Students should ensure they review the Course Structure information provided on the Course Details page for their Bachelor’s Degree. It is essential that students complete any Foundation units identified in that information at the earliest available opportunity in their studies. For those degrees which do not identify any Foundation Units, the necessary fundamental knowledge is incorporated within each degree specific major in your course. Where Foundation units are identified, they are essential and are chosen to provide fundamental knowledge which will assist you throughout the remainder of your studies. In some cases these foundation units are also essential prerequisites to enable you to undertake required units within your chosen majors, so these units should always be completed as early as possible in your course.
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Bachelor of Science (BP004)The Bachelor of Science teaches understanding, reasoning and improving the natural world through systematic observation, experimentation, modelling and calculation. A quality education in science from UWA will equip students with attributes that are highly valued and sought after by a diverse range of employers around the globe, and provides the opportunity to harness the skills and knowledge necessary to make a real contribution to the global challenges facing humanity.
- Award abbreviation
- Course type
- bachelor's course
- current / 2021
- Intake periods
- beginning of year and mid-year
- Administered by
- Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Education
- 144 points comprising 24 six-point units. Students normally take eight units each year, four in each semester.
- Available to international students
- Yes. For information on international student fees see 'Schedule 2: Fees'. (Enquiries: https://www.uwa.edu.au/askuwa)
- Attendance type
- Full- or part-time
- Delivery mode
- Standard full-time completion
- 3 years
- Standard part-time completion
- 6 years (maximum 10 years)
- Locations offered
- UWA (Perth), Albany
- Domestic fee type
- Commonwealth supported and/or HECS-HELP
- Majors available
- (1) MJD-AGBUS Agribusiness
(2) MJD-AGSCI Agricultural Science
(3) MJD-AGTDM Agricultural Science and Technology
(4) MJD-AGTEC Agricultural Technology
(5) MJD-AGBDM Agriculture Science and Agribusiness
(6) MJD-ANHBY Anatomy and Human Biology
(7) MJD-BCHMB Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
(8) MJD-BCNDM Biochemistry of Nutrition
(9) MJD-BOTNY Botany
(10) MJD-CHMPH Chemistry - Physical and Analytical
(11) MJD-CHMSY Chemistry - Synthetic
(12) MJD-CMPSC Computer Science
(13) MJD-CONBI Conservation Biology
(14) MJD-CYBER Cybersecurity
(15) MJD-DATSC Data Science
(16) MJD-ENGSC Engineering Science
(17) MJD-ENVMT Environmental Management
(18) MJD-ENVSC Environmental Science
(19) MJD-ENVDM Environmental Science and Management
(20) MJD-EXHSC Exercise and Health
(21) MJD-GENET Genetics
(22) MJD-GECDM Geochemistry
(23) MJD-GGRPY Geographical Sciences
(24) MJD-GEOGY Geology
(25) MJD-IEMDM Integrated Earth and Marine Sciences
(26) MJD-MARCP Marine and Coastal Processes
(27) MJD-MBIOL Marine Biology
(28) MJD-MARDM Marine Science
(29) MJD-MTHST Mathematics and Statistics
(30) MJD-MCBIM Microbiology and Immunology
(31) MJD-MLSDM Molecular Life Sciences
(32) MJD-NEURS Neuroscience
(33) MJD-PHYSC Physics
(34) MJD-PSYSC Psychological Science
(35) MJD-PSYDM Psychology
(36) MJD-SPTSC Sport Science
(37) MJD-SEHDM Sport Science, Exercise and Health
(38) MJD-WLCDM Wildlife Conservation Double Major
(39) MJD-ZOOLY Zoology
(40) MJD-CHEMS Chemistry
(41) MJD-FRODM Frontier Physics
(42) MJD-NRMGT Natural Resource Management
(43) MJD-PHYGY Physiology
(44) MJD-QTMTD Quantitative Methods
(45) MJS-SCCOM Science Communication
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2. The Glossary provides an explanation of the terms used in these rules.
Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures
3.(1) The Student Rules apply to students in this course.
Academic Conduct Essentials, Communication and Research Skills And Indigenous Studies Essentials module
4.(1) Except as stated in (2), a student who enrols in an undergraduare degree course of the University for the first time irrespective of whether they have previously been enrolled in another course of the University, must undertake the Academic Conduct Essentials module (the ACE module), Communication and Research Skills (the CARS module) and Indigenous Studies Essentials (the ISE module) in the teaching period in which they are first enrolled.
(2) A student must successfully complete the ACE module within the first teaching period of their enrolment. Failure to complete the module within this timeframe will result in the student's unit results from this teaching period being withheld. These results will continue to be withheld until students avail themselves of a subsequent opportunity to achieve a passing grade in the ACE module. In the event that students complete units in subsequent teaching periods without completing the ACE module, these results will similarly be withheld. Students will not be permitted to submit late review or appeal applications regarding results which have been withheld for this reason and which they were unable to access in the normally permitted review period.
English Language competency requirements
5. To be considered eligible for consideration for admission to this course an applicant must satisfy the University's English language competence requirement as set out in the University Policy on Admission: Coursework.
Admission ranking and selection
(2) Students may choose to undertake up to two optional minors and/or majors from any undergraduate degree, provided the student will be able to complete all nominated majors and minors within 144 credit points.
10.(1) To make satisfactory progress in a calendar year a student must pass units to a value of at least half the total value of units in which they remain enrolled after the final date for withdrawal without academic penalty.
(2) A student who has not achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the ACE module, the CARS module or the ISE module when their progress status is assessed will not have made satisfactory progress.
(d) a student who does not make satisfactory progress under Rule 10(2) is assigned a progress status of 'On Probation' unless they have been assigned a progress status of 'Suspended' or 'Excluded' for failure to make satisfactory progress under Rule 10(1).