Bachelor of Science

with a major in Environmental Science – Blended learning – on-campus and digital learning

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Course rules

To qualify for the award of Bachelor of Science students must complete 300 credit points comprising:

  • Eight [8] Science Core units of study (100 credit points)
  • Eight [8] Science units of study (100 credit points) from one of the following Majors: Applied Mathematics, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Physics
  • Eight [8] units of other studies (100 credit points) comprising of a second major, co-major, minor/s, advanced minor/s or electives

Students also have an opportunity to undertake a WIL Professional Placement. Students may not complete more than 150 credit points (normally 12 units) at Introductory Level. A unit of study can only be counted once, where units are shared between majors and/or minors, students must choose an approved alternate.

Professional Placements

Professional Placements are subject to a competitive selection process. International students may be eligible for a Professional Placement where a relevant Professional degree exists. International students who successfully gain a placement through the selection process will be required to change courses to the relevant Professional degree, in order to complete a placement and should consider any visa and extended study duration implications prior to applying.

Students who undertake a 12-month professional placement are subject to the following course rules and must complete 375 credit points comprising:

  • Eight [8] Science Core units of study (100 credit points);
  • Eight [8] Science units of study from one of the following Majors: Applied Mathematics, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Physics (100 credit points);
  • Four [4] units of study from the Professional Placement Co-Major (100 credit points); and
  • Six [6] units of study comprising an Advanced Minor, Minor or electives (75 credit points)

Students who elect to undertake a 6-month professional placement are subject to the following course rules and must complete 337.5 credit points comprising:

  • Eight [8] Science Core units of study (100 credit points);
  • Eight [8] Science units of study from one of the following Majors: Applied Mathematics, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Physics (100 credit points);
  • Two [2] units of study from the Professional Placement Minor (50 credit points); and
  • Seven [7] units of study comprising an Advanced Minor, Minor or electives (87.5 credit points).

Volume of Learning
The Bachelor of Science consists of a total of 300 credit points. Units normally carry 12.5 credit points. A standard annual full-time load comprises 100 credit points, and a part-time load comprises 50 credit points. The volume of learning of the Bachelor of Science is typically 3 years. For students who complete a Professional Placement the Bachelor of Science consists of 337.5-375 credit points. Units normally carry 12.5 credit points with placement units carrying 25 credit points. A standard annual full-time student load comprises 100 credit points, and a standard part-time load comprises 50 credit points. The volume of learning of the Bachelor of Science with a 6-month placement is typically 3.5 years. The volume of learning of the Bachelor of Science with a 12-month placement is typically 4 years.


Maximum Academic Credit
The maximum level of credit that can be granted for the Bachelor of Science is 200 credit points (normally 16 units)