CG84 - Bachelor of Science (Honours)

Overview

Course Overview

The Bachelor of Science (Honours) course allows you the opportunity to continue undergraduate studies at a higher level by pursuing an independent research project in an area of interest. Projects are completed under the supervision of an academic member of staff and provide you with an opportunity to develop new skills, generate new information and/or distil new ideas out of existing knowledge, whilst specialising in your chosen field.

Career Information

An honours degree provides the opportunity to continue undergraduate studies at a higher level, specialising in a particular area of interest. An honours degree is a rigorous and scholarly course of further study, which develops your ability to generate new information and distil new ideas out of existing knowledge. Candidates with honours degrees are particularly sought after by employers and can choose from more interesting research and development positions because of their extra skills and proven abilities. Honours courses can also provide a pathway to research higher degree study. Completing an honours degree involves an additional full-time year of study (of the ebullient) following completion of a bachelor course.

Course Details
Duration 1 years full-time or 2 years part-time
Credit Points that Must be Earned 48
Number of Units Required CQUniversity uses the concept of credits to express the amount of study required for a particular course and individual units. The number of units varies between courses. Units in undergraduate courses normally consist of 6 points of credit or multiples thereof (e.g. 12, 18, 24).
Expected Hours of Study One point of credit is equivalent to an expectation of approximately two hours of student work per week in a term.
Course Type Undergraduate Award
Qualification (post nominal) BSc(Hons)
AQF Level Level 8: Bachelor Honours Degree

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Not Applicable
International Students
CRICOS Codes
  • ROK - 073285M
Where and when can I start?
Units offered internally at the below campuses may be delivered using a combination of face-to-face and video conferencing style teaching.
Units offered via MIX mode are delivered online and require compulsory attendance of site-specific learning activities such as on-campus residential schools, placements and/or work integrated learning. See Course Features tab for further information. Online units are delivered using online resources only.
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The following tables list the courses availabilities by location and term. Directing your pointer over your preferred location will provide further information if this course is not available for the full duration. Please be sure to also check individual unit availability by location and term prior to enrolling.

Domestic Availability

Term 2 - 2019

Online
Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2019

Online
Rockhampton

Term 2 - 2018

Distance
Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2018

Distance
Rockhampton

Term 2 - 2017

Distance
Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2017

Distance
Rockhampton

Term 2 - 2016

Distance
Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2016

Distance
Rockhampton

Term 3 - 2015

Distance
Rockhampton

Term 2 - 2015

Distance
Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2015

Distance
Rockhampton

Term 3 - 2014

Distance
Rockhampton

Term 2 - 2014

Distance
Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2014

Distance
Rockhampton
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International Availability

Term 2 - 2019

Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2019

Rockhampton

Term 2 - 2018

Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2018

Rockhampton

Term 2 - 2017

Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2017

Rockhampton

Term 2 - 2016

Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2016

Rockhampton

Term 3 - 2015

Rockhampton

Term 2 - 2015

Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2015

Rockhampton

Term 3 - 2014

Rockhampton

Term 2 - 2014

Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2014

Rockhampton
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For any problems regarding admissions availability for the selected course please contact 13 CQUni (13 27 86) or send us an email at http://contactus.cqu.edu.au/
What do I need to start?
Entry Requirements

The following factors are taken into account in selection and admission of candidates:

  • Academic record - GPA minimum 5.0 in the final two years of a Bachelors degree
  • Availability of an appropriate supervisor/s - you will need to identify supervisor/s during the application process, please see "more details" tab for information on potential supervisors.
  • Agreement between you and the nominated supervisor/s on a suitable dissertation topic - you will need to identify the preliminary topic of your project during the applicaiton process, please see "more details" tab for information on available projects.
  • The lapse in time since you qualified for the award of a Bachelors degree.

Graduates who have completed a relevant undergraduate degree or equivalent and who meet the aforementioned requirements are encouraged to apply for entry into the Bachelor of Science (Honours) course. Candidates whose levels of achievement fall below these admission requirements for any particular year, may apply to the school concerned for special consideration of their application.

Security Requirements
No information available at this time
Health Requirements
No information available at this time
Assumed Knowledge

It is recommended that students wishing to apply for entry into the CG84 Bachelor of Science (Honours) course have completed prior studies in one of the following fields:

  • Agricultural science
  • Analytical science
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Environmental science 
  • Exercise / sports science
  • Molecular science / Biotechnology
  • Medical science
  • Paramedic science


Please note this is not a comprehensive list, and students who have obtained a Bachelors degree in other fields may apply for entry into the CG84 Bachelor of Science Honours course. 




Course Features

Awards and Accreditation

Interim Awards Not applicable
Exit Awards Not applicable
Professional Accreditation

Not applicable

Learned Society Accreditiation Nil

Residential School Requirements

No Residential School for this course.

Practicum/Work Placement

Not applicable

Previous Enrolments

Year Number of Students
2018 13
2017 17
2016 14
2015 17
2014 10
Core Learning Outcomes
  • 1. Demonstrate a systematic and coherent knowledge of the theoretical principles and concepts in one or more scientific disciplines or areas of practice
  • 2. Review, analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge to independently solve complex problems in one or more scientific disciplines or areas of practice
  • 3. Demonstrate skills in developing a broad understanding of theoretical scientific knowledge and concepts with advanced understanding in one or more specialised scientific disciplines or areas of practice
  • 4. Critically apply theoretical knowledge and practical skills to the development of new understanding in one or more scientific disciplines or areas of practice
  • 5. Apply knowledge of research principles and methods and technical research skills to the design and execution of a research project in one or more scientific disciplines or areas of practice
  • 6. Communicate complex scientific knowledge and ideas, clearly and coherently to a variety of audiences
  • 7. Demonstrate initiative and judgement in the scholarship and professional practice of investigation in one or more scientific disciplines or areas of practice
  • 8. Adapt scientific knowledge and skills to a diverse range of contexts within one or more scientific disciplines or areas of practice
  • 9. Apply knowledge and skills with personal responsibility and accountability and in collaboration with others in one or more scientific disciplines or areas of practice
  • 10. Demonstrate independence in the planning and completion of a research project in one or more scientific disciplines or areas of practice.
  Course Learning Outcomes
Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
10. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILL Plan and execute project work and/or a piece of research and scholarship with some independence
1. KNOWLEDGE Have coherent and advanced knowledge of the underlying principles and concepts in one or more disciplines and knowledge of research principles and methods
2. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to review, analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge to identify and provide solutions to complex problems with intellectual independence
3. SKILLS Have cognitive and technical skills to demonstrate a broad understanding of a body of knowledge and theoretical concepts with advanced understanding in some areas
4. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to exercise critical thinking and judgement in developing new understanding
5. SKILLS Have technical skills to design and use research in a project
6. SKILLS Have communication skills to present a clear and coherent exposition of knowledge and ideas to a variety of audiences
7. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Demonstrate initiative and judgement in professional practice and/or scholarship
8. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to adapt knowledge and skills in diverse contexts
9. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILL Be responsible and accountable for own learning and practice and in collaboration with others within broad parameters
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
Number of units: 4 Total credit points: 48


Full time study plan

Year 1 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
SCIH14001 Honours Preparation
SCIH14002 Research Project A
Year 1 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
SCIH14003 Research Project B
SCIH14004 Honours Analysis and Completion

Part time study plan

Year 1 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
SCIH14001 Honours Preparation
Year 1 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
SCIH14002 Research Project A
Year 2 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
SCIH14003 Research Project B
Year 2 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
SCIH14004 Honours Analysis and Completion
More Details

As a Bachelor of Science Honours student at CQUniversity, you can choose from a range of discipline-specific projects. Please contact the Head of Course, Dr Rebecca Vella on r.vella@cqu.edu.au for a list of available projects. After receiving a list of available projects you should then contact the project supervisor for information about the project / to confirm its availability before submitting your application, and indicate in your application that you have discussed the project with said supervisor. You can find more information about our staff and their research interests here