See detailed program information about the Bachelor of Natural History Illustration (Honours) degree at the University of Newcastle.

Bachelor of Natural History Illustration (Honours)

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Faculty of Science and Information Technology

Program Code

11532

Graduate Level

Undergraduate

CRICOS Code

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Mode of delivery

Face to face on campus.

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The Bachelor of Natural History Illustration (Honours) is a one year full-time or equivalent part-time program designed to encourage creative, innovative and scientific approaches to the visual interpretation of the natural world.


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All students can now enrol in an undergraduate Diploma in Languages alongside their main degree program. This diploma will enhance proficiency in another language or languages, and will increase international career opportunities. Subject to course availability, this additional program will generally add an extra year to studies, and students will graduate with a Diploma in Languages as well as their other degree. Please note that all language courses are held on campus (face to face) at Callaghan.


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Applicants for admission must have completed a bachelors degree or four year diploma in Illustration, Fine Art, Design or equivalent with a minimum GPA of 5.0 (Credit Grade Point Average overall) calculated from:

  • Across the entire degree program; or
  • Across a major in the proposed discipline of study, if that degree program includes such a major; or
  • Across 80 units of 3000 level courses (which must include at least 40 units of 3000 level courses in the major where a major exists); or
  • Where the applicant has completed less than 80 units at 3000 level, a GPA of 5.5 calculated from at least 60 units of 3000 level courses (which must include at least 40 units of 3000 level courses in the major where a major exists).

In exceptional circumstances, the above requirements may be varied with permission of the Head of School and Pro-Vice Chancellor.

No more than two years must have elapsed since completion of the undergraduate degree.


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Additional Selection Criteria:
  • Applicants must fill in an application for direct entry, and this must be accompanied by a letter of request for admission addressed to both the Head of the relevant School, and the Pro Vice-Chancellor of the Faculty of Science and Information Technology. Students will not be allowed to commence study until permission has been granted by both the Head of School and the Pro Vice-Chancellor.

    Applicants may also be requested to attend an interview and present a portfolio of artwork.


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No credit permitted for Honours.


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There are three classes of Honours: Class I, Class II and Class III. Class II will have two divisions, namely Division 1 and Division 2. The grading and marking of End-On Honours programs is defined in the Structure for Model 1 Honours Programs Policy (Policy 000643)

at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/policylibrary/000643.html


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International students must comply with the University of Newcastle's English language proficiency requirements. All students can also access additional learning support mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/unit/ctl/index.html

The program is delivered through small group learning situations, including studio, group and individual tutorial/mentoring sessions, laboratory and field work. Opportunities for providing individual support will be considered.


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The support structures provided by the Student Support Unit will be available to assist any students with a disability or chronic illness. The Faculty and School accepts responsibility, in liaison with the Student Support Unit, for providing reasonable accommodations to allow students with disabilities to complete their program.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can draw on the assistance and support provided by the Indigenous Student Support and Development service through the Wollotuka Institute.


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The Bachelor of Natural History Illustration (Honours) program is offered by the Faculty of Science and Information Technology and is completed over one year of full-time study (or equivalent part-time).

To complete the program, students must pass courses totaling 80 units at 4000 level form the list of Approved Courses.


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Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program.
DESN4600Natural History Illustration Honours ASemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
20 units
DESN4610Natural History Illustration Honours BSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)20 units
DESN4620Natural History Illustration Honours CSemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)20 units
DESN4630Natural History Illustration Honours DSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
20 units