Bachelor of Science (Honours) (Ourimbah Campus) (pre 2009)

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Faculty of Science and Information Technology

Program Code

11236

Graduate Level

Undergraduate

CRICOS Code

Admission Instructions

Mode of delivery

Face to face on campus

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This program is available only to students who commenced the Bachelor of Science (Honours) program prior to 2009. Students who perform well during the Bachelor of Science degree may undertake a further year of full-time (or equivalent part-time) study to obtain an Honours degree. The Honours degree allows students to further develop their specific areas of interest.

On the Ourimbah Campus, Honours programs are available in Marine Science and Sustainable Resource Management.

An Honours year in Psychology is only available at the Callaghan Campus within the Bachelor of Science (Honours) Callaghan.


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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 must have successfully completed the Bachelor of Science or equivalent program with a minimum GPA of 5.0(credit grade average) 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 the in 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:
  • Entry to the Honours program is by way of direct application for enrolment. 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 School and the Pro Vice-Chancellor of the Faculty of Science and Information Technology. Students will not be allowed to commence study until the permission has been granted by both the Head of School and the Pro Vice-Chancellor. Applicants from other Universities will need to supply certified transcripts

    and other documents requested in the application form.


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No credit is available into Honours Programs.


Honours (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)Back to top

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


International Students (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)Back to top

International students must comply with the University of Newcastle's English language proficiency requirements. Consequently, no additional strategies beyond those should be required. 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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Some aspects of the program are practical hands on skills based and may be difficult for students with certain disabilities to undertake. The support structures of 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 the program.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students will draw on the assistance and support provided by the Wollotuka Indigenous Support Unit.


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Sports Scientists can find employment in both the public and private sector and with other postgraduate studies can specialise in sports nutrition, sport psychology and musculoskeletal rehabilitation and can gain accreditation with the Australian Association of Exercise and Sports Science and a Medicare provider number.

A Science degree followed by studies in Education may lead to a career in teaching.


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The Bachelor of Science (Honours) is available on both the Callaghan and Ourimbah Campus. On the Ourimbah Campus it has specialisations in Marine Science, Sustainable Resource Management and Sports Science and Physical Activity.

The Honours degree may be completed over one year full-time or two years part-time. This program requires students to complete 80 units in one discipline from the list of approved courses.


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Back to topMarine Science Major (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Compulsory Courses (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Complete the following compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this major.
MARI4110Marine Science Honours 4110Semester 1 - 2014 (Central Coast)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Central Coast)
20 units
MARI4120Marine Science Honours 4120Semester 1 - 2014 (Central Coast)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Central Coast)
20 units
MARI4130Marine Science Honours 4130Semester 1 - 2014 (Central Coast)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Central Coast)
20 units
MARI4140Marine Science Honours 4140Semester 1 - 2014 (Central Coast)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Central Coast)
20 units
Back to topSport Science and Physical Activity Major (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Compulsory Courses (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Complete the following compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this major.
SPOR4110Sports Science & Physical Activity Honours 4110Not currently offered20 units
SPOR4120Sports Science and Physical Activity Honours 4120Not currently offered20 units
SPOR4130Sports Science and Physical Activity Honours 4130Not currently offered20 units
SPOR4140Sports Science and Physical Activity Honours 4140Not currently offered20 units
Back to topSustainable Resource Management Major (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Compulsory Courses (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Complete the following compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this major.
SRMT4110Sustainable Resource Management Honours 4110Semester 1 - 2014 (Central Coast)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Central Coast)
20 units
SRMT4120Sustainable Resource Management Honours 4120Semester 1 - 2014 (Central Coast)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Central Coast)
20 units
SRMT4130Sustainable Resource Management Honours 4130Semester 1 - 2014 (Central Coast)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Central Coast)
20 units
SRMT4140Sustainable Resource Management Honours 4140Semester 1 - 2014 (Central Coast)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Central Coast)
20 units