Courses & Units

Bachelor of Science with Honours S4E

Hobart, Launceston

Introduction

This 1 year full-time, 2 year part-time (maximum) course is available at Hobart and, subject to available supervision, at Launceston.

Summary

Course Name Bachelor of Science with Honours
Course Abbreviation BSc(Hons)
Course Duration 1 Years
Maximum time to complete (Part-time) 3 Years
CRICOS code 030420J
Responsible Faculty Faculty of Science, Engineering & Technology

Intake

Locations

Location Semesters
Hobart Semester 1, Semester 2
Launceston Semester 1, Semester 2

Contact

Faculty of Science, Engineering & Technology (03) 6226 2125.

Objectives

The course aims to provide:

  • advanced training in the major area of the student's pass degree,
  • opportunity for training in research, to prepare candidates for further research study, eg MSc and PhD programs and employment in research organisations, and
  • in-depth knowledge in a single area of science.

Career Outcomes

Honours graduates are highly competitive for professional careers in their area of specialisation. Employment opportunities also exist in more general areas as detailed in the following discipline entries:

Aquaculture

Biochemistry

Chemistry

Computing

Geography and Environmental Studies

Geology

Mathematics

Microbiology/Immunology

Plant Science

Physics

Psychology

Zoology

Professional Recognition

Graduates of the BSc(Hons) are eligible for membership of a number of professional organisations. Specific details are provided under individual discipline entries in the Handbook.

Prerequisites

Bachelor of Science degree or equivalent with prerequisites in the field of study. Admission is subject to appropriate supervision being available.
Graduates from other universities with prerequisites acceptable to the Faculty may be accepted as candidates for the Bachelor of Science with Honours degree.

If you've previously undertaken study overseas, please review our list of equivalent qualifications.

Please note: international students should refer to the General Admission Requirements page for information regarding entry requirements.

Each candidate will conduct research and write a thesis. In addition, candidates MAY BE required to study and pass one or more advanced level units and undertake other activities which may include the preparation of literature reviews, essays and grant applications and the presentation of seminars. Students should refer to the School entries in the 'Unit details' section for more information.

Honours candidates are accepted in:

  • Aquatic Biology
  • Biochemistry
  • Botany
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Economic Geology
  • Genetics
  • Geochemistry
  • Geography and Environmental Studies
  • Geology
  • Geophysics
  • Mathematics
  • Microbiology
  • Pathological Sciences
  • Physics
  • Physiology
  • Psychology
  • Zoology

Where a candidate is undertaking an Honours program supervised by an Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS) staff member they will enrol in the following codes:

  • Antarctic Science (KSA430 full time or KSA431 and KSA432 part time)
  • Marine Science (KSM420 full time or KSM421 and KSM422 part time)

Course Structure

Aquatic Biology

  • Full-time (Enrol in semester 1 and 2)
  • JFA401Honours in Marine Environmental StudiesDetails

    The unit will develop knowledge and skills in research oriented towards marine environmental science. Research training will be provided through workshops, seminars and completion of a research project in an appropriate area of environmental science. Students will be required to…

    Credit Points: 50

    Availability

    View all details for JFA401 Honours in Marine Environmental Studies

  • Part-time
  • JFA402Honours in Marine Environmental Studies PTDetails

    The unit will develop knowledge and skills in research oriented towards marine environmental science. Research training will be provided through workshops, seminars and completion of a research project in an appropriate area of marine environmental science. Students will be required…

    Credit Points: 25

    Availability

    View all details for JFA402 Honours in Marine Environmental Studies PT

Biochemistry *

  • Full-time
  • CBA420Biochemistry 4 (BSc Honours) FTADetails

    Aims: (a) to provide a year's training in research, in order to give students a competitive edge in seeking employment in biomedical research laboratories; and (b) to provide students with the opportunity to plan, execute, interpret and analyse purposeful experiments,…

    Credit Points: 50

    Availability

    View all details for CBA420 Biochemistry 4 (BSc Honours) FTA

  • CBA421Biochemistry 4 (BSc Honours) FTBDetails

    Aims: (a) to provide a year's training in research, in order to give students a competitive edge in seeking employment in biomedical research laboratories; and (b) to provide students with the opportunity to plan, execute, interpret and analyse purposeful experiments,…

    Credit Points: 50

    Availability

    View all details for CBA421 Biochemistry 4 (BSc Honours) FTB

  • Part-time
  • CBA422Biochemistry 4 (BSc Honours) PTADetails

    Aims: (a) to provide a year's training in research, in order to give students a competitive edge in seeking employment in biomedical research laboratories; and (b) to provide students with the opportunity to plan, execute, interpret and analyse purposeful experiments,…

    Credit Points: 25

    Availability

    View all details for CBA422 Biochemistry 4 (BSc Honours) PTA

  • CBA423Biochemistry 4 (BSc Honours) PTBDetails

    Aims: (a) to provide a year's training in research, in order to give students a competitive edge in seeking employment in biomedical research laboratories; and (b) to provide students with the opportunity to plan, execute, interpret and analyse purposeful experiments,…

    Credit Points: 25

    Availability

    View all details for CBA423 Biochemistry 4 (BSc Honours) PTB

  • CBA424Biochemistry 4 (BSc Honours) PTCDetails

    Aims: (a) to provide a year's training in research, in order to give students a competitive edge in seeking employment in biomedical research laboratories; and (b) to provide students with the opportunity to plan, execute, interpret and analyse purposeful experiments,…

    Credit Points: 25

    Availability

    View all details for CBA424 Biochemistry 4 (BSc Honours) PTC

  • CBA425Biochemistry 4 (BSc Honours) PTDDetails

    Aims: (a) to provide a year's training in research, in order to give students a competitive edge in seeking employment in biomedical research laboratories; and (b) to provide students with the opportunity to plan, execute, interpret and analyse purposeful experiments,…

    Credit Points: 25

    Availability

    View all details for CBA425 Biochemistry 4 (BSc Honours) PTD

* Students enrol sequentially i.e. Unit A, then Unit B irrespective of the semester in which they start.

Botany

Chemistry

Computer Science #

  • KIT401ICT Research MethodsDetails

    This unit is designed to give ICT research students an appreciation of the significance of research and provide students with research skills, knowledge and understandings that will enable them to conduct their own research in a rigorous manner. The unit…

    Credit Points: 25

    Availability

    View all details for KIT401 ICT Research Methods

  • KIT402ICT Research Dissertation ADetails

    This unit is the first of two in which students will be expected to apply the skills and knowledge acquired in KIT401 ICT Research Methods to a significant research project. Students undertake research work under the supervision of a member…

    Credit Points: 25

    Availability

    View all details for KIT402 ICT Research Dissertation A

  • KIT403ICT Research Dissertation BDetails

    This unit is the second of two in which students will be expected to apply the skills and knowledge acquired in KIT401 ICT Research Methods to a significant research project. Students undertake research work under the supervision of a member…

    Credit Points: 25

    Availability

    View all details for KIT403 ICT Research Dissertation B

  • Plus 2 x 12.5% coursework units ? please refer to the BICT(Hons) Schedule for unit choices.

Economic Geology

Genetics

Geochemistry

Geography and Environmental Studies ^

^ Students complete selected coursework (25%) and a research thesis (75%). See School of Geography and Environmental Studies for details.

Geology

Geophysics

Mathematics

Microbiology

Pathological Sciences *

  • Full-time
  • CJA430Pathological Sciences (BSc Honours) FTADetails

    This unit is taught in the School of Medicine, where students undertake a research project in immunology, medical microbiology or neuropathology under the supervision of a member of that Discipline. Research projects are chosen from the interests of the Discipline…

    Credit Points: 50

    Availability

    View all details for CJA430 Pathological Sciences (BSc Honours) FTA

  • CJA431Pathological Sciences (BSc Honours) FTBDetails

    This unit is taught in the School of Medicine, where students undertake a research project in immunology, medical microbiology or neuropathology under the supervision of a member of that Discipline. Research projects are chosen from the interests of the Discipline…

    Credit Points: 50

    Availability

    View all details for CJA431 Pathological Sciences (BSc Honours) FTB

  • Part-time
  • CJA432Pathological Sciences (BSc Honours) PTADetails

    This unit is taught in the School of Medicine, where students undertake a research project in immunology, medical microbiology or neuropathology under the supervision of a member of that Discipline. Research projects are chosen from the interests of the Discipline…

    Credit Points: 25

    Availability

    View all details for CJA432 Pathological Sciences (BSc Honours) PTA

  • CJA433Pathological Sciences (BSc Honours) PTBDetails

    This unit is taught in the School of Medicine, where students undertake a research project in immunology, medical microbiology or neuropathology under the supervision of a member of that Discipline. Research projects are chosen from the interests of the Discipline…

    Credit Points: 25

    Availability

    View all details for CJA433 Pathological Sciences (BSc Honours) PTB

  • CJA434Pathological Sciences (BSc Honours) PTCDetails

    This unit is taught in the School of Medicine, where students undertake a research project in immunology, medical microbiology or neuropathology under the supervision of a member of that Discipline. Research projects are chosen from the interests of the Discipline…

    Credit Points: 25

    Availability

    View all details for CJA434 Pathological Sciences (BSc Honours) PTC

  • CJA435Pathological Sciences (BSc Honours) PTDDetails

    Thus unit is taught in the School of Medicine, where students undertake a research project in immunology, medical microbiology or neuropathology under the supervision of a member of that Discipline. Research projects are chosen from the interests of the Discipline…

    Credit Points: 25

    Availability

    View all details for CJA435 Pathological Sciences (BSc Honours) PTD

* Students enrol sequentially i.e. Unit A, then Unit B irrespective of the semester in which they start.

Physics

Physiology *

  • Full-time
  • CHP420Physiology 4 (BSc Honours)Details

    The Honours year provides students with an in-depth research experience. Students gain hands-on experience of laboratory based research, working on a research project throughout the year. With appropriate guidance from their supervisor (a member of the academic staff), students learn…

    Credit Points: 50

    Availability

    View all details for CHP420 Physiology 4 (BSc Honours)

  • CHP421Physiology 4 (BSc Honours)Details

    The honours year provides students with an in-depth research experience. Students gain hands-on experience of laboratory based research, working on a research project throughout the year. With appropriate guidance from their supervisor (a member of the academic staff), students learn…

    Credit Points: 50

    Availability

    View all details for CHP421 Physiology 4 (BSc Honours)

  • Part-time
  • CHP422Physiology 4 (BSc Honours)Details

    The honours year provides students with an in-depth research experience. Students gain hands-on experience of laboratory based research, working on a research project throughout the year. With appropriate guidance from their supervisor (a member of the academic staff), students learn…

    Credit Points: 25

    Availability

    View all details for CHP422 Physiology 4 (BSc Honours)

  • CHP423Physiology 4 (BSc Honours)Details

    The honours year provides students with an in-depth research experience. Students gain hands-on experience of laboratory based research, working on a research project throughout the year. With appropriate guidance from their supervisor (a member of the academic staff), students learn…

    Credit Points: 25

    Availability

    View all details for CHP423 Physiology 4 (BSc Honours)

  • CHP424Physiology 4 (BSc Honours)Details

    The Honours year provides students with an in-depth research experience. Students gain hands-on experience of laboratory based research, working on a research project throughout the year. With appropriate guidance from their supervisor (a member of the academic staff), students learn…

    Credit Points: 25

    Availability

    View all details for CHP424 Physiology 4 (BSc Honours)

  • CHP425Physiology 4 (BSc Honours)Details

    The honours year provides students with an in-depth research experience. Students gain hands-on experience of laboratory based research, working on a research project throughout the year. With appropriate guidance from their supervisor (a member of the academic staff), students learn…

    Credit Points: 25

    Availability

    View all details for CHP425 Physiology 4 (BSc Honours)

* Students enrol sequentially i.e. Unit A, then Unit B irrespective of the semester in which they start.

Psychology +

+ Students enrol in a research project (25% Sem 1 and 25% Sem 2) and four 12.5% coursework units. See School of Psychology for details or KHA402.

Zoology

Annual Course Cost

Fees for domestic students are based on individual unit selections. Please refer to the fees section of each unit description to work out an indicative annual cost.

International students should refer to the International Students course fees page to get an indicative course cost.

Scholarships

For information on general scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.

Course Rules


1In these specifications 'Faculty' means the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology.
2The course for the degree of Bachelor of Science with Honours shall be in one of the fields as listed in Schedule A.

Entry

3Candidates for the degree of Bachelor of Science with honours require the approval of Faculty and shall have qualified for admission to the degree of Bachelor of Science at this University or another approved tertiary institution.

Course structure

4A candidate for the degree must submit a thesis on work undertaken as part of the honours course. The requirements for the degree may also include examinations or other assessments as prescribed by Faculty.
5Every candidate other than one whom Faculty may exempt from this condition shall complete the requirements for the degree --
 [i]within a specified period provided that the maximum period shall not exceed 12 months from the date of commencement.
 [ii]Faculty may extend the maximum period to 24 months in the case of a part-time candidate.
 [iii]The dean or representative of the dean may grant an extension of time to a candidate who has been prevented by illness or other serious cause from Completing the requirements of the course within the period prescribed in these specifications.
6A candidate who has succeeded in obtaining honours in any one field may be permitted to proceed to honours in any other field from the list given in these specifications. In such case, the candidate shall satisfy the full requirements of these specifications in the second field of study.
7Candidates for the degree may be required to acquire such knowledge in one or two foreign languages as are deemed necessary for research in the candidate's field of specialisation.
8Except by special permission of Faculty, there shall be no re-examination for honours in any one Subject.

Miscellaneous

9The classes of honours shall be First Class, Second Class, and Third Class. There shall be an upper and lower division in the second class.
10The approved abbreviation for the Bachelor of Science with Honours shall be BSc(Hons).
11These specifications shall take effect from 1988.