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Bachelor Honours Degree
- Bachelor of Advanced Science (Honours)
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.
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.
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 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.
In this course 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 will have the opportunity to conduct a self-directed honours project that will add to the scientific knowledge in your field.
This course offers a wide range of majors to allow you to pursue your specific interests:
- 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 because it allows you to tailor the course to what interests you. Its research elements and work experience opportunities 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 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.
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 for 2020
Fee year: 2020
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.
For start dates, please view the academic calendar.
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.
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- Curtin course code: BH-ADVSCI
- CRICOS code: 095949E
- Last updated on: December 11, 2019