Bachelor of Science (Honours)

Program code

2125

Available at

Nathan

Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt

Logan

South Bank

Online

Offshore

Other

Duration

1 year full-time

Credit points

80

Indicative fee

$35,500.00* per year (more)
* 2022 indicative annual fee

Admission requirements

  • Related Bachelor degree with 5.0 GPA over second and third year

    (more)

CRICOS code

083284G

Commencing in

Trimester 1 and Trimester 2

About this program

You've done the hard work to complete your degree and are now keen to put it into practice through a research project. The Bachelor of Science (Honours) lets you take that next step. It is only available if you have achieved a GPA of 5 in the second and third years of your Bachelor degree and have organised your project and a supervisor.

You'll undertake a major research project under the supervision of one of our leading researchers. The degree will be assessed through coursework, research project performance, thesis and seminar. This is the opportunity to hone your skills and demonstrate your research ability under the eyes of an experienced science professional.

Industry and expert connections

Griffith has a proud history of leading the way across scientific research. As a student of the Bachelor of Science (Honours), you'll have access to leading experts from a range of respected University research centres, including the Institute of Glycomics, Griffith Institute for Drug Discovery (GRIDD), Menzies Health Institute Queensland, the Australian Rivers Institute, the Centre for Quantum Dynamics, the Environmental Futures Research Institute, the Queensland Micro and Nanotechnology Centre and the Sea Jellies Research Laboratory.

You'll complete your honours project in your chosen specialisation, putting all that you have learnt into a tangible, rewarding project.

Graduate outcomes

The Bachelor of Science (Honours) is your pathway to a PhD and a career in scientific research. You’ll also be qualified for higher degree by research studies and scientific research in Australia and overseas. As a graduate, you'll also gain the knowledge required to make successful grant applications in order to further your research.

Flexibility

Fast-track your finish line - With intensive study options (and/or) year-round classes available, this degree can be finished in less time than a standard full-time study load, getting you into the workforce faster.

Attendance information

The Bachelor of Science (Honours) is offered full-time at both the Gold Coast and Nathan campuses.

Students enrolling in the Bachelor of Science (Honours) are required to complete coursework and a dissertation.

Coursework

You are required to attend approximately 4-35 hours of scheduled classes per week per course. Classes may be held during the day and evening.

Dissertation

During your enrolment in the dissertation component of this program, it is expected that you will be able to work independently for most of the time. The requirement for on-campus attendance is relatively flexible and unstructured. However, you will be required to meet regularly with your supervisor and it is recommended that you discuss the on-campus attendance requirements with your supervisor at the start of the dissertation.

Studying amid COVID-19

The University's Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination or Testing policy is under review and consultation and will be suspended from 14/4/2022. Please visit Studying amid COVID-19 for more information.

If you are an International student on a student visa, you must ensure that you enrol in a way that will allow you to complete your enrolment within the expected program duration as stated on your Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE).

My career opportunities

The Honours program provides you with high level research and problem-solving skills and is a proven pathway to PhD studies. You'll also be qualified for higher degree by research studies and scientific research in Australia and overseas.

Key employment sectors*

  • Petrochemical
  • Health
  • Medical research
  • Biotechnology
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Government

Potential job outcomes

  • Medical researcher
  • Microbiologist
  • Biotechnologist
  • Biochemists
  • Medical laboratory scientist

*Source: Australian Government Job Outlook

International students

An International student is one who is not:

  • an Australian or New Zealand citizen or
  • a person who has Australian permanent resident status.
Indicative annual tuition fee

The indicative annual tuition fee is calculated based on a standard full-time study load which is usually 80 credit points (two full-time trimesters).

The indicative annual tuition fee is based on current conditions and available data and should only be used as a guide. These fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change.

Tuition fees
  • An International student pays tuition fees.
  • Students are liable for tuition fees for the courses they are enrolled in as at the census date.
  • The tuition fee for students who commence their program prior to 2014 is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student commenced the program.
  • The tuition fee for students who commence their program from 2014 onwards is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student is enrolled.

Program fees for the Bachelor of Science (Honours) (2125)


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Changing programs

If an International student changes to a different program they will be subject to the approved program fee for the trimester in which they are enrolled.

Permanent resident status

If an undergraduate student obtains permanent resident status in Australia after commencing study in a program, and the student can provide evidence of permanent resident status prior to the census date (of the trimester in which they are enrolled), the student will be provided with a domestic fee-paying place.

The student may then apply for a Commonwealth supported place at the next admission period provided that the student satisfies the conditions for transfer from a domestic fee-paying place to a Commonwealth supported place as set out in the Undergraduate Programs Admission Policy.

If a postgraduate student obtains permanent resident status in Australia after commencing study in a program, and the student can provide evidence of permanent resident status prior to the census date (of the trimester in which they are enrolled), the student will automatically be considered for a Commonwealth supported place (subject to availability) or a domestic fee-paying place as applicable for the program.

If a research student obtains permanent resident status in Australia after commencing study in a program, and the student can provide evidence of permanent resident status prior to the census date (of the trimester in which they are enrolled), the student will automatically be considered for a Commonwealth Government Research Training Program (RTP) Fee Offset or a domestic fee-paying place as applicable for the program.

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