The main focus of the Bachelor of Science course is on understanding, reasoning and improving the natural world through systematic observation, experimentation, modelling and calculation. An education in science from UWA will equip students with attributes that are highly valued and sought after by a diverse range of employers around the globe.

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent; achieve the University's minimum entry score; English language competence; satisfy any prerequisites for preferred majors


Students can choose to take 1 or 2 majors. Students can select a second major from the sciences or from the majors available in the Arts, Commerce or Design degrees. Biomedical Science is only available to be taken as a double major. A double major is an extended sequence of 14 units/subjects. All other majors comprise 8 units.

Subjects you can Study:

Aboriginal health and well being; Agricultural science; Anatomy and human biology; Applied computing; Biochemistry and molecular biology; Biomedical science; Botany; Chemistry; Computer science; Conservation biology; Engineering science; Environmental science; Exercise and health; Genetics; Geography; Geology; Marine science; Mathematics and statistics; Microbiology and immunology; Natural resource management; Psychological science; Neuroscience; Pathology and laboratory medicine; Pharmacology; Physics; Physiology; Population health; Quantitative methods; Science communication; Sport science; Zoology

Study Pathways:

Students who perform at a high level may apply to do one-year honours course. Students who complete the BSc will also be eligible, subject to meeting course-specific requirements, to apply for admission to a range of postgraduate courses, including Doctor of Medicine, Doctor of Dental Medicine, Doctor of Podiatric Medicine, Master of Professional Engineering, Juris Doctor, Master of Urban Design and Master of Landscape Architecture, Master of Professional Accounting, and Master of Business Administration. See the University's website for details of the full range of postgraduate courses, including specific entry requirements. A limited number of school-leaver pathway places are awarded to students in Bachelor degree courses (including this course), which guarantee them entry to postgraduate professional-entry courses in Medicine, Dentistry, Law and Engineering, subject to them completing the Bachelor degree course at an appropriate level.

Further information:

The University has a range of alternate-entry pathways and special admission provisions that include the use of STAT tests, and its Broadway and UWAy schemes, Mature-age Access Program (MAP), other mature age entry (that uses an ATAR score based on two subjects) and special admission schemes for Indigenous students.


Australian Psychology Accreditation Council recognises respectively the BSc(Pass) and BSc(Hons) with an appropriate psychology major as accredited courses of three and four years' duration.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00126G

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Crawley 80 No Full time 3 years
Crawley 80 No Part time 6 years
Albany Centre 80 Yes Full time 3 years
Albany Centre 80 Yes Part time 6 years

We recognise that the world is rapidly changing; that’s why our courses are designed to equip you for the careers of the future.

Established in 1911, UWA is recognised internationally as a top 100 research-intensive university. Its main campus is located next to the beautiful Swan River and just a few kilometres from the Perth CBD in Western Australia.

UWA has a broad research and teaching profile across a wide range of disciplines. Our course structure is based on globally successful models and is designed to ensure students gain the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in an international workplace. We offer a choice of more than 65 majors across five undergraduate degrees in Arts, Commerce, Biomedical Science, Science and Philosophy (Honours), ensuring subjects can be combined in a way to match career goals and personal interests. Students can also pursue a professional qualification at postgraduate level.

Our Perth campus is located on the Swan River, just 10 minutes from the city centre and close to many stunning beaches. The campus offers a range of cafes, bookshops, banks, a vibrant cultural precinct, social clubs and societies, a supportive Student Guild, and on- and off-campus accommodation options.

For international students, Perth’s warm, sunny climate and relaxed outdoor lifestyle make it the perfect location to reside while studying. Western Australia is also in the same time zone as many Asian countries, making it easier to keep in touch with family and friends.

We encourage all our domestic students to spend a semester on exchange and broaden their degrees by travelling overseas and studying at one of our 180+ internationally renowned partner institutions.

Whatever your field and degree level, you’ll have access to the university’s strong industry connections and alumni group. You’ll also gain practical first-hand work experience, get invited to a number of networking events, and in many cases receive training to prepare for the world of work.

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Provider CRICOS: 00126G

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