This program is hands-on and students will develop the necessary knowledge and skills for a career in various science specialisations (depending on major) and/or secondary teaching. The BSc/BTch is highly practical, with experiential learning and excursions making up a large portion of studies. Many skills are taught that are transferable across both areas such as effective communication methods, laboratory technique, project management and health and safety.

Course Fee:

Australian: $53,112
International: $72,600

Entry Requirements:

Year 12; some majors have additional specific entry requirements


24 units (144 credit points) of study over six semesters

Subjects you can Study:

Biological science (biomedical or environmental); Chemistry; Food and nutrition; Geography; Mathematics; Medical science (pathology); Physics; Psychology

Study Pathways:

Credit is given for prior learning appropriate to course requirements. The Biomedical Science major gives students entry into the final year of the Bachelor of Medical Science at Charles Sturt University (via distance education).

Further information:

Alternative entry pathways are available.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 02731D

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Lake Macquarie No info Yes Full time 3 years
Lake Macquarie No info Yes Part time 6 years
Avondale College of Higher Education is a self-accrediting private provider of Christian higher education, offering a broad range of undergraduate, postgraduate and vocational education (VET) courses. Avondale offers undergraduate degrees in Arts, Business, Education, Nursing, Science and Theology. Avondale offers a wide range of postgraduate coursework (including graduate diplomas, graduate certificates and masters degrees) in Arts, Education, Teaching, Leadership and Management, Nursing, Ministry and Theology, and Lifestyle Medicine. Avondale also offers internationally recognised doctoral and masteral degrees by research as well as VET courses in outdoor recreation and music studio teaching. Established in 1897, Avondale operates on two campuses: Lake Macquarie (Lake Macquarie) and Sydney (Wahroonga). Avondale is part of a worldwide Adventist network of universities and colleges, and welcomes all students who value higher education in a Christian context. Students draws students Australia-wide and internationally. Avondale has two on-campus residential halls, where students take advantage of the social, intellectual, sporting, physical and spiritual activities available.

Provider CRICOS: 02731D

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