Bachelor of Science Advanced (Honours)
The Advanced Program, designed specifically for high achieving
students, offers direct entry into Honours, unlike the normal
BSc which delays selection for Honours until the completion
of the third year.
It offers a greater degree of flexibility in program design through: the possibility of exemptions from some first year subjects*; direct entry into some 200-level subjects; the opportunity to undertake individual research subjects at second, third and fourth year level; the opportunity to progress at a faster rate through the use of "fast tracking" mechanisms; the chance to participate in various enrichment activities and to develop a close association with an appropriate member of one of the Department's research teams. In the final year, all students undertake a substantial piece of supervised research in their major discipline together with other required seminar and/or course work.
* Students must apply to be assessed for this
exemption at Enrolment. Assessment will be take place on the
Thursday or Friday of Orientation Week, prior to the start of
Entry Requirements / Assumed Knowledge
New South Wales HSC University Admission Index (UAI) of at
least 90 (or equivalent). The UAI is reviewed each year.
Assumed Knowledge: Four units of science
or four units comprising science and mathematics. Students
who have not completed Chemistry and/or Biology at the HSC
are strongly recommended to enrol in bridging courses offered
in February each year. Students without at least Mathematics
Band 4 may take a special Maths subject in the first year
or consider early entry to complete this subject in Summer
Session prior to commencement of the course.
BSc students with an exceptionally high level of performance
in first year may enter the program on the recommendation
of the Coordinator or Head of the Academic Unit or the invitation
of the Dean. Transfer will not be considered before completion
of the first year of the course and is based on at least a
Distinction average (75%) taken over all subjects completed,
and the approval of the Dean or Associate Dean.
Study programs are structured on an individual basis in consultation
with the Head of Department or School. Students are required
to fulfil all the normal BSc and Honours requirements and
may select their major study program from any of those available
within the Faculty (refer to the information under Bachelor
of Science and Bachelor of Science (Honours).
In order to maintain a place in an Advanced Science degree,
students are normally required to achieve at least a Distinction
average (75%) in the 200 and 300 level subjects completed.
The performance of each student will be reviewed by the Associate
Dean after the completion of 72 credit points. Students will
be interviewed by the Associate Dean at the end of their first
year to assess their progress.
After fulfilling requirements for a Bachelor of Science, students
automatically proceed to an Honours year in their chosen
Major Study Areas
Please refer to the information contained in the entries for
Bachelor of Science (742). Students select a major from those available in the Faculty:
- Biological Sciences
- Human Geography
- Physical Geography
- Land and Heritage Management
Please note: Similar Advanced programs are also available
to students wishing to undertake one of the specialist degrees:
Bachelor of Biotechnology, Bachelor of Environmental Science,
Bachelor of Marine Science, Bachelor of Medicinal Chemistry
and Bachelor of Nanotechnology.
For further information contact the Faculty of Science Office,
41.258, or telephone 42213481, web
The Degree Coordinator is the Associate Dean, Associate Professor
Ted Bryant, 41.259.