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Bachelor Honours Degree
- Bachelor of Advanced Science (Honours)
- Admission criteria
- Guaranteed ATAR 95
Duration of the course with a full-time study load. Studying part-time will extend the duration of your course.
- 4 years full-time
A full-time study load usually consists of 200 credits (approximately eight units) per year, with 100 credits (approximately four units) in each semester.
- Curtin Perth
Become a highly skilled scientist, applying your specialist knowledge to globally significant situations.
Graduate ready to work in environments where research and discovery abound.
Benefit from work-integrated learning opportunities from your first year.
Top 1 %
Curtin is ranked in the top one per cent of universities worldwide.
Academic Ranking of World Universities 2020.
This course enables you to better tailor your study to suit your specific interests in science and gives you access to advanced-level units relevant to an honours degree.
You will learn core science units and choose a science major in which to specialise. You’ll also undertake internal and external research experiences, and in your final year you may conduct a self-directed honours project that adds to the scientific knowledge of your field.
Throughout your course, you’ll benefit from work-integrated learning opportunities that give you practical experience and skills before you graduate – an attribute that is highly valued by employers.
This science degree is unique in Western Australia in that you will also study scientific professional practice, entrepreneurship and leadership. It is designed to ensure you graduate as a resourceful and creative professional who can respond innovatively to changing industry and employment landscapes.
- Agricultural Science
- Coastal and Marine Science
- Data Science
- Earth Sciences
- Environmental Science
- Financial Mathematics
- Industrial and Applied Mathematics
- Molecular Genetics
Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.
Curtin’s Advanced Science (Honours) is unique in Western Australia. It allows you to tailor your studies to your interests, and offers research elements and work experience opportunities that enable you to put theory into practice.
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.
Please see information for individual majors.
What you'll learn
- Demonstrate an advanced knowledge of the nature of science, its methods and processes, and an advanced knowledge in one or more disciplinary areas enabling the ability to contribute new knowledge to a field of study.
- Critically analyse challenging and multi-faceted problems, address them by applying practical and theoretical tools and critically evaluate findings within the current body of disciplinary knowledge.
- Access and make judgements on the value of available knowledge using a variety of tools, and incorporate them into the planning, conduct and communication of their own work.
- Communicate approaches and solutions, ideas and findings to informed professional scientific and industry audiences.
- Use established and emerging technologies in their chosen discipline and apply them within the context of their profession.
- Engage in self-driven continuous discipline and professional education and training within their chosen discipline.
- Participate in the generation and application of science in addressing global problems while recognising that scientific endeavours are required to comply with international ethical and professional standards.
- Work collaboratively and respectfully with scientists from a range of cultural backgrounds and understand the cultural issues that impact their discipline or profession.
- Be able to work as an independent scientist and collaboratively 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.
Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.
|IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)|
|Overall band score||7.0|
Please see the specific majors for admission criteria.
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:
Tel: 1300 222 888
Fees & charges
Australian and New Zealand student indicative fees
Fee year: 2021
What is a Commonwealth supported place (CSP)?
A CSP is subsidised by the Australian Government. They pay part of the course fees directly to Curtin and then the student pays the remainder (referred to as the “student contribution amount”). The student can defer this fee to their HECS-HELP loan.
All Australian students studying an undergraduate degree are automatically awarded a Commonwealth supported place. A limited number of Commonwealth supported places are also available for some postgraduate courses.
Learn more about CSPs and whether you’re eligible by visiting the Australian Government’s StudyAssist website.
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.
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- Curtin course code: BH-ADVSCI
- CRICOS code: 095949E
- Last updated on: January 28, 2021