The University of Newcastle, Australia
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Admission to our undergraduate degree programs usually requires successful completion of a senior secondary school qualification similar to the Higher School Certificate (HSC), the highest educational award in New South Wales schools.

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Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 25 Feb 2019
  • Semester 2 - 29 Jul 2019
  • Semester 1 - 25 Feb 2019
  • Semester 2 - 29 Jul 2019
Mode of delivery

Face to Face

Duration

4 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 10 years maximum.

Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 25 Feb 2019
  • Semester 2 - 29 Jul 2019
  • Semester 1 - 25 Feb 2019
  • Semester 2 - 29 Jul 2019
English language proficiency
  • IELTS overall minimum - 6.0
  • IELTS section minimum - 6.0

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Duration

4 years full-time.

Mode of delivery

Face to Face

UON program code: 40168
CRICOS code: 098540F

Currently enrolled, continuing students looking for the previous version of this program should refer back to the: Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Science (pre 2019)

For additional information about this degree you can refer to the pages for the corresponding single degrees:
Bachelor of Arts, and Bachelor of Science

Program handbook

Description

The Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Science is for those who are interested in understanding the world around us and how it works. Through the sciences you will be inspired to build new knowledge and discover new things. Through the arts you will explore ideas, theories and records of how people process the human experience through society, culture, and more. You’ll be able to follow your passions, and you will learn from leading researchers who will guide you through a tailored program, specifically designed to give you the skills that employers are seeking. Our guidance and mentoring give you the confidence to know you’re heading where you want to with your career, and you’ll have authentic opportunities to work with industry and in research whilst you study. A combined degree program offers greater breadth of learning, enhancing the academic and professional qualities gained in each separate degree. On completion, you will have the practical skills to make a difference in the world and contribute new solutions to the many challenges we face.

 


Program learning outcomes

On successful completion of the program students will have:

  • You will be a problem solver and an innovator who can identify, draw upon and manage resources to take a scientific project from concept to completion.
  • You will be a critical thinker who has keen insight and a broad perspective of the world to find scientific solutions to complex problems
  • You will be a practitioner who has the ability to apply your learning and skills to create new understandings of the world and real world issues that lay at the intersection of many traditional and emerging science disciplines.
  • You will be a keen scientific researcher and skilled technician who has the ability to think creatively, to plan, to evaluation, to reflect upon and apply your findings.
  • You will be a person who has the flexibility to work in many different environments, to harness collective knowledge within local and global professional networks, to communicate effectively, to work with people and have an appreciation of others.
  • You will be a professional who can apply your skills and knowledge of science to the highest ethical standards responsibly and honestly

Details

Information correct as at18th Nov 2018 3:09am
Program code40168
Locations and UAC codes
Mode of delivery
  • Face to Face
Duration
  • Australian students - 4 years full-time or part-time equivalent.
  • International students - 4 years full-time.
Selection Rank
LocationSelection RankMedian

This program is new for 2018, there is currently no commencing student profile available.

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Assumed knowledgeHSC Mathematics (2 unit)
Recommended studiesHSC English (Advanced) or equivalent. HSC Biology and/or Chemistry and/or Physics and/or Earth & Environmental Science 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
    Contributing schools
    1. School of Humanities and Social Science
    2. School of Environmental and Life Sciences
    3. School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences
    Relevant University rules and policies
    CRICOS Code098540F

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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 online here.  Admission information for international students can be found here. During the admission process adjustment factors may be applied to your Selection Rank. Please visit our website to see if you are eligible.

    Enrolling in mathematics - Maths placement test

    Your degree includes either compulsory or optional courses in maths. To maximise your likelihood of academic success, it is recommended that you select the course which matches your existing knowledge and understanding of maths concepts.

    Answer a few questions now to find out what mathematics you should enrol in.

    Minimum English language proficiency requirements

    All Applicants 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 here.


    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, visit the University's credit website and click on 'How to Apply for Credit'.


    Academic requirements for program completion

    Total units required

    320 units

    Program duration

    4 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 10 years maximum.

    International students studying this program on campus are required to enrol full time to comply with their student visa requirements and complete their study in the standard minimum program duration. International students requiring enrolment advice should review the program plan corresponding to the semester and year of commencement and can contact their Program Advisor at ProgramAdvice@newcastle.edu.au

    Program requirements

    This program requires the successful completion of 320 units. Students must complete one of the following pathways:

    • Pathway A: 110 units of Core courses (including a 10 unit MATH Directed course), one (1) 80 unit BScience major, one (1) 80 unit BArts major and 50 units of Open courses. See Major and Open options for this pathway below.
    • Pathway B: 110 units of Core courses (including a 10 unit MATH Directed course), one (1) 120 unit BScience major, one (1) 80 unit BArts major and 10 units of Electives. See Major options for this pathway below.

    Students choose their MATH Directed course based on previous mathematical background. See the course descriptions for details.

    Restrictions regarding BScience and BArts major combinations are listed below.

    Pathway A Options for BScience Majors:

    Majors offered by Science Disciplines:

    • Biology: Biology.
    • Chemistry: Chemistry of Advanced Materials; Environmental and Analytical Chemistry; Medicinal and Organic Chemistry.
    • Earth Science: Earth Sciences.
    • Environmental Science: Biodiversity and Conservation; Marine and Coastal Science; Sustainable Resources Management.
    • Geography: Geography.
    • Mathematics and Statistics: Mathematics; Statistics.

    Pathway A Open Course Options:

    • One 40 unit BArts Minor and 10 units of Electives. See the B Arts Program Handbook for Minor options.
    • One 40 unit BSc Elective Pathway and 10 units of Electives
    • 50 unit of Electives.

    Pathway B Options for BScience Majors:

    Majors offered by Science Disciplines:

    • Biology: Animal Biology; Plant Biology;
    • Chemistry: Chemistry.
    • Earth Science: Climate, Water and Soils; Geology;
    • Environmental Science: Conservation and Ecological Sciences; Environmental Remediation; Marine, Coastal and Ecological Sciences;
    • Geography: Integrated Geography.
    • Physics: Physics
    • Psychology: Psychology.

    Pathway A and B Options for BArts Majors:

    • Creative & Performing Arts
    • Education
    • English & Writing
    • Film, Media & Cultural Studies
    • French Studies (either Beginner or Intermediate Sequence)
    • German
    • Global Indigenous Studies
    • History
    • Human Geography & the Environment
    • Japanese Studies (either Beginner or Intermediate Sequence)
    • Linguistics
    • Politics & International Relations
    • Psychology Studies
    • Sociology & Anthropology

    Major Combination Restrictions

    • A BSc Psychology major cannot be taken with a BArts Psychology Science Major
    • A BSc Geography, or Integrated Geography major cannot be taken with a B Arts Human Geography and the Environment major.

    Please see the Bachelor of Science Program Handbook and B Arts Program Handbook for requirements of the above mentioned majors.

    It is strongly recommended that students undertake the maths diagnostic quiz prior to enrolment to assist in selecting the appropriate level of maths. For more information please see here.


    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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    Core courses

    Core courses

    Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program

    CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
    HASS1000BA Futures
    • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
    • Semester 1 - 2019 (ONLINE)
    • Semester 2 - 2019 (Central Coast)
    • Semester 2 - 2019 (ONLINE)
    10 units
    SCIE1001Professional Scientific Thinking
    • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
    • Semester 1 - 2019 (Central Coast)
    10 units
    SCIE1002Multidisciplinary Laboratories
    • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
    • Semester 1 - 2019 (Central Coast)
    10 units
    STAT1070Statistics for the Sciences
    • Summer 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
    • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
    • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
    • Semester 2 - 2019 (Central Coast)
    10 units
    HASS2000BA Practice
    • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
    • Semester 1 - 2019 (ONLINE)
    • Semester 2 - 2019 (Central Coast)
    • Semester 2 - 2019 (ONLINE)
    10 units
    SCIE2001Professional Employment SkillsNot currently offered10 units
    SCIE2002Interdisciplinary Challenges
    • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    HASS3000BA Project
    • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
    • Semester 2 - 2019 (ONLINE)
    10 units
    SCIE3001ATransdisciplinary Capstone: Planning & ImplementingNot currently offered10 units
    SCIE3001BTransdisciplinary Capstone: Implementing & CommunicatingNot currently offered10 units

    Core courses

    Mathematics Directed course

    Choose 10 units from the following Mathematics directed courses. Please note that some disciplines require a minimum level of mathematical knowledge. MATH1002 or higher is required for a Chemistry major. MATH1110 or higher is required for Physics or Mathematics majors.

    CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
    MATH1001Preparatory Studies in Mathematics
    • Semester 1 - 2019 (Central Coast)
    • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
    • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
    • Semester 2 - 2019 (Central Coast)
    10 units
    MATH1002Foundational Studies in Mathematics
    • Summer 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
    • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
    • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    MATH1110Mathematics for Engineering, Science and Technology 1
    • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
    • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    MATH1120Mathematics for Engineering, Science and Technology 2
    • Summer 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
    • Trimester 1 - 2019 (Singapore)
    • Semester 1 - 2019 (BCA Singapore)
    • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
    • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    MATH1210Mathematical Discovery 1
    • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
    10 units

    Honours

    Students who perform well during the Bachelor of Arts/ Bachelor of Science degree with a credit average (GPA of 5.0) or greater, may apply to undertake a further year of full-time (or equivalent part-time) study to obtain an Honours degree and further develop their specific areas of interest.


    Additional information

    All students can access additional learning development mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning.

    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.


    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 our International Students website to find out more about the support services available to international students.


    Additional support

    AccessAbility provides advice and reasonable adjustments to Students with a medical or health condition or disability. If you require adjustments to undertake your program, contact the Student Support Advisors - AccessAbility before semester or early in the semester. They will work with the Faculty or School to ensure that this happens 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. More information is available online.