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Bachelor of Science

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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.

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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

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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

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Major sequences

Biology (B, G)

Biological Chemistry (B, G)

Chemistry (G)

Environmental Science (B)

Mathematical Modelling (B, G, X)

Zoology (G)

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Course structure

Core Science Units:

 

SLE111 Unit description is currently unavailable   

SLE131 Unit description is currently unavailable   

SLE103 Unit description is currently unavailable   

EES101 Unit description is currently unavailable   

 

Physics - choose one from:

SEP122 Unit description is currently unavailable   

SEP101 Unit description is currently unavailable   

 

 

Quantitative Skills - choose one from:

SIT191 Unit description is currently unavailable   

SIT194 Unit description is currently unavailable   

HPS201 Unit description is currently unavailable   

SLE251 Unit description is currently unavailable   

 

Professional Practice unit: At least one credit point from:

SLE390 Unit description is currently unavailable   

SLE335 Unit description is currently unavailable   

SLE314 Unit description is currently unavailable   

SLE352 Unit description is currently unavailable   

STP321 Unit description is currently unavailable   

STP371 Unit description is currently unavailable   

 

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Details of major sequences

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

 

SLE111 Unit description is currently unavailable   

SLE132 Unit 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

SLE136 Unit description is currently unavailable   

 

Level 2

SLE203 Unit description is currently unavailable   

SLE204 Unit description is currently unavailable   

SLE205 Unit description is currently unavailable   

SLE206 Unit description is currently unavailable   

SLE211 Unit description is currently unavailable   

SLE212 Unit description is currently unavailable   

SLE221 Unit description is currently unavailable   

SLE222 Unit description is currently unavailable   

SLE234 Unit description is currently unavailable   *

SLE254 Unit description is currently unavailable   

SLE208 Unit description is currently unavailable   

SLE220 Unit description is currently unavailable   

SLE237 Unit description is currently unavailable   

 

Level 3

SLE307 Unit description is currently unavailable   

SLE315 Unit description is currently unavailable   

SLE321 Unit description is currently unavailable   

SLE331 Unit description is currently unavailable   

SLE334 Unit description is currently unavailable   

SLE339 Unit description is currently unavailable   

SLE346 Unit description is currently unavailable   

SLE370 Unit description is currently unavailable   

SLE395 Unit description is currently unavailable   

SLE397 Unit description is currently unavailable   

SLE312 Unit description is currently unavailable   

SLE309 Unit description is currently unavailable   

SLE310 Unit description is currently unavailable   

SLE317 Unit description is currently unavailable   

SLE322 Unit description is currently unavailable   

SLE350 Unit 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):

 

SLE131 Unit description is currently unavailable   

SLE152 Unit description is currently unavailable   

SLE212 Unit description is currently unavailable   

SLE214 Unit description is currently unavailable   

SLE222 Unit description is currently unavailable   

SLE213 Unit description is currently unavailable   

SLE235 Unit description is currently unavailable   *

SLE311 Unit description is currently unavailable   

SLE312 Unit 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:

 

SLE314 Unit description is currently unavailable   

SLE352 Unit 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

 

SLE131 Unit description is currently unavailable   

SLE152 Unit description is currently unavailable   

SLE213 Unit description is currently unavailable   

SLE214 Unit description is currently unavailable   

SLE229 Unit description is currently unavailable   

 

Plus at least 3 from the following list:

SLE212 Unit description is currently unavailable   

SLE316 Unit description is currently unavailable   

SLE318 Unit description is currently unavailable   

 

Either:

SLE311 Unit description is currently unavailable   or

SLE312 Unit description is currently unavailable   

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

 

SLE103 Unit description is currently unavailable   

SLE102 Unit description is currently unavailable   

SLE202 Unit description is currently unavailable   

SHD301 Unit description is currently unavailable   

 

One of:

SLE237 Unit description is currently unavailable   or

SLE231 Unit description is currently unavailable   

One of:

SLE322 Unit description is currently unavailable   or

SLE317 Unit description is currently unavailable   

 

 

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

 

SLE151 Unit description is currently unavailable   

SLE101 Unit description is currently unavailable   ^

SLE239 Unit description is currently unavailable   

SLE204 Unit description is currently unavailable   

SLE203 Unit description is currently unavailable   

SLE220 Unit description is currently unavailable   

SLE237 Unit description is currently unavailable   

SLE231 Unit description is currently unavailable   

SLE322 Unit description is currently unavailable   

SLE317 Unit description is currently unavailable   

SLE342 Unit description is currently unavailable   

 

^ recommended elective

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

 

SIT192 Unit description is currently unavailable   

SIT194 Unit description is currently unavailable   

SIT281 Unit description is currently unavailable   

SIT292 Unit description is currently unavailable   

 

One of:

SIT291 Unit description is currently unavailable   or

SIT294 Unit description is currently unavailable   

 

AND

SIT396 Unit description is currently unavailable   

SIT392 Unit description is currently unavailable   

SIT399 Unit description is currently unavailable   

Zoology (G) - unit set code MJ-S000025

SLE111 Unit description is currently unavailable   

SLE132 Unit description is currently unavailable   

SLE204 Unit description is currently unavailable   

SLE254 Unit description is currently unavailable   

SLE205 Unit description is currently unavailable   

SLE315 Unit description is currently unavailable   

SLE370 Unit description is currently unavailable   

SLE397 Unit description is currently unavailable   

 

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