Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
The Bachelor of Science at RMIT University will allow you to achieve an undergraduate qualification in science with a major in biological sciences, biotechnology, chemistry, environmental science, food science, or physics. You can tailor your program through elective courses giving you the flexibility to combine your major field of study with a variety of other science courses. With a focus on practical experiences you'll have the opportunity to apply your knowledge and skills to real-world projects and receive hands-on experience through field studies and laboratory practicals With access to state-of- the-art facilities you will be job-ready when you graduate. Your final year includes a science project that may be linked to industry. As a Graduate you may choose to enter the commercial sector, some may wish to pursue a career in teaching or you may opt to continue your academic career in research at Masters or PhD level.
The program offers a wide variety of learning experiences including laboratory and practical work, working in the field, formal lectures, and working with industry on self-directed projects. Year 1 - You'll gain a solid foundation across the sciences to help you choose your specialty. You'll be introduced to topics like the methodical scientific approach, individual and group work, communication skills and awareness and understanding of the importance of safety in the scientific workplace. Year 2 - As well as focusing on your specialty, you'll be introduced to electives to expand your science knowledge. These might enhance your specialty or broaden your overall studies. Year 3 - You'll delve deeper into your specialist area and engage in work-integrated learning courses (like the professional scientist and science project).
- Biological science, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Environmental science, Food science, Physics, Science.
Standard entry requirements
- Current Year 12 prerequisites units 3 and 4 - a study score of at least 20 in one of Mathematical Methods (CAS) or Specialist Mathematics
- And a study score of at least 25 in any English (except EAL) or at least 30 in English (EAL).
This course is accredited by the following professional organisations: Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology (AIFST), Australian Institute of Physics (AIP), Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand (EIANZ), Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI) As a student, you may be eligible for student membership of number of professional membership associations including: Australian Biotechnology Association , Australian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Australian Institute of Environmental Health, Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology (AIFST), Australian Science Communicators, Australian Water Association, Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand, Nutrition Australia, Royal Australian Chemical Institute Australian Institute of Physics
Graduates of the RMIT Associate Degree in Applied Science biomedical science stream with a grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0 out of 4.0 may be able to receive credit of up to 1.5 years (equivalent to 144 credit points). Graduates of the RMIT Diploma of Laboratory Technology (Pathology Testing) and the RMIT Diploma of Laboratory Technology (Biotechnology) program who are successful in gaining a place may be able to receive credit of up to 1 year (equivalent to 96 credit points) into the Bachelor of Science (Applied Sciences) and Bachelor of Science (Biotechnology) programs.
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Depending on your area of study and your interests you could end up working in: analytical laboratories, medical and research laboratories, renewable energy organisations, chemical processing plants, educational institutions, government organisations, not-for-profit organisations, environmental consultancies