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Honours research journey

The Honours research journey is a guide through the different stages of your Honours degree. Use this journey as a reference point for the steps you will need to take, the timelines by which you must complete each step and to identify the help available to you throughout the journey.

Considering an Honours degree

What is an Honours degree?

An Honours degree is the fourth year of study at undergraduate level, which usually includes coursework units and a research thesis or project.

Entry to the Honours program is based on outstanding performance in the first three years of the undergraduate course together with the potential to undertake an independent project and research work.

Students must be invited to participate in an Honours program, with invitations sent to those students with a course average of 70% or higher.

Some four-year degrees include Honours within their fourth year. For example, the Bachelor degree courses in engineering are all four-year programs.

Before you apply

Potential Honours students should contact their School Honours Coordinator  prior to the submission of an Application for Admission form to discuss potential research topics and supervisor availability.

Academic Rules

The Edith Cowan University Rules (Admission, Enrolment and Academic Progress) govern all aspects of admission, enrolment and academic progress through courses at the University. These rules are outlined in detail in both the Undergraduate and Postgraduate Handbooks.

Specific course requirements for Honours programs are outlined in the Future Students web pages.

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