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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 44 courses

Honours (Undergraduate)(44)
Bachelor of Arts (Arts Management) Honours
View Course 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. Students are required to complete a series of prep...

Study Mode: Full-time  Delivery Mode: On-campus
Duration: 1 year full-time
Bachelor of Arts (Dance) Honours
View Course 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. Involves learning in the theories of dance and related disciplines which underpin the basis of a research project....

Study Mode: Full-time  Delivery Mode: On-campus
Duration: 1 year full-time
Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) Honours
View Course Provides advanced, research based studies in psychology.

Study Mode: Full-time, Part-time  Delivery Mode: Mixed
Duration: 1 year full-time or equivalent part-time
Bachelor of Arts Honours
View Course The Bachelor of Arts Honours is a one year course for students who have demonstrated strong academic ability in their undergraduate Bachelor of Arts degree. It consists of coursework and the preparation of a thesis. Honours candidates are accepted in disciplines offered as majors in the relevant...

Study Mode: Full-time, Part-time  Delivery Mode: On-campus
Duration: 1 year full-time or equivalent part-time
Bachelor of Business Honours
View Course The Bachelor of Business Honours is for students who have completed and demonstrated strong academic ability in their Bachelor of Business. This course is designed to provide students with the opportunity to undertake research on a critical issue, developing knowledge and applying research methods i...

Study Mode: Full-time, Part-time  Delivery Mode: On-campus
Duration: 1 year full-time or equivalent part-time
Bachelor of Communications Honours
View Course This Honours course consists of a fourth year of study for students who have completed the third year of the Bachelor of Communications. Students who are interested in postgraduate research studies are encouraged to apply for admission to the Honours year. Students can complete Bachelor of C...

Study Mode: Full-time, Part-time  Delivery Mode: On-campus
Duration: 1 year full-time or equivalent part-time
Bachelor of Computer Science Honours
View Course The honours course consists of a fourth year after students have completed a Bachelor of Computer Science or equivalent.

Study Mode: Full-time, Part-time  Delivery Mode: On-campus
Duration: 1 year full-time or equivalent part-time
Bachelor of Creative Industries Honours
View Course This Honours course consists of a fourth year of study for students who have completed the third year of the Bachelor of Creative Industries course. Students who are interested in postgraduate research studies are encouraged to apply for admission to the Honours year. Students can complete Bac...

Study Mode: Full-time, Part-time  Delivery Mode: On-campus
Duration: 1 year full-time or equivalent part-time
Bachelor of Criminology and Justice Honours
View Course This Honours course is designed for those students who demonstrate strong academic abilities and who wish to pursue a career in academia or research within the field of Criminology and Justice. It is designed to provide a substantial intellectual challenge to eligible students, while consolidatin...

Study Mode: Full-time, Part-time  Delivery Mode: Online
Duration: 1 year full-time or equivalent part-time
Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical) Honours
View Course Chemical Engineering is one of the cornerstones of engineering education (alongside Civil, Mechanical and Electrical). In broad terms Chemical Engineering is concerned with the application of knowledge from an understanding of how materials and chemicals interact or can be converted in some way to a...

Study Mode: Full-time, Part-time  Delivery Mode: On-campus
Duration: 4 years full-time or equivalent part-time
Bachelor of Engineering (Civil and Environmental) Honours
View Course Includes a range of studies in Civil Engineering combined with a special focus on the impacts that engineering projects have on the environment. Many engineering projects, especially those that may impact on the quality of land, water and air, require detailed environmental analysis to identify a...

Study Mode: Full-time, Part-time  Delivery Mode: On-campus
Duration: 4 years full-time or equivalent part-time
Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) Honours
View Course 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. Areas of study within the Civil Engineering course include a foundation in ph...

Study Mode: Full-time, Part-time  Delivery Mode: On-campus
Duration: 4 years full-time or equivalent part-time
Bachelor of Engineering (Computer Systems) Honours
View Course Computer systems engineering is the synergistic combination of electronic engineering and computer science. Computer systems engineers have a wide knowledge of digital and analogue electronic systems and a detailed understanding of computer architecture, software design and hardware-software interfa...

Study Mode: Full-time, Part-time  Delivery Mode: On-campus
Duration: 4 years full-time or equivalent part-time
Bachelor of Engineering (Computer Systems) Honours Bachelor of Computer Science
View Course There is a growing demand in high-technology industries and research centres, especially in the areas of information technology and telecommunications, for engineers with knowledge and professional skills in project management, software development and relevant areas of engineering.  While speciali...

Study Mode: Full-time, Part-time  Delivery Mode: On-campus
Duration: 5 years full-time or equivalent part-time
Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical Power) Honours
View Course Electrical power engineering is a well established engineering discipline encompassing electrical power generation, transmission and distribution, power electronics, electromechanical systems, and renewable energy. Graduates of the course will be conversant in electrical and electronic engineering,...

Study Mode: Full-time, Part-time  Delivery Mode: On-campus
Duration: 4 years full-time or equivalent part-time
Bachelor of Engineering (Electronics and Communications) Honours
View Course The Bachelor of Engineering (Electronics and Communications) 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 communciations systems development. ...

Study Mode: Full-time, Part-time  Delivery Mode: On-campus
Duration: 4 years full-time or equivalent part-time
Bachelor of Engineering (Instrumentation, Control and Automation) Honours
View Course Instrumentation control and automation engineering is the integration of electrical, electronic and computing engineering with control engineering for the development of intelligent control systems to automate monitoring, processing, and production in different engineering industries. Areas of s...

Study Mode: Full-time, Part-time  Delivery Mode: On-campus
Duration: 4 years full-time or equivalent part-time
Bachelor of Engineering (Marine and Offshore Systems) Honours
View Course This course is offered in collaboration with the Australian Maritime College at the University of Tasmania in Launceston, Tasmania.  Marine and Offshore Systems engineers are involved with the design, manufacture, deployment and commissioning of systems associated with the marine and offshore o...

Study Mode: Full-time, Part-time  Delivery Mode: On-campus
Duration: 4 years full-time or equivalent part-time
Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) Honours
View Course Mechanical engineering is the branch of engineering that deals with the design, manufacture and maintenance of mechanical components and moving systems. Areas of study within the Mechanical Engineering course include a foundation in physical and engineering sciences along with engineering mechan...

Study Mode: Full-time, Part-time  Delivery Mode: On-campus
Duration: 4 years full-time or equivalent part-time
Bachelor of Engineering (Mechatronics) Honours
View Course Mechatronics engineering is the integration of electrical, electronic, and computer engineering with mechanical and industrial engineering enabling the development of intelligent machines and advanced manufacturing and processing systems. Areas of study within mechatronics include mechanics, comp...

Study Mode: Full-time, Part-time  Delivery Mode: On-campus
Duration: 4 years full-time or equivalent part-time
Bachelor of Engineering (Mechatronics) Honours Bachelor of Technology (Motorspor...
View Course This double degree program combines the Bachelor of Engineering (Mechatronics) Honours course with the Bachelor of Technology (Motorsports) course. Mechatronics engineering is the integration of electrical, electronic and computing engineering with mechanical engineering enabling the development...

Study Mode: Full-time, Part-time  Delivery Mode: On-campus
Duration: 5 years full-time or equivalent part-time
Bachelor of Engineering (Naval Architecture) Honours
View Course This course is offered in collaboration with the Australian Maritime College at the University of Tasmania in Launceston, Tasmania. Naval architects are professional engineers who design and oversee the construction and repair of marine craft and various offshore structures. This includes naval...

Study Mode: Full-time, Part-time  Delivery Mode: On-campus
Duration: 4 years full-time or equivalent part-time
Bachelor of Engineering (Ocean Engineering) Honours
View Course This course is offered in collaboration with the Australian Maritime College at the University of Tasmania in Launceston, Tasmania.  Ocean engineers are involved in the design of some of the largest, most complex, and most expensive structures produced by humankind. These include offshore struct...

Study Mode: Full-time, Part-time  Delivery Mode: On-campus
Duration: 4 years full-time or equivalent part-time
Bachelor of Engineering Honours Bachelor of Business
View Course There is a growing demand in high-technology industries and research centres for engineers who also have knowledge and professional skills in business, management and finance.  While providing a major area of study in any one of the Chemical, Civil, Mechanical, Mechatronics, Instrumentation Control...

Study Mode: Full-time, Part-time  Delivery Mode: On-campus
Duration: 5 years full-time or equivalent part-time
Bachelor of Engineering Honours Bachelor of Science
View 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. There is a growing demand in high-technology industries and research centres for engineers with multidisciplinary skills in technolog...

Study Mode: Full-time, Part-time  Delivery Mode: On-campus
Duration: 5 years full-time or equivalent part-time
Bachelor of Event, Sport and Recreation Management Honours
View Course This Honours course is for students who have completed and demonstrated strong academic ability in their Bachelor of Event, Sport and Recreation Management. The course provides students with the opportunity to undertake research on a critical issue, developing knowledge and applying research met...

Study Mode: Full-time, Part-time  Delivery Mode: On-campus
Duration: 1 year full-time or equivalent part-time
Bachelor of Health Science Honours
View Course 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. Graduates will have coherent and advanced knowledge of the underlying principles and concepts in a population health discipline a...

Study Mode: Full-time, Part-time  Delivery Mode: On-campus
Duration: 1 year full-time or equivalent part-time
Bachelor of Hospitality Management Honours
View Course This Honours course is for students who have completed and demonstrated strong academic ability in their Bachelor of Hospitality Management, or Bachelor of Hospitality and Tourism Management. The course provides students with the opportunity to undertake research on a critical issue, developing...

Study Mode: Full-time, Part-time  Delivery Mode: On-campus
Duration: 1 year full-time or equivalent part-time
Bachelor of Information Technology Honours
View Course The honours course consists of a fourth year after students have completed the third year of a Bachelor of Information Technology degree.

Study Mode: Full-time, Part-time  Delivery Mode: On-campus
Duration: 1 year full-time or equivalent part-time
Bachelor of Music Honours
View Course The honours year provides music students with an introduction to research whilst focusing on advanced practical skills. It prepares students for entry into the music profession or as a stepping stone to further postgraduate studies in Music. Disciplines offered for specialisation include: classic...

Study Mode: Full-time, Part-time  Delivery Mode: On-campus
Duration: 1 year full-time or equivalent part-time
Bachelor of Science (Applied and Analytical Chemistry) Honours
View Course The honours degree is a fourth year of study at undergraduate level, which typically includes some coursework units and a research thesis or project.

Study Mode: Full-time, Part-time  Delivery Mode: On-campus
Duration: 1 year full-time or equivalent part-time
Bachelor of Science (Biological Sciences) Honours
View Course An Honours degree is a fourth year of study at undergraduate level, which typically includes some coursework units and a research thesis or project. It is expected that students who are interested in study at this level will consult the relevant course coordinator before making application for ad...

Study Mode: Full-time, Part-time  Delivery Mode: On-campus
Duration: 1 year full-time or equivalent part-time
Bachelor of Science (Environmental Management) Honours
View Course An Honours degree is a fourth year of study at undergraduate level, which typically includes some coursework units and a research thesis or project. It is expected that students who are interested in study at this level will consult the relevant course coordinator before making application for ad...

Study Mode: Full-time, Part-time  Delivery Mode: On-campus
Duration: 1 year full-time or equivalent part-time
Bachelor of Science (Mathematics) Honours
View Course An Honours degree is a fourth year of study at undergraduate level, which typically includes some coursework units and a research thesis or project.

Study Mode: Full-time, Part-time  Delivery Mode: On-campus
Duration: 1 year full-time or equivalent part-time
Bachelor of Science (Medical Science) Honours
View Course Students who are interested in study this Honours degree should consult the Medical Science Honours Coordinator before making an application for admission.

Study Mode: Full-time, Part-time  Delivery Mode: On-campus
Duration: 1 year full-time or equivalent part-time
Bachelor of Science (Occupational Therapy) Honours
View Course Students will develop an understanding of the factors that affect occupational performance in areas of self-care, education, work, social participation, play and leisure for individuals, groups and populations through the lifespan. Fieldwork provides students with valuable learning experiences in a...

Study Mode: Full-time, Part-time  Delivery Mode: On-campus
Duration: 4 years full-time or equivalent part-time
Bachelor of Science (Physics) Honours
View Course An Honours degree is a fourth year of study at undergraduate level, which typically includes some coursework units and a research thesis or project.

Study Mode: Full-time, Part-time  Delivery Mode: On-campus
Duration: 1 year full-time or equivalent part-time
Bachelor of Science (Psychology) Honours
View Course Provides advanced, research based studies in Psychology.

Study Mode: Full-time, Part-time  Delivery Mode: Mixed
Duration: 1 year full-time or equivalent part-time
Bachelor of Science (Security) Honours
View Course An Honours degree is a fourth year of study at undergraduate level, which typically includes some coursework units and a research thesis or project. During the Honours course, students complete a research project on a topic negotiated between them and their academic supervisor. It is expecte...

Study Mode: Full-time, Part-time  Delivery Mode: On-campus
Duration: 1 year full-time or equivalent part-time
Bachelor of Science (Sports Science) Honours
View Course An Honours degree is a fourth year of study at undergraduate level for students who have shown an aptitude for and an ability to undertake research. Honours typically includes some coursework units and a research thesis or project. Students accepted to this honours program may undertake stud...

Study Mode: Full-time, Part-time  Delivery Mode: On-campus
Duration: 1 year full-time or equivalent part-time
Bachelor of Social Science Honours
View Course For students who have demonstrated strong academic ability in their Bachelor degrees. The course enhances knowledge and research skills which can be applied in varied professional roles in Community Services. Candidates are accepted in fields such as Children and Family Studies, Disability Stu...

Study Mode: Full-time, Part-time  Delivery Mode: On-campus, Online
Duration: 1 year full-time or equivalent part-time
Bachelor of Speech Pathology Honours
View Course The profession of speech pathology deals with the science and social impact of communication and swallowing disorders, which may be acquired or developmental, and are caused by cognitive and/or physical impairment. This course teaches students to become speech pathologists and covers the full ran...

Study Mode: Full-time, Part-time  Delivery Mode: On-campus
Duration: 4 years full-time or equivalent part-time
Bachelor of Sport Management Honours
View Course This Honours course is for students who have completed and demonstrated strong academic ability in their Bachelor of Sport Management. The course provides students with the opportunity to undertake research on a critical issue, developing knowledge and applying research methods in their disciplin...

Study Mode: Full-time, Part-time  Delivery Mode: On-campus
Duration: 1 year full-time or equivalent part-time
Bachelor of Tourism Management Honours
View Course This Honours course is for students who have completed and demonstrated strong academic ability in their Bachelor of Tourism Management, or Bachelor of Hospitality and Tourism Management. The course provides students with the opportunity to undertake research on a critical issue, developing know...

Study Mode: Full-time, Part-time  Delivery Mode: On-campus
Duration: 1 year full-time or equivalent part-time
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