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Bachelor of Science

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If you have a mind for science and you're keen to keep your options open, then the BSc is the degree for you.

Key details

Degree Type
Bachelor
Duration
3 years full-time
Study Mode
In person
Intake Months
Jul, Mar
Domestic Fees
$8,326 per year

About this course

If you have a mind for science and you're keen to keep your options open, then the BSc is the degree for you. With many undergraduate majors in a wide range of subject areas, the BSc will allow you to incorporate different areas of interest and expertise. As well as strongly emphasising transferable skills to improve your employment opportunities, this programme will expose you to cutting-edge technologies and provide a gateway to independent research. Throughout your undergraduate degree you'll be taught by knowledgeable scientists, many of whom are major contributors in their field. We made some changes to our BSc from 2019. It still has the same flexibility, and you're still able to choose from a wide range of subject areas, but you'll also add a capstone course to your programme. The capstone course is student-led, and it's your opportunity to integrate and apply your learning to a real-world problem in your chosen subject area. We're also excited to offer two new subject areas: Geographic Information Science and Green Chemical Science.

Study locations

City

Grafton

Course structure

BSc programme structure* To complete a BSc degree you need to pass courses totalling 360 points. Each course is worth 15 points, and you must complete the requirements for one or more majors, or one specialisation. You must also complete a capstone course, worth 15 points, for your chosen major or specialisation.

  • Major: a subject area that makes up about a third of your courses
  • Specialisation: a subject that makes up about half of your courses
  • Capstone course: a student-led project where you integrate and apply your learning to a real-world problem in your chosen major or specialisation

Please see the 'Subjects and modules' tab for a full list of majors and specialisations available to you in the BSc.

The following is a sample structure if you are a full-time student completing the programme over three years.

In your first year:

  • You should enrol in eight courses for up to three subject areas to discover your strengths and interests
  • You will probably take four courses in Semester One and four courses in Semester Two

In your second year and beyond:

  • You will enrol in a range of more advanced courses relating to your main subject, as well as other related areas within the Science schedules to add depth to your knowledge
  • You must select up to two courses from the General Education schedules
  • You may include 30 points (two courses) from subjects outside of the Science schedule - Arts, Business, Economics and so forth - in addition to your two General Education courses.

In your final year:

  • You will complete a capstone course for your chosen major or specialisation

*If you started your BSc in 2018 or earlier please refer to these requirements for the Bachelor of Science.