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Bachelor of Science

Bachelors Degree

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The Bachelor of Science offers a program of study central to a broad education in science. The course includes a selection of majors from a range of disciplines that enable students to focus on their areas of interest.

Graduate AttributeCourse Learning Outcome
Intellectual rigour

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

Ethical practice

Evaluate issues with reference to sound ethical frameworks and sustainability

Demonstrate well developed judgement on principles of social justice and professional standards

Knowledge of a discipline

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

Lifelong learning

Demonstrate cognitive and technical skills in self-managed learning

Critically reflect on practice

Demonstrate information literacy skills

Communication and social skills

Communicate clearly and coherently knowledge and ideas in scientific contexts

Collaborate effectively on personal, scholarly, and professional terms

Cultural competence

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 during their studies for practical experience to supplement the theory components of the course.

Majors to select from include:

  • Biology (some units are studied by Distance education with an on-campus residential workshops)
  • Engineering
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Human Biology (some units can also be studied at the Gold Coast or by Distance education)
  • Information Technology (units are available to study by Distance education only)
  • Mathematics (units are available to study by Distance education only)
  • Psychology (units are available to study by Distance education or at Coffs Harbour).

Please note: some units may only be available to study by distance education and some include residential workshops.

Location Teaching period UAC code QTAC code
Lismore Session 1 334116 054611


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.

Course requirements

  1. To be eligible for the award of a Bachelor of Science degree a candidate shall successfully complete not less than twenty-four (24) units, including:
    1. four (4) units from Part A, and
    2. at least one major from Part B, and
    3. the remaining twelve (12) units from Part B and/or Part C, and
    4. at least six (6) of the twenty-four (24) units must be “Advanced” units.
  2. Candidates enrolled in the Bachelor of Science, who have successfully completed eight (8) units from Part A and/or Part B of the Schedule of Units, with no more than four (4) units awarded as Advanced Standing, may elect to be awarded the Diploma of Science following withdrawal from candidature for the Bachelor of Science.
  3. Candidates enrolled in the Bachelor of Science, who have successfully completed sixteen (16) units from the Schedule of Units, with no more than eight (8) units awarded as Advanced Standing, may elect to be awarded the Associate Degree of Science following withdrawal from candidature from the Bachelor of Science.

Course structure

Unit Code Unit Title Level of learning Notes


SCI10002 Science in Society Introductory
Select one of the following based on the Major (see notes)
BHS20008 Quantitative Methods in Psychology Intermediate Note 1
MAT00211 Environmental Information Analysis Introductory Note 2
MAT10251 Statistical Analysis Introductory Note 3
MWF10663 Research and Evidence Based Practice Intermediate Note 4
MAT00330 Research and Analysis in Health Introductory Note 5
Select one of the following units
ENV00224 Internship Study Advanced Note 6
SCI00211 Integrated Project Advanced Note 6


Unit Code Unit Title Level of learning Notes
CHE00201 Chemistry Introductory
Choose seven (7) of the following units
AGR00214 Soil Processes Intermediate
CHE00073 Environmental Chemistry Intermediate
GLY00232 Coastal Biogeochemistry Intermediate
AGT00217 Land Degradation and Rehabilitation Advanced
GLY30002 Phase Equilibria, Thermodynamics and Kinetics Advanced
GLY20002 Environmental Analysis: Aqueous Intermediate
GLY20001 Environmental Analysis: Solids Intermediate
GLY30001 Contamination Assessment and Remediation Advanced

Unit Code Unit Title Level of learning Notes
ISY00243 Systems Analysis and Design Intermediate
ISY00245 Principles of Programming Intermediate
ISY10209 Web Development I Introductory
CSC00228 Database Systems I Advanced
CSC10210 Object Oriented Program Development Advanced
CSC10216 Object Oriented GUI Development Advanced
ISY10221 Computing Project I: Analysis and Design Advanced
ISY10222 Computing Project II: Development and Implementation Advanced

Unit Code Unit Title Level of learning Notes
BIO00201 Biology Introductory
BIO00202 Ecology Introductory
Choose two (2) of the following units
BIO00212 Wildlife Conservation Intermediate
BIO00213 Plant Identification and Conservation Intermediate
BIO00232 Coastal Marine Ecosystems Intermediate
BIO01204 Wetland Ecosystems Intermediate
BIO01209 Aquaculture Management Intermediate
BIO00105 Fisheries Biology Advanced
Choose four (4) of the following units
BIO00233 Fisheries Management Advanced
BIO10124 Ocean Change Biology Advanced
BIO10126 Marine Pollution Advanced
BIO10127 Coral Reefs on the Edge Intermediate
FOR00100 Fire Ecology and Management Intermediate
FOR00101 Plant Physiology and Ecology Intermediate
BIO10120 Marine Systems Science and Management Advanced
BIO10121 Successful Sampling Advanced
BIO10123 Marine Communities as Sentinels of Change Advanced
BIO10125 Sustainable Use of the Marine Environment Advanced
BIO10185 Marine Mammals: Biology and Conservation Advanced
FOR00109 Forest Modelling and Management Advanced

Unit Code Unit Title Level of learning Notes
ENG10757 Applied Mechanics Introductory
ENG10759 Processes and Philosophy of Engineering Introductory
PHY10760 Physics and Materials Introductory
Choose five (5) of the following units
ENG20001 Mechanics of Materials Intermediate
ENG20005 Hydrology Intermediate
ENG20002 Engineering Construction and Tendering Intermediate
ENG20003 Concrete Structures Intermediate
ENG30010 Traffic and Road Safety Engineering Introductory
ENG20006 Fluid Mechanics Intermediate
ENG30002 Soil Mechanics and Geology Advanced
ENG30004 Analysis and Computer Modelling of Structures Advanced
ENG30005 Design of Steel Structures Introductory
ENG30007 Geotechnical Engineering Advanced
ENG10758 Humanitarian Engineering Project Introductory
ENG30012 Water and Wastewater Engineering Advanced
ENO10183 Ecotechnology for Water Management Intermediate

Unit Code Unit Title Level of learning Notes
BIO00307 Human Physiology Introductory
Choose one of the following units
BIO01302 Human Anatomy Introductory
BIO10662 Systemic Anatomy Introductory
Choose one of the following units
CHE10700 Chemistry for Health Sciences Introductory
CHE00201 Chemistry Introductory
Choose three (3) of the following units
NUT00214 Food and Nutrition in Health Introductory
BHS10581 Psychology and Sociology for Health Sciences Introductory
BIO00207 Mechanics for Movement Introductory
BIO00203 Exercise Physiology Intermediate
HEA00331 Principles of Behaviour in Physical Activity Introductory
CHE00002 Biochemistry Intermediate
NUT00216 Nutritional Biochemistry and Human Metabolism Intermediate
ENV10702 Food Ecology Introductory
SCI10703 Food Science Introductory
NUT00215 Nutrition Across the Lifespan Intermediate
PHA00315 Introductory Pharmacology Introductory
BIO10493 Motor Control Intermediate
BIO00209 Musculoskeletal Functional Anatomy Intermediate
SCI10475 Neuroscience Intermediate
BIO00204 Advanced Exercise Physiology Intermediate
HEA00332 Exercise Psychology Intermediate
BIO00101 Physiological Pathology I Intermediate
BIO00102 Physiological Pathology II Intermediate
Choose two (2) of the following units
BIO10701 Nutrition Physiology Advanced
HMS00328 Motor Learning Intermediate
BIO00324 Applied Biomechanics Advanced

Unit Code Unit Title Level of learning Notes
MAT10718 Mathematical Ideas Introductory
MAT10720 Linear Algebra Intermediate
MAT10719 Calculus Intermediate
MAT10721 Multivariate Calculus and Differential Equations Advanced
MAT10722 Complex Analysis Advanced
MAT30001 Group Theory Advanced
MAT30002 Topology Advanced
Choose one of the following units
ISY00245 Principles of Programming Intermediate
PHY10760 Physics and Materials Introductory

Unit Code Unit Title Level of learning Notes
BHS11001 Introduction to Psychology I Introductory
BHS11002 Introduction to Psychology II Introductory
Choose six (6) of the following units
BHS20007 Learning and Memory Advanced
BHS20006 Social Psychology Advanced
BHS20001 Psychological Assessment Intermediate
BHS30002 Abnormal Psychology Intermediate
BHS30001 Advanced Quantitative Methods in Psychology Advanced
BHS30003 Development across the Lifespan Intermediate
BHS30004 Biological Psychology Advanced


Unit Code Unit Title Level of learning Notes
ENS00203 Earth Systems II: The Hydrosphere Introductory
GLY00201 Earth Systems I: The Lithosphere Introductory
ISY00241 Environmental Information Management Introductory
AGR00215 Water and Catchment Management Advanced
BIO01230 Principles of Coastal Resource Management Advanced
ENV00207 Environmental Planning Intermediate
ENV10655 Coastlines - Diversity, Dynamics and Risks Intermediate
ENV10656 Extension and Professional Practice in Natural Resource Management Advanced
GLY00223 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems Intermediate
ISY01224 Remote Sensing and Spatial Analysis Intermediate Note 6
SUR00201 Environmental Mapping Introductory Note 6
BIO00244 Protected Area Management Advanced
ENV00224 Internship Study Advanced
SCI00211 Integrated Project Advanced