Course

Bachelor of Science (Pathway to Teaching Primary/Secondary)

Approved Abbreviation: BSci


Western Sydney University Course Code: 3756.1

AQF Level: 7

CRICOS Code: 094198C


Course Status: CONTINUING
This version of the course is available only to continuing or completing students.


Students should follow the course structure for the course version relevant to the year they commenced. This version applies to students whose commencement year in this course is 2020 or later.

Units may be revised or replaced to ensure students are provided with up to date curriculum throughout their studies, and this may result in a new course version. Refer to the Check My Course Progress page in MySR for the most up to date information for your course.

For Commencement Year 2017 to 2019 - Please refer to 3736.1 Bachelor of Science - Pathway to Teaching (Primary/Secondary)

This degree combines Science with learning about Education. Science asks questions about how the natural world works and the impact of humans at its interface. It does so in a systematic, yet rigorously creative way based on inquiry and evidence for ideas. A Bachelor of Science will prepare you to take part in this process of inquiry, by both contributing to it and by using scientific knowledge to solve current problems in broad settings including in society. Students will learn core concepts and skills investigating the natural world, proposing and testing ideas by experimentation and observation; quantifying and modelling processes; communicating findings, thinking independently and critically. Students can enrol in this degree and select from a range of scientific disciplines with the option of expanding learning into other areas outside of science. Students need note that different majors are offered on different campuses. Students will also take 4 units of study in Education.. Students will be offered a place into the M.Teach program on successful completion of the degree.

Students choosing MT3021 Nutrition and Food Science will be required to complete a compulsory work placement of a minimum 100 hours. Students choosing any other testamur major may also elect to complete a work placement.

All students must complete 60 credit points of study at Level 3 to meet course requirements. Depending on the specialisation selected, students may need to select at least 10 credit points of elective study at Level 3 to meet this requirement.

Students need to note that different majors are offered on different campuses, and not all majors will be offered at every campus.

Study Mode
Three years full-time or six years part-time.

Course Advice

NameEmail
Course Advicescience@westernsydney.edu.au

Location

CampusAttendanceModeCourse Advice
Campbelltown CampusFull TimeInternal See above
Campbelltown CampusPart TimeInternal See above
Hawkesbury CampusFull TimeInternal See above
Hawkesbury CampusPart TimeInternal See above
Parramatta Campus - Victoria RoadFull TimeInternal See above
Parramatta Campus - Victoria RoadPart TimeInternal See above

Accreditation
MT3031 (Environmental Health) when undertaken within the Bachelor of Science has Conditional Provisional Accreditation with Environmental Health Australia

Admission

Assumed Knowledge: Students should have at least two unit English, and two unit science (any science) and two unit mathematics at year 12 equivalent.

Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent resident visas must be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC). Use the links below to apply via UAC or Western Sydney University. Applications made directly to Western Sydney do not have an application fee.

Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local and International applicants who are applying through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying directly to the University should also use the information provided on the UAC website.

http://www.uac.edu.au/

https://westernsydney.uac.edu.au/ws/

International applicants must apply directly to the University via the International Office. International students applying to the University through the International Office can find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on their website.

International Office

Work Integrated Learning

Western Sydney University seeks to enhance student learning experiences by enabling students to engage in the culture, expectations and practices of their profession or discipline. This course includes a placement or other community-based unpaid practical experience.

There is an optional work component available in this course. Please contact the Course Advisor listed above for information.

International students should be aware that if an elective is a requirement of the course but the work itself was not registered with CRICOS, students can still complete these electives but it would be counted towards the work limitation. For more details, refer to the 'Work Integrated Learning (WIL) for international students' website.

Work Integrated Learning (WIL) for international students

Course Structure

Qualification for this award requires the completion of 240 credit points which includes: 80 credit points of core units, 80 credit points taken as a Science specialisation, 40 credit points taken within the sub-major Education Studies (SM1100) and 40 credit points of elective units.

For MT3031 Environmental Health specialisation, students must complete 80 credit points of core units plus 120 credit points of Environmental Health specialisation units plus 40 credit points taken within the sub-major Education Studies (SM1100).

Students must complete at least 60 credit points at Level 3 or above. Depending on the specialisation selected, students may need to select at least 10 credit points of elective study at Level 3 to meet this requirement.

Please note that the full three year structure is shown on each of the Major Testamur handbook pages via the links below.

Core Units

All students are required to complete the following three units:

300811Scientific Literacy
300808Introductory Chemistry
300802Biodiversity

Students are allocated a core unit from the following areas depending on the specialisation chosen. Students should consult the sequence of units identified for each specialisation.

Foundation

Choose one of

300816Cell Biology
300803Essential Chemistry 2

Mathematics

Choose one of

300831Quantitative Thinking
300672Mathematics 1A
200263Biometry

Analytical Science

Choose one of

300580Programming Fundamentals
300936Functional Proteins and Genes
300843Forensic and Environmental Analysis
300932Natural Science Research Methods
300832Analytical Chemistry

From 2021 students can also choose

300872Epidemiology

Work Integrated Learning

Choose one of

301259Work Internship for Science Professionals
301261Complex Case Studies in Science

Note: Students undertaking either MT3021 Nutrition and Food Science or MT3031 Environmental Health must choose 301259 Work Internship for Science Professionals.

Capstone

Choose one of

300883Laboratory Quality Management
300909Biological Adaptation to Climate Change
200022Mathematical Modelling
301110Applications of Big Data
300913Field Project 1
300922Quality Assurance and Food Analysis

Sub-major Education Studies

Students must complete the sub-major Education Studies (SM1100).

SM1100 Education Studies

Specialisations

Students are required to complete 80 credit points of units from one of the following Science testamur majors.

For MT3031 Environmental Health, students must complete 120 credit points of Science specialisation units.

Students may only select one testamur major:

Please note that the full three year structure is shown on each of the Major Testamur handbook pages via the links below.

MT3015Animal Science
MT3026Applied Physics
MT3042Biology
MT3027Chemistry
MT3031Environmental Health
MT3022Forensic Science

If selecting MT3022 Forensic Science, please see note under the Electives heading

MT3025Mathematics
MT3021Nutrition and Food Science
MT3043Sustainable Environmental Futures
MT3014Zoology

From 2021 the following specialisations are not available to commencing students:

MT3016Biology
MT3032Data Science
MT3017Ecology
MT3018Environmental Futures
MT3024Forensic Biology
MT3023Forensic Chemistry
MT3019Microbiology

Electives

Students must complete at least 60 credit points at Level 3 or above. Depending on the specialisation selected, students may need to select at least 10 credit points of elective study at Level 3 to meet this requirement.

Students may use their elective units to complete an additional specialisation from the wide range of units offered by Western Sydney University.

Suggested Elective Sub-majors

SM3044Microbiology
SM3113Environmental Health
SM3114Infectious Diseases

Enrolment in elective units is subject to meeting any required criteria for individual units, such as co-requisites and pre-requisites.

NOTE: Students selecting MT2022 Forensic Science must use their elective units to complete M3120 Crime Scene Investigation to meet industry requirements.

M3120Crime Scene Investigation


Western Sydney University Copyright © 2004-2016 ABN 53 014 069 881 CRICOS Provider No: 00917K Contact Us | Disclaimer | Emergency Help |