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