Bachelor of Scientific Studies
Why study the Bachelor of Scientific Studies at UNE?
This course is suitable for students who do not have an educational background in Sciences. The first year of study provides academic foundation knowledge and skills and achievement at introductory level. Students are able to exit with a Diploma in Science on completion of the first year and may articulate into other Science-based Bachelor degrees.
This course is designed to provide students with basic skills and knowledge in a range of disciplines in science. The course allows students to design their own program of study, in consultation with academic staff, to suit their background knowledge and specific areas of interest. The program is highly flexible, allowing students to gain underpinning theoretical knowledge as well as practical laboratory experience in a range of discipline areas. The course encourages the development of critical thinking and problem solving skills, as well as skills in communication and lifelong learning, allowing graduates to apply these skills to their specific field of interest.
This course is suitable for students who do not have an educational background in Sciences. Students who do not have an ATAR, have not successfully completed Year 12 or senior high school, or are mature age and considering tertiary study may apply for admission.
Graduates will have a broad scientific background to assist with future employment or to pursue further study. Successful completion of the first year of study will allow students to transfer into a more specialised degree program, based on their desired field of study.
Graduates will have a broad scientific background and skills appropriate for further study, or to assist with future employment in a range of areas requiring a broad knowledge of the basic sciences.
3 Years Full-time
6 Years Part-time
Commonwealth Supported Place
2017 STUDY OPTIONS
Trimester 1, Off Campus
Trimester 1, On Campus
Trimester 2, Off Campus
Trimester 2, On Campus
Trimester 3, Off Campus
|Fees||Commonwealth Supported Place|
|Total Credit Points||144|
Advanced standing shall not be granted for SCI395 and WORK300.
The University offers a number of scholarships available to Australian citizens and permanent residents.
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Admission to Candidature
A candidate shall be qualified for admission (see Admission Undergraduate and Postgraduate (Coursework) Rule and the Admission Undergraduate and Postgraduate (Coursework) Procedures).
Students must meet the Inherent Requirements in order to complete this course.
Candidates are referred to the University Policy on Advanced Standing.
Advanced standing shall not be 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.
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-level and not more than 12 credit points at 400-level from units listed for this course.
Program of Study
Candidates shall complete an approved program of study comprising:
|Course Structure||Credit Points|
|Core Units||24 cps|
|Group 1 Listed Units||24 cps|
|Group 2 Listed Units||36 cps|
|Group 3 Listed Units||36 cps|
|Elective Units||24 cps|
Award of Degree
Candidates who meet the course requirements shall be awarded the Bachelor of Scientific Studies.
Subject to meeting Advanced Standing rules, candidates who discontinue their studies in the Bachelor of Scientific Studies may be eligible to exit with the Diploma in Science on completion of 48 credit points or the Advanced Diploma in Science on completion of 72 credit points.
Candidates who apply to discontinue their studies must apply for re-admission and will be subject to current course requirements of the Bachelor of Scientific Studies. This may mean that students may not receive full recognition for their previous studies should the course structure have changed in response to University requirements.
To have an understanding that
· Science is the pursuit of knowledge and understanding of the natural world following a systematic methodology based on evidence.
· Scientists are curious about the natural world and are creative in formulating hypotheses and in designing approaches to problem solving. Scientists employ scientific methods to test hypotheses and use empirical evidence to support or refute their hypotheses.
· Science includes a broad spectrum of disciplinary areas. Mathematics is used in science to model real-world systems and scientific data are often analysed using statistical methods.
· Scientists have a responsibility to communicate the outcomes of their work accurately and without bias to their peers and to society.
· Scientists generate and build knowledge, develop technologies, investigate and solve problems. Science is embedded within a context that reflects both the history of scientific endeavour and the culture of present society.
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
Knowledge of a Discipline
Graduates will understand ways of scientific thinking and the nature of science as a broad discipline.
Graduates will be able to communicate scientific information or arguments to a range of audiences.
Graduates will be able to investigate and solve problems by using evidence-based systematic methods of science.
Graduates will be able to communicate scientific information or arguments to a range of audiences. In doing so they will be able to synthesise and critically evaluate information from a range of sources, using a range of technologies.
Ethical Conduct and Social Responsibility
Graduates will be able to take social responsibility by recognising the relevant ethical frameworks within which science is practised and demonstrate a capacity for working responsibly and safely in both individual and team environments.
Graduates will be able to take personal responsibility for lifelong learning by demonstrating a capacity for self-directed learning.
Independence and Collaboration
Elements of each unit of study require students to work independently or to work collaboratively as part of a team.
How to Apply
All domestic students apply through the link below