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Honours Degree of Bachelor of Science

Degree Type Honours Bachelor

Duration 1 year full-time or part-time equiv.

SATAC Code N/A

CRICOS 002806A

Honours is a 1 year program consisting of a research project and associated theoretical work

An Honours year provides professional training in a chosen area of specialisation, providing the opportunity to experience scientific research first hand.

Researchers in the Faculty of Sciences at the University of Adelaide are international leaders in their fields, providing an opportunity for students to work at the cutting edge of science and technology.

During an Honours year, you will learn new techniques and broaden your skill base, opening the doors to increased job opportunities  

Honours can give you a competitive edge in the job market, or if you are interested in further study, it is an important foundation for postgraduate research.

In the Faculty of Sciences, Honours degrees can be undertaken in the following research areas: 

Agricultural Science, Animal Science, Agrifood & Wine Business, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Environmental Biology, Food Science, Genetics, Geology and Geophysics, Horticulture, Microbiology & Immunology, Petroleum Geosciences, Physics, Plant Science, Soil and Land Systems, Viticulture and Wine Science.

  • Entry Requirements

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    CRICOS 002806A
    Intake February and/or July (subject to availability)
    Selection Criteria
    English Language Requirements
    Australian Year 12 Successful completion of an Australian year 12 qualification with a minimum pass in an accepted English language subject
    English Tests accepted by the University of Adelaide
    IELTS Overall 6 Reading 5.5 Listening 5.5 Speaking 6 Writing 6
    TOEFL Overall 60 Reading 8 Listening 8 Speaking 18 Writing 21
    Pearsons Overall 50 Reading 42 Listening 42 Speaking 50 Writing 50
    Cambridge Overall 169 Reading 162 Listening 162 Speaking 169 Writing 169
    Qualifications that meet minimum English requirements A range of alternative qualifications may meet the University’s minimum English requirements
    Academic Entry Requirements
    Tertiary Qualifications Graduate entry only.
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  • Fees and Scholarships

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    Annual tuition fees
    Commonwealth-supported place: $9,050

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    Annual tuition fees International student place: $33,000

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  • Careers

    Career Readiness

    The scientific approach to problem-solving, maturity and self-discipline gained during the Honours year equips our graduates for a wide variety of careers.  Examples of the jobs that our Honours graduates find are: policy advisors, consultants, science communicators, analysts and researchers in universities, hospitals, government and industry.   

    Further Study

    Honours graduates may choose to continue their research training with postgraduate study such as a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).  A PhD is usually a 3 year program that provides students with the opportunity to carry out an original research project and explore in great detail a specific area of science. 

    The University of Adelaide Careers Service prepares, inspires and empowers students to achieve successful career transitions and connect with industry.

    Graduate Attributes

    The objective of this program is to produce graduates with specific attributes as outlined in University of Adelaide Graduate Attributes.
    1. Deep discipline knowledge
    2. Critical thinking and problem solving
    3. Teamwork and communication skills
    4. Career and leadership readiness
    5. Intercultural and ethical competency
    6. Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
  • Global Learning

    A Global Learning Experience is an integral component to your academic journey at The University of Adelaide. The university is committed to offering its students the opportunity to study overseas through a range of degrees offered via the Global Learning Office, including student exchange, study tours, short study degrees, internships and placements. There are many exciting opportunities in Europe, Asia, the Americas, Africa, and Oceania ranging from a few weeks to a full academic year.

    To find Global Learning opportunities available in your study area click Global Experiences.

  • Degree Structure

    Academic Program Rules

    The Calendar is a comprehensive handbook of the University's academic program rules.

    Example Study Plan

    AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE

    To qualify for Honours in Agricultural Science a student shall satisfactorily complete the core courses and thesis: 

    Core Courses

    AGRIC 4010AWT/BWT Advanced Agricultural Science (Hons)

    Research Project
    Students must complete a research project:
    AGRIC 4020AWT/BWT Honours Agricultural Science Project

    In the case of a part-time enrolment the following two courses must be completed in two consecutive years:
    AGRIC 4030AWT Honours Agricultural Science Project (Part-time) Continuing
    and
    AGRIC 4030BWT Honours Agricultural Science Project (Part-time) Final


    ANIMAL SCIENCE

    To qualify for Honours in Animal Science a student shall satisfactorily complete the core courses and thesis:

    Core Courses
    ANIML SC 4010ARW/BRW Advanced Animal Science (Hons)

     Research Project
    Students must complete a research project:
    ANIML SC 4020ARW/BRW Honours Animal Science Project

    In the case of a part-time enrolment the following two courses must be completed in two consecutive years:
    ANIML SC 4030ARW Honours Animal Science Project (Part-time) Continuing
    and
    ANIML SC 4030BRW Honours Animal Science Project (Part-time) Final


    BIOCHEMISTRY

    To qualify for Honours in Biochemistry a student shall satisfactorily complete the core courses and thesis:

    Core Courses
    BIOCHEM 4010A/B Advanced Biochemistry (Hons)

    Research Project
    Students must complete a research project:
    BIOCHEM 4020A/B Honours Biochemistry Project

    In the case of a part-time enrolment the following two courses must be completed in two consecutive years:
    BIOCHEM 4030A Honours Biochemistry Project (Part-time) Continuing
    and
    BIOCHEM 4030B Honours Biochemistry Project (Part-time) Final


    CHEMISTRY


    To qualify for Honours in Chemistry a student shall satisfactorily complete the core courses and thesis:

    Core Courses
    CHEM 4010A/B Advanced Chemistry (Hons)

    Research Project
    Students must complete a research project:
    CHEM 4020A/B Honours Chemistry Project

    In the case of a part-time enrolment the following two courses must be completed in two consecutive years:
    CHEM 4030A Honours Chemistry Project (Part-time) Continuing
    and
    CHEM 4030B Honours Chemistry Project (Part-time) Final


    ENVIRONMENTAL BIOLOGY


    To qualify for Honours in Environmental Biology a student shall satisfactorily complete the core courses and thesis:

    Core Courses
    ENV BIOL 4015A/B Advanced Environmental Biology (Hons)

    Research Project
    Students must complete a research project:
    ENV BIOL 4020A/B Honours Environmental Biology Project

    In the case of a part-time enrolment the following two courses must be completed in two consecutive years:
    ENV BIOL 4030A Honours Environmental Biology Project (Part-time) Continuing
    and
    ENV BIOL 4030B Honours Environmental Biology Project (Part-time) Final


    GENETICS


    To qualify for Honours in Genetics a student shall satisfactorily complete the core courses and thesis:

    Core Courses
    GENETICS 4010A/B Advanced Genetics (Hons)

    Research Project
    Students must complete a research project: G
    ENETICS 4020A/B Honours Genetics Project

    In the case of a part-time enrolment the following two courses must be completed in two consecutive years:
    GENETICS 4030A Honours Genetics Project (Part-time) Continuing
    and
    GENETICS 4030B Honours Genetics Project (Part-time) Final


    GEOLOGY

    To qualify for Honours in Geology a student shall satisfactorily complete the core courses and thesis:

    Core Courses
    GEOLOGY 4010A/B Advanced Geology (Hons)

    Research Project
    Students must complete a research project:
    GEOLOGY 4020A/B Honours Geology Project

    In the case of a part-time enrolment the following two courses must be completed in two consecutive years:
    GEOLOGY 4050A Honours Geology Project (Part-time) Continuing
    and
    GEOLOGY 4050B Honours Geology Project (Part-time) Final


    GEOPHYSICS

    To qualify for Honours in Geophysics a student shall satisfactorily complete the core courses and thesis:

    Core Courses
    GEOLOGY 4030A/B Advanced Geophysics (Hons)

    Research Project
    Students must complete a research project:
    GEOLOGY 4040A/B Honours Geophysics Project

    In the case of a part-time enrolment the following two courses must be completed in two consecutive years:
    GEOLOGY 4060A Honours Geophysics Project (Part-time) Continuing
    and
    GEOLOGY 4060B Honours Geophysics Project (Part-time) Final


    HORTICULTURE

    To qualify for Honours in Horticulture a student shall satisfactorily complete the core courses and thesis:

    Core Courses
    HORTICUL 4010AWT/BWT Advanced Horticulture (Hons)

    Research Project
    Students must complete a research project:
    HORTICUL 4020AWT/BWT Honours Horticulture Project

    In the case of a part-time enrolment the following two courses must be completed in two consecutive years:
    HORTICUL 4030AWT Honours Horticulture Project (Part-time) Continuing
    and
    HORTICUL 4030BWT Honours Horticulture Project (Part-time) Final


    MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS

    To qualify for Honours in Mathematical Physics a student shall satisfactorily complete the core courses and thesis:

    Core Courses
    PHYSICS 4010 Advanced Physics Part 1
    PHYSICS 4015 Advanced Physics Part 2

     Research Project
    Students must complete a research project:
    PHYSICS 4020A/B Honours Physics Project


    MICROBIOLOGY AND IMMUNOLOGY

    To qualify for Honours in Microbiology and Immunology a student shall satisfactorily complete the core courses and thesis:

    Core Courses
    MICRO 4010A/B Advanced Microbiology and Immunology (Hons)

    Research Project
    Students must complete a research project:
    MICRO 4020A/B Honours Microbiology and Immunology Project

    In the case of a part-time enrolment the following two courses must be completed in two consecutive years:
    MICRO 4030A Honours Microbiology and Immunology Project (Part-time) Continuing
    and
    MICRO 4030B Honours Microbiology and Immunology Project (Part-time) Final


    PETROLEUM GEOLOGY AND GEOPHYSICS

    To qualify for Honours in Petroleum Geology and Geophysics a student shall satisfactorily complete the core courses and thesis:

    Core Courses
    PETROGEO 4010 Fundamentals of Petroleum Geoscience I
    PETROGEO 4011 Fundamentals of Petroleum Geoscience II
    PETROGEO 4012 Petroleum Resource Evaluation
    PETROGEO 4013 Petroleum Systems and Basin Evaluation

    Research Project
    Students must complete a research project:
    PETROGEO 4020 Petroleum Geoscience: Hons Research Project Part 1
    PETROGEO 4021 Petroleum Geoscience: Hons Research Project Part 2

    PHYSICS


    To qualify for Honours in Physics a student shall satisfactorily complete the core courses and thesis:

    Core Courses
    PHYSICS 4010 Advanced Physics Part 1
    PHYSICS 4015 Advanced Physics Part 2

    Research Project
    Students must complete a research project:
    PHYSICS 4020A/B Honours Physics Project


    PLANT SCIENCE

    To qualify for Honours in Plant Science a student shall satisfactorily complete the core courses and thesis:

    Core Courses
    PLANT SC 4020AWT/BWT Advanced Plant Science (Hons)

    Research Project
    Students must complete a research project:
    PLANT SC 4030AWT/BWT Honours Plant Science Project

    In the case of a part-time enrolment the following two courses must be completed in two consecutive years:
    PLANT SC 4040AWT Honours Plant Science Project (Part-time) Continuing
    and
    PLANT SC 4040BWT Honours Plant Science Project (Part-time) Final


    SOIL SCIENCE

    To qualify for Honours in Soil Science a student shall satisfactorily complete the core courses and thesis:

    Core Courses
    SOIL&WAT 4020AWT/BWT Advanced Soil Science (Hons)

    Research Project
    Students must complete a research project: SOIL&WAT 4030AWT/BWT Honours Soil Science Project

    In the case of a part-time enrolment the following two courses must be completed in two consecutive years:
    SOIL&WAT 4040AWT Honours Soil Science Project (Part-time) Continuing
    and
    SOIL&WAT 4040BWT Honours Soil Science Project (Part-time) Final


    VITICULTURE

    To qualify for Honours in Viticulture a student shall satisfactorily complete the core courses and thesis:

    Core Courses
    VITICULT 4020AWT/BWT Advanced Viticulture (Hons)

    Research Project
    Students must complete a research project:
    VITICULT 4030AWT/BWT Honours Viticulture Project

    In the case of a part-time enrolment the following two courses must be completed in two consecutive years:
    VITICULT 4040AWT Honours Viticulture Project (Part-time) Continuing
    and
    VITICULT 4040BWT Honours Viticulture Project (Part-time) Final


    WINE SCIENCE

    To qualify for Honours in Wine Science a student shall satisfactorily complete the core courses and thesis:

    Core Courses
    OENOLOGY 4010AWT/BWT Advanced Wine Science (Hons)

    Research Project
    Students must complete a research project:
    OENOLOGY 4020AWT/BWT Honours Wine Science Project

    In the case of a part-time enrolment the following two courses must be completed in two consecutive years:
    OENOLOGY 4030AWT Honours Wine Science Project (Part-time) Continuing
    and
    OENOLOGY 4030BWT Honours Wine Science Project (Part-time) Final

    Assessment



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Last updated: Thursday, 15 Jun 2017