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Honours

If you are passionate about a particular subject, an Honours program will enable you to explore this area of study in greater depth, as well as build your research experience and further develop the skills from your undergraduate studies.

In most programs, Honours is an additional year of study (a fourth year) at undergraduate level, and includes some coursework units and a research thesis or project.

Eligibility

Entrance to an Honours course is normally through invitation by the School to students with a WAM (weighted average mark) of 70% or higher. Students who have a course average close to 70% and who have demonstrated an aptitude for research and independent study may apply to be considered for Honours.

In certain four-year degrees, such as Engineering, dependent on the student's total weighted course average and the final year project mark, students may be automatically awarded an Honours degree.

An Honours year normally consists of:

  • Both research and coursework units
  • One semester’s coursework study
  • Preparing a research proposal and methodology
  • Presenting the research results in a thesis

Why Honours?

Honours will give you the first big chance to 'stretch your legs' on your very own research project. Participating in research while you’re studying your Bachelor degree is an excellent opportunity to find out what's involved in Higher Degree by Research (HDR), such as Masters by Research or a doctoral qualification (PhD), and whether it suits your aspirations and career ambitions.

An Honours degree will:

  • Fast track your entry into a PhD or Professional Doctorate without completing a Masters by Research. It will also put you into an advantageous position for obtaining a scholarship for your further research studies.
  • Further consolidate your writing, critical thinking, analytical, communication and research skills, hone your project management and problem-solving ability, and make you stand out from the crowd as a future leader in your field.
  • Give you enhanced employment opportunities and provide you with an advantage in any research or professional career you pursue.

Why do Honours instead of a Postgraduate Coursework Degree?

Postgraduate coursework programs (e.g. Graduate Diploma and Master by Coursework courses) are valuable for professional development, career change and career development.

Entry to most postgraduate coursework programs usually require a undergraduate degree and/or industry experience.

Honours programs provide high calibre undergraduate students with an opportunity to develop and extend their research skills.

We matched 23 courses.

A research-based course introducing students to the various methodologies associated with the collection, analysis and interpretation of both qualitative and quantitative data, focusing specifically on managerial issues within the arts industry.

Enables outstanding students to learn and apply practical, theoretical and research skills in either or both creative (choreographic or other media) and scholarly areas of dance.

Designed to provide students with the opportunity to undertake research on a critical issue, developing knowledge and applying research methods in their discipline area.

A fourth year of study for students who have completed a Bachelor of Computer Science, or equivalent. The course consists of two components, the first comprising a study of research methods, while the second takes the form of a major project.

Includes a range of studies in Civil Engineering combined with a special focus on the impacts that engineering projects have on the environment.

Civil engineering is the branch of engineering that deals with the design, construction and maintenance of the human-made environment, including buildings, roads, bridges, tunnels, dams and other large physical structures.

Computer systems engineering is the synergistic combination of electronic engineering and computer science.

While specialising in the engineering discipline areas of electronic systems, computer systems and communication systems, this double degree broadens the overall knowledge of students in areas which are complementary to their engineering skills.

This course combines the fundamental engineering disciplines of electronic systems and communication systems to provide graduates with skills in all aspects of analogue and digital circuit design, and communications systems development.

Mechanical engineering is the branch of engineering that deals with the design, manufacture and maintenance of mechanical components and moving systems.

This double degree program combines the Bachelor of Engineering (Mechatronics) Honours course with the Bachelor of Technology (Motorsports) course.

This double degree program provides students with the opportunity to become qualified engineers with a strong background in a complementary branch of applied science.

Qualifies individuals to apply a body of knowledge in a public health context to undertake professional work, and provides a pathway for research and further learning.

A fourth year of study for students who have completed a Bachelor of Information Technology, or equivalent. The course consists of two components, the first comprising of content units, while the second takes the form of a major project.

Provides music students with an introduction to research whilst focusing on advanced practical skills. The program prepares students for entry into the music profession or as a stepping stone to further postgraduate studies in music.

Ideal for students interested in independent research, this course involves a research thesis on the student's topic of choice, preparing them for a scientific research career.

Ideal for students interested in independent research, this course involves a research thesis on the student's topic of choice, preparing them for a scientific research career.

Ideal for students interested in independent research, this course involves a research thesis on the student's topic of choice, preparing them for a scientific research career.

This Honours program is a fourth year of study at undergraduate level, typically including some coursework units and a research thesis or project.

Allows the integration and participation of highly specialised Physics-trained students in the research programs of the University, and generates highly-skilled graduates to fulfil the future needs of Australian industry, academia and government.

A fourth year of study in which students complete a research project on an agreed topic.

Enables students to explore an area of study in greater depth, as well as build research experience and further develop the skills from their undergraduate studies.

Enhances students' knowledge and research skills which can be applied in the varied professional roles in community services.

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