Course summary

The Bachelor of Science provides a broad education in science as well as the opportunity to specialise in an area of interest through the study of several majors. 

Majors to select from include:

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. (L, O*) 

Engineering ensures students have a sound base of environmental engineering knowledge coupled with principles of physical and biological sciences. (L)

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.  I(L, O*) 

Human Biology provides students with an area of specialisation within the health sciences. Students gain knowledge in physiology, anatomy, nutrition, exercise and health sciences. (L, GC, O)

Information Technology enables students to specialise in computing technology including programming, system design and web development. (O)

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. (O)

Psychology provides a overview of a range of psychological theories including learning and memory, psychological assessment and research in the psychology discipline. (CH, O).

CH = Coffs Harbour  GC = Gold Coast  L = Lismore  O = Online 

*Include on-campus, 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 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. 


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 N/A N/A
Online 1 N/A N/A

Domestic fees

Commonwealth supported


International

Location Session Annual Fees CRICOS
Lismore 1 $26,000 ($3,250 per unit) 086344J

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 (288 credit points), comprising:
    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 Intermediate Note 3 Note 3
For the Human Biology Major please select one of the following two units
MWF10663 - Research and Evidence Based Practice Intermediate
MAT00330 - Research and Analysis in Health Introductory
Select one of the following units
ENV00224 - Internship Study Advanced Note 4 Note 4
SCI00211 - Integrated Project Advanced Note 4 Note 4

PART B

PART C


Course progressions

Students should use course progression information to select units specific to their course and enrol in these units using My Enrolment

Title Level of learning Note
At least six of the 24 units must be "Advanced" units
Year 1, Session 1
SCI10002 - Science in Society Introductory
MAT10251 - Statistical Analysis Intermediate
ISY10209 - Web Development I Introductory
One unit from Part B or Part C Electives
Year 1, Session 2
ISY00243 - Systems Analysis and Design Intermediate
ISY00245 - Principles of Programming Intermediate
One unit from Part B or Part C Electives
One unit from Part B or Part C Electives
Year 2, Session 1
CSC00228 - Database Systems I Advanced
CSC10210 - Object Oriented Program Development Advanced
One unit from Part B or Part C Electives
One unit from Part B or Part C Electives
Year 2, Session 2
One unit from Part B or Part C Electives
One unit from Part B or Part C Electives
One unit from Part B or Part C Electives
One unit from Part B or Part C Electives
Year 3, Session 1
CSC73010 - Programming Mobile Systems Advanced
ISY10221 - Computing Project I: Analysis and Design Advanced
One unit from Part B or Part C Electives
One unit from Part B or Part C Electives
Year 3, Session 2
Choose either SCI00211 - Integrated Project or ENV00224 - Internship Study Advanced Advanced Note 4 Note 4
ISY10222 - Computing Project II: Development and Implementation Advanced
One unit from Part B or Part C Electives

Title Level of learning Note
At least six of the 24 units must be "Advanced" units.
Year 1, Session 1
SCI10002 - Science in Society Introductory
BIO00201 - Biology Introductory
One unit from Part B or Part C Electives
One unit from Part B or Part C Electives
Year 1, Session 2
MAT00211 - Environmental Information Analysis Introductory
BIO00202 - Ecology Introductory
One unit from Part B or Part C Electives
One unit from Part B or Part C Electives
Year 2, Session 1
One major unit from group one Biology Major
Two units from group two Biology Major
One elective unit from Part C Electives
Year 2, Session 2
One unit from group 1 Biology Major
Two units from group two Biology Major
One unit from Part C Electives
Year 3, Session 1
Four elective units from Part B or Part C Electives
Year 3, Session 2
Choose either SCI00211 - Integrated Project or ENV00224 - Internship Study Advanced Advanced
Two elective units from Part B or Part C Electives

Title Level of learning Note
At least six of the 24 units must be "Advanced" units
Year 1, Session 1
SCI10002 - Science in Society Introductory
MAT10251 - Statistical Analysis Intermediate
ENG10759 - Processes and Philosophy of Engineering Introductory
PHY10760 - Physics and Materials
Introductory
Year 1, Session 2
One unit from Part B or Part C Electives
One unit from Part B or Part C Electives
One unit from Part B or Part C Electives
One unit from Part B or Part C Electives
Year 2, Session 1
One unit from Part B or Part C Electives
One unit from Part B Engineering Major
One unit from Part B Engineering Major
One unit from Part B Engineering Major
Year 2, Session 2
One unit from Part B Engineering Major
One unit from Part B Engineering Major
ENG10757 - Applied Mechanics Introductory
One unit from Part B or Part C Electives
Year 3, Session 1
One unit from Part B or Part C Electives
One unit from Part B or Part C Electives
One unit from Part B or Part C Electives
One unit from Part B or Part C Electives
Year 3, Session 2
Choose either ENV00224 - Internship Study or SCI00211 - Integrated Project Advanced Advanced Note 4 Note 4
One unit from Part B or Part C Electives
One unit from Part B or Part C Electives

Title Level of learning Note
At least six of the 24 units must be "Advanced" units
Year 1, Session 1
SCI10002 - Science in Society Introductory
Choose either MWF10663 - Research and Evidence Based Practice Intermediate Note 8 Note 8
1st Human Biology Major unit
One unit from Part B or Part C Electives
Year 1, Session 2
2nd major BIO00307 - Human Physiology unit Introductory
3rd Human Biology Major unit
One unit from Part B or Part C Electives
One unit from Part B or Part C Electives
Year 2, Session 1
4th Human Biology Major unit
5th Human Biology Major unit
One unit from Part B or Part C Electives
One unit from Part B or Part C Electives
Year 2, Session 2
6th Human Biology Major unit
7th Human Biology Major unit
One unit from Part B or Part C Electives
One unit from Part B or Part C Electives
Year 3, Session 1
8th Human Biology Major unit
One unit from Part B or Part C Electives
One unit from Part B or Part C Electives
One unit from Part B or Part C Electives
Year 3, Session 2
Choose either ENV00224 - Internship Study or SCI00211 - Integrated Project Advanced Advanced
One unit from Part B or Part C Electives
One unit from Part B or Part C Electives

Title Level of learning Note
At least six of the 24 units must be "Advanced" units
Year 1, Session 1
SCI10002 - Science in Society Introductory
MAT10251 - Statistical Analysis Intermediate
1st Mathematics Major unit
2nd Mathematics Major unit
Year 1, Session 2
3rd Mathematics Major unit
One unit from Part B or Part C Electives
One unit from Part B or Part C Electives
One unit from Part B or Part C Electives
Year 2, Session 1
One unit from Part B or Part C Electives
One unit from Part B or Part C Electives
One unit from Part B or Part C Electives
One unit from Part B or Part C Electives
Year 2, Session 2
4th Mathematics Major unit
5th Mathematics Major unit
One unit from Part B or Part C Electives
One unit from Part B or Part C Electives
Year 3, Session 1
6th Mathematics Major unit
7th Mathematics Major unit
One unit from Part B or Part C Electives
One unit from Part B or Part C Electives
Year 3, Session 2
Choose either ENV00224 - Internship Study or SCI00211 - Integrated Project Advanced Advanced Note 4 Note 4
8th Mathematics Major unit
One unit from Part B or Part C Electives

Title Level of learning Note
At least six of the 24 units must be "Advanced" units
Year 1, Session 1
SCI10002 - Science in Society Introductory
BHS20008 - Quantitative Methods in Psychology Intermediate
1st major unit BHS11001 - Introduction to Psychology I Introductory
One unit from Part B or Part C Electives
Year 1, Session 2
2nd major unitBHS11002 - Introduction to Psychology II Introductory
One unit from Part B or Part C Electives
One unit from Part B or Part C Electives
One unit from Part B or Part C Electives
Year 2, Session 1
3rd major Psychology Major unit
4th major Psychology Major unit
One unit from Part B or Part C Electives
One unit from Part B or Part C Electives
Year 2, Session 2
5th major Psychology Major unit
6th major Psychology Major unit
One unit from Part B or Part C Electives
One unit from Part B or Part C Electives
Year 3, Session 1
7th majorPsychology Major unit
One unit from Part B or Part C Electives
One unit from Part B or Part C Electives
One unit from Part B or Part C Electives
Year 3, Session 2
Choose either ENV00224 - Internship Study or SCI00211 - Integrated Project Advanced Advanced Note 4 Note 4
8th major Psychology Major unit
One unit from Part B or Part C Electives

Title Level of learning Note
At least six of the 24 units must be "Advanced" units
Year 1, Session 1
SCI10002 - Science in Society Introductory
One unit from Part B or Part C Electives
One unit from Part B or Part C Electives
One unit from Part B or Part C Electives
Year 1, Session 2
MAT00211 - Environmental Information Analysis Introductory
CHE00201 - Chemistry Introductory
One unit from Part B or Part C Electives
One Unit from Part B or Part C Electives
Year 2, Session 1
One unit from Environmental Chemistry Major
One unit from Environmental Chemistry Major
One unit from Part B or Part C Electives
One unit from Part B or Part C Electives
Year 2, Session 2
One unit from Environmental Chemistry Major
One unit from Environmental Chemistry Major
One unit from Part B or Part C Electives
One unit from Part B or Part C Electives
Year 3, Session 1
One unit from Environmental Chemistry Major
One unit from Environmental Chemistry Major
One unit from Part B or Part C Electives
One unit from Part B or Part C Electives
Year 3, Session 2
Choose either ENV00224 - Internship Study or SCI00211 - Integrated Project Advanced Advanced Note 4 Note 4
One unit from Environmental Chemistry Major
One unit from Part B or Part C Electives

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: Double-weighted unit
Note 5: Advanced Unit
Note 6: Choose this unit for the Human Biology major
Note 7: Choose this unit for the Human Biology major
Note 8: If you do not choose this unit you must choose MAT00330 - Research and Analysis in Health in session 2

Unit groups

Mathematics Major

Title Level of learning Note
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