2020 Undergraduate Courses

Bachelor of Science (Honours) | 2020

Testamur Title of Degree:

Bachelor of Science (Honours)

Abbreviation:

BSc(Hons)

UOW Course Code:

741

CRICOS Code:

003126F

Total Credit Points:

48

Duration:

1 year full-time or part-time equivalent

Home Faculty:

Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health

Intake Session(s):

 Annual or Spring/Autumn

Delivery Mode:

On-campus 

Delivery Campus:

Wollongong

Overview

Students who have fulfilled the requirements of a Bachelor of Science with a major in a discipline offered by the Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health, the Bachelor of Exercise Science or the Bachelor of Nutrition Science or an equivalent qualification from another University and achieved the required academic standard may undertake an Honours degree - a year of research training in the discipline.

The Honours degree provides students with the opportunity to undertake research on a topic of interest. This degree is designed to provide students with skills to demonstrate excellence in research with a clear understanding of a research question in relation to current knowledge. The degree program fosters the following abilities and skills: plan, design and perform a research project; collect and analyse data; evaluate data; synthesise results and integrate with relevant ideas and concepts; communicate findings; and put relevant principles into practice.

It represents a gateway to future research opportunities, both in the form of higher research degrees and as a career in research, or other vocations that require advanced analytical and research skills.

Entry Requirements and 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:

CLO Description
1 Communicate detailed and advanced knowledge and ideas in a specific discipline area(s) of science clearly and coherently to others.
2 Integrate and apply knowledge and skills associated with a specific discipline area of science to plan and execute a substantial research project.
3 Integrate and apply knowledge and skills associated with research principles and methods to plan and execute a substantial research project.
4 Produce a piece of scholarly/research activity in the form of a thesis.

Course Structure

To qualify for award of the degree, the Bachelor of Science (Honours), a candidate must successfully complete at least 48 credit points, comprised of a research thesis within their major study discipline, together with any required coursework.

The Bachelor of Science (Honours) degrees can be taken in the following disciplines:

  • Biological Sciences
  • Chemistry
  • Exercise Science
  • Geology
  • Marine Science
  • Nutrition
  • Physical Geography and Environmental Geosciences

The Honours grade will be calculated in accordance with Method 1 defined in the Coursework Rules.

Students enrol in the appropriate 400-level Honours subject for the particular discipline, as set out below. Part-time options are available in some disciplines but must be arranged with the Head of School for the particular discipline. Students enrolling in the part-time option will need to successfully complete 48 credit points of the equivalent part-time subjects. 

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
Biological Sciences
Select either the full-time (48cp) or 48cp of the equivalent part-time subject (2 x 24cp) option below.
BIOL401 Biology Honours 48 SMAH Annual 2020
BIOL407 Biology Honours (Part-Time) 24 SMAH Annual 2020
Chemistry
Select either the full-time (48cp) or 48cp of the equivalent part-time subject (2 x 24cp) option below.
CHEM401 Chemistry Honours 48 SMAH Annual 2020
CHEM407 Chemistry Honours (Part-Time) 24 SMAH Annual 2020
Geology or Physical Geography and Environmental Geosciences
Select either the full-time (48cp) or 48cp of the equivalent part-time subject (2 x 24cp) option below.
EESC401 Earth and Environmental Sciences Honours Full-time 48 SMAH Annual 2020
EESC407 Earth and Environmental Sciences Honours (Part-Time) 24 SMAH Annual 2020
Marine Science
Select either the full-time (48cp) or 48cp of the equivalent part-time (2x24cp) option below
MARE401 Marine Science Honours 48 SMAH Annual 2020
MARE407 Marine Science Honours (Part-Time) 24 SMAH Annual 2020
Exercise Science or Nutrition Science
MEDI400 Honours 48 SMAH Annual 2020
 

 The Honours grade will be calculated  in accordance with Method 1. For further information refer to Coursework Rules

Other Information

For further information please email: smah-students@uow.edu.au

Last reviewed: 4 February, 2020