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Program Code40165
Selection Rank
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72.45 (Median SR)
62.00
72.45 (Median SR)
Entry requirements

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.

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

Program handbook

Description

The University of Newcastle's Bachelor of Science 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 scientific challenges we face.


Program learning outcomes

On successful completion of the program students will have:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Knowledge: 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 evaluate, 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.

Details

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Program code40165
AQF level

Level 7 Bachelor Degree

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 Campus62.0072.45
Ourimbah62.0072.45

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Assumed knowledgeHSC Mathematics Advanced or equivalent
Recommended studiesHSC Biology or equivalent, and/or HSC Chemistry or equivalent, and/or HSC Physics or equivalent, and/or HSC Earth and Environmental Science, would be a strong advantage in this program depending on the major/s you intend to complete.
Term typeSemesters
Fees
  • International students - AUD38,670 (indicative annual fee, 2021)
    Indicative annual fees are based on a full year full time load (80 units) Find out more about fees
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CRICOS Code098539K

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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.

Applicants for this program must satisfy a minimum English Language Proficiency Standard equivalent to an IELTS overall minimum of 6.0 with no subtest result below 6.0.


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 are required to complete a total of, but no more than, 240 units, comprised of the following:

All Majors except Physics

  • 70 units of core courses
  • 10 unit mathematics directed course
  • One 80 unit major
  • 80 units of electives

Physics Major

  • 70 units of core courses
  • 10 unit mathematics directed course
  • 120 unit physics major
  • 40 units of electives

Notes

1) Students choose their mathematics directed course based on previous mathematical background. See the Enrolling in mathematics - Maths placement test section of this page.

2) Students must only complete courses that form part of the program.

3) Electives include any unrestricted courses offered within the university.

4) In addition the program must include:

  • No more than 100 units at 1000 level.
  • At least 40 units at 2000 level.
  • At least 60 units at 3000 level.

5) Students completing a major other than Physics can choose to use their electives to complete a second major. Each major must have at least 60 unique units that are not being counted towards the other major. The second major must be from a different discipline.

6) Students who commence in Semester 2 and are completing the Physics major or the Chemistry (Advanced Materials) major may not be able to complete in minimum duration (3 years), or may require completion of courses in the Winter Term prior to Semester 2. Please contact programadvice@newcastle.edu.au if you are commencing in Semester 2 and require completion in minimum time (3 years).  

7) Majors by discipline

  • Biology: Biological Sciences.
  • Chemistry: Chemistry (Advanced Materials); Chemistry (Medicinal and Organic).
  • Earth Sciences: Earth Sciences.
  • Environmental Science: Biodiversity and Conservation.
  • Geography: Geography.
  • Mathematics and Statistics: Mathematics; Statistics.
  • Psychology: Psychology.
  • Physics: Physics.

Program plans

Download a program plan from the list below for the year/term that you commenced or transitioned into this program.

The Program Plan provides information on the structure and rules of your program. Used in conjunction with your Program Handbook, it is designed to be used as an enrolment guide.

You can track your progress by ticking off the courses you have completed and plan your current and future enrolment.

Elective pathways

These pathways have been created to provide guidance for Bachelor of Science students wishing to specialise in a study area with their elective courses.

Additional documents


Transition arrangements

2021 Revision

From 2021 there are changes to the program. For students who commenced the program prior to 2021, please refer to the 2021 Transition Arrangements in the Additional Documents section for more information.

Students can complete either a single 120 unit major, a single 80 unit major, or two 80 unit majors. Students who are completing two 80 unit majors must choose their majors from different disciplines.

80 unit majors listed by discipline

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

120 unit majors listed by discipline

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

2020 Revision

Students commencing in 2020 are required to complete a minimum of 60 units at 3000 level. Students who commenced prior to 2020 are required to complete a minimum of 40 units at 3000 level.


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.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
SCIE1001Professional Scientific Thinking
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Central Coast)
10 units
SCIE1002Multidisciplinary Laboratories
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Central Coast)
10 units
STAT1070Statistics for the Sciences
  • Summer 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Central Coast)
10 units
SCIE2001Professional Employment Skills
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Central Coast)
10 units
SCIE2002Interdisciplinary Challenges
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Central Coast)
10 units
SCIE3001ATransdisciplinary Capstone: Planning and Implementing
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
SCIE3001BTransdisciplinary Capstone: Implementing and Communicating
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
Mathematics Directed course.

Complete 10 units from the following directed courses. Which course you should complete will depend on your previous mathematical background, please refer to each course handbook for more information. Please note that some disciplines require a minimum level of mathematical knowledge. MATH1002 or higher is required for a Chemistry major. MATH1110 is required for Physics or Mathematics majors.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
MATH1001Preparatory Studies in Mathematics
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH1002Foundational Studies in Mathematics
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (UNCIE)
10 units
MATH1110Mathematics for Engineering, Science and Technology 1
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (UNCIE)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (UNCIE)
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (BCA Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units

Biodiversity and Conservation

Compulsory Courses

Complete the following compulsory courses.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
ENVS1001Environmental Science Concepts and Methods
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Central Coast)
10 units
ENVS1003Environmental Values and Ethics
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Central Coast)
10 units
ENVS3003Conservation Biology
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
ENVS3004Ecotoxicology
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
ENVS3005Animal Behaviour
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Central Coast)
10 units
2000 level Directed courses

Complete 20 units from the following directed courses.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
ENVS2004Ecology
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Central Coast)
10 units
ENVS2005Management of Australian Flora
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Central Coast)
10 units
ENVS2006Ecology and Management of Wildlife
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Central Coast)
10 units
3000 level Directed courses

Complete 10 units from the following directed courses.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
ENVS3009Advanced Water Science and Resource Management
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
MARI3320Experimental Design and Analysis in Ecology
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Central Coast)
10 units
SCIE3500Research Integrated Learning
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Central Coast)
10 units
SRMT3060Restoration Ecology
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Central Coast)
10 units

Chemistry (Advanced Materials)

Compulsory Courses

Complete the following compulsory courses.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
CHEM1010Introductory Chemistry I
  • Summer 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Winter - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
CHEM1020Introductory Chemistry II
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
CHEM2110Applied Analytical Chemistry
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
CHEM2210Materials Chemistry
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
CHEM2410Physical Chemistry
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
CHEM3110Instrumental Chemical Analysis
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
3000 level Directed courses

Complete 20 units from the following directed courses.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
CHEM3210Functional Materials
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
CHEM3410Energy and Materials
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
CHEM3580Colloids, Interfaces and Soft Matter
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units

Earth Sciences

Compulsory Courses

Complete the following compulsory courses.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
GEOS1040Earth: The Dynamic Planet
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
GEOS1050Earth Processes and Products
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
GEOS2080Earth Science Field Course
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
GEOS2161Spatial Science
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Central Coast)
10 units
GEOS3250Advanced Spatial Science
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
2000 Level Directed Courses

Complete 10 units from the following directed courses.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
ENVS2009Catchment and Water Resource Management
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Central Coast)
10 units
GEOS2050Catchments and Climate
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
GEOS2060Soil Properties and Processes
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
SCIE2223Weather and Waves
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
3000 Level Directed Courses

Complete 20 units from the following directed courses.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
ECON3006Environmental Economics
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
ENVS3007Environmental Remediation
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
ENVS3009Advanced Water Science and Resource Management
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
GEOS3220Coastal Environments and Processes
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
GEOS3280Global Change and the Rise of Modern EnvironmentsNot currently offered10 units
GEOS3340Climate Change and Resource Management
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units

Geography

Compulsory Courses

Complete the following compulsory courses.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
GEOG1020Introduction to Human Geography
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
GEOS1040Earth: The Dynamic Planet
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
GEOS2161Spatial Science
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Central Coast)
10 units
GEOS3250Advanced Spatial Science
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
2000 Level Directed Courses

Complete 10 units from the following directed courses.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
ENVS2002Environmental Legislation and Planning
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Central Coast)
10 units
ENVS2008The Sustainable Society
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
GEOG2080Cities and Regions
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
GEOG2130Geographies of Development
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
GEOS2050Catchments and Climate
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
GEOS2080Earth Science Field Course
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
SOCS2400Applied Social Research
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Central Coast)
10 units
3000 Level Directed Courses

Complete 30 units from the following directed courses.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
ENVS3001Integrated Impact Assessment
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Central Coast)
10 units
ENVS3006Surviving the Anthropocene: Sustainability in the 21st Century
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
ENVS3007Environmental Remediation
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
ENVS3008Organisational Placement in the Environmental Sector
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Central Coast)
10 units
GEOG3090Society and Space
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
GEOG3300Rethinking Development
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
GEOS3220Coastal Environments and Processes
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
GEOS3280Global Change and the Rise of Modern EnvironmentsNot currently offered10 units
GEOS3340Climate Change and Resource Management
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units

Biological Sciences

To complete the Biological Sciences major, complete the compulsory courses as well as 30 units from one pathway.

Biological Sciences

Complete the following compulsory courses.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
BIOL1001Molecules, Cells and Organisms
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Central Coast)
  • Winter - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
BIOL1002Organisms to Ecosystems
  • Summer 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Central Coast)
10 units
BIOL2001Molecular Laboratory Skills for Biological Sciences
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
BIOL2002Laboratory Skills in Biological Systems
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
BIOL3001Advanced Laboratory Skills in Biological Sciences
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
Microbiology Pathway

Complete the following compulsory courses.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
BIOL2090Microbial Biology
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
BIOL3090Molecular Biology
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
BIOL3100Microbiology
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
Animal and Plant Biology Pathway

Complete the following compulsory courses.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
BIOL2220Plant Adaptation to Climate Change
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
BIOL3020Animal Physiology, Reproduction and Development
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
BIOL3090Molecular Biology
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units

Mathematics

Please note that students must complete MATH1110 in order to complete the Mathematics Major as MATH1110 is a prerequisite for enrolling in MATH1120.

Compulsory Courses

Complete the following compulsory courses.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
MATH1120Mathematics for Engineering, Science and Technology 2
  • Summer 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (UNCIE)
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH2242Complex Analysis
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH2310Calculus of Science and Engineering
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (Singapore)
10 units
MATH2340Linearity and Continuity 1
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH2800Ordinary Differential Equations
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
Directed Courses

Complete 30 units from the following directed courses.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
MATH3120Algebra
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH3170Number Theory
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH3205Fourier Analysis
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH3700Partial Differential Equations
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH3820Numerical Methods
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
SCIE3500Research Integrated Learning
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Central Coast)
10 units
STAT3800Deterministic and Stochastic Optimisation
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units

Chemistry (Medicinal and Organic)

Compulsory Courses

Complete the following compulsory courses.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
CHEM1010Introductory Chemistry I
  • Summer 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Winter - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
CHEM1020Introductory Chemistry II
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
CHEM2110Applied Analytical Chemistry
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
CHEM2310Organic Chemistry
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
CHEM2410Physical Chemistry
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
CHEM3110Instrumental Chemical Analysis
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
Directed Courses

Complete 20 units from the following directed courses.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
CHEM3210Functional Materials
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
CHEM3310Molecular Organic Synthesis
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
CHEM3550Medicinal and Biological Chemistry
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units

Physics

Compulsory Courses

Complete the following compulsory courses.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
MATH1110Mathematics for Engineering, Science and Technology 1
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (UNCIE)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (UNCIE)
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (BCA Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH1120Mathematics for Engineering, Science and Technology 2
  • Summer 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (UNCIE)
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
PHYS1210Advanced Physics I
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (UNCIE)
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
PHYS1220Advanced Physics II
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (Singapore)
10 units
MATH2310Calculus of Science and Engineering
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (Singapore)
10 units
PHYS2111Classical Physics 1
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
PHYS2112Classical Physics 2
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
PHYS2211Modern Physics 1
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
PHYS3111Biophysics
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
PHYS3112Photonics
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
PHYS3211Quantum Information Science
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
Directed Courses

Complete 10 units from the following directed courses.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
MATH2242Complex Analysis
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH3820Numerical Methods
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units

Psychology

Compulsory Courses

Complete the following compulsory courses.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
PSYC1010Psychology Introduction 1
  • Summer 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
PSYC1020Psychology Introduction 2
  • Summer 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
PSYC2300Cognitive Psychology
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Central Coast)
10 units
PSYC2400Biological Psychology
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Central Coast)
10 units
PSYC3000Advanced Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Central Coast)
10 units
PSYC3800Advanced Special Topics in Psychology
  • Summer 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
Directed Courses

Complete 20 units from the following directed courses.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
ENVS3005Animal Behaviour
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Central Coast)
10 units
PSYC3001Advanced Psychological Measurement
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Central Coast)
10 units
PSYC3301Advanced Perception and Learning in Psychology
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Central Coast)
10 units

Statistics

Compulsory Courses

Complete the following compulsory courses.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
MATH1120Mathematics for Engineering, Science and Technology 2
  • Summer 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (UNCIE)
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
STAT1300Fundamentals of Statistics
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
STAT2000Applied Statistics and Research Methods
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
STAT3030Generalised Linear Models
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
STAT3040Forecasting with Linear Time Series Models
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
STAT3100Systems Thinking for an Integrated Workforce
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
STAT3800Deterministic and Stochastic Optimisation
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
Directed courses

Complete 10 units from the following directed courses.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
STAT2020Predictive Analytics
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
STAT2300Statistical Inference
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (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
ABOR1370Working with Aboriginal Communities10 units
ABOR1420Communicating with Aboriginal People Across Genres10 units
COMP1010Computing Fundamentals10 units
DESN1101Typography10 units
ENVS1001Environmental Science Concepts and Methods10 units
ENVS1003Environmental Values and Ethics10 units
ENVS1004Social Development and the Environment10 units
EXSS2030Sport, Exercise and Performance Psychology10 units
EXSS3030Nutrition for Health, Fitness and Sport10 units
FSHN1030Introduction to the Nutritional, Physical and Psychological Aspects of Wellness10 units
GEOS1040Earth: The Dynamic Planet10 units
INFO1010Introduction to Information Systems10 units
INFT1000Information Technology in Business10 units
INFT1004Introduction to Programming10 units
MARI1000Our Oceans10 units
MATH1510Discrete Mathematics10 units
MNGT1002Introduction to Entrepreneurship and Innovation10 units
MNGT2004Managing Innovation10 units
MNGT3007Social Entrepreneurship10 units
MNGT3008Advanced Innovation Management10 units
PHYS2100Introduction to Astronomy10 units
PHYS2300Climate and Energy10 units
PSYC1010Psychology Introduction 110 units
PSYC1800Sex, Drugs and Serial Killers10 units
PSYC2800Special Topics in Psychology10 units
SCIE2019Astrobiology: Life Beyond our Planet10 units
SCIE2222Science of Surfing Performance10 units
SCIE2223Weather and Waves10 units
SCIE3600International 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 Bachelor of Science (Honours) Program Handbook for further information.


Additional information

Through the Pathways and Academic Learning Support Centre, students can access a free suite of NUPrep preparation courses as well as Academic Learning Support.

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.

Students commencing in Semester 2 are unable to complete the following majors:

  • Animal Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Chemistry of Advanced Materials
  • Physics

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 College 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.

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.