Bachelor of Nursing (Honours)


Programme Overview

Academic Level
Academic Level

Bachelor's Degree, honours, single major

Awarded by
Awarded by

The University of Sydney, Australia

Programme type
Programme type

Part-time, 2 years

Campus location
Campus location

SIM Campus

Application Dates
Application Dates

Jan 2025 (2yrs programme) : Aug 2024 to Jan 2025

Estimated Fees (incl. GST)
Estimated Fees

(incl. GST)*


* Exclude application fee, preparatory or bridging course fee, and other fees. Refer to the Fees & Financial Aid section for details.

Programme Outline

Awarded and developed by: The University of Sydney, Australia

Learn research to advance nursing career

The Bachelor of Nursing (Honours) programme is a two-year research degree programme, comprising 2 study units and a thesis.

  • The Bachelor of Nursing (Honours) programme is accredited by the Singapore Nursing Board.


Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this programme, you will:

  1. Gain comprehensive overview of contemporary research philosophy and methodologies
  2. Enhance your knowledge of ethical considerations, research design, data collection, data management and analysis
  3. Develop further your skills for comprehensively searching, reviewing and critiquing research literature; constructing a concise thesis argument; and presenting your findings to peers
  4. Be familiar with higher degree research studies and research in a clinical setting

Further Studies & Career Prospects

Graduates are eligible to apply and gain entry to a PhD.

The research training is a valuable asset for any nurse because of the emphasis on evidence-based nursing. It may be seen as an advantage for gaining promotion. Graduates may also have the option to undertake a research career.

Why study at SIM x The University of Sydney

SIM is the leading private education institution in Singapore.
Excellent value with lower tuition costs in SIM, with opportunities for overseas exchange and transfer.
The University is ranked 2nd in Australia and 15th in the world for University nursing education and research excellence. (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019)
Also ranked 1st in Australia and 4th in the world for Graduate Employability. (QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2020)
Learn more about The University of Sydney

Intake Dates

Jan 2025 intake


Jan 2025 to Dec 2026


Jan 2025 : Aug 2024 - Jan 2025


Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Nursing (Honours) offshore in Singapore may only enrol part-time in order to meet Singapore Nursing Board requirements for their research projects.

The maximum allowed period to complete is within 2 to 3 years of first enrolment.

  • Students who did not complete in the maximum period of candidature may apply for extension.
  • Students may be granted a suspension of candidature in certain circumstances.
  • Students who fail to complete the programme within the candidature period are not entitled to any recourse or refund.



  • The mode of delivery is blended learning, comprising:
    • On-campus research workshops*
    • Individual research supervision meetings
    • E-Learning^
    • Duration of class is dependent on the needs of the lesson
  • Average teacher-student ratio 1:2
  • There is no minimum class size because this degree is based on individual research.

*Students are required to attend a 5-day research theory workshop which is held at University of Sydney’s Sydney Nursing School, Australia as part of their candidature.

^Students will have access to the Sydney eLearning platform as well as the Research Hub, which is a shared online space for all research degree students at Sydney Nursing School.

Assessment & Attendance

Students are required to complete 3 assessment components:

  1. Research seminar presentation (10%)
  2. Literature review of 5,000-6,000 words (10%)
  3. 15,000-word thesis (80%)

Requirements to Graduate

  • This is a research degree and students are allocated a supervisor. The course attendance is a one-week compulsory attendance in Sydney at the Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery for research theory where academics with research expertise will conduct classes.
  • Students who successfully complete all academic requirements of the programme will be awarded the Bachelor of Nursing (Honours) by the University of Sydney, Australia.
  • A degree conferral ceremony will be held in Singapore.


Year 1 Semester 1
NURS 4020: Theory, Method & Ethics in Research

Year 1 Semester 2
NURS 4021: Honours Thesis A

Year 2 Semester 1
NURS 4022: Honours Thesis B

Year 2 Semester 2
NURS 4023: Honours Thesis C

View list of modules and descriptions (PDF 5.8 KB)

The above modules are subject to changes by the university and subject to availability.


Admission Criteria

Accepted Entry Qualifications

The following qualifications are accepted:

  • Bachelor of Nursing or equivalent awarded by the University of Sydney with a credit average or above; OR
  • Equivalent qualifications from other universities with a minimum of WAM of 65

Applicants must also:

  • Possess current registration as a registered nurse in Australia or a country other than Australia; AND
  • Meet satisfaction of English language proficiency requirements as detailed in the faculty resolutions


  1. Applicants will be assessed based on their qualifications submitted. Qualifications used must have been completed less than 10 years prior to application. 
    • Qualifications older than 10 years will be considered subject to the applicant providing further information substantiating appropriate continuing education and development. In these cases, admission will be at the discretion of the Dean.
  2. Entry will be on a case-by-case basis; however, a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.25 or 65% (credit average) will be the benchmark for admission.
  3. Students are required to provide a brief research proposal when they submit their application.
  4. No exemptions allowed.


Fees & Financial Aid

Programme Fees

Fee per module: S$5,995

Total programme fee: S$23,980 payable for 4 modules, over 4 semesters

  • Fees quoted are valid for Jan 2025 intake only. For subsequent intakes, please visit this page nearer to the application period for updated information.
  • Above fees exclude textbooks, repeat fees of failed module, airfare and accommodation expenses. Not all modules may be offered in every semester.
  • First term semester payable upon acceptance of offer. Subsequent term semester payable before commencement of the semester.
  • All fees inclusive of prevailing GST.

Mandatory One-time Fees

All fees inclusive of prevailing GST.

Application Fee

Payable for each application form that is submitted. Fee is non-refundable and non-transferable. The fee will be refunded fully only if the intake does not commence. Unpaid applications will not be processed.