Bachelor of Science (Advanced Science)

Approved Abbreviation: BSc(AdvSc)

Western Sydney University Course Code: 3562.9

AQF Level: 7

CRICOS Code: 041145K

Students should follow the course structure for the course version relevant to the year they commenced. This course version applies to students who commenced study in this course in 2016 or later.

Commencement Year 2015 - 3562.8 Bachelor of Science (Advanced Science)

Commencement Year 2013-2014 - 3562.7 Bachelor of Science (Advanced Science)

Commencement Year 2012 - 3562.6 Bachelor of Science (Advanced Science)

Commencement Year 2011 - 3562.5 Bachelor of Science (Advanced Science)

Commencement Year 2010 - 3562.4 Bachelor of Science (Advanced Science)

Commencement Year 2009 - 3562.3 Bachelor of Science (Advanced Science)

Commencement Year 2008 - 3562.2 Bachelor of Science (Advanced Science)

Commencement Year 2001 to 2007 - 3562.1 Bachelor of Science (Advanced Science)

If you enjoy being constantly challenged and extended by your studies and are thinking about a career involving scientific research, then the Western Sydney University Advanced Science degree is for you! This degree equips students with both specialised knowledge and enhanced inquiry skills in any one of a range of scientific disciplines. The Advanced Science degree is specifically designed to provide initial training for a range of scientific careers involving research and inquiry. You will be partnered with experienced academic researchers and their research teams and participate in the University’s exciting research activities to facilitate your transition to a Masters Research degree or directly into a range of exciting career opportunities available to high-achieving science graduates.

Further studies can be pursued (Masters Research or PhD degree) leading to a research or academic career.

Study Mode
Three years full-time.

The Bachelor of Science (Advanced Science) is accredited by the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI) for normal entry of a graduate to the Chartered Chemist qualification.


Minimum ATAR of 90. Students must maintain a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 5.0 or above to continue their enrolment in the course. If this GPA is not maintained they will be automatically transferred into the standard program after one warning (one semester of further study). Students in other Western Sydney University science courses who achieve a GPA of 5.0 or greater at the end of their first year of study may be admitted into the Advanced Science program by invitation if sufficient places are available.

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.

International applicants must apply directly to the 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.

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.

Course Structure

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

Students in the Bachelor of Science (Advanced Science) must follow one of the study programs listed below.

Note: Not all key programs are available on all campuses, please check availability

KT3128Biological Science
KT3148Environmental Science
KT3149Forensic Science
KP3027General Program
KT3150Mathematical Sciences
KT3132Nutrition and Food Science

Sub-major Elective Spaces

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

Search for sub-majors

Students in Advanced courses may use elective units toward obtaining an additional approved sub-major in Applied Leadership or Critical Thinking.

SM3082.1 Applied Leadership

SM3083.1 Critical Thinking

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

Global Sustainability Sub-major

Indigenous Australian Studies Sub-major

Indigenous Economics Sub-major

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

MyStudentRecords (MySR)

Elective Units

The following unit, 301161 Work Integrated Learning in Science, is a level 2 elective unit that gives students the opportunity to undertake a short work placement within a professional organisation. For further details please follow the link

301161Work Integrated Learning in Science

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