Course

Bachelor of Science (Biological Sciences)

Approved Abbreviation: BSc(BioSc)


Western Sydney University Course Code: 3677.1

AQF Level: 7

CRICOS Code: 041151A


Course Status: INACTIVE
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The biological sciences are diverse, fascinating, rapidly changing, and essential to our understanding of living systems at scales ranging from the molecular to the global. They play a vital role in our understanding of the environment, as well as animals, plants and micro-organisms, and are essential to a wide range of contemporary industries. A Bachelor of Science (Biological Science) offers a solid foundation in the basic sciences, including biology, microbiology, biochemistry and environmental science. You will be equipped to enter government, industry or research-based employment in this area (e.g. Biotechnology companies, pathology, quality assurance, university and hospital laboratories, scientific sales and government agencies).You may also choose to maximise the biological science content of your degree or combine biological sciences with studies in another discipline.

Study Mode
Three years full-time.

Course Advice

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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

Admission

Assumed Knowledge: At least two units of Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics.

Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent resident visas must be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).

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/

International applicants must apply directly to Western Sydney 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.

http://pubsites.uws.edu.au/international/

Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and Western Sydney University.

Course Structure

Recommended Sequence

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 240 credit points which include the units listed in the recommended sequences below.

Note: At least 60 credit points must be at Level 3 or above.

Year 1

Autumn session

300802Biodiversity
300811Scientific Literacy

Choose one of

300800Essential Chemistry 1
300808Introductory Chemistry

Choose one of

300831Quantitative Thinking
200263Biometry

Spring session

300816Cell Biology
300803Essential Chemistry 2
300818Introduction to Physiology

And one elective

Year 2

Autumn session

300936Functional Proteins and Genes
300833Microbiology 1
300845Genetics

And one elective

Spring session

300839Ecology
300817Molecular Biology

Choose one of

300848Metabolism
300896Microbiology 2
300838Comparative Physiology
300876Organic Chemistry
300832Analytical Chemistry
200030Differential Equations
200033Applied Statistics
300847Immunology

And one elective

Year 3

Autumn session

Choose at least one capstone unit in your final year of study. Capstone units are listed separately below.

Hawkesbury Campus

Choose at least two of

300820Genes, Genomics and Human Health
300850Advanced Cell Biology
300856Ecosystem Carbon Accounting
300919Occupational Health and Safety
300826Medical Microbiology

Capstone units

300866Analytical Microbiology
300851Advanced Physiology
300929Aquatic Ecology

Parramatta Campus

300820Genes, Genomics and Human Health
300850Advanced Cell Biology

Campbelltown Campus

Choose at least two of

300820Genes, Genomics and Human Health
300850Advanced Cell Biology
300819Topics in Physiology

And two elective units (one elective must be a Level 3 unit)

Spring session

Hawkesbury Campus

Choose at least two of

300905Advanced Immunology
300861Vertebrate Biodiversity
300918Invertebrate Biology

Capstone units

300927Molecular Medicine
300924Science Research Project
300855Conservation Biology
300909Biological Adaptation to Climate Change
300883Laboratory Quality Management

Parramatta Campus

Choose at least two of

300905Advanced Immunology
300826Medical Microbiology

Capstone units

300927Molecular Medicine
300855Conservation Biology
300924Science Research Project

Campbelltown Campus

Choose at least two of

300905Advanced Immunology
300826Medical Microbiology

Capstone units

300927Molecular Medicine
300924Science Research Project

And two elective units (one elective must be a Level 3 unit)

Major and Sub-major elective spaces

Elective units may be used toward obtaining an additional approved major (80 credit points) or sub-major (40 credit points) including the majors and sub-majors listed below.

Majors

M3046Aquatic Biology
M3045Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
M3049Conservation Biology
M3052General Biology
M3055Microbiology
M3056Zoology

Sub-majors

SM3041Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
SM3048Climate Change
SM3042Conservation Biology
SM3043Geochemistry
SM3049Immunology and Cell Biology
SM3044Microbiology
SM3045Zoology

Sub-major elective spaces

Elective units may be used toward obtaining an additional approved sub-major (40 credit points).

Search for sub-majors

Western Sydney University offers sub-majors in a range of areas including Sustainability and Indigenous Studies.

Indigenous Australian Studies Sub-major

Indigenous Australian Creative Expressions Sub-major

Indigenous Economics Sub-major

Business Sustainability Sub-major

Students can apply for an elective major or sub-major via MySR.

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