Honours Graduate Attributes

In-Depth Knowledge of the Field of Study

  • A comprehensive and well-founded knowledge of the field of study
  • An understanding of how other disciplines relate to the field of study
  • An international perspective on the field of study.

Effective Communication

  • The ability to collect, analyse, and organise information and ideas, and to convey those ideas clearly and fluently, in speech and writing
  • The ability to interact effectively with others in order to work towards a common outcome
  • The ability to select and use the appropriate level, style and means of communication
  • The ability to engage effectively and appropriately with information and communication technologies.

Independence and Creativity

  • The ability to work and learn independently
  • The ability to generate ideas and adapt innovatively to changing environments
  • The ability to identify problems, create solutions, innovate and improve current practices.

Critical Judgement

  • The ability to define and analyse problems
  • The ability to apply critical reasoning to issues through independent thought and informed judgement
  • The ability to evaluate opinions, make decisions and to reflect critically on the justifications for decisions.

Ethical and Social Understanding

  • An understanding of social and civic responsibility
  • An appreciation of the philosophical and social contexts of a discipline
  • A knowledge and respect of ethics and ethical standards in relation to a major area of study
  • A knowledge of other cultures and times and an appreciation of cultural diversity.