Specialisation

Key Program - General Program

Western Sydney University Key Program Code: KP3027.1

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


Related Courses

3562.9 Bachelor of Science (Advanced Science)

Location

Campus Mode Specialisation Advice
Hawkesbury Campus Internal 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

300802 Biodiversity
300800 Essential Chemistry 1
300828 Physics 1
300831 Quantitative Thinking

Or

300808 Introductory Chemistry

Note: Only one chemistry unit may be selected

External offering only

300830 Analysis of Change
200263 Biometry

Spring session

Choose at least two of

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

And two electives

Year 2

Autumn session

300937 Advanced Science Project A

Choose at least three of

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

Spring session

300938 Advanced Science Project B

Choose at least three of

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

Year 3

Autumn session

300910 Advanced Science Project C

Choose at least two of

300850 Advanced Cell Biology
300857 Environmental Geochemistry
300820 Genes, Genomics and Human Health
300919 Occupational Health and Safety
300921 Plant Health and Biosecurity

Please note unit 300857 replaced by 301212 Science of the Anthropocene from 2019.

300866 Analytical Microbiology
300851 Advanced Physiology
300856 Ecosystem Carbon Accounting
300978 Marine and Aquatic Ecology
301212 Science of the Anthropocene

And one elective

Spring session

300924 Science Research Project

Choose at least two of

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

And one 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

300830 Analysis of Change
300802 Biodiversity
200025 Discrete Mathematics
300800 Essential Chemistry 1
300672 Mathematics 1A
300828 Physics 1
300580 Programming Fundamentals
300831 Quantitative Thinking

Or

300808 Introductory Chemistry

Note: Only one chemistry unit may be selected

External offering only

200263 Biometry

Spring session

Choose at least two of

200263 Biometry
300816 Cell Biology
301031 Computer Algebra
300803 Essential Chemistry 2
300818 Introduction to Physiology
300672 Mathematics 1A
300673 Mathematics 1B
300829 Physics 2
300580 Programming Fundamentals

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

200028 Advanced Calculus
300832 Analytical Chemistry
300936 Functional Proteins and Genes
300845 Genetics
300931 Integrated Science
301033 Introduction to Data Science
200027 Linear Algebra
300833 Microbiology 1
300876 Organic Chemistry
300865 Plant Physiology

Spring session

300938 Advanced Science Project B

Choose at least three of

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

Year 3

Autumn session

300910 Advanced Science Project C

Choose at least two of

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

And one elective

Spring session

Choose at least one Capstone unit

200045 Quantitative Project
300924 Science Research Project

Choose at least two of

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

And one 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

300830 Analysis of Change
300802 Biodiversity
200263 Biometry
200025 Discrete Mathematics
300800 Essential Chemistry 1
300672 Mathematics 1A
300828 Physics 1
300580 Programming Fundamentals
300831 Quantitative Thinking

Or

300808 Introductory Chemistry

Note: Only one chemistry unit may be selected

Spring session

Choose at least two of

300830 Analysis of Change
200263 Biometry
300816 Cell Biology
301031 Computer Algebra
300803 Essential Chemistry 2
300818 Introduction to Physiology
300672 Mathematics 1A
300673 Mathematics 1B
300829 Physics 2
300580 Programming Fundamentals
300831 Quantitative Thinking

And two electives

Year 2

Autumn session

300937 Advanced Science Project A

Choose at least three of

200028 Advanced Calculus
300832 Analytical Chemistry
300930 Classical Physics and Advanced Technologies
300936 Functional Proteins and Genes
300845 Genetics
300931 Integrated Science
301033 Introduction to Data Science
200027 Linear Algebra
300833 Microbiology 1
300876 Organic Chemistry

Spring Session

300938 Advanced Science Project B

Choose at least three of

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

Year 3

Autumn session

300910 Advanced Science Project C

Choose at least two of

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

And one elective

Spring session

Choose at least one Capstone unit

200045 Quantitative Project
300924 Science Research Project

Choose at least two of

300925 Advanced Analytical Chemistry
300905 Advanced Immunology
300906 Advanced Organic Chemistry
301035 Environmental Informatics
200022 Mathematical Modelling
300826 Medical Microbiology
300927 Molecular Medicine
300923 Quantum Physics

And one elective



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