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Bachelor of  Science (Honours) - Gatton

Program code: 2354
OP Guarantee Scheme: No

Delivery location

Gatton

Duration

1 Year full-time (or part-time equivalent)

Commencing

Semester 1 (25 Feb, 2019)
Semester 2 (22 Jul, 2019)

Why study the Bachelor of Science (Honours) - Gatton

The Bachelor of Science (Honours) program provides students with the opportunity to pursue an independent research project in an area of interest under the supervision of an academic staff member. Students will acquire skills which will enable them to work without close supervision in a research environment in industry or government, or to proceed to a research higher degree.

Summary

  • Program code
    2354
  • Faculty
  • Duration
    1 Year full-time (or part-time equivalent)
  • Commencing
    Semester 1 (25 Feb, 2019)
    Semester 2 (22 Jul, 2019)
  • Program level
    Undergraduate
  • Units
    16
  • Delivery location
    Gatton
  • AQF
    Level 8

Admissions criteria

Prerequisites

Bachelor of Science or equivalent with:

An overall GPA of 4 and a GPA of at least 4.5 over 8 units of late year courses (level 3 or higher courses) from part B of the Bachelor of Science course list relevant to the chosen field; and

Satisfy any additional requirements set by the Head of School.

Learn more about the admissions process

Program structure

Courses

The courses offered in the Bachelor of Science (Honours) - Gatton are set out in the course list. Each course is allocated a certain number of units (#). A standard full-time study load is 8 units per semester.

Courses Program Rules

The Program Rules explain what is required to complete the Bachelor of Science (Honours) - Gatton. These requirements include the total number of units you need to complete in order to graduate.

Program Rules

To have your degree conferred, you also need to comply with UQ’s policies and rules.

Honours

Honours is awarded to all graduates of this program. Honours is awarded in the following classes:

  • Class I
  • Class IIA
  • Class IIB
  • Class IIIA
  • Class IIIB

Class of honours depends on your GPA. For details refer to the Program Rules.

Further study options

Graduates of the Bachelor of Science (Honours) - Gatton have the opportunity to progress into the following programs:

Programs and Courses

If you're a current student who has already commenced study at UQ, please see Programs and Courses for full information about your program structure, rules and requirements.

Fields of study

The following is a list of fields of study available in the Bachelor of Science (Honours) - Gatton.

When you graduate, any fields of study you have completed will be listed on your degree certificate.

Animal and Veterinary Bioscience

The Animal and Veterinary Bioscience Honours program offers students an opportunity to extend knowledge and skills acquired in the undergraduate program to a research context. Students will undertake coursework designed to further develop their research skills as well as a research project where they will apply these skills and contribute to the process of discovery in the field of animal and veterinary biosciences.

For further information on this plan and projects available, contact the School of Veterinary Science.

Plant Science

Plant sciences are among the most relevant scientific disciplines today. Using a variety of approaches, plant scientists are addressing two of the most important problems facing human kind: global warming and dependency on fossil fuels - applying the production of biofuels from plant origin to the use of plants in carbon sequestration.

Animals and humans depend utterly on plants, and not only for food. Today, plant science has demolished the classic barriers of being confined to farm and food production. With the advent of modern biotechnology, plants are being used to decontaminate land and air, produce industrial products, designer molecules, biopharmaceuticals and biofuels. Designer plants are producing biodegradable plastics, new healthier sugars and anti-cancer drugs.

Plant scientists need to understand how plants work, from molecules to ecosystems to improve the production of food, pharmaceuticals and timber, to control diseases, pests and noxious weeds, to allow them to cope with drought, salinity and pollutants and to design new plants for innovative purposes such as biofactories.

For further information on this plan, contact the School of Agriculture and Food Sciences.

You should refer to the Program Rules for more information. A full definition of "field of study" is available in the Policies and Procedures Library.

Government assistance

HECS-HELP

Domestic places in the Bachelor of Science (Honours) - Gatton are Commonwealth Supported. This means the cost of your education is shared between you and the Australian Government.

Instead of tuition fees, Commonwealth Supported students pay what are called student contribution amounts.

HECS-HELP is an Australian Government loan scheme to assist eligible students with the cost of their student contribution amounts.

Find out more about HECS-HELP.

Centrelink Support

The Australian Government offers a number of income-support payments to eligible Australian university students. For more information, visit the Centrelink website.

Indicative annual fee

AUD $10,237
Indicative fee 2019 Commonwealth supported place

The "indicative annual fee" is the approximate cost of enrolling in a Commonwealth supported place (CSP) in the Bachelor of Science (Honours) - Gatton for the 2019 academic year. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load.

A standard full-time study load is 16 units over two semesters. Actual fees (student contribution amounts) will vary according to your choice of courses and their unit value.

The Australian Government indexes student contributions each year.

Visit Student contributions and tuition fees for more information.

Additional costs

  • Courses that include a field trip component may incur additional costs to cover transport, accommodation and food.

Scholarships

The University offers more than 200 scholarships for prospective students and more than 350 scholarships and prizes for current students.

Scholarships cover the full range of academic disciplines and are open to domestic students and international students.

Many scholarships have specific eligibility criteria. More information, including information about how to apply, is available on the Scholarships website.

Applying online

Apply now

All domestic student applications for the Bachelor of Science (Honours) - Gatton can be lodged directly to UQ using our online application form.

The program code for the Bachelor of Science (Honours) - Gatton is 2354. You'll need this when applying.

Find out more about applying for honours study.

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Additional application information

The Bachelor of Science (Honours) commences three weeks prior to the start of semester one in the standard academic calendar (i.e., early February). For semester two, the Bachelor of Science (Honours) commences at the start of the standard academic calendar (i.e., end of July).

Important dates

There are a number of dates and deadlines you need to meet when applying for postgraduate study.

The closing date for the Bachelor of Science (Honours) - Gatton is:

  • Please note, the closing date for Honours can vary between Schools. Please refer to the relevant School website for further information.
  • To commence study in semester 1 - January 31 of the year of commencement.
  • To commence study in semester 2 - June 30 of the year of commencement.

A full list of dates relevant to UQ students is available on the Student Matters Calendar.

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