Bachelor of Science (Honours)

Federation University Australia

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00103D

The Bachelor of Science (Honours) is a fourth-year for graduates of all Science, Information Technology and Mathematical Science undergraduate degrees. The course serves as a prelude to a higher degree in research or advanced professional practice in careers that entail complex research work.The honours year consists of the core research project, as well as course work studies in research methodologies, communication, and the preparation of a literature review. A significant proportion (over one half) of the work in this course is the research project, which culminates in the submission of an Honours thesis. The aim of this course is to develop skills and experience in the type of work involved in postgraduate research studies.The range of study areas in which we offer supervision include computing at a professional level for students with sufficient background in computing or information technology, and research based studies in all science disciplines, including Biomedical Science, Biotechnology, Environmental and Conservation Science, Food and Nutrition, Geoscience, Mathematical Sciences and Veterinary and Wildlife Science.The research project allows you to pursue your area of interest in some depth whilst practising the investigative skills that are important in research. In particular, you will develop skills in finding the latest work published about your area of interest, and in assimilating and analysing this information. Course work also focusses on the preparation of a detailed research plan, designing and carrying out experimental research and writing up the results of your research. You will also learn how to communicate these findings to other people by giving seminars on your work and assembling your work in the form of a thesis.


120 credit points over 1 year.


  • Research methods and ethical practice, Independent guided reading, Elective studies related to academic discipline, Research Thesis 1 & 2.

Standard entry requirements

Entry requirements (year 12)N/AEntry requirements (non year 12)Applicants must have successfully completed an undergraduate degree with a relevant Applied Science major. Students must have obtained an average of D (Grade Point Average 6.0) or better in the third year or in a relevant major sequence. Applicants who wish to enter the course but who do not completely fulfil these requirements, you may present a case in writing to the Dean for consideration.Applicants must have the support of a supervisor, and a proposed research project. Applicants must complete and submit the Research Proposal Form with their application.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Berwick International: $30,030 Yes
  • Full-time : 1 year
Gippsland (Churchill) International: $30,030 Yes
  • Full-time : 1 year
Mount Helen (Ballarat) International: $30,030 Yes
  • Full-time : 1 year

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