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Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies (Sustainability) (Honours)

A single one year undergraduate degree offered by the ANU College of Medicine, Biology and Environment

BISS
  • Length 1 year full-time
  • Minimum 48 Units
Admission requirements
  • Academic plan HISSU
  • CRICOS code 081560G
  • Field of Education
    • Environmental Studies not else
  • Length 1 year full-time
  • Minimum 48 Units
Admission requirements
  • Academic plan HISSU
  • CRICOS code 081560G
  • Field of Education
    • Environmental Studies not else

Program Requirements

The Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies (Sustainability) (Honours) requires the completion of 48 units, which must consist of:

48 units from completion of one of the following Honours specialisations:

Astronomy and Astrophysics

Biological Anthropology

Biology

Chemistry

Computer Science

Earth and Marine Science

Environment

Mathematics

Mathematical Applications and Computations

Neuroscience

Physics

Physics of the Earth

Population Health

Psychology

Science

Science Communication

Statistics

Specialisations

Elective Study

Once you have met the program requirements of your degree, you may have enough electives to complete an additional elective majorminor or specialisation.

Admission Requirements

An AQF Level 7 Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies Degree, or equivalent, completed within the last two years:

  • with a weighted average mark equivalent to an ANU 70 per cent calculated from the 36 units (i.e. 0.75 EFTSL) of courses in the discipline cognate to the honours specialisation, excluding 1000-level courses (i.e. introductory undergraduate courses), with the highest marks.

  • And the satisfaction of any admission requirements described in the relevant honours specialisation

Cognate Disciplines

Cognate disciplines are detailed in the honours specialisations available for this honours plan.

Adjustment Factors

The National Access Scheme 2014

ANU offers bonus points for nationally strategic senior secondary subjects, and in recognition of difficult circumstances that students face in their studies. 

Bonus points are applied to all applicants with an ATAR at or above 70. Points are awarded in accordance with the approved schedule, and no more than 10 points (maximum 5 academic points and maximum 5 equity points) will be awarded.

Bonus points do not apply to programs with an ATAR cutoff of 98 or higher.

Bonus Points are only awarded to domestic applicants applying for admission through UAC who have not previously attempted tertiary study.

How to apply

Academic Bonus Points: senior secondary students do not need to apply for ANU academic bonus points. They are automatically added in accordance with the schedule.

Educational Access Scheme: senior secondary students do not need to apply if their school is part of the Priority School Funding Program or Country Areas Program. All other applicants should refer to http://www.uac.edu.au/eas/  for more information.

Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP)

For more information see: http://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/costs-fees

Annual indicative fee for international students
$34,944.00

Scholarships

ANU offers a wide range of scholarships to students to assist with the cost of their studies.

Eligibility to apply for ANU scholarships varies depending on the specifics of the scholarship and can be categorised by the type of student you are.  Specific scholarship application process information is included in the relevant scholarship listing.

For further information see the Scholarships website.

The Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies (Sustainability) (Honours) degree exemplifies a commitment to research-led education. This contemporary interdisciplinary degree prepares you to tackle the complexity, and address the challenges of sustainability. Honours allows the exploration of research possibilities in this field allowing you to develop an interdisciplinary perspective and research skills relevant to sustainability. It gives you preparation for professional life or a higher degree by research through the development of an advanced knowledge of the research principles and methods and theoretical concepts of your discipline, and through the design and implementation of a research project, which develops new understandings or provides solutions to complex problems. Honours Specialisations are available that mirror the teaching and research strengths at the ANU.

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Career Options

Graduates from ANU have been rated as Australia's most employable graduates and among the most sought after by employers worldwide.

The latest Global Employability University Ranking, published by the Times Higher Education, rated ANU as Australia's top university for getting a job for the fourth year in a row.

This program is available for applications until second semester, 2016

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. Plan and engage in an independent and sustained critical investigation of a chosen research topic to generate new knowledge.

  2. Systematically evaluate relevant theory and concepts, relate these to appropriate methodologies and evidence and draw appropriate conclusions.

  3. Analyse and interpret original research data with statistical or other evaluative processes where appropriate.

  4. Demonstrate sufficient mastery to understand and apply relevant experimental techniques and methods to collect original research data

  5. Communicate and justify complex concepts and results clearly and effectively to a variety of audiences.

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