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

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.

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:

Courses and Programs

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.

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