With the additional skills gained in an Honours degree, graduates can pursue higher positions and salaries.

Bachelor of Construction Management (Building)

Honours

StudyingWith increasing competition in all sectors of employment, students who graduate with an Honours degree from the University of Newcastle have a distinct advantage. It is often considered by employers as an added skill and has been used by previous graduates to pursue higher positions and salaries.

While studying for your Honours degree, you can develop and carry out research on a topic of interest, potentially leading to further academic study such as a PhD.

Graduating with Honours

The Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment uses the Weighted Average Mark (WAM) as a measure for determining Honours for all Engineering degrees.

The Honours degree is awarded on the basis of superior performance attained throughout the program and dissertation. Performance is based on a three year WAM where 2000, 3000 and 4000 level courses are weighted.

There are three levels of Honours:

  • Honours Class 1 - you will require a minimum WAM of 77 and a minimum mark of 75 in the research courses.
  • Honours Class II, Division 1 - you will require a minimum WAM of 72 and a minimum mark of 65 in the research courses.
  • Honours Class II, Division 2 - you will require a minimum WAM of 67 and a minimum mark of 65 in the research courses.

For the Bachelor of Engineering (Civil), there are 40 units of research-related courses used in the determination of honours (the final year project and three design projects) and the requirements of 65 or 75 given above refer to the average mark for ALL four courses.

To calculate your WAM, click here to download the PDF.

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