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Bachelor of Science(392AB.2)

Faculty: Faculty of Education, Science, Technology & Maths
Discipline(s): Academic Program Area - Science
UAC Code: 368103
CRICOS Code: 025533J
ATAR 68.00
IELTS Academic IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score below 5.5

The big picture approach to your career in science

Scientific knowledge and skills help us face a range of global challenges today. Our Bachelor of Science has plenty of flexibility to accommodate a wide variety of study and career goals. 

If you are after a broad education and wish to keep a range of career options open, then a science degree is a great way forward. 

Or if it’s cross-disciplinary education within or beyond science such as combining studies in science and law, then this is the way to go. 

Study a Bachelor of Science (BSc) and you will:

  • get a solid understanding of your chosen fields from within a number of science disciplines. You will even have the option of including a non-science discipline.
  • get support to help you select majors and individual subjects that are in line with your interests, career aims and abilities. 

Study opportunities

This course is available in the following Double Degree options: 

  • Bachelor of Education/Bachelor of Science (if you wish to teach science in secondary schools)
  • Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Laws.
  • Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Communication in Journalism.

Important to know

Further study may be required for professional accreditation for Science Teaching.

Course Requirements

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Awards

Award(s) Official Abbreviation
Bachelor of Science BSc

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives Graduate Qualities
To provide students with a flexible preparation for many areas of applied professional or research employment in science Professionalism and Social Responsibility The capacity and intention to use professional knowledge and skills ethically and responsibly, for the benefit of others and the environment
To develop students? skills as informed citizens and enhance interdisciplinary study by developing an in-depth understanding of key discipline areas in science, in parallel with aligned non-science discipline areas Working Independently and with Others The ability to plan their own work, be self-directed, and use interpersonal skills and attitudes to work collaboratively
To equip students with a range of skills necessary to be independent thinkers, to improve complex reasoning skills, to utilize creative problem solving mechanisms and to develop reasoned and substantiated arguments Problem Solving The ability to apply problem-solving processes in novel situations; to identify and analyse problems then formulate and implement solutions
To develop students' capacities to generate ideas in science, to understand inquiry-based scholarship in science and to communicate simple and complex concepts effectively Communication The ability to present knowledge ideas and opinions effectively and communicate within and across professional and cultural boundaries
To design a tailored program of study that addresses academic goals specific to the individual student, using majors and minors from any science and non-science disciplines within the University of Canberra, in accordance with the course structure Analysis and Inquiry The ability to gather information, and to analyse and evaluate information and situations in a systematic, creative and insightful way

Course Duration

6 semesters full-time; equivalent part-time; maximum 20 semesters.

Admission Requirements

Normal UC requirements for admission to an undergraduate course.

Assumed Knowledge

ACT: English (T) major and advanced mathematics; NSW: English Advanced and Mathematics. Students must also have studied at least one of biology, chemistry or physics at (T) major level (ACT) or level Science (NSW)..

Periods Course is Open to New Admissions

Year Domestic International Able to enrol full-time
in first period of study
2015 Semester 1
Winter Term
Semester 2
Semester 1
Winter Term
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
Winter Term
2016 Semester 1
Semester 2
Winter Term
Semester 1
Semester 2
Winter Term
Semester 1
Semester 2
Winter Term

Information on admission closing dates can be foundhere

Credit Arrangements

Credit arrangements (if available) for this course can be found on the University's Credit Search website.

Honours

High performing students may be eligible to enrol in the Bachelor of Applied Science (Honours) course.

Related Courses (Double Degrees or Nested Courses)

242JA Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Communication in Journalism; 836AA Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Laws.

Information for Fee Paying Students

Year Domestic International
2015 CSP $23,130

The fees detailed above are the annual fee rates for the course. The annual rate is the fee that applies to standard full-time enrolment, which is 24 credit points. The final fee charged is based on the proportion of 24 credit points in which a student enrols. Students enrolled in a Commonwealth Support Place (CSP) are required to make a contribution towards the cost of their education, which is set by the Commonwealth Government. Information on Commonwealth Supported Places, HECS-HELP and how fees are calculated can be foundhere.

Typical Study Pattern

  • UC BRUCE CAMPUS
    • Standard Full Time, Semester 1 Commencing
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      • Year 1
        • Semester 1
          • Open Elective Unit - 3 cp
          • Science Major (1) Unit - 3 cp
          • Science Major (2) Unit - 3 cp
          • Science Minor Unit - 3 cp
        • Semester 2
          • Open Elective Unit - 3 cp
          • Science Major (1) Unit - 3 cp
          • Science Major (2) Unit - 3 cp
          • Science Minor Unit - 3 cp
      • Year 2
        • Semester 1
          • Open Elective Unit - 3 cp
          • Science Major (1) Unit - 3 cp
          • Science Major (2) Unit - 3 cp
          • Science Minor Unit - 3 cp
        • Semester 2
          • Open Elective Unit - 3 cp
          • Science Major (1) Unit - 3 cp
          • Science Major (2) Unit - 3 cp
          • Science Minor Unit - 3 cp
      • Year 3
        • Semester 1
          • Science Major (1) Unit - 3 cp
          • Science Major (2) Unit - 3 cp
          • Two Open Elective Units - 6 cp
        • Semester 2
          • Science Major (1) Unit - 3 cp
          • Science Major (2) Unit - 3 cp
          • Two Open Elective Units - 6 cp
    • Accelerated Full Time, Semester 1 Commencing
      • Print this Study Pattern
      • Year 1
        • Semester 1
          • Open Elective Unit - 3 cp
          • Science Major (1) Unit - 3 cp
          • Science Major (2) Unit - 3 cp
          • Science Minor Unit - 3 cp
        • Winter Term
          • Two Open Elective Units - 6 cp
        • Semester 2
          • Open Elective Unit - 3 cp
          • Science Major (1) Unit - 3 cp
          • Science Major (2) Unit - 3 cp
          • Science Minor Unit - 3 cp
      • Year 2
        • Semester 1
          • Open Elective Unit - 3 cp
          • Science Major (1) Unit - 3 cp
          • Science Major (2) Unit - 3 cp
          • Science Minor Unit - 3 cp
        • Winter Term
          • Two Open Elective Units - 6 cp
        • Semester 2
          • Open Elective Unit - 3 cp
          • Science Major (1) Unit - 3 cp
          • Science Major (2) Unit - 3 cp
          • Science Minor Unit - 3 cp
      • Year 3
        • Semester 1
          • Two Science Major (1) Units - 6 cp
          • Two Science Major (2) Units - 6 cp
    • Accelerated Full Time, Semester 2 Commencing
      • Print this Study Pattern
      • Year 1
        • Semester 2
          • Open Elective Unit - 3 cp
          • Science Major (1) Unit - 3 cp
          • Science Major (2) Unit - 3 cp
          • Science Minor Unit - 3 cp
      • Year 2
        • Semester 1
          • Open Elective Unit - 3 cp
          • Science Major (1) Unit - 3 cp
          • Science Major (2) Unit - 3 cp
          • Science Minor Unit - 3 cp
        • Winter Term
          • Two Open Elective Units - 6 cp
        • Semester 2
          • Open Elective Unit - 3 cp
          • Science Major (1) Unit - 3 cp
          • Science Major (2) Unit - 3 cp
          • Science Minor Unit - 3 cp
      • Year 3
        • Semester 1
          • Open Elective Unit - 3 cp
          • Science Major (1) Unit - 3 cp
          • Science Major (2) Unit - 3 cp
          • Science Minor Unit - 3 cp
        • Winter Term
          • Two Open Elective Units - 6 cp
        • Semester 2
          • Two Science Major (1) Units - 6 cp
          • Two Science Major (2) Units - 6 cp
    • Accelerated Full Time with an Elective Minor, Semester 1 Commencing
      • Print this Study Pattern
      • Year 1
        • Semester 1
          • Elective Minor Unit - 3 cp
          • Science Major (1) Unit - 3 cp
          • Science Major (2) Unit - 3 cp
          • Science Minor Unit - 3 cp
        • Winter Term
          • Two Open Elective Units - 6 cp
        • Semester 2
          • Elective Minor Unit - 3 cp
          • Science Major (1) Unit - 3 cp
          • Science Major (2) Unit - 3 cp
          • Science Minor Unit - 3 cp
      • Year 2
        • Semester 1
          • Elective Minor Unit - 3 cp
          • Science Major (1) Unit - 3 cp
          • Science Major (2) Unit - 3 cp
          • Science Minor Unit - 3 cp
        • Winter Term
          • Two Open Elective Units - 6 cp
        • Semester 2
          • Elective Minor Unit - 3 cp
          • Science Major (1) Unit - 3 cp
          • Science Major (2) Unit - 3 cp
          • Science Minor Unit - 3 cp
      • Year 3
        • Semester 1
          • Two Science Major (1) Units - 6 cp
          • Two Science Major (2) Units - 6 cp
    • Accelerated Full Time with an Elective Minor, Semester 2 Commencing
      • Print this Study Pattern
      • Year 1
        • Semester 2
          • Elective Minor Unit - 3 cp
          • Science Major (1) Unit - 3 cp
          • Science Major (2) Unit - 3 cp
          • Science Minor Unit - 3 cp
      • Year 2
        • Semester 1
          • Elective Minor Unit - 3 cp
          • Science Major (1) Unit - 3 cp
          • Science Major (2) Unit - 3 cp
          • Science Minor Unit - 3 cp
        • Winter Term
          • Two Open Elective Units - 6 cp
        • Semester 2
          • Elective Minor Unit - 3 cp
          • Science Major (1) Unit - 3 cp
          • Science Major (2) Unit - 3 cp
          • Science Minor Unit - 3 cp
      • Year 3
        • Semester 1
          • Elective Minor Unit - 3 cp
          • Science Major (1) Unit - 3 cp
          • Science Major (2) Unit - 3 cp
          • Science Minor Unit - 3 cp
        • Winter Term
          • Two Open Elective Units - 6 cp
        • Semester 2
          • Two Science Major (1) Units - 6 cp
          • Two Science Major (2) Units - 6 cp

Please refer to the Course Requirements section and Unit Availability to view and select Restricted Choice Units for the course. Please note not all units are offered in each teaching period.

Offerings

  • 2015->UC Bruce Campus-Internal
  • Past Offerings
    • 2012->UC Bruce Campus-Internal
    • 2013->UC Bruce Campus-Internal
    • 2014->UC Bruce Campus-Internal

Enquiries

Prospective Domestic Students
Email study@canberra.edu.au or Phone 1800 UNI CAN (1800 864 226)
Prospective International Students
Email international@canberra.edu.au or Phone +61 2 6201 5342
Current and Commencing Students
Please contact the Faculty of Education, Science, Technology and Mathematics Academic Programs Office by Email estem-courseadvice@canberra.edu.au or Phone (02) 6201 2400
Faculty of Education, Science, Technology and Maths