Bachelor of Zoology and Animal Science (Honours)

Course summary for local students

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Year2015 course information
Award granted Bachelor of Zoology and Animal Science (Honours)
CampusOffered at Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Cloud (online)No
Length1 year full-time or part-time equivalent
Next available intake

March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2)

Indicative annual fee 2015$8,768* - Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
LevelUndergraduate
Faculty contacts
CRICOS course code075366E
Deakin course code S469

Course sub-headings

Course overview

The Bachelor of Zoology and Animal Science (Honours) course is designed for high-achieving students on completion of the Bachelor of Zoology and Animal Science.

Deakin’s Bachelor of Zoology and Animal Science provides you with a broad understanding of the current field of zoology and is suitable for students with an interest in the biology of animals. The course has a strong focus on Australian fauna and its unique importance in the global environment and is underpinned by the latest research in zoology.

Normally an overall level of academic performance at 70% or greater in level 3 units within the Bachelor of Zoology and Animal Science (or equivalent) is required to be eligible to join the honours program, with an alternative entry pathway to further consider relevant work experience assessed through an interview process.

Course rules

To be awarded a Bachelor of Zoology and Animal Science, (Honours) students must complete a total of 8 credit points.

Course structure

Students must complete the following core units:

Trimester 1

SLE420Introduction to Biology Research

SLE421Honours Biology Coursework

Trimester 2

SLE422Honours Biology Thesis A

SLE423Honours Biology Thesis B

Note: All units consist of 2 credit points.

Entry requirements - general

Deakin University offers admission to undergraduate courses through a number of Admission categories.
In all categories of admission, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicant's previous academic record.
For more information on the Deakin Admissions Policy visit The Guide.

Entry requirements - specific

Normally an overall level of academic performance at 70% or greater in level 3 units within the Bachelor of Zoology and Animal Science (or equivalent) is required to be eligible to join the honours program, with an alternative entry pathway to further consider relevant work experience assessed through an interview process.

Credit for prior learning - general

The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of one-third of the course at Deakin University, or four credit points, whichever is the greater. In the case of certificates, including graduate certificates, a minimum of two credit points within the course must be completed at Deakin.

You can also refer to the Credit for Prior Learning Systemwhich outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.

How to apply

Applications must be made directly to the University through the Applicant Portal.  Details of available courses and application closing dates can be found on the Apply webpage. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.

Your course may require further information in support of your application. Please refer to the faculty information website for further details.

 

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