Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Arts

Approved Abbreviation: BSc/BA

Western Sydney University Course Code: 3658.2

CRICOS Code: 068791B

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.

Commencement Year 2010 - 3658.1 Bachelor of Science/ Bachelor of Arts

This double degree program is designed for students whose interests span the Arts and Sciences. It will produce versatile graduates who can work across a range of academic and professional disciplines, including the opportunity to develop global perspectives and communication skills in an Asian language. Graduates will have a solid grounding in a core science discipline such as Biological Science, Chemistry or Mathematics; alternatively, students can design their own academic program within the Bachelor of Science course structure, including a science Major. This qualification in science can be combined with a Global Studies key program from the Bachelor of Arts, or a Humanities key program. The Humanities Key Program may have one of the following majors: Asian Studies and International Relations; Religion, Anthropology and Philosophy. Sub-majors are also available in Asian Studies and International Relations; Religion, Anthropology and Philosophy; Japanese; Chinese.

Study Mode

Four years full-time.

Admission

Local students will normally be admitted through UAC. The following sets of Assumed Knowledge and Recommended Studies apply.

Bachelor of Science (Biological Science) - Recommended studies: Mathematics (excluding General Mathematics) and Chemistry at HSC level.

Bachelor of Science (Chemistry) - Recommended studies: Chemistry at HSC level.

Bachelor of Science (Mathematical Science) - Recommended studies: Mathematics at HSC level (excluding General Mathematics).

Bachelor of Science (with no Key Program) - Assumed knowledge: At least two of Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics (excluding General Mathematics), Physics at HSC level.

Bachelor of Arts - Assumed knowledge: Two units of HSC English at Band 4. Recommended studies: HSC English Standard, or equivalent

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.

http://pubsites.uws.edu.au/international/

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 320 credit points as prescribed in the structure below. Students who complete this award will graduate with a Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Arts, with the key programs from both degree courses noted on their testamur.

Students who wish to exit this double degree after their third year and graduate with a Bachelor of Science must have completed 240 credit points and completed the units as listed below in Years 1, 2 and 3 for the key program chosen or the no key program option.

Students within this course will only be permitted to undertake the following key programs within 3640 Bachelor of Science.

- Biological Science

- Chemistry

- Mathematical Science

- Bachelor of Science (no Key Program)

The conceptual design of this Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Arts double degree is as follows.

Years 1 to 3

Students will complete 160 credit points of Bachelor of Science units as listed in the course structure below.

In Years 1 to 4 they will complete the four Bachelor of Arts core units and 12 Bachelor of Arts key program units from the following key programs in the Bachelor of Arts as offered on Parramatta campus only.

• Global Studies key program

• Humanities key program with the following majors only:

• Asian Studies and International Relations major or

• Religion, Anthropology and Philosophy major

Sub-majors are available in these Bachelor of Arts key programs as follows:

• Asian Studies and International Relations

• Religion, Anthropology and Philosophy

• Global Studies

• Japanese

• Chinese

Arts Units

For details of the relevant Arts units, refer to the current listing of Bachelor of Arts, course code 1604. Continuing students should refer to the earlier versions of 1604.

Bachelor of Science - Biological Science/Bachelor of Arts

Recommended Sequence

Full-Time

Year 1

Autumn session

Core Arts unit

Core Arts unit

300224 | Chemistry 1 |

300792 | Biology A - The Diversity of Life |

Spring session

Core Arts unit

Core Arts unit

300225 | Chemistry 2 |

300793 | Biology B - Cellular Processes |

Year 2

Autumn session

One Bachelor of Arts unit

300300 | Microbiology 1 |

300219 | Biochemistry 1 |

300609 | Plant Physiology |

Spring session

One Bachelor of Arts unit

300321 | Microbiology 2 |

300220 | Biochemistry 2 |

200263 | Biometry |

Year 3

Autumn session

One Bachelor of Arts unit

Choose two of

300234 | Molecular Biology |

300229 | Immunology |

300617 | Conservation Biology |

One Level 3 elective

Spring session

One Bachelor of Arts unit

Choose two of

300645 | Science Research Project 2 |

300233 | Medical Microbiology |

300647 | Environmental Biotechnology |

Choose one of

300608 | Animal Physiology |

300301 | Organic Chemistry 2 |

Year 4

Autumn session

Four Bachelor of Arts units

Spring session

Four Bachelor of Arts units

Bachelor of Science - Chemistry/Bachelor of Arts

Recommended Sequence

Full-Time

Year 1

Autumn session

Core Arts unit

Core Arts unit

300224 | Chemistry 1 |

Choose one of

200191 | Fundamentals of Mathematics |

300672 | Mathematics 1A |

Spring session

Core Arts unit

Core Arts unit

300225 | Chemistry 2 |

Choose one of

300661 | Integrated Science 1 |

300134 | Introduction to Information Technology |

300580 | Programming Fundamentals |

300613 | Introductory Geochemistry: Earth, Resources and Environments |

300559 | Physics 2 |

300793 | Biology B - Cellular Processes |

200263 | Biometry |

300672 | Mathematics 1A |

300673 | Mathematics 1B |

Year 2

Autumn session

One Bachelor of Arts unit

300297 | Analytical Chemistry 2 |

300301 | Organic Chemistry 2 |

Choose one of

300219 | Biochemistry 1 |

300611 | Chemical Mineralogy |

300300 | Microbiology 1 |

300609 | Plant Physiology |

200033 | Applied Statistics |

200042 | Introduction to Operations Research |

Spring session

One Bachelor of Arts unit

300230 | Inorganic Chemistry 2 |

300236 | Physical Chemistry 2 |

Choose one of

300220 | Biochemistry 2 |

300612 | Geochemical Systems |

300321 | Microbiology 2 |

300608 | Animal Physiology |

200028 | Advanced Calculus |

200030 | Differential Equations |

200027 | Linear Algebra |

Year 3

Autumn session

One Bachelor of Arts unit

300298 | Analytical Chemistry 3 |

300235 | Organic Chemistry 3 |

300558 | Physics 1 |

Spring session

One Bachelor of Arts unit

300231 | Inorganic Chemistry 3 |

300303 | Physical Chemistry 3 |

300645 | Science Research Project 2 |

Year 4

Autumn session

Four Bachelor of Arts units

Spring session

Four Bachelor of Arts units

Bachelor of Science - Mathematical Science/Bachelor of Arts

Recommended Sequence

Full-Time

Year 1

Autumn session

Core Arts unit

Core Arts unit

Bachelor of Science Maths Science unit (see below for options)

Bachelor of Science Maths Science unit (see below for options)

Spring session

Core Arts unit

Core Arts unit

Bachelor of Science Maths Science unit (see below for options)

Bachelor of Science Maths Science unit (see below for options)

Year 1 Bachelor of Science Mathematical Science units (Note: check session of offer)

Students must complete the following

300672 | Mathematics 1A |

300673 | Mathematics 1B |

200025 | Discrete Mathematics |

And choose one of

300700 | Statistical Decision Making |

200263 | Biometry |

Year 2

Autumn session

Bachelor of Arts unit

Bachelor of Science Maths Science unit (see below for options)

Bachelor of Science Maths Science unit (see below for options)

Bachelor of Science Maths Science unit (see below for options)

Spring session

Bachelor of Arts unit

Bachelor of Science Maths Science unit (see below for options)

Bachelor of Science Maths Science unit (see below for options)

Bachelor of Science Maths Science unit (see below for options)

Year 2 Bachelor of Science Mathematical Science units (Note: check session of offer)

Students must complete the following

300580 | Programming Fundamentals |

200028 | Advanced Calculus |

200027 | Linear Algebra |

Choose one of

300224 | Chemistry 1 |

300558 | Physics 1 |

300232 | Introduction to Earth Sciences |

300792 | Biology A - The Diversity of Life |

300613 | Introductory Geochemistry: Earth, Resources and Environments |

300559 | Physics 2 |

300793 | Biology B - Cellular Processes |

Choose one of

200042 | Introduction to Operations Research |

300606 | Foundations of Statistical Modelling and Decision Making |

Choose one of

200033 | Applied Statistics |

200030 | Differential Equations |

300606 | Foundations of Statistical Modelling and Decision Making |

200042 | Introduction to Operations Research |

200029 | Numerical Analysis |

Year 3

Autumn session

Bachelor of Arts unit

Bachelor of Science Maths Science unit (see below for options)

Bachelor of Science Maths Science unit (see below for options)

Bachelor of Science Maths Science unit (see below for options)

Spring session

Bachelor of Arts unit

Bachelor of Science Maths Science unit (see below for options)

Bachelor of Science Maths Science unit (see below for options)

Bachelor of Science Maths Science unit (see below for options)

Year 3 Bachelor of Science Mathematical Science units (Note: check session of offer)

Students must complete

200045 | Quantitative Project |

Choose two of

200033 | Applied Statistics |

200030 | Differential Equations |

300606 | Foundations of Statistical Modelling and Decision Making |

200042 | Introduction to Operations Research |

200029 | Numerical Analysis |

Choose three of

200193 | Abstract Algebra |

200023 | Analysis |

200036 | Data Mining and Visualisation |

200024 | Mathematical Finance |

200022 | Mathematical Modelling |

300670 | Optimisation Techniques |

300671 | Principles and Practice of Decision Making |

200040 | Probability & Stochastic Processes |

200037 | Regression Analysis & Experimental Design |

200044 | Simulation Techniques |

200039 | Surveys and Multivariate Analysis |

200038 | Time Series and Forecasting |

Year 4

Autumn session

Four Bachelor of Arts units

Spring session

Four Bachelor of Arts units

Bachelor of Science - No Key Program/Bachelor of Arts

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. The majors available on the Parramatta campus are: General Biology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Chemistry, Geochemistry and Mathematics.

The degree must include

- core units that span three of the following discipline areas: Mathematics/Statistics, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Geoscience, Physics or Integrated Science
- at least unit one must be in Mathematics or Statistics

Year 1

Autumn session

Two Core Arts units

Choose at least one of

200192 | Statistics for Science |

300672 | Mathematics 1A |

200263 | Biometry |

300672 | Mathematics 1A |

200025 | Discrete Mathematics |

Choose one of

300792 | Biology A - The Diversity of Life |

300224 | Chemistry 1 |

300232 | Introduction to Earth Sciences |

300580 | Programming Fundamentals |

300558 | Physics 1 |

300661 | Integrated Science 1 |

Spring session

Two Core Arts units

Choose two of

300793 | Biology B - Cellular Processes |

300225 | Chemistry 2 |

300613 | Introductory Geochemistry: Earth, Resources and Environments |

300580 | Programming Fundamentals |

300672 | Mathematics 1A |

300673 | Mathematics 1B |

300559 | Physics 2 |

Year 2

Autumn session

One Bachelor of Arts unit

Choose three units from

300219 | Biochemistry 1 |

300300 | Microbiology 1 |

300297 | Analytical Chemistry 2 |

300611 | Chemical Mineralogy |

300609 | Plant Physiology |

200033 | Applied Statistics |

200042 | Introduction to Operations Research |

Spring session

One Bachelor of Arts unit

Choose three units from

300220 | Biochemistry 2 |

300321 | Microbiology 2 |

300230 | Inorganic Chemistry 2 |

300236 | Physical Chemistry 2 |

300612 | Geochemical Systems |

300608 | Animal Physiology |

200028 | Advanced Calculus |

200030 | Differential Equations |

200027 | Linear Algebra |

Year 3

Autumn session

One Bachelor of Arts unit

Choose three units from

300298 | Analytical Chemistry 3 |

300235 | Organic Chemistry 3 |

300218 | Applied Aspects of Inorganic Chemistry |

300614 | Environmental Geochemistry |

300234 | Molecular Biology |

300229 | Immunology |

300617 | Conservation Biology |

200193 | Abstract Algebra |

200023 | Analysis |

Spring session

One Bachelor of Arts unit

Choose three units from

300231 | Inorganic Chemistry 3 |

300303 | Physical Chemistry 3 |

300645 | Science Research Project 2 |

300749 | Medical Microbiology |

200024 | Mathematical Finance |

200022 | Mathematical Modelling |

200045 | Quantitative Project |

200038 | Time Series and Forecasting |

200036 | Data Mining and Visualisation |

300647 | Environmental Biotechnology |

Year 4

Autumn session

Four Bachelor of Arts units

Spring session

Four Bachelor of Arts units

The majors available on the Parramatta campus are

M3036 | General Biology |

M3038 | Biochemistry and Molecular Biology |

M3019 | Chemistry |

M3020 | Geochemistry |

M3021 | Mathematics |

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