Bachelor of Vision Science

UNSW Sydney

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00098G

Vision Science is the study of the sensory processes that underlie vision, and the development and use of vision-related technologies. This broad discipline degree provides comprehensive knowledge and direct training in areas relevant to a career in Vision Science, such as: Optics, anatomy and functioning of the eye, eye disorders, clinical optometry, ocular therapy, sensation and perception, psychophysics, and research design, methods and experimentation. This degree is designed to develop scientists who can work with ophthalmic industries in the development of new technologies, diagnostic instruments, and patient care options, as well as develop persons who can liaise with ophthalmic practitioners dealing with the patient directly.


Students will complete 144 UoC of Vision Science studies over a period of 3 years.


  • Vision science

Standard entry requirements

Year 12 HSC or equivalent: Assumed Knowledge: Mathematics (not General), Chemistry, Physics and Advanced English.

Study pathways

Students who complete the Bachelor of Vision Science may be eligible for admission into the Master of Clinical Optometry via two pathways. Direct pathway: Entry into the dual award Bachelor of Vision Science/Master of Clinical Optometry - Students must maintain an overall credit average (65%) at the end of the Bachelor of Vision Science component of the program to progress to the Master of Clinical Optometry. Students who do not meet this requirement are expected to exit the program with a Bachelor of Vision Science. Alternative pathway: Bachelor of Vision Science students not enrolled in the above mentioned dual award program (direct entry pathway) may apply for alternative entry into the Master of Clinical Optometry at the end of their degree subject to a number of conditions.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Kensington No

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