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.

Note: Trimester 3: Off Campus Part-time Only

Career Opportunities

Exciting career options are possible in small to large business, industry, government, teaching and research for graduates of the Bachelor of Science. Opportunities include positions in computing, consulting, botanical and zoological gardens, museums, manufacturing, electronics, mining and oil, as well as in biochemical, chemical, clinical, engineering, forensic, medical, microbiological, physiological and physics laboratories. Teaching is also an option after completing a Graduate Diploma in Education or a combined teaching program. Research and postgraduate study are other common pathways for our BSc graduates, particularly after the completion of a 4th year of study (BSc(Honours)).

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Degree Snapshot

DURATION

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

FEES

CSP
International

2011 ATAR / OP

72.55 / 12

2012 STUDY OPTIONS
Armidale

Trimester 1, Off Campus
Trimester 1, On Campus
Trimester 2, Off Campus
Trimester 2, On Campus
Trimester 3, Off Campus

Official Abbreviation BSc
Course Type Undergraduate
CRICOS Code 000468G
Commencing
Responsible Campus Admission Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 1 Off Campus
Armidale Trimester 1 On Campus
Armidale Trimester 2 Off Campus
Armidale Trimester 2 On Campus
Armidale Trimester 3 Off Campus
Course Duration
  • 3 Years Full-time
  • Up to 10 years Part-time
2011 ATAR 72.55
2011 OP 12
Fees CSP / International
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, Education, Information Technology, Geographic Information Science, Science and Rural Science. These programs are taken over four years of full-time study and entry into the Graduate Diploma component of the course is after completion of the first two years (96 credit pooints) of the BSc.

Intensive Schools

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

Entry Requirements

A candidate shall be qualified for admission (see Admission Rule Undergraduate Policy).

Assumed knowledge is Year 12 HSC Mathematics or equivalent or MATH123 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 School 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 School.

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)

Further Information

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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 2012.

Admission to Candidature

A candidate shall be qualified for admission (see Admission Rule Undergraduate Policy).

Advanced Standing

Advanced standing shall not be not granted for SCI395 and WORK300.

Period of Candidature

The period of candidature shall be:
(a) three years as a full-time candidate;
(b) up to ten years as a part-time candidate.

Course Requirements

To qualify for the award a candidate must pass units to the value of 144 credit points with not more than 60 credit points at 100-level; at least 36 credit points at 300- or 400-level from units that comprise the Majors or Combined Majors, including 12 credit points from units other than ARPA, GEPL and PSYC units. A maximum of 54 credit points with not more than 12 credit points 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
Approved Majors
Complete ONE Major
or
Complete a DOUBLE Major comprising TWO Majors
or
Complete ONE Combined Major
36 to 108 cps
Elective Units 0 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.

Students with a weak background in Physics are advised to complete PHYS123 before enrolling in PHYS131

Approved Majors

Applied Physics
Biochemistry
Botany
Chemistry
Forensic Science
Genetics
Geography
Mathematics
Microbiology
Physiology
Zoology

Combined Majors

Animal Science and Veterinary Studies
Applied/Environmental Genetics
Archaeology and Palaeoanthropology
Biochemistry/Microbiology
Biochemistry/Physiology
Biodiversity/Ecology
Biotechnology/Molecular Genetics
Cognitive/Biological Psychology
Crop/Animal Sciences
Geology/Environmental Geosciences
Mathematics/Statistics
Palaeobiology

Alternative Entry Pathway for the University of Sydney

UNE - Year 1 University of Sydney - Year 2+
Bachelor of Science

Bachelor of Science or
Bachelor of Science/Master of Nursing

Articulation Programs

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: BIOL 110, 120; CHEM 110, 120; MICR 220
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: CHEM 110, 120, 250; 3x 200/300-level CHEM units
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: BIOL 110, 120; MICR 220
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: AMTH 140; COMP 131, 132; MATH 101, 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: BIOL 110, 120; CHEM 110, 120; 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: BIOL 110, 120; CHEM 110, 120; 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: BIOL 110, 120; SOIL 220
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; ECON 223; MM 110, 200; RSNR 110, 120
Recommended Major to undertake in this Course: Crop/Animal Sciences

Award of Degree

Candidates who meet the course requirements shall be awarded the Bachelor of Science.

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

Candidates who do exit from this degree must apply for re-entry.

Improper Conduct

Candidates are referred to the Student Coursework Plagiarism and Academic Misconduct Rules.

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