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

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.

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

This section is for:

  • all Commonwealth Supported Place students, or
  • domestic fee-paying undergraduate students, or
  • all domestic and International students who commenced in 2015 or before.

Your course tuition fees are calculated based on the units you study. The cost of each unit can be viewed by looking up your units in the Handbook Unit Search under the 'Unit based calculation'.

* The Commonwealth supported place (CSP) indicative annual course fee shown in the table below is provided as a guide only. It has been calculated on the basis of a typical enrolment of a student undertaking the course in 2015, and reflects the cost involved in undertaking full-time study within the specified discipline. The actual fees charged by Deakin University, will depend on the individual unit discipline and may vary from the indicative course fee cited, particularly if units are chosen from a number of disciplines.


  This section is for:

  • all International students who commenced in 2016 or after, or
  • all postgraduate domestic student who commenced in 2016 or after.

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 eight credit points (which equals one Equivalent Full Time Study Load - EFTSL). If your study load for the year is less than or more than eight credit points, your fees will be adjusted accordingly. The credit point and EFTSL value of each unit can be viewed by looking up your units in the Handbook Unit Search. To calculate the fee for each unit, take the applicable course fee above, divide it by eight, then multiply it by the credit point of the unit you are studying.

Course rules

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.

Course structure

Core

Students must complete the following core units:

Year 1 - Trimester 1

SLE420Introduction to Biology Research

SLE421Honours Biology Coursework

Year 1 - Trimester 2

SLE422Honours Biology Thesis A

SLE423Honours Biology Thesis B