|Selection rank||English language requirements||Duration||UAC code|
|Faculty||Discipline(s)||Location||Available teaching periods|
|Faculty of Science and Technology||
Academic Program Area - Science
| UC - Canberra, Bruce
||View teaching periods|
| 2022: Commonwealth Supported Place
Annual fee rates
The fees shown are the annual fee rates for the course. The annual rate is the fee that applies to standard full-time enrolment, which is 24 credit points. The final fee charged is based on the proportion of 24 credit points in which a student enrols. Students enrolled in a Commonwealth Support Place (CSP) are required to make a contribution towards the cost of their education, which is set by the Commonwealth Government. Information on Commonwealth Supported Places, HECS-HELP and how fees are calculated can be found here.
|Academic entry requirements||English language requirements||CRICOS code||Faculty|
|007100F||Faculty of Science and Technology|
|Discipline(s)||Location||Available teaching periods||Duration|
Academic Program Area - Science
| UC - Canberra, Bruce
||View teaching periods||1.0 years|
| 2022: $34,600 per year
Annual fee rates
The fees shown are the annual fee rates for the course. The annual rate is the fee that applies to standard full-time enrolment, which is 24 credit points. The final fee charged is based on the proportion of 24 credit points in which a student enrols. Information on how fees are calculated can be found here.
Academic entry requirements
To study at UC, you’ll need to meet our academic entry requirements and any admission requirements specific to your course. Please read your course admission requirements below. To find out whether you meet UC’s academic entry requirements, visit our academic entry requirements page.
Apply yourself with an honours degree in science
If you would like to make science your profession, then the Bachelor of Applied Science (Honours) will help boost your scientific abilities, enabling you to work towards an academic or research career in your area of choice. Whether you select to explore the fields of applied ecology, biomedical science or forensic science, you’ll undergo intensive research training and work one-on-one with professional supervisors who will mentor you in this challenging but highly rewarding program.
This flexible course can be undertaken either full-time or part-time, and you will undertake an original research project and investigate the methods, ethics and philosophy behind science research. Upon completion, you will graduate with an impressive professional research thesis, ready to advance your career path in the field of applied science research or use your honours degree as a stepping stone to a PhD.
Study a Bachelor of Applied Science (Honours) at UC and you will:
- conceive, plan and complete a piece of original research, with the assistance of a professional in the field
- learn how to critically evaluate information from a range of sources and test it for consistency within existing frameworks
- take a leading role in exploring the implications of research for your particular field of endeavour, in a broader context
- develop the ability to express your professional knowledge, understanding, ideas, arguments and opinions with confidence
- fine-tune your interpersonal and self-organisational skills, including the ability to work within a research group
- develop a knowledge of, and commitment to, the principles of scientific ethics and apply a professional attitude to your work.
Work Integrated Learning
Work Integrated Learning (WIL) is at the centre of the Bachelor of Applied Science (Honours) thesis. You’ll undertake your research project in a professional setting, either in-house at a UC research lab, or in collaboration with a chosen industry partner. Having such a visible WIL component to this course will benefit your future career enormously, proving that you have worked independently in a real-world science setting and have achieved impressive research outcomes. Previous honours projects have included collaborations with ACT Parks and Conservation, Australian Fisheries Management Authority, CSIRO, Canberra Hospital, Australian Federal Police, Agilent Technologies, Dionex and Imperial College London, among others.
- Research assistant
- Research fellow
- Research officer
- Science communicator
- Science technical writer
- Public servant
- Policy officer
Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree in applied science from a recognised tertiary institution, with a grade point average of 5.0 or higher in the final two years of the course, or possess qualifications deemed equivalent by the University's Admissions Committee. Places are limited in this course and selection is based principally on merit. Applicants are also required to obtain the agreement of a staff member to supervise their proposed project, prior to starting the course.
Applicants must normally have a Bachelor's degree in applied science from a recognised tertiary institution with a grade point average of 5.0 or higher in the final two years of the course, or possess qualifications deemed equivalent by the University's Admissions Committee. Places are limited. Normally not all candidates who are admissible are offered a place in the honours program, and selection is based principally on merit. Applicants are required to obtain the agreement of a staff member to supervise their proposed project.
Additional admission requirements
All applicants must submit the Honours Supplementary Form, which will provided for completion after the submission of an application for admission.
Periods course is open for new admissions
There are currently no formal credit transfer arrangements for entry to this course. Any previous study or work experience will only be considered as part of the application process in accordance with current course rules and university policy. Credit is not permitted towards completion of a graduate certificate.
Bachelor of Applied Science (Honours) (223ZA) | 24 credit points
In addition to course requirements, in order to successfully complete your course you may need to meet the inherent requirements. Please refer to the inherent requirements statement applicable to your course
UC - Canberra, Bruce
2 semesters full-time over 9.5 months, 4 semesters part-time over 19 months; maximum 4 semesters.
|Learning outcomes||Related graduate attributes|
|Critically evaluate information from a range of sources, testing it for consistency with existing frameworks of understanding, to frame research questions in their field of study and to organise and conduct a critical literature review and to apply an holistic approach to problem solving.||
AQF skills: Demonstrate cognitive and technical skills to review, analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge in the form of a literature review and research proposal to identify and provide solutions to complex problems with intellectual independence.
UC Generic skills: Communication; Analysis and inquiry; Problem-solving; Working independently and with others
|Develop the ability to work independently, taking responsibility for substantial elements of the planning and implementation of an original piece of research and to take a leading role in exploring the implications of that research for the particular field of endeavour and in a broader context.||
AQF skills: Working independently to apply knowledge and skills associated with planning and executing research.
UC Generic skills: Analysis and inquiry; Problem-solving; Working independently and with others.
|Develop an ability to express professional knowledge, understanding, ideas, argument and opinions with confidence and clarity; in both spoken and written form, with the effective use of communication aids.||
AQF skills: Application of knowledge and skills to demonstrate professionalism in the communication of the body of research to a variety of audiences, in both spoken and written forms.
UC Generic skills: Communication; Professionalism and social responsibility.
|Develop interpersonal and self-organisational skills including the ability to work within a research group and manage time, goals and priorities.||
AQF skills: Application of knowledge and skills to demonstrate responsibility and accountability for managing learning and collaborations within a broader research group.
UC Generic skills: Communication; Working independently and with others; Professionalism and social responsibility.
|Learn to conceive, plan and carry to completion a discrete piece of original research, in close association with a professional scientist in the field.||
AQF skills: Demonstrate cognitive and technical skills by synthesising information from a variety of sources and exercise critical thinking, problem solving and judgement to acquire new understanding related to the research area.
UC Generic skills: Analysis and inquiry; Problem-solving; Working independently and with others; Professionalism and social responsibility.
|Develop a knowledge of, and commitment to, the principles of scientific ethics and a professional attitude to their work, being independent and objective in their research and in giving professional advice.||
AQF skills: Application of knowledge and skills to demonstrate a commitment to ethical and professional practices in research.
UC Generic skills: Working independently and with others; Professionalism and social responsibility.
|Bachelor of Applied Science (Honours)||BAppSc (Hons)|
Completion of a 24 credit point Specific Core in Applied Science (Honours). The content of this core is defined by the Honours contract which is finalised in conjunction with your supervisor.
2020 enrolments for this course by location. Please note that enrolment numbers are indicative only and in no way reflect individual class sizes.
|UC - Canberra, Bruce||19|
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