Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00300K (NT); 03286A (NSW)

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.


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.


  • Biomedical science
  • Ecology
  • Geographic information science (GIS)

Standard 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.

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Casuarina International: $92,376
  • ATAR: 72
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 6 years

Further information

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

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