Bachelor of Science (Honours)

KPT/JPT (R/421/6/0028) 10/20 - MQA/SWA0130

Why study the Bachelor of Science (Honours)?

When you pursue an honours fourth year, you gain analytical and research skills, while building discipline-specific knowledge in your chosen field of expertise. During your honours year, you also participate in seminars, give oral presentations of your research and prepare a thesis. These activities are all stepping stones toward pursuing higher research qualifications in science, such as the Master of Science or Doctor of Philosophy.


Areas of study

Areas of specialisation are:

  • Biotechnology
  • Food science and technology
  • Medical bioscience
  • Medicinal chemistry
  • Psychology (*only February intake)
  • Tropical environmental biology


Duration

The course takes one year of full-time study to complete.


Course structure

The honours program involves coursework through seminars and a major research project.


Biology

  • Biology research project (36 points)
  • Honours coursework in biology (12 points)

Biotechnology

  • Biotechnology research project (36 points)
  • Honours coursework in biotechnology (12 points)

Food science and technology

  • Food science and technology research project (36 points)
  • Honours coursework in food science and technology (12 points)

Medicinal chemistry

  • Medicinal chemistry research project (36 points)
  • Honours coursework in medicinal chemistry (12 points)

Medical bioscience

  • Medical bioscience research project (36 points)
  • Honours coursework in medical bioscience (12 points)

Psychology

  • Psychology honours: Research project (24 points)
  • Statistics and research design for professional psychology (6 points)
  • Ethical and professional issues in psychology (6 points)
  • Psychological assessment (6 points)

Plus one of the following psychology electives (6 points):

  • Psychology in society
  • Developmental and clinical neuroscience

The Monash University Handbook has more detailed information about the structure and requirements for the Bachelor of Science (Honours).


Career outcomes

Graduates from the Bachelor of Science (Honours) work in areas such as:

  • drug and pharmaceutical research
  • food processing
  • chemicals
  • biotechnology product development
  • clinical genetics
  • healthcare
  • environmental consulting
  • environmental management.


Entry requirements

To enter Monash University, students must satisfy particular academic, English language and age requirements.

For admission into the science honours course, students must have:

  • completed the requirement for the Bachelor of Science at Monash University or an equivalent degree, and
  • obtained a distinction grade average (70 per cent) or above in 24 points of studies in relevant units at level three, and
  • met the normal Monash University English language requirements for undergraduate students.


Fees


Tuition

In 2018, annual tuition fees for this course are:

  • RM42,200 for Malaysian students
  • RM46,400 for international students.


Once-only fees

  • Application - RM100
  • Registration - RM200


Per-semester fee

  • General amenities - RM100

Visa for new international student

  • Visa application fee - RM 2,200


Intake periods

Each year, there are two intake periods (February or July) for the Bachelor of Science (Honours) except for Psychology honours discipline that is only available for February intake.


Credit

Applications for credit can include credit transfer for previous study or recognition of prior learning.


Related courses


More information

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