Bachelor of Science (Advanced Science)

Approved Abbreviation: BSc(AdvSc)

Western Sydney University Course Code: 3562.6

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 2012 or later

Units may be revised or replaced to ensure students are provided with up to date curriculum throughout their studies, and this may result in a new course version. Refer to the Check My Course Progress page in MySR for the most up to date information for your course.

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 UWS 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 an Honours year or directly into a range of exciting career opportunities available to high-achieving science graduates.

Further studies can be pursued (Masters (Hon) or PhD degree) leading to a research or academic career. Information and details on how to apply for Honours will be provided to you as you progress through your Bachelor degree, or you can find out more at

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).

Western Sydney University Advanced Science Pathway - Applicants who complete Year 1 (full time) of either the Western Sydney University Bachelor of Science (Advanced Science) or Western Sydney University Bachelor of Medical Science (Advanced) will be considered for an interview if they achieve a GPA of 5.5 or more at the end of year 1 and have a total percentile of 50 or more in UMAT. There are a total of six spaces available for interview in this category (six in total, not six per course). If there are more eligible applicants than there are interview places, applicants will be ranked using their UMAT total percentile. Applicants in this category should apply in the same way as "local applicants".

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 the University should also use the information provided on the UAC website.

International applicants must apply directly to 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.

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

KP3010General program
KT3090Biological Science
KT3092Environmental Science
KT3093Forensic Science
KT3094Nutrition and Food Science
KT3095Mathematical Sciences

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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