Bachelor of Science

Flinders University

The Bachelor of Science degree provides an extensive range of options for students who want to discover where science can take them - and where they can take science. There is great flexibility in the program, allowing students to follow their interests without being confined by traditional discipline boundaries. The degree is designed to provide the strongest possible foundation for a science-based career. Graduates are equipped not just to find their first job in their chosen field, but to explore new options in later years as science - and their own interests - change and develop. Students do not need a science background to enrol in this degree. There are no prerequisites and introductory studies are offered where necessary.

Course Fee:


International: $98,700

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent qualification; or mature age entry (STAT); or TAFE/VET qualifications; or higher education transfers; or completion of a foundation studies program

Structure:

In first year students study a range of general and introductory topics to gain an important grounding in science. If students know what major they wish to pursue, they can select the relevant first year topics that will lead to this area; however, if they have not yet decided they can select from a range of topics that will allow them to sample a number of science areas and select a major later. In second and third years, students are able to focus in one area of science, and can choose traditional disciplines and new areas of science. Students choose to complete a major sequence and science electives as well as being able to undertake non science elective topics.

Subjects you can Study:

Majors offered: Animal Biology, Aquatic Biology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Chemistry, Cognitive Science, Computer Science, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Environmental Geology, Environmental Hydrology and Water Resources, Environmental Management, Geography, Mathematics, Microbiology, Ocean and Climate Sciences, Physics, Plant Biology and Statistics.

Study Pathways:

Admission to a 1 year (36 unit) Bachelor of Science honours program may be offered to a student who meets certain academic criteria and subject to the school/department being able to provide appropriate resources and staff to supervise the program of study. Refer to Bachelor of Science (Honours).

Further information:

The Bachelor of Science may also be studied in a combined degrees program with: Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice and Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice (Honours). You can also combine this degree with any other bachelor degree within the College of Science and Engineering, subject to meeting entry requirements.

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Bedford Park No info Yes Full time 3 years
Bedford Park No info Yes Part time

Introduction

Globally focused and locally engaged, Flinders University is making a difference through innovative research, excellence in teaching and learning, and exceptional student experience.

Why study with us

Flinders University is headquartered in South Australia with a footprint that extends through regional and remote Australia. Ranked in the top 2% of world universities[1], Flinders is number one in South Australia for teaching quality, student support, student–teacher ratio and undergraduate starting salary.[2]

In an era of disruptive change, Flinders University is growing its international reputation as a world leader in research, an innovator in contemporary education and a source of enterprising graduates equipped to change the world.

Unique innovation offerings are supported by the Flinders New Venture Institute, a global entrepreneurship leader[3] located at the University’s high-tech Tonsley campus, while Flinders’ Victoria Square campus provides a study space in the heart of the city. An award-winning student hub at main campus fosters interactive learning in a digitally enabled environment. Students may also complete a Doctor of Medicine through Flinders’ Northern Territory Medical Program.

Internationally, joint courses are delivered with leading universities in China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, and Indonesia.

Flinders’ research strengths include biomedical and clinical sciences, culture, policy and society, health and human behaviour, molecular science and technology, defence, engineering, water and environment.  Its research contributions are rich and growing, with some 90 per cent ranked at or above world class[4]. 

Facilities and services

In 2020 Flinders Train Station will open, connecting Flinders’ main campus to Tonsley. The adjacent Flinders Village development has commenced, to add further research facilities and student accommodation amid shops and other amenities in a thriving urban centre.

Whether you’re enjoying the leafy surrounds of the Bedford Park campus, immersed in the CBD at Victoria Square or contemplating the industries of the future at our state-of-the-art Tonsley facility, Flinders prides itself on offering students a great on-campus experience.

There’s also the option to study online, giving you the flexibility to learn whenever and wherever you’re located.

Find out more.

Admission and election

Whether you are a Year 12 student, a non-school leaver wanting to start your university studies or you want to further your university studies, we offer a range of pathways to gain admission into Flinders.

Undergraduate and postgraduate courses are offered for some 26,000 students. Flinders’ 5,400 international students come from more than 90 countries, with main campus featuring onsite accommodation for 560 students and an international pathways centre.

With our globally recognised degrees, vibrant campuses, exceptional teachers and strong industry connections, you’ll get all the support you need to build a great career.

We understand everyone has different needs at different times across their university journey. From before you apply and throughout your studies, the Flinders team is here to help with enrolment and academic advice, health and well-being support, social engagement advice and more.

Visit our website to find out more or to get in touch with one of our Prospective Student Advisors.

Study options

Whether you’re beginning your university journey, upskilling or changing careers, Flinders gives you the chance to develop practical, real-world skills geared towards a successful career. Our industry links, job placement opportunities and Work Integrated Learning (WIL) program have helped us become South Australia’s number one university for starting salary.

Visit our website to find out more. 

 

[1] THE World University Rankings 2020 according to the International Association of Universities

[2] Good Universities Guide 2020

[3] UBI World Benchmark Study 2019

[4] Flinders rating 89.7%, rounded up to 90%. Excellence in Research for Australia, 2018 

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