Course Description

The primary focus of the Honours course in Science at Swinburne is on research skills with a mix of advanced theory, professional training, research training, and a research project leading to a thesis. An Honours degree in Science provides a competitive advantage for employment in research positions and is a requirement for studying at PhD level.

Tuition Fees

Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP): $9,359 total course cost.
International Students: $33,200 per year full-time


1 years full time,

Starting dates

March, August

Graduate Rating

Graduates of Teacher Education undergraduate courses at Swinburne University of Technology rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 71.0% (national average 59.9%)
Improved skills: 87.1% (national average 77.9%)
Overall satisfaction: 87.1% (national average 77.8%)

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

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Teacher Education undergraduate courses at Swinburne University of Technology had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 74.0% (national average 77.5%)
Studying full time: 8.1% (national average 7.4%)
Median full time salary: $58,400 (national average $62,000)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

CRICOS Code: 073629C
Swinburne University of Technology Code: BH-SC

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for admission to the Bachelor of Science (Honours) course, students must have completed a Bachelor degree (or an equivalent three-year undergraduate degree) with a relevant science major and must have at least a credit average in Science studies undertaken. Students who achieve at least two distinctions in relevant third year units may also be considered. Please note that offers made are limited by the number of places available, and preference is given to students who have completed their undergraduate degree at Swinburne. Agreement of a Project Supervisor for the Honours Research Project proposed is mandatory.