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What will I learn?

The course is designed to provide students with the skills and techniques necessary for solving problems associated with a broad of range of issues. The extensive range of majors available in established and emerging, generalist and specialist sciences, are all underpinned by cutting edge research. In first year students are encouraged to establish a broad science base which allows for flexibility in choosing an appropriate major or majors coupled with the option of a minor. The major completed will appear on the academic record and testamur. A fourth year is required for Honours.

Mission Statement

The Bachelor of Science prepares students, from both culturally and academically diverse backgrounds, to be active contributors in industry, education, government and research. We achieve this through a research informed education, utilising mixed modes of delivery that develops foundational science concepts, experimental and theoretical tools, data analysis, critical thinking and communication.

Career Opportunities

Exciting career options are possible in small to large business, industry, government, teaching and research for graduates of the Bachelor of Science. Opportunities include positions in computing, consulting, botanical and zoological gardens, museums, manufacturing, electronics, mining and oil, as well as in biochemical, chemical, clinical, engineering, forensic, medical, microbiological, physiological and physics laboratories. Teaching is also an option after completing a Master of Teaching or by completing the Bachelor of Education (Secondary Science).

Course Aims

To have an understanding that

Science encompasses both a body of knowledge and a reliable process of discovery. It is founded upon the recognition of fundamental laws that make nature systematic and reproducible.

Scientists observe, measure, classify and perform experiments upon the natural world. They employ scientific methods to test hypotheses and use empirical evidence to support or refute their hypotheses. The natural variability, or uncertainty, inherent in the natural world means that scientific conclusions are reliable but contestable: they may be revised or modified as new evidence emerges. Scientists are curious about the natural world and are creative in formulating hypotheses and in designing approaches to problem solving.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

demonstrate a coherent understanding of science by articulating the methods of science and explaining why current scientific knowledge is both contestable and testable by further inquiry and the role and relevance of science in society;

exhibit depth and breadth of scientific knowledge by demonstrating well-developed knowledge in at least one disciplinary area with an ability to extend knowledge into one other disciplinary area;

Biodiversity

Unit Code Unit Title

MTHS110 Quantitative Skills with Applications

MTHS120 Calculus and Linear Algebra 1

STAT100 Introduction to Statistical Modelling

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Science, Agriculture, Business and Law

CRICOS

000468G

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$31,600.00 (17,11,809) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

25 October 2021, 28 February 2022, 27 June 2022

Venue

University of New England (UNE)

Armidale Campus,

UNIVERSITY OF NEW ENGLAND,

New South Wales,

2351, COUNTRY NSW, Australia

Online/Distance (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$31,600.00 (17,11,809) per year
The given fee for full time and it's a guide for online students

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

25 October 2021, 28 February 2022, 27 June 2022

Entry requirements

For students from United States

For direct admission into undergraduate courses offered by UNE you must have completed an educational qualification considered to be at least equivalent to completion of Year 12 in Australia. Enhanced ACT Assessment - Complete ACT with minimum composite score of 24. English language requirements: An International English Language Testing System (IELTS) academic overall score of at least 6.0, with no sub-band less than 5.5. A Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of at least 213 in the computer-based test OR at least 79 in the internet-based test. You must receive a rating of no less than 22 in the written component. A Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) minimum overall score of 57 with no skill less than 50.

For international students

For direct admission into undergraduate courses offered by UNE you must have completed an educational qualification considered to be at least equivalent to completion of Year 12 in Australia.

Assumed knowledge is Mathematics.

Recommended studies depend on degree subjects chosen: Biology and/or Chemistry and/or Physics.

The School offers introductory units in Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics for students who do not have the recommended background knowledge.

An IELTS (Academic) overall score of at least 6.0 with no sub-band less than 5.5; or equivalent TOEFL score of at least 213 in the computer-based test; or at least 79 in the internet-based test with no less than 22 in the written component; or a PTE Academic minimum overall score of 57 with no skill less than 50;

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About University of New England (UNE)

UNE is the only Australian public university awarded the maximum 5 stars for overall experience 15 years in a row (The Good Universities Guide 2021).

  • Based in Armidale & Sydney, New South Wales in Australia
  • International students from 70 different nationalities
  • The Armidale campus is spread over an area of 74 hectares
  • On campus student accommodation options in Armidale