Honours pathway

If you are in a Direct Entry Honours program or want to sample some of the work required from honours students, find out which courses are available as Honours Pathway Options (HPO) or Honours Pathway Courses (HPC).

A HPO is an alternative piece of assessment/assignments, assessed at a higher level, attached to a regular course. Students who enrol in certain courses have the option of undertaking this piece of assessment and must identify themselves to the course convener at the beginning of the semester so that they can attend extra classes or submit the assignment accordingly. HPOs are usually identified in the Programs and Courses catalogue where there is further information regarding what the assessment entails and how it is graded.

A HPC is a course that is inherently taught at a higher level, usually identified as such in the Programs and Courses catalogue.

2020 courses

Code Title HPO/ HPC Term Units
ASTR2013 Foundations of Astrophysics HPO Second Semester, 2020 6
ASTR3002 Galaxies and Cosmology HPO Second Semester, 2020 6
ASTR3005 Astrophysics Research Topic HPC First Semester, 2020
Second Semester, 2020
6
ASTR3007 Stars HPO First Semester, 2020 6
BIOL2151 Genetics HPO First Semester, 2020 6
BIOL2161 Genes: Replication and Expression HPO First Semester, 2020 6
BIOL2171 Biochemistry and Nutrition HPO First Semester, 2020 6
BIOL3002 Plants: Genes and the Environment HPO First Semester, 2020 6
BIOL3106 Biosecurity HPO Second Semester, 2020 6
BIOL3132 Field Studies in Behavioural Ecology HPC First Semester, 2020 6
BIOL3141 Infection and Immunity HPO First Semester, 2020 6
BIOL3161 Genomics and its Applications HPO First Semester, 2020 6
BIOL3177 Advances in Molecular Plant Science HPO First Semester, 2020 6
BIOL3203 Advanced Microscopy in Biosciences HPC Summer Session, 2020 6
BIOL3208 Biology Research Project HPC Summer Session, 2020
First Semester, 2020
Autumn Session, 2020
Winter Session, 2020
Second Semester, 2020
 Spring Session, 2020
6
BIOL3209 Biology Research Project HPC Summer Session, 2020
First Semester, 2020
Autumn Session, 2020
Winter Session, 2020
Second Semester, 2020
Spring Session, 2020
12
BIOL3303 Advanced Field Studies in Functional Ecology HPC Winter Session, 2020 6
CHEM1101 Chemistry 1 HPO First Semester, 2020 6
CHEM1201 Chemistry 2 HPO Second Semester, 2020 6
CHEM2202 Chemical Structure and Reactivity 1 HPO First Semester, 2020 6
CHEM2203 Chemical Structure and Reactivity 2 HPO Second Semester, 2020 6
CHEM2210 Structural Elucidation in Chemistry HPO First Semester, 2020 6
CHEM3060 Research Project in Chemistry HPC Summer Session, 2020
First Semester, 2020
Autumn Session, 2020
Winter Session, 2020
Second Semester, 2020
Spring Session, 2020
6
COMP1130 Introduction to Programming and Algorithms (Advanced) HPC First Semester, 2020 6
COMP1140 Introduction to Software Systems (Advanced) HPC Second Semester, 2020 6
EMSC1008 EARTH: The Chemistry and Physics of our Planet HPO Second Semester, 2020 6
EMSC2015 Chemistry of Planet Earth HPO No longer offered 6
EMSC2017 Rocks and Minerals HPO No longer offered 6
EMSC2019 Geobiology and Evolution of Life on Earth HPO No longer offered 6
EMSC2021 Fundamentals of Climate System Science HPO Second Semester, 2020 6
EMSC3007 Economic Geology HPO Second Semester, 2020 6
EMSC3024 Magmatism and Metamorphism HPO First Semester, 2020 6
EMSC3025 Groundwater HPO Second Semester, 2020 6
EMSC3027 Palaeoclimatology and Climate Change HPO Second Semester, 2020 6
ENVS1003 Introduction to Environmental and Social Research HPO First Semester, 2020 6
ENVS1004 Australia's Environment HPO Second Semester, 2020 6
ENVS2011 Human Ecology HPO First Semester, 2020 6
ENVS2012 Sustainable Urban Systems HPO Not offered in 2020 6
ENVS2013 Society and Environmental Change HPO Second Semester, 2020 6
ENVS2014 Qualitative Research Methods for Sustainability HPO Winter Session, 2020 6
ENVS2015 GIS and Spatial Analysis HPO Second Semester, 2020 6
ENVS3004 Land and Catchment Management HPO Second Semester, 2020 6
ENVS3005 Water Management HPO First Semester, 2020 6
ENVS3013 Climatology HPO Not offered in 2020 6
ENVS3014 Ecological Assessment and Management HPO Second Semester, 2020 6
ENVS3028 Environmental Policy HPO First Semester, 2020 6
ENVS3039 Biodiversity Conservation HPO Second Semester, 2019 6
ENVS3040 Complex Environmental Problems in Action HPO Second Semester, 2020 6
MATH1115 Advanced Mathematics and Applications 1 HPC First Semester, 2020 6
MATH1116 Advanced Mathematics and Applications 2 HPC Second Semester, 2020 6
MATH2320 Advanced Analysis 1: Metric Spaces and Applications HPC First Semester, 2020 6
MATH2322 Advanced Algebra 1: Groups, Rings and Linear Algebra HPC Second Semester, 2020 6
MATH3015 Mathematics of Finance HPC Second Semester, 2020 6
MATH3029 Probability Modelling with Applications HPC First Semester, 2020 6
MATH3062 Fractal Geometry & Applications to Digital Imaging HPO First Semester, 2020 6
MATH3104 Advanced Algebra 1: Groups, Rings and Linear Algebra HPC Second Semester, 2020 6
MATH3116 Advanced Analysis 1: Metric Spaces and Applications HPC First Semester, 2020 6
MATH3228 Advanced Complex Analysis HPC Second Semester, 2020 6
MATH3301 Number Theory and Cryptography HPO Second Semester, 2020 6
MATH3320 Advanced Analysis 2: Topology, Lebesgue Integration and Hilbert Spaces HPC First Semester, 2020 6
MATH3325 Advanced Functional Analysis, Spectral theory and Applications HPC Second Semester, 2020 6
MATH3343 Advanced Foundations of Mathematics HPC First Semester, 2020 6
MATH3345 Advanced Algebra 2: Field extensions and Galois Theory HPC First Semester, 2020 6
MATH3353 Advanced Topics in Bioinformatics HPC First Semester, 2020 6
MATH3354 Advanced Topics in Algebra HPC Second Semester, 2020 6
MATH3511 Scientific Computing HPO First Semester, 2020 6
MATH3514 Numerical Optimisation HPC Second Semester, 2020 6
PHYS1101 Physics I HPO First Semester, 2020
 Second Semester, 2020
6
PHYS1201 Physics 2 HPO Second Semester, 2020 6
PHYS2013 Quantum Mechanics HPO First Semester, 2020 6
PHYS2016 Electromagnetism HPO Second Semester, 2020 6
PHYS3001 Theoretical Physics HPO No longer offered 6
PHYS3002 Advanced Theoretical Physics HPC No longer offered 6
PHYS3033 Nuclear Physics HPO No longer offered 6
PHYS3034 Physics of Fluid Flows HPO No longer offered 6
PHYS3042 Research Topics Physics HPC Summer Session, 2020
First Semester, 2020
 Second Semester, 2020
6
PHYS3070 Physics of the Earth HPO Second Semester, 2020 6
PHYS3101 Advanced Quantum Mechanics HPC First Semester, 2020 6
PHYS3201 Quantum Field Theory HPC Second Semester, 2020 6
PSYC1003 Psychology 1: Understanding Mind, Brain and Behaviour HPO First Semester, 2020 6
PSYC1004 Psychology 2: Understanding People in Context HPO Second Semester, 2020 6
PSYC2002 Developmental Psychology HPO First Semester, 2020 6
PSYC3002 The Social Psychology of Groups Processes and Social Change HPC First Semester, 2020 6
PSYC3015 Visual and Cognitive Neuroscience HPC Second Semester, 2020 6
PSYC3016 Neuropsychology and Cognitive Neuroscience HPC First Semester, 2020 6
PSYC3018 Advanced Research Methods HPC First Semester, 2020 6
PSYC3023 Special Topics in Psychology HPC Summer Session, 2020
First Semester, 2020
Autumn Session, 2020
Winter Session, 2020
Second Semester, 2020
 Spring Session, 2020
6
PSYC3030* Psychology Undergradaute Research Experience HPC Summer Session, 2020
First Semester, 2020
 Second Semester, 2020
6
SCNC2021 Science Research Project HPC Summer Session 2020
First Semester 2020
Autumn Session 2020
Winter Session 2020
Second Semester 2020
Spring Session 2020
6 - 12
SCNC3021 Science Research Project HPC Summer Session 2020
First Semester 2020
Autumn Session 2020
Winter Session 2020
Second Semester 2020
Spring Session 2020
6 - 12
SCOM3003 Science Communication Research Project HPC Summer Session, 2020
First Semester, 2020
Autumn Session, 2020
Winter Session, 2020
Second Semester, 2020
 Spring Session, 2020
6 - 24
SCOM3005 Special Topics in Science Communication HPC Summer Session, 2020
First Semester, 2020
Autumn Session, 2020
Winter Session, 2020
Second Semester, 2020
 Spring Session, 2020
6

2019 courses

Code Title HPO/ HPC Term Units
ASTR2013 Foundations of Astrophysics HPO Second Semester, 2019 6
ASTR3002 Galaxies and Cosmology HPO Second Semester, 2019 6
ASTR3005 Astrophysics Research Topic HPC First Semester, 2019
Second Semester, 2019
6
ASTR3007 Stars HPO First Semester, 2019 6
BIOL2151 Genetics HPO First Semester, 2019 6
BIOL2161 Genes: Replication and Expression HPO First Semester, 2019 6
BIOL2171 Biochemistry and Nutrition HPO First Semester, 2019 6
BIOL3002 Plants: Genes and the Environment HPO First Semester, 2019 6
BIOL3106 Biosecurity HPO Second Semester, 2019 6
BIOL3132 Field Studies in Behavioural Ecology HPC First Semester, 2019 6
BIOL3141 Infection and Immunity HPO First Semester, 2019 6
BIOL3161 Genomics and its Applications HPO First Semester, 2019 6
BIOL3177 Advances in Molecular Plant Science HPO First Semester, 2019 6
BIOL3203 Advanced Microscopy in Biosciences HPC Summer Session, 2019 6
BIOL3208 Biology Research Project HPC Summer Session, 2019
First Semester, 2019
Autumn Session, 2019
Winter Session, 2019 
Second Semester, 2019
Spring Session, 2019
6
BIOL3209 Biology Research Project HPC Summer Session, 2019
First Semester, 2019
Autumn Session, 2019
Winter Session, 2019 
Second Semester, 2019
Spring Session, 2019
12
BIOL3303 Advanced Field Studies in Functional Ecology HPC Winter Session, 2019 6
CHEM1101 Chemistry 1 HPO First Semester, 2019 6
CHEM1201 Chemistry 2 HPO Second Semester, 2019 6
CHEM2202 Chemical Structure and Reactivity 1 HPO First Semester, 2019 6
CHEM2203 Chemical Structure and Reactivity 2 HPO Second Semester, 2019 6
CHEM2210 Structural Elucidation in Chemistry HPO First Semester, 2019 6
CHEM3060 Research Project in Chemistry HPC Summer Session, 2019
First Semester, 2019
Autumn Session, 2019
Winter Session, 2019 
Second Semester, 2019
Spring Session, 2019
6
COMP1130 Introduction to Programming and Algorithms (Advanced) HPC First Semester, 2019 6
COMP1140 Introduction to Software Systems (Advanced) HPC Second Semester, 2019 6
EMSC1008 EARTH: The Chemistry and Physics of our Planet HPO Second Semester, 2019 6
EMSC2015 Chemistry of Planet Earth HPO No longer offered 6
EMSC2017 Rocks and Minerals HPO No longer offered 6
EMSC2019 Geobiology and Evolution of Life on Earth HPO No longer offered 6
EMSC2021 Fundamentals of Climate System Science HPO Second Semester, 2019 6
EMSC3007 Economic Geology HPO Second Semester, 2019 6
EMSC3024 Magmatism and Metamorphism HPO First Semester, 2019 6
EMSC3025 Groundwater HPO Second Semester, 2019 6
EMSC3027 Palaeoclimatology and Climate Change HPO Second Semester, 2019 6
ENVS1003 Introduction to Environmental and Social Research HPO Second Semester, 2019 6
ENVS1004 Australia's Environment HPO Second Semester, 2019 6
ENVS2011 Human Ecology HPO First Semester, 2019 6
ENVS2012 Sustainable Urban Systems HPO Not offered in 2019 6
ENVS2013 Society and Environmental Change HPO Second Semester, 2019 6
ENVS2014 Qualitative Research Methods for Sustainability HPO Winter Session, 2019 6
ENVS2015 GIS and Spatial Analysis HPO Second Semester, 2019 6
ENVS3004 Land and Catchment Management HPO Second Semester, 2019 6
ENVS3005 Water Management HPO First Semester, 2019 6
ENVS3013 Climatology HPO Not offered in 2019 6
ENVS3014 Ecological Assessment and Management HPO Second Semester, 2019 6
ENVS3028 Environmental Policy HPO First Semester, 2019 6
ENVS3039 Biodiversity Conservation HPO Second Semester, 2019 6
ENVS3040 Complex Environmental Problems in Action HPO Second Semester, 2019 6
MATH1115 Advanced Mathematics and Applications 1 HPC First Semester, 2019 6
MATH1116 Advanced Mathematics and Applications 2 HPC Second Semester, 2019 6
MATH2320 Advanced Analysis 1: Metric Spaces and Applications HPC First Semester, 2019 6
MATH2322 Advanced Algebra 1: Groups, Rings and Linear Algebra HPC Second Semester, 2019 6
MATH3015 Mathematics of Finance HPC Second Semester, 2019 6
MATH3029 Probability Modelling with Applications HPC First Semester, 2019 6
MATH3062 Fractal Geometry & Applications to Digital Imaging HPO First Semester, 2019 6
MATH3104 Advanced Algebra 1: Groups, Rings and Linear Algebra HPC Second Semester, 2019 6
MATH3116 Advanced Analysis 1: Metric Spaces and Applications HPC First Semester, 2019 6
MATH3228 Advanced Complex Analysis HPC Second Semester, 2019 6
MATH3301 Number Theory and Cryptography HPO Second Semester, 2019 6
MATH3320 Advanced Analysis 2: Topology, Lebesgue Integration and Hilbert Spaces HPC First Semester, 2019 6
MATH3325 Advanced Functional Analysis, Spectral theory and Applications HPC Second Semester, 2019 6
MATH3343 Advanced Foundations of Mathematics HPC First Semester, 2019 6
MATH3345 Advanced Algebra 2: Field extensions and Galois Theory HPC First Semester, 2019 6
MATH3353 Advanced Topics in Bioinformatics HPC First Semester, 2019 6
MATH3354 Advanced Topics in Algebra HPC Second Semester, 2019 6
MATH3511 Scientific Computing HPO First Semester, 2019 6
MATH3514 Numerical Optimisation HPC Second Semester, 2019 6
PHYS1101 Physics I HPO First Semester, 2019
Second Semester, 2019
6
PHYS1201 Physics 2 HPO Second Semester, 2019 6
PHYS2013 Quantum Mechanics HPO First Semester, 2019 6
PHYS2016 Electromagnetism HPO Second Semester, 2019 6
PHYS3001 Theoretical Physics HPO No longer offered 6
PHYS3002 Advanced Theoretical Physics HPC No longer offered 6
PSYC3015 Visual and Cognitive Neuroscience HPC Second Semester, 2019 6
PSYC3016 Neuropsychology and Cognitive Neuroscience HPC First Semester, 2019 6
PHYS3033 Nuclear Physics HPO No longer offered 6
PHYS3034 Physics of Fluid Flows HPO No longer offered 6
PHYS3042 Research Topics Physics HPC Summer Session, 2019
First Semester, 2019
Second Semester, 2019
6
PHYS3101 Advanced Quantum Mechanics HPC First Semester, 2019 6
PHYS3201 Quantum Field Theory HPC Second Semester, 2019 6
PSYC1003 Psychology 1: Understanding Mind, Brain and Behaviour HPO First Semester, 2019 6
PSYC1004 Psychology 2: Understanding People in Context HPO Second Semester, 2019 6
PSYC2002 Developmental Psychology HPO First Semester, 2019 6
PSYC3002 The Social Psychology of Groups Processes and Social Change HPC First Semester, 2019 6
PSYC3018 Advanced Research Methods HPC Second Semester, 2019 6
PSYC3023 Special Topics in Psychology HPC Summer Session, 2019
First Semester, 2019
Autumn Session, 2019
Winter Session, 2019 
Second Semester, 2019
Spring Session, 2019
6
PSYC3030* Psychology Undergradaute Research Experience HPC Summer Session, 2019
First Semester, 2019
Second Semester, 2019
6
SCOM3003 Science Communication Research Project HPC Summer Session, 2019
First Semester, 2019
Autumn Session, 2019
Winter Session, 2019 
Second Semester, 2019
Spring Session, 2019
6 - 12
SCOM3005 Special Topics in Science Communication HPC Summer Session, 2019
First Semester, 2019
Autumn Session, 2019
Winter Session, 2019 
Second Semester, 2019
Spring Session, 2019
6