The Bachelor of Advanced Science (Honours) is the degree of choice for innovative thinkers with exceptional scientific knowledge and skills. It’s designed for talented students with the inclusion of advanced-level courses and an Honours year.

You have access to advanced fields of science with 25 majors to choose from including Advanced Physical Oceanography, Climate Systems Science, Microbiology, Vision Science, Advanced Physics, Earth Science, Molecular and Cell Biology, Anatomy, Ecology, Neuroscience, Bioinformatics, Genetics, Pathology, Biology, Geography, Pharmacology, Biotechnology, Marine and Coastal Science, Physiology, Chemistry, Materials Science, Psychology, Climate Dynamics, Mathematics and Statistics.

During your studies, you will develop the critical and integrative thinking needed for the successful completion of the research-based Honours year.

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Total units of credit (UOC)




Who should choose this degree?

The Advanced Science degree is aimed at high-achieving students who wish to challenge their scientific abilities.

Degree Structure

Degree Handbook

Career opportunities

  • Public sector research in universities and government institutes like CSIRO
  • Private sector research in pharmaceuticals and biotechnology companies
  • Public policy
  • Health and environmental related non-profits
  • Market research and product development
  • Management, technical and environmental consulting
  • Data analytics or medical sales
  • Science communication, journalism and teaching

Accreditation / Professional Recogntion

The Chemistry Major is accredited by the Royal Australian Chemical Institute

Assumed Knowledge

Chemistry; Mathematics; Visual Arts plus one of Biology, Earth and Environmental Science, Mathematics Extension 1 or Physics (depending on chosen area of study)

Entry requirements

2018 Lowest Rank


2019 Guaranteed Entry


2018 A Levels
2018 IB Diploma


2018 QLD OP


How to apply

Applications for undergraduate study from domestic students (Australian citizens, permanent residents and New Zealand citizens) are processed by the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).

Visit the ‘Apply’ section of the UAC website and you can nominate up to five degrees in order of preference, with the first being your most desired degree and university.

On-time applications for admission usually close at the end of September each year for Term 1 admission. Late applications can be submitted, but a late fee will apply.

For study starting in Term 1, the majority of offers are made in December and January.

Visit the UAC website for key dates for admission outside of Term 1.

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Annual Tuition Fee


Commonwealth Supported Place, Student Contribution Band 2

* The student contribution for a Commonwealth Supported Place is an indication only of the amount payable in Year 1 based on a standard full-time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). The actual student contribution you will pay depends on your individual program of study and the calendar year in which you enrol. Actual fees are calculated upon enrolment.

Student contribution amounts are subject to annual review by the University and will increase each year of your period of study (subject to caps determined by the Australian Government), effective at the start of each calendar year.

The indicative fees listed here are based on an estimated average and are for tuition only – other fees and charges are not included.

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