Bachelor of Zoology and Animal Science (Honours)
Course summary for current students
|Year||2016 course information|
|Award granted||Bachelor of Zoology and Animal Science (Honours)|
|Campus||Offered at Waurn Ponds (Geelong)|
|Duration||1 year full-time or part-time equivalent|
|CRICOS course code||075366E|
|Deakin course code||S469|
Deakin’s Bachelor of Zoology and Animal Science (Honours) provides you with exposure to a range of possible career paths and a deep understanding of your chosen discipline through research exploration in the current field of zoology. The course has a strong focus on Australian fauna and its unique importance in the global environment and is underpinned by the latest zoological research.
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 Zoology and Animal Science (Honours) will produce high quality graduates with the generic skills, theoretical knowledge, and specialised practical skills to either gain employment 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 Paying||International Fee Paying|
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.
To complete the Bachelor of Zoology and Animal Science (Honours), students must attain 8 credit points.
The 8 credit points will include four 2 credit point units of study.
Students must complete the following core units:
Year 1 - Trimester 1
|SLE420||Introduction to Biology Research|
|SLE421||Honours Biology Coursework|
Year 1 - Trimester 2
|SLE422||Honours Biology Thesis A|
|SLE423||Honours Biology Thesis B|