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College of Engineering, IT and Environment

Science Honours program

An honours degree is designed to give students a competitive advantage for employment, or to provide a first step in a research or academic career.

The Bachelor of Science Honours course provides an opportunity for students with a Bachelors degree to:

  • study a specific aspect of science in depth
  • gain experience and training in research techniques and principles
  • develop written and oral communication skills
  • work collaboratively on projects with industry and government partners.

The major component of this course is a two semester (full time) research project.

This research project can be done in a wide range of fields, including:

  • biology (e.g. aquaculture, biochemistry, botany, ecology, marine biology, molecular biology, zoology)
  • biomedical science
  • social work and other allied health areas
  • sports science
  • chemistry
  • GIS and remote sensing
  • information technology.

The other components of the course are course-work units designed to develop specific research skills, including the communication of research results.

The course can be done full time or part time and is available off campus in external mode (depending upon the availability of projects and supervisors).

Course and project information

The BSCIH course is coordinated through the College of Engineering IT & Environment. Projects may be offered by staff in the following schools or institutes:

  • Research Institute for the Environmental and Livelihoods
  • College of Engineering IT and Environment
  • College of Health and Human Sciences
  • Menzies School of Health Research.

How to apply

  • Admission and course information for the Bachelor of Science (Honours).
  • General information regarding how to apply for a course at CDU.
  • To make an application: Go to the SATAC site:
    • Alice Springs students use SATAC code 1BH018.
    • Casuarina students and online students use SATAC code 1BH017.
  • Prospective students need to identify both the general area of investigation for their research project and their supervisor when they apply.
  • Prospective students are encouraged to discuss their application with the Honours Course Coordinator.


Brett Murphy
Bachelor of Science (Honours) Coordinator
T: 08 8946 6049