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Honours program

UTS: Information Technology offers outstanding graduates a stepping stone into a research career via our Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Information Technology program. You'll have the opportunity to become active players in the knowledge economy and to work on research that matters. Research areas include decision systems and e-service intelligence, next generation IT services, and mobile technologies.

Honours is a unique opportunity for you to explore your research potential.

What is honours?

The Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Information Technology is a one-year (full-time) or two-year (part-time) research-based program. You’ll work independently on a research project of interest to you, under the supervision of a member of academic staff in the Faculty.

You’ll also develop research skills and a deeper understanding of a specific area of Information Technology.

UTS Bachelor of Science in Information Technology Honours graduate Debi TaylorDebi Taylor
Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Information Technology graduate

Thesis title: 'Female game developers in the Australian digital games industry'
Read more about her research in UTS: Newsroom.

How is honours assessed?

You’ll be examined through presentation of a thesis and may be required to take a prescribed subject in research methodology or any subject deemed necessary by your supervisor.

When does honours start?

Attendance patterns vary, as you work independently. The Honours program usually commences in Autumn Session (March) following the completion of your undergraduate degree. However, mid-year (July) entry can be accommodated if both the student and supervisor agree to this arrangement.

Am I eligible?

Graduates from UTS: Engineering and Information Technology may apply for the Honours program. The admission requirement is a weighted average mark of 65 percent or higher, normally with no recorded failures in the core subjects after the first year (full-time) or stages 1 and 2 (part-time) of the undergraduate degree.

Students from other UTS faculties or universities with qualifications equivalent to the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology are considered for entry, subject to approval by the Honours Coordinator.

Acceptance is normally based on your potential to complete the program.


An honours degree is a springboard into a PhD, as graduates can progress to PhD studies after completing their honours degree.

Research topics

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Honours projects on offer are varied and multidisciplinary. You can either define your own topic or choose an area of interest and then, with the help of your supervisor, determine a problem to be solved or investigated in that area.

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