Bachelor of Science

Why study the Bachelor of Science at UNE?

The course is designed to provide students with the skills and techniques necessary for solving problems associated with a broad of range of issues. The extensive range of majors available in established and emerging, generalist and specialist sciences, are all underpinned by cutting edge research. In first year students are encouraged to establish a broad science base which allows for flexibility in choosing an appropriate major or majors. The major completed will appear on the academic record and testamur. A fourth year is required for Honours.

Articulation pathways from NSW TAFE have been approved for the following majors/combined majors: Applied Physics; Biochemistry; Biodiversity/Ecology; Biotechnology/Molecular Genetics; Botany; Chemistry; Crop/Animal Sciences; Genetics; Microbiology; Physiology; Zoology.

Students articulating from an approved NSW TAFE Diploma or Advanced Diploma will be granted advanced standing - the amount of advanced standing varies depending on the major/combined major being completed.

Career Opportunities

Exciting career options are possible in small to large business, industry, government, teaching and research. Examples include positions in the departments of primary industries, resource management, water and land resources, CSIRO, environmental protection authorities, forestry commissions, national parks and wildlife services and the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO). Industry opportunities include positions in computing, consulting, botanical gardens and museums, manufacturing, electronics, mining and oil. Teaching is also an option after completing a Graduate Diploma in Education.

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Degree Snapshot

DURATION

3 Years Full-time
Up to 10 years Part-time

FEES

Commonwealth Supported Place

2008 UAI / OP

70 / 14

2009 STUDY OPTIONS
Armidale

Semester 1, Off Campus
Semester 1, On Campus
Semester 2, Off Campus
Semester 2, On Campus

Official Abbreviation BSc
Course Type Undergraduate
Commencing
Responsible Campus Admission Period Mode of Study
Armidale Semester 1 Off Campus
Armidale Semester 1 On Campus
Armidale Semester 2 Off Campus
Armidale Semester 2 On Campus
Course Duration
  • 3 Years Full-time
  • Up to 10 years Part-time
2008 UAI 70
2008 OP 14
Fees Commonwealth Supported Place
Total Credit Points 144
Benefits

Fully credited exchange programs of one semester are in place with international universities.

BSc graduates are eligible to enrol for a range of Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma and course work Master programs.

Combining the Bachelor of Science and a Graduate Diploma - Graduate Diplomas which can be completed in this way are in Computer Science, Information Technology, Geographic Information Science, Marine Science and Management, Natural Resources, Science and Rural Science. These programs are taken over four years of full-time study and entry into the Diploma component of the course is after completion of the first two years (96 credit points) of the BSc.

Intensive Schools

Intensive mandatory schools may be a requirement of some of the units in this course. See Unit Catalogue for specific requirements.

Entry Requirements

Normal admission requirements apply. Assumed knowledge is Mathematics and recommended study is Biology and/or Chemistry and/or Physics depending on major.

Students are also able to articulate into specified majors on the basis of the completion of a NSW TAFE Diploma or Advanced Diploma approved by the Faculty.

The Faculty offers Foundation Studies in Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics for students who do not have the recommended background knowledge.

Double Degree Opportunities

A double degree program of Science and Laws is offered. Successful candidates for this double program are awarded the degree of Bachelor of Science and the degree of Bachelor of Laws.

A combined degree of Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science is also available.

Advanced Standing

Advanced standing may be granted on the basis of previous study completed at a recognised tertiary institution. Advanced standing is also granted on the basis of a completed TAFE qualification approved by the Faculty.

Honours

A fourth Honours year is available to students with an above average academic record. Study is undertaken in one of the disciplines chosen for specialisation leading to the award of Bachelor of Science with Honours. BSc(Hons) graduates who achieve the appropriate level of Honours are eligible to apply to enrol for a research Master degree or the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).

Scholarships

The University offers a number of Faculty/College and country scholarships available to Australian citizens and permanent residents.

Academic Colours

straw (BCC 51)

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These course rules & plans are ONLY to be used if you commenced, transferred or changed versions in the Bachelor of Science in 2009.

Credit Point Requirements

To qualify for the award a candidate shall complete a total of 144 credit points with no more than 60 credit points at 100-level; at least 36cps at 300 or 400-level from units that comprise the Majors or Combined Majors, including 12cps from units other than ARPA, GEPL and PSYC units; a maximum of 54 credit points, with no more than 12cps at 100-level, may be completed from any units offered by the University.

Program of Study

Candidates shall complete an approved program of study as outlined in the Course Schedule comprising:

Course Structure

Credit Points

Core Units

24 to 36 cps

Majors
ONE Major
or
A DOUBLE Major comprising two Majors, with no unit at 200-level or above counting in more than one Major
or
ONE Combined Major

36 to 90 cps

Elective Units
The number of credit points which can be completed as elective units will vary depending on which Major, Double Major or Combined Major a candidate undertakes as part of their program of study.

30 to 84 cps

Total

144 cps

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Students with a weak background in Chemistry are advised to complete CHEM123 before enrolling in CHEM110.

Students who have not completed Year 12 HSC Mathematics, or equivalent are strongly advised to complete MATH123 before enrolling in STAT100 or MATH120.

MATH101 and MATH102 assume that students have completed Year 12 HSC Mathematics Extension 1, or equivalent and are designed for those completing majors in the Physical Sciences.

Approved Majors

Applied Physics
Biochemistry
Botany
Chemistry
Genetics
Geography
Mathematics
Microbiology
Physiology
Statistics
Zoology

Combined Majors

Applied/Environmental Genetics
Archaeology and Palaeoanthropology
Biochemistry/Physiology
Biodiversity/Ecology
Biotechnology/Molecular Genetics
Cognitive/Biological Psychology
Computational Biology/Bioinformatics
Crop/Animal Sciences
Geology/Environmental Geosciences
Mathematics/Statistics
Palaeobiology

Exit Pathways

Candidates who discontinue their studies in the course may be eligible to exit with the Diploma in The Sciences after completion of 48 cps or the Advanced Diploma in The Sciences after completion of 72cps.

Articulation Program

The following are NSW TAFE Diploma articulation pathways into the Bachelor of Science:

TAFE Diploma: Laboratory Technology (Specialising in Biotechnology)
Advanced Standing: Maximum 60 credit points depending on completed modules - possible specified units of advanced standing include BIOL110, 120; CHEM110, 120; MICR220
Recommended Major to undertake in this Course: Biotechnology/Molecular Genetics

TAFE Diploma: Laboratory Technology (Specialising in Chemical and Forensic Testing)
Advanced Standing: Maximum 72 credit points depending on completed modules - possible specified units: CHEM110, 120; CHEM203; 3 x 200/300-level CHEM
Recommended Major to undertake in this Course: Chemistry

TAFE Diploma: Laboratory Technology (Specialising in Pathology Testing)
Advanced Standing: Maximum 60 credit points depending on completed modules - possible specified units: BIOL110, 120; MICR220
Recommended Major to undertake in this Course: Biochemistry; Genetics; Microbiology; Physiology

TAFE Diploma: Telecommunication Engineering
Advanced Standing: Maximum 60 credit points depending on completed modules - possible specified units: COMP131, 132; AMTH140; MATH101, 102
Recommended Major to undertake in this Course: Applied Physics

TAFE Diploma: Laboratory Technology (Specialising in Biological and Environmental Testing)
Advanced Standing: Maximum 60 credit points depending on completed modules - possible specified units: BIOL110, 120; CHEM110, 120; ECOL201; SOIL 220
Recommended Major to undertake in this Course: Biodiversity/Ecology, Botany; Zoology

TAFE Diploma: Environmental Monitoring and Technology
Advanced Standing: Maximum 60 credit points depending on completed modules - possible specified units: BIOL110, 120; CHEM110, 120; ECOL201; SOIL 220
Recommended Major to undertake in this Course: Biodiversity/Ecology, Botany; Zoology

TAFE Diploma: Conservation & Land Management
Advanced Standing: Maximum 60 credit points depending on completed modules - possible specified units: BIOL110, 120; ECOL201; SOIL220
Recommended Major to undertake in this Course: Biodiversity/Ecology, Botany; Zoology

TAFE Diploma: Agriculture
Advanced Standing: Maximum 60 credit points depending on completed modules - possible specified units: AGRO 100; ANSC200; MM 110, 200; RSNR 110, 120; ECON 223
Recommended Major to undertake in this Course: Crop/Animal Sciences

Period of Candidature

The maximum period of candidature is 5 years as a full-time candidate and 10 years as a part-time candidate.

Advanced Standing

Advanced standing not granted for SCI395 and WORK300

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