Have you enjoyed working in the lab conducting experiments throughout your undergraduate Science degree? Studying a Bachelor of Science (Honours) will give you the chance to deepen your skills and understanding in an area of science that interests you. It’s the perfect next step to give you the edge in achieving your career goals. 

Degree type



1 year full-time

Commencing terms

Semester 1

Program code


Delivery mode

On campus

Study at UNSW Canberra 

The Bachelor of Science (Honours) consists of one-year full-time study at UNSW Canberra. Over the year, you’ll plan and implement a research project on a topic of your choice. You will also complete coursework curated to help bolster your research skills and knowledge of your chosen area of specialisation. At the end of the year, you’ll present this hard work and research in your Honours thesis. 

Science Honours students often pursue research in one of the following disciplines in the School of Science: 

  • Physics 
  • Chemistry 
  • Geography 
  • Mathematics and Statistics 
  • Oceanography 
  • Aviation 

Within these disciplines, there is ample scope for you to pursue your passion. We have academics working on nuclear energy, environmental and marine science, as well as number theory, natural resource management, astrophysics, and more.

World-class teaching & facilities

As a Science Honours student, you'll be treated as part of the UNSW Canberra research community, working one-on-one with one of our world-class academics. You’ll study on campus and have access to research materials and laboratories alongside our experienced academics and Science PhD students.  

Learn more about our outstanding educators and their research in the School of Science. 

Your career in science

After one extra year of full-time study, you will have: 

  • managed to complete a significant independent research project  
  • a far greater understanding of your discipline’s scientific approaches, perspectives, and traditions 
  • substantially improved your analytical, writing, and problem-solving skills.  

In short: you’ll be well-prepared to kickstart your career in science.  

With Science Honours, many graduates are eligible to pursue a higher degree by research at a masters or PhD level. Others are well-placed with a competitive edge to find work elsewhere in government and industry. Graduates can pursue careers in: 

  • disease control  
  • biotechnology 
  • renewable energy 
  • IT 
  • natural resource management. 

Key contacts

Student Enquiries

E: sascanberra@unsw.edu.au
T: (02) 5114 5000 

Available to
ADFA Trainee Officers
ADF Current Serving Members
Non-Defence Students

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