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The Bachelor of Advanced Science (Honours) is a specialised program that provides high-achieving future leaders the opportunity to pursue their scientific passion and gain extensive research experience under the guidance of prominent research scientists and thought leaders.
Throughout your program you’ll work alongside researchers and collaborate with your peers on cutting-edge research projects to challenge your problem-solving capabilities and develop your research, analytical and communications skills.
In first year, a broad range of advanced courses will enhance your interdisciplinary scientific knowledge and practical skills. You’ll then develop your scientific expertise and technical skills through a core specialisation. Choose from 24 specialist fields from across science and mathematics.
You’ll have the option to complement your specialisation with a major or minor across a broad range of scientific fields, with a choice of 24 majors and 32 minors. Alternatively, diversify your skill set by choosing from 46 minors in other study areas, including languages, communication, design and economics.
Your final year will be dedicated to an independent research project in your chosen specialisation. In some cases this may also be combined with advanced coursework to enhance your expertise.
You'll graduate with a respected honours qualification, with advanced knowledge and skills that will set you apart in a competitive job market, prove your leadership potential and provide a pathway into future research and learning.
In this major, you'll explore topics like brain function, memory, conscious experience, lifespan development and social behaviour, together with the full spectrum of functional and dysfunctional behaviours.
Graduates undertake careers in human resources, mental health services, youth and child support work, or fields as diverse as marketing, aged care and corrective services.
Queensland Year 12 (or equivalent) General English subject (Units 3 & 4, C); Mathematical Methods (Units 3 & 4, C); Two of Agricultural Science, Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Science, Specialist Mathematics or Physics (Units 3 & 4, C), at least one of which must be Biology, Chemistry or Physics.
If you need help meeting the entry requirements for your preferred program, the university offers a range of pathways to upgrade your qualifications and English language proficiency.
Choosing a pathway:
The best pathway for you will depend on your previous study and the entry requirements you need to meet.
To increase your entry score, you may be able to complete a:
To meet a subject prerequisite, you may be able to complete a:
To meet all minimum entry requirements, you may be able to complete a foundation program.
There are a number of requirements you must satisfy before a visa is granted, including the genuine temporary entrant (GTE) requirement.
India: All India Senior School Certificate (CBSE) 77.5
China: Gaokao 75
Pakistan: Pakistan Inter-Higher Secondary School Certificate 65
The Institute of Continuing and TESOL Education (ICTE) offers English language courses that can help you meet UQ's English language requirements.
If you meet all the academic entry requirements for your preferred UQ program, but need help to meet the English language requirements, you may be eligible for a package offer.
A package offer includes:
When you apply for your UQ program, indicate that you want to apply for a package offer. Don't apply directly to ICTE.
You still need to provide evidence of your current English language ability (e.g. IELTS or another recognised test). We will assess your skills and place you in the best English course for your level.
Depending on your current English level you will be offered a place in one of the following English language pathways:
You need to meet the academic requirements for entry to the UQ program and be within the specified range of English language proficiency for that program. Minimum entry is IELTS 5.0 or recognised equivalent for most programs, with some programs requiring a higher level.
General English (GE): IELTS 4.0 to IELTS 4.5
English for Academic Purposes (EAP) has three entry points – IELTS 5.0, 5.5 or 6.0.
Bridging English (BE): Minimum entry is IELTS 5.0 (or recognised equivalent) for most UQ programs, with some UQ programs requiring a higher level.
OET is not accepted.
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