Bachelor of Science

Year

2011

Course Code

50110

Version

9

Faculty

Science and Engineering

Award Requirements

Course Structure

Candidature

Progression

Advanced Standing

Award Details

Honours

Admission Requirements

Course pre-requisites

English, Maths B and Chemistry for all majors except:

General major - English only

Physics major - English, Maths B, Chemistry and Physics or Maths C

Entry requirements for this course are consistent with the Pathways to Qualifications in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Guidelines for Bachelor degrees.

Academic Requirements for Course Completion

Credit points

72 credit points as per course structure

Additional course rules

A minimum of 15 credit points of science subjects must be taken at level 1

A maximum of 30 credit points may be taken at level 1

A minimum of 15 credit points of science subjects must be taken at level 2

A minimum of 18 credit points of science subjects must be taken at level 3.

Students may seek permission to enrol in one or more level 5 subjects

Preparatory subjects (MA1020 & CH1020) are available only under the General major and cannot be credited towards other majors in the course.

Learning outcomes

Characteristics of learning outcomes for this course are consistent with those outlined in the Bachelor degree Guideline in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).

Course Structure

Core Subjects

SC1101:03  Science: Nature, Knowledge and Understanding

SC1102:03  Systems Modelling and Visualisation

PLUS

CH1001:03  Chemistry: A Central Science

or

CH1011:03  Chemistry for the Natural Sciences

Options

Select 3 credit points of specified level 1 science subjects (SCIENCE-L1-3U)

AT1210:03  Introductory Human Anatomy and Histology

BM1000:03  Introductory Biochemistry and Microbiology

BZ1001:03  Fundamentals of Biology

BZ1003:03  Introduction to Plant Science

BZ1004:03  The Diversity of Animal Life

CH1002:03  Chemistry: Principles and Applications

CH1012:03  Molecular Chemistry

CP1200:03  Introduction to Programming 1

CP1500:03  Introduction to Conceptual Modelling

EA1110:03  Evolution of the Earth

EV1005:03  Environmental Processes and Global Change

EV1006:03  Dynamic Futures: Culture, Environment, Resources

HS1000:03  Epidemiology

MA1000:03  Mathematical Foundations

MA1003:03 Mathematical Techniques

MA1401:03  Statistics and Data Analysis 1

MB1110:03  Introductory Marine Science

PH1001:03  Preparatory Physics

PH1002:03  Astronomy: Evolution of the Universe

PH1005:03  Advanced Stream Physics

PH1007:03  Fundamental Physics

PP1201:03  Introduction to Physiology and Pharmacology

Plus

Select major type:

Single Major (50110-SGL-MAJ10)

or

Double Major (50110-DBL-MAJ10)

or

Advanced Major (50110-ADV-MAJ10)

SINGLE MAJOR (50110-SGL-MAJ10)

Select one major from the list below

PLUS

Select 6 credit points of subjects not related to your chosen major

BSC-OPT-GRP-1. Mathematics Major related.

MA1000:03  Mathematical Foundations

MA1003:03   Mathematical Techniques

or

BSC-OPT-GRP-2. Physics Major related

PH1005:03  Advanced Stream Physics

PH1007:03  Fundamental Physics

or

BSC-OPT-GRP-3A  Chemistry, Biochemistry/Molecular Biology, and Pharmacology Major related

CH1002:03  Chemistry: Principles and Applications

or

CH1012:03  Molecular Chemistry

Plus

Select 3 credit points of specified level 1 science subjects (SCIENCE-L1-3U)

or

BSC-OPT-GRP-3B  Genetics and Genomics Major related

BM1000:03  Introductory Biochemistry and Microbiology

or

BZ1001:03  Fundamentals of Biology

Plus

CH1002:03  Chemistry: Principles and Applications

or

CH1012:03  Molecular Chemistry

or

BSC-OPT-GRP-4A  Plant Science Major related

BZ1001:03  Fundamentals of Biology

BZ1003:03  Introduction to Plant Science

or

BSC-OPT-GRP-4B  Aquaculture, Marine Biology, and Zoology Major related

BZ1001:03  Fundamentals of Biology

BZ1004:03  The Diversity of Animal Life

or

BSC-OPT-GRP-4C  Ecology and Conservation Major related

BZ1001:03  Fundamentals of Biology

Plus

BZ1003:03  Introduction to Plant Science

or

BZ1004:03  The Diversity of Animal Life

or

BSC-OPT-GRP-5  Environmental Science, Geography, Geology, Hydrology and Water Resources and Natural Resource Mgt Major related

EA1110:03  Evolution of the Earth

EV1005:03  Environmental Processes and Global Change

or

BSC-OPT-GRP-6A  Microbiology Major related

BM1000:03  Introductory Biochemistry and Microbiology

HS1000:03  Epidemiology

or

BSC-OPT-GRP-6B  Physiology Major related

AT1210:03  Introductory Human Anatomy and Histology

Plus

Select 3 credit points of specified level 1 science subjects (SCIENCE-L1-3U)

PLUS

Select 3 credit points of level 2 science subjects

PLUS

Select 6 credit points of level 3 science subjects

PLUS

Select 3 credit points of level 2 or level 3 science subjects

PLUS

Select 6 credit points of level 1, 2 or level 3 undergrad subjects

PLUS

Select 6 credit points of any level 2 or 3 undergrad subjects

DOUBLE MAJOR (50110-DBL-MAJ10)

Select two majors from list below

ADVANCED MAJOR (50110-ADV-MAJ10)

Marine Biology - Advanced Major (BSC-MBIA-2010)

PLUS

Select 6 credit points of level 1, 2 or 3 science subjects

PLUS

Select 6 credit points of level 2 or 3 science subjects

PLUS

Select 6 credit points of level 3 science subjects

Majors

Type of major

Mandatory

Single or double

Credit points in major

30 credit points

Special requirements

Nil

MAJOR

AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Aquaculture

Cairns

Townsville

Only first and second years available in Cairns

Available for mid-year entry

Biochemistry/Molecular Biology

Cairns

Townsville

Only first year available in Cairns

Not available for mid-year entry

Chemistry

Cairns

Townsville

Only first year available in Cairns

Not available for mid-year entry

Ecology and Conservation

Cairns

Townsville

Available for mid-year entry

Environmental Science

Cairns

Townsville

Available for mid-year entry

General

Cairns

Townsville

Available only as a single major

Available for mid-year entry

Genetics and Genomics

Cairns

Townsville

Only first year available in Cairns.

Not available for mid-year entry

Geography

Cairns

Townsville

Available for mid-year entry

Geology

Cairns

Townsville

Only first year available in Cairns

Available for mid-year entry

Hydrology and Water Resources

Cairns

Townsville

Available for mid-year entry

Mathematics

Cairns

Townsville

Only first year available in Cairns

Available for mid-year entry

Marine Biology

Cairns

Townsville

Only first year available in Cairns

Marine Biology Advanced

Townsville

Not available for mid-year entry

Microbiology

Townsville

Not available for mid-year entry

Natural Resource Management

Cairns

Townsville

Available for mid-year entry

Pharmacology

Townsville

Not available for mid-year entry

Physics

Townsville

Not available for mid-year entry

Physiology

Townsville

Available for mid-year entry

Plant Science

Cairns

Townsville

Available for mid-year entry

Zoology

Cairns

Townsville

Available for mid-year entry

Campus

COURSE AVAILALE AT

NOTES

Townsville

 

Cairns

 

Candidature

Expected time to complete

3 years full-time or equivalent part-time

Maximum time to complete

10 years

Maximum leave of absence

3 years

Progression

Course progression requisites

Must successfully complete 12 credit points of level 1 science subjects before attempting any level 2 science subject

Must successfully complete 18 credit points of level 1 and 2 science subjects before attempting any level 3 science subject

Must successfully complete 12 credit points of level 3 science subjects before attempting any level 5 science subject

Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)

No

Special assessment requirements

Nil

Accreditation requirements

Nil

Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade

18 credit points

Supplementary exam for final subject

Not applicable

Advanced Standing

Eligibility

Candidates may apply for advanced standing for previous tertiary study in accordance with the Advanced Standing for Previous Studies and Recognised Prior Learning policy associated procedures.

Maximum allowed

48 credit points

Currency

Advanced standing will be granted only for studies completed in the 10 years prior to the commencement of this course.

Expiry

Advanced standing gained for any subject shall be cancelled 20 years after the date of the examination upon which the advanced standing is based if, by then, the candidate has not completed the course of study prescribed for the degree.

Other restrictions

A maximum of 6 credit points of advanced standing may be granted at level 3.

A maximum of 12 credit points of advanced standing may be granted for subjects outside the Science Schedule of Subjects.

Advanced Standing will not be granted for preparatory subjects completed under the Diploma of Science or other course.

Award Details

Inclusion of majors on testamur

All majors except the General major may appear on the testamur.

Exit with lesser award

Candidates who exit the course prior to completion, and have completed 24 credit points of study, may be eligible to receive the award of Diploma of Science.

Course articulation

Not applicable

Honours

Honours availability

Available as a separate graduate entry course.

Eligibility

Candidates must satisfy the School requirements relating to the standard of academic achievement necessary to proceed to the honours degree.