Bachelor of Science (Advanced Science)

Approved Abbreviation: BSc(AdvSc)

Western Sydney University Course Code: 3562.4

CRICOS Code: 041145K

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 2010.

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)

This degree equips students with both specialised knowledge and understanding in any one of agricultural science, anatomy and physiology, animal science, biochemistry and human biology, biomedical science, biotechnology, chemistry, environmental science, food science, forensic science, general biology, general science, human biology, human bioscience, human molecular biology, mathematics, medicinal chemistry, microbiology, nanotechnology, nutrition and food, operations research, pharmaceutical chemistry, plant biology and statistics AND the skills to apply this in the research context.

Students in the Bachelor of Science (Advanced Science) may follow any of the study programs - including key programs and majors - set out for the following four courses: 3640 Bachelor of Science, 3589 Bachelor of Science (Forensic Science), 3577 Bachelor of Medical Science, and 3632 Bachelor of Biomolecular Science. For details, please refer to:

3640 Bachelor of Science

3589 Bachelor of Science (Forensic Science)

3577 Bachelor of Medical Science

3632 Bachelor of Biomolecular Science

The degree is specially designed to provide the initial training for a range of scientific careers involving research and to facilitate the transition to an Honours year, on top of the employment areas available to graduates from the standard science programs in these areas.

Study Mode
Three years full-time.

The Bachelor of Science (Advanced Science) key programs Medicinal Chemistry, Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Chemistry are accredited by The Royal Australian Chemical Institute Incorporated (RACI).


Assumed knowledge required: Minimum ATAR of 90.80 with assumed knowledge of HSC mathematics and at least two of biology, chemistry and/or physics. Students must maintain a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 5.0 or above to continue their enrolment in the course. As part of the admission/enrolment process students will be required to sign a statement acknowledging that they understand that a minimum 5.0 GPA is required to remain in the program and that if this GPA is not maintained that they will be automatically transferred into the standard program. 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 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).


International applicants must apply directly to Western Sydney University via the International Office.

International Office

Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof can be found on the Universities Admissions Centre website (UAC).


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

Students enrolled in Bachelor of Science (Advanced Science) must complete the following units in conjunction with the requirements of the key program they are undertaking. These units replace three elective units in the key program:

300591Advanced Science Research Project A
300592Advanced Science Research Project B
300593Advanced Science Research Project C

In addition, students must complete the appropriate timetabled project in their discipline in their final semester.

Sub-major elective spaces

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

Search for sub-majors

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

Indigenous Australian Studies Sub-major

Indigenous Australian Creative Expressions Sub-major

Indigenous Economics Sub-major

Business Sustainability Sub-major

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

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