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Bachelor of Education/Bachelor of Science - 115JA

Course Code: 115JA
Course Version: 2
Location: UC - Canberra, Bruce
Faculty: Faculty of Education
Discipline(s): Academic Program Area - Education
Academic Program Area - Science
CRICOS Code: 069526M
Selection Rank: 68.00
English Language Requirements:

There are non-standard English language requirements for this course. To be eligible you must have an academic IELTS or equivalent of 7.5. Students who have undertaken all of their education in an English speaking country (as defined on UC website) are deemed to have met our English language proficiency requirements.

Double degree: Share your love of science with future generations

Extend your talent for science with an inspiring career in the classroom. 

Become a qualified secondary school teacher and focus on the areas of science that interest you most. 

Motivate others with your knowledge and skills and make a difference to how young people approach future scientific challenges. 

Combine your Bachelor of Education with a Bachelor of Science at UC to:

  • develop in-depth knowledge in two of the following science areas
    • Health and PE
    • Science
    • Mathematics
    • Design and Technology
  • learn how to teach secondary students in these areas
  • understand the needs of learners from years 7 to 12
  • gain awareness of the social context and implications for schooling
  • grasp educational challenges and issues
  • explore theory and research on effective teaching practices
  • have flexibility to enable constructive work in educational settings
  • study how to work collaboratively and ethically. 

Career opportunities

This course is registered by the ACT Teacher Quality Institute. Graduates can apply to register to teach science right across Australia. 

Important to know

  • Take advantage of time and finish in 3.5 years.
  • You will need to complete appropriate police checks prior to your professional experience.
  • There are non-standard English language requirements for this course.


Prospective Domestic Students
Email or Phone 1800 UNI CAN (1800 864 226)
Prospective International Students
Email or Phone +61 2 6201 5342
Current and Commencing Students
Please contact the University Student Centre by Email or Phone 1300 301 727

Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet normal University requirements for admission to an undergraduate course or hold qualifications deemed to be equivalent by the University's Admissions Committee.

Additional Admission Requirements

All students enrolled in this course are required to complete appropriate police checks or sign employment declaration forms prior to the commencement of their Professional Experience placement.

Assumed Knowledge


Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

Course Requirements

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In addition to course requirements, in order to successfully complete your course you may need to meet the inherent requirements. Please refer to the inherent requirements statement applicable to your course


Award(s) Official Abbreviation
Bachelor of Education BEd
Bachelor of Science BSc

Alternate Exit Awards

Bachelor of Educational Studies Bachelor of Science

Typical Study Pattern

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Please refer to the tab to view Course Requirements, check unit details and select Restricted Choice Units for the course. Please note not all units are offered in each teaching period.

Unit Delivery Modes

Delivery modes for units in this degree are yet to be confirmed. Please contact us for more details.

Professional Accreditation

This course is registered by the ACT Teacher Quality Institute and recognised as a teaching qualification throughout Australia.

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives Graduate Qualities
In depth critical knowledge in two key learning areas and teaching pedagogy for secondary students 4. Problem Solving: Graduates are expected to be able to: a) identify problems and analyse the main features of problems relevant to their professional field; b) apply appropriate problem solving processes, arguments, critical and creative thinking; c) implement and evaluate strategies for the resolution of problems; d) anticipate and define new problems; and e) identify and resolve new problems in new fields.
Theory and skills in facilitating the learning of secondary school students 1. Communication: Graduates are expected to be able to: a) express knowledge, ideas and opinions in their professional field, both orally and in written form, with confidence and clarity; b) present arguments and ideas effectively; c) actively listen and respond to the ideas of other people; d) negotiate effectively; and e) create and present new ideas. 9. Lifelong Learning: Graduates are expected to: a) be independent self-directed learners with the capacity and motivation for lifelong learning; b) be aware of how they best learn; c) possess self-knowledge and the ability to assess their own performance critically and accurately; and d) have an understanding of how to apply their nowledge and abilities to many different contexts and fields. 10. Personal Attributes: Graduates are expected to: a) be independent thinkers and agents for change; c) have confidence to challenge existing ideas; d) show commitment to ongoing self-development; e) value and respect differing views; and f) be confident in themselves and their own skills and knowledge.
Teaching practice is informed by research on effective teaching 2. Information Literacy and Numeracy: Graduates are expected to be able to locate, identify, collate, analyse, manipulate, evaluate, interpret and present information and numerical data.3. Information and Communication Technology: Graduates are expected to be able to select and use appropriate information and communication technology to retrieve, manipulate and present information.
Awareness of social context and self awareness; capacity to work collaboratively and ethically in a team environment 5. Working With Others: Graduates are expected to be able to: a) work with others as part of a group; b) take responsibility for carrying out agreed tasks; c) be aware of the different roles and responsibilities of group members; d) evaluate group performance; f) take initiative and demonstrate leadership; and g) respect the rights of others irrespective of their cultural background, race or gender. 6. Effective Workplace Skills: Graduates are expected to: a) demonstrate entrepreneurial skills including creativity, initiative, adaptability, leadership, resourcefulness; b) have the ability to initiate new ideas, implement decisions and cope with uncertainty; and c) be able to function in a multi-cultural or global environment. 7. Professional Ethics: Graduates are expected to: a) act responsibly, ethically and with integrity in the context of their profession and their obligations to society; and b) appreciate the social and cultural context of their profession. 8. Social Responsibility: Graduates are expected to: a) work toward improvement in society; b) understand economic, political, social, and environmental systems with an international perspective; c) act in environmentally sustainable ways; and d) accept service to the community as the primary purpose for professional life.

Course Duration

Standard eight semesters full-time or equivalent. Maximum 20 semesters.


Refer to individual courses.

UCC Pathway

Diploma of Science


  • Past Offerings
    • 2012->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2013->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2014->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2015->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2016->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2017->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2018->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2019->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2020->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal

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