The Bachelor of Science aims to prepare graduates who are ethical and concerned for the common good, and able to apply a broad and coherent body of knowledge to their professional work in the science arena. Students will explore the influence and utility of scientific knowledge through detailed study of at least one science discipline (biology, chemistry, earth and environment) to form a major or a specialisation. Majors in chemistry and biology will be offered on each campus, in mathematics on Melbourne and Sydney campuses, and in environment on the North Sydney campus. Chemistry, biology, and environment will be offered as minors on each campus. Environment will be offered as a specialisation on the North Sydney campus only. The Bachelor of Science includes community engagement and work integrated learning units in the final year, exposing students to potential careers for Science graduates and encouraging the development of work readiness skills.

Entry Requirements:

NSW: English (Standard), Mathematics (any), Science (any), all to be passed at a minimum of Performance Band 3. QLD: English (4, SA) and Mathematics (any), Science (any), all at minimum of Sound Achievement (SA) completed over four semester units. VIC: Units 3 and 4 - a study score of at least 30 in English (ESL) or 25 in any other English, and a study score of at least 25 in Mathematics (any), and a study score of at least 25 in Science (any). For study in Mathematics, Year 12 Mathematics other than General Mathematics (NSW) or Further Mathematics or Mathematical Methods (Victoria) is assumed. International applicants need to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements as defined in the Admissions to Coursework Programs Policy.

Structure:

240 credit points consisting of: 100 cp from Specified units; 20 cp from Core Curriculum units; 80 cp from a major; and 40 cp from a minor.

Subjects you can Study:

Biology; Chemistry; Earth and environment; Mathematics

Study Pathways:

Bachelor degree graduates may be eligible to progress to Honours study or to a range of postgraduate coursework programs, e.g. Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma and, through them and/or with relevant work experience, to Master degree programs.

Further information:

Specialty Streams: Bachelor of Science (Environment)

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00004G

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Ballarat (Aquinas) No info No Full time 3 years
Ballarat (Aquinas) No info No Part time 6 years
Melbourne (St Patrick's) No info No Full time 3 years
Melbourne (St Patrick's) No info No Part time 6 years
North Sydney (MacKillop) 61.7 No Full time 3 years
North Sydney (MacKillop) 61.7 No Part time 6 years
Brisbane (McAuley at Banyo) No info No Full time 3 years
Brisbane (McAuley at Banyo) No info No Part time 6 years

The world is our campus

We’re a publicly-funded university which has grown rapidly over the past few years. The world is our campus, and we put our students and staff at the centre of a vibrant global network of scholars, partnerships and opportunities. ACU has seven campuses around Australia – in Brisbane, North Sydney, Strathfield, Canberra, Ballarat, Melbourne and Adelaide – and we’ve recently opened a campus in Rome, Italy. With us, you’ll have the chance to study overseas with one of more than 200 partner institutions around the world.

Engaged with industry and society

We’re closely integrated into our communities and industries, working with them to answer the big questions, and to create tangible results. From hospitals, to schools and any number of far-flung places, our students and staff have always rolled up their sleeves to be fully engaged in the real world. 

All our students enjoy extensive opportunities for practical placements, and community engagement is a core part of their university experience. You could find yourself teaching children in Vanuatu, assisting in a community organisation in Cambodia, working with a welfare agency in Florence, or helping to develop youth soccer teams in East Timor. When they graduate, our students are ready to work, and the employment rate of our bachelor degree graduates is consistently higher than the national average.*

We see the whole person

You are welcome at ACU irrespective of your socio-cultural background, religious beliefs or aspirations. We’re inclusive and supportive of everyone, every day. With us, you’ll be valued and encouraged to thrive to the full extent of your potential. From academic skills to career and counselling services, we have a range of support services to help you succeed. We also offer nearly 400 scholarships, which

recognise academic achievement, community participation, and help out students from a range of backgrounds. 

Education with a bigger purpose

ACU offers programs in allied health, arts, business and commerce, education and teaching, exercise science, health, law, nursing and midwifery, paramedicine, philosophy, psychology and counselling, science, social work, and theology.

Along with significant student growth in recent years, we’ve begun to compete more intensely through our research output. ACU research programs tackle enduring and pressing issues in society, in Australia, and around the world.

At ACU, it’s education, but with a bigger purpose.


*Beyond Graduate Survey 2015, 2014 and 2013, conducted by Graduate Careers Australia as part of the Australian Graduate Survey.


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