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Y83 Bachelor of Science

The Bachelor of Science is designed to provide high quality studies in a wide range of science and technology disciplines. Students take four introductory science/maths units and can then select combinations of disciplines relevant to their interests and aspirations in a wide range of professions in science and technology, combinations not offered in other degrees.  In addition, the course can be structured as a suitable entry degree for a range of postgraduate research degrees in maths and sciences or professional courses such as dietetics and occupational therapy.


University entrance requirements apply.


Prerequisites apply to the Mathematics and Biological Science majors. For all other majors standard admission requirements apply. Students are referred to the major structures listed below for further details.

Future Admission Requirements applying from 1/01/2016 will be:

Prerequisites apply to the Mathematics major. For all other majors standard admission requirements apply. Students are referred to the major structures listed below for further details.

This course is available on Mt Lawley, Joondalup, and Bunbury Campuses.

Please note that Coastal Environmental Science and Surf Science are offered on the Bunbury campus only. Students may have to take units at Joondalup, Mt Lawley and/or Bunbury campuses.
This course is available by Full-time, or Part-time mode.
This course is available in the following mode of delivery - On-campus.

Some units may be available in online mode.

The Bachelor of Science award consists of 360 credit points (24 units) comprising:


Four (4) core Science and Maths units


two (2) eight unit science majors chosen from the list below (a total of 16 units)


an approved combination of four (4) units from within the Faculty or anywhere in the University;


any combination of units as approved by the Executive Dean of the Faculty.


Restrictions on the selection of units are as follows:

  • a maximum of 180 credit points at 1000 level;
  • at least four 3000 level units must be completed.


Students planning on following this course with Honours or Masters should speak with their Course Coordinator to ensure they complete sufficient units in their chosen discipline.

Students must complete the following prescribed units in their first year:
SCI1182 Case Studies in Science 15
SCI1125 Professional Science Essentials 15
Plus one of
MAT1114 Introductory Statistics 15
Another approved mathematics unit.
Plus one of the following*
SCI1187 Form and Function in Biology 15
SCI1183 Origins and Evolution of Life 15
SCC1123 Chemistry for the Life Sciences 15
SCP1111 Physics of Motion 15
SCP1112 Waves and Electricity 15
Students undertaking the course in Bunbury should consult the Course Coordinator about alternatives to the core units offered on that campus.

*Students should consult the structures of their two majors when deciding on units to take. Where a listed course-level core unit also occurs in one or both majors, students should discuss their unit selection with the Course Coordinator before enrolling.

Students are required to register for TWO majors from the following list, in consultation with the Course Coordinator. Where units appear in both majors, the selection of substitutes requires written approval of the Course Coordinator, and must be discussed with the Coordinator before enrolling.
MAAAHUAddiction Studies Major
MAACHMApplied Chemistry Major
MAAVIAAviation Major
MAAAFYBiological Sciences Major
MABUTICoastal Environmental Science Major
MAAABCComputer Science Major
MAAAGMConservation Biology Major
MAAAEWEnvironmental Management Major
MAAAHVHealth Promotion Major
MAAAFDHuman Biology Major
MAMAFWMarine and Freshwater Science Major
MAAAEEMathematics Major
MAAAFKNutrition Major
MAAAHWOccupational Safety and Health Major
MABUVCPhysical Sciences Major
MAAAEFPhysics Major
MASPSISports Science Major
MABUTJSurf Science Major
Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005)
For the purposes of considering a request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005), inherent requirements for this subject are articulated in the Unit Description, Learning Outcomes, Graduate Attributes and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the support for students with disabilities or medical conditions can be found at the Student Equity, Diversity and Disability Service website:

Last Updated - Higher Education: 15/03/2014 VET: 14/05/2014