Bachelor of Science (Degree with Honours) (BH-SCI) // Course structure
About this course
- Entry and participation requirements
- Attributes, outcomes and skills
- Course structure
- Majors, minors and specialisations
- Further study
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Associate Professor Deborah King
The Bachelor of Science (Degree with Honours) programs are prescribed 100-point programs (equivalent to eight 12.5-point subjects) comprising Advanced Coursework and Research Project components as outlined below.
The balance between the advanced coursework and research project components may vary from program to program, with each comprising at least 25 points and no more than 75 points of the 100-point program. The balance specific to each program will be specified in the handbook entry for each program.
1. Advanced coursework:
- two to four, 12.5-point honours or postgraduate level advanced coursework subjects.
The coordinator of the honours program in which the student is enrolled must approve each student's advanced coursework program.
Each student's advanced coursework program will comprise advanced coursework subjects offered by one or more departments teaching into the degree's honours program, which may include cognate subjects offered in relevant Masters degrees where students meet the prerequisite requirements of those subjects.
The honours coordinator may approve a student including one 12.5-point Level 3 coursework subject. Inclusion of a Level 3 subject will also require approval of the appropriate subject coordinator. This option is only available if it specified in the details of the individual program which can be found using the links below.
2. Research project:
- A research project subject or subjects with total points value of between 50 and 75 points.
Duration and commencement of honours programs
The duration of the Bachelor of Science (Degree with Honours) programs is approximately 36 weeks within a total duration of 40 weeks for Semester 1 entrants, and approximately 36 weeks within a total duration of 46 weeks for semester 2 entrants. Not all programs are available as mid year entry. Refer to individual program entries for details.
The dates of the honours programs may vary between programs.
For Semester 2 entrants, up to ten weeks of leave may be taken within this 46-week period, in negotiation with the supervisor.
To be awarded honours students must gain:
- a pass in at least 100-points of subjects in their chosen program;
- a result of at least 65% in the research project;
- a weighted credit-point average of 65% or greater.
Students may be given permission to repeat an advanced coursework honours subject/component, or enrol in additional subject(s), in order to meet the requirement to pass 100 points. However the honours result will be determined over all subjects for which a result is entered. When the weighted credit-point average is less than 65% the honours degree will not be awarded.
Last updated: 26 March 2023