Course summary

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.

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.

Graduate AttributeCourse Learning Outcome
Intellectual rigour

Demonstrate skills of critical analysis, and application of scientific methods in a discipline of science

Creativity

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.


Course overview

Course code

3007291

Course abbreviation

BSc

Credit points

288

Equivalent units

24

Domestic duration

3 years full-time; 6 years part-time

International duration

3 years full-time

Availability details

Domestic

Location Session UAC code QTAC code
Lismore 1 334116 054611

Domestic fees

Commonwealth supported


Course requirements

See the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, in conjunction with the Specific Award Rules listed below.

  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.

Schedule of units

Title Level of learning Note

PART A

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

PART B

PART C


Notes

Note 1: Choose this unit for the Psychology major
Note 2: Choose this unit for the Biology & Environmental Chemistry majors
Note 3: Choose this unit for the Information Technology, Engineering & Mathematics majors
Note 4: Choose this unit for the Human Biology major
Note 5: Choose this unit for the Human Biology major
Note 6: Double-weighted unit