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Bachelor of Science

2018

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Overview
Location
Satac Codes
Casuarina Campus
104551
External Studies
104551
Course Duration
Full-time
3 year/s
Part-time
6 year/s
Availability for Admission
Domestic
Semester 1
Semester 2
Summer Semester
International
Semester 1
Semester 2
CDU Reference
CRICOS codes
096354B
CDU Course Code

WSCI01

Award
Bachelor of Science
Faculty/College
College of Engineering, IT and Environment
Sector
HE
Area of study
Science and The Environment
Agriculture and Animal Studies

Do you have a curious mind and question everything? Perhaps a career in science is your calling.

Your study options are flexible and diverse with a focus on professional experience in various sciences including biologist, ecologist, spatial scientist, biomedical scientist, chemist, or in other science fields.

You will combine academic studies with practical learning in distinctive environments and communities of northern Australia and the region, and their associated challenges in environmental management and public health, including Indigenous health.

You will strengthen your problem solving, logical and critical thinking skills, apply an understanding of scientific and technological factors, and consider issues from various cultural, economic and other societal perspectives throughout your studies helping you to approach tasks informed and confident.

You will be able to demonstrate and apply an understanding of their chosen areas of science, including concepts, theories and principles to practise in real situations.

Admission requirements

Admission requirements are met by one of the following:

  • Successful completion of the Northern Territory Certificate of Education and Training (or equivalent) and the awarding of an Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) of at least 60*.
  • Successful completion of a national qualification at Certificate IV level or higher.
  • Successful completion of at least 0.5 year of full-time study (or equivalent) of a higher education degree/diploma.
  • Overseas secondary or tertiary qualifications considered equivalent to the above Australian qualifications.
  • Attainment of a STAT Multiple Choice score of 135 (or a score of 145 if prior to May 2010).
  • Successful completion of the Tertiary Enabling Program, the ACIKE Preparation for Tertiary Success courses, or other recognised tertiary preparation course.
  • Submission of an acceptable personal competencies statement and/or employment experience.

* After any applicable adjustment factors have been applied.

Domestic applications

Course fees

Commonwealth supported places

Commonwealth Supported places are available in this course to students who meet one of the following residency requirements: (a) Australian Citizenship; (b) a New Zealand citizen or a permanent resident visa holder who will be resident within Australia for the duration of the unit. 
Information about fees and charges can be found at Fees and Payments, Student Contribution and 2018 HE Units and Fees.
 

International full fees

International course fees are provided on the International Office Fee Schedule: www.cdu.edu.au/international/future-students/courses.

International applications

English Language Requirements for International Students

For detail on English Language Entry Requirements please read the entry requirements provided for International students.

Study Link

All International applicants must apply through Study Link unless currently studying year 12 in Australia. Only International applicants currently studying year 12 in Australia should apply via SATAC.

Career opportunities

A wide range of career opportunities may be available in the industry, government, private companies, non-government organisations (NGO) and the community sector as a biologist, ecologist, spatial scientist, biomedical scientist, chemist, consultant, laboratory assistant, project manager or advisor.

  • For further information on credit transfer and how to apply visit ASK CDU

    For information about credit transfer available to students with complete or incomplete study at this or other Institutions refer to Pathways for Higher Education to Higher Education

    For further information on credit transfer and how to apply visit ASK CDU

  • This course is accredited by the University in accordance with the Higher Education Standards.

  • This course may be deferred up to 1 year.

  • Australian qualification framework

    This course is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 7.

    Campus notes

    This course is available online through distance education with some on-campus attendance requirements.

    The Biomedical Science specialisation is only available in internal mode due to lab requirements. External students undertaking the Biomedical Science specialisation will be required to attend on-campus intensive teaching blocks depending on the units studied.

Contact details

For further information about the course, enrolment procedures, closing dates and other administrative issues please contact Student Central on:

Email: student.central@cdu.edu.au Phone: (08) 8946 7766 or 1800 061 963 (free call)

Course structure

This course consists of common units, science specialist elective and elective units as described in the course outline. Students may complete a General Science course or specialisations selected from disciplines such as in Biomedical Science, Ecology, and Geographical Information Science. These courses are structured to ensure fundamental science foundations are then supported by advanced units appropriate to the discipline area. Professional practice experiences are a feature of the course. Please note that external students are required to attend on-campus intensive teaching blocks depending on the units studied.

A candidate must successfully complete units totalling 240 credit points (cp) as detailed below. All units are valued at 10 credit points unless indicated.

Unit type Credit Points Specific requirements
Common Units
(2 units)
20cp Common units totalling 20 credit points as detailed below.

CUC107 Cultural Intelligence and Capability (compulsory)

PLUS EITHER:

CUC100 Academic Literacies Through Exploring Sustainability OR
CUC106 Design and Innovation: Communicating Technology

Select Common Units to find out more about individual units and advanced standing options.

Core Unit
(1 units)
10cp Compulsory Core unit totalling 10 credit points as detailed below.

SBI209 Design and Analysis of Biological Studies
 

Specialist Electives
(14 units minimum)
At least 140cp Specialist Elective units totalling at least 140 credit points as detailed below.

Students need to ensure they choose sufficient 300 level specialist and elective units to total at least 60 credit points for the course.

BIOMEDICAL SCIENCE (140 credit points) this major is available in internal mode only

Either SCH101 Chemical Concepts OR SCH104 Introductory Chemistry
PLUS
SPH141 Concepts of Physics OR SMA101 Mathematics 1A
PLUS
PHI310 Philosophy of Science (available from 2020) OR PHI230 Rationality and Decision Theory OR IND173 Contested Knowledges (recoded from CIK200 2018)

PLUS
4 units (40cp) from Group A PLUS
3 units (30cp) from Group B PLUS
4 units (40cp) from Group C

Group A
All of:
SBI171 Anatomy and Physiology 1
SBI172 Anatomy and Physiology 2
SBI173 Microbiology

Plus
SCH102 Organic and Inorganic Chemistry OR MLS100 Medical Laboratory Science

Group B
Three (3) units selected from the units listed below:
MLS101 Haematology 1
MLS202 Haematology 2
NUR231 Challenge and Response to Body Integrity 1
NUR241 Challenge and Response to Body Integrity 2
PHA210 Pharmacology 1
PHA212 Medicinal Chemistry
PHA213 Pharmacology 2
PHA214 Biotechnology and Pharmacogenomics
SBI245 Biochemistry
SBI282 Clinical Microbiology 1
SBI283 Immunology
SBI284 Histology and Histochemistry

Group C
Four (4) units selected from the units listed below:
MLS300 Cell Pathology
MLS301 Transfusion Medicine
PHA310 Clinical Biopharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics
PHA311 Clinical Biochemistry
PHM301 Exploring Public Health
SBI302 Clinical Microbiology 2
SBI322 DNA Analysis and Profiling (last offered 2016) OR ENV323 Environmental Microbiology
SID301 Science Research Project (20 credit points)
ENG429 Biomedical Engineering

ECOLOGY (160 credit points)
Either SCH101 Chemical Concepts OR SCH104 Introductory Chemistry
PLUS
SPH141 Concepts of Physics OR SMA101 Mathematics 1A
PLUS
PHI310 Philosophy of Science (available from 2020) OR PHI230 Rationality and Decision Theory (available from 2019) OR IND173 Contested Knowledges (recoded from CIK200 2018)

PLUS
7 units (70cp) from Group A, plus
6 units (60cp) from Group B

Group A
All of:
ENV102 The Diversity of Life
ENV201 Introductory Ecology
ENV204 Ecosystems and Biodiversity
ENV206 Environmental Physiology
ENV209 Fauna and Flora Survey and Monitoring (intensive field component)

Plus
SBI173 Microbiology OR SCH102 Organic and Inorganic Chemistry 
OR ENV210 Water Quality Assessment (intensive field component)

Plus
ENV303 Ecological Restoration and Conservation OR
ENV315 Desert Field Ecology (intensive field component) OR
ENV316 Ecosystem Function: Field Studies in North Australia (intensive field component)

Group B
Six units selected from the units listed below, with at least 30cp at 300 level:
ENV101 Earth Systems
ENV202 Introduction to Remote Sensing
ENV207 Fire Ecology and Management in North Australia
ENV208 Geographical Information Systems and Spatial Thinking
ENV300 Wildlife Management
ENV301 Tropical Invaders and Biosecurity
ENV303 Ecological Restoration and Conservation (if not completed in Group B)
ENV306 Environmental Monitoring and Modelling
ENV315 Desert Field Ecology (intensive field component) (if not completed in Group B)
ENV316 Ecosystem Function: Field Studies in North Australia (if not completed in Group B)
ENV318 Analysing and Synthesising Spatial Data
ENV323 Environmental Microbiology
SID300 Professional Practice in Science (repeatable)
SID301 Science Research Project (20 credit points)

GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SCIENCE (150 credit points)

Either SCH101 Chemical Concepts OR SCH104 Introductory Chemistry
PLUS
SPH141 Concepts of Physics OR SMA101 Mathematics 1A
PLUS
PHI310 Philosophy of Science (available from 2020) OR PHI230 Rationality and Decision Theory (available from 2019) OR IND173 Contested Knowledges (recoded from CIK200 2018)

PLUS
8 units (80cp) from Group A, plus
4 units (40cp) from Group B

Group A
All of:
ENV101 Earth Systems
HIT137 Software Now OR HIT125 Application Concepts
HIT164 Computing Fundamentals
BIS234 Database Concepts
ENV202 Introduction to Remote Sensing
ENV208 Geographical Information Systems and Spatial Thinking
ENV306 Environmental Monitoring and Modelling
ENV318 Analysing and Synthesising Spatial Data

Group B
Four units selected from the units listed below, with at least 20cp at 300 level
BIS243 Organisational Security
HIT226 Mobile Web Structures
HIT237 Building Interactive Software
HIT238 The Mobile Paradigm
ENV316 Ecosystem Function: Field Studies in North Australia (intensive field component)
SID300 Professional Practice in Science (repeatable)
SID301 Science Research Project (20 credit points)

GENERAL SCIENCE - no major (140-160 credit points)
Either SCH101 Chemical Concepts OR SCH104 Introductory Chemistry
PLUS
SPH141 Concepts of Physics OR SMA101 Mathematics 1A
PLUS
PHI310 Philosophy of Science (available from 2020) OR PHI230 Rationality and Decision Theory (available from 2019) OR IND173 Contested Knowledges (recoded from CIK200 2018)

PLUS
SID300 Professional Practice in Science (repeatable)

PLUS
10 units (100cp) from Group A

Students should pay attention to prerequisites and assumed knowledge when planning a General Science program of study. Students may select suitable L-Open University Australia units with the approval of the course coordinator.

Group A
Plus students select a further 100 credit points from units with codes commencing with ENV, SBI, SCH, SID, SMA, SPE, PSY, PHA, NUR, HIT, ENG, CIK, BIS, SPH, MLS, PHM, HSC or SCL, including at least 30 credit points at 300 level
 

General Electives
(5-7 units)
50-70 Elective units to a maximum of 70 credit points. Please refer to the requirements for specialist electives in each major to ensure a total of 240 credit points. Electives can be selected from undergraduate units offered by the University. Students may select additional units from the specialisations above as electives if desired.

When selecting electives, choose units at a suitable level. The first number in each unit code indicates the year level at which the subject is taught. Undergraduate units are coded at 100 to 300 level, therefore units coded as SBI1xx, SBI2xx and SBI3xx would be first, second and third year units respectively.

When selecting specialist and elective units ensure the overall course requirements of a maximum of 100 credit points at 100 level and a minimum of 60 credit points at 300 level are met.
 

  240cp Total Credit Points

Students who commenced in or after 2013
No more than 20 credit points shall be counted with a grade of "PC" in a Bachelor AQF Level 7 course award and no more than 10 credit points at "PC" may be received at the highest level of the program of learning.

Of the total 240 credit points: (unless specified in the specific course structure above)
* not more than 100 credit points may be taken from 100 level units
* a minimum of 60 credit points must be taken from 300 level units or above

Students should refer to the current Grading Policy and Common Course Rules for further information.

 

Study plan

Students commencing in Semester 1

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 1 and enrolling in a standard load. Students entering this course with advanced standing, or wishing to reduce or vary their study plan due to work, personal, financial or other reasons should use the table as a guide to create an individual study plan.

When designing an individual study plan:

  • ensure Common Units are completed in the first year of study;
  • maintain the basic order in which units are to be attempted; and
  • check the assumed knowledge for each unit as some 200 and 300 level units assume you have completed foundation unit/s in the unit area at a lower level. 200 level units have the unit code which includes a number starting with 200.
     
Legend: CU = Common Unit CO = Core Unit SE = Specialist Elective
  E = Elective P = Practicum/Placement R = Research

 BIOMEDICAL SCIENCE

Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
CUC107 Cultural Intelligence and Capability CU CUC100 Academic Literacies Through Exploring Sustainability OR CUC106 Design and Innovation: Communicating Technology CU
SCH101 Chemical Concepts (intensive) OR SCH104 Introductory Chemistry SE SPH141 Concepts of Physics** OR Elective SE/E
SMA101 Mathematics 1A* OR Elective SE/E SCH102 Organic and Inorganic Chemistry*** OR Elective SE/E
SBI171 Anatomy and Physiology 1 SE SBI172 Anatomy and Physiology 2 SE
Year 2
  SE SBI173 Microbiology SE
MLS100 Medical Laboratory Science*** OR Elective SE/E SBI209 Design and Analysis of Biological Studies CO
Specialist Elective SE Specialist Elective SE
Elective E Elective E
Year 3
Specialist Elective SE Specialist Elective SE
Specialist Elective SE Specialist Elective SE
Elective E Elective E
Elective E Elective E

*If completing SMA101 in semester 1, you may choose not to complete SPH141 in semester 2 and instead can complete an elective.
**If completing SPH141 in semester 2, you may choose not to complete SMA101 in semester 1 and instead can complete an elective in semester 1.
*** You must complete at least one unit SCH102 or MLS100.  SCH102 is a prerequisite or assumed knowledge for some elective choices.

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ECOLOGY

Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
CUC107 Cultural Intelligence and Capability CU CUC100 Academic Literacies Through Exploring Sustainability OR CUC106 Design and Innovation: Communicating Technology CU
SCH101 Chemical Concepts (intensive) OR SCH104 Introductory Chemistry SE SBI173 Microbiology OR SCH102 Organic and Inorganic Chemistry OR ENV210 Water Quality Assessment (intensive) SE
ENV102 The Diversity of Life SE SPH141 Concepts of Physics OR Elective SE/E
SMA101 Mathematics 1A* OR Elective SE/E ENV204 Ecosystems and Biodiversity SE
Year 2
ENV201 Introductory  Ecology SE ENV209 Fauna and Flora Survey and Monitoring (intensive) SE
IND173 Contested Knowledges (recoded from CIK200 2018) SE ENV206 Environmental Physiology SE
Specialist Elective SE SBI209 Design and Analysis of Biological Studies CO
Elective E Specialist Elective SE
Year 3
Specialist Elective SE ENV303 Ecological Restoration and Conservation OR ENV315 Desert Field Ecology (SP-2 intensive) OR ENV316 Ecosystem Function: Field Studies in North Australia (SP-2 intensive) SE
Specialist Elective SE Specialist Elective SE
Specialist Elective SE Elective E
Elective E Elective E

 *If completing SMA101 in semester 1, you may choose not to complete SPH141 in semester 2 and instead can complete an elective.
**If completing SPH141 in semester 2, you may choose not to complete SMA101 in semester 1 and instead can complete an elective in semester 1.
*** Also consider Study Period 2 and Semester 3 Special Elective B options in Year 2 and Year 3.

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GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SCIENCE

Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
CUC107 Cultural Intelligence and Capability CU CUC100 Academic Literacies Through Exploring Sustainability OR CUC106 Design and Innovation: Communicating Technology CU
SCH101 Chemical Concepts (intensive) OR SCH104 Introductory Chemistry SE SPH141 Concepts of Physics** OR Elective SE/E
SMA101 Mathematics 1A* OR Elective SE/E ENV101 Earth Systems SE
HIT164 Computing Fundamentals SE HIT137 Software Now SE
Year 2
BIS234 Database Concepts SE SBI209 Design and Analysis of Biological Studies CO
ENV202 Introduction to Remote Sensing SE Specialist Elective SE
ENV208 Geographical Information Systems and Spatial Thinking SE Specialist Elective SE
IND173 Contested Knowledges (recoded from CIK200 2018) SE Elective E
Year 3
Specialist Elective SE ENV306 Environmental Monitoring and Modelling (Semester 3) SE
Specialist Elective SE ENV318 Analysing and Synthesising Spatial Data SE
Elective E Elective E
Elective E Elective E

 *If completing SMA101 in semester 1, you may choose not to complete SPH141 in semester 2 and instead can complete an elective.
**If completing SPH141 in semester 2, you may choose not to complete SMA101 in semester 1 and instead can complete an elective in semester 1.
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 GENERAL SCIENCE

Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
CUC107 Cultural Intelligence and Capability CU CUC100 Academic Literacies Through Exploring Sustainability OR CUC106 Design and Innovation: Communicating Technology CU
SCH101 Chemical Concepts (intensive) OR SCH104 Introductory Chemistry SE SPH141 Concepts of Physics** OR Elective SE/E
SMA101 Mathematics 1A* OR Elective SE/E Science Unit SE
Science Unit SE Science Unit SE
Year 2
Science Unit SE SBI209 Design and Analysis of Biological Studies CO
Science Unit SE Science Unit SE
Science Unit SE Science Unit OR Elective  SE/E
Science Unit OR Elective SE/E Science Unit OR Elective SE/E
Year 3
  SE Science Unit 300 level SE
Science Unit 300 level SE Science Unit 300 level SE
Elective 300 level E Elective 300 level  E
Elective OR Science Unit SE/E Science Unit OR Elective SE/E

Science units are units with codes commencing with ENV, SBI, SCH, SID, SMA, SPE, PSY, PHA, NUR, HIT, ENG, CIK, BIS, SPH, MLS, PHM, HSC or SCL
*If completing SMA101 in semester 1, you may choose not to complete SPH141 in semester 2 and instead can complete an elective.
**If completing SPH141 in semester 2, you may choose not to complete SMA101 in semester 1 and instead can complete an elective in semester 1.

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Students commencing in Semester 2

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 2 and enrolling in a standard load. Students entering this course with advanced standing, or wishing to reduce or vary their study plan due to work, personal, financial or other reasons should use the table as a guide to create an individual study plan.

When designing an individual study plan:

  • ensure Common Units are completed in the first year of study;
  • maintain the basic order in which units are to be attempted; and
  • check the assumed knowledge for each unit as some 200 and 300 level units assume you have completed foundation unit/s in the unit area at a lower level. 200 level units have the unit code which includes a number starting with 200.
Legend: CU = Common Unit CO = Core Unit SE = Specialist Elective

 BIOMEDICAL SCIENCE

Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
    CUC100 Academic Literacies Through Exploring Sustainability OR CUC106 Design and Innovation: Communicating Technology CU
    SCH102 Organic and Inorganic Chemistry*** SE
    SBI173 Microbiology SE
    SBI171 Anatomy and Physiology 1 SE
Year 2
CUC107 Cultural Intelligence and Capability CU SBI209 Design and Analysis of Biological Studies CO
SCH101 Chemical Concepts (intensive) OR SCH104 Introductory Chemistry SE SPH141 Concepts of Physics** OR Elective SE/E
SBI172 Anatomy and Physiology 2 SE Specialist Elective SE
MLS100 Medical Laboratory Science*** OR Elective SE/E Specialist Elective SE
Year 3
SMA101 Mathematics 1A* OR Elective SE/E Specialist Elective SE
IND173 Contested Knowledges (recoded from CIK200 2018) SE Elective E
Specialist Elective SE Elective E
Elective E Elective E
Year 4
Specialist Elective/ Elective SE/E    
Specialist Elective SE    
Elective E    
Elective E    

*If completing SMA101 in semester 1, you may choose not to complete SPH141 in semester 2 and instead can complete an elective.
**If completing SPH141 in semester 2, you may choose not to complete SMA101 in semester 1 and instead can complete an elective in semester 1.
*** You must complete at least one unit SCH102 or MLS100.  SCH102 is a prerequisite or assumed knowledge for some elective choices.
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ECOLOGY

Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
    CUC100 Academic Literacies Through Exploring Sustainability OR CUC106 Design and Innovation: Communicating Technology CU
    SPH141 Concepts of Physics** OR Elective SE/E
    SBI173 Microbiology OR SCH102 Organic and Inorganic Chemistry SE
    Elective E
Year 2
CUC107 Cultural Intelligence and Capability CU SBI209 Design and Analysis of Biological Studies CO
ENV102 The Diversity of Life SE ENV204 Ecosystems and Biodiversity SE
SCH101 Chemical Concepts (intensive) OR SCH104 Introductory Chemistry SE ENV206 Environmental Physiology SE
SMA101 Mathematics 1A* OR Elective SE/E Specialist Elective SE
Year 3
ENV201 Introductory  Ecology SE ENV209 Fauna and Flora Survey and Monitoring (intensive) SE
IND173 Contested Knowledges (recoded from CIK200 2018) SE ENV303 Ecological Restoration and Conservation OR ENV315 Desert Field Ecology (SP-2 intensive) OR ENV316 Ecosystem Function: Field Studies in North Australia (SP-2 intensive) SE
Specialist Elective SE Specialist Elective SE
Elective E Elective E
Year 4
Specialist Elective SE    
Specialist Elective SE    
Specialist Elective SE    
Elective E    

*If completing SMA101 in semester 1, you may choose not to complete SPH141 in semester 2 and instead can complete an elective.
**If completing SPH141 in semester 2, you may choose not to complete SMA101 in semester 1 and instead can complete an elective in semester 1.
*** Also consider Study Period 2 and Semester 3 Special Elective B options in Year 2 and Year 3.
 

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 GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SCIENCE

Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
    CUC100 Academic Literacies Through Exploring Sustainability OR CUC106 Design and Innovation: Communicating Technology CU
    SPH141 Concepts of Physics** OR Elective SE/E
    ENV101 Earth Systems SE
    HIT137 Software Now SE
Year 2
CUC107 Cultural Intelligence and Capability CU SBI209 Design and Analysis of Biological Studies CO
SCH101 Chemical Concepts (intensive) OR SCH104 Introductory Chemistry SE Specialist Elective SE
SMA101 Mathematics 1A* OR Elective SE/E Specialist Elective SE
HIT164 Computing Fundamentals SE Elective E
Year 3
BIS234 Database Concepts SE ENV306 Environmental Monitoring and Modelling (Semester 3) SE
ENV202 Introduction to Remote Sensing SE ENV318 Analysing and Synthesising Spatial Data SE
ENV208 Geographical Information Systems and Spatial Thinking SE Specialist Elective B OR Elective SE/E
IND173 Contested Knowledges (recoded from CIK200 2018) SE Elective E
Year 4
Specialist Elective SE    
Specialist Elective SE    
Elective E    
Elective E    

 *If completing SMA101 in semester 1, you may choose not to complete SPH141 in semester 2 and instead can complete an elective.
**If completing SPH141 in semester 2, you may choose not to complete SMA101 in semester 1 and instead can complete an elective in semester 1.
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GENERAL SCIENCE

Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
    CUC100 Academic Literacies Through Exploring Sustainability OR CUC106 Design and Innovation: Communicating Technology CU
    SPH141 Concepts of Physics** OR Elective SE/E
    Science Unit SE
    Science Unit SE
Year 2
CUC107 Cultural Intelligence and Capability CU SBI209 Design and Analysis of Biological Studies CO
SCH101 Chemical Concepts (intensive) OR SCH104 Introductory Chemistry SE Science Unit SE
SMA101 Mathematics 1A* OR Elective SE/E Science Unit SE
Science Unit OR Elective SE/E Science Unit OR Elective SE/E
Year 3
Science Unit SE Science Unit 300 level SE
Science Unit SE Science Unit 300 level SE
Science Unit SE Elective 300 level E
Science Unit OR Elective SE/E Science Unit OR Elective SE/E
Year 4
  SE    
Science Unit 300 level SE    
Elective 300 level E    
Science Unit or Elective SE/E    

Science units are units with codes commencing with ENV, SBI, SCH, SID, SMA, SPE, PSY, PHA, NUR, HIT, ENG, CIK, BIS, SPH, MLS, PHM, HSC or SCL
*If completing SMA101 in semester 1, you may choose not to complete SPH141 in semester 2 and instead can complete an elective.
**If completing SPH141 in semester 2, you may choose not to complete SMA101 in semester 1 and instead can complete an elective in semester 1.

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Students commencing in Summer Semester

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in summer semester and enrolling in a standard load. Students entering this course with advanced standing, or wishing to reduce or vary their study plan due to work, personal, financial or other reasons should use the table as a guide to create an individual study plan.

When designing an individual study plan:

  • ensure Common Units are completed in the first year of study;
  • maintain the basic order in which units are to be attempted; and
  • check the assumed knowledge for each unit as some 200 and 300 level units assume you have completed foundation unit/s in the unit area at a lower level. 200 level units have the unit code which includes a number starting with 200.
Legend: CU = Common Unit CO = Core Unit SE = Specialist Elective

 BIOMEDICAL SCIENCE

Semester 1 Semester 2 Summer Semester
Year 1
   

 

  CUC107 Cultural Intelligence and Capability CU

 

 

 

 

      CUC100 Academic Literacies Through Exploring Sustainability OR CUC106 Design and Innovation: Communicating Technology CU
        SBI171 Anatomy and Physiology 1 SE
        Elective E
Year 2
SCH101 Chemical Concepts (intensive) OR SCH104 Introductory Chemistry SE SBI173 Microbiology SE    
SMA101 Mathematics 1A* OR Elective SE/E SPH141 Concepts of Physics** OR Elective SE/E    
SBI172 Anatomy and Physiology 2 SE SCH102 Organic and Inorganic Chemistry*** SE    
MLS100 Medical Laboratory Science*** OR Elective SE/E SBI209 Design and Analysis of Biological Studies CO    
Year 3
IND173 Contested Knowledges (recoded from CIK200 2018) SE Specialist Elective SE    
Specialist Elective SE Specialist Elective SE    
Specialist Elective SE Specialist Elective SE    
Elective E Elective E    
Year 4
Specialist Elective SE        
Specialist Elective SE        
Elective E        
Elective E        

 *If completing SMA101 in semester 1, you may choose not to complete SPH141 in semester 2 and instead can complete an elective.
**If completing SPH141 in semester 2, you may choose not to complete SMA101 in semester 1 and instead can complete an elective in semester 1.
*** You must complete at least one unit SCH102 or MLS100.  SCH102 is a prerequisite or assumed knowledge for some elective choices.
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 ECOLOGY

Semester 1 Semester 2 Summer Semester
Year 1
        CUC107 Cultural Intelligence and Capability CU
        CUC100 Academic Literacies Through Exploring Sustainability OR CUC106 Design and Innovation: Communicating Technology CU
        Elective E
        Elective E
Year 2
SCH101 Chemical Concepts (intensive) OR SCH104 Introductory Chemistry SE SPH141 Concepts of Physics** OR Elective SE/E    
ENV102 The Diversity of Life SE SBI173 Microbiology OR SCH102 Organic and Inorganic Chemistry OR ENV210 Water Quality Assessment (intensive) SE    
SMA101 Mathematics 1A* OR Elective SE/E ENV206 Environmental Physiology SE    
IND173 Contested Knowledges (recoded from CIK200 2018) SE SBI209 Design and Analysis of Biological Studies CO    
Year 3
ENV201 Introductory  Ecology SE ENV209 Fauna and Flora Survey and Monitoring (intensive) SE    
Specialist Elective SE ENV303 Ecological Restoration and Conservation OR ENV315 Desert Field Ecology (SP-2 intensive) OR ENV316 Ecosystem Function: Field Studies in North Australia (SP-2 intensive) SE    
Specialist Elective SE ENV204 Ecosystems and Biodiversity SE    
Specialist Elective SE Specialist Elective B OR Elective SE    
Year 4
Specialist Elective SE        
Specialist Elective SE        
Elective E        
Elective E        

*If completing SMA101 in semester 1, you may choose not to complete SPH141 in semester 2 and instead can complete an elective.
**If completing SPH141 in semester 2, you may choose not to complete SMA101 in semester 1 and instead can complete an elective in semester 1.
*** Also consider Study Period 2 and Semester 3 Special Elective C options in Year 2 and Year 3.
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GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SCIENCE

Semester 1 Semester 2 Summer Semester
Year 1
        CUC107 Cultural Intelligence and Capability CU
        CUC100 Academic Literacies Through Exploring Sustainability OR CUC106 Design and Innovation: Communicating Technology CU
        Elective E
        Elective E
Year 2
SCH101 Chemical Concepts (intensive) OR SCH104 Introductory Chemistry SE SPH141 Concepts of Physics** OR Elective SE/E    
SMA101 Mathematics 1A* OR Elective SE/E ENV101 Earth Systems SE    
ENV202 Introduction to Remote Sensing SE HIT137 Software Now SE    
HIT164 Computing Fundamentals SE SBI209 Design and Analysis of Biological Studies CO    
Year 3
ENV208 Geographical Information Systems and Spatial Thinking SE ENV318 Analysing and Synthesising Spatial Data SE    
BIS234 Database Concepts SE ENV306 Environmental Monitoring and Modelling (Semester 3) SE    
IND173 Contested Knowledges (recoded from CIK200 2018) SE Specialist Elective SE    
Specialist Elective SE Elective E    
Year 4
Specialist Elective SE        
Specialist Elective SE        
Elective E        
Elective E        

*If completing SMA101 in semester 1, you may choose not to complete SPH141 in semester 2 and instead can complete an elective.
**If completing SPH141 in semester 2, you may choose not to complete SMA101 in semester 1 and instead can complete an elective in semester 1.
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GENERAL SCIENCE

Semester 1 Semester 2 Summer Semester
Year 1
        CUC107 Cultural Intelligence and Capability CU
        CUC100 Academic Literacies Through Exploring Sustainability OR CUC106 Design and Innovation: Communicating Technology CU
        Elective E
        Elective E
Year 2
SCH101 Chemical Concepts (intensive) OR SCH104 Introductory Chemistry SE SPH141 Concepts of Physics** OR Elective SE/E    
SMA101 Mathematics 1A* OR Elective SE/E SBI209 Design and Analysis of Biological S
tudies
CO    
Science Unit SE Science Unit SE    
Science Unit SE Science Unit OR Elective SE/E    
Year 3
Science Unit SE Science Unit SE    
Science Unit SE Science Unit SE    
Science Unit OR Elective SE/E Science Unit OR Elective SE/E    
Science Unit OR Elective SE/E Elective E    
Year 4
  SE        
Science Unit SE        
Science Unit OR Elective  SE/E        
Elective E        

Science units are units with codes commencing with ENV, SBI, SCH, SID, SMA, SPE, PSY, PHA, NUR, HIT, ENG, CIK, BIS, SPH, MLS, PHM, HSC or SCL
*If completing SMA101 in semester 1, you may choose not to complete SPH141 in semester 2 and instead can complete an elective.
**If completing SPH141 in semester 2, you may choose not to complete SMA101 in semester 1 and instead can complete an elective in semester 1.

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