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Bachelor of Dental Science

Charles Sturt University

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About

Applications open 7 June 2021. You can add this course to your preferences until 30 September 2021.

This course has been developed in cooperation with the Australian Dental Council, the Australian Dental Association, local dentists, oral health practitioners and senior consultants. Students will be required to purchase dental supplies and instrument kits and meet expenses associated with clinical placements.

Areas of study

Dental science.

Career opportunities

General dentistry practice, specialty dentistry practice, public sector dental health, the Australian Defence Force (Army, Navy or Air Force), hospital dental clinics, international health care, education, research, industry.

Professional recognition

Accredited by the Dental Board of Australia and leads to registration as a dental practitioner in all Australian states and territories.

Practical experience

Intense clinical practice sessions using simulation and clinic equipment in state-of-the-art purpose-built facilities. During the final two years of the course, students will attend external clinical placements within the region, including (but not limited to) Albury-Wodonga, Bathurst, Dubbo, Orange and Wagga Wagga. Travel, accommodation and related expenses for these professional placements will be the responsibility of the student.

Fees and charges

The Australian Government subsidises the tuition fee for this course. The remaining balance is paid by the student. Current Charles Sturt University fee information.

Essential requirements for admission

UCAT: In addition to applying through UAC, all applicants must sit the University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT). On the basis of their UCAT score, applicants may be selected for an interview at Orange campus in late November.

Rural and Indigenous applicants are encouraged to apply for this course. Applicants who wish to apply for a place via the Rural and Indigenous Applicants pathway are required to complete a Rural and Indigenous Supplementary Form (available from 1 June) and submit it via UAC.

Note: Special requirements and policies apply.

Admission criteria

Applicants with recent secondary education

Assumed knowledge: Chemistry, Mathematics Advanced, Physics.

Recommended studies: English Standard.

Other applicants

Refer to the Charles Sturt University general admission criteria.

Further information

View all details of this course on the CSU website.

ATAR profile

ATAR-based offers only (semester 1, 2021)

Use all ATAR profile data as a guide only; it provides a broad overview of the ATARs and selection ranks of previous Year 12 students admitted into that course. ATARs and selection ranks required for entry in 2022 may be different. If you are unsure about including a course among your preferences, contact the relevant institution.

  1. This ATAR profile table is in line with Commonwealth Government transparency requirements. It is based on offers to recent school leavers (ie completed Year 12 in the last 2 years) who were selected solely or partly on their ATAR. Note that some institutions further differentiate this information on their websites.
  2. The ATAR values exclude any adjustment factors.
  3. The selection ranks include the ATAR and any adjustment factors.

Abbreviations

– = data is not available.
<5 = less than 5 ATAR-based offers were made.
N/A = no offers were made on the basis of ATAR.
NC = new course
NP = Not provided by institution
NR = No reportable profile
NS = No Semester 1 offers
NN = Unavailable (other)
NO = Entry on other criteria

Student profile

Course updates
Courses are added and cancelled throughout the admissions year and course details are subject to change. Check the UAC course search regularly.

Contact us
For more information about any of Charles Sturt University's courses, call Charles Sturt University on 1800 275 278 or search the Charles Sturt University website.

Study Link
Study Link is Charles Sturt University’s Preparation for University program offering a suite of over 20 short, self-paced subjects that have been designed to help build academic skills, fill knowledge gaps and give you practical experience in studying online. You will have access to a dedicated subject coordinator to help your transition to university study and you can enroll in Study Link subjects at a time that suits you.

Study Link subjects are non-credit bearing and free for most Australian residents. For more information, visit Study Link on the Charles Sturt University website.