Biology

Honours

Honours in biology is a one-year program embedded within the Bachelor of Advanced Studies. Honours comprises a total of 48-credit points, distributed across (1) 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) under the supervision of an academic member of staff, write a thesis based on this research, present seminars describing their work, undertake research skills training, and attend weekly school seminars and (2) two 6-credit point coursework units that collectively will develop fundamental research and communication skills in science. To view a full list of projects please visit the Honours Hub on the SOLES Student Portal Canvas site

To be eligible for the Honours program in Biology, students should usually have completed two majors, including at least one major that is cognate to their Honours area; and have met the requirements outlined in the resolutions.

Honours Coordinator:

Professor Ashley Ward
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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) 6 credit points of 4000-level Honours coursework core units, and
(ii) 6 credit points of 4000-level Honours coursework selective units, and
(iii) 36 credit points of 4000-level Honours research project units

Honours Coursework Core

LIFE4000
Data and Technology for the Life Sciences
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 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 or 1
Semester 1a

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
Semester 1a
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
Semester 1a
Semester 2a

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 and SCIE4999
Semester 1
Semester 2
SCIE4999
Final Honours Mark
     Semester 1
Semester 2