Bachelor of Science (Honours)

Course summary for current students

Year2016 course information
Award granted Bachelor of Science (Honours)
CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Cloud (online)No
Duration1 year full-time or part-time equivalent
CRICOS course code063355G
Deakin course codeS400

Course sub-headings

Course overview

The Bachelor of Science (Honours) is designed to provide research training and to develop specialist skills and knowledge to the theoretical, ethical, evaluative and research frameworks which underpin Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics fields of study.

The course aims to provide graduates with an excellent understanding of the breadth of their discipline and an awareness of the career opportunities available. Graduates will be equipped with the skills for life long learning, an essential professional attribute in these rapidly evolving fields. 

Normally an overall level of academic performance at 70% or greater in level 3 units within the Bachelor of 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.

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

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

Your course tuition fees are calculated based on the units you study. Please refer to the Pre 2016 Unit Fee Cost in the Unit Search.

2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

Your course tuition fees are calculated based on the course you study. The following rates apply:

Commonwealth Supported Place (indicative)*Domestic Fee PayingInternational Fee Paying
$8,917Not applicable$31,000

The rates shown are based on 1 Equivalent Full Time Study Load (EFTSL) or 8 credit points. If your study load for the year is less than or more than 1 EFTSL your fees will be adjusted accordingly. Each unit you study has an EFTSL value. You can multiple the course price by the EFSTL value of all units you are enrolled in to determine the unit price.

* The Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) course rates shown are indicative course fees. CSP fees are indicative because they are calculated based on your unit selection. They should be used as a guide only. The 2016 CSP course fees may change if the Commonwealth Government's proposed fee deregulation and reforms legislation is passed.

Course rules

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

Course structure

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