2018 Undergraduate Courses
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Bachelor of Science Advanced (Honours)  | 2018

Testamur Title of Degree:

Bachelor of Science Advanced (Honours) 



UOW Course Code:




Total Credit Points:



4 years full-time or part-time equivalent

Home Faculty:

Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences

Intake Session(s):


Delivery Mode:

On-campus (Face-to-face)

Delivery Campus / UAC Code:

Wollongong / B Sc Adv (Hon) (Atmospheric Science) 757608
Wollongong / B Sc Adv (Hon) (Biomolecular Physics) 757609
Wollongong / B Sc Adv (Hon) (Physics) 757602


The Bachelor of Science Advanced (Honours) degree is for high-achieving students interested in a challenging program leading to a career in scientific research. The program offers a greater degree of flexibility in program design providing an opportunity to undertake individual research subjects at 2nd, 3rd and 4th-year levels. Students are also able to participate in various enrichment activities and to develop a close association with an appropriate member of one of the Faculty's research teams. 

In the final year, all students undertake a substantial piece of supervised research in their major discipline, together with other required seminars and/or course work.

Continuation in the Advanced degrees will normally be dependent on students achieving a WAM of at least 80 in each year of study. Students who do not meet the required average will be transferred to the equivalent non-Advanced degree.

Entry Requirements & Credit Arrangements

Information on academic and English language requirements, as well as eligibility for credit for prior learning, is available from the Course Finder.

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Learning Outcomes are statements of learning achievement that are expressed in terms of what the learner is expected to know, understand and be able to do upon completion of a course. Students graduating from this course will be able to demonstrate:

CLO Description
1 Integrate knowledge of a variety of fundamentals physical laws to analyse behaviour and properties of physical systems.
2 Demonstrate advanced knowledge of research principles and methods associated with physics.
3 Integrate advanced technical and gognitive skills in reviewing, analysing and synthesising information to address specific themes in physics.
4 Exercise critical thinking, initiative and judgment in understanding complex concepts and constructing new understandings in contemporary physics.
5 Communicate advanced knowledge and ideas clearly and coherently by written and oral means to an expert and non-expert audiences.
6 Demonstrate initiative and creativity in planning and executing a research project pertinent to physics.


Professional Recognition/Accreditation

The Bachelor of Science Advanced Honours (Atmospheric Science), (Biomolecular Physics) and (Physics) conform to the requirements for membership of the Australian Institute of Physics.

Other Information

Further information email: eis@uow.edu.au or Academic Program Director

Last reviewed: 13 December, 2017