What will I learn?

The Bachelor of Science will equip you with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills necessary for further research or employment in the field of your chosen major. You will benefit from hands-on, practical learning experiences both on-campus and in the field.


You are required to complete 24 units, comprising of 10 core units and 14 units specified for your chosen major in Applied Biology or Applied Chemistry.

Applied Chemistry Major

This major includes advanced units in forensic science, environmental chemistry, molecular biology, nanotechnology, bio-materials, food chemistry and genetics which enable students to pursue a wide range of career options in the fields of applied chemistry, including analytical science, biotechnology, forensic science, food safety and food technology.


Completion of the Bachelor of Science will prepare you to pursue employment opportunities in fields such as:

  • Chemical and material production
  • Agriculture
  • Medical sciences
  • Mining and metals
  • Power industries
  • Environmental science and ecology
  • Food technology
  • Forensic analysis
  • Research and development.

Which department am I in?

School of Health, Medical and Applied Sciences



Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$32,760.00 (US$ 25,228) per year
Term fee: AUD $16,380

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

Start date

March 2021, July 2021


Rockhampton North Campus

554-700 Yaamba Road,



4701, ROCKHAMPTON, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Successful completion of the equivalent of Australian Year 12. An approved university foundation studies or formal Australian Certificate IV can also be taken to meet this entry requirement. American High School Diploma - Completed High School Diploma and a SAT 1 composite score of 1050 (out of 1600) or above (Evidence based Reading & Writing; and Maths. English requirements: IELTS Academic - 6.0 with no individual band score of less than 5.5; TOEFL Internet-based - Overall score of 75 with no score less than 17; Pearson Test of English Academic - Overall score of 54 with no score less than 46; Cambridge English: C1 Advanced , Cambridge English: C2 Proficiency - Overall test score of 169 (with no individual band score of less than 162).

For international students

Completion of Australian Year 12 or equivalent; or completion of AQF Certificate IV or equivalent; or completion of an approved university foundation studies program.

English Requirements

An International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic) overall band score of at least 6.0 overall with a minimum 5.5 in each subset; or

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - Requires 550 or better overall and minimum TWE score of 4.5 (Paper Based Test), or 75 or better overall and no score less than 17 (Internet Based Test); or

Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) - Requires an overall score of 54 with no sub-score less than 46; or

An Occupational English Test with Grades A or B only in each of the four components; or

Cambridge Certificate in advanced English (CAE) - Score of 180 or above; or

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English - Score of 200 or above; or

Combined Universities Language Test (CULT) - 70% with no individual component score of less than 15.

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


About this uni

CQUniversity places a strong emphasis on providing a quality education in an inclusive and supportive environment that fosters innovative learning.

  • Top 2% for graduate employability (QS)
  • Australia’s only Changemaker Campus four years running
  • Top 2% of universities worldwide (QS)
  • Advanced and flexible online study delivery