Bachelor of Science (Honours) (Ourimbah Campus) (pre 2009)
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This program is available only to students who commenced the Bachelor of Science (Honours) program prior to 2009. Students who perform well during the Bachelor of Science degree may undertake a further year of full-time (or equivalent part-time) study to obtain an Honours degree. The Honours degree allows students to further develop their specific areas of interest.
On the Ourimbah Campus, Honours programs are available in Marine Science and Sustainable Resource Management.
An Honours year in Psychology is only available at the Callaghan Campus within the Bachelor of Science (Honours) Callaghan.
Marine Scientists are employed by Local government (city and shire councils), State government (catchment committees, Fisheries, EPA, marine parks), Federal government Environment Australia CSIRO), private and industry consultants, universities and organisations with marine and estuarine interests.Those who specialise in Sustainable Resource Management can find employment in Federal and State government departments (national parks and wildlife, land and water management, agriculture, EPA, public works and forestry), in Local government (strategic planning groups, sustainability, development control land and water management); in private industry (as a consultant on environmental and sustainable resource matters); in non-governmental organisations; and in research organisations such as agriculture, forestry, livestock and soil management.
Applicants must have successfully completed the Bachelor of Science or equivalent program with a minimum GPA of 5.0(credit grade average) calculated from:
- Across the entire degree program; or
- Across a major in the proposed discipline of study, if that degree program includes such a major; or
- Across the in at least 60 units of 3000 level courses (which must include at least 40 units of 3000 level courses in the major where a major exists).
In exceptional circumstances, the above requirements may be varied with permission of the Head of School and Pro-Vice Chancellor.
No more than two years must have elapsed since completion of the undergraduate degree.
Entry to the Honours program is by way of direct application for enrolment. Applicants must fill in an application for direct entry, and this must be accompanied by a letter of request for admission addressed to both the Head of School and the Pro Vice-Chancellor of the Faculty of Science and Information Technology. Students will not be allowed to commence study until the permission has been granted by both the Head of School and the Pro Vice-Chancellor. Applicants from other Universities will need to supply certified transcripts
and other documents requested in the application form.
No credit is available into Honours Programs.
There are three classes of Honours: Class I, Class II and Class III. Class II will have two divisions, namely Division 1 and Division 2. The grading and marking of End-On Honours programs is defined in the Structure for Model 1 Honours Programs Policy (Policy 000643)
International students must comply with the University of Newcastle's English language proficiency requirements. Consequently, no additional strategies beyond those should be required. The program is delivered through small group learning situations, including studio, group and individual tutorial/mentoring sessions, laboratory and field work. Opportunities for providing individual support will be considered.
Some aspects of the program are practical hands on skills based and may be difficult for students with certain disabilities to undertake. The support structures of the Student Support Unit will be available to assist any students with a disability or chronic illness. The Faculty and School accepts responsibility, in liaison with the Student Support Unit, for providing reasonable accommodations to allow students with disabilities to complete the program.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students will draw on the assistance and support provided by the Wollotuka Indigenous Support Unit.
Sports Scientists can find employment in both the public and private sector and with other postgraduate studies can specialise in sports nutrition, sport psychology and musculoskeletal rehabilitation and can gain accreditation with the Australian Association of Exercise and Sports Science and a Medicare provider number.
A Science degree followed by studies in Education may lead to a career in teaching.
The Bachelor of Science (Honours) is available on both the Callaghan and Ourimbah Campus. On the Ourimbah Campus it has specialisations in Marine Science, Sustainable Resource Management and Sports Science and Physical Activity.
The Honours degree may be completed over one year full-time or two years part-time. This program requires students to complete 80 units in one discipline from the list of approved courses.
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