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
- understand scientific principles, concepts and method and apply these in the context of their chosen area of study
- think critically, creatively and reflectively to generate innovative scientific solutions to their chosen area of study through research
- appreciate and competently use information technology and a variety of tools to retrieve manipulate transform and present data and information
- communicate effectively through the written word and by oral presentation within the ethical and professional framework of their chosen area of study
- use established and emerging technologies in their chosen field and apply them within the context of their profession
- appreciate the importance of continuous education and training within their chosen field and take control of their own learning and development
- appreciate that Science is an international discipline with varying perspectives as will be demonstrated in the diversity of opinion identified while undertaking research
- understand the global and cultural issues within their chosen area of study and how these impact on the practice of their profession
- be able to work as an independent scientist and within teams either as a professional leader or collaborator using effective problem solving and decision making skills within the professional context of their area of study