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Bachelor of Science (Honours)

  • Bachelor (Honours)

The Bachelor of Science (Honours) course allows you the opportunity to continue undergraduate studies at a higher level by pursuing an independent research project in an area of interest.

Key details

Degree Type
Bachelor (Honours)
Duration
1 year full-time, 2 years part-time
Course Code
CG84, 073285M
Study Mode
Online, In person

About this course

The Bachelor of Science (Honours) course allows you the opportunity to continue undergraduate studies at a higher level by pursuing an independent research project in an area of interest. Projects are completed under the supervision of an academic member of staff and provide you with an opportunity to develop new skills, generate new information and/or distil new ideas out of existing knowledge, whilst specialising in your chosen field.

Entry requirements

To be eligible for entry into this course, applicants must demonstrate the following:

  • A completed Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) equivalent Bachelor degree, achieving a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 5.0, achieved within the second and third year of studies.

Note: Entry into this course is dependent on an approved project/dissertation topic and the availability for an appropriate supervisor. Applicants can contact the Head of Course (hmas-admin@cqu.edu.au) to discuss available projects. Please review the More Details tab for further information.

English Language Proficiency Requirements

If you were not born in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa or United States of America, you are required to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements set by the University.

Applicants are required to provide evidence of completion of:

  • A secondary qualification (Year 11 and 12, or equivalent), or
  • An Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) diploma level qualification, or
  • Bachelor level qualification study for a period of at least 2 years fulltime with a minimum overall GPA 4.0

completed within Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, South Africa, Ireland, or United States of America, which will meet the English proficiency.

If you do not satisfy any of the above, you will need to undertake an English language proficiency test and achieve the following scores:

  • An International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic) overall band score of at least 6.0 overall with a minimum 5.5 in each subset; or
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - Requires 550 or better overall and minimum TWE score of 4.5 (Paper Based Test), or 75 or better overall and no score less than 17 (Internet Based Test); or
  • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) - Requires an overall score of 54 with no sub-score less than 46; or
  • An Occupational English Test with Grades A or B only in each of the four components.

English test results remain valid for no more than two years between final examination date and the date of commencement of study, and must appear on a single result certificate.

International Students should visit http://www.cqu.edu.au/international for further information.

Each student will be assessed individually.

Security RequirementsNo information available at this time.Health RequirementsNo information available at this time.Assumed Knowledge

It is recommended that students wishing to apply for entry into the CG84 Bachelor of Science (Honours) course have completed prior studies in one of the following fields:

  • Agricultural science
  • Analytical science
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Environmental science
  • Exercise / sports science
  • Molecular science / Biotechnology
  • Medical science
  • Paramedic science


Please note this is not a comprehensive list, and students who have obtained a Bachelors degree in other fields may apply for entry into the CG84 Bachelor of Science Honours course.




Study locations

Rockhampton

Online

Career pathways

An honours degree provides the opportunity to continue undergraduate studies at a higher level, specialising in a particular area of interest. An honours degree is a rigorous and scholarly course of further study, which develops your ability to generate new information and distil new ideas out of existing knowledge. Candidates with honours degrees are particularly sought after by employers and can choose from more interesting research and development positions because of their extra skills and proven abilities. Honours courses can also provide a pathway to research higher degree study. Completing an honours degree involves an additional full-time year of study (of the ebullient) following completion of a bachelor course.