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

The Bachelor of Science provides students with a broad science overview with the ability to specialise in a field of their choice through a range of science majors. The course aims to equip students with the skills, knowledge and key theoretical insights required to work in a range of professional scientific environments. A distinctive feature of the course is the practical application of knowledge through project based units of study. Drawing on the expertise of leading teachers, researchers and a variety of industry experts, the course allows students to tailor their degree and develop a unique range of interdisciplinary skills. Offering a flexible range of unit combinations, the course allows students to select a professionally focused program of study. The topics covered seek to blend a range of key scientific skills and knowledge required by current and projected industry needs. Swinburne also offers an honours (fourth) year for this degree.

Structure

  • 300 credit points comprising: 8 units for Core studies (100 credit points)
  • 8 units for Major (100 credit points)
  • 8 units for Other studies (100 credit points).

Subjects

  • Applied mathematics
  • Biochemistry
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemistry
  • Environmental science
  • Physics

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

Depending on the choice of major, or minor studies, graduates of the Bachelor of Science may be eligible to apply for membership of relevant professional societies e.g. AusBiotech, Australian and New Zealand Industrial and Applied Mathematics, Australian Computer Society (ACS), Australian Institute of Physics, Australian Mathematical Society, Australian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB), Australian Society for Microbiology (ASM), Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council (ASBEC), Environmental Health Australia, Environmental Institute of Australia, Genetics Society of AustralAsia (GSA), National Business Leaders Forum for Sustainable Development, Professionals Australia, Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI), Sustainability Practitioners Association (SPA).

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

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Higher Education Hawthorn Domestic: $28,581
International: $105,600
  • ATAR: 57
Yes No information available

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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