The Bachelor of Science (Degree with Honours) programs are prescribed 100-point programs (equivalent to eight 12.5-point subjects) comprising Advanced Coursework and Research Project components.
The balance between the advanced coursework and research project components may vary from program to program, with each comprising at least 25 points and no more than 75 points of the 100-point program.
Duration and commencement of honours programs
The duration of the Bachelor of Science (Degree with Honours) programs is approximately 36 weeks within a total duration of 40 weeks for Semester 1 entrants, and approximately 36 weeks within a total duration of 46 weeks for semester 2 entrants. Not all programs are available as mid year entry. Refer to individual program entries for details.
The dates of the honours programs may vary between programs.
For Semester 2 entrants, up to ten weeks of leave may be taken within this 46-week period, in negotiation with the supervisor.
Honours Program - Food Science - Sample Course Plan
|Semester 1 - Research (25 points) and Coursework (25 points)|
|Food Science Research ProjectCore||25|
Food Science Research Project
|Critical Thinking in ResearchCore||12.5|
Critical Thinking in Research
|Semester 1 - SELECT ONE OF THE FOLLOWING ELECTIVES|
|Research Philosophies and StatisticsElective||12.5|
Research Philosophies and Statistics
This subject should give students knowledge of a range of research methodologies and underlying philosophies, and sophisticated statistical tools to design laboratory and field experiments and field surveys, and effectively and appropriately analyse these data sets in agriculture, horticulture and land management. Upon completion of the subject, students should be able to: formulate research questions and hypotheses, and implement hypotheses testing, to satisfy research needs in different disciplines, including field research and economics; recognise, understand and apply concepts of study design (such as observational studies versus designed experiments, confounding, replication, ran...
Detailed Information MAST40001
|Introduction To Biomedical ResearchElective||12.5|
Introduction To Biomedical Research
This subject uses a structured approach to introduce students to processes and strategies at the core of modern biomedical research. In a series of 10 x 2hr tutorials, students are guided through the need for – and tools of – testable hypothesis formulation, data management and evaluation, data presentation, and research outcome communication. Specific case examples of experimental design and statistical testing techniques are considered. In the course of this, students are introduced to appropriate statistical approaches and software. Ethical practices relevant to both animal and human experimental biomedical research are reviewed and inculcated. Broad issues relating to research conduct...
Detailed Information BIOM40001
|SEMESTER 2 - RESEARCH (50 POINTS)|
|Food Science Research ProjectCore||50|
Food Science Research Project