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Scientific Studies, B.Sc.

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    Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #801 (QS) , | Online
This Bachelor of Scientific Studies course offered at University of New England is suitable for students who do not have an educational background in Sciences. The first year of study provides academic foundation knowledge and skills and achievement at introductory level. 


Students are able to exit with a Diploma in Science on completion of the first year and may articulate into other Science-based Bachelor degrees.

This Bachelor of Scientific Studies course offered at University of New England is designed to provide students with basic skills and knowledge in a range of disciplines in science. The course allows students to design their own program of study, in consultation with academic staff, to suit their background knowledge and specific areas of interest. The program is highly flexible, allowing students to gain underpinning theoretical knowledge as well as practical laboratory experience in a range of discipline areas. The course encourages the development of critical thinking and problem solving skills, as well as skills in communication and lifelong learning, allowing graduates to apply these skills to their specific field of interest.

This course is suitable for students who do not have an educational background in Sciences. Students who do not have an ATAR, have not successfully completed Year 12 or senior high school, or are mature age and considering tertiary study may apply for admission.

Graduates will have a broad scientific background to assist with future employment or to pursue further study. Successful completion of the first year of study will allow students to transfer into a more specialised degree program, based on their desired field of study.

Career Opportunities

Graduates will have a broad scientific background and skills appropriate for further study, or to assist with future employment in a range of areas requiring a broad knowledge of the basic sciences.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
  • Credits
    144 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introductory Chemistry
  • Introduction to Quantitative Skills
  • Introductory Physics
  • Science in Practice
  • Chemistry
  • Quantitative Skills with Applications

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

CRICOS code - 095677B

  • A candidate shall be qualified for admission (see Admission Undergraduate and Postgraduate (Coursework) Rule and Admission Undergraduate and Postgraduate (Coursework) Procedures).
  • Assumed knowledge is any two units of English.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    29400 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 29400 AUD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Armidale

  • 1500 - 2100 AUD/month
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