The University of Newcastle, Australia
Selection Rank
95.00
99.95 (Median SR)
95.00
99.95 (Median SR)
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International entry requirement

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 - 24 Feb 2020
  • Semester 1 - 24 Feb 2020
Mode of delivery

Face to Face

Duration

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

Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 24 Feb 2020
  • Semester 1 - 24 Feb 2020
Fees

AUD35,750 (indicative annual fee, 2020)
Indicative annual fees are based on a full year full time load (80 units) Find out more about fees

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: 40166
CRICOS code: 0100473

Program handbook

Description

The University of Newcastle's Bachelor of Science (Advanced) is for those who are interested in understanding the world around us and how it works. This degree is for those that are inspired to build new knowledge and discover new things. You will learn from leading science researchers who will guide you through a tailored program, specifically designed to give you the skills that employers are seeking. You’ll be able to follow your passions, and customise your study with a wide range of disciplinary choices. Our guidance and mentoring give you the confidence to know you’re heading where you want to with your career in Science. You’ll begin the important process of establishing the professional networks that will be critical throughout your career. You’ll have authentic opportunities to work with industry and in research whilst you study. By the time you finish your studies, 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:

  • Perception: You will be a critical thinker who has keen insight and a broad perspective of the world to find scientific solutions to complex problems.
  • Knowledgeable: 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.
  • Proficiency: 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.
  • Responsiveness: 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.
  • Integrity: You will be a professional who can apply your skills and knowledge of science to the highest ethical standards responsibly and honestly.
  • Tenacity: 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.

Details

Information correct as at6 Jun 2020 9:49 pm
Program code40166
Locations and UAC codes
Mode of delivery
  • Face to Face
Duration
  • Australian students - 3 years full-time or part-time equivalent.
  • International students - 3 years full-time.
Selection Rank
LocationSelection RankMedian
Callaghan Campus95.0099.95
Ourimbah95.0099.95

This program is new for 2020, there is currently no commencing student profile available.

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Assumed knowledgeHSC Mathematics Standard or higher (2 unit)
Recommended studiesHSC 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 choose.
Term typeSemesters
Fees
  • International students - AUD35,750 (indicative annual fee, 2020)
    Indicative annual fees are based on a full year full time load (80 units) Find out more about fees
Managing faculty
  1. Faculty of Science
Contributing schools
  1. School of Environmental and Life Sciences
  2. School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences
Relevant University rules and policies
CRICOS Code0100473

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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.

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.

Additional selection criteria

  • Previous Studies - Band 5 in 2U Mathematics, or equivalent.

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 for more information on applying for credit.


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 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

Students must complete one of the following pathways of exactly 240 units, including no more than 100 units at 1000 level:

Pathway A:

i) Single Major Option

50 units of core

40 units of directed courses* (including up to 10 units of electives** and 10 units of directed mathematics courses)

80 unit major

70 units of electives**

 

ii) Double Major Option - Standard Pathway

50 units of core

30 units of directed courses* (including a 10 unit directed mathematics courses)

80 unit major from one discipline

80 unit major from another discipline

 

iii) Double Major Option - Transition Pathway

50 units of core

40 units of directed courses* (including a 10 unit directed mathematics courses)

70 unit major from the list below (SCIE2004 will count as a 2000 level directed course for the first major)

80 unit major from another discipline

Transition Pathway students completing a double major may only choose their first major from the following list as SCIE2004 will count as a 2000 level directed course towards the first major: Biodiversity and Conservation; Biology; Earth Sciences; Environmental and Organic Chemistry; Geography; Medicinal and Organic Chemistry; Sustainable Resources Management. The second major must be from a different discipline from the first major. It is strongly recommended that Transition Pathway students seek enrolment advice from their Program Advisor each year.

 

Pathway B:

Single Major Option

50 units of core

40 units of directed courses* (including up to 10 units of electives** and 10 units of directed mathematics courses)

120 unit major

30 units of electives**

 

* Students choose their MATH Directed course based on previous mathematical background. See the Enrolling in mathematics - Maths placement test section of this page. Students choose their Advanced Directed courses based on previous study. Students who transition into the program having completed SCIE1001 or SCIE2002 must complete the Transition Pathway.

** Electives can include suggested Elective pathways or any unrestricted courses offered within the university.

 

Major Options by Discipline:

A) Pathway A (80 unit majors listed by Discipline):

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 Resource Management.

Geography: Geography.

Mathematics and Statistics: Mathematics; Statistics.

Where a second 80 unit major is being completed it must be chosen from a different discipline.

 

Pathway B (120 unit majors listed by Discipline):

Biology: Animal Biology; Plant Biology.

Chemistry: Chemistry.

Earth Science: Water, Climate and Soils; Geology.

Environmental Science: Conservation and Ecological Sciences; Environmental Remediation; Marine, Coastal and Ecological Sciences.

Geography: Integrated Geography.

Physics: Physics.

Psychology: Psychology. 

 

Please refer to the Bachelor of Science Program Handbook for the requirements for each major.


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.


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

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

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
SCIE1002Multidisciplinary Laboratories
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Central Coast)
10 units
STAT1070Statistics for the Sciences
  • Summer 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Central Coast)
10 units
SCIE2001Professional Employment Skills
  • Summer 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Central Coast)
10 units
SCIE3003AAdvanced Transdisciplinary Capstone: Planning and ImplementingNot currently offered10 units
SCIE3003BAdvanced Transdisciplinary Capstone: Implementing and CommunicatingNot currently offered10 units

Mathematics Directed List

Choose 10 units from the following Mathematics directed courses. Choice of MATH Directed course is based on your previous mathematical background.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
MATH1001Preparatory Studies in Mathematics
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH1002Foundational Studies in Mathematics
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH1110Mathematics for Engineering, Science and Technology 1
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH1120Mathematics for Engineering, Science and Technology 2
  • Summer 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (BCA Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH1210Mathematical Discovery 1
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units

Advanced Course Pathway

Standard Pathway

To fulfil the requirements of this option complete the 20 units below plus a 10 unit elective for the single major options.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
SCIE1003Advanced Scientific Thinking
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
SCIE2003Advanced Interdisciplinary Challenges
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
Transition Pathway

Students who transfer to the program and have previously completed SCIE1001 or SCIE2002 will need to complete the Transition Pathway. To fulfil the requirements of this option complete the 30 units below.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
SCIE1001Professional Scientific Thinking
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Central Coast)
10 units
SCIE2002Interdisciplinary Challenges
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Central Coast)
10 units
SCIE2004Advanced Case Studies
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 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
DESN1101Typography Fundamentals10 units
EBUS20000 units
ENVS1000Environmental Sustainability Explained10 units
MARI2410Coral Reef Experiences10 units
MATH2005Einstein, Bach and the Taj Mahal: Symmetry in the Arts, Sciences and Humanities10 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
NHIL1005Introduction to Botanical Scientific Drawing10 units
NHIL2004Anatomical and Medical Illustration10 units
SCIE2019Astrobiology: Life Beyond our Planet10 units
SCIE3600International Study Experience10 units
SCIM1040Foundations of Science and Technology10 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.


Additional information

Additional Information (Prospective Students)

All students can access free academic skills and support provided by Academic Learning Support through the Pathways and Academic Learning Support Centre.

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.