Bachelor of Science with Honours

2020 course information for Domestic Students
2020 course information for International Students

updated 2:39 PM on Wed, 7 April

Domestic snapshot

International snapshot

IELTS
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ATAR/OP
N/A
Duration
1 year full-time; 2 years part-time
1 year full-time
Location
Lismore, National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour, Online
Start date
March, July, November
Course code
3507030
Course abbreviation
BSc(Hons)
Credit points
96
Equivalent units
8
CRICOS
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Fees
Commonwealth supported
Fees
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Please note, some locations may not have all intake periods available. See the full availability details for further information.

Course overview

The Bachelor of Science with Honours is a challenging and rewarding year of full-time (or part-time equivalent) directed study, which is offered to those students who demonstrate a meritorious performance in their undergraduate studies.

The honours degree may be a completion point for those students who are seeking an opportunity to focus on an area of environmental, marine or forest science management and improve their employment prospects. Alternatively, honours may provide a pathway into postgraduate studies.

Studying honours involves a close working relationship, and mutual responsibilities, between supervisor and student. Students are introduced to research methodology under the close supervision of a member of staff with expertise in the chosen area of study.

In the research component, students can apply their knowledge and technical abilities in a supervised research project and develop skills in data acquisition, design experimentation, problem solving and critical thinking, project implementation, risk assessment and ethical approval process applications, and communicating research outcomes to various audiences.

Interested applicants need to contact the University to discuss their eligibility and to find a suitable honours supervisor for their proposed honours topic, prior to lodging their application. For more information refer to the School of Environment, Science and Engineering Honours information

The Bachelor of Science with Honours is a challenging and rewarding year of full-time (or part-time equivalent) directed study, which is offered to those students who demonstrate a meritorious performance in their undergraduate studies.

The honours degree may be a completion point for those students who are seeking an opportunity to focus on an area of environmental, marine or forest science management and improve their employment prospects. Alternatively, honours may provide a pathway into postgraduate studies.

Studying honours involves a close working relationship, and mutual responsibilities, between supervisor and student. Students are introduced to research methodology under the close supervision of a member of staff with expertise in the chosen area of study.

In the research component, students can apply their knowledge and technical abilities in a supervised research project and develop skills in data acquisition, design experimentation, problem solving and critical thinking, project implementation, risk assessment and ethical approval process applications, and communicating research outcomes to various audiences.

Interested applicants need to contact the University to discuss their eligibility and to find a suitable honours supervisor for their proposed honours topic, prior to lodging their application. For more information refer to the School of Environment, Science and Engineering Honours information

Current Southern Cross students – to access your official course details for the year you started your degree, please visit the handbook.

Entry requirements

See the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, in conjunction with the Specific Award Rules listed below.

Language requirements

English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English. The minimum English language requirements for such applicants for entry to this course are as follows

CategoryScore
Overall6.0
Listeningminimum 5.5
Readingminimum 5.5
Speakingminimum 5.5
Writingminimum 5.5

About the course

Domestic students

LocationSession
Lismore1, 2, 3
National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour1, 2, 3
Online1, 2, 3

International students

LocationSessionAnnual FeesCRICOS
Lismore1, 2, 3$30,400 ($3,800 per unit)085420K
National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour1, 2, 3$30,400 ($3,800 per unit)085420K
 Notice

Tuition fees are in Australian dollars, and are subject to change, including annual increases over the duration of a course. Annual tuition fee is based on completing 8 units per year. In addition students are required to pay OSHC for the duration of their visa in advance. Non-tuition fee covers textbooks, stationery and excursions.

How to apply

Where and when do you want to study?

Applications for this course are made directly to Southern Cross University via our online application service.

Applications are not available for 2020. Please select a different year above or see Course Options for courses currently offered.

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Why choose SCU?

Excellence in research

Outstanding ratings of 'at world standard' or above in 23 research fields.

Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) 2018

Top 200 Young Universities

Only 25 years young and ranked in the top 200 universities in the world.

Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2020

Outstanding student support

5-Star Student Support across undergraduate and postgraduate studies

Good Universities Guide 2021

Learning outcomes

Course Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a course. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes.

Graduate AttributeCourse Learning Outcome
Intellectual rigour

Demonstrate cognitive and technical skills in scientific research.

Creativity

Demonstrate imagination, initiative and enterprise in problem-solving

Respond creatively to intellectual, professional, environmental and social challenges

Ethical practice

Evaluate issues with reference to sound ethical frameworks and sustainability

Practice ethical enquiry and communication.

Knowledge of a discipline

Demonstrate in-depth knowledge in one or more scientific disciplines

Lifelong learning

Exercise autonomy in one's learning and responsibility in one's practice as a scholar and researcher.

Communication and social skills

Demonstrate written and verbal communication skills to present a clear and coherent exposition of a component of scientific research and the capacity to disseminate research findings in diverse contexts.

Create a thesis that demonstrates research and design skills, critical thinking, and judgement.

Cultural competence

Practice inclusive enquiry and communication.


Teaching methods

On-campus students experience a variety of teaching approaches including lectures, tutorials, online activities and video-linked or podcast virtual classes. The method of teaching may vary from unit to unit.

Our online study option is highly interactive and strives to promote collaboration and a sense of community. Students may receive a combination of podcast or video-linked lectures, electronic study materials, workshops, online discussion forums and virtual classes. The method of teaching may vary from unit to unit.

Career opportunities

Depending on their area of research, graduates are suited to careers within the public and private sectors.

Graduates also have opportunities to develop careers as researchers and can aim for further research qualifications by undertaking a PhD.

Ask a question

Domestic future
students

Call 1800 626 481 during business hours.

International future
students

Call +61 2 6620 3876 during business hours.

Current
students

Email: enquiry@scu.edu.au
Call 1800 005 687 during business hours.


Course requirements

Rules concerning Bachelors Degrees with Honours (where Honours is taken as a separate year) can be found under Rule 5 in the University’s Rules Relating to Awards.

The Honours course comprises a Proposal, a Major Study, a Minor Study and a Research Seminar. The Major Study may be taken in any topic area that suitable supervision can be provided.

The Minor Study will normally be taken from the topic of the Major Study. However, another topic may be chosen with approval of the Head of School. The Minor Study may also be substituted by prescribed coursework and examination with approval of the Head of School.

All units listed below must be successfully completed.


Course structure




Course progressions

Students should use course progression information to select units specific to their course and enrol in these units using My Enrolment

TitleLevel of learningNote
This progression applies to Session 1, 2 OR 3 part-time commencement
First session of study
SCI83011 -  Scientific Research, Context, Perspective and MethodAdvanced Note 1
Second session of study
SCI83012 -  Science Honours Thesis IAdvanced Note 1
Third session of study
SCI83013 -  Science Honours Thesis IIAdvanced Note 1
Fourth session of study
SCI83014 -  Science Honours Thesis IIIAdvanced Note 1

TitleLevel of learningNote
This progression applies to Session 1, 2 OR 3 full-time commencement
First session of study
SCI83011 -  Scientific Research, Context, Perspective and MethodAdvanced Note 1
SCI83012 -  Science Honours Thesis IAdvanced Note 1
Second session of study
SCI83013 -  Science Honours Thesis IIAdvanced Note 1
SCI83014 -  Science Honours Thesis IIIAdvanced Note 1


Notes

Note 1: Double-weighted unit

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