4 years full-time
8 years part-time
$8,500.00* per year (more)
* 2024 indicative annual CSP fee
Trimester 1, Trimester 2 and Trimester 3
The Bachelor of Advanced Science (Honours) caters for students who have demonstrated outstanding potential in the field of science. This degree follows the Bachelor of Science degree, giving you the opportunity to engage in research early by taking one Advanced Studies course each trimester.
You'll undertake a major research project and be individually guided and mentored by one or more of our outstanding scientific researchers. In your final year, you'll complete an honours project in your chosen specialisation. This is the opportunity to hone your skills and demonstrate your research ability under the eyes of a leading science researcher. If you have a talent and passion for science, this is the degree for you.
Working alongside our expert academics, you will hone your practical lab skills through Advanced Studies courses in your second and third years. As part of an Honours program, your final-year major project will complete your comprehensive grounding as a researcher, helping to provide an edge when it comes to securing employment upon completing your studies. Alternatively, honours can provide a direct pathway to PhD studies.
This degree is designed to help you gain the necessary skills and experience to find work as a highly regarded researcher or academic in Australia or overseas, across a range of government and non-government sectors.
As well as opening a pathway to PhD studies, this degree may lead to opportunities in fields including biotechnology and pharmaceuticals, oil and mineral exploration, medical research, scientific and technical services, and more.
Take control of your time - This degree has intakes in Trimester 1, 2 and 3. So, whenever you're ready to study, we're ready to get you started.
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The Bachelor of Advanced Science (Honours) program is offered full-time on campus at Gold Coast and Nathan.
All courses will be in person. Students will be required to attend classes in most situations.
Students may be required to attend approximately 2-6 hours of scheduled classes per week per 10 credit points course in fourth year level theory courses.
Students also enrol in a dissertation component of the program. In the dissertation component, students are expected to be able to work independently for most of the time. The requirement for on-campus attendance is relatively flexible and unstructured. However, students will be required to meet regularly with their supervisors and on-campus attendance requirements will be discussed between supervisors and students at the start of the dissertation.
To be classed as a full-time student, you are required to enrol in a minimum number of credit points each standard study period. The minimum credit points for full-time enrolment in this program is 30 credit points.
Trimester 1 and Trimester 2 are deemed standard study periods. As Trimester 3 is a non-standard study period, continuing students moving from one year to the next will not be required to study during this trimester to be eligible for student income support.
Domestic students who commence in Trimester 3 may be eligible for student income support from the onset of study provided they are enrolled full-time in this study period.
Please refer to the Australian Government website for more details.
*Source: Australian Government Job Outlook
Depending on your major, graduates are eligible to join:
The Bachelor of Advanced Science (Honours) provides a pathway to Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) studies.
These fees are only applicable to domestic students who are not Commonwealth supported including:
If the fee rate for your program is not displayed above, please contact Student Connect for assistance.
Eligible undergraduate fee-paying students may defer their tuition fees by taking out a FEE-HELP loan which is part of the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP). Payment of the loan is via the taxation system when income reaches a specified level.
Throughout your program you may be required to pay for the following items: