Have you enjoyed working in the lab conducting experiments throughout your undergraduate Science degree? Studying a Bachelor of Science (Honours) will give you the chance to deepen your skills and understanding in an area of science that interests you. It’s the perfect next step to give you the edge in achieving your career goals.

Degree type



1 year full-time

Commencing terms

Semester 1

Program code


Delivery mode

On campus

Studyat Canberra

TheBachelor ofScience(Honours)consists ofone-yearfull-timestudy at Canberra.Over theyear, you’ll plan and implementaresearchproject on a topic of your choice.Youwill also complete coursework curated to help bolster yourresearchskills and knowledge of your chosen area of specialisation.At the end of the year, you’ll presentthis hard work and research in your Honours thesis.

ScienceHonoursstudentsoften pursueresearchinone of the followingdisciplines in the School ofScience:

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Within these disciplines,there is ample scope for you to pursue yourpassion. We have academics working on nuclear energy, environmentaland marine science, as well as number theory, natural resource management, astrophysics, and more.

World-class teaching &facilities

As aScienceHonoursstudent, you'llbe treated as part of the Canberraresearchcommunity,workingone-on-one with one of our world-class academics. You’ll study oncampusand have access toresearchmaterials andlaboratoriesalongsideourexperienced academics andSciencePhD students.

Learn more about our outstanding educators and their research in the School of Science.

Your career in science

After one extra year of full-time study, you willhave:

  • managedto completea significant independentresearchproject
  • a far greater understanding of your discipline’sscientificapproaches, perspectives, and traditions
  • substantially improved your analytical, writing, and problem-solving skills.

In short: you’ll be well-prepared to kickstart your career inscience.

WithScienceHonours, manygraduatesare eligible topursue a higher degree byresearchat amastersorPhDlevel.Others are well-placed with a competitive edge to find work elsewhere in government and industry.Graduates can pursue careers in:

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  • renewable energy
  • natural resource management.

Key contacts

Student Enquiries

T: (02) 5114 5000

Available to
Trainee Officers
ADF Current Serving Members
Non-Defence Students

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