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Duration

1 year/s full-time
2 year/s part-time
1 year/s full-time

Intake

Semester 1, Semester 2
On campus - Semester 1, Semester 2
Online - No

Locations

Alice Springs campus, Casuarina campus, Online
Alice Springs campus, Casuarina campus

Credit points required

80

Course code

VSCIH1
SATAC/UAC codes

Overview

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.

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.

2022: Information about fees and charges can be found at Fees and Payments.

 

International tuition fees

The annual tuition fee for full time study is AUD $32,336.00. This equates to $4,042.00 per 10 credit point unit (0.125 EFTSL).
These fees are subject to increases annually, effective at the start of each calendar year.

You can find a list of International fees and payments you can expect to pay as part of your studies in Australia.

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

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Why study Science, Environmental Science and Management at CDU?

If you' re interested in finding solutions to our planet's environmental issues, there's never been a better time to study science, environmental science and management at CDU. You'll be prepared to apply the academic theories and principles you learn in class to real-world problems in a diverse range of careers.

  • #2 Australian uni for undergraduate employment outcomes (GUG 2022)
  • #2 in Australia for skills development in environmental sciences and agriculture (GUG 2022)
  • Study your way with part-time, full-time, on campus or online flexibility

What will I study?

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.

Course structure



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

Unit typeCredit PointsSpecific requirements
Core Units
(1 unit)
10cpCompulsory Core unit totalling 10 credit points as detailed below:

SID403 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
PHM519 Clinical Trials and Other Intervention Studies (replaces PHM524 from 2021)
PHM526 Research Design
PHM527 Research, Ethics and Impact (new title 2021)
PHM552 Epidemiology
PHM553 Biostatistics
PHM588 Qualitative Research (new title 2021)
PSY416 Ethics and Professional Issues (replaces PSY426 2022)
PSY417 Research Methods and Practice (replaces PSY447 2022)

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

 80cpTotal 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.

COURSE CHANGES AND TRANSITIONAL ARRANGEMENTS - 2022
PSY426 has been replaced by PSY416. Students that have completed PSY426 prior to 2022 should not complete PSY416.
PSY447 has been replaced by PSY447. Students that have completed PSY447 prior to 2022 should not complete PSY417.

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 UnitSE = Specialist ElectiveR = Research
Semester 1Semester 2
Year 1
SID403 Research SkillsCOSpecialist Elective (discipline specific research preparation unit)SE
SCI713 Honours Thesis #30 (repeatable)(30cp) RSCI713 Honours Thesis #30 (repeatable)(30cp) R

Part-time Study Plan

Legend:CO = Core UnitSE = Specialist ElectiveR = Research
Semester 1Semester 2
Year 1
SID403 Research SkillsCOSpecialist Elective (discipline specific research preparation unit)SE
SCI711 Honours Thesis #10 (repeatable) (10cp) RSCI711 Honours Thesis #10 (repeatable)(10cp) R
Year 2
SCI712 Honours Thesis #20 (repeatable)(20cp) RSCI712 Honours Thesis #20 (repeatable)(20cp)R

Specialist Elective Availability by Discipline

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

PHM526 Research Design
PHM552 Epidemiology
HEA562 Practice Evaluation Strategies
PSY416 Ethics and Professional Issues (replaces PSY426)
PSY417 Research Methods and Practice (replaces PSY447)
or
Unit approved by the project supervisor and honours coordinator

PHM519 Clinical Trials and Other Intervention Studies (replaces PHM524 from 2021)
PHM527 Research, Ethics and Impact (new title 2021)
PHM553 Biostatistics
PHM588 Qualitative Research (new title 2021)
or
Unit approved by the project supervisor and honours coordinator
Information Technology
Unit approved by the project supervisor and honours coordinatorUnit 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 UnitSE = Specialist ElectiveR = Research
Semester 1Semester 2
Year 1
  Specialist Elective (discipline specific research preparation unit)SE
  SCI713 Honours Thesis #30 (repeatable)(30cp)R
Year 2
SID403 Research SkillsCO  
SCI713 Honours Thesis #30 (repeatable)(30cp)R  

Part-time Study Plan

Legend:CO = Core UnitSE = Specialist ElectiveR = Research
Semester 1Semester 2
Calendar Year 1
  Specialist Elective (discipline specific research preparation unit)SE
  SCI711 Honours Thesis #10 (repeatable)(10cp)R
Calendar Year 2
SID403 Research SkillsCOSCI712 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 1Semester 2
Environmental Science
ENV511 Statistical Methods for Impact Analysis
or
Unit approved by the project supervisor and honours coordinator
 
Health and Clinical Science

PHM526 Research Design
PHM552 Epidemiology
HEA562 Practice Evaluation Strategies
PSY416 Ethics and Professional Issues (replaces PSY426)
PSY417 Research Methods and Practice (replaces PSY447)
or
Unit approved by the project supervisor and honours coordinator

PHM519 Clinical Trials and Other Intervention Studies (replaces PHM524 from 2021)
PHM527 Research, Ethics and Impact (new title 2021)
PHM553 Biostatistics
PHM588 Qualitative Research (new title 2021)
or
Unit approved by the project supervisor and honours coordinator
Information Technology
Unit approved by the project supervisor and honours coordinatorUnit approved by the project supervisor and honours coordinator

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

Entry requirements

Admission criteria

Successful completion of a recognised bachelor degree or equivalent international qualification in a science, biomedical science, environment or information technology discipline with at least a credit average (GPA of 5.00).

Additional admission requirements

Applicants must contact the College at CEITE-admin-ops-services@cdu.edu.au to discuss a potential project and supervision prior to submitting an application. In addition to a credit average (GPA of 5.00), you are required to have a project topic and project supervisor who has agreed to supervise your project before admission is approved.

Essential requirements

Criminal history check: The completion of a research project in some disciplines may require an Ochre Card or equivalent.

English language requirements

To gain entry into Charles Darwin University, all Higher Education applicants must satisfy the University's English Language Proficiency Requirements for their chosen course of study. International applicants will be required to supply evidence of this at the time of application.

The minimum English language requirement for this course is met by either undertaking previous education in an English-speaking country or undertaking one of the following English language tests and obtaining the minimum requirements listed below.

IELTS Academic ModuleA minimum overall score of 6.0 with no band less than 6.0.
Cambridge Advanced English (CAE)A minimum overall score of 169, with no skill below 169.
Common European Framework Certificate of English ProficiencyA minimum overall grade of B2.
Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic moduleA minimum overall score of 50 with no score lower than 50.
TOEFL Internet-based Test (iBT)A minimum overall score of 60 and a minimum writing score of 21.

* All tests are valid for two years from the date of the test to the date of commencement at CDU, unless otherwise specified.
* Where applicable, international applicants must also satisfy the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) English language requirements for student visa applications.

Do you have a question regarding English requirements at CDU? Please email: international@cdu.edu.au.

 

ATAR profile

There are no statistics available for this course. It may be that the course is new or the profile data is unavailable.

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Course details

Accreditation

This course is accredited by the University in accordance with the Higher Education Standards.

Inherent Requirements

There are inherent requirements for this course. Students must read and understand the requirements for this course.

Australian qualification framework

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

Student profile

The table below gives an indication of the likely peer cohort for new students in this course. It provides data on students that commenced this course and passed the census date in Semester 1, 2021.

Applicant background (Semester one intake 2021)No. of Students% of all Students
A. Higher education study
(includes a bridging or enabling course)
6 100.0
B. Vocational education and training (VET) study<5N/P
C. Work and life experience
(Admitted on the basis of previous achievement not in the other three categories)
<5N/P
D. Recent secondary education
  • Admitted solely on the basis of ATAR

(regardless of whether this includes the consideration of adjustment factors such as equity or subject bonus points)

<5N/P
  • Admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were considered

(e.g. portfolio, audition, extra offer conditional on minimum ATAR)

<5N/P
  • Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR was not a factor

(e.g. special consideration, audition alone, schools recommendation scheme with no minimum ATAR requirement)

<5N/P
International students<5N/P
All students 6 100.0

Notes
"<5" - the number of students is less than 5
N/A - Students not accepted in this category
N/P - Not published: the number is hidden to prevent calculation of numbers in cells with less than 5 students.

Additional information

Can offers be deferred?
Yes
Award
Bachelor of Science Honours
Faculty/College
College of Engineering, IT and Environment
Sector
HE
Area of study
Science, Environmental Science and Management

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.auPhone:(08) 8946 7766 or 1800 061 963 (free call)

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There are many ways to apply to CDU. The method you use depends on your course type, where you live and whether you are a new or returning student to CDU.

Remember to apply early for your best chance at securing an offer to study with us.

SATAC

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

UAC

UAC is the application channel for residents of NSW.

International applications

Applications must be submitted online through our application portal, Studylink. You'll need a valid email address to create your online account. Once you have started your application, you will be able to save it and resume it later. There is no application fee when you apply online.

You may be able to lodge a direct application; however, there may be restrictions on your geographic location. If you cannot submit a direct application via the application portal, please apply through one of our registered agents.

Apply through StudyLink or through an Agent.

If you do not meet any of the criteria above please visit Pathways to study to view the options available to you.

SATAC/UAC codes

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

CRICOS codes

Location
CRICOS Code
Alice Springs campus
0101045
Casuarina campus
0101045

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