The Bachelor of Science is designed to be a practical degree with a focus on laboratory and fieldwork. Students study a major in an area of science that interests them and develop a strong scientific understanding within that area. Students gain skills they can transfer to the workplace and graduate ready to make a real difference in the world.

Course Fee:

International: $100,800

Entry Requirements:

Qualify for South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE) with competitive ATAR; or complete secondary education equivalent to SACE; complete International Baccalaureate Diploma; complete or partially complete higher education program; complete four Open Universities Australia courses at undergraduate level or above; complete a Certificate IV level or above; qualify for special entry; complete a Foundation Studies program; and meet any pre-requisite and academic requirements. International students who speak English as a foreign language must have obtained the required standards prior to admission.


108 units; fundamental studies in communication and statistics (9 units); 2 professional science majors (72 units); electives (27 units); at least 2 electives (9 units) must be science electives; up to 4 electives may be at an introductory level.

Subjects you can Study:

Applied Physics; Biology; Chemistry; Environmental Systems; Mathematics and Statistics

Study Pathways:

With the right grades students can apply for entry into a highly-regarded honours program and spend a year on more detailed scientific research. Students who are interested in secondary school teaching can apply for the Bachelor of Science/Master of Teaching (Secondary), it's a direct pathway to postgraduate study.

Further information:

At least two of the following prerequisites: SACE Stage 2 Biology, SACE Stage 2 Chemistry, SACE Stage 2 Physics, SACE Stage 2 Specialist Math, SACE Stage 2 Math Methods, SACE Stage 2 Geology. For assumed knowledge refer to the UniSA website.

Accepts International Students:


Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Mawson Lakes 55.7 Yes Full time 3 years
Mawson Lakes 55.7 Yes Part time
The University of South Australia (UniSA) is the largest university in South Australia with over 36,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students on four urban and two regional campuses. As a prominent provider of international education in the state, the university has close working links with industry, the professions, business and government and offers more professional education programs than any university in South Australia. More than 140 undergraduate and 200 coursework and research postgraduate programs in fields including law, education, nursing, physiotherapy, pharmacy, occupational therapy, podiatry, medical radiation, human movement, commerce, business, management, computer and information science, engineering, construction management, urban and regional planning, visual arts, psychology, civil aviation, journalism, and more are offered. An integral part of a UniSA student's study program includes work in clinical and field placements, assisting with industry-based projects, and working alongside people from industry and the professions.

The Graduate Careers' Council of Australia's annual survey has consistently shown UniSA graduates recording the highest success rate in the State for employment after graduation.

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