Bachelor of Science

University of Newcastle

The Bachelor of Science is for those who are interested in understanding the world around us and how it works. This degree is for those that are inspired to build new knowledge and discover new things. You will learn from leading science researchers who will guide you through a tailored program, specifically designed to give you the skills that employers are seeking. You will be able to follow your passions, and customise your study with a wide range of disciplinary choices. Our guidance and mentoring give you the confidence to know you are heading where you want to with your career in Science. You will begin the important process of establishing the professional networks that will be critical throughout your career. You will have authentic opportunities to work with industry and in research whilst you study. By the time you finish your studies, you will have the practical skills to make a difference in the world and contribute new solutions to the many scientific challenges we face. High-achieving students enrolled in the Bachelor of Science may be invited to apply for admission to the Merit Pathway. This provides an opportunity to enrich the undergraduate experience and develop world-class research skills.

Course Fee:


International: $107,730

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent; Assumed knowledge: Mathematics (2 units); Recommended: Chemistry and/or Physics and/or Biology; or approved TAFE studies, or other preparatory program such as Newstep, Open Foundation or Yapug; Selection via ATAR

Structure:

240 units, of which 70 units are core and 10 units are a directed mathematics course. Students can take a single major of 80 units, or a double major consisting of two 80 unit majors, or a 120 unit extended major. Courses in some majors also require fieldwork as a supplement to or in place of laboratory work. Certain majors have a research placement course option.

Subjects you can Study:

Animal Biology; Biodiversity and Conservation; Biology; Chemistry; Chemistry of Advanced Materials; Climate, Water and Soils; Conservation and Ecological Sciences; Earth Sciences; Environmental and Analytical Chemistry; Environmental Remediation; Geography; Geology; Integrated Geography; Marine and Coastal Science; Marine, Coastal and Ecological Sciences; Mathematics; Medicinal and Organic Chemistry; Plant Biology; Physics; Psychology; Statistics; Sustainable Resources Management;

Study Pathways:

Up to 4 bonus points may be available to HSC students who have achieved high results in HSC Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics or Biology. Credit may be available to students who have completed a TAFE Diploma or Advanced Diploma. Honours is available as an additional year for meritorious students. Postgraduate coursework and research degrees are also possible.

Recognition:

A major in Chemistry is recognised by the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI). A major in Photonics or Physics qualifies graduates for associate membership of the Australian Institute of Physics (AIP).

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00109J

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Callaghan 53.9 Yes Part time 6 years
Ourimbah 53.95 Yes Part time 6 years
Ourimbah 53.95 Yes Full time 3 years
Callaghan 53.9 Yes Full time 3 years

A world-class university

For more than 50 years, the University of Newcastle has helped shape over 37,000 students from 114 countries to be some of the world’s greatest thinkers, creators, leaders, innovators and change makers. 

Our commitment to delivering world-class education to talented students from all walks of life has seen us ranked 207th in the world and a Top 10 university in Australia (QS World University Rankings 2020). 

Our state-of-the-art facilities, cutting-edge technologies and inspiring, vibrant and innovative environments are ideal for connecting learning and lifestyle. 

From using virtual reality technology to train midwives, to helping education students develop their skills in a simulated classroom, innovation is at the centre of all we do.  You’ll learn from industry leaders across all our campuses — Newcastle (Callaghan), Newcastle CBD, Central Coast, Sydney, Port Macquarie and Singapore.  

Real-world experience

We take education outside the classroom and beyond the textbooks. Our strong partnerships with local and global organisations ensure everything you study is shaped by the real world. That means access to internships, work experience and industry connection, across all our degrees.

Maybe you’re keen to take your studies around the world? With more than 100 partner universities spanning all major continents, we’ve got you covered when it comes to studying abroad. 

An entry option to suit you

If you’re not quite sure whether attending university is possible for you, we hear you. 

Helping people access higher education is in our DNA. In fact, we are #1 University in NSW for Social Equity (Good Universities Guide 2019), and proud to be the largest provider of pathway programs in Australia. So, if you didn’t quite get the marks you expected or financial stress is holding you back, get in touch with us. 

If studying and living in Newcastle sounds like the right thing for you – we want to help you make it happen. 

We offer hundreds of scholarships to support our Indigenous students, students with educational or financial disadvantage, elite athletes, students with academic excellence and many more. 

Laid-back lifestyle

When it comes to the Newcastle lifestyle, you can’t go wrong. Think stunning beaches, public art, a buzzing music scene, chilled-out cafes, eclectic markets, micro-breweries and small bars. The people are friendly and the coffee culture is taken seriously. 

Need a place to stay? You might want to take advantage of our award-winning student accommodation. Living on-campus is ideal if you’re looking to meet new friends, get involved with social activities and have access to countless amenities. 

The services available on campus are designed to create a vibrant and dynamic environment for student life. These include cafes and bars, clubs and societies, accommodation, fitness centres, swimming pools, transport, restaurants and more.

So whether you’re finishing high school this year, changing career direction or contemplating study for the first time, now’s the time to take the leap. 

Choose a university that embraces new technologies and pushes boundaries. That connects you with industry and helps you stand out in the crowd. 

 

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