• Code SCNC4000
  • Unit Value 6 to 24 units
  • Offered by ANU College of Science
  • ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
  • Course subject Faculty of Science
  • Areas of interest Science
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Anna Cowan
    • Dr Christopher Browne
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2020
    Second Semester 2020
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Delivery of this course will vary from student to student. Contact your course convener or supervisor to see if there is an on campus activity

The science honours course is intended for students who have a broad and interdisciplinary training in science and are interested in undertaking an independent research project that crosses standard disciplinary boundaries. The science honours course is usually taken full time for two consecutive semesters and includes research training, in-depth analysis of current concepts in the fields as well as a substantial research project culminating in the production of a thesis. Honours is a solid foundation in the basics of research and can be an entry into many careers both within and outside of science.

Learning Outcomes

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

On satisfying the requirements of this course, 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 in an area of science.
2. Systematically evaluate relevant theory and concepts in science, relate these to appropriate methodologies and evidence and draw appropriate conclusions.
3. Analyse and interpret original science research data with statistical or other evaluative processes where appropriate.
4. Demonstrate sufficient mastery to understand and apply relevant experimental techniques and methods in science to collect original research data.
5. Communicate and justify complex concepts and results clearly and effectively to a variety of audiences.

Indicative Assessment

Research Proposal and Introductory Seminar (10%) (LO1,2,4,5)
Research Training and Methodology Tutorial Tests (20%) (LO 2,3,5)
Research Thesis (60%) (LO 1,2,3,4,5)
Research Seminar (10%) (LO5)

In response to COVID-19: Please note that Semester 2 Class Summary information (available under the classes tab) is as up to date as possible. Changes to Class Summaries not captured by this publication will be available to enrolled students via Wattle. 

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Workload

35 hours/week for full-time (24 unit) enrolment

Requisite and Incompatibility

You will need to contact the ANU College of Science to request a permission code to enrol in this course.

Assumed Knowledge

Approval for the science honours specialisation

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
2
Unit value:
6 to 24 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
7.00 0.14583
8.00 0.16667
9.00 0.18750
10.00 0.20833
11.00 0.22917
12.00 0.25000
13.00 0.27083
14.00 0.29167
15.00 0.31250
16.00 0.33333
17.00 0.35417
18.00 0.37500
19.00 0.39583
20.00 0.41667
21.00 0.43750
22.00 0.45833
23.00 0.47917
24.00 0.50000
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2020 $675 per unit
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2020 $960 per unit
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
3202 24 Feb 2020 02 Mar 2020 08 May 2020 05 Jun 2020 In Person View
3203 24 Feb 2020 02 Mar 2020 08 May 2020 05 Jun 2020 In Person View
3204 24 Feb 2020 02 Mar 2020 08 May 2020 05 Jun 2020 In Person View
3205 24 Feb 2020 02 Mar 2020 08 May 2020 05 Jun 2020 In Person View

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
8209 27 Jul 2020 03 Aug 2020 31 Aug 2020 30 Oct 2020 In Person N/A
8210 27 Jul 2020 03 Aug 2020 31 Aug 2020 30 Oct 2020 In Person N/A
8211 27 Jul 2020 03 Aug 2020 31 Aug 2020 30 Oct 2020 In Person N/A
8212 27 Jul 2020 03 Aug 2020 31 Aug 2020 30 Oct 2020 In Person N/A

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