Bachelor of Science

Course summary for current students

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Award granted Bachelor of Science
CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Duration3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
CRICOS course code076198G
Deakin course codeS320

Course sub-headings

Course overview

Deakin's Bachelor of Science allows you to start with a broad program then specialise as you progress through the course, developing your interests and career aspirations.

 

Science at Deakin is not just about laboratory work, but prepares you for a range of real-life settings in which today's science graduates work. You will gain experience through practical programs undertaken in modern teaching laboratories.

 

The course is available as a single degree course or as a combined degree course with Arts, Commerce, Engineering, Law and Teaching (Science).  Approved major sequences within the Bachelor of Science include Biology, Biological Chemistry, Chemistry,  Environmental Science, Mathematical Modelling and Zoology.  See below for which major sequences are offered at which campus.

 

As part of the course you will complete a Laboratory Safety and Fieldwork Induction Program, as well as Professional Practice/Science Skills units.  The Professional Practice stream, plus an optional Industry-Based Learning placement, will allow you to gain valuable work experience, giving you the opportunity to apply and consolidate what you are learning in your course, as well as experience workplace culture and workplace practices, explore career options and develop a professional network.

Fees and charges

Unit fees can be viewed within individual unit descriptions. You can search for a unit using the Unit Search.

 

Please be aware:

  • Fees are calculated on a per unit basis
  • Fees charged will depend on the individual units chosen
  • Fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and services

Course rules

  • A total of 24 credit points (cp) of which at least 16 must be selected from science course grouped units (which includes all core and optional core units, all units within the approved science majors)
  • 7 core science units
  • At least one 8 cp approved Science major sequence
  • Laboratory and Fieldwork Safety Induction Program-SLE010 (zero cp)
  • No more than 10 cp at level 1
  • At least 6 cp at level 3 (at least 4 must be Science course grouped)
  • Up to 8 cp of electives may be selected from units offered by any area of the University

Major sequences

Biology (B, G)

Biological Chemistry (B, G)

Chemistry (G)

Environmental Science (B)

Mathematical Modelling (B, G, X)

Zoology (G)

Course structure

Core Science Units:

 

SLE111Unit description is currently unavailable

SLE131Unit description is currently unavailable

SLE103Unit description is currently unavailable

EES101Unit description is currently unavailable

 

Physics - choose one from:

SEP122Unit description is currently unavailable

SEP101Unit description is currently unavailable

 

 

Quantitative Skills - choose one from:

SIT191Unit description is currently unavailable

SIT194Unit description is currently unavailable

HPS201Unit description is currently unavailable

SLE251Unit description is currently unavailable

 

Professional Practice unit: At least one credit point from:

SLE390Unit description is currently unavailable

SLE335Unit description is currently unavailable

SLE314Unit description is currently unavailable

SLE352Unit description is currently unavailable

STP321Unit description is currently unavailable

STP371Unit description is currently unavailable

 

Details of major sequences

Biology (B, G) - unit set code MJ-S000008

 

SLE111Unit description is currently unavailable

SLE132Unit description is currently unavailable

 

Plus 6 additional Biology course grouped units from the list below (minimum of 2 at levels 2 and 3)

 

Level 1

SLE136Unit description is currently unavailable

 

Level 2

SLE203Unit description is currently unavailable

SLE204Unit description is currently unavailable

SLE205Unit description is currently unavailable

SLE206Unit description is currently unavailable

SLE211Unit description is currently unavailable

SLE212Unit description is currently unavailable

SLE221Unit description is currently unavailable

SLE222Unit description is currently unavailable

SLE234Unit description is currently unavailable *

SLE254Unit description is currently unavailable

SLE208Unit description is currently unavailable

SLE220Unit description is currently unavailable

SLE237Unit description is currently unavailable

 

Level 3

SLE307Unit description is currently unavailable

SLE315Unit description is currently unavailable

SLE321Unit description is currently unavailable

SLE331Unit description is currently unavailable

SLE334Unit description is currently unavailable

SLE339Unit description is currently unavailable

SLE346Unit description is currently unavailable

SLE370Unit description is currently unavailable

SLE395Unit description is currently unavailable

SLE397Unit description is currently unavailable

SLE312Unit description is currently unavailable

SLE309Unit description is currently unavailable

SLE310Unit description is currently unavailable

SLE317Unit description is currently unavailable

SLE322Unit description is currently unavailable

SLE350Unit description is currently unavailable

 

* Last offering in 2012

Biological Chemistry (B, G) - unit set code MJ-SU00012

Students must complete 8 units from the following (must include a minimum of 2 credit points at level 2 and a minimum of 2 credit points at level 3):

 

SLE131Unit description is currently unavailable

SLE152Unit description is currently unavailable

SLE212Unit description is currently unavailable

SLE214Unit description is currently unavailable

SLE222Unit description is currently unavailable

SLE213Unit description is currently unavailable

SLE235Unit description is currently unavailable *

SLE311Unit description is currently unavailable

SLE312Unit description is currently unavailable

 

* SLE235 is offered in Trimester 3, 2012/13 and in alternate years (even numbered years)

 

Subject to approval by the course leader, on a case-by-case basis, one of the following units may be substituted for one of the above:

 

SLE314Unit description is currently unavailable

SLE352Unit description is currently unavailable

 

 

Please note that students may choose to complete SLE314 or SLE352 as part of the Biological Chemistry major, in addition to the Professional Practice core unit requirement of S320 Bachelor of Science.

Chemistry (G) - unit set code MJ-S000009

 

SLE131Unit description is currently unavailable

SLE152Unit description is currently unavailable

SLE213Unit description is currently unavailable

SLE214Unit description is currently unavailable

SLE229Unit description is currently unavailable

 

Plus at least 3 from the following list:

SLE212Unit description is currently unavailable

SLE316Unit description is currently unavailable

SLE318Unit description is currently unavailable

 

Either:

SLE311Unit description is currently unavailable or

SLE312Unit description is currently unavailable

Environmental Science (B) - unit set code MJ-S000011

 

SLE103Unit description is currently unavailable

SLE102Unit description is currently unavailable

SLE202Unit description is currently unavailable

SHD301Unit description is currently unavailable

 

One of:

SLE237Unit description is currently unavailable or

SLE231Unit description is currently unavailable

One of:

SLE322Unit description is currently unavailable or

SLE317Unit description is currently unavailable

 

 

Plus 2 'restricted elective' units from the following list (at least 1 unit from level 2 or 3):

 

SLE151Unit description is currently unavailable

SLE101Unit description is currently unavailable ^

SLE239Unit description is currently unavailable

SLE204Unit description is currently unavailable

SLE203Unit description is currently unavailable

SLE220Unit description is currently unavailable

SLE237Unit description is currently unavailable

SLE231Unit description is currently unavailable

SLE322Unit description is currently unavailable

SLE317Unit description is currently unavailable

SLE342Unit description is currently unavailable

 

^ recommended elective

Mathematical Modelling (B, G, X) - unit set code MJ-S000007

 

SIT192Unit description is currently unavailable

SIT194Unit description is currently unavailable

SIT281Unit description is currently unavailable

SIT292Unit description is currently unavailable

 

One of:

SIT291Unit description is currently unavailable or

SIT294Unit description is currently unavailable

 

AND

SIT396Unit description is currently unavailable

SIT392Unit description is currently unavailable

SIT399Unit description is currently unavailable

Zoology (G) - unit set code MJ-S000025

SLE111Unit description is currently unavailable

SLE132Unit description is currently unavailable

SLE204Unit description is currently unavailable

SLE254Unit description is currently unavailable

SLE205Unit description is currently unavailable

SLE315Unit description is currently unavailable

SLE370Unit description is currently unavailable

SLE397Unit description is currently unavailable

 

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