Honours year

The Honours year is a diverse and flexible science program with an emphasis on research-led education.

You will learn advanced knowledge of research principles as well as the methods and theoretical concepts of your discipline. You’ll also get to design your own research project which will help you to understand and provide solutions to complex problems facing our world.

Admission requirements

An AQF Level 7 Bachelor of Science Degree, or equivalent, completed within the last two years:

  • With a weighted average mark equivalent to an ANU 70 per cent calculated from the 36 units (i.e. 0.75 EFTSL) of courses in the discipline cognate to the honours specialisation, excluding 1000-level courses (i.e. introductory undergraduate courses), with the highest marks.
  • And the satisfaction of any admission requirements described in the relevant honours specialisation

Cognate Disiplines

Cognate disciplines are detailed in the honours specialisations available for this honours plan.

Program requirements

The Bachelor of Science (Honours) requires the completion of 48 units from one of the available Honours specialisations. For more information about Honours specialisations visit the ANU Programs & courses website.


Please visit the Fees Schedules page on the main ANU website for information about Honours year fees.

Honours pathway courses »

Students in one of our Direct Entry Honours program, or those wanting to sample some of the work required from Honours students, can find out which courses are available as Honours Pathway Options (HPO) or Honours Pathway Courses (HPC).