Bachelor of Science (Catalyst Program)

University of Tasmania

Are you a high-achiever with a passion for science? The Science Catalyst Program combines a Bachelor of Science with Honours with extra experiences, activities and opportunities. It was created for outstanding students, just like you. In addition to the Bachelor of Science with Honours units, in second year you get the opportunity to study for a semester at one of our international partner institutions as part of the Overseas Exchange Program, supported by a $2,500 scholarship. Between your second and third year, and assisted by a $3,000 scholarship, you can undertake a Summer Research Project where you will work with a supervisor on a research topic of your choice. You can even graduate with a custom built, multidisciplinary second degree, the high achiever academic extension Bachelor of Philosophy at no extra cost, with just a few additional units. There is also a $7,500 relocation scholarship available for interstate students moving to Tasmania. If you want to get the most out of your University experience, set yourself apart in your chosen field, and give yourself an edge for future employment, the Science Catalyst Program is for you.

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent, prerequisites may apply

Subjects you can Study:

Aquatic biology; Biochemistry; Chemistry; Computer science; Ecology; Food safety; Genetics; Geographic information systems and remote sensing; Geography and environment; Geology; Mathematics; Microbiology; Physics; Plant science; Psychology; Statistics and operation; Zoology

Further information:

For more information visit: http://www.utas.edu.au/courses/cse/courses/p4o1-bachelor-of-science-with-honours-catalyst-program

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00586B (TAS); 03058B (NSW)

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
AMC Launceston No info No Full time 3 years
AMC Launceston No info No Part time 7 years

Why study with us: We are Australia’s fourth oldest university and our institution is classed within the top two per cent of universities worldwide. Tasmania is an affordable place to live, with a stunning natural environment and a welcoming community. For students looking for an exceptional, personalised university experience that will shape their future success, there is no better place to study.

Facilities and Services

The university’s campuses in Hobart, Launceston and Burnie are large enough to offer students a focused and engaged learning environment with excellent facilities, but still small enough to ensure students receive the personalised advice and guidance not available at larger institutions.

Beyond Tasmania we also have three Sydney facilities, Rozelle and Darlinghurst, which offer nursing and paramedicine, and our Australian Maritime College study centre in Darling Harbour, which offers a range of marine and maritime programs.

Colleges

  • College of Arts, Law and Education
  • College of Health and Medicine
  • College of Sciences and Engineering 
  • Tasmanian School of Business and Economics

Specialist institutes

  • Australian Maritime College
  • Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies
  • Menzies Institute for Medical Research

Our students have access to a range of services to help them have a successful and enjoyable university experience. These include clubs, societies, gyms and sports teams.

As well as our orientation activities, our UniStart program is delivered on all campuses and online to help students develop the skills required for independent learning and success at university, such as critical reading, academic writing, and understanding academic assessment. Our Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) program offers helpful unit-specific study sessions led by students who have previously succeeded in the same unit. 

Student advisors are also located within each college and offer individual help with challenges such as navigating systems or processes and physical or mental health. Students also have access to counselling 24 hours a day.

Admission and selection

Prospective students can apply for study at any time, and many of our courses have a midyear intake. We pride ourselves on supporting both academic high achievers and those who may not have a conventional academic history, including mature-aged students, career-changers and students without an ATAR. 

The university offers a range of generous scholarships across all areas of study for both domestic and international students. Awards are based on merit and equity and reward excellence and improve access for new and continuing students. 

Study options

Our international exchange program gives students the opportunity to study part of their course at universities around the world, including partner institutions in Asia and the USA. The university actively encourages students to undertake exchange and to assist we offer a range of financial assistance options. 

Our university offers more than 100 undergraduate degrees and more than 150 postgraduate programs across a wide range of disciplines. Our programs are accredited and professionally recognised by industry and professional bodies in Australia and abroad.

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