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Science, Arts

Bachelor Double Degree

BB-SCIART

Course
Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Arts
Admission criteria
Minimum ATAR 75
Duration
4 years full-time
Credit
800
Location
Curtin Perth

Outline

In this double degree, you can study majors from two different areas, one from the Faculty of Science and Engineering, and one from the Faculty of Humanities. You will graduate with both a Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Arts.

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Global education

You’ll have access to a range of international study opportunities.

In this double degree, you can study majors from two different areas, one from the Faculty of Science and Engineering, and one from the Faculty of Humanities. You will graduate with both a Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Arts. This study combination is designed to provide you with a broad knowledge base, leading to the opportunity for diverse career opportunities both in Australia and overseas.

The following are the available Arts majors:

Science Majors Guaranteed ATAR
Chemistry 75
Coastal and Marine Science 75
Environmental Biology 75
Data Science 80
Mathematics 80
Physics 80

Geographic Information Science is also available as a double degree with Geography only, and requires an ATAR of 75.

Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information. 

Why study

There is strong science component in this double degree, from a wide range of areas. The range of humanities subjects is also broad and diverse.

How this course will make you industry ready

This course contains strong components of practical work to ensure you gain hands-on training with technical equipment relevant to the area studied.

Student profile

View our student profile table to get an indication of the likely peer cohort for new students at Curtin University. This table provides data on students that commenced undergraduate study and passed the census date in the most relevant recent intake period for which data are available. It includes those admitted through all offer rounds and international students studying in Australia.

Professional recognition

Upon graduation, you may be eligible for membership in the relevant society or institute of your chosen area of study. Please see the individual majors or contact your course coordinator.

Career information

This double degree can enhance your career opportunities by combining high level scientific, analytical, writing, cultural, international or language skills.

What you'll learn

  • apply broad discipline knowledge to a range of theoretical and practical situations through research and practical application in the field of science and humanities
  • think creatively and critically to generate innovative solutions to complex scientific social and political problems
  • access, evaluate and synthesise relevant information from a range of organisational and external sources
  • communicate appropriately and effectively in professional and scientific contexts
  • apply technologies appropriately
  • demonstrate initiative, responsibility and lifelong learning skills by applying critical reflection and being proactive
  • describe global and cultural issues as related to the science and humanities areas and their impact on local and international communities
  • demonstrate respect for human rights, cultural diversity and the particular rights of Indigenous Australians
  • show leadership and employ ethical practice and professional integrity, both within a team and independently

Admission criteria

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall band score 6.5

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

I recently attended high school

Applicants with recent secondary education are those whose admission is primarily based on the completion of Year 12 within the last two years, but also includes those who may have completed their senior secondary studies with a TAFE or other VET provider within the same time frame. This includes applicants whose secondary education was undertaken interstate or overseas.

  • Minimum ATAR : 75
  • Essential WACE subjects (pre-requisites)

    Students must have ATAR Mathematics and the ATAR Science prerequisites for the individual Science majors.

    Please click on the relevant Science majors above for specific Science double degree subject prerequisites.

  • STAT entry : Not accepted.

Please see our correlation comparability for previous TEE subjects, WACE courses and WACE ATAR courses.

Other admission options

Lowest ATAR to which an offer was made (exclusive of any adjustment factors such as equity or subject bonus points)

View the lowest ATAR (excluding adjustments) of an applicant who was offered a place in this course in the most relevant recent intake period for which data are available.

Selection rank adjustments (previously referred to as ATAR related adjustments)

Details of the types of adjustment factors (bonus points) commonly available to applicants can be found on our StepUp to Curtin webpage.

ATAR and selection rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR in the most recent intake period

View data on the ATAR and selection rank profile of offers made from the most relevant recent intake period.

I have work and life experience

Applicants with work and life experience are those who left secondary education more than two years ago (i.e. who are not classified as recent secondary education applicants) and have not undertaken vocational education training (VET) or higher education study since then.

‘Experience’ includes a combination of factors sufficient to demonstrate readiness for higher education such as mature-age entry, professional experience whether completion of the Special Tertiary Admission Test (STAT) is required or not, community involvement or work experience. Applicants may have undertaken non-formal programs that have helped prepare them for tertiary education or are relevant to the proposed higher education field of study.

  • Minimum ATAR : 75
  • Essential WACE subjects (pre-requisites)

    Students must have ATAR Mathematics and the ATAR Science prerequisites for the individual Science majors.

    Please click on the relevant Science majors above for specific Science double degree subject prerequisites.

  • STAT entry : Not accepted.

Please see our correlation comparability for previous TEE subjects, WACE courses and WACE ATAR courses.

I’ve studied at TAFE or done an apprenticeship

Applicants with vocational education and training (VET) study are those whose highest level of study since leaving secondary education is a VET course. This includes study at a public TAFE or other VET provider, whether a qualification was completed or not. Applicants with VET study may have other qualifications such as a Year 10 or Year 12 secondary school certificate.

  • Minimum ATAR : 75 OR
  • TAFE:

    Please refer to the majors for TAFE requirements.

  • Essential WACE subjects (pre-requisites)

    Students must have ATAR Mathematics and the ATAR Science prerequisites for the individual Science majors.

    Please click on the relevant Science majors above for specific Science double degree subject prerequisites.

  • STAT entry : Not accepted.

Please see our correlation comparability for previous TEE subjects, WACE courses and WACE ATAR courses.

The majors and/or streams available to study as part of this course have specific admission criteria that may be different to what is listed on this page. Please view the major/stream page for admission criteria specific to the major/stream you intend to do.

Advanced standing

At Curtin, we understand that everyone’s study journey has been different.

You may have already studied some of the units (subjects) listed in your Curtin course, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.

If this applies to you, you can apply for credit for recognised learning (CRL), which means your previous study is recognised and matched against a similar unit in your intended Curtin course.

A successful CRL application exempts you from having to complete certain units within your course and means you could finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.

CRL is also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing and credit transfer.

Use the CRL search to find out how much CRL you qualify for, or contact us at:

Email: crl@curtin.edu.au

Tel: 1300 222 888

CRL search

Fees & charges

Australian and New Zealand student indicative fees for 2020

Fee year: 2020

Student type Cost
Commonwealth supported $8,110*

Fees are indicative first year only and are subject to passage of legislation.

*The indicative first-year fee is calculated on 200 credit points, which is the typical full-time study load per year, however some courses require additional study to be completed, in which case the fee will be higher than that shown.

This fee is a guide only. It may vary depending on the units you choose and does not include incidental fees (such as lab coats or art supplies) or the cost of your textbooks – visit other fees and charges for more information. For more information on fees and to determine your eligibility for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP, please visit fee basics or the Study Assist website

If you’re not an Australian citizen, permanent resident or New Zealand citizen, please see information for international students.

Location

For start dates, please view the academic calendar.

On Campus

Semester 1 and Semester 2

All endeavours are made to ensure location information for courses is up to date but please note they are subject to change.

The University reserves the right to withdraw any unit of study or program which it offers, to impose limitations on enrolment in any unit or program, and/or to vary arrangements for any program.

How to apply

Please review information on how to apply for the campus of your choice

Please note that each campus has different application deadlines. Please view our application deadlines page for further information.

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  • Curtin course code: BB-SCIART
  • CRICOS code: 074653F
  • Last updated on: December 11, 2019