Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.
|Year and Campus:||2016 - Parkville|
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Duration & Credit Points:||300 credit points taken over 36 months full time. This course is available as full or part time.|
The Program Director for the Bachelor of Science is Associate Professor Michelle Livett
Currently enrolled students:
- Further information: https://futurestudents.unimelb.edu.au
The Bachelor of Science (BSc) course is designed to provide excellent science education across a broad range of science and technology areas of study and equip students with a range of knowledge and skills to enhance their science studies. The degree will provide flexible pathways to employment, research higher degrees and many professional postgraduate programs.
|Course Structure & Available Subjects:||
Successful completion of 300 points comprising:
Subjects attracting science points in the BSc are listed below, beneath the information about Majors and Specialisations.
In the case of the study area of History and Philosophy of Science (HPS), students who seek to undertake further subjects in order to complete the equivalent of a major in HPS will be permitted to take up to 25 points of additional breadth study in HPS, replacing 25 points of the science requirements of the BSc. For a BSc student, the equivalent of a major in HPS is the completion of 100 points of HPS subjects (25 points at Level 1, 37.5 points at Level 2 and 37.5 points at Level 3 including HPSC30035 Knowledge in the Making. These students will be required to satisfy all other completion requirements of the BSc. This arrangement is only available to students who have not completed any other breadth subjects for credit in the BSc. In order to complete the 112.5 points required at Level 3 within this arrangement (i.e. across science and HPS studies), students should consider undertaking a Level 3 HPS subject in the second year of their course.
Students who entered the BSc prior to 2015 should refer the handbook entry of the year they commenced
Completion of 50 points of study at third year level.
A number of these science majors include specialisations. Descriptions of the specialisations are located within the majors.
Students who commenced their course prior to 2015 and are planning to complete majors that are no longer offered should consult the handbook entry for the year they commenced their course and may then contact the Science Student Centre if they require further advice on major and subject selection.
Please note that as of 2015 the Atmosphere & Ocean Science and Geomatics majors were renamed to Climate & Weather and Spatial Systems respectively.
The structure, subject options or learning outcomes of these majors remain unchanged
Subjects available for science credit
A full list of subjects available for science credit for the new generation Bachelor of Science course (B-SCI).
See reference (above) to 'Subjects available for science credit'.
Refer to the 'Find Breadth Subjects' section of the Handbook for advice on breadth subject options in the Bachelor of Science.
|Breadth Options:|| |
Breadth subjects offer you the opportunity to choose additional subjects from outside your major study area (learn more about breadth subjects) .
1. In order to be considered for entry, applicants must have completed: one of
(a) the Victorian Certificate of Education including
(b) the International Baccalaureate Diploma including
(c) a senior secondary program, foundation studies program or equivalent approved by the Academic Board including appropriate studies in English and Mathematics, and in at least one of Biology, Chemistry or Physics.
Except for applicants eligible for Access Melbourne, minimum ATAR or equivalent overall performance rankings apply.
Meeting these requirements does not guarantee selection.
2. In ranking applications, the Selection Committee will consider:
3. The Selection Committee may seek further information to clarify any aspect of an application in accordance with the Academic Board ruleson the use of selection instruments.
|Core Participation Requirements:||
The Bachelor of Science welcomes applications from students with disabilities. It is University and degree policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student’s participation in the degree.
The Bachelor of Science requires all students to enrol in subjects where they will require:
Students must possess behavioural and social attributes that enable them to participate in a complex learning environment. Students are required to take responsibility for their own participation and learning. They also contribute to the learning of other students in collaborative learning environments, demonstrating interpersonal skills and an understanding of the needs of other students. Assessment may include the outcomes of tasks completed in collaboration with other students. There are additional inherent academic requirements for some major studies and subjects, and these requirements are listed within the description of the requirements for each of these majors and subjects. Students who feel their disability will impact on meeting this requirement are encouraged to discuss this matter with the relevant Subject Coordinator and the Disability Liaison Unit: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/
Major‐specific core participation requirements
Agricultural Science Major Specific Core Participation requirements: Fieldwork and Practicals The sites essential to this fieldwork are not wheelchair accessible and require students to traverse broken ground. Visual observation and interpretation of the sites is also an essential component, as is specimen and microscope work.
Animal Health and Disease Major (Veterinary Bioscience Specialisation) Specific Core Participation requirements: Practical classes This major requires all students to actively, independently and safely participate in all practical classes, utilising a range of observational, communication, motor, intellectual, and behavioural and social skills. Visual acuity, muscle coordination, balance, and sensory tactile perception are essential for participation. Details of the participation requirements can be found at http://www.vet.unimelb.edu.au/docs/CoreParticipationReqs.pdf
Animal Health and Disease Major (Animal Disease Biotechnology Specialisation) Specific Core Participation requirements: Practical classes This major requires all students to actively, independently and safely participate in all practical classes, utilising a range of observational, communication, motor, intellectual, and behavioural and social skills. Visual acuity, muscle coordination and balance are essential for participation. Details of the participation requirements can be found at http://www.vet.unimelb.edu.au/docs/CoreParticipationReqsBSc.pdf
Animal Science and Management Major Specific Core Participation requirements: Fieldwork, practicals and laboratory experiments The sites essential to this fieldwork are not wheel chair accessible and may require students to traverse broken ground. Students are also required to undertake experiments including specimen and microscope work with assessment reliant on careful observation and visual interpretation of results. Practicals may also involve handling and working with animals.
Chemical Systems Specific Core Participation requirements: Laboratory experiments This major requires students to undertake experiments using specialist software with assessment reliant on careful observation and visual interpretation of results.
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Major Specific Core Participation requirements: Fieldwork The sites essential to this fieldwork are not wheelchair accessible and require students to traverse broken ground. Visual observation and interpretation of the sites is also an essential component.
Food Science Major Specific Core Participation requirements: Laboratory experiments This major requires students to undertake experiments using specialist software with assessment reliant on careful observation and visual interpretation of results.
Geology Major Specific Core Participation requirements: Fieldwork The sites essential to this fieldwork are not wheelchair accessible and require students to traverse broken ground. Visual observation and interpretation of the sites is also an essential component, as is specimen and microscope work.
The Bachelor of Science degree provides pathways to honours, graduate professional entry degrees or, upon completion of appropriate research training preparation following the BSc, research higher degrees.
Honours - Depending on the major undertaken, students may apply for an Honours program upon completion of the Bachelor of Science. Refer to the course entry for further details:
Graduate Professional Entry Degrees For students who wish to continue professional studies at graduate level, the degree provides a pathway into a range of graduate professional entry programs, some of which also provide research training.
The Bachelor of Science has the objective of preparing graduates who embody the University of Melbourne graduate attributes.
Please see the handbook entry for the following majors for details of their level of professional accreditation:
A description of the generic skills expected of a graduate of the Bachelor of Science is contained within the degrees Learning outcomes statement (see 'Learning Outcomes' above).
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