Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Honours Program Structure

Honours Timeframe

Honours allows variable enrolment patterns including full or part time enrolment, local or distance education, and commencement in either session 1 or session 2. Commencement dates are typically:

Enrolment

Start date

Dissertation due date

Full time - session 1

First Monday in February

Final day of on-campus classes in session 2

Full time - session 2

First Monday in July

Final day of on-campus classes in session 1

Part time - session 1

First Monday in February

Final day of on-campus classes in session 2 the following year

Part time - session 2

First Monday in July

Final day of on-campus classes in session 1 the following year

Honours Requirements

Honours students are required to complete:

1) A project research proposal at the beginning of their project. The proposal will be reviewed by the Honours Coordinator and several independent academic staff members. The panel will meet with the student and their supervisory panel to discuss the research plan.

2) Subjects to the value of 64 points (see below)

3) A seminar presenting their research findings

4) A dissertation of their research findings

Honours Enrolment

Students entering Honours must have a total of 192 points. Honours requires undertaking subjects to the total of 64 points. A typical enrolment pattern for a fulltime Honours enrolment is shown below.

Semester 1

HRS410 or STA401

Research Methods/Scientific Statistics

8 points

Semester 1

HRS424

Honours Research Dissertation

24 points

Semester 2

HRS432

Honours Research Dissertation

32 points

A typical enrolment pattern for a fulltime Honours enrolment is shown below.

Semester 1

HRS410 or STA401

Research Methods/Scientific Statistics

8 points

Semester 1

HRS408

Honours Research Dissertation

8 points

Semester 2

HRS416

Honours Research Dissertation

16 points

Semester 3

HRS416

Honours Research Dissertation

16 points

Semester 4

HRS416

Honours Research Dissertation

16 points

Honours Assessment

A grade will be calculated at the end of the Honours program based on:

Research proposal: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory (SY/US)
Literature review: 10%
Dissertation: 80%
Final seminar: 10%

The class of Honours will be determined according to:

Honours Class 1 (H1) 80 - 100%
Honours Class 2, Division 1 (H2A) 70 - 79%:
Honours Class 2, Division 2 (H2B) 60 - 69%
Honours Class 3 (H3) 50 - 59%
Fail (FL) Less than 50%

Honours Scholarships

Honours scholarships may be available to support your Honours project. Grants are typically $3000 for student stipend (salary) and $2000 for operating (consumables and travel). Potential funded projects are usually advertised on research centre websites (eg Graham Centre) along with the CSU academic who has conceived the project. Students may also apply for a scholarship from funding sources.

Potential funding may come from CSU research centres, industry sources, government agencies or from the supervisory team.