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COURSE

Bachelor of Science (Science) (Honours)

BH-SCNCE

TAUGHT BY: School of Earth and Planetary Sciences (EPS), School of Electrical Engineering, Computing and Mathematical Sciences (EECMS), School of Molecular and Life Sciences (MLS)

DURATION

Duration of the course with a full-time study load. Studying part-time will extend the duration of your course.

If duration is not available (N/A) the offering may be part of a larger course.

1year

CREDIT

A full-time study load usually consists of 200 credits (approximately eight units) per year, with 100 credits (approximately four units) in each semester.

200

About offering

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: Applied Geology, Geographic Information Science, Geophysics, and Mine and Engineering Surveying are not available for semester 2 applications.

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

Why study Bachelor of Science (Science) (Honours)

  • 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.

Advanced standing / credit transfer / recognition of prior learning

Australia / New Zealand students

International students

Credit for recognised learning (CRL) is the term Curtin uses to describe advanced standing, academic credit or recognition of prior learning.

You may be entitled to credit for recognised learning for formal, non-formal or informal learning.

Formal learning is learning that takes place through a structured program of learning that leads to the full or partial achievement of an officially recognised qualification. Recognised institutions include, but are not limited to, RTO providers and universities. Non-formal learning is adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning or various kinds of work and life experience.

Credit can reduce the amount of study needed to complete a degree.

For further information, please visit our credit for recognised learning webpage or contact our CRL Office on crl@curtin.edu.au or 1300 222 888.

Credit for recognised learning (CRL) is the term Curtin uses to describe advanced standing, academic credit or recognition of prior learning.

You may be entitled to credit for recognised learning for formal, non-formal or informal learning.

Formal learning is learning that takes place through a structured program of learning that leads to the full or partial achievement of an officially recognised qualification. Recognised institutions include, but are not limited to, RTO providers and universities. Non-formal learning is adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning or various kinds of work and life experience.

Credit can reduce the amount of study needed to complete a degree.

For further information, please see our credit for previous study website or contact tne_pathways@curtin.edu.au.

Fees and charges

Australia / New Zealand students

International students

No domestic fee data currently available.

International student indicative fees for 2018

International onshore – fee paying
Offer letter (100 credit) published fee $18,600*
Indicative year 1 fee $37,200*
Total indicative course fee $37,200*
Indicative essential incidental course fee N/A

The indicative fees shown above apply to international students studying on-campus in Western Australia. For information about fees at other locations please visit Curtin International’s offshore site.

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. 

Daniel Werndly

Where to get further information

Applicants applying with an International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma

Find information on how you can apply to study at Curtin with an International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma.

Applicants with other international qualifications

Find information on what qualifications you can use to apply for a Curtin course.

  • The offering information on this website applies only to future students. Current students should refer to faculty handbooks for current or past course information. View courses information disclaimer.

  • Curtin course code: BH-SCNCE
  • CRICOS code: 061491D
  • This offering was last updated on: September 24, 2018