Dean's Honours List

The Dean's Honors List acknowledges the outstanding dedication and capabilities of the top-performing students within the Faculty of Science.


  • Undergraduate students ranked in the top 3% of their year level within their course
  • Graduate students ranked in the top 5% of their course upon completion*

*For courses with <5 students completing, a WAM of at least 85% is required.

Inclusion on a Dean’s Honours list (DHL) is on the basis of the weighted average of credit points across the year in the relevant course (including breadth subjects)


  • Dean’s Honours lists will be calculated as:
  • *Number of DHL students = 3% x number of all students at the year level.

  • Inclusion in a Dean’s Honours list is acknowledged on a student’s Australian Higher Education Graduation Statement (AHEGS) and academic transcript. Awarded students will also receive a letter or certificate from the faculty.
  • Inclusion in a Dean’s Honours list is not affected by, and does not affect, the award of any other prize or scholarship at the University.
  • There is no financial benefit associated with the Dean’s Honours List award.
  • Students are eligible for recognition on the Dean's Honours list only once per year, meaning they cannot receive Dean's Honours for more than one level in the same academic year
  • The Dean's Honors list is compiled annually, which means that students starting in the middle of the year may see their eligibility impacted.

Dean's Honours List 2023

The names of students on the Dean's Honours List 2023 will be published here shortly.

  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Agriculture
  • Graduate Coursework
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Graduate Medal Winner - Xinyue Xu

Xinyue did her Bachelor of Science followed by a Master of Science in Chemistry at the University of Melbourne. Taking her interest to the next level, Xinyue is now continuing a PhD in the Ultrafast and Microspectroscopy Laboratories, where she is undertaking collaborative research on areas of photochemistry and photophysics. Throughout her studies, Xinyue made sure to select subjects that were most relevant to her research, as well as ones she was genuinely interested in, and she looks forward to applying all the knowledge she has gained over the years towards her PhD.

Xinyue Xu standing with Josh Slater
Graduate Medal Winner Xinyue Xu with Professor Josh Slater
Martyn Schwarz with professors
Martyn Schwarz with Associate Professor Andrew Drinnan and Associate Professor Lawrence Reeves

Bachelor of Science Medal Winner - Martyn Schwarz

Martyn commenced his university studies in 2020 and studied a Bachelor of Science with a major in Data Science and a breadth track in Corporate Finance. He loved studying Data Science as it allowed him to pursue his passion for both math and algorithms, subjects he selected throughout the three-year course. Martyn believes that Data Science is one of the key problem-solving tools of the future.  This year, he commenced work at Boston Consulting Group, and further down the track, would love the opportunity to undertake further study, whether it be an MBA or other Master’s course, either here or abroad.

Bachelor of Agriculture Medal Winner - Tushar Ramesh

Tushar commenced studying the Bachelor of Agriculture in 2021, choosing the University of Melbourne because of its Dookie campus – a dedicated teaching and research facility between Shepparton and Benalla. When Tushar commenced his Bachelor’s degree, he had a clear interest in plant and soil science from the get-go. He went on to study soil health, crop production and global food insecurity. In the future, Tushar hopes to use the knowledge gained from his degree to explore how he can give back to the country, and hopefully solve a few problems.

Tushar Ramesh and Ros Gall
Tushar Ramesh with Associate Professor Ros Gall