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Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences
 
 

Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences

Honours

 

Further information

Applications

  • All UWA students can apply for honours on studentConnect.
  • Students who have not been previously enrolled at UWA must apply through the Admissions Office or International Centre.
  • Applications for semester 1, 2016 open on 23 September 2015 and close on 1 February 2016.
  • More information is available on the Future Students webpage.

Honours coordinators

Engineering Science honours course advice:
ECM Student Office

Engineering Science honours research project coordinator:
Professor Liang Cheng (Civil Engineering)
Dr Angus Tavner (Mechanical and Chemical Engineering)
Professor Richard Durham (Mining Engineering)
Professor Keith Smettem (Environmental Engineering)
Professor David Huang (Electrical & Electronic Engineering)
Dr Wei Liu  (Software Engineering)

Computer Science and Software Engineering honours coordinator:
Dr Wei Liu 

Mathematics and Statistics honours coordinator: 
Professor Cai-Heng Li

Students surveyingHonours is an additional year of study following your bachelor’s degree.
It is designed to increase the depth and breadth of your knowledge; introduce you to independent study and research; and will prepare you to go on to postgraduate research. The year is made up of a research project taken over two semesters and four coursework units. Honours courses are governed by the University policy on Honours Award.

Engineering Science honours

Honours in Engineering Science: the honours course consists of four course work units taken from the MPE in your specialisation and a 24 point research project. More information about the course structure is available in the Undergraduate Handbook.


End-on honours
Research project  Unit codes GENG5011 and GENG5012. Students propose their own topic in consultation with the research coordinator for their discipline. The scope of the project could be quite broad and may draw on expertise in other areas (e.g. in a second major).
Enrolment Students are enrolled only in their Bachelor of Philosophy (BH005) or the Bachelor of Science Honours (BH004) course and will normally complete the course in one academic year. They can then start the MPE or pursue other postgraduate courses (e.g. PhD) or may graduate with an honours degree.
Credit Students can apply for 36 points of credit towards the MPE from the four course work units completed in the honours course.

For entry into Honours in Engineering Science you must have an average of 70% in the level three units of your chosen specialisation in the Engineering Science major.

Computer Science and Software Engineering honours

The course structure for Computer Science and Software Engineering Honours is detailed in the Undergraduate Handbook. Prospective honours students are advised to contact the honours coordinator to discuss prospective projects, or to approach supervisors directly. More information is available on the School's fourth year page.

Students who are completing the Software Engineering specialisation of the Engineering Science major should enrol in Engineering Science honours.

For entry into Honours in Computer Science you must have an average of 65% in the level three units of your Computer Science, Applied Computing or Data Science major.

 

Mathematics and Statistics honours

Honours in Mathematics and Statistics is offered in applied mathematics, pure mathematics, statistics or mathematical physics, depending on your specialisation in your undergraduate degree. You are encouraged to discuss your possible program as early as you can with the honours coordinator. You can find information about the course structure in the Undergraduate Handbook. The School of Mathematics and Statistics has more information including a list of possible topics and supervisors on their honours webpage.

For entry into Honours in Mathematics and Statisitcs you must have an average of 65% in the level three units of your Mathematics and Statistics major or Quantitative Methods major. Students who complete the Quantitative Methods major will only be able to select statistics as their honours specialisation.

Honours in pre-2012 courses  

If you’re studying a Bachelor of Engineering your honours year is built into your course. Your final honours grade will be calculated based on your course weighted average and your result for your final year project. You will need to enter preferences for a thesis topic from the list of available topics at the end of the semester before you start your final year project.

To be eligible for honours in Computer Science (in the Bachelor of Computer Science, the Bachelor of Computer and Mathematical Science or the Bachelor of Science) you need to have an average of 70% in the level three units for your computer science major. Applications are made online through studentConnect. More information is available on the School's fourth year page.

For honours in Mathematics you must have an average of 65% in the level three units of your mathematics major. You are encouraged to discuss your possible program as early as you can with the honours coordinator. Applications are made online through studentConnect. The School of Mathematics and Statistics has more information including a list of possible topics and supervisors on their honours webpage.