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Units in second semester 2021 may be delivered online and in alternative formats whilst restrictions in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic are in place.


Bachelor Degree


Bachelor of Science (Science)
3 years full-time
Curtin Perth, Curtin Mauritius


STEM skills lie at the heart of technology and innovation, and are vital for the careers of the future.

Top 1 %

Curtin is ranked in the top one per cent of universities worldwide.

Academic Ranking of World Universities 2020.

Get the Curtin edge

Access to leadership programs, specialist facilities and industry placements give you a competitive edge in the job market.

Global education

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

The Faculty of Science and Engineering offers a range of disciplines within the Bachelor of Science and other degree courses that enable you to pursue your specific interests in:

We also offer a range of science-based courses:

 You can study some science majors as part of a double degree:

*July intake: Course duration may exceed 3 years, due to unit prerequisites.

See our handbook for more course information. 

Why study

  • Choose from a range of science options.
  • Learn from accomplished industry professionals.
  • Some programs are based in Curtin Unversity's Resources and Chemistry Precinct, where you'll be exposed to a vibrant research community and a range of industries.
  • Curtin is committed to high-impact research, including the Curtin Institute of Radio Astronomy's contributions to the development of the international Square Kilometre Array.

How this course will make you industry ready

You will develop a comprehensive foundation in your chosen scientific field, preparing you for a range of employment opportunities within industry and government organisations.

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

Graduates of this course may be eligible for membership in the relevant society or institute of their chosen area of study.

What you'll learn

  • gain knowledge and experience in science, learning skills and professional practice and understand the theoretical basis of their chosen area of study.
  • apply scientific principles and methodology to the solving of scientific problems, thinking creatively to develop innovative solutions.
  • access and competently use information technology and a variety of tools to retrieve, manipulate, transform and present data and information.
  • communicate effectively, in writing and orally, using language and visual representation appropriate to purpose and audience.
  • understand the constructs of the scientific method and apply these principles in representative exercises using new technologies.
  • develop independent study and time-management skills that will enhance their learning capabilities in subsequent years of study and their professional life.
  • be aware of the diversity of international perspectives associated with the sciences, and how these impact on practice the practice of science
  • understand and appreciate cultural diversity and how it impacts on the practice of science.
  • display a very high standard of professional behaviour, both independently and as a team member, through the use of ethical practices in the scientific field.

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:


Tel: 1300 222 888

CRL search

Fees & charges

Australian and New Zealand student indicative fees

Fee year: 2021

Student typeCost
Commonwealth supported $7,600*

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.


For start dates, please view the academic calendar.

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  • Curtin course code: B-SCNCE
  • CRICOS code: 061600D
  • Last updated on: August 2, 2021