Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Science

Swinburne University of Technology

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00111D

With a Bachelor of Arts/ Bachelor of Science combine a science specialisation with a deep understanding of the world for a broad scope of exciting careers. With this combination of degrees, you’ll equip yourself with the skills required to work in a range of professional scientific environments and grow your knowledge as you unpack what drives social change in contemporary society. Whether you’re passionate about climate change, social justice or how to protect our rights in an evolving tech rich world – with your arts degree, you’ll strengthen your analytical thinking by tackling crucial global problems with majors such as Climate and Social Justice or Ethics and Technology, that go hand in hand with science specialisations such as Biochemistry, Biotechnology and Environmental Science. You’ll graduate ready for exciting career prospects across a range of industries - as well as the confidence to stand up and make the difference our world needs to survive. Work Integrated Learning is a guaranteed part of all our bachelor degrees. This double degree has two units where you’ll have Work Integrated Learning opportunities.

Structure

  • 400 credit points comprising: 12 Core units (150 credit points)
  • 8 units from an Arts discipline (100 credit points)
  • 8 units from a Science discipline (100 credit points)
  • 4 units for Other studies (50 credit points).

Subjects

  • Advertising
  • Applied mathematics
  • Biochemistry
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemistry
  • Chinese
  • Cinema and screen studies
  • Creative writing and literature
  • Criminology
  • Digital advertising technology
  • Environmental science
  • Environmental sustainability
  • Games and interactivity
  • Global Studies
  • History
  • International studies
  • Japanese
  • Journalism
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Politics and international relations
  • Professional writing and editing
  • Social media
  • Sociology.

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12 or equivalent
  • VCE prerequisites: Units 3 and 4: a minimum study score of 25 in English (or equivalent) or 30 in English (EAL)
  • And Units 3 and 4: a minimum study score of 20 in any Mathematics. Additional performance criteria and prerequisite requirements may also apply. English language requirements - satisfactory completion of one of the following: Swinburne's English for Academic Purposes (EAP 5 Advanced level) with overall 65%, all skills 65%
  • Minimum IELTS overall band of 6.0 (Academic Module) with no individual band below 6.0
  • TOEFL iBT (internet-based) minimum score of 75 with a reading band no less than 18 and writing band no less than 20
  • Pearson (PTE) minimum score of 50 (no communicative skills less than 50)
  • Any other equivalent assessment of English language proficiency. Note: A prerequisite for many courses, the Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) can now be done on campus in Hawthorn.

Recognition

Graduates of the Digital Advertising Technology major will be eligible for membership of the Australasian Interactive Media Industry Association (AIMIA). Graduates of the Journalism major will be eligible to apply for membership of the Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance (MEAA).

Study pathways

Pathways allow students to progress from one qualification to another where the first course is recognised as an entry requirement and/or provides advanced standing to the second. Credit is granted in recognition of previous study and/or experience and allows students to gain advanced standing towards their course. Applicants are assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Higher Education Hawthorn International: $145,040
  • ATAR: 65
Yes
  • Full-time : 4 years

Fee comments

Campuses: Higher Education Hawthorn.

The indicative course fees shown in Course Search apply to international students for the relevant year only. They are based on a standard study load per year. However, please note that fees are assessed according to a student's study load in each semester, and variation to study load will result in an adjustment to tuition fees. All fees are subject to annual review and may be adjusted.

Further information

Swinburne's Work Integrated Learning program provides students with opportunities to gain invaluable skills and confidence in knowing that they have what it takes to land a job in their field by graduation. Students can also earn credit towards their degree. Choose from 6- or 12-month professional placements, professional internships, industry-linked projects, industry study tours and accreditation placements. Note: Some Work Integrated Learning opportunities are not available to international students due to visa restrictions.

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