Frequently asked questions

FAQs for engineering projects

Semester 1 – First Monday in February

Semester 2 – First day of the planned Uni semester 2 (late July)

To qualify for a named Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) degree, you must complete 144 units with a grade of P or NGP or better in each topic, as described in the course rule for the chosen named degree. Students may transfer to a named Bachelor of Engineering (Specialisation) (Honours) course at any point after the successful completion of 36 units of study, including MATH1121 and PHYS1701.

The honours grade awarded is determined in accordance with the University’s Assessment Policy and Procedures and is calculated from the Weighted Average Mark of all topics at level 7000 and above taken as part of the degree as follows:

85 ≤ WAM – Honours First Class (H1)
75 ≤ WAM < 85 - Honours Second Class Division A (H2A) 65 ≤ WAM < 75 - Honours Second Class Division B (H2B) 50 ≤ WAM < 65 - Honours Third Class (H3) Where a student has satisfied all requirements for the course but has achieved a WAM of less than 50, the WAM will be deemed 50 for the purposes of calculating the honours classification.

If you have searched through the projects on offer, and have spoken to a number of academics and still not found a suitable project, please email CSEEngineeringHonoursMasters@flinders.edu.au
copying cse.enquiries@flinders.edu.au so that we can assist.

Yes. We encourage students to work with industry where possible. In their third year of study, students take ENGR3700 Engineering Practicum OR ENGR3710 International Engineering Practicum. Sometimes students will then go on to do their Honours project with the industry partner they took their practicum with.

Yes. A full-time load for honours is undertaken over two semesters (36 units / 8 topics in total), so if wanting to study part-time, these units can be undertaken over 3 or even 4 semesters.

You can also change from full-time to part-time during honours if the need arises.

Depending on the project you choose this may be possible. Please contact the topic coordinator for further information.

In some circumstances this may be possible. If intending to enrol late please contact the Topic Coordinator for further information.

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FAQs for science projects

Honours in the Science disciplines:

  • Semester 1 – Four weeks prior to the planned University semester 1 start date
  • Semester 2 – First day of the planned Uni semester 2 (late July)

In order to be eligible for entry to honours, students would normally be expected to have achieved a grade point average (GPA) of at least 5 in 36 units of relevant upper level topics, by the end of their 3rd year. If a student’s GPA is <5, they are still able to apply but will need to make a case in writing to the Honours Coordinator regarding their preparation, motivation and ambition to undertake Honours. Offers will be made on the basis of ranked academic merit. As well as the student's undergraduate record, the availability of an academic supervisor for the research project will be taken into account. If already in a 4 year course and applying to progress through to your Honours year, please refer to the course rule for your course to check the progression requirements.

If you have completed (or are about to complete) a 3 year bachelor degree, in addition to the GPA requirement, please refer to the relevant course rule below for further entry requirements relevant to the 1 year honours program:

If you have searched through the projects on offer, and have spoken to a number of academics and have still not found a suitable project, please email cse.enquiries@flinders.edu.au so that we can assist.

Yes. You need to apply to progress through to your honours year so that your progress can be checked to make sure that academically you are on track. This process is also your way of nominating potential projects and supervisors.

If you have completed (or are about to complete) a 3 year bachelor degree, and are applying to add on a 1 year honours course, there are two steps in the application process:

Step 1: Apply online for the course via the student system. When applying, you need to search for the relevant course code (HBSC or HBIT or HBDTI or HBAGIS or HBEM) and select the correct 1 year course that you wish to apply for.

Step 2: Submit an Expression of Interest for at least two projects via this website. Before submitting your Expression of Interest for projects, you must speak with potential supervisors to discuss the projects on offer.

 

If you are currently admitted into a 4 year honours course at Flinders University, skip Step 1 and go straight to Step 2, as students already in a 4 year honours course DO NOT need to submit an application via the student system for a new course.

Yes. A full-time load for honours is undertaken over two semesters (36 units / 8 topics in total), so if wanting to study part-time, these units can be undertaken over 3 or even 4 semesters.

You can also change from full-time to part-time during honours if the need arises.

Yes.

In order to be eligible for entry to honours, students would normally be expected to have achieved a grade point average (GPA) of at least 5 in 36 units of relevant upper level topics, by the end of their 3rd year. If a student’s GPA is <5, they are still able to apply but will need to make a case in writing to the Honours Coordinator regarding their preparation, motivation and ambition to undertake Honours. Once we receive your application, we will calculate your GPA and let you know if a supporting statement is required.

If you are in your final semester of your 3rd year, you can apply. If an offer is made, it will be conditional on you successfully completing your undergrad degree.

Absolutely! You will just need to provide a copy of your transcript from the University where you undertook your studies.

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