Bachelor of Science (Advanced)

Year

2011

Course Code

101610

Version

2

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:

Physics major - English, Maths B, Chemistry and Physics or (in lieu of Physics) Maths C.

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

Additional selection requirements

Queensland OP 6 (or equivalent) or better is required for entry.

Special admission requirements

JCU students who have completed the first year of the Bachelor of Science, with a GPA of greater than 5.5, may apply to transfer to the Bachelor of Science (Advanced).

Minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements

Students of non English speaking backgrounds must have an adequate English language capacity assessed under the Australian International English Language Testing System.  An IELTS score of 6.0 with no component lower than 5.5 is required (Band 1 at JCU).  Students scoring below this may be offered up to six months intensive language training prior to admission to the course.

Academic Requirements for Course Completion

Credit points

72 credit points as per course structure

Additional course rules

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

A minimum of 18 credit points must be taken at level 3 or level 5

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

Level 1

SC1101:03  Science: Nature, Knowledge and Understanding

SC1102:03  Systems Modelling and Visualization

PLUS

CH1001:03  Chemistry: A Central Science

or

CH1011:03  Chemistry for the Natural Sciences

Level 3

SC3002:03  Science, Research and Society

SC3003:03  Science Research Internship

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  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 a 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

Plus

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

PLUS

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

PLUS

Select 12 credit points of science level 2 or 3 subjects

Majors

Type of major

Mandatory

Single

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

No mid year entry available.

Biochemistry/Molecular Biology

Cairns

Townsville

Only first year available in Cairns

No mid year entry available.

Chemistry

Cairns

Townsville

Only first year available in Cairns

No mid year entry available

Ecology and Conservation

Cairns

Townsville

No mid year entry available

Environmental Science

Cairns

Townsville

No mid year entry available

Genetics and Genomics

Townsville

No mid year entry available

Geography

Cairns

Townsville

No mid year entry available

Geology

Cairns

Townsville

Only first year available in Cairns

No mid year entry available

Hydrology and Water Resources

Cairns

Townsville

No mid year entry available

Mathematics

Cairns

Townsville

Only first year available in Cairns

No mid year entry available

Microbiology

Townsville

No mid year entry available

Natural Resource Management

Cairns

Townsville

No mid year entry available

Pharmacology

Cairns

Townsville

Only first year available in Cairns

No mid year entry available

Physics

Townsville

No mid year entry available

Physiology

Townsville

No mid year entry available

Plant Science

Cairns

Townsville

No mid year entry available

Zoology

Cairns

Townsville

No mid year entry available

Campus

COURSE AVAILALE AT

NOTES

Cairns

 

Townsville

 

Candidature

Expected time to complete

3 years full-time or equivalent part-time

Maximum time to complete

10 years

Maximum leave of absence

1 year

Progression

Course progression requisites

Must successfully complete 12 credit points at level 1 before attempting any level 2 subject.

Must successfully complete 18 credit points at  level 1 and level 2 before attempting any level 3 or level 5 subject.

Candidates must maintain a GPA of 5.5 to remain in the course. Failure to so do will result in a transfer to the Bachelor of Science.

Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)

No

Special assessment requirements

Nil

Accreditation requirements

Nil

Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade

3 credit points

Supplementary exam for final subject

Not permitted

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 this course.

Other restrictions

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

Award Details

Inclusion of majors on testamur

The major studied shall appear on the testamur

Exit with lesser award

Not applicable

Course articulation

Not applicable

Honours

Honours availability

Bachelor of Science (Hons) is available as an additional year of study.

Eligibility

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