Bachelor of ScienceBachelors Degree
The Bachelor of Science provides a thorough grounding in science as well as the opportunity to specialise in an area of interest through the study of a major in regenerative agriculture, environmental chemistry, biology, engineering or mathematics.
The degree is ideal for attaining a general overview of science before specialising in a specific course of study. It offers flexibility in subject choices and a wide range of electives, enabling you to tailor your study to your learning goals.
You will complete either an internship or an integrated project as part of your studies, giving you the opportunity to investigate a particular area in depth and develop your knowledge and skills in a field that interests you.
This course is delivered through the School of Environment, Science and Engineering, a leader in environmental sustainability with state-of-the-art science and engineering facilities and an international research profile.
|Course Learning Outcome|
Demonstrate skills of critical analysis, and application of scientific methods in a discipline of science
Demonstrate imagination, initiative and enterprise in problem-solving
Respond creatively to intellectual, professional, environmental and social challenges
Evaluate issues with reference to sound ethical frameworks and sustainability
Demonstrate well developed judgement on principles of social justice and professional standards
Demonstrate broad and coherent knowledge of science
Apply disciplinary knowledge and skills in professional and community settings
Demonstrate in-depth knowledge in one or more scientific disciplines
Demonstrate cognitive and technical skills in self-managed learning
Critically reflect on practice
Demonstrate information literacy skills
Communicate clearly and coherently knowledge and ideas in scientific contexts
Collaborate effectively on personal, scholarly, and professional terms
Demonstrate awareness and respect for cultural diversity and the relationship between people and their environment
Students can elect to complete an eight-week industry internship placement to gain industry experience. Interns work with organisations across the science spectrum including local, state or federal government agencies; private consultancies; or business enterprises in Australia or overseas.
Majors to select from include:
(Locations are indicated in brackets. Please note that some majors are only available online.)
Regenerative Agriculture examines human ecology, agroecology, regenerative agronomy and soil management as well as the planning of rural landscapes. It draws on the University’s specialist expertise in plant science, agronomy, ecology, agroforestry, environmental chemistry and socio-ecological systems, developing specialist knowledge in a whole-of-system approach to food production and farm management. (Available online) NEW in 2020
Biology provides students with a broad base for understanding principles governing life processes at all levels–molecular, cellular, organismal, and ecological. There is a strong focus on human impacts. The management of ecosystems is embedded throughout the major. (Available in Lismore and online*)
Engineering ensures students have a sound base of environmental engineering knowledge coupled with principles of physical and biological sciences. (Available in Lismore)
Environmental Chemistry gives students the knowledge to solve chemically related environmental problems. Students will also gain an overview of sediment and aquatic chemistry, which includes laboratory analysis of materials. (Available in Lismore and online*)
Mathematics provides an area of specialisation for students in advanced mathematical skills. Subject areas can include an overview of algebra, calculus, physics and more complex analysis and group theories. (Available online)
L = Lismore O = Online
*Include on-campus, residential workshops.
|Location||Teaching period||UAC code||QTAC code|
|Lismore||Session 1 , Session 2||N/A||N/A|
|Online||Session 1 , Session 2||N/A||N/A|
We encourage you to apply for the courses you most want to study. If you are not eligible to enter your chosen course right now, our team will work with you to find the best pathway option.
Before applying, make sure you double check all entry requirements, gather required documentation and review the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, noting any specifics listed below.
To be eligible to receive the Bachelor of Science, students must complete the equivalent of 24 units (288 credit points), comprising:
- 4 core units based on your chosen major (48 credit points),
- 1 major (96 credit points) and,
- 12 equivalent elective units (144 credit points)
Students may be eligible to exit with the Diploma of Science after completing the equivalent of 8 units (96 credit points) including 2 core units and 4 major units with no more than 4 units awarded as Advanced Standing.
Students may be eligible to exit with an Associate Degree of Science after completing the equivalent of 16 units (192 credit points) including 2 core units and 4 major units with no more than 8 units awarded as Advanced Standing.
Your course progression is in the recommended order you should complete your course in. It is important that you follow this to ensure you meet the course requirements. For further assistance see How to Enrol in Units using My Enrolment.
Students should use course progression information to select units specific to their course and enrol in these units using My Enrolment.
|Unit Code||Unit Title||Available||Credit points||Level of learning||Notes|
|Please refer to the following Course Transition web page for progression information. https://www.scu.edu.au/current-students/enrolling/course-transitions/science-and-engineering-undergraduate-course-transitions-for-pre-2021-students/|
|Unit Code||Unit Title||Level of learning||Notes|
|Choose this unit:|
|SCI10002||Science in Society||Introductory|
|Core units for the Biology, Chemistry and Regenerative Agriculture majors:|
|MAT00211||Environmental Information Analysis||Introductory|
|Choose one of the following units:|
|ENV00224||Internship Study||Advanced||Note 1|
|SCI00211||Integrated Project||Advanced||Note 1|
|Core units for Engineering and Mathematics majors:|
|Choose one of the following units:|