Bachelor of Science (Professional)

Blended learning – on-campus and digital learning

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Course rules

To qualify for the award of Bachelor of Science (Professional) students must complete 375 credit points comprising:

  • Eight [8] Science core units of study (100 credit points)
  • Eight [8] units of study of a Science discipline major in one of the following: 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 other studies comprising an Advanced Minor, Minor and/or electives (75 credit points

Note: Two units of study will need to be taken in an alternative semester (summer or winter), online or through overload in order to complete in the standard 3.5 years.

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.

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):

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 two months before Week 1 of their final year of study.

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 two months before Week 1 of their final semester of study

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.

Volume of Learning
The Bachelor of Science (Professional) consists of a total of 375 credit points. Units normally carry 12.5 credit points. A standard annual full-time load comprises eight (8) units (100 credit points), and a part-time load comprises four (4) units (50 credit points). The volume of learning of the Bachelor of Science (Professional) is typically 4 years.


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)