Honours Degree of Bachelor of Science (Advanced) New
Be a visionary science leader
Like the Bachelor of Science (Honours), our direct-entry Bachelor of Science (Advanced)(Honours) is ideal if you haven’t yet chosen an area of science to specialise in, but—once you have—want to follow that path well beyond step one.
The program again builds on South Australia’s highest-ranked undergraduate Science degree*, and lets you explore your scientific curiosity before specialising. But at every stage you’ll be challenged by even greater academic demands. Ultimately, you’ll emerge as a clear future leader in your field.
What will you do?
Your first year is all about discovery. You’ll investigate a number of scientific fields, before choosing a major to focus on in years two and three (see Bachelor of Science (Advanced) for choices).
During this time you’ll enjoy the same fantastic opportunities offered to all Bachelor of Science (Advanced) students. That includes developing advanced research skills, making real-world connections through internships, and potentially gaining global experience with international study. In your honours year, you’ll then advance along either a disciplinary research or professional skills pathway.
The disciplinary research path is the most research-intensive. Working with a specific researcher or research group, you’ll undertake a major research project, together with advanced coursework, in one of the following study areas:
- animal science
- ecology / environmental science
- environmental geoscience
- evolution and palaeobiology
- food and nutrition
- molecular and biomedical science
- plant science
- soil science
- wine science.
The less research-intensive professional skills path will expand your scientific knowledge and skills more broadly. You’ll undertake a major industry or community-related project, along with advanced general coursework, in your choice of:
- science communication
- science education
- science innovation
- science policy
- project management.
Where could it take you?
Depending on your study choices, you could emerge well-prepared for senior and leadership roles in a specific scientific discipline or as a science generalist, in the public or private sector. Or perhaps you’ll aim higher still and go on to master’s-level research. Wherever you want to go, you’ll be perfectly placed.
*QILT 2017 Science and Mathematics.
Choose your applicant type to view the relevant admissions information for this program.
I am a:
SATAC Code 354111 Guaranteed Entry Score - ATAR 95 Guaranteed Entry Score - IB 37 Deferment Yes - 2 year Intake February and July Enquiries Future Students team
2019 Admissions Data for school leavers
(raw ATAR, excluding any applicable adjustment factors)
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Lowest Selection Rank to receive an offer N/A Median Selection Rank to receive an offer N/A Highest Selection Rank to receive an offer N/A Minimum eligibility score 95 Additional criteria considered N/A Recent Secondary Education Applicants with recent secondary education are those whose admission is primarily based on the completion of Year 12 within the last two years, however if you completed your secondary education more than two years ago, you may still be able to be considered on the basis of your secondary schooling. You must not have completed more than 2 years full time equivalent university study (48 units). You compete for a place with your Selection Rank (ATAR plus any applicable adjustment factors). Indigenous applicants may be eligible for entry through the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Access Scheme. See Wirltu Yarlu for further information. Higher Education Study You must have completed at least six months full time equivalent higher education study (the number of courses and units will vary depending on your prior institution however at the University of Adelaide, this equates to 4 courses / 12 units). A Grade Point Average (GPA) is calculated for each separate program you have undertaken (apart from some double degree programs where the GPA is combined). You compete on the basis of your best GPA. Indigenous applicants may be eligible for entry through the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Access Scheme. See Wirltu Yarlu for further information. Work and life experience You must be 18 years or over before 1 February 2020. If you have studied at higher education level in the last two years (for 2020 entry this means you were enrolled in either 2019 or 2018), you must not have accumulated more than a TOTAL of 2 years full-time (or part-time equivalent) higher education study (ie. including any study prior to 2018). If you meet this criteria, you will be ranked according to your result in the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT). Your STAT result is not weighted between verbal and quantitative components. Indigenous applicants may be eligible for entry through the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Access Scheme. See Wirltu Yarlu for further information. Other Entry PathwaysSATAC Code: 354111
CRICOS 0100757 Intake February and July
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 C1 Advanced 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
International Qualifications None, unless applicants wish to major in Chemistry or Physics, in which the following Level 1 (first year) pre-requisites apply:
- to major in Chemistry SACE Stage 2 Chemistry;
- to major in Physics SACE Stage 2 Physics, Mathematical Methods (formely Mathematical Studies) and Specialist Mathematics.
Assumed Knowledge SACE Stage 2 Chemistry, Mathematical Methods (formerly Mathematical Studies), Physics
Fees and Scholarships
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I am a:
Annual tuition feesCommonwealth-supported place: $9,525
More information on Student Contribution Amounts.
Annual tuition fees International student place: $38,500
These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.
Example Study PlanTo qualify for the Honours degree of Bachelor of Science (Advanced) the student must complete satisfactorily a program of study with a combined total of not less than 96 units, with 24 units chosen from:
- Agricultural science
- Animal science
- Ecology and environmental science
- Environmental geoscience
- Evolution and palaeobiology
- Food and nutrition
- Molecular and biomedical science
- Plant science
- Soil science
- Wine science
- Science communication
- Science education
- Science innovation
- Science policy
- Project management
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Last updated: Wednesday, 15 Jan 2020