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Bachelor of Applied Science (Honours) - 223ZA

Course Code: 223ZA
Course Version: 1
Location: UC - Canberra, Bruce
Faculty: Faculty of Science and Technology
Discipline(s): Academic Program Area - Science
CRICOS Code: 007100F
Selection Rank: N/A
English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0

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.

Career opportunities

  • Research assistant
  • Research fellow
  • Research officer
  • Science communicator
  • Science technical writer
  • Public servant
  • Policy officer

 Course-specific information

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.

Enquiries

Prospective Domestic Students
Email study@canberra.edu.au or Phone 1800 UNI CAN (1800 864 226)
Prospective International Students
Email international@canberra.edu.au or Phone +61 2 6201 5342
Current and Commencing Students
Please contact the University Student Centre by Email student.centre@canberra.edu.au or Phone 1300 301 727

Admission Requirements

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.

Periods Course is Open to New Admissions

Year Location Domestic International
2020 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
2021 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
2022 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2

Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

Notes for Domestic Applicants

Applicants are advised to check supervision availability for their research topic via email to SciTech-HonoursScience@canberra.edu.au prior to putting in an application.

Notes for International Applicants

Applicants are advised to check supervision availability for their research topic via email to SciTech-HonoursScience@canberra.edu.au prior to putting in an application.

Course Requirements

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

Awards

Award(s) Official Abbreviation
Bachelor of Applied Science (Honours) BAppSc (Hons)

Unit Delivery Modes

The University offers a wide range of delivery options to help you balance study with other commitments. Units within this degree may be available to be studied in the following delivery modes:

    UC - Canberra, Bruce

      On Campus: The unit is delivered on-campus and face to face, supplemented with online content. Most classes are run on weekdays and during business hours.

To find out more about delivery modes that are available for units in this course please visit

Information for Fee Paying Students

Year Domestic International
2020 CSP $34,100

The fees detailed above 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.


Professional Accreditation

None.

Course Duration

2 semesters full-time over 9.5 months, 4 semesters part-time over 19 months; maximum 4 semesters.

Honours

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.

Offerings

  • Past Offerings
    • 2012->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2013->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2014->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2015->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2016->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2017->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2018->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2019->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal

Enrolment Numbers

View the number of student enrolments for the previous full year. Please note that course numbers are indicative only and in no way reflect individual class sizes.

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