BH012 - Bachelor of Science (Applied Sciences) (Honours)

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Plan: BH012P10 - Bachelor of Science (Applied Sciences) (Honours)
Campus: City Campus


Program details
Purpose of the Program
Articulation and pathways
Entrance requirements
External accreditation and industry links
Student expenses and charges in addition to fees
Library, IT and specialist resources

Program details

Award title: Bachelor of Science (Applied Sciences) (Honours)
Award abbreviation: BSc(AppSc)(Hons)
Total credit points: 96
Career: UGRD
Duration: 1 year full time, 2 years part time
Location: Onshore, City Campus
Owning school: Science (171H)
Owning school URL:
ASCED code: 019905
CRICOS code: 068390G

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Purpose of the Program

Research experience as provided by an Honours program is required for most academic and research positions, and increasingly for positions in other sectors of industry. Experience and training in research is also valuable in maintaining the currency of your knowledge in science.

Specific objectives of the Honours program are to:

  1. develop your skills in critical thinking, self-directed learning and communication,
  2. equip you with the skills, knowledge and capabilities to work effectively in a range of research settings,
  3. support you in participating in existing and RMIT research projects.

ONPS2450 Science Honours Project 1, ONPS2452 Science Honours Project 2, ONPS2454 Science Honours Project 3, ONPS2456 Science Honours Project 4 will serve as a capstone experience - a culmination of  prior knowledge, skills and their application acquired during the program of study. 

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Articulation and pathways

Upon successful completion of this program, you may be eligible for credit into other RMIT University programs. Please check with admissions officer of your program of choice.

This program follows on from, and builds on, undergraduate science degrees. Graduates who successfully complete the program with a suitable grade will be eligible to enter a Masters or PhD program by research at RMIT or other university.


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Entrance requirements

Program Entrance Requirements

An Australian bachelor degree in science or equivalent with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 out of 4.0 overall and 2.5 in the final equivalent full-time year.

International qualifications are assessed for comparability to Australian qualifications according to the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF). 

English Language Requirements

A minimum IELTS (Academic module) overall score of 6.5, with no band below 6.0; or equivalent. For equivalents to English entry requirements, see the English equivalents web page.

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External accreditation and industry links

Official recognition and accreditation of the award by an appropriate professional body (e.g. Royal Australian Chemical Society, Australian Institute of Physics, Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand, etc.) is subject to the specific nature of the course material undertaken. Advice can be obtained from the Program Coordinator.

Through its research programs, the School of Applied Sciences has established many links with a diverse range of industries and has a strong research record in applied sciences. Links with industry play an important role in the Honours program and many of the research projects undertaken are initiated by, and often involve, relevant industries.

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Student expenses and charges in addition to fees

Once you are enrolled as a student in this program you will need to allow for expenses other than university tuition fees.  Additional expenses may relate to the purchase of lecture notes, textbooks, stationery, consumables such as printer paper, fees levied by commercial internet service providers for internet access outside of the university campus, and other relevant costs.

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Library, IT and specialist resources

Library resources and services

As a student enrolled in a program at RMIT University you can access the extensive services, facilities and study space provided by the Library. You can access books, journals and other course related materials, such as DVDs, past exams, newspapers and e-books. Through our document delivery service you can also request items from any library in the world.

Computers for study are available at every Library site, where you can access the Internet, myRMIT ( or Library e-resources. If you have a laptop you can access the RMIT University wireless network in the Library.

Library staff can show you how to find information for your assignments or you can work through web-based tutorials or use our online Ask a Librarian service. The Library is continually expanding our electronic collections to make it easier for you to get the information you need when you need it. All RMIT University students have unlimited access to quality electronic resources such as, e-books, e-journals and newspapers.

You can find more information on Library resources and services at:

Online learning tools and content

You can access online learning tools and content for your program and associated courses at myRMIT

Services available to you as a student at RMIT University

RMIT University provides a wide range of resources and opportunities to assist your learning and wellbeing so you can achieve your study and career goals.

Services are available face to face and online assisting with:

  • transition to tertiary study and learning

  • study skills, academic skills including literacy, mathematics and basic sciences if relevant

  • enabling assistance if you have a disability, long term medical condition or other form of disadvantage which may impact on your learning

  • career development and employment

  • living and wellbeing (including advice on health, housing and financial matters)

  • opportunities for scholarships, leadership and study abroad

  • opportunities for participating in arts, sport, recreation, fitness activities as well as student activism and university governance

We also offer a friendly and supportive environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

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