Honours Degree of Bachelor of Science

Degree Type Honours Bachelor
Duration 1 year full-time
or part-time equiv.
SATAC Code 3BH021
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: 

Research areas
  • Agricultural science
  • Animal science
  • Chemistry
  • Ecology and environmental science
  • Environmental geoscience
  • Evolution and palaeobiology
  • Food and nutrition
  • Geology
  • Geophysics
  • Horticulture
  • Molecular and biomedical science
  • Physics
  • Plant science
  • Soil science
  • Viticulture
  • Wine science 
Professional skills pathway
  • Science communication
  • Science education
  • Science policy
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  • Entry Requirements

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    Admissions information

    SATAC Code 3BH021
    Intake February and July
    Enquiries Future Students team

    Selection Criteria
    Higher Education Study Students who have completed the required undergraduate program to a satisfactory level may be eligible to apply for the Honours program.
    Other Entry Pathways
    How to Apply
    SATAC Code: 3BH021

    International applicants

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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 6.5 Reading 6 Listening 6 Speaking 6 Writing 6
    TOEFL Overall 79 Reading 13 Listening 13 Speaking 18 Writing 21
    Pearsons Overall 58 Reading 50 Listening 50 Speaking 50 Writing 50
    Cambridge Overall 176 Reading 169 Listening 169 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.
    How to Apply
  • Fees and Scholarships

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    Annual tuition fees
    Commonwealth-supported place: $9,490

    More information on Student Contribution Amounts.

    International applicants

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    Annual tuition fees International student place: $38,500

    Scholarships

    These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.

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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
  • Degree Structure

    Academic Program Rules

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

    Example Study Plan

    To qualify for the degree of Bachelor of Science (Honours) the student must complete satisfactorily a program of study with a combined total of not less than 24 units, chosen from:

    Research areas 

    • Agricultural science
    • Animal science
    • Chemistry
    • Ecology and environmental science
    • Environmental geoscience
    • Evolution and palaeobiology
    • Food and nutrition
    • Geology
    • Geophysics
    • Horticulture
    • Molecular and biomedical science
    • Physics
    • Plant science
    • Soil science
    • Viticulture
    • Wine science
    Professional skills pathway
    • Science communication
    • Science education
    • Science policy
    Search for an honours project

    Assessment



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  • Further Information

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Last updated: Saturday, 21 Sep 2019