Honours in Ecology, Environment and Evolution offers a dynamic program across a range of specialisations: botanical, genetic, zoological, or a project that is multidisciplinary. You may also have the opportunity to undertake your project in collaboration with institutions, such as the Arthur Rylah Institute (ARI), Museum Victoria, the Murray-Darling Freshwater Research Centre(MDFRC), the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, or Melbourne Zoo.


The major assessment task is an independent research thesis, worth 70% of the overall Honours mark. The coursework component consists of three main tasks each worth 10%: a major literature review, grant application and final seminar presentation.


To be eligible for Honours, students must have an average grade of at least 70% in third year (60 credit points), and an average of at least 65% across all third year units.

Students transferring to La Trobe University for Honours are encouraged to contact an Honours Coordinator to discuss eligibility.

Honours Projects Currently Available

Honours projects are available to students in EEE at both the Melbourne and Albury Wodonga campuses, as well as through research affiliates such as the Arthur Rylah Institute and Murray Darling Freshwater Research Centre (MDFRC).

To find a list of some of the projects currently available, download the 2018 honours guide as a pdf. If you are interested in any of these, or similar projects, please contact supervisors directly.

Honours Coordinators

For more information on honours courses contact:

Dr Kylie Robert
Melbourne (Bundoora)
Telephone: +61 3 9479 1876
Email: k.robert@latrobe.edu.au

Dr Aleicia Holland (A-W Instance Coordinator)
Telephone: +61 2 6024 9646
Email: a.holland2@latrobe.edu.au

Interested? Browse our research specialisations to discuss options with supervisors.