Honours course

Bachelor of Science Honours

Develop your practical-experimental, creative-thinking, problem-solving, and data-analysis skills to help solve some of the world’s most complex problems, with a degree in science.

What type of student are you?

Murdoch code

H1257

Study mode

Part Time or Full Time

Duration (years)

1

Selection rank

CRICOS code

002985D
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Exceptional overall experience

Awarded a five-star rating in The Good Universities Guide 2020 for overall experience.

Comprehensive student support

The Good Universities Guide 2020 awarded our student support a five-star rating.

Excellent teaching quality

Our teaching quality achieved a five-star rating in The Good Universities Guide 2020.

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Overview

Focus on a field of science which interests you – from Games Technology to Biomedical Science, Marine Biology, Forensic Biology & Toxicology, Animal Health, Conservation & Wildlife Biology, Chemistry, Physics & Nanotechnology, Genetics & Molecular Biology, Sport & Health Science and more.

You can take your learning outside the classroom with opportunities to travel overseas or complete internships or get involved in industry or community projects as part of your studies. For example, if you study Marine Biology, you’ll take part in field camps, field trips and projects along our iconic Western Australian coastline.

You’ll get valuable experience through professional placements, working on science-related projects for real organisations. For example, if you study Games Technology, you’ll learn to apply scientific thinking to develop games, apps and artificial intelligence. Expand your career prospects even further with a double major in a complementary scientific area or a double degree in another discipline, such as law, business, management or communications.

3 reasons to study science at Murdoch

  • Get hands-on experience in the field of science which interests you the most, including animal science, health science, technology and more.
  • Learn in fully-equipped teaching and research laboratories, and also in our conservation category wetlands and on-campus farm.
  • Be taught by leading academics making a real contribution in their fields and start building your professional network before you graduate.

What you'll learn

  • Learn a wide range of laboratory techniques, including how to collect, record, analyse and interpret information.
  • Develop the skills you need to lead a team, work as part of a team and work on your own.
  • Use creative thinking to define and resolve scientific problems.
  • Develop a deep understanding of the ethics of science and how this relates to animal welfare, human rights, fieldwork, laboratory protocols and professional settings, depending on your major.
  • Explore how to stay curious about the world and commit to lifelong learning throughout your career.

Your future career

When you graduate with a science degree, you’ll have a qualification that can take you in a range of exciting directions. Depending on your qualification, you could work in roles such as:

  • Marine Biologist
  • Medical Researcher
  • Chemist 
  • Engineering Technologist
  • Forensic Scientist
  • Animal Welfare Consultant
  • Games Programmer
  • Cyber Forensics Analyst

You might work in medical settings, in biotechnology, legal or management environments, non-government organisations (NGOs) such as conservation or community organisations, universities and scientific research organisations, government roles at the local and international level, or in creative teams within agencies.

Professional recognition

Depending on your major, you could be eligible for accreditation or membership to a range of industry bodies. For example, our Chemistry course is accredited by the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI), and our Games Software Design and Production and Cyber Security & Forensics courses are accredited at the professional level with the Australian Computer Society.

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English Requirements

You must meet a minimum standard in English to study at Murdoch, which can be demonstrated through either English proficiency testsuniversity preparation coursesEnglish language coursesprevious tertiary study or vocational education.

 

Advanced Standing

Everyone has a different path to university so if you’ve already completed formal or informal learning, you could receive advanced standing. Also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing can reduce the amount of study needed to complete your degree by giving you credit for certain units.

Formal learning can include previous study in higher education vocational education or adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning, various kinds of work and life experience.

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This information applies to courses offered at our Australian campuses only. Courses offered at our Dubai, Singapore and Myanmar campuses or delivered by Open Universities Australia may have different requirements.

Advanced Standing

Everyone has a different path to university so if you’ve already completed formal or informal learning, you could receive advanced standing. Also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing can reduce the amount of study needed to complete your degree by giving you credit for certain units.

Formal learning can include previous study in higher education vocational education or adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning, various kinds of work and life experience.

Find out more

 

This information applies to courses offered at our Australian campuses only. Courses offered at our Dubai, Singapore and Myanmar campuses or delivered by Open Universities Australia may have different requirements.

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