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Bachelor of Science Honours

2020

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Overview
Location
SATAC Code
UAC Code
Alice Springs Campus (CSP)
1BH018
820085
Casuarina Campus (CSP)
1BH017
820080
Online (CSP)
1BH017
820080
* CSP = Commonwealth supported place
FF = Full fee
Location
CRICOS Code
Alice Springs Campus
0101045
Casuarina Campus
0101045
Course Duration
Full-time
1 year/s
Part-time
2 year/s
Availability for Admission
Domestic
Semester 1
Semester 2
International
Semester 1
Semester 2
Applications accepted through MyNextCourse
No
Can offers be deferred?
No
CDU Reference
CDU Course Code

VSCIH1

Award
Bachelor of Science Honours
Faculty/College
College of Engineering, IT and Environment
Sector
HE
Area of study
Science and The Environment
Agriculture and Animal Studies

This one-year honours course includes a major research project, advanced level coursework and research skills training in a number of science disciplines including:

  • environmental science
  • health and clinical science
  • information technology.

Key areas you could base your research on include:

  • biology
  • ecology
  • spatial science
  • analytical chemistry and molecular modelling
  • exercise and sports science
  • medical laboratory science
  • pharmacy
  • information systems
  • mobile
  • networking
  • software development.

Honours qualifications prepare you for professional positions requiring higher level project management, effective written and oral communication, analysis and problem-solving and research skills. You are encouraged to pursue in-depth research under the guidance of experienced researchers, and through targeted coursework and generic research skills training.

Honours qualifications are also a pathway to further study in Master or PhD programs.

Course fees

Commonwealth supported places

Commonwealth Supported places are available in this course to students who meet one of the following residency requirements:

(a) Australian Citizenship; or

(b) a New Zealand citizen or a permanent resident visa holder who will be resident within Australia for the duration of the unit.

2019 and 2020: Information about fees and charges can be found at Fees and Payments.

 

International tuition fees

The annual tuition fee for full time study of 80 credit points (1.0 EFTSL) for commencing students in 2020 is AUD $32,336.00.
These fees are subject to annual increases each year of your study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

CDU offers a number of scholarships to international students to assist with the cost of study.

International applications

English Language Requirements for International Students

For detail on English Language Entry Requirements please read the entry requirements provided for International students.

How to Apply

International applicants apply directly to CDU and should refer to the information provided for International future students Apply.

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  • This course is being accredited for delivery in 2020.

  • Australian qualification framework

    This course is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 8.

Contact details

For further information about the course, enrolment procedures, closing dates and other administrative issues please contact Student Central on:

Email: student.central@cdu.edu.au Phone: (08) 8946 7766 or 1800 061 963 (free call)

Course structure

The Bachelor of Science Honours consists of a major research project, a research skills unit, and elective coursework units relevant to the discipline and training activities (hurdle assessments) individually selected to meet your specific needs.


A candidate must successfully complete units totalling 80 credit points as detailed below. All units are valued at 10 credit points unless indicated.

Unit type Credit Points Specific requirements
Core Units
(1 unit)
10cp
Compulsory Core unit totalling 10 credit points as detailed below:

SID4xx Research Skills
 

Research Units
(2-6 units)
60cp

Research units totalling 60 credit points selected from the units listed below:

SCI711 Honours Thesis #10 (10 credit points) (repeatable)
SCI712 Honours Thesis #20 (20 credit points) (repeatable)
SCI713 Honours Thesis #30 (30 credit points) (repeatable)
 

Specialist Electives
(1 unit)
10cp

Specialist Elective unit totalling 10 credit points (at 400 or 500 level) selected from the units listed below:

Environmental Sciences:
ENV511 Statistical Methods for Impact Analysis or another unit approved by the project thesis supervisor and honours coordinator.

Health and Clinical Sciences:
HEA562 Practice Evaluation Strategies
PHM524 Clinical Trials
PHM526 Research Design
PHM527 Health Research Skills
PHM552 Epidemiology
PHM553 Biostatistics
PHM588 Qualitative Research Methods
PSY426 Ethics and Professional Issues
PSY447 Research Methods and Practice

Information Technology:
Unit approved by the project thesis supervisor and honours coordinator.
 

  80cp Total Credit Points

Students who commenced in or after 2013
The grade of "PC" cannot be counted towards a Bachelor of Honours AQF Level 8 course award. 
Students should refer to the current Grading Policy and Common Course Rules for further information.
 

Study plan

Students Commencing in Semester 1

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 1 and enrolling in a standard load.
Full-time Study Plan

Legend: CO = Core Unit SE = Specialist Elective R = Research
Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
Specialist Elective (discipline specific research preparation unit) SE SID4xx Research Skills CO
SCI713 Honours Thesis #30 (repeatable) (30cp) R SCI713 Honours Thesis #30 (repeatable) (30cp) R

Part-time Study Plan

Legend: CO = Core Unit SE = Specialist Elective R = Research
Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
Specialist Elective (discipline specific research preparation unit) SE SID4xx Research Skills CO
SCI711 Honours Thesis #10 (repeatable) (10cp) R SCI711 Honours Thesis #10 (repeatable) (10cp) R
Year 2
SCI712 Honours Thesis #20 (repeatable) (20cp) R SCI712 Honours Thesis #20 (repeatable) (20cp) R

Specialist Elective Availability by Discipline

Semester 1 Semester 2
Environmental Science
ENV511 Statistical Methods for Impact Analysis  
Unit approved by the project supervisor and honours coordinator
Health and Clinical Science

PHM526 Research Design
PHM552 Epidemiology
HEA562 Practice Evaluation Strategies
PSY426 Ethics and Professional Issues
PSY447 Research Methods and Practice
or
Unit approved by the project supervisor and honours coordinator

PHM524 Clinical Trials
PHM527 Health Research Skills
PHM553 Biostatistics
PHM588 Qualitative Research Methods
or
Unit approved by the project supervisor and honours coordinator
Information Technology
Unit approved by the project supervisor and honours coordinator Unit approved by the project supervisor and honours coordinator

or another unit approved by the project thesis supervisor and honours coordinator.
 

Students Commencing in Semester 2

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 2 and enrolling in a standard load.

Full-time Study Plan

Legend: CO = Core Unit SE = Specialist Elective R = Research
Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
    SID4xx Research Skills CO
    SCI713 Honours Thesis #30 (repeatable) (30cp) R
Year 2
Specialist Elective (discipline specific research preparation unit) SE    
SCI713 Honours Thesis #30 (repeatable) (30cp) R    

Part-time Study Plan

Legend: CO = Core Unit SE = Specialist Elective R = Research
Semester 1 Semester 2
Calendar Year 1
    SID4xx Research Skills CO
    SCI711 Honours Thesis #10 (repeatable) (10cp) R
Calendar Year 2
Specialist Elective (discipline specific research preparation unit) SE SCI712 Honours Thesis #20 (repeatable) (20cp) R
SCI711 Honours Thesis #10 (repeatable) (10cp) R    
Calendar Year 3
SCI712 Honours Thesis #20 (repeatable) (20cp) R    

Specialist Elective Availability by Discipline

Semester 1 Semester 2
Environmental Science
ENV511 Statistical Methods for Impact Analysis  
Unit approved by the project supervisor and honours coordinator
Health and Clinical Science

PHM526 Research Design
PHM552 Epidemiology
HEA562 Practice Evaluation Strategies
PSY426 Ethics and Professional Issues
PSY447 Research Methods and Practice
or
Unit approved by the project supervisor and honours coordinator

PHM524 Clinical Trials
PHM527 Health Research Skills
PHM553 Biostatistics
PHM588 Qualitative Research Methods
or
Unit approved by the project supervisor and honours coordinator
Information Technology
Unit approved by the project supervisor and honours coordinator Unit approved by the project supervisor and honours coordinator

or another unit approved by the project thesis supervisor and honours coordinator.

Domestic students - bachelor honours studies

SATAC

SATAC is the application channel for residents of NT, ACT, SA, WA, QLD, VIC or TAS

 

SATAC

UAC

UAC is the application channel for residents of NSW

 

UAC

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International students

How to apply direct to CDU

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You will need a valid email address to create your online account.

 

Once you have started the application you will have the option of saving your application and resuming it at a later date.

 

There is no application fee when you apply online.

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