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Advanced Science

Advanced Science

Bachelor Honours Degree


Bachelor of Advanced Science (Honours)
Admission criteria
Guaranteed ATAR 95
4 years full-time
Curtin Perth


Become a highly skilled scientist, applying your specialist knowledge to globally significant situations.

Top 1%

Curtin is ranked in the top one per cent of universities worldwide (Academic Ranking of World Universities 2019)


Graduate ready to work in environments where research and discovery abound. 

Work experience

Benefit from work-integrated learning opportunities from your first year.

Tomorrow’s world needs scientists who are not only exceptionally skilled and knowledgeable in their chosen discipline, but also able to apply their knowledge to real-world situations with global significance.

The Bachelor of Advanced Science (Honours) is designed for high-achieving ATAR students who want to study with like-minded individuals and turn their passion for science into a rewarding career.

This course will provide you with highly developed scientific inquiry and research skills, as well as entrepreneurial and leadership knowledge.

You will undertake work-integrated learning opportunities from your first year, giving you practical experience and skills well before you graduate – a quality highly valued by employers.

This course differs from the Bachelor of Science in that it enables you to tailor the course to suit your specific interests and gives you access to advanced level units that lead to an honours degree.

It is designed to ensure you graduate as a creative, autonomous and knowledgeable individual who is able to remain resilient in changing employment landscapes.

You will learn core science units and choose a science major in which to specialise. You will also study units in scientific professional practice, entrepreneurship and leadership, and undertake internal and external research experiences and industry placements.

In your final year, you'll have the opportunity to conduct a self-directed honours project that will add to the scientific knowledge in your field.

Available majors

Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information. 

Why study

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.

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.

Professional recognition

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 area 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, understand compliance 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.

Entry requirements

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)
Writing 7.0
Speaking 7.0
Reading 7.0
Listening 7.0
Overall band score 7.0

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

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 at another educational institution, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.

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

CRL search

Fees & charges

International student indicative fees for 2020

Fee year: 2020

International onshore – fee paying Cost
Offer letter (100 credit) published fee $16,500*
Total indicative course fee $132,500*
Indicative year 1 fee $33,200*

Fee year: 2021

International onshore – fee paying Cost
Offer letter (100 credit) published fee $16,500*
Total indicative course fee $130,600*
Indicative year 1 fee $32,100*

The fees shown above apply to international students studying on-campus in Western Australia. The indicative tuition fee is subject to an annual tuition fee increase of up to 5 per cent and may be subject to legislative change.

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. For information about fees at other locations please contact the relevant campus or partner institution by visiting Curtin International’s offshore site.


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On Campus

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