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.
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:
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:
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.
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