What will I learn?

The Bachelor of Science gives students a solid foundation in scientific knowledge and practice while allowing them to specialise in an area of interest. Students may follow any of the nine different majors leading to the award of a degree naming the chosen major, e.g. Bachelor of Science in Nanotechnology, or Bachelor of Science in Medical Science, or any of the majors available. Majors are chosen at the end of first year when students have experienced a range of disciplines and are more equipped to choose their preferred path. Students may also choose not to follow a major, but to select a range of second- and third-year subjects to tailor their study according to their interests and graduate with a cross-disciplinary degree.

The flexibility of this course allows students to either specialise in a specific professional area or to develop skills and knowledge in a range of scientific disciplines. All majors aim to produce professional scientists with a thorough grounding in theory and highly adaptable and practical scientific, experimental and computational skills relevant to the discipline chosen.

This major focuses on human anatomy and physiology, and provides students with knowledge of the structure, function and control of the body system as well as the aetiology and pathophysiology of disease. It combines a solid grounding in key medical sciences with flexible options for specialisation.

Core study areas include anatomy and physiology, human cell biology, human pathophysiology, medical devices and diagnostics, metabolic biochemistry, microbiology, molecular biology, neuroscience and pharmacology.

Students obtain a solid background in the medical sciences and practical experimentation. The major also provides the foundation knowledge and skills for students who wish to go on to postgraduate programs such as medicine, biomedical engineering, nutrition and dietetics, complementary medicine, public health and health administration.

Course structure

Students must complete a total of 144 credit points to graduate. Subjects offered by the University have been classified as introductory (normally taken in stages 1 and 2), intermediate (stages 3 and 4) and advanced (stages 5 and 6 or later). In the Bachelor of Science, students are required to complete one of three introductory foundation streams (mathematical sciences, physical sciences, life and environmental sciences). Upon the successful completion of first year, they may choose one of the majors that follow from that stream. The chosen major specifies a series of intermediate and advanced subjects that, if taken, result in award of a Bachelor of Science in that major.


Graduates are highly versatile as they can work in almost any industry such as biotechnology, biomedical science, medical science, marine biology, environmental monitoring and management, mathematics, statistical modelling, applied chemistry, applied physics, nanotechnology and material science. Graduates could be employed to analyse traffic flow, calculate the optimum distribution of branches for major banks, set rates of insurance premiums, analyse the consumer demand for products, be part of a medical team working on groundbreaking research, determine the effectiveness of new drugs, evaluate the environmental impact of pollution or provide advice on the stock market.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Science



Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$39,520.00 (US$ 26,783) per year
Fee per session: AUD $19,760

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

Start date

9 March 2020, 27 July 2020


University of Technology Sydney - UTS

UTS Campus,

15 Broadway,


New South Wales,

2007, SYDNEY, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Successful completion of the US High School Diploma plus either successful completion of: SAT 1 (Total of Critical Reading, Mathematical and Writing scores) at competitive standard; OR an approved associateship at a Community/Junior College. Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0; TOEFL (Internet-based): 79 - 93 overall, writing 21; PTE: 58-64; CAE: 176-184; AE5/AE6 (PASS): AE5.

For international students

Applicants must have completed an Australian Year 12 qualification, Australian Qualifications Framework Diploma, or equivalent Australian or overseas qualification at the required level.

The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21; or AE5: Pass; or PTE: 58-64; or CAE: 176-184.

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About this uni

UTS has invested AUD 1.3 billion in creating a state-of-the-art campus in the heart of Sydney’s entrepreneurial district.

  • Based in the heart of Sydney
  • No.1 young university in Australia
  • Offering AUD 30 million in scholarships
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