To qualify for the award of Bachelor of Science (Professional), students must complete 375 credit points comprising of:
- 8 Core Science units (100 credit points)
- 8 units of study (100 credit points) from one of the following Science majors: Applied Mathematics, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Physics
- 4 units of study from the Professional Placement Co-Major (100 credit points); and
- 6 units of study comprising an Advanced Minor, Minor or electives (75 credit points)
Note: If you wish to 'fast-track', two units of study may be taken in an alternative semester (Summer or Winter), or online, subject to unit availability.
Students can complete no more than 150 credit points (normally 12 units) at Introductory Level (i.e. Stage 1).
A unit of study can only be counted once. Where units are shared between majors and/or minors, students must choose an approved alternative unit.
Academic Progress – Special Requirements
In addition to the standard academic progress rules, this course has the following additional academic progress rules which are established in accordance with Academic Courses Regulation 62(2):
1. A student is classified as 'at risk' of unsatisfactory progress if they:
a. fail any unit of study
b. behave in a manner which breaches the Swinburne Student Charter whilst on a professional placement
c. are unsuccessful in securing a Professional Placement after four interview/selection process attempts.
2. A student is classified as 'unsatisfactory progress' if they:
a. fail any unit of study in the next Progress Review period after being classified as being 'at risk'
b. fail a Professional Placement or Work Experience in Industry unit
c. have their professional placement terminated early by an industry partner. In the case of early termination of an industry placement by an industry partner, the student will be deemed as having 'unsatisfactory progress' and a progress review hearing may be convened within 2 weeks of the cessation of the placement
d. are unsuccessful in securing a Professional Placement after six interview/selection process attempts, or after completing all but the final 50 credit points of their course, whichever occurs first. Students in this situation may be invited to transfer to an alternative undergraduate course.
Students who are identified as having unsatisfactory progress will be subject to the show cause provisions in the Progress Review section of the Academic Progress Policy.
Maximum Academic Credit
The maximum level of credit that can be granted for the Bachelor of Science (Professional) is 200 credit points (normally 16 units)