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The Bachelor of Science (Honours) (Program Code 10496) is a Level 8 AQF compliant undergraduate one year end-on-honours program.
The program can be completed over one year of full-time study or part-time equivalent. Courses are offered on a semester basis, i.e. two semesters per year. The Bachelor of Science (Honours) is offered at Callaghan and Ourimbah Campuses.
Please note that specialisations are not available at both campuses.
The specialisations of Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Earth Science, Geography and Environmental Studies, Photonics and Physics are available to students at the Callaghan campus.
The Marine Science and Sustainable Resource Management specialisations are available at the Ourimbah campus only.
The Psychology specialisation is available at both the Callaghan and Ourimbah campuses.
The Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) approved sequence in Psychology is not available for students who commenced the University of Newcastle Bachelor of Science program from 2012. Any students who commenced prior to 2012 and who are studying the accredited sequence in Psychology, please review the Transition Arrangements section. A non-accredited Psychology Honours sequence is available as outlined below.
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.
Applicants must have successfully completed the Bachelor of Science or an 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 the 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.
To apply for entry to this Honours program you will need to apply directly to the Faculty of Science and Information Technology.
You need to download and complete two forms:
- Direct Admissions Application form; and
- Faculty of Science and Information Technology Honours Application Form (End-On Honours).
Application forms and instructions on how to apply are available at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/current-students/study-essentials/forms-and-guides
No credit permitted for Honours.
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 Bachelor Honours Policy (Policy 000990)
International students must comply with the University of Newcastle's English language proficiency requirements. All international students enrolled in the program will be provided with an orientation to familiarise them with the rules, expectations, facilities and services offered by the University. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/international to find out more about the support services available to international students.
Students with disabilities who require reasonable adjustments to undertake their program should contact the Disability Support Service before commencing their studies or early in their first trimester. Some adjustments need up to 4 weeks lead time to organise, so it is imperative that early contact is made. The Disability Support Service and relevant Faculty and School officers will work together to ensure reasonable adjustments are provided in a timely manner. Please note: All students must fulfil the inherent requirements of the programs and courses they are undertaking. While reasonable adjustments can be made, these adjustments cannot compromise academic integrity. It is the student's responsibility to check all the requirements of courses & consider the effects of any medical condition or disability on their ability to complete course requirements. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/current-students/support/disability-support for more information.
Students are encouraged to consider joint supervision across specialisations and the disciplines of Mathematics and Statistics. Joint supervision enhances the flexibility of students, opening up additional opportunities where skills in both areas are sought after.
All students can access additional learning development mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/current-students/learning/study-skills
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. http://www.newcastle.edu.au/current-students/support/indigenous-student-support
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The Honours program is normally undertaken over one year of full-time study or two years part-time. Students are required to complete 80 units in one specialisation from the list of Approved Courses.
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Students who commenced honours in Psychology part time in 2014 will finish their honours under the program structure in which they enrolled in 2014. All students undertaking Psychology honours in 2015 will commence under the new program structure.
Students who apply for admission to Bachelor of Science(Honours) to undertake the specialisation in Psychology and who completed their Bachelor of Science with a major in Psychology in 2012 or 2013 will be considered for admission to Bachelor of Science(Honours) if they have completed at least 90 units of Psychology courses including the following:
PSYC1010 Psychology Introduction 1
PSCY1020 Psychology Introduction 2
STAT2000 Applied Statistics and Research Methods
20 units of 2000 level PSYC directed course
PSYC3000 Advanced Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology
30 units of 3000 level PSYC directed courses
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