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
Duration
1 years full-time
Entry
February and July
Entry
February and July
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 academic requirements

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.

English Test Overall Listening Reading Writing Speaking
Pearson PTE (Academic)
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement date.
58 50 50 50 50
Cambridge English Score
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement. You must provide your Candidate ID and Candidate Secret Number, these are printed on your Cambridge English Confirmation of Entry.
176 169 169 169 169
IELTS Academic
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement date.
6.5 6 6 6 6
TOEFL iBT
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement date.
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.

Haven't completed an English language test? We can help!

If you have not completed an English language test, you can sit the IELTS test at our IELTS test centre

Fees

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

2021 fees

2021: CSP $8,000 per year full-time (96 credit points)

2021 fees

2021: $39,600 per year full-time (96 credit points)

Student services and amenities fees

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

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Scholarships

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