Specialisation

Key Program - Biological Science

Western Sydney University Key Program Code: KT3128.1

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


Related Courses

3562.9 Bachelor of Science (Advanced Science)

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).


Location

Campus Mode Specialisation Advice
Hawkesbury Campus Internal Course Advice

Key Program Structure

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

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

Year 1

Autumn session

300802 Biodiversity
300811 Scientific Literacy

Choose one of

300800 Essential Chemistry 1
300808 Introductory Chemistry

Choose one of

300830 Analysis of Change
200263 Biometry
300672 Mathematics 1A
300831 Quantitative Thinking

Spring session

300816 Cell Biology
300803 Essential Chemistry 2
300818 Introduction to Physiology

And one elective

Year 2

Autumn session

300937 Advanced Science Project A
300936 Functional Proteins and Genes
300833 Microbiology 1

Choose one of

300845 Genetics

Hawkesbury campus only

300980 Principles of Evolution

Spring session

300938 Advanced Science Project B
300817 Molecular Biology

Choose two more Level 2 science units from the list below

300832 Analytical Chemistry
300838 Comparative Physiology
300839 Ecology
300847 Immunology
301033 Introduction to Data Science
301032 Making Sense of Data
300959 Mangamai'bangawarra: Indigenous Science
300848 Metabolism
300896 Microbiology 2
300876 Organic Chemistry

Hawkesbury only

300836 Botany
300979 Principles of Zoology

Year 3

Autumn session

300910 Advanced Science Project C

And one Level 3 elective unit

Hawkesbury Campus

Choose at least two of

300850 Advanced Cell Biology
300851 Advanced Physiology
300866 Analytical Microbiology
300837 Climate Change Science
300856 Ecosystem Carbon Accounting
300820 Genes, Genomics and Human Health
300978 Marine and Aquatic Ecology
300919 Occupational Health and Safety
300921 Plant Health and Biosecurity
300865 Plant Physiology

Parramatta Campus

Choose at least two of

300850 Advanced Cell Biology
300851 Advanced Physiology
300820 Genes, Genomics and Human Health
300865 Plant Physiology

Campbelltown Campus

Choose at least two of

300850 Advanced Cell Biology
300851 Advanced Physiology
300820 Genes, Genomics and Human Health
300819 Topics in Physiology

Spring session

Capstone unit

300924 Science Research Project

And one Level 3 elective unit

Hawkesbury Campus

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

Parramatta Campus

Choose at least two of

300905 Advanced Immunology
300855 Conservation Biology
300826 Medical Microbiology

Campbelltown Campus

Choose at least two of

300905 Advanced Immunology
300826 Medical Microbiology
300927 Molecular Medicine


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