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Bachelor of Science Honours

Course code Y92

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.

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Entry requirements

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

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Course code

Y92

Fees

Commonwealth supported - estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $8,900

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Duration

1 year full-time or part-time equivalent

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Availability & Campus

JO ML BU OL
Full-time
Part-time
JO - Joondalup BU - South West ML - Mount Lawley OL - Online

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Entry requirements

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

See Course Entry for further information.

Course code

Y92

CRICOS code

094063G

Fees

International onshore - estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $32,000

See Fees and Scholarships for further information

Duration

1 year full-time

See Course Details for further information.

Availability & Campus

JO ML BU OL
Full-time
Part-time
JO - Joondalup BU - South West ML - Mount Lawley OL - Online

See Course Details for further information.

Course Entry

Admission requirements you'll need to meet for this course.

Applications for this course are not accepted through ECU's Experience Based Entry Scheme.

Course Details

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Semester availability

Semester 1: Study full-time at Joondalup

Semester 1: Study part-time at Joondalup

Semester 2: Study full-time at Joondalup

Semester 2: Study part-time at Joondalup

Semester availability

Semester 1: Study full-time at Joondalup

Semester 2: Study full-time at Joondalup

Course Structure

Year 1 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
ASH5101Honours Thesis Preparation 120
RES5115Research Preparation: Principles and Approaches20
SCI5140Current Issues in Natural Sciences20
Year 1 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
ASH5106Honours Thesis60

Y92|2

For more detailed unit information for this course take a look at our Handbook. To organise your life for next semester visit the Semester timetable.

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Course notes

Important course notes

Course Learning Outcomes

  1. Apply advanced discipline knowledge, research skills and laboratory or field skills to plan and execute scientific research.
  2. Apply cognitive, discipline-relevant, and creative skills to investigate and a research question.
  3. Apply communication and collaboration skills to analyse, interpret, and disseminate research to peers and the scientific community.
  4. Use self-management skills to plan and execute an ethically-sound piece of research

Fees and Scholarships

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AUD $8,900 *

* Commonwealth supported - estimated 1st year indicative fee

The 'Estimated 1st year indicative fee' is provided as a guide only, based on a typical enrolment of students undertaking the first year of this course. At ECU, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee, so the total cost of your course will vary, depending on what units you choose. An indicative fee will be provided with your course offer, however you can use our Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you’ll need to pay. ECU fees are adjusted annually.

AUD $32,000 *

* International onshore - estimated 1st year indicative fee

The 'Estimated 1st year indicative fee' is provided as a guide only, based on a typical enrolment of students undertaking the first year of this course. At ECU, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee, so the total cost of your course will vary, depending on what units you choose. An indicative fee will be provided with your course offer, however you can use our Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you’ll need to pay. ECU fees are adjusted annually.

Scholarships

ECU has a scholarship program that provides many opportunities each year to students undertaking studies here.

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Career Opportunities

An honours degree provides increased opportunities for employment in all fields of science. For our graduates this may include Environmental Scientists, Biologists, Chemists, Environmental Consultants and many other positions.

Courses you can consider if you are interested in progressing further in this area.

Student
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"Anything is achievable"
Rebecca MacMillan, ECU Science graduate
Rebecca MacMillanECU Science graduate

Coming from a farming background, I was always interested in studying biology. So I made the decision to move here and begin my studies at ECU.

ECU offered me a course with exciting fieldwork and lecturers who were so welcoming. They even helped me find work experience positions! I have completed volunteer work at the Western Australian Herbarium.

I’ve learned that anything is achievable if you set your mind to it and focus on your goals and dreams.

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