Thesis A (CIVL4022)


Honours Thesis provides an opportunity for students to conduct original research. Students will generally work in groups, although planning and writing of the thesis will be done individually; i.e., a separate thesis must be submitted by each student. Only in exceptional circumstances and by approval of Thesis course coordinator and the relevant academic supervisor concerned will a student be permitted to undertake a project individually.
Honours Thesis is a major task and is to be conducted with work spread over most of the year, in two successive Units of Study of 6 credits points each, Honours Thesis A (CIVL4022) and Honours Thesis B (CIVL4023). This particular unit of study, which must precede CIVL4023 Honours Thesis B, should cover the first half of the work required for a complete "final year" thesis project. In particular, it should include almost all planning of a research or investigation project, a major proportion of the necessary literature review (unless the entire project is based on a literature review and critical analysis), and a significant proportion of the investigative work required of the project.

Further unit of study information


Lecture 1 hr/week; Research 10 hrs/week; Meeting,


Through semester assessment (100%)

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

30 credits of 3rd year units of study and HWAM 65 or over.

Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.