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Soil Science and Hydrology


Honours in Soil Science and Hydrology is embedded in the Bachelor of Advanced Studies. It is comprised of a total of 36-credit points that is distributed across 12-credit points of coursework. These units are to be selected in consultation with the supervisor and will be in a relevant complementary field of study. The remaining 24-credit points are dedicated to a research project.
The research project includes five marked assessments: research proposal, literature review, poster, research paper and an oral presentation.

Honours Coordinator:

Professor Balwant Singh
T +61 2 8627 1140

General Honours Advice:

Unit outlines will be available though Find a unit outline two weeks before the first day of teaching for 1000-level and 5000-level units, or one week before the first day of teaching for all other units.

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session


The Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Honours) (Soil Science and Hydrology) requires 36 credit points from this table including:
(i) 12 credit points of 4000-level Honours coursework selective units, and
(ii) 24 credit points of 4000-level Honours research project units

Honours Coursework Selective

GIS, Remote Sensing and Land Management

This unit of study is not available in 2020

6    P ENVX3001 or GEOS2111 or GEOS2911
Semester 2
Experimental Design and Data Analysis
6    A Completion of units in quantitative research methods, mathematics or statistical analysis at least at 1000-level.
P 144 credit points of units of study and including a minimum of 24 credit points at the 3000- or 4000-level and 18 credit points of 3000- or 4000-level units from Science Table A.
N ENVX3002 or STAT3X22 or STAT4022 or STAT3X12
Intensive March
The following unit will not run in 2020: ENVX4001
LIFE4XXX and SOIL4XXX to be developed for offering in 2021

Honours Core Research Project

Soil Science and Hydrology Honours Project A
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
Soil Science and Hydrology Honours Project B
6    C SOIL4103
Semester 1
Semester 2
Soil Science and Hydrology Honours Project C
6    C SOIL4104
Semester 1
Semester 2
Soil Science and Hydrology Honours Project D
6    C SOIL4105
Semester 1
Semester 2