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Key details

Duration

3 year/s full-time
6 year/s part-time
3 year/s full-time

Intake

Semester 1, Semester 2
On campus - Semester 1, Semester 2
Online - No

Locations

Casuarina campus, Online
Casuarina campus

Credit points required

240

Course code

WSCI02
SATAC/UAC codes
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Overview

The Bachelor of Science will allow you to explore your curiosity and passion for knowledge within your chosen scientific field.

Your study options are flexible and diverse with a focus on professional experience in various sciences including biology, ecologist, spatial science, biomedical science, chemistry, 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 your chosen areas of science, including concepts, theories and principles to practise in real situations.

Credit transfers and advanced standing

Pathways

Pathways for VET to Higher Education

Guaranteed credit transfer arrangements are available to students commencing a bachelor degree at Charles Darwin University with completed Certificate IV, Diploma, Advanced Diploma or Associate Degree qualifications in the same field or discipline. Students who hold completed qualifications should refer to the additional information provided about Advanced Standing and Credit Transfer and Pathways using the links below:


Pathways for Higher Education to Higher Education

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

Credit transfer

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

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; or

(b) a New Zealand citizen or a permanent resident visa holder who will be resident within Australia for the duration of the unit.

2022: Information about fees and charges can be found at Fees and Payments.

 

International tuition fees

The annual tuition fee for full time study is AUD $32,336.00. This equates to $4,042.00 per 10 credit point unit (0.125 EFTSL).
These fees are subject to increases annually, effective at the start of each calendar year.

You can find a list of International fees and payments you can expect to pay as part of your studies in Australia.

CDU offers a number of scholarships to international students to assist with the cost of study.

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Why study Science, Environmental Science and Management at CDU?

If you' re interested in finding solutions to our planet's environmental issues, there's never been a better time to study science, environmental science and management at CDU. You'll be prepared to apply the academic theories and principles you learn in class to real-world problems in a diverse range of careers.

  • #2 Australian uni for undergraduate employment outcomes (GUG 2022)
  • #2 in Australia for skills development in environmental sciences and agriculture (GUG 2022)
  • Study your way with part-time, full-time, on campus or online flexibility

What will I study?

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 Ecology, and Geographical Information Science. This courses is 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.

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 Ecology, and Geographical Information Science.
This courses is 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 otherwise indicated.

Unit typeCredit PointsSpecific requirements
Common Units
(1 unit)
10cpCommon units totalling 10 credit points from the below:

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

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

Core Unit
(6 units)
60cpCompulsory Core unit totalling 60 credit points as detailed below.

ENV101 Earth Systems
ENV102 The Diversity of Life
SBI209 Design and Analysis of Biological Studies
IAS325 Cognition and Philosophy of Science

PLUS 

20 credit points from one (1) of the following majors/minor:
NOTE: SACE Stage 2 Maths or equivalent is a pre-requisite for SMA101 Mathematics 1A. If you have not recently completed SACE Stage 2 maths or equivalent and plane to enrol in SMA101, you must successfully complete SMA104 first.

Geographical Information Science Major
SCH101 Chemical Concepts OR SCH104 Introductory Chemistry AND
SPH141 Concepts of Physics OR SMA104 Concepts of Mathematics OR SMA101 Introductory Mathematics

Ecology Major
SCH101 Chemical Concepts OR SCH104 Introductory Chemistry AND
SPH141 Concepts of Physics OR SMA104 Concepts of Mathematics OR SMA101 Introductory Mathematics

Landscape Restoration Major
SCH101 Chemical Concepts OR SCH104 Introductory Chemistry AND
SMA101 Introductory Mathematics

Chemistry Minor
SCH101 Chemical Concepts AND
SPH141 Concepts of Physics OR SMA104 Concepts of Mathematics OR SMA101 Introductory Mathematics

Specialist Electives
(9-12 units)
90-120cpSpecialist Elective units totalling 90-120 credit points from one of the majors, minors or customised selection below:
When selecting specialist 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.

Geographical Information Science Major
Complete ALL of the following:

HIT137 Software Now
HIT164 Computing Fundamentals
ENV202 Introductory Remote Sensing
ENV208 Geographical Information Systems and Spatial Thinking
HIT234 Database Concepts
ENV306 Environmental Monitoring and Modelling
ENV318 Analysing and Synthesising Spatial Data

PLUS

Complete 20 credit points from the following:
ENV316 Ecosystem Function: Field studies in North Australia (contains intensive field component)
SID300 Professional Practice in Science
300 level unit/s selected from ANY of the specialist elective areas

Ecology Major
Complete ALL of the following:

ENV201 Introductory Ecology
ENV204 Ecosystems, Evolution and Biodiversity
ENV206 Environmental Physiology
ENV207 Fire Ecology
ENV209 Fauna and Flora Survey and Monitoring (contains intensive field component)
ENV210 Aquatic Ecosystems Chemistry (unit title change 2022) (contains intensive lab component) OR SCH102 Organic and Inorganic Chemistry (contains intensive lab component)

PLUS

Complete 40 credit points from the following:
ENV303 Ecological Restoration and Conservation
ENV315 Desert Field Ecology (contains intensive field component)
ENV316 Ecosystem Function: Field studies in North Australia (contains intensive field component)
ENV317 Natural Resources and Indigenous Livelihoods (contains intensive field component)
ENV302 Organisms and Environmental Change
SID300 Professional Practice in Science
 

Landscape Restoration Major
Complete ALL of the following:

ENG151 Statics
IAS144 Indigenous Land and Sea Resources
ENG267 Hydraulics and Soil Mechanics
ENV201 Introductory Ecology
ENV206 Environmental Physiology
ENV208 Geographical Information Systems and Spatial Thinking
ENV209 Fauna and Flora Survey and Monitoring (contains intensive field component)
ENV210 Aquatic Ecosystems Chemistry (unit title change 2022) (contains intensive lab component)
ENV303 Ecological Restoration and Conservation
ENV313 Hydrology and Catchment Processes

PLUS

Complete 20 credit points from the following:
ENV306 Environmental Monitoring and Modelling
ENV318 Analysing and Synthesising Spatial Data
SID300 Professional Practice in Science

Chemistry Minor (Internal Only for 2022)
Complete ALL of the following:
SCH102 Organic and Inorganic Chemistry
ENV210 Aquatic Ecosystems Chemistry (unit title change 2022)
MLS245 Medical Biochemistry
ENV323 Environmental Microbiology
SCH305 Advanced Concepts in Chemistry

PLUS

Complete 20 credit points from the following:
SID300 Professional Practice in Science
300 level unit/s selected from ANY of the specialist elective areas

PLUS

Complete 20 credit points from the following:
ENV103 Environmental Issues
ENV300 Wildlife Management
ENV301 Tropical Invaders and Biosecurity
ANY unit/s selected from the specialist elective areas

Customised Selection
NOTE: No major will be listed on the student testamur at completion of the course

Complete 20 credit points from the following:
ENV313 Catchment Processes and Hydrology
ENV315 Desert Field Ecology (contains intensive field component)
ENV316 Ecosystem Function: Field studies in North Australia (contains intensive field component)
ENV318 Analysing and Synthesising Spatial Data
ENV323 Environmental Microbiology
SCH305 Advanced Concepts in Chemistry
SID300 Professional Practice in Science

PLUS

Complete 70 credit points consisting of the following:
50 credit points selected from ANY of the specialist elective areas
20 credit points at 300 level selected from ANY of the specialist elective areas

General Electives
(5-8 units)
50-80cp

Elective units totalling 50-80 credit points from the following:
NOTE: 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 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.

Students undertaking the Landscape Restoration major must complete 50 credit points of electives.
Students undertaking the Ecology major must complete 70 credit points of electives.
Students undertaking the Geographic Information Science major must complete 80 credit points of electives.
Students undertaking the Chemistry minor must complete 80 credit points of electives.
Students undertaking the Customised selection must complete 80 credit points of electives.

Suggested units include:
ENV103 Environmental Issues
ENV300 Wildlife Management
ENV301 Tropical Invaders and Biosecurity
ENV311 Practical Statistics and Data Reasoning
OR
Units from the majors, minor or customised selection above
OR
From other undergraduate units offered by the University

Please check pre-requisite and assumed knowledge for all selected units.

 240cpTotal 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 UnitCO = Core UnitSE = Specialist ElectiveE = Elective

Landscape Restoration

Semester 1Semester 2
Year 1
CUC100 Academic Literacies Through Exploring Sustainability OR CUC106 Design and Innovation: Communicating TechnologyCUENV101 Earth SystemsCO
SCH101 Chemical Concepts (intensive) OR SCH104 Introductory ChemistryCOENV151 StaticsSE
SMA101 Mathematics 1ACOENV206 Environmental PhysiologySE
ENV102 The Diversity of LifeCOIAS144 Indigenous Land and Sea ResourcesSE
Year 2
ENV201 Introductory EcologySEENV210 Aquatic Ecosystems Chemistry (unit title change 2022)SE
IAS325 Cognition and Philosophy of ScienceCOENG267 Hydraulics and Soil MechanicsSE
ENV208 Geographic Information Systems and Spatial ThinkingSEENV209 Fauna and Flora Survey and MonitoringSE
ENV202 Introductory Remote Sensing or ElectiveSE/ESBI209 Design and Analysis of Biological StudiesCO
Year 3
SID300 Professional Practice in Science OR
Specialist Elective OR
Elective
SE/EENV306 Environmental Monitoring and Modelling OR
Specialist Elective OR
Elective
SE/E
ENV313 Hydrology and Catchment ProcessesSEENV303 Ecological Restoration and ConservationSE
Specialist Elective OR ElectiveSE/EENV318 Analysing and Synthesising Spatial Data OR
Specialist Elective OR
Elective
SE/E
Specialist Elective OR ElectiveSE/ESpecialist Elective OR
SID300 Professional Practice in Science OR
Elective
SE/E

 

Ecology

Semester 1Semester 2
Year 1
CUC100 Academic Literacies Through Exploring Sustainability OR CUC106 Design and Innovation: Communicating TechnologyCUENV101 Earth SystemsCO
SCH101 Chemical Concepts (intensive) OR SCH104 Introductory ChemistryCOSPH141 Concepts of Physics OR ElectiveCO/E
SMA101 Mathematics 1ACOENV204 Ecosystems Evolution and BiodiversitySE
ENV102 The Diversity of LifeCOElectiveE
Year 2
ENV201 Introductory EcologySEENV206 Environmental PhysiologySE
SCH102 Organic and Inorganic Chemistry OR ElectiveSE/EENV209 Fauna and Flora Survey and MonitoringSE
IAS325 Cognition and Philosophy of ScienceSESBI209 Design and Analysis of Biological StudiesCO
ElectiveEENV210 Aquatic Ecosystems Chemistry (unit title change 2022)SE/E
Year 3
ENV302 Organisms and Environmental Change OR Specialist Elective OR ElectiveSE/EENV316 Ecosystem Function: Field Studies in Northern Australia OR Specialist Elective OR ElectiveSE/E
SID300 Professional Practice in Science OR ElectiveSEENV315 Desert Field Ecology OR Specialist Elective OR ElectiveSE/E
Specialist Elective OR ElectiveSE/EENV317 Natural Resources and Indigenous Livelihoods OR Specialist Elective OR ElectiveSE/E
Specialist Elective OR ElectiveSE/EENV303 Ecological Restoration and Conservation OR Specialist Elective OR ElectiveSE/E

 

Geographic Information Science

Semester 1Semester 2
Year 1
CUC100 Academic Literacies Through Exploring Sustainability OR CUC106 Design and Innovation: Communicating TechnologyCUENV101 Earth SystemsCO
SCH101 Chemical Concepts (intensive) OR SCH104 Introductory ChemistryCOSPH141 Concepts of Physics OR ElectiveCO/E
SMA101 Mathematics 1A OR SMA104 Mathematical Concepts OR ElectiveCOHIT137 Software NowSE
ENV102 The Diversity of LifeCOElectiveE
Year 2
HIT164 Computing FundamentalsSESpecialist Elective OR ElectiveSE/E
HIT234 Database ConceptsSESpecialist Elective OR ElectiveSE/E
ENV208 Geographic Information SystemsSESpecialist Elective OR ElectiveSE/E
ENV202 Introductory Remote Sensing or ElectiveSE/ESBI209 Design and Analysis of Biological StudiesCO
Year 3
IAS325 Cognition and Philosophy of ScienceSEENV306 Environmental Monitoring and ModellingSE
SID300 Professional Practice in Science OR ElectiveSE/EENV318 Analysing and Synthesising Spatial DataSE/E
Specialist Elective OR ElectiveSE/EENV316 Ecosystem Function: Field Studies in Northern Australia OR Specialist Elective OR ElectiveSE/E
Specialist Elective OR ElectiveSE/ESpecialist Elective OR ElectiveSE/E

 

Chemistry Minor

Semester 1Semester 2
Year 1
CUC100 Academic Literacies Through Exploring Sustainability OR CUC106 Design and Innovation: Communicating TechnologyCUENV101 Earth SystemsCO
SCH101 Chemical Concepts (intensive) OR SCH104 Introductory ChemistryCOSPH141 Concepts of Physics OR ElectiveCO/E
SMA101 Mathematics 1A OR SMA104 Mathematical Concepts OR ElectiveCOSBI209 Design and Analysis of Biological StudiesCO
SCH104 Organic and Inorganic ChemistryCOSpecialist Elective OR ElectiveSE/E
Year 2
ENV102 The Diversity of LifeCOENV210 Aquatic Ecosystems Chemistry (unit title change 2022)SE
IAS325 Cognition and Philosophy of ScienceCOENV323 Environmental MicrobiologySE
Specialist Elective OR ElectiveSE/ESpecialist Elective OR ElectiveSE/E
Specialist Elective OR ElectiveSE/ESpecialist Elective OR ElectiveSE/E
Year 3
SID300 Professional Practice in Science OR ElectiveSESpecialist Elective OR ElectiveSE/E
SCH305 Advanced Concepts in ChemistrySESpecialist Elective OR ElectiveSE/E
Specialist Elective OR ElectiveSE/ESpecialist Elective OR ElectiveSE/E
Specialist Elective OR ElectiveSE/ESpecialist Elective OR ElectiveSE/E

 

Customised Selection

Semester 1Semester 2
Year 1
CUC100 Academic Literacies Through Exploring Sustainability OR CUC106 Design and Innovation: Communicating TechnologyCUENV101 Earth SystemsCO
SCH101 Chemical Concepts (intensive) OR SCH104 Introductory ChemistryCOSPH141 Concepts of Physics OR ElectiveCO/E
SMA101 Mathematics 1A OR SMA104 Mathematical Concepts OR ElectiveCOSpecialist Elective OR ElectiveSE/E
ENV102 Diversity of LifeCOSpecialist Elective OR ElectiveSE/E
Year 2
IAS325 Cognition and Philosophy of ScienceCOSBI209 Design and Analysis of Biological StudiesCO
Specialist Elective OR ElectiveSE/ESpecialist Elective OR ElectiveSE/E
Specialist Elective OR ElectiveSE/ESpecialist Elective OR ElectiveSE/E
Specialist Elective OR ElectiveSE/EENV323 Environmental Microbiology OR Specialist Elective OR ElectiveSE/E
Year 3
ENV313 Catchment Processes and Hydrology OR ElectiveSE/EENV316 Ecosystem Function: Field Studies in Northern Australia OR Specialist Elective OR ElectiveSE/E
SCH305 Advanced Concepts in Chemistry OR ElectiveSE/EENV315 Desert Field Ecology OR Specialist Elective OR ElectiveSE/E
SID300 Professional Practice in Science OR ElectiveSE/EENV317 Natural Resources and Indigenous Livelihoods OR Specialist Elective OR ElectiveSE/E
Specialist Elective OR ElectiveSE/EENV318 Analysing and Synthesising Spatial Data OR Specialist Elective OR ElectiveSE/E

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 UnitCO = Core UnitSE = Specialist ElectiveE = Elective

Landscape Restoration

Semester 1Semester 2
Year 1
  ENV101 Earth SystemsCO
  ENV151 StaticsSE
  ENV206 Environmental PhysiologySE
  IAS144 Indigenous Land and Sea ResourcesSE
Year 2
CUC100 Academic Literacies Through Exploring Sustainability OR CUC106 Design and Innovation: Communicating TechnologyCUENV210 Aquatic Ecosystems Chemistry (unit title change 2022)SE
SCH101 Chemical Concepts (intensive) OR SCH104 Introductory ChemistryCOENG267 Hydraulics and Soil MechanicsSE
SMA101 Mathematics 1ASEENV209 Fauna and Flora Survey and MonitoringSE
ENV102 The Diversity of LifeCOSBI209 Design and Analysis of Biological StudiesCO
Year 3
ENV201 Introductory EcologySEENV306 Environmental Monitoring and Modelling OR Specialist Elective OR ElectiveSE/E
IAS325 Cognition and Philosophy of ScienceCOENV303 Ecological Restoration and ConservationSE
ENV208 Geographic Information Systems and Spatial ThinkingSEENV318 Analysing and Synthesising Spatial Data OR Specialist Elective OR ElectiveSE/E
ENV202 Introductory Remote Sensing or ElectiveSE/ESID300 Professional Practice in Science OR Specialist Elective OR ElectiveSE/E
Year 4
Specialist Elective OR SID300 Professional Practice in Science OR Elective   
ENV313 Hydrology and Catchment Processes   
Elective   
Elective   

 

Ecology

Semester 1Semester 2
Year 1
  ENV101 Earth SystemsCO
  SPH141 Concepts of Physics OR ElectiveCO/E
  ENV204 Ecosystems Evolution and BiodiversitySE
  ElectiveE
Year 2
CUC100 Academic Literacies Through Exploring Sustainability OR CUC106 Design and Innovation: Communicating TechnologyCUENV206 Environmental PhysiologySE
SCH101 Chemical Concepts (intensive) OR SCH104 Introductory ChemistryCOENV209 Fauna and Flora Survey and MonitoringSE
SMA101 Mathematics 1A OR SMA104 Mathematical Concepts OR ElectiveCOSBI209 Design and Analysis of Biological StudiesCO
ENV102 The Diversity of LifeCOENV210 Aquatic Ecosystems Chemistry (unit title change 2022) OR ElectiveSE/E
Year 3
ENV201 Introductory EcologySEENV316 Ecosystem Function: Field Studies in Northern Australia OR Specialist Elective OR ElectiveSE/E
SCH102 Organic and Inorganic Chemistry OR ElectiveSE/EENV315 Desert Field Ecology OR Specialist Elective OR ElectiveSE/E
IAS325 Cognition and Philosophy of ScienceSEENV317 Natural Resources and Indigenous Livelihoods OR Specialist Elective OR ElectiveSE/E
Specialist Elective OR ElectiveEENV303 Ecological Restoration and Conservation OR Specialist Elective OR ElectiveSE/E
Year 4
ENV302 Organisms and Environmental Change OR Specialist Elective OR ElectiveSE/E  
SID300 Professional Practice in Science OR ElectiveSE  
Specialist Elective OR ElectiveSE/E  
Specialist Elective OR ElectiveSE/E  

 

Geographic Information Science

Semester 1Semester 2
Year 1
  ENV101 Earth SystemsCO
  SPH141 Concepts of Physics OR ElectiveCO/E
  HIT137 Software NowSE
  Elective OR Specialist ElectiveE/SE
Year 2
CUC100 Academic Literacies Through Exploring Sustainability OR CUC106 Design and Innovation: Communicating TechnologyCUSpecialist Elective OR ElectiveSE/E
SCH101 Chemical Concepts (intensive) OR SCH104 Introductory ChemistryCOSpecialist Elective OR ElectiveSE/E
SMA101 Mathematics 1A OR SMA104 Mathematical Concepts OR ElectiveCOSpecialist Elective OR ElectiveSE/E
ENV102 The Diversity of LifeCOSBI209 Design and Analysis of Biological StudiesCO
Year 3
HIT164 Computing FundamentalsSEENV306 Environmental Monitoring and ModellingSE
HIT234 Database ConceptsSEENV318 Analysing and Synthesising Spatial DataSE/E
ENV208 Geographic Information SystemsSEENV316 Ecosystem Function: Field Studies in Northern Australia OR Specialist Elective OR ElectiveSE/E
ENV202 Introductory Remote Sensing or ElectiveSESpecialist Elective OR ElectiveSE/E
Year 4
IAS325 Cognition and Philosophy of ScienceSE  
SID300 Professional Practice in Science OR ElectiveSE/E  
Specialist Elective OR ElectiveSE/E  
Specialist Elective OR ElectiveSE/E  

 

Chemistry Minor

Semester 1Semester 2
Year 1
  ENV101 Earth SystemsCO
  SPH141 Concepts of Physics OR ElectiveCO/E
  SBI209 Design and Analysis of Biological StudiesCO
  Specialist Elective OR ElectiveSE/E
Year 2
CUC100 Academic Literacies Through Exploring Sustainability OR CUC106 Design and Innovation: Communicating TechnologyCUENV210 Aquatic Ecosystems Chemistry (unit title change 2022)SE
SCH101 Chemical Concepts (intensive)COENV323 Environmental MicrobiologySE
SMA101 Mathematics 1A OR SMA104 Mathematical Concepts OR ElectiveCOSpecialist Elective OR ElectiveSE/E
SCH104 Organic and Inorganic ChemistryCOSpecialist Elective OR ElectiveSE/E
Year 3
ENV102 Diversity of LifeCOSpecialist Elective OR ElectiveSE/E
IAS325 Cognition and Philosophy of ScienceCOSpecialist Elective OR ElectiveSE/E
Specialist Elective OR ElectiveSE/ESpecialist Elective OR ElectiveSE/E
Specialist Elective OR ElectiveSE/ESpecialist Elective OR ElectiveSE/E
Year 4
SID300 Professional Practice in Science OR ElectiveSE  
SCH305 Advanced Concepts in ChemistrySE  
Specialist Elective OR ElectiveSE/E  
Specialist Elective OR ElectiveSE/E  

Customised Selection

Semester 1Semester 2
Year 1
  ENV101 Earth SystemsCO
  SPH141 Concepts of Physics OR ElectiveCO/E
  Specialist Elective OR ElectiveSE/E
  Specialist Elective OR ElectiveSE/E
Year 2
CUC100 Academic Literacies Through Exploring Sustainability OR CUC106 Design and Innovation: Communicating TechnologyCUSBI209 Design and Analysis of Biological StudiesCO
SCH101 Chemical Concepts (intensive) OR SCH104 Introductory ChemistryCOSpecialist Elective OR ElectiveSE/E
SMA101 Mathematics 1A OR SMA104 Mathematical Concepts OR ElectiveCOSpecialist Elective OR ElectiveSE/E
ENV102 Diversity of LifeCOENV317 Natural Resources and Indigenous Livelihoods OR Specialist Elective OR ElectiveSE/E
Year 3
IAS325 Cognition and Philosophy of ScienceCOENV323 Environmental Microbiology OR ElectiveSE/E
Specialist Elective OR ElectiveSE/EENV315 Desert Field Ecology OR Specialist Elective OR ElectiveSE/E
Specialist Elective OR ElectiveSE/EENV316 Ecosystem Function: Field Studies in Northern Australia OR Specialist Elective OR ElectiveSE/E
Specialist Elective OR ElectiveSE/EENV318 Analysing and Synthesising Spatial Data OR Specialist Elective OR Specialist Elective OR ElectiveSE/E
Year 4
ENV313 Catchment Processes and Hydrology OR ElectiveSE/E  
SCH305 Advanced Concepts in Chemistry OR ElectiveSE/E  
SID300 Professional Practice in Science OR ElectiveSE/E  
Specialist Elective OR ElectiveSE/E  

 

Entry requirements

Admission criteria

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 III 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 140.
  • Successful completion of the Tertiary Enabling Program, the Preparation for Tertiary Success courses, or other recognised tertiary preparation course.
  • Submission of an acceptable personal competencies statement and/or employment experience.
  • Defence members with service of 1 year or more at the following ranks (or higher) meet the academic entry requirement for this course:
    ~Air Force: Aircraftman/Aircraftwoman, Corporal, Leading Aircraftman/Aircraftwoman
    ~Army: Corporal, Lance Corporal, Private
    ~Navy: Able Seaman, Leading Seaman, Seaman

* After any applicable adjustment factors have been applied.

Essential requirements

English language requirements

To gain entry into Charles Darwin University, all Higher Education applicants must satisfy the University's English Language Proficiency Requirements for their chosen course of study. International applicants will be required to supply evidence of this at the time of application.

The minimum English language requirement for this course is met by either undertaking previous education in an English-speaking country or undertaking one of the following English language tests and obtaining the minimum requirements listed below.

IELTS Academic ModuleA minimum overall score of 6.0 with no band less than 6.0.
Cambridge Advanced English (CAE)A minimum overall score of 169, with no skill below 169.
Common European Framework Certificate of English ProficiencyA minimum overall grade of B2.
Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic moduleA minimum overall score of 50 with no score lower than 50.
TOEFL Internet-based Test (iBT)A minimum overall score of 60 and a minimum writing score of 21.

* All tests are valid for two years from the date of the test to the date of commencement at CDU, unless otherwise specified.
* Where applicable, international applicants must also satisfy the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) English language requirements for student visa applications.

Do you have a question regarding English requirements at CDU? Please email: international@cdu.edu.au.

 

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Additional information

Can offers be deferred?
Yes
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Bachelor of Science
Faculty/College
College of Engineering, IT and Environment
Sector
HE
Area of study
Science, Environmental Science and Management

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Remember to apply early for your best chance at securing an offer to study with us.

SATAC

SATAC is the application channel for residents of NT, ACT, SA, WA, QLD, VIC or TAS.

UAC

UAC is the application channel for residents of NSW.

MyNextCourse

Direct applications are available to students who have completed a CDU or BIITE course at a Certificate III level or higher. Most CDU and BIITE enabling programs are also accepted through this process.

International applications

Applications must be submitted online through our application portal, Studylink. You'll need a valid email address to create your online account. Once you have started your application, you will be able to save it and resume it later. There is no application fee when you apply online.

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Apply through StudyLink or through an Agent.

International applicants currently studying year 12 in Australia should apply via SATAC or UAC.

If you do not meet any of the criteria above please visit Pathways to study to view the options available to you.

SATAC/UAC codes

Location
SATAC Code
UAC Code
Casuarina campus (CSP)
104881
590570
Online (CSP)
104881
590570
* CSP = Commonwealth supported place
FF = Full fee

CRICOS codes

Location
CRICOS Code
Casuarina campus
107549G

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