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Bachelor of Science - - B-SCNCE Science and Engineering
Indicative ATAR Please refer to the specific discipline Indicative TER (ATAR) - This figure provides an indication of the TER (ATAR) normally required to enter this course. It is provided as a guide only.
Location Bentley
Study method Full-time or part-time
Study mode On-campus
Intake February or July
Duration 3 years full-time

Course overview

The Faculty of Science and Engineering offers a wide range of options within the Bachelor of Science, which gives you the opportunity to pursue your specific interests in the following disciplines:

Actuarial Science Geographic Information Science
Applied Geology Geophysics
Chemistry Industrial and Applied Mathematics
Coastal and Marine Science Mine and Engineering Surveying
Computing Mining
Data Science Multidisciplinary Science
Environmental Biology Physics
Environmental Science Surveying
Extractive Metallurgy  
Financial Mathematics











The environmental science foundation year provides a basis for studying the physical, chemical and biological conditions of various environments and their effects on organisms. It provides a pathway to your second year studies in the coastal and marine science major or environmental biology major or environmental science major.

Mining Sciences

The mining science foundation year covers planning and supervising the extraction of valuable minerals from the Earth. It provides a pathway to your second year studies in the extractive metallurgy major or mine and engineering surveying major or  mining major.

Physical Sciences

In the physical sciences foundation year, you will examine forms of energy and matter, and the physical and chemical properties of elements and compounds. It provides a pathway to your second year studies in the chemistry major or  geophysics major or physics major.

The Bachelor of Science courses that do not have a common first year are:

Actuarial Science

Actuarial science teaches you the mathematical and statistical techniques relevant to model industrial and commercial processes. To enrol in actuarial science, you must apply for the Bachelor of Science (Actuarial Science) and satisfy the prerequisites for this course.

Applied Geology

Applied geology gives you a through grounding in theoretical and practical geology. To enrol in applied geology, you must apply for the Bachelor of Science (Applied Geology) and satisfy the prerequisites for this course.

Computer Systems and Networking

Computer systems and networking integrates developments in wired and wireless networking, and gives you a comprehensive view of the industry. To enrol in computer systems and networking, you must apply for the Bachelor of Technology (Computer Systems and Networking) and satisfy the prerequisites for this course.


This major provides a thorough coverage of modern computing. In your first year you will study the fundamental programming and theoretical knowledge of computing, as well as C++ and Java. 

Geographic Information Science

Geographic information systems bring together computing, geography, environmental science and analytics for collecting, analysing and modeling geospatial data. 

Multidisciplinary Science

This major is broad and flexible, allowing you to focus on your preferred discipline while exploring other interests. You can choose from physical sciences, social sciences, languages, spatial sciences or business and management. 


Surveying is a science-based discipline that is concerned with the measurement, representation and management of data concerning the Earth’s physical and man-made features. To enrol in Surveying, you must apply for the Bachelor of Surveying and satisfy the prerequisites for this course.

High achieving students may complete an additional honours year enabling them to undertake their own significant research project.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for Australian and New Zealand students

Indicative TER (ATAR) Indicative TER (ATAR) - This figure provides an indication of the TER (ATAR) normally required to enter this course. It is provided as a guide only.

Please refer to the specific discipline

STAT entry STAT entry - The Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) assesses competencies considered important for success at uni. These tests are provided by the Tertiary Institutions Service Centre (TISC) to help mature age candidates apply for certain courses.

Please refer to the specific discipline

Please see our correlation comparability for previous TEE subjects, WACE courses and WACE ATAR courses.

Mature age entry

Discover other ways you can qualify

Essential WACE courses

Please refer to the majors for prerequisites.


Fees for Australian and New Zealand students

Year Student type Cost
2017 Commonwealth supported What is a Commonwealth supported place (CSP)? - A CSP is subsidised by the Australian Government. They pay part of the course fees directly to Curtin and then the student pays the remainder. The student can defer this fee to their HECS-HELP loan.

All Australian students studying an undergraduate degree are automatically awarded a Commonwealth supported place.

Learn more about CSPs and whether you're eligible by visiting the Australian Government's StudyAssist website.

Fees are indicative first year only.

*The indicative first-year fee is calculated on 200 credit points, which is the typical full-time study load per year, however some courses require additional study to be completed, in which case the fee will be higher than that shown.

This fee is a guide only. It may vary depending on the units you choose and do not include incidental fees (such as lab coats or art supplies) or the cost of your textbooks - visit other fees and charges for more information. For more information on fees and to determine your eligibility for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP, please visit fee basics or the Study Assist website

If you're not an Australian citizen, permanent resident or New Zealand citizen, please see information for international students.

Professional recognition

Graduates of this course may be eligible for membership in the relevant society or institute of their chosen area of study.

Credit for previous study

If you have previously worked or studied in this field, you are encouraged to contact the Faculty of Science and Engineering to discuss eligibility for recognition of prior learning.

Learn about Credit for Recognised Learning (CRL).

Why Science?

  • Choose from a wide range of science options
  • Learn from accomplished industry professionals
  • Some programs are based in Curtin Unversity's Resources and Chemistry Precinct, where you will be exposed to a vibrant research community and a range of industries.
  • Curtin is committed to high-impact research including the Curtin Institute of Radio Astronomy's contributions to the development of the international Square Kilometre Array project.

How this course will make you industry ready

You will develop a comprehensive foundation in your chosen scientific field, preparing you for a range of employment opportunities within industry, government institutions and private organisations.