Bachelor of Science (Honours)
Course summary for current students
|Year||2017 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 (DGLOs)
Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs)
1. Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities: appropriate to the level of study related to a discipline or profession.
2. Communication: using oral, written and interpersonal communication to inform, motivate and effect change.
3. Digital literacy: using technologies to find, use and disseminate information.
4. Critical thinking: evaluating information using critical and analytical thinking and judgment.
5. Problem solving: creating solutions to authentic (real world and ill-defined) problems.
6. Self-management: working and learning independently, and taking responsibility for personal actions.
7. Teamwork: working and learning with others from different disciplines and backgrounds.
8. Global citizenship: engaging ethically and productively in the professional context and with diverse communities and cultures in a global context.
Approved by Faculty Board 14 July 2016
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.
Students are required to complete all units within one of the following discipline areas:
Biology - unit set code SP-S000066
|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|