Science

Honours in Science

Honours in the Faculty of Science enables students who have performed well at undergraduate level to deepen their knowledge of approaches, perspectives and traditions in their chosen scientific discipline and undertake a significant research project. It is designed to connect undergraduate study with supervised independent research and provide an academic foundation for students continuing on to a Masters by research or a PhD.

The Faculty of Science offers Honours programs in a broad range of disciplines:

 

Each discipline has variations in entry requirements and program details. Prospective students are advised to contact the relevant area of interest for more information.

A summary of entry requirements, contact details and information events are provided below. For more information on how to apply, please click here.

 

     
 AVIATION   
     
   
 

http://www.aviation.unsw.edu.au/future/honours.html

 

Honours Information Event (for S1 2018 entry):

TBC

 

Prior study requirement:

3 year full-time bachelor degree specialising in Aviation

 

WAM requirement: 

Minimum credit (65) weighted average mark (WAM).

 

Project/supervisor allocation:

The student is responsible for arranging a supervisor and project before applying for Honours. However, the Honours Coordinator can help to facilitate discussions with a potential supervisor, and prospective students are encouraged to contact him.

 

Contacts:

School Office

Room 205, Level 2 Old Main Building

Phone: 9385 5756

Email: aviab@unsw.edu.au

Honours Coordinator

Dr David Tan

Phone: 9385 7181

Email: david.tan@unsw.edu.au

 
   

 

 

     
 

BABS (Biotechnology & Biomolecular Sciences) 

   
     
   
 

https://www.babs.unsw.edu.au/future_students/future-honours-students

 

Honours Information Event (for S1 2018 entry):

TBC

 

Prior study requirement:

3 year full-time bachelor degree specialising in biotechnology, bioinformatics, genetics, microbiology, molecular and cell biology, or medical science fields. 

 

WAM requirement: 

Minimum credit (65) weighted average mark (WAM) for overall degree, and a minimum credit (65) WAM for stage three (final year) science subjects. 

 

Project/supervisor allocation:

The School allocates a supervisor and project to the student. The student is required to nominate a minimum of five (5) supervisors in order of preference. Nominated supervisors must be academic staff in the School of BABS or approved external supervisors. It is expected that students introduce themselves and discuss projects with potential supervisors before nominating them on their application. Prospective students are strongly advised to consult the document “Honours Information Booklet” for the list of supervisors and their Honours research projects.

 

Contacts:

BSB Student Office

Room G27 Biological Sciences Building

Phone: 9385 8047

Email: BABStudent@unsw.edu.au

Honours Coordinator

Dr Brendan Burns

Phone: 9385 3659

Email: brendan.burns@unsw.edu.au

 
   

 

 

     
 BEES (Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences)   
     
   
 

http://www.bees.unsw.edu.au/honours

 

Honours Information Event (for S1 2018 entry):

Date: 10 August 2017

Time: 6pm

Place: CLB2

 

Prior study requirement:

3 year full-time bachelor degree specialising in biology, ecology, environmental sciences, genetics, geography, geosciences, or marine sciences. 

 

WAM requirement: 

Minimum credit (65) weighted average mark (WAM) in six (6) stage three (final year) subjects from the stated major/specialisation. 

 

Project/supervisor allocation:

The student is responsible for arranging a supervisor and project before applying for Honours. Prospective students are advised to consult the BEES Honours Website for the list of supervisors and their Honours research projects.

 

Contacts:

BSB Student Office

Room G27 Biological Science Building

Phone: 9385 2961

Email: beesinfo@unsw.edu.au

Honours Coordinator

Dr Malte Ebach

Phone: 9385 2008  

Email: m.ebach@unsw.edu.au

 
   

 

 

     
 CHEMISTRY   
     
   
 

http://www.chemistry.unsw.edu.au/current-students/undergraduate/honours-research

 

Honours Information Event (for S1 2018 entry):

TBC

 

Prior study requirement:

3 year full-time bachelor degree specialising in chemistry, medicinal chemistry or nanoscience. 

 

WAM requirement: 

Minimum credit (65) weighted average mark (WAM).

 

Project/supervisor allocation:

The School allocates a supervisor and project to the student. The student is required to nominate a minimum of three (3) supervisors in order of preference. It is expected that students introduce themselves and discuss projects with potential supervisors before nominating them on their application. Prospective students are strongly advised to consult the document “Honours in Chemistry” for the list of supervisors and their Honours research projects.

 

Contacts:

School Office

Ms Anne Ayers

Room 105, Dalton Building (F12)

Phone: 9385 4666 

Email: a.ayres@unsw.edu.au

Honours Coordinator

Assoc. Prof. John Stride

Dalton 131 

Phone: 9385  4672 

Email: J.Stride@unsw.edu.au

 
   

 

 

     
 MATHS & STATISTICS   
     
   
 

https://www.maths.unsw.edu.au/currentstudents/honours-mathematics-and-statistics

 

Honours Information Event (for S1 2018 entry):

TBC

 

Prior study requirement:

3 year full-time bachelor degree specialising in mathematics or statistics OR at least 30 units of credit in stage three (final year) mathematics. 

 

WAM requirement: 

Minimum 70 weighted average mark (WAM) in stage three (final year) mathematics courses, and a minimum 70 WAM in core stage three (final year) mathematics courses for the specialisation in which they will undertake Honours.

 

Project/supervisor allocation:

The student is responsible for arranging a supervisor and project before applying for Honours. Honours projects and course selection are divided into four streams and students must consult with the appropriate stream coordinator prior to applying (see below). 

 

Contacts:

Student Services Office

Room 3088, Red Centre East

Phone: 9385 7053

Email: ug.MathsStats@unsw.edu.au

 

Honours Coordinators

Applied Mathematics stream: Dr Shane Keating, Ph: 9385 7071 E: s.keating@unsw.edu.au

Pure Mathematics stream: Dr Pinhas Grossman, Ph: 9385 4992 E: p.grossman@unsw.edu.au

Statistics stream: Dr Feng Chen, Ph: 9385 7026, E: feng.chen@unsw.edu.au

Quantitative Risk stream: Dr  John Steele, Ph: 9385 7060, E: j.steele@unsw.edu.au

 
   

 

 

     
 MATERIALS SCIENCE   
     
   
 

http://www.materials.unsw.edu.au/current-students/honours-projects

 

Honours Information Event (for S1 2018 entry):

Date: Tuesday 10th of October

Time: 2-4pm

Place: Chemical Sciences Building (F10), Lecture Theatre M18

 

Prior study requirement:

3 year full-time bachelor degree specialising in materials science or related discipline (the latter will be considered on a case-by-case basis).

 

WAM requirement: 

Minimum credit (65) weighted average mark (WAM) for overall degree, and a minimum credit (65) WAM for all Level II and III courses in the Materials Science major.

 

Project/supervisor allocation:

The School allocates a supervisor and project to the student and this is done as a formal process for the School's Honours student cohort (at the end of S2 of the preceding year).  The student is required to nominate a minimum of four (4) supervisors/projects in order of preference.  It is expected that students introduce themselves and discuss projects with potential supervisors before nominating them on their application. Prospective students are strongly advised to consult the School's Honours website for the list of supervisors and their Honours research projects.

 

Contacts:

School Office

Rooms 137, Level 1

Hilmer Building E10

Phone: 9385 7298 

Email: enquiries.materials@unsw.edu.au

Honours Coordinator

Dr Jianqiang Zhang

Room 348, Hilmer Building E10

Phone: 9385 5025

Email: j.q.zhang@unsw.edu.au

 
   

 

 

     
 MEDICAL SCIENCES   
     
   
 

https://medicalsciences.med.unsw.edu.au/students/soms-honours/overview

 

Honours Information Event (for S1 2018 entry):

Date: Friday 25 August 2017

Time: 5pm – 7pm

Place: Ground Floor Atrium, Wallace Wurth Building (C27)

 

Prior study requirement:

3 year full-time bachelor degree specialising in Anatomy, Pathology, Physiology, Pharmacology or other relevant science specialisation.

 

WAM requirement: 

Minimum credit (65) weighted average mark (WAM) for overall degree, and a minimum credit (65) WAM for stage three (final year) relevant science subjects. 

 

Project/supervisor allocation:

The student is responsible for arranging a supervisor and project before applying for Honours. Prospective students are advised to consult the SOMS Honours website for the list of supervisors and their Honours research projects.

 

Contacts:

School Office

Email or call Honours Administrator for an appointment.

Phone: 9385 8195

Email: v.sawatt@unsw.edu.au

Honours Coordinator

Dr Greg Smith

Phone: 9385 8075

Email: g.smith@unsw.edu.au

 
   

 

 

     
 NEUROSCIENCE   
     
   
 

https://medicalsciences.med.unsw.edu.au/students/undergraduate/neuroscience/honours

 

Honours Information Event (for S1 2018 entry):

Date: Friday 25 August 2017

Time: 5pm – 7pm

Place: Ground Floor Atrium, Wallace Wurth Building (C27)

 

Prior study requirement:

3 year full-time bachelor degree specialising in neuroscience. 

 

WAM requirement: 

Minimum credit (65) weighted average mark (WAM).

 

Project/supervisor allocation:

The School allocates a supervisor and project to the student. The student is required to nominate a minimum of three (3) supervisors in order of preference. It is expected that students introduce themselves and discuss projects with potential supervisors before nominating them on their application. Prospective students are strongly advised to consult the Neuroscience Honours Supervisor website for the list of supervisors and their Honours research projects.

 

Contacts:

School Office

Email or call Honours Administrator for an appointment.

Phone: 9385 8195

Email: v.sawatt@unsw.edu.au

Honours Coordinator

Dr John Power

Phone: 9385 2910

Email: john.power@unsw.edu.au

 
   

 

 

     
 PHYSICS   
     
   
 

https://www.physics.unsw.edu.au/current-students/honours

 

Honours Information Event (for S1 2018 entry):

TBC

 

Prior study requirement:

3 year full-time bachelor degree specialising in Physics. Students are expected to have completed the UNSW courses PHYS3111 Quantum Mechanics; PHYS3113 Thermal Physics and Statistical Mechanics; and PHYS3114 Electrodynamics (or equivalent).

 

WAM requirement: 

Minimum credit (65) weighted average mark (WAM).

 

Project/supervisor allocation:

The School allocates a supervisor and project to the student. The student is required to nominate a minimum of three (3) projects in order of preference. It is expected that students introduce themselves and discuss projects with potential supervisors before nominating them on their application. Prospective students are strongly advised to consult the Physics Research Projects webpage

 

Contacts:

School Office

Room G62 Old Main Building

Phone: 9385 6293

Email: info@phys.unsw.edu.au

Honours Coordinator

Dr Oleg Sushkov

Room G59H, Old Main Building

Phone: 9385 5324

Email: sushkov@phys.unsw.edu.au

 
   

 

 

     
 PSYCHOLOGY   
     
   
 

http://www.psy.unsw.edu.au/current-students/undergraduate/honours

 

Honours Information Event (for S1 2018 entry):

TBC

 

Prior study requirement:

Please contact School for more Information.

 

WAM requirement: 

Please contact School for more Information.

 

Project/supervisor allocation:

Please contact School for more Information.

 

Contacts:

School Office

Level 15, Mathews Building

Phone: 9385 3236

Email: emmalee.ogrady@unsw.edu.au

Honours Coordinator

Dr Melanie Gleitzman

Phone: 9385 3019 

Email: m.gleitzman@unsw.edu.au

 
   

 

 

     
 VISION SCIENCE   
     
   
 

https://optometry.unsw.edu.au/current/vision-science-honours

 

Honours Information Event (for S1 2018 entry):

Date: Tuesday 29 August 2017

Time: 5:30 - 7 pm

Place: Old Main Building Foyer

 

Prior study requirement:

3 year full-time bachelor degree specialising in Vision Science

 

WAM requirement: 

Minimum credit (65) weighted average mark (WAM).

 

Project/supervisor allocation:

The student is responsible for arranging a supervisor and project before applying for Honours. Prospective students are advised to consult the SOVS Honours website for the list of supervisors and their Honours research projects.

 

Contacts:

School Office

Rooms 3003, Level 3

Rupert Myers Building (North Wing)

Phone: 9385 4639

Email: optometry@unsw.edu.au

Honours Coordinator

A/Prof Michele Madigan

Phone: 9385 9879

Email: m.madigan@unsw.edu.au