Bachelor of Science (Advanced)

Designed specifically for high achieving students to accelerate through their degree, and to engage in research and work placement opportunities.
Ballarat - Mt Helen
Berwick
Gippsland - Churchill
On-line Learning
Location
Semester 1
Semester 2
Other intakes
Ballarat - Mt Helen
Semester 1
Semester 2
Other intakes
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Berwick
Semester 1
Semester 2
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Gippsland - Churchill
Semester 1
Semester 2
Other intakes
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On-line Learning
Semester 1
Semester 2
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Length
3 years
(360 credit points = 3.0 EFTSL)
ATAR
90+Minimum ATAR including selection adjustments: The minimum selection rank for this course, is equivalent to an ATAR of 90.00. If applicable, this includes adjustment factors related to subject adjustments and SEAS.

As a high achieving student, you'll complete a specialised pathway which allows for a double major in your degree. You'll have an opportunity to include a semester long project in your third year, which provides advanced skills in experimental design, data collection and and synthesis, problem solving and critical analysis.

Major options include;

Behavioural science

Biochemistry

Biological science

Chemistry

Ecology

Environmental restoration

Exercise science

Food science

Health and nutrition

Mathematics

Microbiology

Molecular biology

Mineral processing

 

  • Biological scientist
  • Geneticist
  • Chemist
  • Cytologist
  • Research scientist
  • Ethical advisor
  • Immunologist
  • Pathologist
  • Laboratory analyst
  • Microbiologist
  • Forensic scientist

Depending on the areas of specialisation, you may find government or private sector employment in: medical science, earth science, environmental management, analytical laboratories, computer support, health, environmental planning and sustainability, consultancy or research.

The specialised pathway offered by this degree is ideal for students wanting to progress to honours and post-graduate study.

Sample structures are just one example of the many options available within your chosen course. Please contact Federation University for further information on available options.

Please note this is a sample structure only and is not to be used for enrolment purposes. To enrol, please refer to the information provided to you by Federation University for your individual program structure or view our enrolment information page.

View Current subject information and cost.

Year 1

Study period1

STATISTICAL METHODS
STATS1000, 15 credit points
Elective Courses (2)

Major Sequence Courses(2)

Semester 2

Elective Courses (2)

Major Sequence Courses(2)

Year 2

Semester 1

Elective Courses (2)

Major Sequence Courses (1)

Major Sequence Courses(2)

Semester 2

Elective Courses (2)

Major Sequence Courses (1)

Major Sequence Courses(2)

Year 3

Study period 1

INDUSTRY BASED LEARNING: SCIENCE
IBLGC2030, 30 credit points
Major Sequence Courses (1)

Major Sequence Courses(2)

Study period 2

INDUSTRY BASED LEARNING: SCIENCE
IBLGC2030, 30 credit points
Major Sequence Courses (1)

Major Sequence Courses(2)

The application method varies depending on your circumstances, please visit our How to apply page for further information.

VTAC application: Yes

VTAC code: 3700511351 (Mt Helen), 3700711351 (Churchill), 3700811351 (On-line Learning), 3701811351 (Berwick)

Direct application: Yes

Federation University code: SC5

CRICOS code: 062141G

Important for Yr 10 students

Entry requirements (year 12)

 

Admission Criteria for current year 12 students (2020) and recent secondary graduates (2019 and 2018)

Prerequisites

  • Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in  two units Maths (any study combination) of Specialist Maths or Maths Methods, or Units 3 and 4:  Science; Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geography, Physics or Physcology:
  • Units 3 and 4:  a study score of at least 30 in any English

Guaranteed ATAR 

This program has a guaranteed ATAR.

If you meet the program pre-requisites and any ‘Essential Requirements for Admission’, we will guarantee you a place in this program with this ATAR. We use the adjusted ATAR, factoring in subject adjustments and SEAS as detailed below.

Minimum ATAR including selection adjustments

The minimum selection rank for this course, is equivalent to an ATAR of 90.00. If applicable, this includes adjustment factors related to subject adjustments and SEAS.

Subject Adjustments

A study score of 40 in any Humanities, any History, Literature, Media or Philosophy equals 3 aggregate points per study. Overall maximum of 5 points.

SEAS (Special Entry Access Scheme)

Applicants who have experienced educational disadvantage are encouraged to apply for the Special Entry Access Schemes (SEAS). Depending on eligibility and your circumstances, this may provide support for your course application. 

Entry requirements (non year 12)

 

Admission criteria for applicants with a Higher Education Study

  • Satisfactory completion of at least one year of tertiary study in a relevant field; and
  • Meets the VCE Maths and English requirement benchmarks.

Literacy and Numeracy test: If VCE Maths and/or English requirements or equivalent have not been met, a literacy and/or numeracy assessment is required to demonstrate the prerequisite requirements.  Applicants required to complete the assessment will be notified.


Admission criteria for applications with a Vocational Education and Training study

  • Successful completion of a TAFE qualification at Certificate III or IV in a cognate or appropriate area, such as Community Services, Education Support, Children's Services, or Nursing; and
  • At least one year of experience in a relevant area of education or support service and;
  • Meets the VCE Maths and English requirement benchmarks.

OR

  • Successful completion of a recognised TAFE Diploma program in a cognate or an appropriate area and;
  • Meets the VCE Maths and English requirement benchmarks.

Literacy and Numeracy test: If VCE Maths and/or English requirements or equivalent have not been met, a literacy and/or numeracy assessment is required to demonstrate the prerequisite requirements.  Applicants required to complete the assessment will be notified.


Admission criteria for applications with work and life experience

  • Applicants who have not completed secondary education, or undertaken any TAFE or university studies should include a personal statement detailing all relevant experience to strengthen their application.

Literacy and Numeracy test: If VCE Maths and/or English requirements or equivalent have not been met, a literacy and/or numeracy assessment is required to demonstrate the prerequisite requirements.  Applicants required to complete the assessment will be notified.

16 - 20 hours per week

Fees are subject to change annually.

Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) indicative annual fee

Fee assistance

As a Commonwealth Supported Place student, you may be eligible to defer payment of your student contribution through the HECS-HELP loan scheme. Please visit our HECS-HELP webpage for further information.

Other fees

You may need to pay some other fees such as the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

If what you have learned at work, from other courses, from life experience or training provided at work is relevant to this course, you may be entitled to gain subject credits or exemptions. For further details contact Federation University on 1800 333 864.


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Graduates of the Bachelor of Science (Advanced) will be well placed for Honours and post-graduate study

Depending on your majors, graduates may be eligible to join the following professional bodies:

Royal Australian Chemical Institute,

Australian Society for Microbiology,

Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand, and others.

To help you get the most from your online learning experience, it's important that you own or have frequent access to a fast and reliable computer that's ideally not more than two years old.

You will also need frequent access to a reliable high-speed internet connection. You should expect to use approximately 5GB of data each month, per course, just for study use.

For further information, visit the Minimum IT requirements for studying online webpage.

A range of student services are available at most campuses. For further information on these services or for course information, please contact us on 1800 333 864.

The commencement of all programs is subject to available funding and enrolment quotas.

All information contained in this program overview including the availability of programs and fees, is correct at the time of being published, however the University reserves the right to alter any program, procedure or fee. Students should check for any amendment prior to enrolment.

CRICOS Provider No.00103D.
Please note: This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding to eligible individuals.
National RTO Code: 4909.

 

 

School department

School of Science, Psychology and Sport

Course coordinator

Dr Alison Green