Bachelor of Science (Honours)

Course summary for current students

Year2017 course information
Award granted Bachelor of Science (Honours)
CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Cloud CampusNo
Duration1 year full-time or part-time equivalent
CRICOS course code063355G
Deakin course codeS400

Course sub-headings

Course overview

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.

Career opportunities

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 www.deakin.edu.au/fees.

Course Learning Outcomes

Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes (DGLOs)

Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs)

1. Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities: appropriate to the level of study related to a discipline or profession.

  • Graduates will have advanced theoretical and technical knowledge in information technology.

2. Communication: using oral, written and interpersonal communication to inform, motivate and effect change.

  • Communicate effectively the design and outcomes of research using a range of verbal, graphical and written forms customised for diverse audiences.

3. Digital literacy: using technologies to find, use and disseminate information.

  • Utilise a range of digital technologies and information sources to discover, select, analyse, employ, evaluate, critique, and disseminate outcomes from the research project.

4. Critical thinking: evaluating information using critical and analytical thinking and judgment.

  • Use critical and analytical thinking to identify problems and the design of solutions using established theories, models, constructs and practice.

5. Problem solving: creating solutions to authentic (real world and ill-defined) problems.

  • Apply theoretical constructs, advanced skills and critical analysis to demonstrate well developed judgement adaptability and evaluation of solutions to research problems.

6. Self-management: working and learning independently, and taking responsibility for personal actions.

  • Develop and apply knowledge and skills in creative ways to demonstrate advanced levels of autonomy, initiative and ethical behaviour in research.

7. Teamwork: working and learning with others from different disciplines and backgrounds.

  • 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.

8. Global citizenship: engaging ethically and productively in the professional context and with diverse communities and cultures in a global context.

  • 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 14 July 2016

Course rules

To complete the Bachelor of Science (Honours), students must attain 8 credit points.

Students are required to complete four 2 credit point units of study.

Course structure

Core

Students are required to complete all units within one of the following discipline areas:

Biology -  unit set code SP-S000066

SLE420Introduction to Biology Research

SLE421Honours Biology Coursework

SLE422Honours Biology Thesis A

SLE423Honours Biology Thesis B


Chemistry - unit set code SP-S000067

SLE430Introduction to Chemistry Research

SLE431Honours Chemistry Coursework

SLE432Honours Chemistry Thesis A

SLE433Honours Chemistry Thesis B


Mathematics - unit set code SP-S000068

SIT490Introduction to Mathematics Research

SIT491Honours Mathematics Coursework

SIT492Honours Mathematics Thesis A

SIT493Honours Mathematics Thesis B