Bachelor of Applied Science (Occupational Therapy) Honours

The information on this page applies to future students. Current students should refer to their faculty handbooks for course information.

Only available to current students from Bachelor of Applied Science (Occupational Therapy) pass program.

Prospective students should refer to the faculty handbook for detailed information about this program.
Health Sciences Handbook

The Honours program is a Faculty wide program and runs in tandem with the pass program. The program will equip students with the knowledge and practical skills needed to utilise and produce high quality research. They will also learn how to plan, conduct and write up a research project, under the guidance of senior research scholars within the Faculty. The program includes lectures and seminars with students from across the Disciplines in the Faculty in addition to individual research project supervision meetings.

Inherent Requirements for Occupational Therapy courses

Course outline

Honours subject areas

What is an honours subject area?

Honours Subject

Further course information

Typical workload and assessment

The focus of the Honours program is on individual research. With guidance, students will develop a research proposal in Year 3, and carry out their research in Year 4.

Year 3 In semester two of the third year, Honours students complete a research elective relevant to their chosen area of study, and a unit of study (Honours A: Research Design) that covers quantitative and qualitative research methods and assists them in developing their research proposal.

Year 4 In the fourth year of the program, Honours students enrol in two units of study (Honours B: Applied Research Skills and Honours C: Research Project). In these units they will learn how to analyse their data and interpret the results. They will also learn how to write up and present their research findings. The Honours program culminates in a presentation and the submission of a scholarly thesis for examination, in the form of a journal manuscript.

Honours students will then complete their last clinical placement in November/December.

Postgraduate research at the University

Studying for a higher degree by research in health sciences at the University of Sydney is a unique opportunity to push the frontiers of knowledge, develop and prove your critical abilities, and expand your career prospects.

Applying for honours

The Bachelor of Applied Science (Occupatonal Therapy) Honours degree is your chance to become a member of a community of health professionals committed to moving their career forward through research. Under a senior scholar, each student will develop research skills and make a significant contribution to the development of knowledge in their profession


Admission requirements

Entry to the Honours program is at the beginning of the third year of the undergraduate program. Applications open in Semester 2, Year 2. Eligibility for admission is based on performance during Years 1 and 2 of the pass degree. Selection of students into the Honours program is competitive, and based on the student's Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of at least 65. Students must also maintain at least a credit average over the course of the Honours program.

How to apply

Domestic students

How to apply

Internal applicants may apply Direct (Connect to Sydney Student) as a Course Transfer.

Domestic and International Student Timeline:

Applications open: 15 September 2015

Applications Close: 30 November 2015

Offers available: January 2016 via Sydney Student Portal notification

More Information about the acceptance and enrolment process.

International students

How to apply

Internal applicants may apply Direct (Connect to Sydney Student) as a Course Transfer.

More Information about the acceptance and enrolment process.