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Bachelor of Science (Honours)

Overview

Open up pathways to further research, postgraduate study options and exciting career opportunities by undertaking an additional year of study to obtain your honours.

The Bachelor of Science (Honours) program provides an opportunity to pursue an independent research project in your area of interest as an additional year of study, essentially giving you a research apprenticeship.

During your honours year, you'll work under the guidance of a researcher on a specific project of interest to them. You'll learn about the research environment, how to perform critical experiments and analyse data, and how to communicate and present your results.

As a UQ Science Honours graduate, you'll have the skills that enable you to work without close supervision in a research environment in industry or government or to proceed to a research higher degree.

Location
Herston, St Lucia
Duration
1 Year full-time (or part-time equivalent)
Start Semester
Semester 1 (22 Feb, 2021), Semester 2 (26 Jul, 2021)
Program Code
2031
AQF
Level 8
Location
Herston, St Lucia
Fees
A$43504 (2021 indicative per year)
Duration
1 Year full-time
Start Semester
Semester 1 (22 Feb, 2021), Semester 2 (26 Jul, 2021)
Program Code
2031
CRICOS Code
082958M
AQF
Level 8

Program highlights

Program highlights

  • Tailor your studies to your interests and career goals with a flexible program that gives you the freedom to follow your scientific passion.
  • Work under the guidance of a researcher and learn about the research environment, how to perform critical experiments and analyse data, and how to communicate and present your results.
  • Be in high demand by employers for your ability to work independently.

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Majors

Tailor your studies to suit your goals. This program offers these options:

  • Anatomy
  • Archaeological Science
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Bioinformatics

How you'll learn

Due to the way they are taught, certain programs and plans are not offered online in Semester 1, 2022.

See the list of programs you can't commence online.

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Research experience
  • Laboratory work
  • Fieldwork

What you'll study

Career possibilities

Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Depending on which major you choose, here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Biopharmaceutical scientist
  • Academic researcher
  • Animal research scientist
  • Research officer
  • Clinical genetics scientist
  • Marine research officer
  • Environment and sustainability consultant
  • Conservation researcher
  • Data scientist
  • Food technologist

Graduate salary

Science and mathematics (undergraduate)

$62K–$66K

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Graduate salary

Agriculture & environmental studies (undergraduate)

$54K–$62K

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Entry requirements

Prerequisites

All fields of study (excluding Psychology):
Bachelor of Science (or equivalent), with:
  • a grade point average (GPA) of 4.0 on a 7-point scale, and
  • a GPA of at least 4.5* for 8 units of courses at level 3 or higher relevant to the honours project, and
  • have secured an honours project and supervisor, and
  • satisfied any additional requirements set by the head of school.

* GPA of at least 5.0 for the Mathematics, Physics, and Statistics fields of study.
Psychology field of study:
Bachelor of Science (or equivalent), with:
  • a grade point average (GPA) of 5.0 for level 2 and 3 courses in the Psychology extended major, and
  • satisfied any additional requirements set by the head of school.

Prerequisites

All fields of study (excluding Psychology):
Bachelor of Science (or equivalent), with:
  • a grade point average (GPA) of 4.0 on a 7-point scale, and
  • a GPA of at least 4.5* for 8 units of courses at level 3 or higher relevant to the honours project, and
  • have secured an honours project and supervisor, and
  • satisfied any additional requirements set by the head of school.

* GPA of at least 5.0 for the Mathematics, Physics, and Statistics fields of study.
Psychology field of study:
Bachelor of Science (or equivalent), with:
  • a grade point average (GPA) of 5.0 for level 2 and 3 courses in the Psychology extended major, and
  • satisfied any additional requirements set by the head of school.

English language requirements

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

TOEFL IBT - Overall 87, listening 19, reading 19, writing 21 and speaking 19.

TOEFL PB - Overall 570, listening 54, reading 54, writing 59/5.

Pearsons - Overall Score of 64 and 60 in all sub bands.

BE - A minimum overall grade of 4 plus a minimum grade of C in all macro skills.

CES - Overall 176 and 169 in all sub bands.

OET is not accepted.

 

There are other ways to meet the English language requirements. For some programs, additional conditions apply.

Learn how to meet the English language requirements

Additional application information

The Bachelor of Science (Honours) commences approximately three weeks prior to the start of semester one in the standard academic calendar (early February). This does not apply to the Mathematics, Physics, Statistics, Plant Science, and Food Technology fields of study.

For semester two, the Bachelor of Science (Honours) commences at the start of the standard academic calendar (end of July). There is no semester two entry available for the Archaeological Science field of study.

Additional application information

The Bachelor of Science (Honours) commences approximately three weeks prior to the start of semester one in the standard academic calendar (early February). This does not apply to Mathematics, Physics, Statistics, Plant Science, and Food Technology.

For semester two, the Bachelor of Science (Honours) commences at the start of the standard academic calendar (end of July). There is no semester two entry available for Archaeological Science.

Student visas

International students who are accepted into full-time study in the Bachelor of Science (Honours) are eligible to apply for an Australian student visa (subclass 500).

There are a number of requirements you must satisfy before a visa is granted, including the genuine temporary entrant (GTE) requirement.

Learn more about student visas

Fields of study

Fields of study

Tailor your studies to suit your goals. This program offers these options:

Fields of study

Tailor your studies to suit your goals. This program offers these options:

Fees and Scholarships

Indicative annual fee

AUD $43,504

Indicative annual fee 2021

This indicative annual fee is the cost of enrolling in the Bachelor of Science (Honours) for the 2021 academic year. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load (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.

Learn more about undergraduate fees

Fee information for this program is not yet available.

This indicative annual fee is the approximate cost of enrolling in a Commonwealth supported place (CSP) in the Bachelor of Science (Honours) for one academic year. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load (16 units over two semesters).

Actual fees will vary according to your choice of courses and their unit value. The Australian Government indexes fees each year.

Learn more about undergraduate fees

Additional costs

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

Financial aid

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

Learn more about financial aid

Centrelink support

Scholarships

Scholarships

How to apply

Important dates

The closing date for this program 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.
  • There is an early closing date for Honours in Psychology, please refer to the school website for further information

To learn more about UQ dates, including semester start dates, view the Academic Calendar.

Important dates

The closing date for this program 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.
  • There is an early closing date for Honours in Psychology, please refer to the school website for further information

To learn more about UQ dates, including semester start dates, view the Academic Calendar.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants

For support with applying - or if you have any questions about Uni - get in touch with our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit.

Contact the ATSIS Unit

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