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Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Business

Approved Abbreviation: BSc/BBus


Western Sydney University Course Code: 4748.3

AQF Level: 7

CRICOS Code: 089207E


Course Status: CURRENT
This version of the course is available to new and continuing 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 2018, please refer to: 4748.2 Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Business

For commencement year 2016, please refer to: 4748.1 Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Business

The Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Business double degree program allows graduates to span both the commercial and scientific worlds in a way that single degree graduates cannot. This double degree permits students to undertake multi-skilling, and offers diverse career paths providing high marketability in multiple areas of expertise. Graduates will have a solid grounding in a core science discipline from a range of majors including Biology, Data Science, Ecology, Zoology, Environmental Science, Mathematics, and Forensic Chemistry. This qualification in science is combined with one of the following majors from the Bachelor of Business: Applied Finance, Economics, Hospitality Management, Human Resource Management, International Business, Management, Marketing, and Sport Management. Graduates will be equipped to work as scientists with a good understanding of business principles and practices. Alternatively, as Business graduates, they will be well-prepared to work in science-based industries and institutions.

Study Mode
Four years full-time

Course Advice

NameEmail
Course Advicescience@westernsydney.edu.au
Prospective students should use the links at the top of the page for general enquiries about this course.

Location

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

Accreditation
The Bachelor of Science (Chemistry) is accredited by The Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI). Major MT2021 - Applied Finance satisfies the educational requirements for membership of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (Finsia). Major MT2024 - Human Resource Management (including online) is accredited with the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI). Major MT2027 - Marketing satisfies the educational requirements for recognition as a Certified Practising Marketer and eligibility for membership of the Australian Marketing Institute (AMI).

Admission

Eligibility for admission to the Bachelor Science/Bachelor of Business is based on the following requirements

Bachelor of Science assumed knowledge: At least two of Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics at HSC level.

Bachelor of Business assumed knowledge: HSC Mathematics and any two units of HSC English.

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 Western Sydney 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 Western Sydney University via the International Office.

International students applying to Western Sydney University through the International Office can find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on their website.

International Office

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.

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 successful completion of 320 credit points as prescribed in the structure below.

Students who complete this award will graduate with a Bachelor of Science with the selected testamur major, and a Bachelor of Business.

Students should note that core units will be allocated based on the Testamur Major chosen and as indicated in the relevant testamur major sequence.

To complete some of the components within this course, students may be required to travel between Western Sydney University campuses in order to complete their units.

Science component

Students should note that core units will be allocated based on the Testamur Major chosen and as indicated in the relevant testamur major sequence.

Bachelor of Science core units are

Choose all

300802Biodiversity
300808Introductory Chemistry
300811Scientific Literacy

Foundation

(depending on testamur major selected):

Choose one of

300816Cell Biology
300803Essential Chemistry 2

Mathematics

(depending on testamur major selected):

Choose one of

300831Quantitative Thinking
300672Mathematics 1A
200263Biometry

Analytical Science

(depending on testamur major selected):

Choose one of

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

Work Integrated Learning

Choose one of

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

Core Capstone

(depending on testamur major selected):

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

Bachelor of Science Testamur Majors

Students must choose one of the following testamur majors:

MT3014Zoology
MT3015Animal Science
MT3016Biology
MT3017Ecology
MT3018Environmental Futures
MT3019Microbiology
MT3021Nutrition and Food Science
MT3024Forensic Biology
MT3023Forensic Chemistry
MT3025Mathematics
MT3032Data Science
MT3026Applied Physics
MT3027Chemistry

Please note that not all Testamur Majors are available at all campuses.

Business component

Core units (compulsory 40 credit points)

The four compulsory core units that provide students with essential business knowledge are:

200909Enterprise Law
200910Financing Enterprises
200911Enterprise Innovation and Markets
200912Enterprise Leadership

Professional units (choose 40 credit points)

The professional units provide a focus on careers. Students are required to complete one unit from each of the four key focus areas: numeracy, career planning, innovation, and enterprise engagement, a total of 40 credit points. Students are advised to choose units that will support careers in one of three areas: Money (for majors in Applied Finance, Economics), Markets (for majors in Hospitality Management, International Business, Marketing, and Sport Management), Management (for majors in Human Resource Management, and Management). The professional units that are recommended for each of the Bachelor of Business testamur majors are specified in the majors.

Majors (choose 80 credit points from one primary Business major. These are testamur majors)

Students are required to complete eight major core units from one of the following primary Business majors.

Majors for Careers in Money

MT2021Applied Finance
MT2022Economics

Majors for Careers in Markets

MT2035Hospitality Management
MT2025International Business
MT2027Marketing
MT2036Sport Management

Majors for Careers in Management

MT2024Human Resource Management
MT2026Management

Recommended Sequence

Use the links to each Bachelor of Business (BBus) Major to see the Core, Professional and Major units required. Students should follow the recommended sequence below and not the recommended sequence listed under each Bachelor of Business Major.

This progression pattern is highly recommended. Students’ progress through both degrees at the same pace, completing two units in each degree in each semester. Graduation after three years with either degree will be possible only if a student makes this decision at or before the end of Year 2 and amends their progression pattern as prescribed by an Academic Course Advisor.

To complete some of the components within this course, students may be required to travel between Western Sydney University campuses in order to complete their units.

Year 1

Autumn session

B Bus core unit 1

B Bus core unit 2

300802Biodiversity
300808Introductory Chemistry

Spring Session

B Bus core unit 3

B Bus core unit 4

One core Science Mathematics unit (depending on testamur major selected)

Choose one of

300831Quantitative Thinking
300672Mathematics 1A
200263Biometry

And

One core Science Foundation unit (depending on testamur major selected)

Choose one of

300816Cell Biology
300803Essential Chemistry 2

Year 2

Autumn session

B Bus professional unit 1

B Bus major unit 1

Two core Science units comprising:

One Analytical Science unit (depending on testamur major selected):

Choose one of

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

And

300811Scientific Literacy

Spring session

B Bus professional unit 2

B Bus major unit 2

One core Science Work Integrated learning unit.

Choose one of

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

And

One Science testamur major units (see sequence provided with each testamur major).

Year 3

Autumn session

B Bus major unit 3

B Bus major unit 4

One Science capstone unit (depending on testamur major chosen):

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

And

One Science testamur major units (see sequence provided with each testamur major).

Spring session

B Bus major unit 5

B Bus major unit 6

Two Science testamur major units (see the sequence provided with each testamur major).

Year 4

Autumn session

B Bus professional unit 3

B Bus major unit 7

Two Science testamur major units (see the sequence provided with each testamur major).

Spring session

B Bus professional unit 4

B Bus major unit 8

Two Science testamur major units (see the sequence provided with each testamur major).



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