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Undergraduate

Science Honours

Bachelor of Science (Honours) Science - BSc(Hons)(Curtin) - BH-SCNCE Science and Engineering
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Location Bentley
Study method Full-time or part-time
Study mode On-campus
Intake February or July
Duration 1 year full time

Course overview

This honours program enables you to build on the knowledge obtained in your undergraduate science degree and focus on one of the following areas of study: Chemistry, Computing, Environment and Agriculture, Geographic Information Science, Geology, Geophysics, Mathematics or Physics.

As well as studying units in your chosen discipline, you will examine academic research methodology and enhance your analytical skills and innovative ideas. You will also complete a supervised research project and present an honours dissertation.

Admission criteria

Admission criteria for Australian and New Zealand students

English language proficiency

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are as outlined in the IELTS table below. Additional information on how you can meet the English requirement can be found on the English proficiency page.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall band score 6.5

Applicants with higher education study Applicants with higher education study are those whose highest level of study since leaving secondary education is a higher education course, whether at a university or non-university provider.

  • Curtin offers a variety of bridging courses to help you meet the admission criteria for this course. Find out more about our bridging courses.
  • Honours admission criteria:

    Applicant enrolled in Bachelor of Science – School of Science and Computing or equivalent may be invited to undertake the honours course if their semester weighted average is more than 65% in at least the previous two study periods of full time study.

Curtin course switcher criteria

To switch into this course, you need to have:

  • completed an Australian Bachelor of Science or equivalent in chosen specialisation, with a course weighted average (CWA) of 65% or above in highest level units.
Other higher education course switcher criteria

To switch into this course from another higher education course, you need to have:

  • completed an Australian Bachelor of Science or equivalent in chosen specialisation, with a course weighted average (CWA) of 65% or above in highest level units.

     

Other requirements and notes for this course

This course is available to those who have completed the Bachelor of Science, or other Science and Engineering undergraduate course in their chosen specialisation, with an average of 65 in their third year units.

In addition to the course-specific admission criteria listed above, please read our general admission criteria. Our general admission criteria apply to all courses at Curtin University.

Fees

Fees for Australian and New Zealand students

Year Student type Cost
2018 Commonwealth supported What is a Commonwealth supported place (CSP)? - A CSP is subsidised by the Australian Government. They pay part of the course fees directly to Curtin and then the student pays the remainder (referred to as the "student contribution amount"). The student can defer this fee to their HECS-HELP loan.

All Australian students studying an undergraduate degree are automatically awarded a Commonwealth supported place. A limited number of Commonwealth supported places are also available for some postgraduate courses.

Learn more about CSPs and whether you're eligible by visiting the Australian Government's StudyAssist website.
$9,390*

Fees are indicative first year only and are subject to passage of legislation.

*The indicative first-year fee is calculated on 200 credit points, which is the typical full-time study load per year, however some courses require additional study to be completed, in which case the fee will be higher than that shown.

This fee is a guide only. It may vary depending on the units you choose and do not include incidental fees (such as lab coats or art supplies) or the cost of your textbooks - visit other fees and charges for more information. For more information on fees and to determine your eligibility for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP, please visit fee basics or the Study Assist website

If you're not an Australian citizen, permanent resident or New Zealand citizen, please see information for international students.

Advanced standing/credit transfer/recognition of prior learning (RPL)

Credit for recognised learning (CRL) is the term Curtin uses to describe advanced standing, academic credit or recognition of prior learning.

You may be entitled to credit for recognised learning for formal, non-formal or informal learning.

Formal learning is learning that takes place through a structured program of learning that leads to the full or partial achievement of an officially recognised qualification. Recognised institutions include, but are not limited to, RTO providers and universities. Non-formal learning is adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning or various kinds of work and life experience.

Credit can reduce the amount of study needed to complete a degree.

For further information, please visit our credit for recognised learning webpage or contact our CRL Office on crl@curtin.edu.au or 1300 222 888.

Why Science Honours?

  • This honours course may enhance career opportunities in your chosen science area of interest, and give you valuable education in analytical skills, research methods and technologies.
  • You may continue your studies by undertaking a postgraduate research degree in your chosen area of study.
  • You will have access to modern laboratories and internationally recognised research scientists.

Student profile

View our student profile table to get an indication of the likely peer cohort for new students at Curtin University. This table provides data on students that commenced undergraduate study and passed the census date in the most relevant recent intake period for which data are available. It includes those admitted through all offer rounds and international students studying in Australia.