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

Find out more about IELTS.

Duration

3 years full-time.

Mode of delivery

Face to Face

UON program code: 10323
CRICOS code: 001609C

Most of the critical issues that face our society today require science to help find the right solutions for our current and future generations. Using the latest scientific developments and advancements, you'll learn first-hand from our actively involved researchers how to deliver innovative solutions for real-world problems. You'll also develop highly sought after and transferable skills in problem solving, communication and independent thinking.

Majors

The Bachelor of Science offers 11 majors so you can tailor your degree to suit your interests and career objectives. A major allows you to gain detailed skills and a strong understanding of key principles in your chosen speciality. There is also the opportunity to undertake a double major to maximise your skills and knowledge base.

For more information on the difference between a single and double major see the program plans.

Advanced study options

An Honours degree equips you with highly sought after and respected skills and knowledge, giving you a competitive advantage.

Studying the Bachelor of Science (Honours) gives you the opportunity to contribute to the development of knowledge in your field of interest by working one-on-one with an academic on their research.

Offered through the Faculty of Science and Information Technology, the Honours degree in science can be completed over one year of full-time study or part-time equivalent at our Newcastle (Callaghan) and Central Coast (Ourimbah) campuses.

A science Honours degree opens up a diverse range of employment opportunities in private industry and government organisations.

Depending on your specialisation, you could pursue a career in pathology, chemical analysis, product control development or research, telecommunications, fibre-optics, laser technology, medical physics, coal technology, organisational psychology, human resource management, research and data evaluation... and more.

An Honours degree can also lead to a research career in academia or elsewhere.

At the Newcastle campus, you can specialise in:

  • biological sciences
  • chemistry
  • earth science
  • geography and environmental studies
  • photonics
  • physics
  • psychology

The specialisations available at our Central Coast campus are:

  • marine science
  • psychology
  • sustainable resource management

Science (Honours) program handbook

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