Bachelor of Science - Honours (ASSH)

Course summary

This degree is for high achieving students who have completed a three-year Bachelor's degree with a major or specialisation in either Human Geography or Environment and Heritage Management, and achieved the required academic standard. This Honours year is an added year of study at the end of the general Bachelor degree, and involves a year of research training.

This degree

This one-year Honours program provides you with the opportunity to undertake research on a topic of interest. An Honours degree may be used as a gateway to higher research degrees, a research-focused career, or for professions requiring advanced analytical and investigative skills.

What you will study

The UOW Bachelor of Science (Honours) majoring in Human Geography, or Environment and Heritage Management investigates issues of global significance, especially the human impact on the Earth, the management of landscapes, and the planning of cities and regions. During your Honours year you will conceptualise, plan, undertake and report on an independent geographical research project. You will construct an evidence-based approach to identify and develop your leadership potential as a geographer in the changing world.

Course information

Study area

Geography, Science

Campus

Wollongong

Course Code

1875

ATAR-SR

-

IB Score

26-27

Duration

1 year full-time or part-time equivalent

Delivery

On Campus

Cricos

084774C

UAC Code

-

Admission, Key dates, and Fees

A range of admission options are available for students of all ages and academic backgrounds. The procedures governing admission are defined in UOW's Admissions Procedures, and the UOW College Admissions policy.

For any specific advice or questions regarding an application, please contact the Future Students Team.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Admission into Honours is competitive. To be considered for entry into the Bachelor of Science Honours, students will:

  • have qualified for, or be a graduate with a relevant pass degree from the University of Wollongong, or hold an equivalent qualification from another institution;
  • normally have completed at least 24 credit points of 300-level subjects relating to the Honours discipline;
  • normally have a Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of at least 70% for the 24 credit points of 300-level subjects relating to the Honours discipline;
  • be aware that admission is also subject to an appropriate project being available, and acceptance by an academic supervisor;
  • complete a separate application form for entry to Honours;
  • be recommended by the relevant Head of School; and
  • be approved by the Head of Students of the Faculty.

By arrangement with the Schools involved, it is possible to undertake Joint Honours (a research thesis spanning two disciplines).

FEES

Commonwealth supported students are required to pay a student contribution amount towards the cost of their course. The amounts are calculated based on the subject cluster and the Equivalent Full-time Study Load (EFTSL) value of the subject. For information regarding student contribution amounts, please refer to the UOW Current Students website.

* Session fees are for one session for the year shown. Total course tuition fees shown are indicative, and are based on normal course length and progression.
These fees are subject to change from year to year. However, if you receive an offer to study at UOW, your fees will be fully confirmed at the time of your offer.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Admission into Honours is competitive. To be considered for entry into the Bachelor of Science Honours, students will:

  • have qualified for, or be a graduate with a relevant pass degree from the University of Wollongong, or hold an equivalent qualification from another institution;
  • normally have completed at least 24 credit points of 300-level subjects relating to the Honours discipline;
  • normally have a Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of at least 70% for the 24 credit points of 300-level subjects relating to the Honours discipline;
  • be aware that admission is also subject to an appropriate project being available, and acceptance by an academic supervisor;
  • complete a separate application form for entry to Honours;
  • be recommended by the relevant Head of School; and
  • be approved by the Head of Students of the Faculty.

By arrangement with the Schools involved, it is possible to undertake Joint Honours (a research thesis spanning two disciplines).


ENGLISH REQUIREMENTS

The following level of English is required to gain admission to this program:

English Test

Overall Score

Reading

Writing

Listening

Speaking

IELTS Academic

6.0

6.0

6.0

6.0

6.0

TOEFL (Internet-based)

70

18

18

17

17

UOW College: English for Tertiary Studies: Pass (weighted average mark of 50 overall and minimum 50 in Academic Reading and Writing)

Other qualifications may also be considered. Full details can be found on our English Language Requirements website.


FEES

Tuition fees are reviewed annually: fees payable are dependent on the year of commencement and are subject to increase during the period of study.

Overseas Health Cover:
Overseas Health Cover (OSHC) must be purchased for the proposed duration of the student visa. For information regarding the OSHC fees applicable, please refer to the international fees website.

CAMPUS

DELIVERY METHOD

SESSION FEE*

COURSE FEE*

Wollongong

On Campus

$16,200 (2021)

$32,400 (2021)

* Session fees are for one session for the year shown. Total course tuition fees shown are indicative, and are based on normal course length and progression.
These fees are subject to change from year to year. However, if you receive an offer to study at UOW, your fees will be fully confirmed at the time of your offer.

Admission Profile


INDICATIVE ENROLMENT



STUDENT PROFILE

This table shows the breakdown of the applicant background of the student group at UOW for this course. It provides data on students that commenced undergraduate study and continued study beyond the census date at UOW in 2019.

Applicant background

2019 intake

2019 intake (%)

Higher education study Students who have studied a University course, or completed a bridging or enabling course.

-

-

Vocational education & training study Students who have undertaken vocational education or training since leaving school.

-

-

Work & life experience Students admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than higher education study, vocational education & training, or recent secondary education.

-

-

Recent secondary education

ATAR Only Students admitted only on the basis of ATAR including any applied adjustment factors.

-

-

ATAR plus additional criteria Students who were admitted on the basis of both ATAR and additional criteria (e.g. an audition or individual subject results).

-

-

Other criteria only (non-ATAR) These students were admitted on the basis of other criteria where ATAR was not a factor (e.g. UOW Early Admission).

-

-

International students All other students.

-

-

All students

-

-

< 5: Number of students is less than 5
N/A: Data not available for this item
N/P: Not published (hidden to prevent calculation of other numbers less than 5)


ATAR PROFILE

This table relates to all students selected on the basis of ATAR alone or ATAR in combination with adjustment factors. For more information on adjustment factors commonly available to applicants, see ‘ATAR-based admission’.

ATAR profile of ATAR-based offers in 2019

ATAR The unadjusted, raw ATARs for students offered a place wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR. Selection Rank The ATARs of the same student group, including the impact of adjustment factors.
Highest rank to receive an offer

-

-

Median rank to receive an offer

-

-

Lowest rank to receive an offer

-

-

< 5: Less than 5 ATAR-based offers made
N/A: Data not available for this item
N/P: Not published (less than 5 ATAR-based offers made)

More Information

For more information about UOW admission pathways, see UOW Admission Information.

Key Dates

SESSION

CAMPUS

SESSION DETAILS

2021 Autumn

Wollongong

Orientation: 23 - 25 February 2021
Session: 1 March – 24 June 2021

Applications Close

  • Domestic Applicants (Direct): 24 December 2020*
  • International Applicants: 24 December 2020*

*Complete applications (with all required documentation) received by this date will receive an outcome prior to the start of session.

Applications received after this date will continue to be assessed for the requested session until 3 weeks prior to session (international), and start of session (domestic). Late applications may be assessed for future sessions if an outcome for the requested session is not possible.

2021 Spring

Wollongong

Orientation: 19 July 2021
Session: 26 July – 18 November 2021

Applications Close

  • Domestic Applicants (Direct): 27 June 2021*
  • International Applicants: 27 June 2021*

*Complete applications (with all required documentation) received by this date will receive an outcome prior to the start of session.

Applications received after this date will continue to be assessed for the requested session until 3 weeks prior to session (international), and start of session (domestic). Late applications may be assessed for future sessions if an outcome for the requested session is not possible.

Course structure

(Current year structure - subject to change)

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Learning Outcomes are statements of learning achievement that are expressed in terms of what the learner is expected to know, understand and be able to do upon completion of a course. Students graduating from this course will be able to:

CLO Description
1 Construct an evidence based approach to identifying and developing your leadership potential as a geographer in a changing world.
2 Conceptualise, plan, undertake and report on an independent geographical research project.

Course Structure

Students undertaking research in Human Geography or Land and Heritage Management will enrol in an appropriate 400-level Honours subject selected from the table below.

The Honours grade will be calculated in accordance with Method 1 defined in the Coursework Rules.

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
Full-time Year 1
Select ONE of the following TWO subjects:
GEOG401 Human Geography Honours Full-time 48 Annual, Spring 2020/Autumn 2021
GEOG406 Human Geography Joint Honours 24 Not available in 2020
Part-time Year 1
GEOG404 Human Geography Honours Part 1 (Part-time Students) 24 Annual
Part-time Year 2
GEOG405 Human Geography Honours Part 2 (Part-time Students) 24 Annual

For information regarding timetables, tutorials, and classes please the visit the Timetables and Classes page.

Course Handbook

(Current year structure - subject to change)

Why choose this course

Our leading researchers will give you the chance to combine wide learning with practical experience using our many regional and international networks. Our graduates are highly sought after because they are equipped with a portfolio of intellectual and technical abilities.

UOW has three main areas of expertise in Human Geography, and Environment and Heritage Management research:

  • People and their environments: examining how people perceive, use and reappraise the non-human world across the local to the global scale and in different contexts.
  • Living in a cosmopolitan, urbanised world: investigating how people's identities and actions are shaped by their everyday encounters with others, especially in multicultural cities.
  • Changing economies: investigating how new industries can create pathways to a more sustainable future.

Career opportunities
  • Geologist
  • Geographer
  • Research Officer
  • Heritage Officer
  • Policy/Project Officer
  • Hydrologist
  • Tourism and Recreation Planner
  • Geospatial Intelligence Officer
  • Market Researcher
  • Cartographer
  • Climatologist
  • Ranger
  • Environmental Health Officer
  • International Aid Officer
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