Bachelor of Zoology and Animal Science (Honours)

Course summary for current students

Year2016 course information
Award granted Bachelor of Zoology and Animal Science (Honours)
CampusOffered at Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Cloud (online)No
Duration1 year full-time or part-time equivalent
CRICOS course code075366E
Deakin course codeS469

Course sub-headings

Course overview

The Bachelor of Zoology and Animal Science (Honours) course is designed for high-achieving students on completion of the Bachelor of Zoology and Animal Science.

Deakin’s Bachelor of Zoology and Animal Science provides you with a broad understanding of the current field of zoology and is suitable for students with an interest in the biology of animals. The course has a strong focus on Australian fauna and its unique importance in the global environment and is underpinned by the latest research in zoology.

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

To be awarded a Bachelor of Zoology and Animal Science, (Honours) students must complete a total of 8 credit points.

Course structure

Students must complete the following core units:

Trimester 1

SLE420Introduction to Biology Research

SLE421Honours Biology Coursework

Trimester 2

SLE422Honours Biology Thesis A

SLE423Honours Biology Thesis B

Note: All units consist of 2 credit points.