Bachelor of Advanced Science (Honours)

The four-year Bachelor of Advanced Science (Honours) is a new postgraduate degree for both school leavers and students currently completing a Bachelor of Science.

Current Bachelor of Science students can transfer into the Bachelor of Advanced Science (Honours) at any time if they have a B+ average or higher. High achieving school leavers can enter directly into the degree.

You can choose from eight specialisations: Applied Conservation, Biomedical Science, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Food Science, Geospatial Science, Microbiology or Molecular Genetics.

Graduates with a Bachelor of Science can enrol in a standard Bachelor of Science (Honours).

Start date: 2020

Minimum entry requirements

  • Applicants must have completed one or more years in a Bachelor of Science with a B+ grade average or achieved NCEA level 3 with a rank score of at least 260 (or 310 in CIE, or 33 in IB) and at least 16 credits each in two approved subjects, or equivalent CIE, or IB in university approved subjects.

International student entry requirements

English language requirements

You can choose from eight specialisations:

  • Applied Conservation
  • Biomedical Science
  • Chemistry
  • Environmental Science
  • Food Science
  • Geospatial Science
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Genetics

To specialise in one of the areas listed, you need to complete the papers listed for this specialisation.

You complete either the postgraduate Research Project (60 points) that provides you with skills in scientific research and in drafting a paper in a format suitable for a scientific journal publication, or the Dissertation (45 points).

You also take additional electives each year to bring the total number of points per year up to 120.

Quick facts
Programme code:
AK2040
Level:
9
Points:
480
Duration:
4 years full-time / part-time available
Campus:
City Campus
Starts:

24 Feb 2020

Fees:
Domestic
$8,540
  • This represents the approximate tuition fee based on a full-time workload of 120 points in 2019. The exact tuition fee will depend on papers selected and may exceed this figure.
  • Fees are subject to change year to year, if you are planning for beyond 2019, the tuition fee may vary from the figure stated.
  • There may also be other fees and charges you need to pay. Learn more about fees to study at AUT
International
$35,820
  • This represents the approximate tuition fee based on a full-time workload of 120 points in 2019. The exact tuition fee will depend on papers selected and may exceed this figure.
  • Fees are subject to change year to year, if you are planning for beyond 2019, the tuition fee may vary from the figure stated.
  • There may also be other fees and charges you need to pay. Learn more about fees to study at AUT
  • International students' tuition fees reflect the full cost of tuition. Domestic students' tuition fees are less due to a proportion of the tuition fees being funded by the New Zealand Government.

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