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Bachelor of Science
Melbourne Burwood Campus (B) Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus (G)
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. Deakin's Bachelor of Science also offers you the opportunity to undertake Industry-based Learning (IBL), which can be credited towards your degree.
Deakin's Bachelor of Science program must include at least one major sequence and professional practice units. It can be taken as a single degree course or as a combined course with Arts, Commerce, Engineering, Law and Teaching (Science).
Major sequences can be taken in:
As a Deakin Science student you will learn in a modern teaching environment and gain hands-on experience by participating in laboratory, field and project work. You will have access to first-class infrastructure and facilities.
Deakin's Bachelor of Science has a flexible course structure giving you the opportunity to pursue at least one science major sequence in an area of interest with the possibility of a second major stream. This flexibility provides you with transferable skills for greater employment opportunities in the diverse field of science.
As a graduate of Deakin's Bachelor of Science you may find work in government institutions in roles such as occupational health and safety, research, planning, management or marketing; in science related industries, working in pharmaceutical production or pharmaceutical sales; in biomedical science areas such as research or hospital and laboratory science; in quality assurance in analytical and diagnostic laboratories; in the food industry in quality control; in environment and natural resources, in science journalism or in teaching science and mathematics to name a few.
At Deakin you’ll find opportunities to help prepare you for a global future.
In 2013, the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment is introducing a new program to help high achieving students add an international experience to their studies. The Global Science and Technology Program aims to recognise, reward and support high achieving students who would like to conduct part of their studies overseas (via an exchange or study abroad program). Successful applicants will be offered a scholarship of $3,000 to assist with the travel costs. As part of the program, they will be required to participate in the Deakin Global Citizenship program. To find out more, visit the Global Science and Technology Program page.
Deakin's Study Abroad and Exchange Office also offers various programs including exchange, study abroad, short-term study programs, study tours and international volunteering opportunities, enabling students to study overseas for a few weeks, a trimester, or a year as part of their degree.
The Advisory Board includes science and technology industry leaders who help inform and update the curriculum to ensure the course remains relevant and continues to produce highly sought after graduates.
The School of Life and Environmental Sciences is a member of the Tropical Biology Association (TBA). This nongovernmental, non-profit organisation works in partnership with environmental institutions in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Madagascar and Malaysia.
The TBA provides practical training for conservation biologists and practitioners with the potential to have a significant impact on biodiversity management and research. Students benefit from this membership by receiving priority access to places on TBA field courses at reduced rates.
Further information is available at www.tropical-biology.org
For complete information on course structures and prerequisites refer to the Deakin course search website
Contact us at the School of Life and Environmental Sciences