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Bachelor of Science - - 311148

Science and Engineering

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 Mathematics

Coastal and Marine Science

Medical Imaging Science

Computer Systems and Networking

Mine and Engineering Surveying
Computing Mining
Environmental Biology Multidisciplinary Science
Environmental Science Physics
Extractive Metallurgy Surveying

Many majors in the above list start with a common first year, known as a pre-major or foundation year. When selecting a course, it may be helpful to view the details of the applicable pre-major in addition to those of the major you wish to study. See below for more information about pre-majors.

Environment

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.

To enrol in any of the environment majors, you must apply for the Bachelor of Science (Science) and satisfy the prerequisites for your chosen 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.

To enrol in any of the mining science majors, you must apply for the Bachelor of Science (Science) and satisfy the prerequisites for your chosen major.

Physical Sciences

In the physical sciences foundation year, also known as the physical sciences pre-major, 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.

To enrol in any of the physical science majors, you must apply for the Bachelor of Science (Science) and satisfy the prerequisites for your chosen 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.

Computing

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. To enrol in computing, you must apply for the Bachelor of Science (Science) and satisfy the prerequisites for this major.

Geographic Information Science

Geographic information systems bring together computing, geography, environmental science and analytics for collecting, analysing and modeling geospatial data. To enrol in geographic information science, you must apply for the Bachelor of Science (Science) and satisfy the prerequisites for this major.

Mathematics

Mathematics is the study of concepts such as quantity, structure, space and change. To enrol in the mathematics major, you must apply for the Bachelor of Science (Science) and satisfy the prerequisites for this major.

Medical Imaging Science

Medical imaging science combines subjects from health sciences and science providing you with a general foundation in the healthcare environment along with foundation studies in medical imaging. To enrol in medical imaging science, you must apply for the Bachelor of Science (Medical Imaging Science) and satisfy the prerequisites for this course.

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. To enrol in the multidisciplinary science major, you must apply for the Bachelor of Science (Science) and satisfy the prerequisites for this major.

Surveying

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.

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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).

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.

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Entry requirements:

Indicative TER (ATAR)*: Please refer to the specific discipline
STAT entry*: Please refer to the specific discipline
*What are Indicative TER (ATAR) and STAT Entry?

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.

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.

Mature age entry:

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Essential WACE courses:

Please refer to the majors for prerequisites.

Where:

Bentley

When:

February or July

How:

Full-time or part-time

Study:

On-campus

Duration:

3 years full-time

Fees (indicative first year only):

2014
Commonwealth supportedCommonwealth supported?
If you have not yet exceeded your Student Learning Entitlement (typically seven years' equivalent full-time study) the Australian Government will contribute towards the cost of your study. The indicative fees shown here are known as the student contribution, or your share of the cost of the first year of this course.

To find out if you're eligible for a commonwealth supported place, please visit the Going to Uni website.
$8,580*

*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 for students in 2014 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.

 

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2013 entry requirements:

Minimum English language entry requirements:

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 7.0
Overall band score 6.5

Cut-off scores

Qualification Score
GCE/STPM/HKALE (A-levels - best of three) 5
IB 24
Ontario Gr 12 (best of 6) 60
ATAR (including WACE/SACE/HCE/VCE) 70
WAUFP (CPS) 53
India/Pakistan 65%
Sri Lanka 6

Minimum academic entry requirements


Course prerequisites

Agriculture; Coastal Zone Management; Environmental Biology; Multidisciplinary Science - One Science subject and one Mathematics subject. Biochemistry; Chemistry; Chemistry and Earth Science - Chemistry and Mathematics (Calculus). Applied Mathematics &Statistics; Mathematical Sciences and Finance; Computing and Mathematical Sciences - Mathematics (Calculus). Nanotechnology - Mathematics (Calculus or Physics) and Biology. Physics; Physics and Astronomy - Physics or Chemistry.

Where:

Bentley

When:

February or July

How:

Full-time

Study:

On-campus

Duration:

3 years full-time

Fees for 2013:

Unfortunately fee information is not available for this course at this time. Please check out our Fee Calculator for an estimation of course fees.

2014 entry requirements:

Minimum English language entry requirements:

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 7.0
Overall band score 6.5

Cut-off scores

Qualification Score
GCE/STPM/HKALE (A-levels - best of three) 5
IB 24
Ontario Gr 12 (best of 6) 60
ATAR (including WACE/SACE/HCE/VCE) 70
WAUFP (CPS) 53
India/Pakistan 65%
Sri Lanka 6

Minimum academic entry requirements


Course prerequisites

Agriculture; Coastal Zone Management; Environmental Biology; Multidisciplinary Science - One Science subject and one Mathematics subject. Biochemistry; Chemistry; Chemistry and Earth Science - Chemistry and Mathematics (Calculus). Applied Mathematics &Statistics; Mathematical Sciences and Finance; Computing and Mathematical Sciences - Mathematics (Calculus). Nanotechnology - Mathematics (Calculus or Physics) and Biology. Physics; Physics and Astronomy - Physics or Chemistry.

Where:

Bentley

When:

February or July

How:

Full-time

Study:

On-campus

Duration:

3 years full-time

Fees for 2014:

International onshore - fee paying
Offer letter (100 credit) published fee $14,300
Indicative year 1 fee $28,500
Total indicative course fee $89,900
Indicative essential incidental course fee $0

*The indicative fees shown above apply to international students studying on-campus in Western Australia. For information about fees at other locations please visit Curtin International's offshore site.

CRICOS: 061600D
This page was last updated on 04 February 2011

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