Bachelor of Applied Science (Speech Pathology) Honours

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

Enhance your career through cutting-edge research. Available to meritorious students, the Bachelor of Applied Science (Speech Pathology) (Honours) program runs in tandem with the pass degree and equips you with the knowledge and practical skills needed to utilise and produce high quality research.

As an honours student, you will learn to plan, conduct and write up a research project, under the guidance of world-leading researchers within the health sciences. The program includes lectures and seminars with students from across all the health sciences disciplines in addition to individual research project supervision meetings.

In your third year, you will complete a research elective relevant to your chosen area of study. You will also take Honours A: Research Design which covers quantitative and qualitative research methods and assists you in developing your research proposal. In your fourth year, you will enrol in Honours B: Applied Research Skills and Honours C: Research Project in which you will learn how to analyse data and interpret results. You will also learn how to write up and present your 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.

Undertaking Honours is a unique opportunity to become part of a community of health professionals committed to moving their career forward through research, making a significant contribution to the development of knowledge in speech pathology as you broaden your career prospects.

Important Information about Inherent requirements

To assist students to make informed choices about their study, we have identified and set out the Inherent Requirements for coursework award courses in speech pathology.

The University of Sydney welcomes and encourages applications from students with disabilities, and from diverse social and cultural backgrounds. Where there are physical, intellectual, cultural, religious or other factors that impact on a student’s ability to meet the Inherent Requirements, the University will make reasonable adjustments to assist the student to meet the requirements. Please read the Inherent Requirements carefully as you consider your course choices.

ACCREDITATION

Speech Pathology Courses are accredited by Speech Pathology Australia on a 5 year basis to ensure that the professional practice requirements of the profession are incorporated into courses and standards are maintained. Accreditation qualifies graduates to work as speech pathologists in Australia. The Bachelor of Applied Science (Speech Pathology) has been continuously accredited and is accredited until the end of 2019. During 2019 we will apply for accreditation for the following 5 years.

More information about accreditation can be obtained from Speech Pathology Australia.

Course outline

Honours subject areas

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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 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.

Accreditation
Speech Pathology Courses are accredited by Speech Pathology Australia on a 5 year basis to ensure that the professional practice requirements of the profession are incorporated into courses and standards are maintained. Accreditation qualifies graduates to work as speech pathologists in Australia. The Bachelor of Applied Science (Speech Pathology) Honours has been continuously accredited and is accredited until the end of 2019. During 2019 we will apply for accreditation for the following 5 years.

More information about accreditation can be obtained from Speech Pathology Australia.

Honours awards and classes

The Bachelor of Applied Science (Speech Pathology) Honours degree is awarded in classes ranging from First Class to Third Class according to the rules specified in the Resolutions of the Faculty of Health Sciences.

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 (Speech Pathology) 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

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 without any failed grades. Students must also maintain at least a credit average over the course of the Honours program.

The academic requirements that are displayed are applicable to currently available courses only, and are updated annually in October and may be changed without notice. The Faculty Handbook and the University of Sydney Calendar are the official legal source of information relating to study at the University of Sydney, and you are referred to those documents.

How to apply

Domestic students

How to apply

Internal applicants apply directly to the faculty: Click here to apply

Applications open: 12 September 2016

Applications close: 4 December 2016 - applications received after this date will not be processed.

Offers: 12 December 2016

More Information about the acceptance and enrolment process.

International students

How to apply

Internal applicants apply directly to the faculty: Click here to apply

Applications open: 12 September 2016

Applications close: 4 December 2016 - applications received after this date will not be processed.

Offers: 12 December 2016

More Information about the acceptance and enrolment process.