Highlights

  • Specialise in your particular area of interest, acquiring knowledge and analytical skills you can apply throughout your career.
  • Opportunity to progress on to the PhD program.
  • Gain research and development skills with specialist facilities, laboratories, hardware and software.
  • Work with a supervisor to complete a research project in your field of study.

Highlights

  • Specialise in your particular area of interest, acquiring knowledge and analytical skills you can apply throughout your career.
  • Opportunity to progress on to the PhD program.
  • Gain research and development skills with specialist facilities, laboratories, hardware and software.
  • Work with a supervisor to complete a research project in your field of study.
  • Start online unavailable. This course is only available to you if you can attend classes on campus. It is not possible to start this course online.

Why choose this course?

The primary aim of the Bachelor of Science (Honours) course is to provide a strong and practical foundation both for research and professional employment in science. Advanced theory, professional training (where appropriate), and a research project that leads to a research paper or thesis are therefore incorporated within the course.

In addition to developing graduates' skills in knowledge and problem solving to an advanced level, the Bachelor of Science (Honours) program aims to equip graduates with well-developed skills in lifelong learning and a strong commitment to professional and ethical practice.

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What to expect

The Bachelor of Science (Honours) allows students to further develop specific areas of expertise in science by providing extended modern and rigorous training in science. It prepares students both for higher-level graduate careers in industry and government and for research at a PhD level or a Master if Philosophy.

 

Through a combination of research and advanced coursework units, students pursue specialised studies in an area of mutual interest with a personal research mentor/supervisor. Students will develop high level skills in a specific discipline area (biological science, earth science, environmental science, chemistry or physics) and acquire research skills appropriate to their discipline. Coursework units provide students the opportunity to develop much more advanced skills and knowledge compared with those built in the undergraduate course. Students will design and undertake experimental programs in either laboratory or field settings to solve complex problems. A research project allows students to demonstrate their advanced academic capability and culminates in the completion of an honours thesis.

Careers and outcomes

Careers and outcomes

Research, or graduate employment in industry or government.

Professional recognition

Membership in professional organisations is not specifically tied to the completion of an Honours degree as entry requirements are met by the completion of the bachelor degree.

Research pathways

Honours provides the key research pathway to postgraduate study. The program is designed to easily articulate into a Master of Philosophy or into a PhD (depending upon the level of honours attained).

Possible careers

  • Agronomist
  • Analytical Chemist
  • Biologist
  • Biomedical Laboratory Officer
  • Chemist Industrial
  • Coastal Scientist
  • Conservation Biologist
  • Cytologist
  • Ecologist
  • Educational researcher
  • Environmental Health Officer
  • Environmental Scientist
  • Environmental manager
  • Exploration Geologist
  • Forensic Biologist
  • Geologist
  • Geophysicist
  • Geoscientist
  • Government Officer
  • Hydrogeologist
  • Industrial Chemist
  • Inventor
  • Investigator
  • Laboratory Assistant
  • Laboratory Technician (Chemistry)
  • Mapping Scientist
  • Marine Scientist
  • Microbiologist
  • Mine Geologist
  • Natural Resource Scientist
  • Plant Biotechnologist
  • Policy Officer
  • Policy analyst
  • Population Ecologist
  • Project Manager
  • Scientist

Details and units

You must complete 96 credit points (8 units) from one of the following study areas:

  • Biological Sciences
  • Chemistry
  • Earth Science
  • Environmental Science
  • Physics

 

You must complete 96 credit points (8 units) from one of the following study areas:

  • Biological Sciences
  • Chemistry
  • Earth Science
  • Environmental Science
  • Physics

 

Requirements

Course code
ST10
CRICOS code
080487J
Delivery
  • Gardens Point
Delivery
  • Gardens Point
Duration
1 years full-time
2 years part-time
Duration
1 years full-time
Entry
February and July
Entry
February and July

Entry requirements

You must have a recognised bachelor degree in science or relevant discipline with a minimum grade point average of 5.00 (on QUT's 7-point scale), completed within the last 5 years, plus:

  • Suitable honours topic

  • Proposed honours supervisor

Places are subject to supervisor availability, infrastructure, and other required resources.

 

Offers we made to school leavers in Semester 1, 2021

Bachelor of Science (Honours)

This course is not open to current year 12 students. This course is open to graduates with a relevant completed degree with a suitable grade point average and honours topic. Thus no offers were made on the basis of OP.

You can find out more about your fellow students’ backgrounds with this course’s student profile.

Minimum academic requirements

Entry Requriements

A recognised bachelor degree in science or relevant discipline with a minimum grade point average of 5.00 (on QUT's 7-point scale), completed within the last 5 years, plus :
  • Suitable honours topic
  • Proposed honours supervisor
Places are subject to supervisor availability.

 

Minimum English language requirements

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide on meeting QUT’s English language requirements.

Your scores and prior qualifications in English-speaking countries are considered. Approved English-speaking countries are Australia, Canada, England, Ireland, New Zealand, Scotland, South Africa, United States of America and Wales.

If your country or qualification is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility.

We accept English language proficiency scores from the following tests. Tests must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement.

English Test Overall Listening Reading Writing Speaking
PTE Academic/PTE Academic Online 58 50 50 50 50
Cambridge English Score
You must share your results with QUT through the Candidate Results Online website.
176 169 169 169 169
IELTS Academic / IELTS Online 6.5 6 6 6 6
TOEFL iBT / Home / Paper 79 16 16 21 18

Don't have the English language score you need? We can help!

We offer English language programs to improve your English and help you gain entry to this course.

When you apply for this course, we will recommend which English course you should enrol in.

Fees

Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. We review fees annually, and they may be subject to increases.

2023 fees

2023: To Be Announced

2023 fees

2023: To Be Announced

2022 fees

2022: CSP $8,100 per year full-time (96 credit points)

2022 fees

2022: $39,600 per year full-time (96 credit points)

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You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

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