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Bachelor of Science (Honours) - CG84

Study the Bachelor of Science (Honours) and continue undergraduate studies at a higher level by pursuing an independent research project in an area of interest.

DOMESTIC
STUDY MODES

On Campus, Online

UNITS/CREDITS

4/48

DURATION

1 years full-time, 2 years part-time

AVAILABILITY

Rockhampton, Online

PREREQUISITES

Completed Bachelor degree, refer to Entry Requirements below

RECOMMENDED STUDY

No recommended study required

The Bachelor of Science (Honours) course allows you the opportunity to continue undergraduate studies at a higher level by pursuing an independent research project in an area of interest. Projects are completed under the supervision of an academic member of staff and provide you with an opportunity to develop new skills, generate new information and/or distil new ideas out of existing knowledge, whilst specialising in your chosen field.

Core Units 4 Major Units None
Electives None Minor Units None

COURSE STRUCTURE
You are required to complete four core units.

UNIT INFORMATION
For information on the units, you could study as part of this course, visit the Handbook and select the "Course Structure" tab.

CREDIT TRANSFER INFORMATION
If you have already completed study relevant to the course you have enrolled in, you may be eligible for credit transfer.

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On-Campus Availability

Term 1 - 2023Rockhampton
Term 2 - 2023Rockhampton

Online Availability

Term 1 - 2023Available Online
Term 2 - 2023Available Online
Majors and minors are not applicable to this course.
Work-integrated learning does not apply to this course.
This course has no residential schools.

Student Profile

If you would like to read about the student profile for this course view our Course and Entry Score Profile for Term 1, 2022.

Institute Profile

To find out about CQUniversity's Undergraduate Profile for Term 1, 2022 view our Institute Profile.

To be eligible for entry into this course, applicants must demonstrate the following:

  • A completed Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) equivalent Bachelor degree, achieving a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 5.0, achieved within the second and third year of studies.

Note: Entry into this course is dependent on an approved project/dissertation topic and the availability for an appropriate supervisor. Applicants can contact the Head of Course (hmas-admin@cqu.edu.au) to discuss available projects. Please review the More Details tab for further information.

English Language Proficiency Requirements

If you were not born in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa or United States of America, you are required to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements set by the University.

Applicants are required to provide evidence of completion of:

  • A secondary qualification (Year 11 and 12, or equivalent), or
  • An Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) diploma level qualification, or
  • Bachelor level qualification study for a period of at least 2 years fulltime with a minimum overall GPA 4.0

completed within Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, South Africa, Ireland, or United States of America, which will meet the English proficiency.

If you do not satisfy any of the above, you will need to undertake an English language proficiency test and achieve the following scores:

  • An International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic) overall band score of at least 6.0 overall with a minimum 5.5 in each subset; or
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - Requires 550 or better overall and minimum TWE score of 4.5 (Paper Based Test), or 75 or better overall and no score less than 17 (Internet Based Test); or
  • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) - Requires an overall score of 54 with no sub-score less than 46; or
  • An Occupational English Test with Grades A or B only in each of the four components.

English test results remain valid for no more than two years between final examination date and the date of commencement of study, and must appear on a single result certificate.

International Students should visit http://www.cqu.edu.au/international for further information.

Each student will be assessed individually.

Security Requirements

No information available at this time.

Health Requirements

No information available at this time.

Assumed Knowledge

It is recommended that students wishing to apply for entry into the CG84 Bachelor of Science (Honours) course have completed prior studies in one of the following fields:

  • Agricultural science
  • Analytical science
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Environmental science 
  • Exercise / sports science
  • Molecular science / Biotechnology
  • Medical science
  • Paramedic science


Please note this is not a comprehensive list, and students who have obtained a Bachelors degree in other fields may apply for entry into the CG84 Bachelor of Science Honours course. 




An honours degree provides the opportunity to continue undergraduate studies at a higher level, specialising in a particular area of interest. An honours degree is a rigorous and scholarly course of further study, which develops your ability to generate new information and distil new ideas out of existing knowledge. Candidates with honours degrees are particularly sought after by employers and can choose from more interesting research and development positions because of their extra skills and proven abilities. Honours courses can also provide a pathway to research higher degree study. Completing an honours degree involves an additional full-time year of study (of the ebullient) following completion of a bachelor course.

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2022 Indicative Fees
Fee TypeFees
Commonwealth Supported Place – Indicative First Year Fee$8,020.00

Indicative first-year fee

The fees listed are indicative only and based on enrolling in a full-time study load for one academic year (generally, this is eight units over two terms) for a Commonwealth Supported Place. Your actual fees may vary depending on the units you select and the number you study per term. Fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change. Understanding your fees

Commonwealth support and government assistance loans

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Other study costs

Part of your course costs includes Student Services and Amenities Fees (SSAF). There may also be additional costs as part of your studies such as textbooks, technology expenses, travel expenses, professional certifications, uniforms, or vaccinations. Other study costs

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Tertiary Admission Centre codes are not applicable for this course.

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