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Science

Bachelor Degree

B-SCNCE

Course
Bachelor of Science (Science)
Admission criteria
Minimum ATAR 70
Duration
3 years full-time
Credit
600
Location
Curtin Perth, Curtin University Dubai, Curtin University Malaysia, Curtin Mauritius

Outline

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

Exploration geophysics student in a field

Get the Curtin edge

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

Top 1 %

Curtin is ranked in the top one per cent of universities worldwide (Academic Ranking of World Universities 2019).

Global education

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

The Faculty of Science and Engineering offers a wide range of disciplines within the Bachelor of Science and other degrees, which gives you the opportunity to pursue your specific interests:

We also offer the below Science-based degrees:

 You can study some Science Majors as part of a double degree:

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

Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information. 

Why study

  • Choose from a wide range of science options.
  • Learn from accomplished industry professionals.
  • Some programs are based in Curtin Unversity's Resources and Chemistry Precinct, where you will 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 project.

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, government institutions and private 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.

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 6.0

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 : 70
  • Essential WACE subjects (pre-requisites)

    Please refer to the majors for prerequisites.

  • STAT entry : Please refer to the specific discipline.

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 : 70
  • Essential WACE subjects (pre-requisites)

    Please refer to the majors for prerequisites.

  • STAT entry : Please refer to the specific discipline.

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 : 70 OR
  • TAFE:

    Please refer to the majors for TAFE requirements.

  • Essential WACE subjects (pre-requisites)

    Please refer to the majors for prerequisites.

  • STAT entry : Please refer to the specific discipline.

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

I’ve gone to university before

Applicants with higher education are those whose highest level of study since leaving secondary education is a higher education course, such as a university degree. This includes applicants who are currently studying a higher education course at another education provider and want to transfer to Curtin University, or applicants who are currently studying at Curtin but want to switch to a different course. It also includes applicants who have completed past study with university and non-university higher education providers.

  • Essential WACE subjects (pre-requisites)

    Please refer to the majors for prerequisites.

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

Curtin course switcher criteria

Please see the specific majors for Curtin course switcher criteria.

Higher education course switcher criteria

Please see the specific majors for other higher education course switcher criteria.

Other requirements and notes for this course

July intake: course duration may exceed 3 years owing to unit prerequisites.

Portfolio entry is available for the following majors: Computing and Multidisciplinary Science.

In addition to the course-specific admission criteria listed above, please read our general admission criteria. Our general admission criteria apply to all courses at Curtin University.

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 $9,350*

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

On Campus

Semester 2A and Trimester 1

On Campus

Semester 2

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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  • The offering information on this website applies only to future students. Current students should refer to faculty handbooks for current or past course information. View courses information disclaimer.

  • Curtin course code: B-SCNCE
  • CRICOS code: 061600D
  • Last updated on: December 12, 2019