The Bachelor of Science provides students with a broad science overview with the ability to specialise in a field of their choice through a range of science majors. The course aims to equip students with the skills, knowledge and key theoretical insights required to work in a range of professional scientific environments. A distinctive feature of the course is the practical application of knowledge through project based units of study.
Drawing on the expertise of leading teachers, researchers and a variety of industry experts, the course allows students to tailor their degree and develop a unique range of interdisciplinary skills. Offering a flexible range of unit combinations, the course allows students to select a professionally focused program of study. The topics covered seek to blend a range of key scientific skills and knowledge required by current and projected industry needs. Swinburne also offers an honours (fourth) year for this degree.
Selected major: Biochemistry
Study the molecules of life and the fundamental nature of matter in terms of molecules, reactions and properties. Examine how biochemical knowledge can be applied to a range of industries and medical investigations, focusing on skills such as culturing microorganisms and investigating complex molecules such as enzymes and DNA.
Students who select Biochemistry as a major may not select Biotechnology as a second major.
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- Semester 1 - 2 March 2020
- Semester 2 - 3 August 2020
- 3400234371 (CSP)
- 3400234373 (IFP)
Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology
World-ranked for science
SWINBURNE RANKED IN THE WORLD'S TOP 200
Swinburne has been ranked in the top 200 institutions in the world for science by the 2016 Academic Ranking of World Universities by Broad Subject Fields. This is the first time Swinburne has featured in this subject ranking.
This ranking positions Swinburne in the top 10 universities in Australia, and the top three universities in Victoria.
During my course I have especially enjoyed my lecturers. They've been engaging and knowledgeable. I've also loved partaking in the many club activities on offer at Swinburne - particularly those from the Physics club.
Bachelor of Science
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