Bachelor of Design Computing (Honours)
For the Bachelor of Design Computing, the honours degree requires an extra year of full-time study engaged solely in a research task under the supervision of a member of academic staff. This is in addition to the three years of study for the pass degree.
The award of honours is an avenue by which the best students can be recognised. It provides training in research practice and methodology and provides evidence of your ability to formulate a problem, research and investigate it and to write a reasoned response to it. By its nature, an honours degree carries more weight or prestige than the pass degree. It is highly regarded by employers and other universities. Universities regard honours degrees as a training ground for higher research degrees such as the Doctor of Philosophy. Nowadays, a PhD is almost a prerequisite to a career in academia.
In order to qualify for the honours degree candidates must satisfy the requirements for the pass degree with a Weighted Average Mark of at least 70 and in addition successfully complete 48 credit points consisting of a research thesis. In their third year, students would normally enrol in the preparatory unit of study as an elective. Honours may only be undertaken on a full-time basis.
To apply for honours, please fill in the honours application forms.
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Faculties will be awarding Honours Scholarships on the basis of academic merit. Students currently enrolled at the University of Sydney or other universities intending to undertake an additional Honours year at the University of Sydney are eligible to apply.
Faculties also offering Honours Scholarships on the basis of equity plus merit are: Arts, Science, and Health Sciences. Students currently enrolled at the University of Sydney or other universities intending to undertake an additional Honours year at the University of Sydney are eligible to apply.
Application forms can be downloaded from the honours scholarships webpage or obtained from the Scholarships Unit, Mackie Bldg K01, University of Sydney NSW 2006
For list of scholarships available, please see our scholarships page.