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 a major such as human biology, environmental chemistry, biology, engineering, information technology, psychology and 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, enabling students to tailor their study to their learning goals.

Majors to select from include:

(Locations are indicated in brackets. Please note that some majors are only available online.)

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.  (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. Note: some units may be studied online.)

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 334116 054611
Online 1 N/A N/A

Domestic fees

Commonwealth supported


International

Location Session Annual Fees CRICOS
Lismore 1 $27,600 ($3,450 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
MAT71004 - Introduction to Evidence for Health Science Practitioners Introductory Note 4 Note 4
Select one of the following units
ENV00224 - Internship Study Advanced Note 5, Note 6 Note 5, Note 6
SCI00211 - Integrated Project Advanced Note 5, Note 6 Note 5, Note 6

PART B

PART C

Title Level of learning Note
GLY00201 - Earth Systems I: The Lithosphere Introductory
ENS00203 - Earth Systems II: The Hydrosphere Introductory
SUR00201 - Environmental Mapping Introductory
GLY00223 - Introduction to Geographic Information Systems Intermediate
ENV00207 - Environmental Planning Intermediate
ISY01224 - Remote Sensing and Spatial Analysis Intermediate
ENV10655 - Coastlines - Diversity, Dynamics and Risks Intermediate
BIO72020 - Genetics Intermediate
AGR00215 - Water and Catchment Management Advanced Note 6 Note 6
BIO01230 - Principles of Coastal Resource Management Advanced Note 6 Note 6
ENV10656 - Extension and Professional Practice in Natural Resource Management Advanced Note 6 Note 6
BIO00244 - Protected Area Management Advanced Note 6 Note 6
FOR73010 - Crop Science Advanced Note 6 Note 6
ENV00224 - Internship Study Advanced Note 6 Note 6
SCI00211 - Integrated Project Advanced Note 6 Note 6
HMS00202 - Principles and Practices of Sport and Exercise Science Introductory
MNG00301 - Management for Sport and Exercise Introductory
BIO00326 - Exercise Biochemistry Introductory
MNG00306 - Small Business and Entrepreneurship for Allied Health, Fitness and Sport Introductory
CHE71010 - Organic Chemistry Introductory
PHY71030 - Introductory Physics and Maths for Health Sciences Introductory
BHS11001 - Introduction to Psychology I Introductory
BHS11002 - Introduction to Psychology II Introductory
CMM10580 - The Australian Health Care System Introductory
MKT20001 - Marketing and Promotion for Sport, Exercise and Allied Health Intermediate
BIO10494 - Human Growth, Development and Ageing Intermediate
BHS30003 - Development across the Lifespan Intermediate
CUL00408 - Health and Indigenous Australian Peoples Intermediate
EDU10691 - Physical Education Studies I: Athletics and Aquatics Intermediate
EDU10692 - Physical Education Studies II: Dance and Gymnastics Intermediate
BIO72130 - Human Pathophysiology Intermediate
CMM72015 - Health Law and Ethics Intermediate
BIO72050 - Microbiology Intermediate
BIO72025 - Molecular Genetics Intermediate
HMS00223 - Professional Preparation Advanced Note 6 Note 6
BHS10495 - Advanced Sport and Exercise Psychology Advanced Note 6 Note 6
EDU10693 - Promoting the Health and Wellbeing of Young People Advanced Note 6 Note 6
EDU10694 - Contemporary Health Issues for Young People Advanced Note 6 Note 6
CMM73010 - Epidemiology Advanced Note 6 Note 6
BIO10497 - Exercise Physiology for Healthy Individuals Advanced Note 6 Note 6
BIO10496 - Exercise Physiology for Specific Populations Advanced Note 6 Note 6

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 5 Note 5
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
Two units from group two Biology
One elective unit from Part C Electives
Year 2, Session 2
One unit from group 1 Biology
Two units from group two Biology
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
One unit from Part B Engineering
One unit from Part B Engineering
Year 2, Session 2
One unit from Part B Engineering
One unit from Part B Engineering
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 5 Note 5
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 BIO01302 - Human Anatomy OR BIO10662 - Systemic Anatomy Introductory Introductory
CHE10700 - Chemistry for Health Sciences Introductory
One unit from Part B Human Biology or Part C Electives
Year 1, Session 2
MAT71004 - Introduction to Evidence for Health Science Practitioners Introductory
BIO00307 - Human Physiology Introductory
One unit from Part B Human Biology or Part C Electives
One unit from Part B Human Biology or Part C Electives
Year 2, Session 1
One unit from Part B Human Biology
One unit from Part B Human Biology
One unit from Part B Human Biology or Part C Electives
One unit from Part B Human Biology or Part C Electives
Year 2, Session 2
One unit from Part B Human Biology
One unit from Part B Human Biology
One unit from Part B Human Biology or Part C Electives
One unit from Part B Human Biology or Part C Electives
Year 3, Session 1
One unit from Part B Human Biology
One unit from Part B Human Biology
One unit from Part B Human Biology or Part C Electives
One unit from Part B Human Biology or Part C Electives
Year 3, Session 2
Choose either ENV00224 - Internship Study or SCI00211 - Integrated Project Advanced Advanced Note 5, Note 6 Note 5, Note 6
One unit from Part B Human Biology or Part C Electives
One unit from Part B Human Biology 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 unit
2nd Mathematics unit
Year 1, Session 2
3rd Mathematics 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 unit
5th Mathematics 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 unit
7th Mathematics 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 5 Note 5
8th Mathematics 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 unit
4th major Psychology 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 unit
6th major Psychology 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 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 5 Note 5
8th major Psychology 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
One unit from Environmental Chemistry
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
One unit from Environmental Chemistry
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
One unit from Environmental Chemistry
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 5 Note 5
One unit from Environmental Chemistry
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: Choose this unit for the Human Biology major
Note 5: Double-weighted unit
Note 6: Advanced Unit

Unit groups

Electives

Title Level of learning Note
GLY00201 - Earth Systems I: The Lithosphere Introductory
ENS00203 - Earth Systems II: The Hydrosphere Introductory
SUR00201 - Environmental Mapping Introductory
GLY00223 - Introduction to Geographic Information Systems Intermediate
ENV00207 - Environmental Planning Intermediate
ISY01224 - Remote Sensing and Spatial Analysis Intermediate
ENV10655 - Coastlines - Diversity, Dynamics and Risks Intermediate
BIO72020 - Genetics Intermediate
AGR00215 - Water and Catchment Management Advanced Note 6 Note 6
BIO01230 - Principles of Coastal Resource Management Advanced Note 6 Note 6
ENV10656 - Extension and Professional Practice in Natural Resource Management Advanced Note 6 Note 6
BIO00244 - Protected Area Management Advanced Note 6 Note 6
FOR73010 - Crop Science Advanced Note 6 Note 6
ENV00224 - Internship Study Advanced Note 6 Note 6
SCI00211 - Integrated Project Advanced Note 6 Note 6
HMS00202 - Principles and Practices of Sport and Exercise Science Introductory
MNG00301 - Management for Sport and Exercise Introductory
BIO00326 - Exercise Biochemistry Introductory
MNG00306 - Small Business and Entrepreneurship for Allied Health, Fitness and Sport Introductory
CHE71010 - Organic Chemistry Introductory
PHY71030 - Introductory Physics and Maths for Health Sciences Introductory
BHS11001 - Introduction to Psychology I Introductory
BHS11002 - Introduction to Psychology II Introductory
CMM10580 - The Australian Health Care System Introductory
MKT20001 - Marketing and Promotion for Sport, Exercise and Allied Health Intermediate
BIO10494 - Human Growth, Development and Ageing Intermediate
BHS30003 - Development across the Lifespan Intermediate
CUL00408 - Health and Indigenous Australian Peoples Intermediate
EDU10691 - Physical Education Studies I: Athletics and Aquatics Intermediate
EDU10692 - Physical Education Studies II: Dance and Gymnastics Intermediate
BIO72130 - Human Pathophysiology Intermediate
CMM72015 - Health Law and Ethics Intermediate
BIO72050 - Microbiology Intermediate
BIO72025 - Molecular Genetics Intermediate
HMS00223 - Professional Preparation Advanced Note 6 Note 6
BHS10495 - Advanced Sport and Exercise Psychology Advanced Note 6 Note 6
EDU10693 - Promoting the Health and Wellbeing of Young People Advanced Note 6 Note 6
EDU10694 - Contemporary Health Issues for Young People Advanced Note 6 Note 6
CMM73010 - Epidemiology Advanced Note 6 Note 6
BIO10497 - Exercise Physiology for Healthy Individuals Advanced Note 6 Note 6
BIO10496 - Exercise Physiology for Specific Populations Advanced Note 6 Note 6