What will I learn?

Love scientific enquiry and research? Aspire to be outstanding in your field? The Bachelor of Science (Advanced) is a distinctive vocational degree for high-achieving students who want to excel in their chosen career.

What will you do?

Our advanced degree challenges you to take your scientific training and research skills to the next level. You will:

  • take part in structured research activities and seminars normally only available to honours and postgraduate students
  • link with academic mentors and staff in cutting-edge research areas
  • receive advanced research training and access to research laboratories
  • gain a breadth of experience through lab placements and a semester-long research project
  • work on further projects that can be developed for an honours year and postgraduate study (Masters or PhD).

Where could it take you?

You’ll graduate with enhanced research and project management skills for further study or leadership roles in your chosen specialisation. You could solve global ecology challenges or win the Nobel Prize as a quantum physicist. You might spearhead an entirely new career in space entrepreneurship, genomic editing, or stem cell engineering. Perhaps you’ll communicate science as an educator, politician, or legislator. Whatever you choose, you’ll be prepared to lead the world.

Career Readiness

The Bachelor of Science (Advanced) is designed to give you the best chance of becoming a professional scientist. As such, there’s a strong emphasis on advanced research training.

The University of Adelaide Careers Service prepares, inspires and empowers students to achieve successful career transitions and connect with industry.

Potential careers

Land Resources and Land Care, Aerospace Scientist, Laser and Photonics Scientist / Engineer, Air-Traffic Controller, Analytical Chemist, Life Scientist, Animal Behaviourist, Aquaculture, Marine Biologist, Astrophysicist, Medical Physicist, Medical Scientist, Meteorologist, Biochemist, Mineral Exploration, Bioinformatics, Ministerial Adviser, Biomedical Scientist, Molecular Biology, Biophysicist, Biotechnology, Biotechnology Engineer.

Degree Structure

The BSc (Advanced) has a strong emphasis on advanced research training to give students the best chance of becoming a professional scientist.

Like the Bachelor of Science, students in the BSc (Advanced) design their own degree from a broad range of study options and have flexibility to select areas of specific interest. In first year, students enrol in a combination of courses that prepare them to follow pathways through to major study areas. In third year, students choose at least one area of science in which to specialise and undertake a research placement. Exposure to research culture will be explored through the BSc (Advanced) specific courses Principles and Practice of Research (Advanced) II and Principle and Practice of Research (Advanced) III.

To remain in this highly competitive program, students must maintain a high Grade Point Average (GPA) throughout their candidature. Similarly, students who attain a predetermined GPA will automatically be eligible for a place in the BSc (Hons) program upon completion of the BSc (Advanced).

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Sciences

CRICOS

072659E

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$38,500.00 (US$ 26,091) per year

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

Application deadline

Expected December 2019

More details

Start date

2 March 2020, 27 July 2020

Venue

The University of Adelaide (UoA)

North Terrace Campus,

UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE,

South Australia,

5005, ADELAIDE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students are required to successful completion of an Australian year 12 qualification. United Entrance Certificate (UEC) 5. IELTS: Overall 6.5; Reading, Listening, Speaking, Writing - 6; TOEFL Internet-based: Overall 79, Reading and Listening: 13, Speaking 18, Writing 21; Pearson – Overall 58, Reading, Listening, Speaking, Writing - 50 and Cambridge - Overall 176, Reading, Listening, Speaking, Writing – 169.

For international students

Australian Year 12 or equivalent.

Students from other countries should have country specific qualification equivalent to Australia.

English Language Requirements

IELTS: Overall 6.5 (Reading 6, Listening 6, Speaking 6, Writing 6); TOEFL: Internet-based: Total score of 79 with a minimum of 21 in Writing, 18 in Speaking and 13 in Reading and Listening; TOEFL Paper-based: Total score of 577 with a minimum of 4.5 in the Test of Written English (TWE); Pearsons: Overall 58 (Reading 50, Listening 50, Speaking 50, Writing 50); Cambridge: Overall 176 (Reading 169, Listening 169, Speaking 169, Writing 169).

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Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • The University of Adelaide College
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About this uni

The University of Adelaide works alongside governments, businesses, and other universities across Asia, Europe and North America.

  • Based in South Australia.
  • Ranked in the top 1% of universities in the world.
  • Member of Australia’s research-intensive Group of Eight.
  • Top 10 on The Economist’s list of world’s most liveable cities