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 Study periods
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.

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

For Full Time Students:

Please enrol in Honours A (25%) and B (25%) in one semester and Honours C (25%) and D (25%) in the following semester.

For Part Time Students:

Please enrol in Honours A (25%) in one semester, followed by Honours B (25%) in the following semester and so on.

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

* Disciplines with a different enrolment pattern (e.g. Computer Science, Geography & Environmental Studies, Psychology) will also list applicable coursework units.

Course Structure

Aquatic Biology

  • JFA411Honours in Marine Environmental Studies (Part 1 of 4)Details

    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

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  • JFA412Honours in Marine Environmental Studies (Part 2 of 4)Details

    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

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  • JFA413Honours in Marine Environmental Studies (Part 3 of 4)Details

    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

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  • JFA414Honours in Marine Environmental Studies (Part 4 of 4)Details

    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

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Biochemistry

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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • Plus 2 x 12.5% coursework units selected from the following:
  • KIT404Business Process InnovationDetails

    Business processes must be designed to ensure that they are effective and meet customer requirements. A well-designed process will improve efficiency and deliver greater productivity. This unit will introduce students to analytical tools that can be used to model, analyse,…

    Credit Points: 12.5

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  • KIT405Programming for Intelligent Web Services and ApplicationsDetails

    In this unit you will learn about the advanced web technologies that enable the service providers to provide services intelligently and the user can use the web and other resources conveniently. Such that the technologies covered in this unit include…

    Credit Points: 12.5

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  • KIT406Embedded SystemsDetails

    The unit offers both theoretical and practical approach for students to learn the basic principle of embedded system, including architecture, designing, and networking. The unit also covers the principle of how the software interacts with hardware in embedded system. Students…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    Availability

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  • KIT408Advanced Multicore Architecture and ProgrammingDetails

    This unit exposes students to historical approaches to increased processor efficiency, such as pipelining and superscalar design, before concentrating on a key concept of modern computer architectures: multicores. Both CPU and GPU architectures will be explored in this context and…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    Availability

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  • KIT409Advanced 3D Games ProgrammingDetails

    this unit will introduce students to a number of topics related to 3D games programming. Students will learn about: low level game engine programming by extending a basic rendering framework; high level game logic programming by writing scripts to implement…

    Credit Points: 12.5

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  • KIT412Computer Vision in Interactive SystemsDetails

    Computer Vision is a field of study that generally attempts to duplicate the abilities of human vision through acquiring, processing, analysing, and understanding digital images captured with a camera. This unit will focus on computer vision in a context of…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    Availability

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  • KIT413Advanced Human Computer InteractionDetails

    Details of this unit will be provided later.…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    Availability

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  • KIT414Advanced Algorithmic ProgrammingDetails

    This unit will provide highly able students with an opportunity to extend their knowledge of algorithms and their ability to solve algorithmic problems through to the point of a working program implementing the algorithmic solution. The unit will have a…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    Availability

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  • KIT415Advanced Topics in Artificial IntelligenceDetails

    This unit will extend the treatment of two or three of the areas of AI introducedin KIT108 or KXT306, adding more depth and having a more technical focus. the specific topics may vary between years, reflecting the expertise of the…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    Availability

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  • KIT416Advanced Programming for Concurrent, Distributed and Parallel SystemsDetails

    This unit focuses on the design and programming techniques essential for developing distributed software systems and applications - with Java as the teaching language. The unit presents concurrent programming primitives and concepts for distributed systems. The unit also focuses on…

    Credit Points: 12.5

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  • KIT418Advanced Cluster Grid and Cloud Computing (Elite)Details

    E-Research provides means to harnessing contemporary ICT capabilities for solving challenging problems in science, medicine, and engineering. Computer grids play an pivotal role in E-Research; providing a seamless (web-like) access to a variety of networked resources, e.g. large data stores…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    Availability

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  • KIT419Advanced Topics in eHealthDetails

    This unit is designed for students who have an interest in learning about challenges in the development, implementation and evaluation of technology infrastructures, applications and services to support health. The unit is also designed for students considering pursuing a research…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    Availability

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Economic Geology

Genetics

Geochemistry

Geography and Environmental Studies

  • KGA436Honours Thesis Part ADetails

    blank_pageThis unit is the first of three (see KGA437 and KGA438) in which the student engages in work leading to the production of an original thesis on an approved subject in one of the major sub-disciplines of geography and/or environmental…

    Credit Points: 25

    Availability

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  • KGA437Honours Thesis Part BDetails
  • KGA438Honours Thesis Part CDetails
  • Plus 2 x 12.5% coursework units approved by the Honours Co-ordinator or:
  • KGA461Honours Project ADetails

    This unit provides opportunities for students enrolled in an Honours program in the School of Geography and Environmental Studies to undertake a series of activities related to (but not replicating) their dissertation topic, with such activities being negotiated and documented…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    Availability

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  • KGA462Honours Project BDetails

    This unit provides opportunities for students enrolled in an Honours program in the School of Geography and Environmental Studies to undertake a series of activities related to (but not replicating) their dissertation topic, with such activities being negotiated and documented…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    Availability

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Geology

Geophysics

Mathematics

Microbiology

Pathological Sciences

Physics

Physiology

Psychology

    Students enrol in a research project (25% Sem 1 and 25% Sem 2) and four 12.5% coursework units as follows:

  • KHA451Research Design & EthicsDetails

    This unit revises and expands on the research design and statistical analyses covered in the undergraduate psychology program and covers the ethics requirements for conducting and reporting research.It extends statistical analyses to more advanced statistical methods relevant to research and…

    Credit Points: 12.5

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  • KHA452Theoretical Controversies in PsychologyDetails

    Contemporary controversies and theoretical perspectives in psychology are considered and debated in this unit, enabling students to develop a knowledge of key concepts and theoretical perspectives in psychology.The lecture component consists of lectures on theoretical psychology and a number of…

    Credit Points: 12.5

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  • KHA457Research Project ADetails

    This unit involves developing a substantial independent empirical study of a psychological nature. Under the guidance of their supervisor, students research the literature, develop the research question, design the study and prepare a written research proposal for presentation to a…

    Credit Points: 25

    Availability

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  • KHA453Assessment, Professional Roles & EthicsDetails

    A major aim of this unit is to extend students' theoretical understanding of assessment issues and practice by providing supervised experience in administration and interpretation of individual IQ tests used by practising psychologists. Other aims are to develop an awareness…

    Credit Points: 12.5

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  • KHA454Advanced Topics in PsychologyDetails

    Students will develop an advanced knowledge of particular areas of psychology, relate issues to theory and empirical research, and undertake a critical evaluation of one of the advanced level topics. Various topics will be presented by members of staff in…

    Credit Points: 12.5

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  • KHA458Research Project BDetails

    This unit involves conducting and reporting a substantial independent empirical study of a psychological nature. Under the guidance of their supervisor, students conduct an approved independent study, analyse and report the results of the research to a seminar audience, and…

    Credit Points: 25

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  • Note:  Part-time enrolment requires School and Faculty approval

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.