ATAR cut-off
65.20
74.90 (Median ATAR)
66.75
74.90 (Median ATAR)
About ATARs
International entry requirement

Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 27 Feb 2017
  • Semester 2 - 24 Jul 2017
  • Semester 1 - 27 Feb 2017
  • Semester 2 - 24 Jul 2017
Mode of delivery

Face to Face

Duration

3 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 8 years maximum.

Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 27 Feb 2017
  • Semester 2 - 24 Jul 2017
  • Semester 1 - 27 Feb 2017
  • Semester 2 - 24 Jul 2017
English language proficiency
  • IELTS overall minimum - 6.0
  • IELTS section minimum - 6.0

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Duration

3 years full-time.

Mode of delivery

Face to Face

UON program code: 10323
CRICOS code: 001609C

Program handbook

Description

Science is enormously exciting. Think space physics, satellite technology, biotechnology, weather forecasting, climate change, nanotechnology... the list goes on. So much is happening and yet there is still an enormous amount left to discover and explore.

The APAC (Australian Psychology Accreditation Council) accredited major sequence is not available to students who commence the program in 2012 or after. A Psychology major is available in the program, however is not accredited for students commencing study in 2012 onwards. Students who commence the program in 2012 or after, and who wish to complete an accredited Psychology program, are advised to apply for admission to the 4 year Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) program.


Program learning outcomes

On successful completion of the program students will have:

  • Demonstrate broad coherent knowledge and academic background appropriate for professional work. In particular, demonstrate in-depth knowledge and skills in at least one field of science and a basic knowledge of at least one other field of science.
  • Work independently and collaboratively to collect, analyse and organise scientific information effectively.
  • Identify, define and analyse problems using scientific method to form and test hypotheses; to apply statistical principles and logic; and to use appropriate tools for problem solving.
  • Report scientific findings in written, visual and/or verbal forms and to communicate a convincing and reasoned scientific argument at an appropriate level.
  • Apply knowledge and skills to work on a scientific activity both autonomously and collaboratively in a multidisciplinary environment with an ability to adapt to change, including new technologies and methods.
  • Demonstrate awareness of professional practice in relevant disciplines, including an understanding, appreciation and respect for appropriate conduct and ethical practice.

Details

Information correct as at26th Aug 2016 7:30am
Program code10323
AQF level

Level 7 Bachelor Degree

Locations and UAC codes
Mode of delivery
  • Face to Face - Primarily face to face on campus. Some courses may be offered in other modes.
Duration
  • Australian students - 3 years full-time or part-time equivalent.
  • International students - 3 years full-time.
ATAR (2016)
LocationCut-offMedian
Callaghan Campus65.2074.90
Ourimbah66.7574.90

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Assumed knowledgeHSC Mathematics (2 unit)
Recommended studiesIn addition to Mathematics, HSC Biology and/or Chemistry and/or Physics would be a strong advantage in this program, depending on the major you intend to complete.
Term typeSemesters
Fees
Managing faculty
  1. Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Contributing schools
  1. School of Humanities and Social Science
  2. School of Electrical Eng and Computer Science
  3. School of Psychology
  4. School of Environmental and Life Sciences
  5. School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences
  6. School of Design, Communication and Info Tech
Relevant University rules and policies
CRICOS Code001609C

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Admission information

Admission requirements

Admission to this program is available to Australian students, residents and international students. Admission information for Australian students and residents is available from http://www.newcastle.edu.au/future-students Admission information for international students can be found at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/international/study-with-us/how-to-apply .You may also be eligible to receive bonus points if you will be receiving an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR). Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/what-can-i-study/undergraduate-programs/how-to-get-in/domestic-students/options-for-entry/bonus-points.html to see if you are eligible.

Minimum English language proficiency requirements

Applicants who do not speak English as a first language must demonstrate that they meet the University's English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/about-uon/governance-and-leadership/policy-library/document?RecordNumber=D15/15438


Credit transfer

If you wish to apply for credit for studies completed at another institution, or if you are changing programs within the University and wish to transfer your credit to the new program, go to http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/credit-transfer/ and click on 'How to Apply for Credit'.

Credit may be granted for studies completed at another institution if they were completed within the previous 8 years. Credit will be granted by the Pro Vice-Chancellor of the Faculty of Science and Information Technology in accordance with the relevant policies approved by the University.


Professional recognition

Australian Institute of Physics

A major in Photonics or Physics qualifies graduates for membership of the Australian Institute of Physics (AIP)http://www.aip.org.au/info/

Royal Australian Chemical Institute

A major in Chemistry is recognised by the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI). Student may become members of RACI upon graduation. http://www.raci.org.au/


Academic requirements for program completion

Total units required

240 units

Program duration

3 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 8 years maximum.

International student visa holders who are studying the program on campus are required to enrol full time as per student visa requirements.

Program requirements

Bachelor of Science students must pass 240 units of which at least 160 units must be approved science courses (Note 3). Students must complete at least one major. Students can take a double major or a major with a co-major (Note 2).

The 160 units of approved science courses consist of:

1000 LEVEL (60 units)

  • 10 units of 1000 level STAT directed course (Note 1)
  • 10 units of 1000 level MATH directed course (Note 4)
  • 20 units of 1000 level compulsory courses from your major (30 units for Biological Sciences, Photonics and Sustainable Resource Management majors, 40 units for Marine Science major)
  • 20 units of 1000 level approved science courses (Note 3) (only 10 units required for Biological Sciences, Photonics and Sustainable Resource Management majors, zero units required for Marine Science major).

2000 LEVEL (30 units)

  • 30 units of 2000 level courses from your major, including courses compulsory for the major (20 units only for Photonics and 40 units for Chemistry majors)

3000 LEVEL (60 Units)

  • 40 units of 3000 level courses from your major, including courses compulsory for the major (60 units for the Photonics major)
  • 20 units of 3000 level approved science courses (Note 3)

2000/3000 LEVEL (10 units)

  • 10 units of 2000/3000 level approved science course (Note 3)

Students can take the following majors:

  • Biological Sciences major (100 units)
  • Chemistry major (100 units)
  • Earth Sciences major (90 units)
  • Geography major (90 units)
  • Marine Science (110 units - Ourimbah)
  • Mathematics co-major (100 units)
  • Photonics major (110 units)
  • Physics major (90 units)
  • Psychology major (90 units)
  • Statistics co-major (90 units)
  • Sustainable Resource Management major (100 units - Ourimbah)

Students may take up to 80 units of general electives.

100 units at the 1000 level is the maximum allowed. NOTE 1: Only one of STAT1020 or STAT1070 may count as the 1000 level STAT directed course.

STAT1020 must be taken with:

  • Chemistry
  • Geography

STAT1070 must be taken with:

  • Biological Sciences
  • Earth Sciences
  • Marine Science
  • Mathematics co-major
  • Photonics
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Statistics co-major
  • Sustainable Resource Management

Students who are attempting a double major where STAT1020 is required for one major and STAT1070 is required for the second major or co-major MUST take STAT1070.

If a student takes both STAT1020 and STAT1070, only STAT1070 will count as the 10 units of 1000 level STAT directed course and STAT1020 will count as a 1000 level elective course.

NOTE 2: Co-majors must be taken with another major. Students interested primarily in Mathematics or Statistics should consider enrolment in the Bachelor of Mathematics program.

NOTE 3: An approved science course is any course listed in the Bachelor of Science program handbook.

NOTE 4: All students must complete one of the Mathematics Directed courses. However, an exemption is available for students who have demonstrated a performance in mathematics equivalent to or exceeding the attainment of Band 5 in the subject "Mathematics" (formerly 2-unit Mathematics) in the NSW HSC. Note that different majors have different mathematics requirements.


Program plans

Download a program plan for further details on what you will study. Please refer to the program plan for the year that you commenced or transitioned into this program.

Additional documents


Transition arrangements

The Marine Science major was revised in 2015, and changes will come into effect for 2016.  Students taking the Marine Science major who commenced the program in 2015 and who have not taken MARI2300 and MARI2320 will be transitioned to the new program structure and will be required to take MARI1000 as a compulsory course in the Marine Science major.  Students taking the Marine Science major who commenced prior to 2015 and who have taken MARI2300 and MARI2320 will remain in the pre-2016 program structure and are not required to enrol in MARI1000.  Students who require further clarification should contact the Program Advisor for individual program advice.

The Sustainable Resource Management major was revised in 2015, and changes have been made for 2016 implementation.  Students who commenced the Bachelor of Science prior to 2016, and who are majoring in Sustainable Resource Management, will automatically transition to the revised structure.  These students will not be required to complete SRMT3050 as part of the major, and alternatively will choose 10 units from a list of 3000 level Directed Courses.

From 2015, STAT1070 will now be a 1000 level STAT directed course and students must choose either STAT1020 or STAT1070 depending on the major(s) they are undertaking. Students who commenced prior to 2015 and who have completed STAT1070 are unaffected by this requirement.

From 2014 a new program structure was introduced and students who commenced the program prior to 2014 will have been advised to transition to the revised 2014 structure, wherever their pattern of enrolment allowed them to do so. Students transitioning to the revised 2014 structure must ensure that they complete all required compulsory courses for their major. Students are strongly encouraged to seek independent transition and enrolment advice from their Program Advisor.

From 2013 the previous core course SCIT2000 was removed from the program. Students who commenced prior to 2013 who completed SCIT2000 can still count this course towards their program.

  • Students who have already successfully completed BIOL1050 cannot count BIOL1070 towards their program.
  • Students who have already successfully completed ENVS2001 cannot count PHYS2300 towards their degree.
  • Student who have already successfully completed ENVS3205 cannot count GEOS3340 towards their degree.
  • Students who have already successfully completed SCIT3000 cannot count GEOG3330 towards their program.
  • Students who have already successfully completed SRMT2030 can not count ENVS2009 towards their degree.
  • Students who have already successfully completed MARI3400 or SCIT3000 or SCIT3500 can not count ENVS3400 towards their degree.

Program structure

Students are advised to read their program handbook information in conjunction with the program plans for course sequence/enrolment advice. Please refer to the Program Plan for the year that you commenced, or transitioned into, this program - Program Plans are available above.

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Directed Courses

Choose 10 units from the following directed courses

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
STAT1020Statistical Reasoning and Literacy
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
STAT1070Statistics for the Sciences
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Central Coast)
10 units

Directed Courses

Choose 10 units from the following directed courses

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
MATH1001Preparatory Studies in Mathematics
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Central Coast)
10 units
MATH1002Foundational Studies in Mathematics
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH1110Mathematics 1
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 3 - 2016 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH1120Mathematics 2
  • Compressed Summer - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 1 - 2016 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 3 - 2016 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH1210Mathematical Discovery 1
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH1220Mathematical Discovery 2
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units

Additional Approved Science Courses

An Approved Science course is any course listed in the Bachelor of Science program handbook. The below listed courses are complementary to those listed in the majors, These courses can also be undertaken as an Approved Science course.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
CHEM1110Chemistry for the Life Sciences I
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Central Coast)
10 units
CHEM1120Chemistry for the Life Sciences II
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Central Coast)
10 units
ENVS1001Environmental Science Concepts & Methods
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Central Coast)
10 units
FSHN1030Introduction to the Nutritional, Physical and Psychological Aspects of Wellness
  • Compressed Summer - 2016 (Central Coast Online)
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Central Coast Online)
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Central Coast Online)
10 units
GEOG1030Global Poverty and Development
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
INFO1010Introduction to Information Systems
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Central Coast)
10 units
MATH1510Discrete Mathematics
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Central Coast)
10 units
PHYS1150Everyday Physics
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Central Coast)
10 units
PHYS1200Introductory Physics for the Life Sciences
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
PHYS1205Integrated Physics
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 3 - 2016 (Singapore)
10 units
PHYS1250MRS Physics & Radiation Protection
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
PSYC1030Psychology: A Concise Introduction
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan Distance)
10 units
CHEM2510Applied ChemistryNot currently offered10 units
CHEM2610Environmental Chemistry I
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
PHYS2100Introduction to Astronomy
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
SCIT2100Science and Professional Communication
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan Online)
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan Online)
10 units
SCIT2500Project and Advanced Studies
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Central Coast)
10 units
ENVS3005Animal Behaviour
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Central Coast)
10 units
PHIL3070Scientific Knowledge and Scientific Method
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
SCIT3500Project and Advanced Studies II
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Central Coast)
10 units

BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES MAJOR

Compulsory Courses

Complete the following compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this major

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
BIOL1001Molecules, Cells and Organisms
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
BIOL1002Organisms to Ecosystems
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
BIOL1003Professional Skills for Biological Sciences 1
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
BIOL2001Molecular Laboratory Skills for Biological Sciences
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
BIOL2002Laboratory Skills in Biological Systems
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
BIOL3001Advanced Laboratory Skills in Biological Sciences
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
Directed Courses

Choose 10 units from the following directed courses

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
BIOL2010Biochemistry
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
BIOL2020Animal Physiology and Development
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
BIOL2050Molecular Genetics
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
BIOL2090Microbial Biology
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
BIOL2220Plant Cell Development
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
ENVS2004Ecology
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Central Coast)
10 units
ENVS2005Ecology and Management of Australian Flora
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Central Coast)
10 units
ENVS2006Ecology and Management of Australian Fauna
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Central Coast)
10 units
Directed Courses

Choose 30 units from the following directed courses

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
BIOL3020Reproductive Physiology and Development
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
BIOL3090Molecular Biology
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
BIOL3100Microbiology
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
BIOL3310Plant Cell & Molecular Biology
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
BIOL3330Plant Development and Physiology
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
ENVS3002Applied Environmental Science
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Central Coast)
10 units
ENVS3003Conservation Biology
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Central Coast)
10 units
ENVS3004Ecotoxicology
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units

CHEMISTRY MAJOR

Compulsory Courses

Complete the following compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this major

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
CHEM1010Introductory Chemistry I
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
CHEM1020Introductory Chemistry II
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
CHEM2110Analytical Chemistry
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
CHEM2210Inorganic Chemistry
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
CHEM2310Organic Chemistry
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
CHEM2410Physical Chemistry
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
CHEM3590Chemistry Research Project
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
Directed Courses

Choose 30 units from the following directed courses

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
CHEM3110Instrumental Chemical Analysis
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
CHEM3210Metal Complexation, Structure and ReactivityNot currently offered10 units
CHEM3310Molecular Organic Synthesis
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
CHEM3410Energy and Structure
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
CHEM3550Medicinal and Biological Chemistry
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
CHEM3560Materials Chemistry: Solids and Semiconductors
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
CHEM3570Spectroscopic Characterisation of CompoundsNot currently offered10 units
CHEM3580Polymers and Colloids
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units

EARTH SCIENCES MAJOR

Compulsory Courses

Complete the following compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this major

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
GEOS1040Earth's Dynamic Systems
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
GEOS1050Earth Processes and Products
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
GEOS2080Earth Science Field Course
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
GEOS2161GIS and Remote Sensing
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Central Coast)
10 units
GEOS3250Geographic Information Systems
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
Directed Courses

Choose 10 units from the following directed courses

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
GEOS2050River Basin Processes
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
GEOS2060Soil Properties and Processes
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
GEOS2170Optical Mineralogy and Igneous Petrology
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
GEOS2190Structural and Field Geology
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
GEOS2200Earths Sedimentary Rocks and Environments
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
PHYS2300Energy and the Environment
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Central Coast)
10 units
Directed Courses

Choose 30 units from the following directed courses

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
ENVS3007Environmental Remediation
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
GEOS3110Igneous Petrology and Crustal Evolution
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan Distance)
10 units
GEOS3150Basin AnalysisNot currently offered10 units
GEOS3160Geology of Coalfields and Fuels
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
GEOS3170Resource and Exploration Geology
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
GEOS3220Coastal Environments and Processes
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
GEOS3260Ancient Weather Stations of Australia:Field Course on Carbonate Environments
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
GEOS3280Global Change Field CourseNot currently offered10 units
GEOS3320Earth Sciences Placement
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
GEOS3330Metamorphic and Field Geology
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
GEOS3340Resource Management and Climate Change
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units

GEOGRAPHY MAJOR

Compulsory Courses

Complete the following compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this major

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
GEOG1020Introduction to Human Geography
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
GEOS1040Earth's Dynamic Systems
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
GEOS2161GIS and Remote Sensing
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Central Coast)
10 units
GEOS3250Geographic Information Systems
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
Directed Courses

Choose 20 units from the following directed courses

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
ENVS2002Environmental Legislation & Planning
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Central Coast)
10 units
ENVS2008The Sustainable Society
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
GEOG2080Cities and Regions
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
GEOG2130Geographies of Development
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
GEOS2050River Basin Processes
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
GEOS2080Earth Science Field Course
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
SOCS2400Applied Social Research
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Central Coast)
10 units
Directed Courses

Choose 30 units from the following directed courses

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
ENVS3001Integrated Impact Assessment
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Central Coast)
10 units
ENVS3006Sustainability: Theory and Practice
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
ENVS3007Environmental Remediation
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
GEOG3090Society and Space
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
GEOG3240Globalisation:Cities, Economies
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
GEOG3300Rethinking Development
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
GEOG3330Work Integrated Learning in Development Studies and Human Geography
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
GEOS3220Coastal Environments and Processes
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
GEOS3280Global Change Field CourseNot currently offered10 units
GEOS3320Earth Sciences Placement
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units

MARINE SCIENCE MAJOR

Compulsory Courses

Complete the following compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this major

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
BIOL1040Introduction to Biology I
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Central Coast)
10 units
BIOL1070Introduction to Biology II
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Central Coast)
20 units
MARI1000Issues in the Marine Environment
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Central Coast Online)
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Central Coast Online)
10 units
ENVS2009Catchment and Water Resource Management
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Central Coast)
10 units
MARI2300Marine Biology
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Central Coast)
10 units
MARI2320Marine Ecology
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Central Coast)
10 units
MARI3300Estuarine Ecology
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Central Coast)
10 units
MARI3320Ecological Methodology
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Central Coast)
10 units
Directed Courses

Choose 20 units from the following directed courses

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
ENVS3005Animal Behaviour
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Central Coast)
10 units
ENVS3008Organisational Placement in the Environmental Sector
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Central Coast)
10 units
ENVS3400Advanced Research Project
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Central Coast)
10 units
MARI3330Marine Fisheries Biology and Management
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Central Coast)
10 units
MARI3410Coral Reef Biology, Ecology and Sustainability
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Central Coast)
10 units

MATHEMATICS CO-MAJOR

Compulsory Courses

Complete the following compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this major

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
MATH1800Mathematical Modelling
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH2310Calculus of Science and Engineering
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2016 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH2320Linear Algebra
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
1000 level compulsory course option

Choose either MATH1110 and MATH1120; or MATH1210 and MATH1220.

MATH1110 and MATH1120

Complete the following courses to fulfil the requirements of this option

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
MATH1110Mathematics 1
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 3 - 2016 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH1120Mathematics 2
  • Compressed Summer - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 1 - 2016 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 3 - 2016 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH1210 and MATH1220

Complete the following courses to fulfil the requirements of this option

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
MATH1210Mathematical Discovery 1
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH1220Mathematical Discovery 2
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
Directed Courses

Choose 10 units from the following directed courses

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
MATH2330Analysis
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH2420Engineering Mathematics
  • Trimester 3 - 2016 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH2470Partial Differential Equations in Engineering
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH2600Introduction to Modern Mathematical Computation
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH2730Operations Research 1
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH2800Differential Equations
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
Directed Courses

Choose 40 units from the following directed courses

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
MATH3120Algebra
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH3170Number TheoryNot currently offered10 units
MATH3180Topology
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH3200An Introduction to Hilbert SpaceNot currently offered10 units
MATH3210Directed Studies in Mathematics
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH3242Complex Analysis
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH3400Research Topics in Mathematics
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH3510Combinatorics and Graph Theory
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH3700Advanced Differential Equations
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH3820Numerical Methods
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH3830Operations Research 2
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH3840Optimisation in Business and Industry
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH3850Industrial Project
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units

PHOTONICS MAJORS

Compulsory Courses

Complete the following compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this major

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
ELEC1300Electrical Engineering 1
  • Trimester 1 - 2016 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
PHYS1210Advanced Physics I
  • Trimester 3 - 2016 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
PHYS1220Advanced Physics II
  • Trimester 1 - 2016 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
PHYS2160Modern Optics
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
PHYS2260Electromagnetism
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
ELEC3540Analog and Digital Communications
  • Trimester 1 - 2016 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
PHYS3310Lasers and Applications
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
PHYS3320Optical Communications
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
PHYS3330Industrial Project and Seminar
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
PHYS3345Optical Fibre Technology
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
PHYS3360Advanced Electromagnetism
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units

PHYSICS MAJOR

Compulsory Courses

Complete the following compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this major

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
PHYS1210Advanced Physics I
  • Trimester 3 - 2016 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
PHYS1220Advanced Physics II
  • Trimester 1 - 2016 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
PHYS2170Quantum Mechanics and Semiconductor Physics
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2016 (Singapore)
10 units
PHYS2260Electromagnetism
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
PHYS3330Industrial Project and Seminar
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
Directed Courses

Choose 10 units from the following directed courses

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
PHYS2160Modern Optics
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
PHYS2240Atomic and Nuclear Physics
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
PHYS2250Classical Mechanics and Special Relativity
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
Directed Courses

Choose 30 units from the following directed courses. Students considering applying for the Bachelor of Science (Honours) Physics major are strongly advised to select PHYS3350 and PHYS3360 as directed courses.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
PHYS3310Lasers and Applications
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
PHYS3345Optical Fibre Technology
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
PHYS3350Quantum, Atomic and Molecular Physics
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
PHYS3360Advanced Electromagnetism
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
PHYS3375Statistical Mechanics and Transport Processes
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
PHYS3390Solid State and Nanoscience
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
PHYS3990Specialist Topics in Physics
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units

PSYCHOLOGY MAJOR

Compulsory Courses

Complete the following compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this major

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
PSYC1010Psychology Introduction 1
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan Distance)
10 units
PSYC1020Psychology Introduction 2
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Central Coast)
10 units
PSYC2300Cognitive Psychology
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Central Coast)
10 units
STAT2000Applied Statistics and Research Methods
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Central Coast)
10 units
PSYC3000Advanced Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Central Coast)
10 units
PSYC3001Advanced Psychological Measurement
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Central Coast)
10 units
Directed Courses

Choose 10 units from the following directed courses

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
PSYC2400Biological Psychology
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Central Coast)
10 units
PSYC2500Introduction to Abnormal Behaviour
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Central Coast)
10 units
PSYC2600Personality and Social Psychology
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Central Coast)
10 units
Directed Courses

Choose 20 units from the following directed courses

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
PSYC3300Advanced Cognitive PsychologyNot currently offered10 units
PSYC3301Advanced Perception and Learning in Psychology
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Central Coast)
10 units
PSYC3400Advanced Biological PsychologyNot currently offered10 units
PSYC3500Advanced Health Psychology
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Central Coast)
10 units
PSYC3600Advanced Social and Organisational Psychology
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Central Coast)
10 units
PSYC3700Advanced Developmental Psychology and Developmental Psychopathology
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Central Coast)
10 units

STATISTICS CO-MAJOR

Compulsory Courses

Complete the following compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this major

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
STAT2000Applied Statistics and Research Methods
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Central Coast)
10 units
STAT2010Fundamentals of Statistics
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
STAT3030Generalised Linear Models
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
Directed Courses

Choose 20 units from the following directed courses

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
MATH1110Mathematics 1
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 3 - 2016 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH1120Mathematics 2
  • Compressed Summer - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 1 - 2016 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 3 - 2016 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH1210Mathematical Discovery 1
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH1220Mathematical Discovery 2
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
Directed Courses

Choose 10 units from the following directed courses

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
MATH2310Calculus of Science and Engineering
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2016 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH2320Linear Algebra
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
Directed Courses

Choose 30 units from the following directed courses

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
STAT3010Statistical Inference
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
STAT3040Time Series Analysis
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
STAT3100Total Quality Management
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan Online)
10 units
STAT3120Applied Bayesian Methods
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
STAT3170Surveys and Experiments
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
STAT3990Topics in Statistics
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units

Sustainable Resource Management major

Compulsory Courses

Complete the following compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this major

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
BIOL1070Introduction to Biology II
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Central Coast)
20 units
ENVS1003Environmental Values and Ethics
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Central Coast)
10 units
ENVS2005Ecology and Management of Australian Flora
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Central Coast)
10 units
ENVS2006Ecology and Management of Australian Fauna
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Central Coast)
10 units
ENVS2009Catchment and Water Resource Management
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Central Coast)
10 units
ENVS3001Integrated Impact Assessment
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Central Coast)
10 units
SRMT3040Community Resource Management
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Central Coast)
10 units
SRMT3060Restoration Ecology
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Central Coast)
10 units
Directed Courses

Choose 10 units from the following directed courses.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
ENVS3003Conservation Biology
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Central Coast)
10 units
ENVS3006Sustainability: Theory and Practice
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
ENVS3008Organisational Placement in the Environmental Sector
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Central Coast)
10 units
MARI3330Marine Fisheries Biology and Management
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Central Coast)
10 units
SRMT3050Sustainable Land Management
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Central Coast)
10 units

Electives

Complete 80 units of electives to fulfil the requirements of the program. Electives can be used to extend and complement your core studies with more courses in the same field of study, or from areas that might be of interest to you. Electives can be chosen from all courses available at the University that do not have any other conditions (such as a course requisite) applied to them.

80 units

Suggested electives

Electives can be chosen from all courses available at the University that do not have any other conditions (such as a course requisite) applied to them. However, the Faculty suggests the following course options that may complement your program or major.

A full list of courses that are available to study as an elective can be found in the course handbook.

CodeTitleUnits
ABOR1110Introduction to Aboriginal Studies10 units
DESN1101Design Fundamentals10 units
EBUS2000Information and Communication in Business10 units
MARI2410Coral Reef Experiences10 units
MNGT1002Introduction to Entrepreneurship and Innovation10 units
MNGT2002Business Venturing10 units
MNGT2003Entrepreneurial and Innovation Diversity10 units
MNGT2004Managing Innovation10 units
MNGT3007Social Entrepreneurship10 units
MNGT3008Advanced Innovation Management10 units
NHIL1005Botanical Scientific Illustration10 units
NHIL2004Anatomical and Medical Illustration10 units
SCIM1040Foundations of Science and Technology10 units
SCIT3600International Study Experience10 units

Honours

An Honours year is available to students as a separate program in the form of an additional year to those who meet the entry requirements. Please refer to the BSc(Hons) program handbook for information about admission requirements for all disciplines:http://www.newcastle.edu.au/degrees/bachelor-of-science-honours/handbook


Additional information

All students can access additional learning development mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/current-staff/teaching-and-research/teaching-resources/supporting-students

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can draw on the assistance and support provided by the Indigenous Student Support and Development service through The Wollotuka Institute.

It is recommended that students undertake the maths diagnostic quiz prior to enrolment to assist in selecting the appropriate level of maths. For more information please follow the link below: http://www.newcastle.edu.au/current-students/learning/study-skills/develop-your-skills/mathematics-and-statistics

Students are encouraged to undertake the highest level of mathematics that they are capable of, and should consult with the Program Convenor and/or Program Advisor. Please note that MATH1110 has prerequisites and students wanting to undertake this course should check the course handbook to see if they meet the prerequisites for enrolment in MATH1110. Please follow the link below for more information: http://www.newcastle.edu.au/course/MATH1110

It is highly recommended that students undertake a 1000 level MATH course in their first semester before undertaking either STAT1020 or STAT1070.


International students

All International Students enrolled in the program will be provided with an orientation to familiarise them with the rules, expectations, facilities and services offered by the University. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/international/while-you-are-here/orientation to find out more about the support services available to international students.


Special needs

Students with a disability who require reasonable adjustments to undertake their program should contact the Disability Support Service before semester or early in the semester. Some adjustments need up to 4 weeks lead time to organise, so it is imperative that early contact is made. The Disability Support Service and relevant Faculty and School officers will work together to ensure reasonable adjustments are provided in a timely manner.

Please note: All students must fulfil the inherent requirements of the programs and courses they are undertaking. While reasonable adjustments can be made, these adjustments cannot compromise academic integrity. It is the student's responsibility to check all the requirements of courses, and consider the effects of any medical condition or disability on their ability to complete course requirements. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/disability/ for more information.