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Applying for honours

Engineering and computer science

The Bachelor of Advanced Computing has an embedded honours program. The rules regarding honours vary depending on the year you commenced your course.

2019 and earlier

All students undertake a research thesis in their final year. You will be awarded honours if you achieve a HWAM of at least 65. The honours class you receive will be determined according to the criteria outlined in the course resolutions in your handbook (from the year you commenced your course).

2020 and later

To complete honours, you will undertake an extended thesis and a research unit of study.

To be eligible to apply, you need to meet the WAM requirement.

Honours is awarded based on your result in 48 credit points of study comprising:

  • the 24 credit points of honours units (your extended thesis and research unit)
  • the 24 credit points of units at a 3000-level or higher where you have received the highest marks.

The Bachelor of Computer Science and Technology (Honours) is a stand-alone honours program requiring an additional year of study.

As a current student, you can apply for the Bachelor of Computer Science and Technology (Honours) through Sydney Student. Go to ‘My studies’, ‘Course details’, then ‘Request course transfer’. Select your honours program from the available courses.

You will need to make sure you have completed all of the requirements before you submit your application.

All engineering undergraduate degrees include an embedded honours year in your chosen discipline. You do not need to apply for the honours program.

If you commenced your degree in 2016 or later, you will undertake the embedded honours program and complete a research thesis in the final year as part of your degree. The honours class you receive will be based on the Honours Weighted Average Mark (HWAM), and determined according to the criteria outlined in the course resolutions in your handbook (from the year you commenced your course).

If you started your course in 2015 or earlier, check your handbook (from the year you commenced your course) as different rules may apply.

The Bachelor of Project Management (Honours) is a stand-alone honours program requiring an additional year of study.

As a current student, you can apply for the Bachelor of Project Management (Honours) through Sydney Student. Go to ‘My studies’, ‘Course details’, then ‘Request course transfer’. Select your honours program from the available courses.

You will need to make sure you have completed all of the requirements before you submit your application.

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