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Bachelor of Science

Course summary for international students

Award granted Bachelor of Science
CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Cloud (online)No
Length3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Next available intake

March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2)

Indicative annual fee 2014$26,560* AUD
LevelUndergraduate
CRICOS course code076198G
IELTS Requirement

Overall IELTS score of 6.0 with no band less than 6.0 (or equivalent). More information is available at www.ielts.org

VTAC Codes1400314403 - Waurn Ponds (Geelong), International full-fee paying place
1400514403 - Burwood (Melbourne), International full-fee paying place
Deakin course code S320
Faculty contacts

Deakin International
Tel +61 3 9627 4877
Online enquiry

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 information on the campus of offer for major sequences.

 

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.

 

Units in the course may include assessment hurdle requirements.

Fees and charges

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.

Equivalent Full Time Student Load (EFTSL)
EFTSL is the standard annual full time load. Eight credit points is the standard full time load for one year of study.

* The 'indicative annual course fee' cited has been provided as a guide only. It has been calculated on the basis of a typical enrolment of a student undertaking the course in 2014, and reflects the cost involved in undertaking a full-time quota of units within the specified discipline.
The actual fees charged by Deakin University will depend upon the discipline from which each individual unit is chosen, and may vary from the indicative course fee cited, particularly if units are chosen from a number of disciplines. The cost of each unit offered in 2014 can be viewed from the Unit Search.


Please note that the fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and service.


Deakin assumes no responsibility for persons relying on 'indicative course fees' to calculate the total future cost of their course.

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Career opportunities

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, teaching, information technology, mathematics or science journalism to name a few.

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Course rules

The course comprises a total of 24 credit points, which must include the following:

  • at least 16 credit points 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 credit point approved Science major sequence
  • Completion of SLE010 Laboratory and Fieldwork Safety Induction Program (0 credit-point compulsory unit)
  • Level 1 – up to 10 credit points
  • Level 3 - at least 6 credit points (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

Refer to the details of each major sequence for availability.

 

 

Biology

Biological Chemistry

Chemistry

Environmental Science

Mathematical Modelling

Zoology

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Course structure

Core Science Units:

SLE111 Cells and Genes  

SLE103 Ecology and the Environment  

EES101 Communicating Science  

 

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.

 

Physics - choose one from:

SEP122 Physics for the Life Sciences  

SEP101 Engineering Physics  

 

Quantitative Skills - choose one from:

SIT191 Introduction to Statistics  

SIT194 Introduction to Mathematical Modelling  

HPS201 Research Methods in Psychology A  

SLE251 Research Methods and Data Analysis  

 

Professional Practice unit: At least one credit point from:

SLE390 Professional Practice in Bioscience  #

SLE314 Research Project  

SLE352 Community Science Project  

STP321 Industry Based Learning - Science  

 

# Must have successfully completed STP010 Introduction to Work Placements (0 credit point unit)

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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.

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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.

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How to apply

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 deakin-int-admissions@deakin.edu.au
 

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