Bachelor of Science

includes:

Bachelor of Science

Awards

The course includes the following awards:

Bachelor of Science BSc

Availability

Bachelor of Science (5420SC)

On Campus - Wagga Wagga
Online - Wagga Wagga

Availability is subject to change, please verify prior to enrolment.

Normal Course Duration

Bachelor of Science

Full-time: 3.0 years (or part-time equivalent)

Course duration is the effective time taken to complete a course when studied full-time (full-time equivalent duration). Students are advised to consult the Enrolment Pattern to determine length of study. Not all courses are offered in full-time mode.

Admission Criteria

CSU Admission Policy

A completed High School Certificate with an ATAR of 65 (including adjustment factors) or equivalent.
OR
Successful completion of two university level subjects (AQF level Associate Degree or higher) demonstrating a reasonable prospect of success through the Grade Point Average (GPA) gained in these studies.
OR
A completed AQF Certificate III or higher level qualification.
OR
50% completion of an AQF Diploma level qualification.
OR
A completed Tertiary Preparation Course from an Australian University or an accredited provider demonstrating a reasonable prospect of success through the Grade Point Average (GPA) gained in these studies.
AND
STANDARD English Language Proficiency requirements. Refer to http://futurestudents.csu.edu.au/apply/english-language for the specific requirements.

Credit

CSU Credit Policy

Credits assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Graduation Requirement

To graduate students must satisfactorily complete 192 points.

Course Structure

The course comprises a set of core subjects, a major, a minor, and a number of electives:

  • The core subjects are common to all combinations of majors and minors. There are four core subjects (STA201 STA308 SCI101 and SCI201) and two additional breadth subjects to be chosen outside the major and minor disciplines from BIO100, CHM108, MTH105, GEO164, PSC102, PHY107 and MCR101. These subjects will broaden the basic scientific knowledge of graduates and therefore cannot align with the disciplines studied in their major or minor. They can however be a component of a second minor.
  • The major must contain a minimum of 64 points (the equivalent of eight standard subjects) with at least 48 points at Level 2 or higher and at least 24 points at Level 3 or higher.
  • Note: The Analytical Chemistry major requires 96 points (including 16 points in Mathematics, i.e., MTH101 and MTH102).
  • The minor must contain a minimum of 32 points (the equivalent of four standard subjects) with at least 16 points at Level 2 or higher.
  • The major and minor areas of studies must align with the majors and minors described in this document. Students can only replace a subject suggested in a major or minor described in this document upon approval by the Courses Director, Program Leader or designated course administrator in order to retain the integrity of the disciplines.
  • Electives - at least 50% of the electives must be completed at Level 2 or above. An elective is any subject offered by the University (subject to any pre-requisite or enrolment restrictions being met). Electives may be chosen from several disciplines, used to complete a second minor or a double major.

Majors
The majors offered at CSU include Analytical Chemistry, Conservation Biology, Mathematics, Microbiology and Immunology, Physics, Plant Science and Spatial Science.

For the chemistry and maths majors students who have not completed prior calculus-based Maths studies (High School or Uni), should first complete MTH105 as an elective prior to completing MTH101.

Minors
The minors offered at CSU include Biology, Chemistry, Immunology, Information Technology, Mathematics, Microbiology, Physics, Spatial Science and Statistics.

For the maths minor, students who have not completed prior calculus-based Maths studies (High School or Uni), should first complete MTH105 as an elective prior to completing MTH101.

Analytical Chemistry Major (this Major is accredited by the Royal Australian Chemical Institute)
MTH101 Computer Aided Mathematics 1 with Applications
MTH102 Computer Aided Mathematics 2 with Applications
CHM104 Chemistry 1A
CHM107 Chemistry 1B
CHM213 Analytical Chemistry
CHM214 Physical Chemistry
CHM215 Inorganic Chemistry
CHM216 Organic Chemistry
CHM321 Laboratory Management Issues
CHM323 Instrumental Analysis 1
CHM324 Instrumental Analysis 2
CHM335 Analytical Chemistry Industry Experience

Conservation Biology Major
BIO100 Concepts of Biology
BIO112 Principles of Ecology
BIO203 Animal Diversity
HRT202 Plant Taxonomy and Systematics
BIO262 Vegetation Ecology
BIO416 Conservation Biology
BIO323 River and Floodplain Ecology
BIO328 Restoration Ecology

Mathematics Major
MTH101 Computer Aided Mathematics 1
MTH102 Computer Aided Mathematics 2
MTH218 Multivariable Calculus
MTH219 Linear Algebra
MTH220 Ordinary Differential Equations
MTH328 Complex Analysis
MTH307 Mathematical Modelling
MTH418 Topics in Calculus

Suggested electives
MTH203 Numerical Methods
MTH309 Principles of Operations Research

Microbiology and Immunology Major
MCR101 Introduction to Microbiology
BMS240 Human Molecular Genetics
BMS241 Molecular Cell Biology
BMS215 Microbial Biotechnology
BMS308 Immunology
BMS315 Medical Microbiology
BMS338 Clinical Bacteriology
BMS344 Molecular Immunology

Physics Major
PHY101 Mechanics and Thermal Physics
PHY102 Electricity and Waves
PHY215 Scientific Instrumentation (Electronics)
PHY216 Modern Physics
PHY299 Introduction to Astronomy
PHY301 Astrophysics
PHY302 Quantum Mechanics
PHY304 Relativity and Cosmology

Plant Science Major
CHM108 Chemistry Fundamentals
PSC102 Botany
MCR101 Introduction to Microbiology
AGS203 Agricultural Biotechnology
PSC215 Plant Physiology
HRT202 Plant Taxonomy and Systematics
HRT301 Plant Propagation
PSC371 Plant Pathology
AGR501 Special Topics 1

Suggested electives
PSC104 Soil Science
BIO262 Vegetation Ecology

Spatial Science Major
SPA215 Principles of GIS
SPA217 Remote Sensing of the Environment
SPA308 GIS Applications
SPA442 Remote Sensing 2
SPA412 Integrated Remote Sensing and GIS
SPA414 Critical Review of GIS and Geocomputation
SPA313 Advanced GIS Applications and Modelling
SPA512 Cartography and Data Visualisation

Biology Minor
BIO100 Concepts of Biology
BIO112 Principles of Ecology
BIO203 Animal Diversity
HRT202 Plant Taxonomy and Systematics

Chemistry Minor
CHM104 Chemistry 1A
CHM107 Chemistry 1B
CHM213 Analytical Chemistry
CHM215 Inorganic Chemistry OR CHM216 Organic Chemistry

Immunology Minor
BMS240 Human Molecular Genetics
BMS241 Molecular Cell Biology
BMS308 Immunology
BMS344 Molecular Immunology

Information Technology Minor
ITC106 Programming Principles
ITC161 Computer Systems
ITC211 Systems Analysis
ITC212 Internet Technologies

Mathematics Minor
MTH101 Computer Aided Mathematics 1
MTH102 Computer Aided Mathematics 2
MTH218 Multivariable Calculus
MTH219 Linear Algebra

Microbiology Minor
MCR101 Introductory Microbiology
BMS215 Microbial Biotechnology
BMS338 Clinical Bacteriology
BMS315 Medical Microbiology

Physics Minor
PHY101 Mechanical and Thermal Physics
PHY102 Electricity and Waves
PHY215 Scientific Instrumentation (Electronics) OR PHY299 Introduction to Astronomy
PHY216 Modern Physics

Spatial Science Minor
SPA215 Principles of GIS
SPA217 Remote Sensing of the Environment
SPA308 GIS Applications
SPA442 Remote Sensing 2

Statistics Minor
STA201 Scientific Statistics
STA308 Experimental Design and Analysis
STA448 Multivariate Statistical Analysis
STA427 Advanced Statistical Modelling

Enrolment Pattern

Due to the flexibility of the course requirements (i.e., major/minor/breadth core combinations), there is no single enrolment pattern. Enrolment patterns should be requested from the Courses Director, Program Leader or designated course administrator.

Workplace Learning

Please note that the following subjects may contain a Workplace Learning component. Further details for Workplace Learning requirements are located via the subject page

CHM335 Analytical Chemistry Industry Experience

Residential School

Please note that the following subjects may contain a Residential School component. Further details of Residential School requirements are located via the subject page

BIO100 Concepts of Biology
BIO203 Animal Diversity
BIO262 Vegetation Ecology
BIO323 River and Floodplain Ecology
BMS215 Microbial Biotechnology
BMS241 Molecular Cell Biology
BMS308 Immunology
BMS315 Medical Microbiology
BMS338 Clinical Bacteriology
CHM104 Chemistry 1A
CHM107 Chemistry 1B
CHM108 Chemical Fundamentals
CHM213 Analytical Chemistry
CHM214 Physical Chemistry
CHM215 Inorganic Chemistry
CHM216 Organic Chemistry
CHM321 Laboratory Management Issues
CHM323 Instrumental Analysis 1
CHM324 Instrumental Analysis 2
HRT202 Plant Taxonomy and Systematics
HRT301 Plant Propagation
MCR101 Introduction to Microbiology
PHY101 Mechanics and Thermal Physics
PHY102 Electricity and Waves
PHY215 Scientific Instrumentation (Electronics)
PHY216 Modern Physics
PHY299 Introduction to Astronomy
PSC102 Botany
PSC104 Soil Science
PSC215 Plant Physiology
PSC371 Plant Pathology

Enrolled students can find further information about CSU Residential Schools via at About Residential School

Professional Accreditation

Chemistry major graduates are qualified for membership of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute.

Contact

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The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: September 2019. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.

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