Bachelor of Science (Honours)
Course summary for current students
|Year||2018 course information|
|Award granted||Bachelor of Science (Honours)|
|Campus||Offered at Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)|
|Duration||1 year full-time or part-time equivalent|
|CRICOS course code||063355G|
|Deakin course code||S400|
|Approval status||This course is approved by the University under the Higher Education Standards Framework.|
|Australian Quality Framework (AQF) recognition||The award conferred upon completion is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 8.|
- Course overview
- Career opportunities
- Fees and charges
- Course Learning Outcomes
- Course rules
- Course structure
Deakin’s Bachelor of Science (Honours) provides you with exposure to a range of possible career paths and a deep understanding of your chosen discipline through research exploration either Biology, Chemistry or Mathematics.
You’ll get the chance to undertake focused research in your area of interest and boost your skills before launching into a successful career.
You’ll be exposed to research of national and international significance and acquire skills in research design and implementation, critical thinking and data analysis, digital literacy, and scientific communication. You’ll also develop valuable skills for life-long learning; an essential professional attribute in this ever-evolving field.
The coursework component of the honours program provides you with essential theoretical knowledge underpinning robust research, while the research project develops the practical skills necessary to investigate an area of interest through research exploration.
You’ll have the support and supervision of our experienced staff throughout your honours program, and will graduate with skills that provide you with a competitive edge in the job market and an ideal pathway to further study and research.
The Bachelor of Science (Honours) will produce high quality graduates with the generic skills, theoretical knowledge, and specialised practical skills to either gain employment in their relevant discipline (Biology, Biotechnology, Chemistry or Mathematics) or to succeed in further study such as Higher Degrees by Research.
Fees and charges
Fees and charges vary depending on your course, your fee category and the year you started. To find out about the fees and charges that apply to you, visit the Current students fees website.
Course Learning Outcomes
Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes
Course Learning Outcomes
Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
Graduates will have advanced theoretical and technical knowledge in one of biological science, biomedical science, environmental science, forensic science or mathematics.
Communicate effectively the design and outcomes of research using a range of verbal, graphical and written forms customised for diverse audiences.
Utilise a range of digital technologies and information sources to discover, select, analyse, employ, evaluate, critique, and disseminate outcomes from the research project.
Use critical and analytical thinking to identify problems and the design of solutions using established theories, models, constructs and practice.
Apply theoretical constructs, advanced skills and critical analysis to demonstrate well developed judgement adaptability and evaluation of solutions to research problems.
Develop and apply knowledge and skills in creative ways to demonstrate advanced levels of autonomy, initiative and ethical behaviour in research.
Work independently and/or collaboratively within a research team, receiving advice and guidance from supervisor/s that contributes to achieving the outcomes of the Honours project.
Apply scientific knowledge and skills with a high level of autonomy, judgement, responsibility and accountability in collaboration with stakeholders to articulate the place and importance of scientific inquiry in the local and global context.
Approved by Faculty Board 27 July 2017
To complete the Bachelor of Science (Honours), students must attain 8 credit points.
The 8 credit points will include four 2 credit point units and completion of STP050 Academic Integrity (0-credit-point compulsory unit).
Students are required to complete all units within one of the following discipline areas:
Biology - unit set code SP-S000066
|STP050||Academic Integrity (0 credit points)|
|SLE420||Introduction to Biology Research|
|SLE421||Honours Biology Coursework|
|SLE422||Honours Biology Thesis A|
|SLE423||Honours Biology Thesis B|
Chemistry - unit set code SP-S000067
|SLE430||Introduction to Chemistry Research|
|SLE431||Honours Chemistry Coursework|
|SLE432||Honours Chemistry Thesis A|
|SLE433||Honours Chemistry Thesis B|
Mathematics - unit set code SP-S000068
|SIT490||Introduction to Mathematics Research|
|SIT491||Honours Mathematics Coursework|
|SIT492||Honours Mathematics Thesis A|
|SIT493||Honours Mathematics Thesis B|