Bachelor of Science (Honours) - an enhanced program for high achievers

Fast facts

Course type: Undergraduate degree / Honours
Course length: 4 years
Location: On campus

2014 Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR): 95.15
Guaranteed entry ATAR:
Advanced Diploma or above
Bonus points: SEAS, RISAS

International students
FISC Foundation: 7.8, A Levels: 13, IB Diploma: 34, Gao Kao: Tier 1
English requirements

Course overview

The Bachelor of Science (Honours) - an enhanced program for high achievers - is a 4 year Honours degree that provides an enhanced program of study for students of exceptional academic ability.

It is unique in offering students opportunities to extend their study of science and embark upon research from their very 1st year through research training and project work. 

There is great flexibility in the program, allowing you to follow your interests without being confined by traditional boundaries.

In the 2nd and 3rd years you can choose to complete:

  • a specialisation
  • an extended major and electives
  • two major sequences
  • one major sequence, one minor sequence and electives.

We offer options in the traditional core sciences such as chemistry, physics, biological sciences and mathematics, and options as diverse as computer science, environmental hydrology and water resources, microbiology, molecular biosciences and microbiolgy and ocean and climate science.

As well as understanding science, you will learn to appreciate its role in society and will develop crucial generic skills in problem solving, communication, teamwork and computing.


Extended Majors



  • Biological Sciences
  • Botany
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science 
  • Environmental Hydrology and Water Resources
  • Mathematics
  • Microbiology
  • Physics
  • Zoology

What will I study? 

Refer to the course rule.

Why study Science (Honours) - an enhanced program for high achievers - at Flinders?

The Bachelor of Science (Honours) - an enhanced program for high achievers - at Flinders:

  • provides opportunities to: undertake scientific research from the 1st Year, undertake inquiry-based learning and extended science studies and study with other high achieving students
  • combines the technical knowledge and practical training specific to a chosen area of science specialisation with research training and opportunities to join established research teams. Student will be able to work on research projects alongside research staff, Honours and PhD students.
  • provides the strongest possible foundation for a science-based career. Our graduates will be equipped not just to find their first job in their chosen field, but to explore new options in later years as science - and their own interests - change and develop
  • provides students with a broad range of workplace skills such as problem solving, critical analysis, written and oral presentation, teamwork and computing.

Career Opportunities

What can I do with my Bachelor of Science (Honours) - an enhanced program for high achievers degree?

Study a language

Flinders also offers all students the opportunity to major in a language in conjunction with any undergraduate course. The Diploma in Language is designed to provide students with competence in a chosen language additional portability to their qualifications. You will complete a total of 1 extra year of study and graduate with both your chosen degree and the Diploma in Language. You can apply for this at time of enrolment.

Entry requirements

Prerequisities: At least three of SACE Stage 2 Biology, Chemistry, Geology, Mathematical Studies, Physics, Specialist Mathematics.

International students must have completed at least three of these subjects at senior secondary school or equivalent: Biology, Mathematical Studies, Specialist Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, Geology

Domestic students: You can qualify for undergraduate courses through: year 12 qualifications, adult entry (STAT/Bridging Program), TAFE/VET qualification, higher education transfers. Flinders also offers a range of special access schemes. Refer to undergraduate study applications.

International students: Entry and English requirements

Applications and annual fees

Domestic students
SATAC code: 214721
Mid year entry: Yes
Applications: SATAC Uniweb 
Annual fees:

Place type: Commonwealth-supported

2015: $8,336

International students
CRICOS code: 061666G
Mid year entry: Yes
Applications: How to apply 
Annual fees:

2015: $26,600




  • Domestic student fees are indicative only. Further information:  How are these fees calculated?
  • We accept international applications for programs commencing beyond the year advertised and tuition fees for these years will be higher. Please note that your tuition fees may be subject to an annual increase.

Credit transfer

Refer to credit transfer for further information. 

Related courses

Further study options

Course brochures

Domestic students
Science & Mathematics (PDF 1MB)

International students
eBrochure: Undergraduate international prospectus
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