Bachelor of Science - Pathway to Teaching (Secondary)

Approved Abbreviation: BSc

Western Sydney University Course Code: 3638.3

AQF Level: 7

CRICOS Code: 064315G

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 2011 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 2010 - 3638.2 Bachelor of Science - Pathway to Teaching (Secondary)

Commencement Year 2009 - 3638.1 Bachelor of Science - Pathway to Teaching (Secondary)

The Bachelor of Science - Pathway to Teaching (Secondary) will allow you to focus on a general science program of your choice and to structure your units of study to gain the necessary learning areas to satisfy the Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards (BOSTES) discipline knowledge requirements for entry into teaching. It also gives the advantage of early access to Education Studies units through mandatory completion of an Education Studies sub major.

Graduates of this degree who complete the requisite units to meet the requirements of BOSTES will receive guaranteed entry to Master of Teaching.

Study Mode
Three years full-time.

The Bachelor of Science (Chemistry) is accredited by The Royal Australian Chemical Institute Incorporated (RACI). Bachelor of Science (Mathematical Science) - Membership of the Australian Mathematical Society Inc. (Aust MS) and the Statistical Society of Australia (SSAI) depending on the units studied. Bachelor of Science (Food Technology) - Graduates would be qualified to become professional members of the Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology Incorporated (AIFST). Bachelor of Science (Biological Science) - Depending on the units chosen within the course, graduates can satisfy the requirements for membership of professional bodies such as the Australian Society for Microbiology (ASM) and the Australian Institute of Biology (AIB).


At least two of Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics (excluding General Mathematics) and Physics at HSc level.

Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent resident visas must be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).

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

Qualifying for this award requires successful completion of 240 credit points within the following rules:

Level 1

• a maximum of 100 credit points at Level 1 units (including electives)

  • at least 60 credit points must be core units from your Key Program
  • the core units must span three of the following discipline areas: Mathematics/Statistics, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Geoscience, Physics or Integrated Science
  • at least one must be in Mathematics or Statistics.
  • complete 300497 Professional Skills for Science or equivalent academic skilling unit if deemed necessary by Head of Program

Level 2

• completion of the core Units from your Key Program

Level 3

• at least 60 credit points must be at Level 3 or above

• 40 credit points must be from core units in your Key Program

• one must be a capstone unit which draws the program together.

Students who do not select a discipline-specific Key Program must choose the No Key Program and must select Units within the No Key Program to complete one of the Majors listed in the Handbook entry for the Bachelor of Science.

Students must complete a mandatory Education Studies sub-major within their electives comprising any 40 credit points from the units within the Education studies sub-major.

SM1031Education Studies

Key Program in Biological Science

KT3056Biological Science

Key Program in Chemistry


Key Program in Food Technology

KT3074Food Technology

Key Program in Mathematical Science

KT3062Mathematical Science

No Key Program

KP3005Science (No Key Program)


Additional majors are also available from course 3640 Bachelor of Science.

M3036General Biology

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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