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Bachelor of Science

Western Sydney University

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About

Get ready for a journey of discovery when you study Science at Western Sydney. Develop the skills you need to investigate a wide range of scientific disciplines from astronomy to zoology. Help create a sustainable future in all businesses and industries.

Pick which subjects suit your career goals. Open up to a world of unlimited opportunities in biology, chemistry, drug design and pharmaceuticals, ecology, environmental health, food science and technology, forensic science, nutrition, hospital or pathology laboratories, plant science and horticulture, teaching and wildlife management.

At the beginning of the first year, you'll choose a major (see areas of study), but you can change your major later in the course. You may also choose a second major, either from the School of Science or from another School eg Innovative Foods and Human Nutrition, or Animal Science and Zoology, or Biomedical Science and Business. Instead of a second major, the other eight subjects to complete your course are yours to choose- more subjects in Science or from other Schools or a combination of both.

Areas of study

AgriFoods (Agriculture), animal science, applied physics , biology, chemistry , environmental health, innovative foods (food science), forensic science, sustainable environmental futures, zoology.

Career opportunities

Roles in industry, research, forensics, patents, quality control, universities, food product development, nutritionist, environmental analysis, scientific instrumentation, medical laboratories and technical management, secondary teaching or dietetics (both with further study). Students can also pursue high-level research careers in academia and industry.

Careers in teaching and education: Successful completion of Bachelor Science at Western Sydney University may satisfy the entry requirements to Master Teaching if you undertake subjects in a discipline that meet the requirements for your chosen area of teaching.

Admission criteria

Applicants with recent secondary education

Assumed knowledge: At least two of Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics Advanced, Physics. Students who have not undertaken HSC-level mathematics, or have attempted Mathematics Standard 2 or Mathematics Advanced but achieved no higher than Band 2 or 3, may be required to take a study pattern that includes preparatory studies in mathematics in readiness for the higher level mathematics required in this program.

Other applicants

Refer to Western Sydney University general admission criteria.

Student profile

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Further information

View all details of this course on the Western Sydney University website.

ATAR profile

ATAR-based offers only (semester 1, 2023)

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 2024 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
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Course information
All classes are offered during the day unless otherwise specified.

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