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Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) / Bachelor of Science

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Secondary Teaching / Science

Bachelor of Seconday Teaching (Science) graduates will have the skills, abilities and knowledge sought after by a broad range of employers. On completion of the degree, graduates will be:

  • Inspirational teachers who act professionally, ethically, and effectively through their:
    • knowledge of curriculum, pedagogy, learning and assessment;
    • critical insights into curriculum, policy and practice;
    • appreciation of, and respect for, student diversity and education’s important role in realising socially just and sustainable futures;
    • capacity to communicate effectively, for a variety of purposes, using a range of strategies and technologies; and
    • understanding of their legal, social and collegial responsibilities as members of the teaching profession. 
  • Insightful scholars who engage in rational enquiry into the theory and practice of education through their:
    • critical engagement with educational research;
    • critical appreciation of the historical, philosophical and socio-cultural contexts of education;
    • critical and creative reflection upon the aims and practices of the teaching profession;
    • capacity for life-long self-directed learning; and
    • commitment to the principles of academic honesty and integrity.
  • Innovative leaders who play a constructive role in public discourse within and beyond education through their:
    • commitment to continuous improvement in pedagogical practice;
    • capacity to respond creatively and effectively to educational change;
    • capacity to act autonomously and collaboratively in educational settings;
    • ability to communicate effectively about educational issues; and
    • recognition of their role as responsible participants and partners in local, national and global communities.

Sample Jobs

The following list provides some example jobs available to graduates of a Bachelor of Secondary Teaching (Science). Some of these jobs will depend on the amount and level of study undertaken, level of experience, the combination of other majors and electives studied, while some may require further study.

Biological Sciences

Graduates of the Bachelor of Science, majoring in Biological Science will have the skills, abilities and knowledge sought after by a broad range of employers. On completion of the degree, graduates can expect an:

  • In-depth knowledge and skills in a field of science with well-founded knowledge and skills in at least one field of science and a basic knowledge of at least one other field of science.
  • Ability to effectively collect, analyse and organise scientific information.
  • Ability to identify, define and analyse problems using scientific method to form and test hypotheses; the ability to apply statistical principles and logic; and use appropriate problem solving tools.
  • Ability to report scientific findings in written, visual and verbal forms and to communicate a convincing and reasoned scientific argument at a level and style.
  • Ability 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.
  • Awareness of professional practice in relevant disciplines, including an understanding, appreciation and respect for appropriate conduct and practice.

Sample Jobs

The following list provides some example jobs available to graduates of a Bachelor of Science majoring in Biological Sciences. Some of these jobs will depend on the amount and level of study undertaken, level of experience, the combination of other majors and electives studied, while some may require further study.

Chemistry

Graduate attributes for the Bachelor of Science are the skills, abilities and knowledge that are highly sought after by a broader range of employers. Below is the complete list of attributes that graduates will have demonstrated upon the completion of the degree.

Graduate Attributes

On completion of the Bachelor of Science degree, a graduate will be able to demonstrate:

  • In-depth knowledge and skills in a field of science with well-founded knowledge and skills in at least one field of science and a basic knowledge of at least one other field of science.
  • Ability to effectively collect, analyse and organise scientific information.
  • Ability to identify, define and analyse problems using scientific method to form and test hypotheses; the ability to apply statistical principles and logic; and use appropriate problem solving tools.
  • Ability to report scientific findings in written, visual and verbal forms and to communicate a convincing and reasoned scientific argument at a level and style.
  • Ability 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.
  • Awareness of professional practice in relevant disciplines, including an understanding, appreciation and respect for appropriate conduct and practice.

Sample Jobs

The sample job titles listed include a range of opportunities for graduates at degree, honours, and post graduate study levels.

Co-Major Mathematics

Graduate attributes for the Bachelor of Science are the skills, abilities and knowledge that are highly sought after by a broad range of employers. Below is the complete list of attributes that graduates will have demonstrated upon the completion of the degree.

Graduate Attributes

On completion of the Bachelor of Science degree, a graduate will be able to demonstrate:

1. In-depth knowledge and skills in a field of science with well-founded knowledge and skills in at least one field of science and a basic knowledge of at least one other field of science.

2. Ability to effectively collect, analyse and organise scientific information.

3. Ability to identify, define and analyse problems using scientific method to form and test hypotheses; the ability to apply statistical principles and logic; and use appropriate problem solving tools.

4. Ability to report scientific findings in written, visual and verbal forms and to communicate a convincing and reasoned scientific argument at a level and style.

5. Ability 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.

6. Awareness of professional practice in relevant disciplines, including an understanding, appreciation and respect for appropriate conduct and practice.

You will recognise these attributes in the selection criteria listed in the following job ads.

Sample Job Ads & Tips

Job ads provide useful information about the job and the required skills, experience and qualifications. Information like this is useful in career planning. Below is a small sample of job ads with tips on planning and job applications; explore further to gather more useful information for your planning.

Please note, the job ads listed on this page are not current and were sourced from a variety of websites in 2010.

 

Sample Jobs

A mathematics co-major with another science major will enhance the mathematical, modelling, data processing and research methods used in the other science discipline. Refer to the job titles listed with the other science major you are considering or are currently undertaking for a fuller list of sample jobs. The sample job titles listed below show the diversity of graduate outcomes depending upon the other science co-major and includes a range of opportunities at degree, honours, postgraduate study and experience levels.

Co-Major Statistics

Graduate attributes for the Bachelor of Science are the skills, abilities and knowledge that are highly sought after by a broad range of employers. Below is the complete list of attributes that graduates will have demonstrated upon the completion of the degree.

Graduate Attributes

On completion of the Bachelor of Science degree, a graduate will be able to demonstrate:

1. In-depth knowledge and skills in a field of science with well-founded knowledge and skills in at least one field of science and a basic knowledge of at least one other field of science.

2. Ability to effectively collect, analyse and organise scientific information.

3. Ability to identify, define and analyse problems using scientific method to form and test hypotheses; the ability to apply statistical principles and logic; and use appropriate problem solving tools.

4. Ability to report scientific findings in written, visual and verbal forms and to communicate a convincing and reasoned scientific argument at a level and style.

5. Ability 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.

6. Awareness of professional practice in relevant disciplines, including an understanding, appreciation and respect for appropriate conduct and practice.

You will recognise these attributes in the selection criteria listed in the following job ads.

Sample Job Ads & Tips

Job ads provide useful information about the job and the required skills, experience and qualifications. Information like this is useful in career planning. Below is a small sample of job ads with tips on planning and job applications; explore further to gather more useful information for your planning.

Please note, the job ads listed on this page are not current and were sourced from a variety of websites in 2010.

 

Sample Jobs

A statistics co-major with another science major will enhance the statistical analysis and research methods used in the other science discipline. Refer to the job titles listed with the other science major you are considering or are currently undertaking for a fuller list of sample jobs. The sample job titles listed below shows the diversity of graduate outcomes depending upon the other science co-major and includes a range of opportunities at degree, honours, postgraduate study and experience levels.

Earth Sciences

Graduates with a major in Earth Sciences will have the skills, abilities and knowledge sought after by a broad range of employers. On completion of the degree, graduates are equipped with the:

  • In-depth knowledge and skills in a field of science with well-founded knowledge and skills in at least one field of science and a basic knowledge of at least one other field of science.
  • Ability to effectively collect, analyse and organise scientific information.
  • Ability to identify, define and analyse problems using scientific method to form and test hypotheses; the ability to apply statistical principles and logic; and use appropriate problem solving tools.
  • Ability to report scientific findings in written, visual and verbal forms and to communicate a convincing and reasoned scientific argument at a level and style.
  • Ability 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.
  • Awareness of professional practice in relevant disciplines, including an understanding, appreciation and respect for appropriate conduct and practice.

Sample Jobs

The following list provides some example jobs available to graduates of a with a major in Earth Sciences. Some of these jobs will depend on the amount and level of study undertaken, level of experience, the combination of other majors and electives studied, while some may require further study.

Geography

Bachelor of Science graduates majoring in Geography will have the skills, abilities and knowledge sought after by a broad range of employers. On completion of the degree, graduates can expect an:

  • In-depth knowledge and skills in a field of science with well-founded knowledge and skills in at least one field of science and a basic knowledge of at least one other field of science.
  • Ability to effectively collect, analyse and organise scientific information.
  • Ability to identify, define and analyse problems using scientific method to form and test hypotheses; the ability to apply statistical principles and logic; and use appropriate problem solving tools.
  • Ability to report scientific findings in written, visual and verbal forms and to communicate a convincing and reasoned scientific argument at a level and style.
  • Ability 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.
  • Awareness of professional practice in relevant disciplines, including an understanding, appreciation and respect for appropriate conduct and practice.

Sample Jobs

Marine Science

Sample Jobs

The following list provides some example jobs available to graduates with a major in Marine Science. Some of these jobs will depend on the amount and level of study undertaken, level of experience, the combination of other majors and electives studied, while some may require further study.

Photonics

Bachelor of Science graduates majoring in Photonics will have the skills, abilities and knowledge sought after by a broad range of employers. On completion of the degree, graduates can expect an:

  • In-depth knowledge and skills in a field of science with well-founded knowledge and skills in at least one field of science and a basic knowledge of at least one other field of science.
  • Ability to effectively collect, analyse and organise scientific information.
  • Ability to identify, define and analyse problems using scientific method to form and test hypotheses; the ability to apply statistical principles and logic; and use appropriate problem
  • Ability to report scientific findings in written, visual and verbal forms and to communicate a convincing and reasoned scientific argument at a level and style.
  • Ability 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.
  • Awareness of professional practice in relevant disciplines, including an understanding, appreciation and respect for appropriate conduct and practice.

Sample Jobs

The following list provides some example jobs available to graduates with a major in photonics. Some of these jobs will depend on the amount and level of study undertaken, level of experience, the combination of other majors and electives studied, while some may require further study.

Physics

Graduates majoring in Physics will have the skills, abilities and knowledge sought after by a broad range of employers. On completion of the degree, graduates can expect an:

  • In-depth knowledge and skills in a field of science with well-founded knowledge and skills in at least one field of science and a basic knowledge of at least one other field of science.
  • Ability to effectively collect, analyse and organise scientific information.
  • Ability to identify, define and analyse problems using scientific method to form and test hypotheses; the ability to apply statistical principles and logic; and use appropriate problem solving tools.
  • Ability to report scientific findings in written, visual and verbal forms and to communicate a convincing and reasoned scientific argument at a level and style.
  • Ability 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.
  • Awareness of professional practice in relevant disciplines, including an understanding, appreciation and respect for appropriate conduct and practice.

Sample Jobs

The following list provides some example jobs available to graduates with a major in Physics. Some of these jobs will depend on the amount and level of study undertaken, level of experience, the combination of other majors and electives studied, while some may require further study.

Psychology Studies

Sample Jobs

The following list provides some example jobs for the Psychology Studies/Psychology major. Some of these jobs will depend upon the amount and level of study undertaken, level of experience, and the combination of other majors and electives studied, for example some may require further study.  

Sustainable Resource Management

Bachelor of Development Studies graduates majoring in Sustainable Resource Management will have the skills, abilities and knowledge sought after by a broad range of employers. On completion of the degree, graduates can expect an:

  • In-depth knowledge and skills in a field of science with well-founded knowledge and skills in at least one field of science and a basic knowledge of at least one other field of science.
  • Ability to effectively collect, analyse and organise scientific information.
  • Ability to identify, define and analyse problems using scientific method to form and test hypotheses; the ability to apply statistical principles and logic; and use appropriate problem solving tools.
  • Ability to report scientific findings in written, visual and verbal forms and to communicate a convincing and reasoned scientific argument at a level and style.
  • Ability 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.
  • Awareness of professional practice in relevant disciplines, including an understanding, appreciation and respect for appropriate conduct and practice.

Sample Jobs

The following list provides some example jobs available to graduates of a Bachelor of Science with a major in Sustainable Resouce Management. Some of these jobs will depend on the amount and level of study undertaken, level of experience, the combination of other majors and electives studied, while some may require further study.

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