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)
- 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 Attribute||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
|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
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
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.
3 years full-time; 6 years part-time
3 years full-time
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See the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, in conjunction with the Specific Award Rules listed below.
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:
- four (4) units from Part A, and
- at least one major from Part B, and
- the remaining twelve (12) units from Part B and/or Part C, and
- at least six (6) of the twenty-four (24) units must be “Advanced” units.
- 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.
- 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
|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|