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Bachelor of Science (Honours) - Gatton

Program code: 2354
CRICOS code: 082958M

Delivery location

Gatton

Duration

1 Year full-time

Commencing

Semester 1 (19 Feb, 2018)
Semester 2 (23 Jul, 2018)

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
  • Commencing
    Semester 1 (19 Feb, 2018)
    Semester 2 (23 Jul, 2018)
  • Program level
    Undergraduate
  • Units
    16
  • Delivery location
    Gatton
  • AQF
    Level 8
  • CRICOS code
    082958M

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

Bachelor of Science or equivalent with:

An overall GPA of 4 and a GPA of at least 4.5 over #8 of late year 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.

English Proficiency

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, view the English proficiency policy.

Visa requirements

International students who are accepted into full-time study in the Bachelor of Science (Honours) - Gatton are eligible to apply for an Australian student visa.

The Australian Government has simplified the visa application process. Now, all international students apply for the Student Visa (subclass 500).

There are a number of requirements you must satisfy before a visa is granted. Find out more about the visa application 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, refer to Programs and Courses in my.UQ 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.

Plant Science

Plant sciences are among the most relevant scientific disciplines today. Think about two of the most important problems facing humankind: global warming and dependency on fossil fuels. Using a variety of approaches, plant scientists are addressing both problems - from 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 energy (biofuels). In addition, 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.

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.

Financial aid

As an international student, you might be eligible for financial aid – either from your home country, or from the Australian Government.

Find out more about financial aid, including scholarships and financial aid programs.

Indicative annual fee

AUD $40,000
Indicative fee 2018

The "indicative annual fee" is the cost of enrolling in the Bachelor of Science (Honours) - Gatton for the 2018 academic year. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load.

A standard full-time study load is 16 units per academic year.

If you enrol in a larger or smaller study load, your fees will be calculated on a proportionate basis.

All fees are reviewed annually.

Visit 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

International students are eligible to apply for a number of scholarships and prizes. These may be offered by the University, the Australian Government, foreign governments, or private organisations.

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

Applying online

Apply now

All international student applications for the Bachelor of Science (Honours) - Gatton can be lodged directly to UQ using our online application form or through an approved UQ agent in your country.

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

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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:

  • To commence study in semester 2 - May 31 of the year of commencement.
  • To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

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

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