Bachelor of Science (Advanced)

Course Code

101610

Version

4

Faculty

Science and Engineering

Award Requirements

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 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.

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).

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 Guidelines in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF level 7).

Course Structure

Core Subjects

Level 1

SC1101:03  Science, Nature, Knowledge and Understanding

SC1102:03  Modelling Natural Systems

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

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

PLUS

Select a major from the list below

PLUS

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

Major

Core subject requirements:

Aquaculture, Ecology and Conservation, Zoology

BZ1001

BZ1004

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Chemistry

Elective

CH1002

Environmental Science, Environmental Marine Geosciences, Geology, Geography

EV1005

EA1110

Genetics & Genomics

BM1000 or BZ1001

CH1002

Mathematics

MA1000

MA1003

Microbiology

BM1000 or BZ1001

HS1000

Physiology and Pharmacology

AT1210

CH1002

Physics

PH1005

PH1007

PLUS

Select 3 credit points of optional core skills subjects related to your major:

Major

Core Skills subject linked to major:

Optional Subjects:

Aquaculture

BZ2001

EV2502

MA2000

BC2013

Biochemistry

BC2013

EV2502

MA2000

BZ2001

Chemistry

BC2013

EV2502

MA2000

BZ2001

Ecology & Conservation

BZ2001

EV2502

MA2000

BC2013

Environmental Science

EV2502

BZ2001

MA2000

BC2013

Environmental and Marine Geosciences

EV2502

BZ2001

MA2000

BC2013

Genetics & Genomics

BC2013

EV2502

MA2000

BZ2001

Geography

EV2502

BZ2001

MA2000

BC2013

Geology

EV2502

BZ2001

MA2000

BC2013

Mathematics

MA2000

BZ2001

EV2502

BC2013

Microbiology

BC2013

EV2502

MA2000

BZ2001

Physiology & Pharmacology

BC2013

EV2502

MA2000

BZ2001

Physics

MA2000

BZ2001

EV2502

BC2013

Zoology

BZ2001

EV2502

MA2000

BC2013

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

27 credit points

Special requirements

Nil

MAJOR

AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Aquaculture

Cairns

Townsville

Only first year 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

Environmental and Marine Geosciences

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

Mathematics

Cairns

Townsville

Only first year available in Cairns

No mid year entry available

Microbiology

Townsville

No mid year entry available

Physics

Townsville

No mid year entry available

Physiology and Pharmacology

Cairns

Townsville

No mid year entry available

Zoology

Cairns

Townsville

No mid year entry available

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

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.