Honours is usually an extra year of study at the end of your undergraduate degree. You normally apply for honours in your third year of study, but some courses include honours in their structure.
An honours degree gives you a competitive advantage in your career due to the higher qualification you will earn. From 2015, all our four-year accredited courses lead to an honours degree. The honours component of the program is embedded into the degree structure.
We also offer one-year honours degrees that can be completed at the end of our standard three-year bachelor's courses. This means if you're not quite ready to commit, you can still enrol in a three-year course and add an honours year later.
If you graduate with an honours degree, generally you can complete an expert master’s in the same discipline in just one extra year instead of the usual one and a half to two. This could be immediately after your degree, or after you have worked in your chosen field for a while.
Four year degrees with embedded honours include interior architecture, education, engineering, law, medicine, nutrition and dietetics, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, radiography and medical imaging, and pharmacy.