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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 Singapore

Outline

Learn the STEM skills that are central to science and technology innovation – and are vital for the careers of the future.

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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.

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In Curtin’s Bachelor of Science courses, you will learn to apply scientific principles and methods to develop solutions to scientific problems facing communities and industry. You'll also learn to use new technologies to retrieve, transform and present data and information.

A Bachelor of Science will therefore give you a comprehensive foundation in your chosen field, preparing you for a range of employment opportunities within industry, government institutions and other organisations.

If you achieve a course weighted average of 65 or higher, you'll be eligible to apply for the additional honours program (one year full-time).

Available majors

This information is relevant for students commencing study in 2022. If you plan to commence study in 2023, please view the planned offering.

Our range of majors within the Bachelor of Science enable you to pursue your interests in:

Double degree options

You can combine some science majors with another area of science or an area outside science, as part of a double degree in Science and Arts, Science and Commerce, Engineering and Science, or Applied Geology and Environmental Biology.

See our handbook for more information.

Why study

  • You can choose from a range of science majors
  • You will learn from accomplished industry professionals
  • You'll be exposed to a vibrant research and industry community at Curtin's Resources and Chemistry Precinct.

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 job opportunities in 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 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 achievement of the required ATAR within the last two years. 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 may include 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 may also include applicants who have completed past study with university and non-university higher education providers.

Not all Curtin courses accept course switchers from other institutions.

  • 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:

Webform: Submit here

Curtin Connect: 1300 222 888

CRL search

Fees & charges

Australian and New Zealand student indicative fees

Fee year: 2022

Student type Cost
Commonwealth supported $8,300*

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.

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2022

Semester 1
  • On campus
Semester 2
  • On campus

2023

Semester 1
  • On campus
Semester 2
  • On campus

2024

Semester 1
  • On campus
Semester 2
  • On campus

2025

Semester 1
  • On campus
Semester 2
  • On campus
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2022

Trimester 2A
  • On campus

2023

Trimester 1A
  • On campus
Trimester 2A
  • On campus
Trimester 3A
  • On campus

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

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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: B-SCNCE
  • CRICOS code: 061600D
  • Last updated on: May 27, 2022