Course Description

An Honours degree provides you with the opportunity to undertake research on a topic of interest. The degree is designed to give you the skills to demonstrate excellence in research with a clear understanding of a research question in relation to current knowledge.

To graduate with an Honours degree, you will undertake a research thesis within your major study discipline, together with any required coursework. The Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree can currently be taken in the following disciplines: Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Exercise Science, Geology, Marine Science, Nutrition Science, and Physical Geography and Environmental Geosciences.


1 year full time, 2 years part time

Graduate Rating

Graduates of Teacher Education undergraduate courses at University of Wollongong (UOW) rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 64.0% (national average 59.9%)
Improved skills: 85.4% (national average 77.9%)
Overall satisfaction: 87.2% (national average 77.8%)

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

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Teacher Education undergraduate courses at University of Wollongong (UOW) had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 80.1% (national average 77.5%)
Studying full time: 4.3% (national average 7.4%)
Median full time salary: $62,900 (national average $62,000)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

CRICOS Code: 003126F
University of Wollongong (UOW) Code: 741

Entry Requirements

Admission into Honours is competitive. To be considered for entry into the Bachelor of Science Honours, students will:

  • have qualified for, or be a graduate with a relevant pass degree fr