Honours is an optional additional year of an undergraduate course that can offer a pathway to a
PhD program for both national and international institutions. Even if you do not plan to continue your
studies, the Honours program is a beneficial and enjoyable experience. You will conduct a research project
under the close supervision of an RSES academic staff member, and a panel of academic staff from
within the ANU or collaborating institutions. The honours program provides an exciting opportunity to
engage with research and actively participate in the academic life of the department. Compltion of
an honours degree will provide you with skills to conduct independent research, and gain a greater depth
and knowledge of your chosen field.
The main requirement for entry to Honours is a credit average during the undergraduate degree.
Where to begin ...
Honours in RSES has two programs, Honours in
The Honours program requires one academic year (fulltime or the equivalent part time).
There are intakes in first and second semester. Initial discussions should be made
with one of the honours convenors.
The convenor will be happy to help you in the
early stages of developing a project, and together with your supervisory panel,
and assist and review your progress throughout the year.
There are a number of Honours scholarships
Check the details on the
but most have an application close date
of 30 November in the year before you commence Honours.
Information about Honours including the handbook and application forms and application
closing dates are on the ANU College of Physical and mathematical Sciences
Additional Resouces ...
Currently enrolled honours students can find useful material on EMS
honours resouce page.
Sample preparation on board the Marion Dufresne