Bachelor of Science (Honours)

Course summary for local students

Award granted Bachelor of Science (Honours)
CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Cloud (online)No
Length1 year full-time or part-time equivalent
Next available intake

March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2)

Indicative annual fee 2015$8,768 - Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
LevelUndergraduate
Faculty contacts

Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment

School of Life and Environmental Sciences

Tel 03 9244 6699
Email: sebe@deakin.edu.au

www.deakin.edu.au/sebe/les

www.deakin.edu.au/sebe/it

CRICOS course code063355G
Deakin course code S400

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.

Fees and charges

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.

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

Entry requirements - general

Deakin University offers admission to undergraduate courses through a number of Admission categories.
In all categories of admission, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicant's previous academic record.
For more information on the Deakin Admissions Policy visit The Guide.

Entry requirements - specific

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.

Credit for prior learning - general

The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of one-third of the course at Deakin University, or four credit points, whichever is the greater. In the case of certificates, including graduate certificates, a minimum of two credit points within the course must be completed at Deakin.

You can also refer to the Credit for Prior Learning Systemwhich outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.

How to apply

Applications must be made directly to the University through the Applicant Portal.  Details of available courses and application closing dates can be found on the Apply webpage. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.

Your course may require further information in support of your application. Please refer to the faculty information website for further details.

Further study

Graduates may wish to apply for further study in Higher Degrees by Research.

 

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