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What will I learn?

Deakin’s Bachelor of Science prepares you to enter the exciting world of scientific discovery, while allowing you to forge your own unique path by choosing from a wide range of disciplines. The course is about more than just laboratory work – it equips you for the diverse, innovation-driven real-life settings in which today's science graduates work. With this industry-led degree, you can follow your curiosity into any field of science that inspires you.

You will explore a range of science disciplines at the beginning of your degree, before specialising in the discipline you enjoy the most. Deakin science graduates enter the workforce with confidence because of the extensive practical experience we offer. You will get hands-on training in our science labs, as well as opportunities to apply your skills in the real world through industry placements and community science projects.

Course structure:

To complete the Bachelor of Science, students must attain 24 credit points, which must include the following:

Nine (9) core units (9 credit points);

At least one six (6) credit point approved Science major sequence;

Nine (9) credit points of elective units;

Completion of SLE010 Laboratory and Fieldwork Safety Induction Program (0-credit point compulsory unit);

Completion of STP050 Academic Integrity (0-credit point compulsory unit);

Completion of STP010 Career Tools for Employability (0-credit point compulsory unit);

Level 1 – up to 10 credit points;

Level 3 - at least 6 credit points (including a minimum of 4 Science units).

Career outcomes:

Graduates of this course may find career opportunities in government institutions, in roles such as quality assurance, occupational health and safety, research, planning, management or marketing; science related industries, working in pharmaceutical production or pharmaceutical sales; biomedical science areas such as research or hospital and laboratory science; quality assurance in analytical and diagnostic laboratories; the food industry in quality control; environment and natural resources, fisheries resource management, aquaculture management, teaching, information technology, mathematics or science journalism to name a few.

Majors

  • Animal Biology
  • Cell Biology and Genomics
  • Chemistry
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Which department am I in?

Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment

CRICOS

083996G

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$37,000.00 (20,13,058) per year
The 'Estimated tuition fee' is calculated by adding together eight credit points of a typical combination of units for that course.

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

Application deadline

Expected February 2023

More details

Start date

11 July 2022

Venue

Deakin University

Melbourne Burwood Campus,

221 Burwood Highway,

BURWOOD,

Victoria,

3125, MELBOURNE, Australia

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$37,000.00 (20,13,058) per year
The 'Estimated tuition fee' is calculated by adding together eight credit points of a typical combination of units for that course.

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

Application deadline

Expected February 2023

More details

Start date

11 July 2022

Venue

Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus

75 Pigdons Road,

WAURN PONDS,

Victoria,

3216, GEELONG, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Entry for applicants with previous Tertiary, VET, life or work experience will be based on their performance in: a Certificate IV in a related discipline OR a Diploma in any discipline or 50% completion of a Diploma in a related discipline OR successful completion of relevant study at an accredited higher education institution equivalent to at least two Deakin University units OR other evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent for example relevant work or life experience. Other English Language Requirements accepted: IELTS: Overall 6.0, no band less than 6.0; TOEFL (PBT) score of 550 Writing 4.5; TOEFL Internet Based: 65 Writing 21; CPE: 169 no band less than 169; CAE: 169 no band less than 169; PTE: 52-57 No less than 50 in each skill.

For international students

Students must have qualification most relevant to your secondary school studies.

The Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) is the primary criterion for entry into most undergraduate-entry university programs in Australia.

International students who completed an Australian Year 12 in Australia or overseas should apply for undergraduate courses through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC), as well as directly to Deakin through Study Link Connect – Deakin University's International Student Application Service.

English language requirement:

IELTS - Overall 6 No band lower than 6

TOEFL IBT - 69 Writing 21

C1 PROFICIENCY and C2 PROFICIENCY- 169 No band less than 169

PTE - 50 No less than 50 in each skill

OET - Overall C

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

Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • The Gordon
  • Chisholm Institute
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About Deakin University

Deakin University is a young and dynamic university, offering world-class degrees, excellent employment rates and an experience that students love.

  • Top 1 per cent in 24 study areas (QS, THE, ShanghaiRankings)
  • Highest student satisfaction in Victoria (QILT)
  • Top 50 young universities globally (QS)
  • Offers a curriculum that is practical and industry relevant