This course enables students to study towards science career options supported by the School of Environment and the School of Psychological and Clinical Sciences. This course offers flexibility and diversity with a focus on gaining professional experience, whether as a biologist, ecologist, spatial scientist, biomedical scientist, chemist or in other science fields. Field and laboratory experiences expose students to the distinctive environments and communities of northern Australia and the region, and their associated challenges in environmental management and public health, including Indigenous health. Students can study externally or internally and may choose to integrate studies from a variety of areas outside of traditional science disciplines into their science degree. Graduates are equipped to demonstrate and apply an understanding of their chosen areas of science, including concepts, theories and principles to practise in real situations. Students also become effective problem-solvers able to think globally, apply logical and critical thinking, apply an understanding of scientific and technological factors, and consider issues from various cultural, economic and other societal perspectives. A Bachelor of Science from CDU opens up a wide range of career options in industry, government and the community sector.

Course Fee:

International: $92,376

Entry Requirements:

NTCET or equivalent (Year 12) and an ATAR of 60 or higher; or Certificate IV or above; or STAT score of 135 or greater; or submission of an acceptable personal competencies statement and/or employment experience; or 6 months of full-time study (or equivalent) of a higher education degree/diploma; or completion of 40 credit points in the Preparation for Tertiary Study Program (ZTEP01), the Preparation for Tertiary Success (ZPTS11 or ZPTS21), or other recognised tertiary preparation course.


this course consists of common units, science specialist elective and elective units as described in the course outline. Students may complete a General Science course or specialisations selected from disciplines such as in Biomedical Science, Ecology, and Geographical Information Science.

Subjects you can Study:

Biomedical science; Ecology; Geographic information science (GIS)

Further information:

External students are required to attend on-campus intensive teaching blocks depending on the units studied.

Accepts International Students:


Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Casuarina No info Yes Online
Casuarina No info Yes Part time 6 years
Casuarina No info Yes Full time 3 years
Charles Darwin University is the major tertiary education and vocational education and training institution in the Northern Territory.

Originally established as a tertiary institution in 1974, it became the Northern Territory University in 1989 and Charles Darwin University in 2003.

The main University campus is located at Casuarina in Darwin with campuses at Alice Springs, Katherine and Palmerston. VET courses are also offered at Jabiru, Nhulunbuy, Tennant Creek and Yulara Centres as well as at various remote community centres.

The University provides multi-sector education with Senior Secondary, VET, Higher Education and Research facilities.

CDU also deliver a number of courses through the Australian Centre for Indigenous Knowledges and Education (ACIKE), which is a joint initiative between Charles Darwin University (CDU) and the Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education (BIITE). The three main sites for delivery will be at the main ACIKE Hub CDU Casuarina campus and at the BIITE campuses at Batchelor and the Alice Springs Desert Peoples' Centre.

Provider CRICOS: 00300K (NT); 03286A (NSW)

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