Biology

Honours

Honours in biology is a one-year program embedded within the Bachelor of Advanced Studies. Honours is comprised of a total of 48-credit points that is distributed across a 36-credit point research project that gives you the opportunity to take part in cutting edge research programs aligned with your degree major(s) and two 6-credit point coursework units that collectively will develop fundamental research and communication skills in science together with access to a comprehensive range of modern technology platforms. To view a full list of projects please visit School of Life and Environmental Sciences.

Honours is available to students with a major in biology or a cognate area. Admittance into the program is determined by the Faculty of Science as well as the honours coordinator. You will be given advice about connecting with supervisors during your third year and the first step in applying for honours is completing the honours project preferences form.

Honours Coordinator:

Professor Ashley Ward
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Unit outlines will be available though Find a unit outline two weeks before the first day of teaching for 1000-level and 5000-level units, or one week before the first day of teaching for all other units.
 

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

BIOLOGY (HONOURS)

The Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Honours) (Biology) requires 48 credit points from this table including:
(i) 12 credit points of 4000-level Honours coursework selective units, and
(ii) 36 credit points of 4000-level Honours research project units

Honours Coursework Selective

SCIE4001
Science Communication
6    A Completion of a major in a science discipline. Basic knowledge of other sciences is beneficial. Experience in communication such as delivering oral presentations and producing written reports. An awareness of science in a societal context, e.g., of disciplinary applications.
P 144 credit points of units of study and including a minimum of 24 credit points at the 3000- or 4000-level and 18 credit points of 3000- or 4000-level units from Science Table A.


Mid-year honours students would take this unit of study in S1 (their second semester of study).
Semester 1
SCIE4002
Experimental Design and Data Analysis
6    A Completion of units in quantitative research methods, mathematics or statistical analysis at least at 1000-level.
P 144 credit points of units of study and including a minimum of 24 credit points at the 3000- or 4000-level and 18 credit points of 3000- or 4000-level units from Science Table A.
N ENVX3002 or STAT3X22 or STAT4022 or STAT3X12
Intensive March
SCIE4003
Ethics in Science
6    A Successful completion of a Science major.
P 144 credit points of units of study and including a minimum of 24 credit points at the 3000- or 4000-level and 18 credit points of 3000- or 4000-level units from Science Table A
N HSBH3004 or HPSC3107
Intensive August
Intensive March

Honours Core Research Project

BIOL4103
Biology Honours Project A
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
BIOL4104
Biology Honours Project B
6    C BIOL4103
Semester 1
Semester 2
BIOL4105
Biology Honours Project C
6    C BIOL4104
Semester 1
Semester 2
BIOL4106
Biology Honours Project D
6    C BIOL4105
Semester 1
Semester 2
BIOL4107
Biology Honours Project E
6    C BIOL4106
Semester 1
Semester 2
BIOL4108
Biology Honours Project F
6    C BIOL4107
Semester 1
Semester 2