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Program Code40167
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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.

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 at30 Nov 2021 3:43 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.
  • International students - 2 years full-time.
Selection Rank
LocationSelection RankMedian

This program is new for 2022, there is currently no commencing student profile available.

Find out more about Selection Ranks

Term typeSemesters
Fees
  • International students - AUD39,005 (indicative annual fee, 2021)
    Indicative annual fees are based on a full year full time load (80 units) Find out more about fees
Relevant University rules and policies
CRICOS Code099294G

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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.

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

To be awarded the Associate Degree in Science, students must successfully complete at least 160 units, including a 40 unit sequence of courses as below, 80 units of courses from within the Bachelor of Science, and 40 units of Electives.


Transition arrangements

2021 Revision

Students who commenced their program prior to 2021 and have completed MATH1210 can count MATH1210 as their 10 unit MATH/STAT Directed course.

2019 Revision

Students who commenced their program prior to 2019 and have completed BIOL1040 and/or BIOL1070 can count the course/s towards their 30 units of Science Directed courses.


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]

Exit Pathway for codes: 40165; 40166; 40168; 40170; 40171; 40197; 40198; 40199; 40200; 40201; 40202. Students complete 40 units as specified below, 80 units of other courses from within the Bachelor of Science, and 40 units of Electives.

Compulsory Course

Complete the following compulsory course.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
SCIE1002Multidisciplinary Laboratories
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Central Coast)
10 units
Group A Directed Courses

Complete 10 units from the following Directed courses.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
SCIE1001Professional Scientific Thinking
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Callaghan)
10 units
SCIE1003Advanced Scientific Thinking
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Callaghan)
10 units
Group B Directed Courses

Complete 10 units from the following Directed courses.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
SCIE2001Professional Employment Skills
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Central Coast)
10 units
SCIE2002Interdisciplinary Challenges
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Central Coast)
10 units
SCIE2003Advanced Interdisciplinary Challenges
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH/STAT Directed Courses

Complete 10 units from the following Directed courses.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
MATH1001Preparatory Studies in Mathematics
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH1002Foundational Studies in Mathematics
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH1110Mathematics for Engineering, Science and Technology 1
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 1 - 2022 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (UNCIE)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (UNCIE)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (BCA Singapore)
10 units
STAT1070Statistics for the Sciences
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Callaghan)
  • Summer 2 - 2022 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Central Coast)
10 units

Exit from Bachelor of Science [10323]

Exit pathway for codes: 10323; 10092; 10436; 12287; 12294; 12299; 12303; 12346; 40071; 40076; 40080; 40086; 40090; 40091. Students complete 40 units as specified below, 80 units of other courses from within the Bachelor of Science [10323] program, and 40 units of Electives.

MATH/STAT Directed Courses

Complete 10 units from the following courses.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
MATH1001Preparatory Studies in Mathematics
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH1002Foundational Studies in Mathematics
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH1110Mathematics for Engineering, Science and Technology 1
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 1 - 2022 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (UNCIE)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (UNCIE)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (BCA Singapore)
10 units
MATH1120Mathematics for Engineering, Science and Technology 2
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 3 - 2022 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (UNCIE)
  • Trimester 1 - 2022 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (BCA Singapore)
  • Summer 2 - 2022 (Callaghan)
10 units
STAT1020Statistical Reasoning and Literacy
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Callaghan)
10 units
STAT1070Statistics for the Sciences
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Callaghan)
  • Summer 2 - 2022 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Central Coast)
10 units
Science Directed Courses

Complete 30 units from the following courses:

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
BIOL1001Molecules, Cells and Organisms
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Callaghan)
  • Winter - 2022 (Online)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Central Coast)
10 units
BIOL1002Organisms to Ecosystems
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Callaghan)
  • Summer 2 - 2022 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Central Coast)
10 units
BIOL1003Professional Skills for Biological Sciences 1
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Callaghan)
10 units
CHEM1010Introductory Chemistry I
  • Winter - 2022 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Callaghan)
  • Summer 2 - 2022 (Callaghan)
10 units
CHEM1020Introductory Chemistry II
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Callaghan)
10 units
CHEM1110Chemistry for the Life Sciences I
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Central Coast)
10 units
CHEM1120Chemistry for the Life Sciences II
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Central Coast)
10 units
ENVS1001Environmental Science Concepts and Methods
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Central Coast)
10 units
ENVS1003Environmental Values and Ethics
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Callaghan)
10 units
GEOG1020Introduction to Human Geography
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Callaghan)
10 units
GEOS1040Earth: The Dynamic Planet
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Callaghan)
10 units
GEOS1050Earth Processes and Products
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Callaghan)
10 units
MARI1000Our Oceans
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Online)
  • Summer 2 - 2022 (Online)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Online)
10 units
PHYS1210Advanced Physics I
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (UNCIE)
  • Trimester 1 - 2022 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (UNCIE)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 3 - 2022 (Singapore)
10 units
PHYS1220Advanced Physics II
  • Trimester 2 - 2022 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 1 - 2022 (Singapore)
10 units
PSYC1010Psychology Introduction 1
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Online)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Online)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Central Coast)
10 units
PSYC1020Psychology Introduction 2
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Online)
10 units

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.


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.

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