It may vary depending on the units you choose and does not include incidental fees (such as lab coats or art supplies) or the cost of your textbooks – visit other fees and charges for more information. For more information on fees and to determine your eligibility for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP, please visit fee basics or the Study Assist website

If you’re not an Australian citizen, permanent resident or New Zealand citizen, please see information for international students.

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
Curtin University Malaysia flag

2023

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

2024

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

2025

Full Year - Honours
  • On campus
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

Please review information on how to apply for the campus of your choice

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

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