Bachelor of Science

Course Code

50110

Version

10

Faculty

Science and Engineering

Award Requirements

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 level 7) Guidelines for Bachelor degrees.

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 (IELTS).  The IELTS score required for admission to this course can be found in Schedule II of the JCU Admissions policy.

Post Admission requirements

Some majors require attendance at block mode subjects on either the Townsville or Cairns campus.  Students may be required to attend block mode classes at a campus other than that at which they are enrolled, at their own expense.

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.

Not more than a total of 12 credit points may be credited from subjects from other faculties.

Unless otherwise approved by the Executive Dean, a candidate for the BSc degree shall obtain a major from subjects listed in the course structure. Only subjects passed at a grade of P (Pass) or higher can be counted towards a major.

Learning Outcomes

Characteristics of learning outcomes for this course are consistent with those outlined in the Bachelor degree Guidelines in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF level 7).

Course Structure

General Major

Marine Biology (Advanced) Major

All other Science majors

Structure – All other Science majors

Level 1

Core Subjects

SC1101:03 Science: Nature, Knowledge and Understanding

SC1102:03 Modelling Natural Systems

CH1001:03 Chemistry: A Central Science or CH1011:03 Chemistry for the Natural Sciences

Core Subjects for Majors

Select 12 credit points (2 groups of 6 credit points each) of level 1 core subjects related to your preferred major(s) from the list below.

These are the pre-requisites for the majors, and must be completed before selecting a major.

Major

Group #

Level 1 Core subjects related to your major

Aquaculture, Ecology and Conservation, Marine Biology, Zoology

Group 1

(BSC-L1-OPT-GRP1)

BZ1001

BZ1004

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Chemistry

Group 2

(BSC-L1-OPT-GRP2)

Elective

CH1002

Environmental Science, Environmental Marine Geosciences, Geology, Geography

Group 3

(BSC-L1-OPT-GRP3)

EV1005

EA1110

Genetics & Genomics

Group 4

(BSC-L1-OPT-GRP4)

BM1000 or BZ1001,

CH1002

Mathematics

Group 5

(BSC-L1-OPT-GRP5)

MA1000

MA1003

Microbiology

Group 6

(BSC-L1-OPT-GRP6)

BM1000 or BZ1001,

HS1000

Physiology and Pharmacology

Group 7

(BSC-L1-OPT-GRP7)

AT1210

CH1002

Physics

Group 8

(BSC-L1-OPT-GRP8)

PH1005

PH1007

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

EV1011:03 Introduction to Sustainability

EV1005:03 Environmental Processes and Global Change

EV1008:03 Human Geography

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

Level 2

Core Subjects for Majors

Select 6 credit points of core science skills subjects (2 subjects) corresponding to your major(s) from the list below.

These are pre-requisites for the majors and students must be enrolled in these subjects prior to selecting a major.

Students pursuing a single major, or two majors requiring the same core subject, must choose the subject required for their major(s), and may then choose from any of the remaining subjects in the Optional Skills subjects list.

Major

Core Skills Subjects Corresponding to Majors:

Optional Skills Subjects:

Corresponding to Majors:

Aquaculture

Ecology & Conservation

Marine Biology

Zoology

BZ2001

EV2502

MA2000

BC2013

Biochemistry

Chemistry

Genetics & Genomics

Microbiology

Physiology & Pharmacology

BC2013

EV2502

MA2000

BZ2001

Environmental Science

Environmental and Marine Geosciences

Geography

Geology

EV2502

BZ2001

MA2000

BC2013

Mathematics

Physics

MA2000

BZ2001

EV2502

BC2013

Majors

Select one major from the list below (BSC-MAJOR-1) (Note:  you must have completed the prerequisites for your chosen major in first year.)

PLUS

Select a second major from the list below (BSC-MAJOR-2), or select the no second major options listed below (BSC-NO-2ND-MAJ)

(Note:  if choosing a second major you must have completed the prerequisites in first year)

No Second Major Options (BSC-NO-2ND-MAJ)

Select 9 credit points of level 2 science subjects (SCIENCE-L2-9U)

PLUS

Select 12 credit points of level 3 Science subjects (SCIENCE-L3-12U)

Type of major

Mandatory

Single or double

Credit points in major

27 credit points

Special requirements

Nil

MAJOR

AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Aquaculture

Cairns

Townsville

Only first 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

Environmental and Marine Geosciences

Cairns

Townsville

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

Mathematics

Cairns

Townsville

Only first year available in Cairns

Available for mid-year entry

Marine Biology

Cairns

Townsville

Only first year available in Cairns

Not available for mid-year entry Cairns

Available for mid-year entry Townsville

Microbiology

Townsville

Not available for mid-year entry

Physics

Townsville

Not available for mid-year entry

Physiology and Pharmacology

Townsville

Not available for mid-year entry

Zoology

Cairns

Townsville

Available for mid-year entry

Structure – General Major

Core Subjects

Level 1

SC1101:03 Science: Nature, Knowledge and Understanding

SC1102:03 Modelling Natural Systems

CH1001:03 Chemistry: A Central Science or CH1011:03 Chemistry for the Natural Sciences

PLUS

Select 6 credit points (1 group of 6 credit points) of level 1 core subjects from the list below.

Area of Interest

Group #

Level 1 Core subjects

Aquaculture, Ecology and Conservation, Marine Biology, Zoology

Group 1

(BSC-L1-OPT-GRP1)

BZ1001

BZ1004

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Chemistry

Group 2

(BSC-L1-OPT-GRP2)

Elective

CH1002

Environmental Science, Environmental Marine Geosciences, Geology, Geography

Group 3

(BSC-L1-OPT-GRP3)

EV1005

EA1110

Genetics & Genomics

Group 4

(BSC-L1-OPT-GRP4)

BM1000 or BZ1001,

CH1002

Mathematics

Group 5

(BSC-L1-OPT-GRP5)

MA1000

MA1003

Microbiology

Group 6

(BSC-L1-OPT-GRP6)

BM1000 or BZ1001,

HS1000

Physiology and Pharmacology

Group 7

(BSC-L1-OPT-GRP7)

AT1210

CH1002

Physics

Group 8

(BSC-L1-OPT-GRP8)

PH1005

PH1007

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

EV1011:03 Introduction to Sustainability

EV1005:03 Environmental Processes and Global Change

EV1008:03 Human Geography

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

Level 2

Core Subjects

Select 6 credit points of core science skills subjects (2 subjects) from the list below.

Area of Interest

Core Skills Subjects:

Optional Skills Subjects:

Aquaculture

Ecology & Conservation

Marine Biology

Zoology

BZ2001

EV2502

MA2000

BC2013

Biochemistry

Chemistry

Genetics & Genomics

Microbiology

Physiology & Pharmacology

BC2013

EV2502

MA2000

BZ2001

Environmental Science

Environmental and Marine Geosciences

Geography

Geology

EV2502

BZ2001

MA2000

BC2013

Mathematics

Physics

MA2000

BZ2001

EV2502

BC2013

PLUS

Select 9 credit points of level 2 or 3 science subjects (SCIENCE-L23-9U)

PLUS

Select 6 credit points of level 3 Science subjects (SCIENCE-L3-6U)

PLUS

Select 6 credit points of level any 1, 2 or 3 subjects (SCIENCE-L123-6U)

PLUS

Select subjects as prescribed under the General Major

Type of major

Mandatory

Single

Credit points in major

27 credit points

Special requirements

Nil

MAJOR

AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

General

Cairns

Townsville

Available only as a single major

Available for mid-year entry

Structure – Marine Biology (Advanced) Major

Core Subjects

Level 1

SC1101:03 Science: Nature, Knowledge and Understanding

SC1102:03 Modelling Natural Systems

CH1001:03 Chemistry: A Central Science

Level 2

BZ2001:03 Quantitative Methods in Science

PLUS

Select 3 credit points of specified level 2 core skills subjects:

BC2013:03 Principles of Biochemistry

EV2502:03 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

MA2000:03 Mathematics for Scientists and Engineers

Options

Level 1

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

EV1011:03 Introduction to Sustainability

EV1005:03 Environmental Processes and Global Change

EV1008:03 Human Geography

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

Level 2

Select 3 credit points of Science level 2 subjects

Level 3

Select 12 credit points of Science level 3 subjects

Majors

Select subjects as prescribed under the Marine Biology Advanced major

Type of major

Mandatory

Single

Credit points in major

39 credit points

Special requirements

Nil

MAJOR

AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Marine Biology Advanced

Townsville

Only available as a single major

Not available for mid-year entry

Campus

COURSE AVAILABLE 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

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