Bachelor of Science
Course summary for international students
|Year||2016 course information|
|Award granted||Bachelor of Science|
|Campus||Offered at Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Warrnambool|
|Length||3 years full-time or part-time equivalent|
|Next available intake|
March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2)
|Fee paying annual fee - commencing 2016||$31,000 AUD|
|CRICOS course code||083996G|
Overall IELTS score of 6.0 with no band less than 6.0 (or equivalent). More information is available at www.ielts.org
|Deakin course code||S320|
|VTAC Codes||1400314403 - Waurn Ponds (Geelong), International full-fee paying place|
1400514403 - Burwood (Melbourne), International full-fee paying place
1400714403 - Warrnambool, International full-fee paying place
- Course overview
- Fees and charges
- Career opportunities
- Course rules
- Major sequences
- Course structure
- Entry requirements - general
- Credit for prior learning - general
- How to apply
Deakin's Bachelor of Science allows you to start with a broad science education 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, Information Systems, Law and Teaching (Science). Approved major sequences within the Bachelor of Science include Animal Biology, Cell Biology, Chemistry, Chemistry and Materials Science, Environmental Science, Fisheries and Aquaculture, Freshwater Biology, Human Biology, Mathematical Modelling, Natural History and Plant Biology. Please refer below for information on the campus of offer for major sequences.
As part of the course you will complete a Laboratory Safety and Fieldwork Induction Program. You will also be required to complete a Community Science Project, plus you will have an opportunity to undertake an optional Industry-Based Learning placement, which will provide you with 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.
Units in the course may include assessment hurdle requirements.
Fees and charges
Equivalent Full Time Student Load (EFTSL)
EFTSL is the standard annual full time load. Eight credit points is considered a standard full time load for one year. Each unit you study has an EFTSL value. You can add these together to calculate your study load each year. Depending on enrolment, you may be enrolled in more than or less than the one EFTSL each year.
Fee paying place - International (IFP)
A fee paying place is one for which the University does not receive any Government funding. As such, students enrolled in these places are required to contribute the full cost of their course.
Fees for international students apply to persons living in Australia with Temporary Resident status, provided that there is no limitation on study and persons living abroad who are not Australian citizens and do not have Permanent Resident status in Australia.
The actual course fees charged by Deakin University, is based on the course and the study load (EFTSL) being undertaken. The study load (EFSTL) value of each unit offered in 2016 can be viewed from the Unit Search.
The fees per course/unit/credit point may be otherwise subject to an annual increase due to rises in the cost of course delivery and service.
This indicative and annual course fees provided are a guide only. No representation is made that the information provided is current or accurate. Deakin assumes no responsibility for persons relying on indicative course fees to calculate the total future cost of their course. Applicants can email email@example.com au for more information about 2016 fees.
Graduates of this course may find career opportunities in government institutions, in roles such as quality assurance, occupational health and safety, research, planning, management or marketing; science related industries, working in pharmaceutical production or pharmaceutical sales; biomedical science areas such as research or hospital and laboratory science; quality assurance in analytical and diagnostic laboratories; the food industry in quality control; environment and natural resources, fisheries resource management, aquaculture management, teaching, information technology, mathematics or science journalism to name a few.
The course comprises a total of 24 credit points, which must include the following:
- at least 16 credit points from science course grouped units
- 8 core science units
- At least one 6 credit point approved Science major sequence
- Completion of SLE010 Laboratory and Fieldwork Safety Induction Program (0 credit-point compulsory unit)
- Completion of STP010 Introduction to Work Placements (0 credit point unit)
- Level 1 – up to 10 credit points
- Level 3 - at least 6 credit points (at least 4 must be Science course grouped)
Refer to the details of each major sequence for availability.
Students must complete at least one major from the following areas:
Chemistry and Materials Science
Fisheries and Aquaculture*
* Warrnambool campus: The major sequences in Fisheries and Aquaculture and Freshwater Biology are only available at the Warrnambool Campus. Warrnambool students may also complete the Mathematical Modelling major which is offered cloud (online). Students who wish to complete the freshwater biology or fisheries and aquaculture major may commence their study at Melbourne Burwood Campus or Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus and then relocate to the Warrnambool Campus to complete the requirements of these majors.
Core Science Units:
|SLE111||Cells and Genes|
|SLE103||Ecology and the Environment|
|SIT191||Introduction to Statistics and Data Analysis|
|SEP122||Physics for the Life Sciences|
|SLE209||History and Philosophy of Science|
|SLE352||Community Science Project #|
|SLE010||Laboratory and Fieldwork Safety Induction Program *|
|STP010||Introduction to Work Placements *|
* SLE010 and STP010 are compulsory 0-credit point units
Chemistry - choose one from:
|SLE133||Chemistry in Our World ^|
|SLE155||Chemistry for the Professional Sciences ^|
^Note: Students who have not completed Year 12 Chemistry or equivalent may choose to do SLE133 Chemistry in Our World in Trimester 1. Students who have completed Year 12 Chemistry or equivalent may choose to do SLE155 Chemistry for the Professional Sciences in Trimester 2.
# Must have successfully completed STP010 Introduction to Work Placements (0 credit point unit)
Entry requirements - general
General admission requirements for entry into undergraduate courses for international students at Deakin are summarised in the undergraduate admission requirements table (194kb).
Some courses may have additional entry requirements.
Students must also meet the undergraduate English language requirements.
Credit for prior learning - general
If you have completed previous studies which you believe may reduce the number of units you have to complete at Deakin, indicate in the appropriate section on your application that you wish to be considered for credit for prior learning. You will need to provide a certified copy of your previous course details so your credit can be determined. If you are eligible, your offer letter will then contain information about your credit for prior learning.
Your credit for prior learning is formally approved prior to your enrolment at Deakin during the Enrolment and Orientation Program. You must bring original documents relating to your previous study so that this approval can occur.
You can also refer to the Credit for Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.
How to apply
- Applicant Portal: Use our online application system to submit and track your application now OR
- Apply through a Deakin International office: Fill out an application form and submit it to a Deakin International office OR
- Apply through a Deakin representative: Take your application form to your preferred agent for assistance.
Tracking your application
If you have already applied and wish to enquire about your application please refer to the relevant area through which you originally applied.
- If you applied through a Deakin representative please contact your representative.
- If you applied through a Deakin International office please contact firstname.lastname@example.org