Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
The Bachelor of Advanced Science prepares high achieving highly motivated students for careers as the future leaders and researchers in the sciences where strong quantitative skills and in-depth knowledge are in high demand. A range of specialisations are available from the majors listed. Through fieldwork and practical experience students undertake hands-on study and research in areas such as tropical rainforests, coastal wetlands, mangroves, tropical savannah, and the Great Barrier Reef, as well as in more traditional science areas.
72 credit points. A maximum of 30 credit points may be taken at level 1. A minimum of 18 credit points of science subjects must be taken at level 3 or higher. Students can seek permission to enrol in more than one level 5 subject.
- Aquaculture science and technology
- Data science
- Earth science
- Marine biology
- Molecular and cell biology
- Zoology and ecology
Standard entry requirements
Year 12 or equivalent: English (Units 3/4,C), mathematical methods (Units 3/4,C) Recommended: At least one of biology, chemistry, physics or specialist maths (Units 3/4,C).
Honours is offered to students who meet the stated criteria and is offered on a full-time or part-time basis.
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Not all majors available in Cairns. International student visa-holders must not enrol in more than a third of the total credit points for the course in online, distance or external study.