The Faculty offers an Honours year program through each of its five schools and the Environmental Studies Unit. While it has a distinct structure it also has the flexibility to meet the differing needs of students wishing to specialise in many of the disciplines offered by the constituent schools.
The Honours course typically includes a substantial research project.
Objectives of the program are:
· to provide knowledge, skills and attitudes relevant to the conduct of research, especially for entry to higher degree courses;
· to develop an advanced level of knowledge in the area of specialisation;
· to further develop verbal and written skills relevant to advanced studies and research.
Wagga Wagga campus
Normal course duration
Full-time 1 year (2 sessions)
Part-time 2 years (4 sessions)
Students may commence studies at the beginning of the academic year, or in mid year, subject to places being available.
To be eligible for admission applicants must have been awarded, or be eligible to graduate with, a three year bachelor degree in an appropriate discipline from a recognised tertiary institution. Normally, to be eligible, a student must have completed 50% of their second and third level subject points at a grade of better than Pass (PS) with no Fails (FL), and completion of the degree in minimum time.
Credit for previous study
No subject exemptions will be offered based on any Honours work completed at other universities, although such work may allow for advanced standing to be granted. To graduate all students must satisfactorily complete eight equivalent subjects whilst enrolled in the course.
To graduate, students must satisfactorily complete 64 subject points, consisting of a Research Program component and a Discipline development component. The structure is flexible so that students can design a program which will meet their individual requirements, subject to approval.
Research Program component
Students must complete between 24 and 48 subject points in the Research Program component.
This component consists of:
· a compulsory Research Project (16 to 48 subject points). The project is conducted under the direction of a supervisor;
· an optional Readings subject (16 subject points maximum).
The Readings subject is a series of directed readings and seminars
in the discipline of interest to the student, which must be approved
by the Faculty Course Coordinator.
Discipline development component
Students must complete between 16 and 40 subject points in this component, depending on the size of the Research Program selected.
The combination of subjects to make up this component is elective, but must be related to the development of the discipline area and be approved by the relevant School Honours Course Coordinator.
A student may satisfy this component by completing:
· any Level 4 subjects
· any Level 5 subjects
· any Level 2 and 3 subjects, providing that such subjects (or similar subjects under different codes) were not previously completed and the number of subject points taken at these levels does not exceed 16.
Prospective students should contact the appropriate schools for details on the areas of study available and for advice on the suitability of their bachelor degree for admission to the program.
School of Agriculture
Dr Gavin Ash
Telephone (069) 33 2768
Facsimile (069) 33 2812
School of Environmental and Information Sciences
Sub-Dean, Faculty Honours Program
Dr Nicholas Klomp
Telephone (060) 41 8905
Facsimile (060) 41 8897
School of Information Studies
Dr John Weckert
Telephone (069) 33 2372
Facsimile (069) 33 2733
School of Information Technology
Dr Wayne Moore
Telephone (063) 38 4749
Facsimile (063) 38 4649
School of Science and Technology
Professor Alistair Robertson
Telephone (069) 33 2927
Facsimile (069) 33 2737
Environmental Studies Unit
Dr Al Gibbs
Telephone (063) 38 4382
Facsimile (063) 38 4078
Last revised: 3 January 1996