The University of Newcastle, Australia
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Start dates
  • No further intake
  • No further intake
Mode of delivery

Face to Face

Duration

2 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 6 years maximum.

UON program code: 40167

Program handbook

Description

The Associate Degree in Science provides students an exit point after two years of study in an associated Science program. It provides the skills set of AQF level 6 to students who need to exit study after two years (for example in the event a student has mitigating circumstances that prevent them from returning to their studies) with a formal qualification. At the same time provides them the option to return to study and complete their final year of their Bachelor program, if and when they are able.


Program learning outcomes

On successful completion of the program students will have:

  • You will be a problem solver and an innovator who can identify, and draw upon 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 skilled technician who has the ability to think creatively, to plan, to evaluate, 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 ethical standards responsibly and honestly.

Details

Information correct as at23 Sep 2019 3:54 AM
Program code40167
AQF level

Level 6 Associate Degree

Locations and UAC codes
Mode of delivery
  • Face to Face
Duration
  • Australian students - 2 years full-time or part-time equivalent.
Selection Rank
LocationSelection RankMedian

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

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Term typeSemesters
Fees
  • International students - $35,285 (indicative annual fee, 2019)
    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 Psychology
  2. School of Environmental and Life Sciences
  3. School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences
Relevant University rules and policies

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Admission information

Admission requirements

Not applicable. The Associate Degree in Science is an exit award only.

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

Not applicable as program is an exit award only.


Academic requirements for program completion

Total units required

160 units

Program duration

2 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 6 years maximum.

Program requirements

To be awarded the Associate Degree in Science, students must successfully complete at least 160 units, including a 40 unit sequence of courses and at least 10 units of electives, in accordance with the requirements for the relevant discipline.


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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Exit from Bachelor of Science [40165] and as

Students complete 40 units as specified below, 80 units of other courses from within the Bachelor of Science [40165] and 40 units of Electives.

SCIE Compulsory courses

Complete the following 20 units:

CodeTitleTerm / Location 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
MATH/STAT Directed

Complete 10 units from the following courses:

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
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Summer 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH1210Mathematical Discovery 1
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
STAT1070Statistics for the Sciences
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
SCIE Directed

Complete 10 units from the following courses:

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
SCIE2001Professional Employment SkillsNot currently offered10 units
SCIE2002Interdisciplinary Challenges
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units

Exit from Bachelor of Science [10323] and re

Students complete 40 units as specified below, 80 units of other courses from within the Bachelor of Science [10323] program, plus 40 units of Electives.

MATH/STAT Directed

Complete 10 units from the following courses

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
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Summer 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH1210Mathematical Discovery 1
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH1220Mathematical Discovery 2
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
STAT1020Statistical Reasoning and Literacy
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
STAT1070Statistics for the Sciences
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
Science Directed

Complete 30 units from the following courses:

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
BIOL1001Molecules, Cells and Organisms
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Central Coast)
  • Winter - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
BIOL1002Organisms to Ecosystems
  • Summer 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Central Coast)
10 units
BIOL1003Professional Skills for Biological Sciences 1
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
BIOL1040Introduction to Biology INot currently offered10 units
BIOL1070Introduction to Biology IINot currently offered20 units
CHEM1010Introductory Chemistry I
  • Summer 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Winter - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
CHEM1020Introductory Chemistry II
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
CHEM1110Chemistry for the Life Sciences I
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Central Coast)
10 units
CHEM1120Chemistry for the Life Sciences II
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Central Coast)
10 units
ENVS1001Environmental Science Concepts & Methods
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Central Coast)
10 units
ENVS1003Environmental Values and Ethics
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Central Coast)
10 units
GEOG1020Introduction to Human Geography
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
GEOS1040Earth's Dynamic Systems
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
GEOS1050Earth Processes and Products
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
MARI1000Issues in the Marine Environment
  • Summer 2 - 2019 (ONLINE)
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (ONLINE)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (ONLINE)
10 units
PHYS1210Advanced Physics I
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
PHYS1220Advanced Physics II
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
PSYC1010Psychology Introduction 1
  • Summer 2 - 2019 (ONLINE)
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (ONLINE)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (ONLINE)
10 units
PSYC1020Psychology Introduction 2
  • Summer 3 - 2019 (ONLINE)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (ONLINE)
10 units

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