Bachelor of Science

General

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Program Description

Provides high-quality studies in a wide range of science and technology disciplines. Students take introductory science and mathematics units and select two majors relevant to their interests and aspirations.

Four course-level electives allow flexibility, the capacity to undertake overseas study or to enrol in specific humanities units that contribute to the eligibility for entry to a postgraduate teacher education course.

Students studying on the South West (Bunbury) campus undertake a specified set of core units and both the Conservation Biology and Environmental Management majors. Units undertaken on the South West (Bunbury) campus will be delivered as a series of lecture or laboratory intensives, supported by technology-enhanced learning and digital content.

Course Entry

Academic Admission requirements (Band 3)

The following course-specific admission requirements are mandatory and must be satisfied by all applicants. These requirements are in addition to or supersede the minimum requirements outlined within the Academic admission requirements band section below.

One or more of the majors in this course has admission requirements. Refer to the major for more information.

All applicants must meet the academic admission requirements for this course. The indicative or guaranteed ATAR is as published (where applicable) or academic admission requirements may be satisfied through completion of one of the following:

  • AQF Cert IV;
  • Successfully completed 0.25 EFTSL of study at bachelor level or higher at an Australian higher education provider (or equivalent);
  • Special Tertiary Admissions Test;*
  • University Preparation Course;*
  • Indigenous University Orientation Course;*
  • Aboriginal Student Intake Test; or*
  • Experience Based Entry Scheme.*

* Further information can be found on the Study course entry page.

For international students, requirements include your secondary school results.

English Language requirements (Band 3)

English competency requirements may be satisfied through the completion of one of the following:

  • Year 12 English ATAR/English Literature ATAR grade C or better or equivalent;
  • Special Tertiary Admissions Test;*
  • IELTS Academic Overall band minimum score of 6.0 (no individual band less than 6.0);
  • Successfully completed 1.0 EFTSL of study at bachelor level or higher in the UK, Ireland, USA, NZ or Canada;
  • University Preparation Course;
  • Indigenous University Orientation Course;*
  • Aboriginal Student Intake Test;*
  • AQF Diploma, Advanced Diploma or Associate Degree;
  • Successfully completed 0.375 EFTSL of study at bachelor level or higher at an Australian higher education provider (or equivalent); or
  • Other tests, courses or programmes defined on the English Proficiency Bands page.

* Further information can be found on the Study course entry page.

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Course Details

Semester availability

  • Semester 1: Study full-time at Joondalup, South West
  • Semester 2: Study full-time at Joondalup, South West

Course Structure

Students are required to complete 4 Core units, two 8-unit Majors, plus an approved combination of 4 Elective units (note the information on Work Integrated Learning Placements below before selecting Elective units). A maximum of 12 units at Level 1000 is permitted, and a minimum of 4 units at Level 3000 must be completed. Core units: It is recommended that the four Core units are completed within the first four semesters of study. Elective units: Students intending to seek admission to professional postgraduate courses such as Education must consult the Course Coordinator before selecting their 4 course-level electives. Elective units may be chosen from anywhere within the University. Note: Students applying for the Work Integrated Learning Placement option will undertake CSI3345 in place of the 4 Elective units.

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
SCI1182 Case Studies in Science 15
SCI1125 Professional Science Essentials 15
MAT1114 Introductory Statistics 15
Plus 1 unit from:
SCI1187 ^ Form and Function in Biology 15
SCI1183 ^ Origins and Evolution of Life 15
SCC1123 ^ Chemistry for the Life Sciences 15
SCP1132 ^ Introduction to Physics 15
SCP1134 ^ Foundations of Physics 15

Note 1: MAT1114 may be substituted with another approved mathematics unit.
Note 2: Students wishing to take a chemistry unit as their CORE OPTION who have successfully completed ATAR Chemistry should take SCC1111 General Chemistry instead.
Note 3: Students wishing to take a physics unit as their CORE OPTION who have successfully completed ATAR Physics should take SCP1111 Physics of Motion or SCP1112 Waves and Electricity.

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
Unit from Major x 8 120
Unit from Major x 8 (Second Major) 120
For students who are NOT undertaking a Work Integrated Learning Placement
Elective Unit x 4 60
For students who ARE undertaking a Work Integrated Learning Placement
CSI3345 Work Experience Project 60

Note: Students should select their Majors in consultation with the Course Coordinator. Where a Core unit occurs in one or both Majors, or where units appear in both Majors, students will be required to discuss their unit selection with the Course Coordinator.

^ Core Option

Majors you can study in this course

  • Addiction Studies
  • Applied Chemistry
  • Aviation
  • Biological Sciences
  • Computer Science
  • Conservation Biology
  • Data Science
  • Environmental Management
  • Health Promotion
  • Human Biology
  • Marine and Freshwater Science
  • Mathematics
  • Nutrition
  • Occupational Safety and Health
  • Physics
  • Sports Science

Course Learning Outcomes

  • Apply broad discipline knowledge to a range of theoretical and practical science situations.
  • Communicate disciplinary knowledge and values in professional and public contexts.
  • Demonstrate a global outlook on scientific knowledge.
  • Demonstrate autonomy, accountability and judgement for own learning and professional practice.
  • Think creatively to generate solutions/responses to scientific questions.
  • Think critically to analyse, construct field or experimental approaches and interpret results to complex scientific problems.
  • Use experimental and digital technologies and literacies to access, evaluate and synthesise relevant information from multiple sources.
  • Work collaboratively and demonstrate initiative to implement social, sustainable, and ethical values, including Indigenous cultural competence.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the Bachelor of Science have a diverse range of career opportunities spanning across biological or environmental sciences, chemistry, physics, mathematics, computing, security and nutrition. The unique structure of this degree enables students to specialise in two science discipline areas, preparing them to meet the current cross-disciplinary demands of the job market. Students benefit from a learning environment inspired by world-class research academics with strong industry and government links.

Possible future job titles

Environmental/Scientific Consultant, Conservation Officer, IT Consultant, Nature Conservationist, Analytical Chemist, Marine Biologist, Ecologist, Data Analyst, Physicist, Biodiversity Manager.

Last updated Oct 2020

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