Course Description

The Bachelor of Science (Honours) allows students to further develop specific areas of expertise in science by providing extended modern and rigorous training in science. It prepares students both for higher-level graduate careers in industry and government and for research at a PhD level or a Master if Philosophy.

Through a combination of research and advanced coursework units, students pursue specialised studies in an area of mutual interest with a personal research mentor/supervisor. Students will develop high level skills in a specific discipline area (biological science, earth science, environmental science, chemistry or physics) and acquire research skills appropriate to their discipline. Coursework units provide students the opportunity to develop much more advanced skills and knowledge compared with those built in the undergraduate course. Students will design and undertake experimental programs in either laboratory or field settings to solve complex problems. A research project allows students to demonstrate their advanced academic capability and culminates in the completion of an honours thesis.

Tuition Fees

Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP): $9,400 total course cost.
International Students: $39,200 per year full-time


1 year full time,

Starting dates

February, July

Graduate Rating

Graduates of Teacher Education undergraduate courses at QUT (Queensland University of Technology) rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 54.5% (national average 59.9%)
Improved skills: 79.9% (national average 77.9%)
Overall satisfaction: 83.5% (national average 77.8%)

The ratings above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their undergraduate degree from QUT (Queensland University of Technology). You can find out more about these results here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Teacher Education undergraduate courses at QUT (Queensland University of Technology) had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 94.2% (national average 77.5%)
Studying full time: 3.6% (national average 7.4%)
Median full time salary: $60,000 (national average $62,000)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

CRICOS Code: 080487J
QUT (Queensland University of Technology) Code: ST10

Entry Requirements

Academic entry requirements

A completed recognised bachelor degree in science or equivalent with a minimum grade point average (GPA) score of 5.00 (on a 7-point scale), completed within the last five years.

Offers we made to school leavers in Semester 1, 2017 Bachelor of Science (Honours)

This course is not open to current year 12 students. This course is open to graduates with a relevant completed degree with a suitable grade point average and honours topic. Thus no offers were made on the basis of OP.

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