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Honours program

The Department of Applied Geology offer a one-year program leading to the award of Applied Geology Honours Major (BSc) (Honours).

As well as studying units in your chosen discipline, you will examine academic research methodology and enhance your analytical skills and innovative ideas. You will also complete a supervised research project and present an honours dissertation.

Why study honours? The honours program is only offered to students with an outstanding academic record

Bachelor Honours Degrees prepare students to develop advanced knowledge and skills for professional work, research and further learning corresponding to AQF level 8 qualifications.

Admission requirements Application considered on the basis of your academic record

Applicants admitted into Bachelor of Science (Applied Geology) may be invited to undertake the honours course if their semester-weighted average is more than 65% in at least the previous two study periods of full-time study. Applicants from other courses or outside Curtin are advised to contact the Department of Applied Geology for qualification information. Applicants are required to have a discussion/agreement with a project supervisor with respect to a project.

Course structure The honours program is completed in one year full time study

  • one-year full-time study
  • an independent research project structured across two units of study
  • February entry only

Research project Provides evidence of the student's ability to undertake original research

The research project develops a student’s core research skills including experimental design, data collection and analysis, critical scientific analysis and reporting. The completion of the project demonstrates to potential employers an ability to work on one’s own, and plan and carry out a complex body of work within defined deadlines. A list of available projects is available in October each year from the Applied Geology Honours Coordinator.