Specialisation

Key Program - General Program

Western Sydney University Key Program Code: KP3026.1

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


Location

Campus Mode Specialisation Advice
Hawkesbury Campus Course Advice

Key Program Structure

Students completing the Bachelor of Science (Advanced Science) General will complete the following course structure.

Qualifying for this award requires successful completion of 240 credit points within the following rules.

Level 1

Six level 1 science core units must be completed by including the following

  • at least one mathematics or statistics unit
  • one academic skills unit
  • at least four other science foundation units from the unit set structure below, which must come from a further two science disciplines out of the following: Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science or Physics

Levels 2 and 3

  • at least thirteen more science units must be selected from the unit set structure below; three of these must be Advanced Science Project units
  • at least one Major specialisation must be completed
  • at least 60 credit points must be taken at level 3, of which at least 40 credit points must be for science units taken from the unit set structure below
  • 300924 Science Research Project must be completed as the capstone unit

Students must complete at least one of the following majors:

  • Hawkesbury: Marine Biology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Climate Change, Conservation Biology, Environmental Consulting, Forensic Science, Microbiology, General Biology, Nutrition and Physiology, Zoology. Please note: the Mathematics major cannot be completed on Hawkesbury campus.
  • Parramatta: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Chemistry, General Biology, Mathematics
  • Campbelltown: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Chemistry, General Biology, Mathematics

Hawkesbury Campus

Year 1

Autumn session

Non-mathematics majors: choose at least one appropriate mathematics or statistics unit in your first year: Students cannot do a mathematics major on the Hawkesbury campus.

300811 Scientific Literacy

Choose three of

300800 Essential Chemistry 1

Or

300808 Introductory Chemistry

* Only one chemistry unit may be selected

300802 Biodiversity
300828 Physics 1
300831 Quantitative Thinking

External offering only

200263 Biometry
300830 Analysis of Change

Spring session

Choose at least two of

300803 Essential Chemistry 2
300816 Cell Biology
300818 Introduction to Physiology
200263 Biometry
300830 Analysis of Change
300831 Quantitative Thinking

And two electives

Year 2

Autumn session

300937 Advanced Science Project A

Choose at least three of

300936 Functional Proteins and Genes
300833 Microbiology 1
300845 Genetics
300865 Plant Physiology
300837 Climate Change Science
300843 Forensic and Environmental Analysis
300876 Organic Chemistry
300931 Integrated Science
300980 Principles of Evolution

Spring session

300938 Advanced Science Project B

Choose at least three of

300848 Metabolism
300896 Microbiology 2
300817 Molecular Biology
300838 Comparative Physiology
300839 Ecology
300836 Botany
300979 Principles of Zoology
300876 Organic Chemistry
300959 Mangamai'bangawarra: Indigenous Science

Year 3

Autumn session

300910 Advanced Science Project C

Choose at least two of

300820 Genes, Genomics and Human Health
300850 Advanced Cell Biology
300921 Plant Health and Biosecurity
300919 Occupational Health and Safety
300857 Environmental Geochemistry
300866 Analytical Microbiology
300851 Advanced Physiology
300978 Marine and Aquatic Ecology
300856 Ecosystem Carbon Accounting

And one Level 3 elective

Spring session

300924 Science Research Project

Choose at least two of

300905 Advanced Immunology
300927 Molecular Medicine
300855 Conservation Biology
300826 Medical Microbiology
300861 Vertebrate Biodiversity
300918 Invertebrate Biology
300909 Biological Adaptation to Climate Change
300883 Laboratory Quality Management

And one Level 3 elective

Parramatta Campus

Year 1

Autumn session

Non-mathematics majors: choose at least one appropriate mathematics or statistics unit in your first year

300811 Scientific Literacy

Choose three of

300800 Essential Chemistry 1

Or

300808 Introductory Chemistry

* Only one chemistry unit may be selected

300802 Biodiversity
300828 Physics 1
300580 Programming Fundamentals
300831 Quantitative Thinking
300830 Analysis of Change
300672 Mathematics 1A
200025 Discrete Mathematics

External offering only

200263 Biometry

Spring session

Choose at least two of

300803 Essential Chemistry 2
300816 Cell Biology
300818 Introduction to Physiology
300829 Physics 2
300580 Programming Fundamentals
200263 Biometry
300672 Mathematics 1A
300673 Mathematics 1B

External offering only

300830 Analysis of Change
300831 Quantitative Thinking

And two electives

Year 2

Autumn session

300937 Advanced Science Project A

Choose at least three of

300936 Functional Proteins and Genes
300833 Microbiology 1
300845 Genetics
300865 Plant Physiology
300837 Climate Change Science
300843 Forensic and Environmental Analysis
300876 Organic Chemistry
300931 Integrated Science
300980 Principles of Evolution

Spring session

300938 Advanced Science Project B

Choose at least three of

300848 Metabolism
300896 Microbiology 2
300817 Molecular Biology
300847 Immunology
300838 Comparative Physiology
300839 Ecology
300899 Inorganic Chemistry
300849 Physical Chemistry
200030 Differential Equations
301032 Making Sense of Data
301033 Introduction to Data Science

Year 3

Autumn session

300910 Advanced Science Project C

Choose at least two of

300820 Genes, Genomics and Human Health
300850 Advanced Cell Biology
300851 Advanced Physiology
300907 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
300926 Advanced Physical Chemistry
300857 Environmental Geochemistry
200193 Abstract Algebra
200023 Analysis
301034 Predictive Modelling

And one Level 3 elective

Spring session

Choose at least one Capstone unit

300924 Science Research Project
200045 Quantitative Project

Choose at least two of

300905 Advanced Immunology
300826 Medical Microbiology
300855 Conservation Biology
300925 Advanced Analytical Chemistry
300906 Advanced Organic Chemistry
301035 Environmental Informatics
200022 Mathematical Modelling

And one Level 3 elective

Campbelltown Campus

Year 1

Autumn session

Non-mathematics majors: choose at least one mathematics or statistics unit in your first year

300811 Scientific Literacy

Choose three of

300800 Essential Chemistry 1

Or

300808 Introductory Chemistry

* Only one chemistry unit may be selected

300802 Biodiversity
300828 Physics 1
300580 Programming Fundamentals
300830 Analysis of Change
300831 Quantitative Thinking
200263 Biometry
300672 Mathematics 1A
200025 Discrete Mathematics

Spring session

Choose at least two of

300803 Essential Chemistry 2
300816 Cell Biology
300818 Introduction to Physiology
300829 Physics 2
300580 Programming Fundamentals
300672 Mathematics 1A
300673 Mathematics 1B
200263 Biometry
300830 Analysis of Change
300831 Quantitative Thinking

And two electives

Year 2

Autumn session

300937 Advanced Science Project A

Choose at least three of

300936 Functional Proteins and Genes
300833 Microbiology 1
300845 Genetics
300865 Plant Physiology
300876 Organic Chemistry
300832 Analytical Chemistry
300931 Integrated Science
200027 Linear Algebra
200028 Advanced Calculus

Spring Session

300938 Advanced Science Project B

Choose at least three of

300848 Metabolism
300896 Microbiology 2
300817 Molecular Biology
300838 Comparative Physiology
300847 Immunology
300839 Ecology
300899 Inorganic Chemistry
300849 Physical Chemistry
200030 Differential Equations
301032 Making Sense of Data
301033 Introduction to Data Science

Year 3

Autumn session

300910 Advanced Science Project C

Choose at least two of

300820 Genes, Genomics and Human Health
300850 Advanced Cell Biology
300819 Topics in Physiology
300851 Advanced Physiology
300907 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
300912 Molecular Pharmacokinetics
200193 Abstract Algebra
301034 Predictive Modelling
200023 Analysis

And one Level 3 elective

Spring session

Choose one Capstone unit

300924 Science Research Project
200045 Quantitative Project

Choose at least two of

300905 Advanced Immunology
300826 Medical Microbiology
300927 Molecular Medicine
300925 Advanced Analytical Chemistry
300906 Advanced Organic Chemistry
301035 Environmental Informatics
200022 Mathematical Modelling

And one Level 3 elective



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