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Science

Bachelor Honours Degree

BH-SCNCE

Course
Bachelor of Science (Science) (Honours)
CRICOS
061491D
Duration
1 year full-time
Credit
200
Location
Curtin Perth, Curtin University Malaysia

Outline

This honours program enables you to build on the knowledge obtained in your undergraduate science degree and focus on one of the following areas of study: Chemistry, Computing, Geophysics, Environment and Agriculture.

Exploration geophysics student in a field

Daniel Werndly

The Bachelor of Science (Honours) course at Curtin allowed me a unique opportunity to study in a field I am passionate about – ancient DNA – and complete my environment and agriculture honours dissertation. 

The lecturers and tutors were really great to interact with, and offered support and advice on my project ideas. The hands-on laboratory work, bioinformatics and writing were a definite highlight of my project as well. 

I enjoyed discussing my research project with the other students, and interacting with my peers whilst they also developed their research plans.

The final thesis submission was great as it was a culmination of all the work I had done from the previous year.

Get the Curtin edge

Access to leadership programs, specialist facilities and industry placements give you a competitive edge in the job market.

Top 1 %

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

Global education

You’ll have access to a range of international study opportunities.

This honours program enables you to build on the knowledge obtained in your undergraduate science degree and focus on one of the following areas of study: Chemistry, Computing, Environment and Agriculture, Geographic Information Science, Geology, Geophysics, Mathematics or Physics.

As well as studying units in your chosen discipline, you will examine academic research methodology and enhance your analytical skills and innovative ideas. You will also complete a supervised research project and present an honours dissertation.

Note: Geographic Information Science and Geophysics are not available for semester 2 applications.

Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information. 

Why study

  • This honours course may enhance career opportunities in your chosen science area of interest, and give you valuable education in analytical skills, research methods and technologies.
  • You may continue your studies by undertaking a postgraduate research degree in your chosen area of study.
  • You will have access to modern laboratories and internationally recognised research scientists.

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.

Career information

  • 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

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 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall band score 6.5

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

Cut-off scores

Please note: The cut-off scores below are for 2018 only.

Qualification Score
GCE/STPM/HKALE (A-levels - best of three) 5
HKDSE 15
IB 24
Ontario Gr 12 (best of 6) 60
ATAR (including WACE/SACE/HCE/VCE) 70
WAUFP (CPS) 53
India (CBSE) 65%
Sri Lanka 5

Please select a country above.

Essential course prerequisites

High achievement in an appropriate bachelor degree.

High achievement in an appropriate bachelor degree.

Other requirements and notes for this course

The course is available to those who have completed the Bachelor of Science, or other Science and Engineering undergraduate course in their chosen specialisation, with an average of 65% or higher in their third year units.

In addition to the course-specific admission criteria listed above, please read our general admission criteria. Our general admission criteria apply to all courses at Curtin University.

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:

Email: ci-enquiries@curtin.edu.au
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 $16,000*
Total indicative course fee $32,000*
Indicative year 1 fee $32,000*

Fee year: 2021

International onshore – fee paying Cost
Offer letter (100 credit) published fee $16,300*
Total indicative course fee $32,600*
Indicative year 1 fee $32,600*

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.

Location

For start dates, please view the academic calendar.

On Campus

Semester 1, Semester 2 and Trimester 1

On Campus

Semester 1

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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.

How to apply

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Please note that each campus has different application deadlines. Please view our application deadlines page for further information.

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