12 months
28600 AUD/year
8301 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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This Science (Honours) program from Federation University Australia is designed to provide Science, IT and Mathematics graduates with advanced studies in the field of their choice.  


The Science (Honours) program from Federation University Australia is a fourth-year program for graduates of all Science, Information Technology and Mathematical Science undergraduate degrees. 

The program serves as a prelude to a higher degree in research or advanced professional practice in careers that entail complex research work.

The honours program consists of the core research project, as well as course work studies in research methodologies, communication, and the preparation of a literature review.  

A significant proportion (over one half) of the work in this program is the research project, which culminates in the submission of an Honours thesis. 

The aim of this course is to develop skills and experience in the type of work involved in postgraduate research studies. 

Key Features

The research project allows you to pursue your area of interest in some depth whilst practising the investigative skills that are important in research. 

In particular, you will develop skills in finding the latest work published about your area of interest, and in assimilating and analysing this information.

Course work also focusses on the preparation of a detailed research plan, designing and carrying out experimental research and writing up the results of your research. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Biomedical Science
  • Biotechnology
  • Environmental and Conservation Science
  • Food and Nutrition 
  • Geoscience 
  • Mathematical Sciences 
  • Veterinary and Wildlife Science 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits



On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS code: 088661B 

  • Applicants will have completed a bachelor's degree in the relevant discipline with a high level of academic achievement, which is normally a distinction average or above in core discipline courses in the second and third years.
  • Overall IELTS band score of 6.0, with no band less than 6.0, or equivalent.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    28600 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 28600 AUD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    8301 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8301 AUD per year during 12 months.


  •  National students: Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP)

Living costs for Ballarat

1260 - 2250 AUD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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