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Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science

Course code W58

This double degree is designed to enable students to develop their scientific curiosity and analysis with cultural understanding and creativity.

The course provides a global outlook on scientific knowledge and it will broaden students' understanding of themselves, their community and the larger world, to make a wider contribution to society. It is a challenging educational program, engaging in powerful communication and scientific inquiry, leading to a degree which is internationally recognised in the global marketplace.

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Entry requirements

70 Indicative ATAR

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

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Course code

W58

Fees

Commonwealth supported - estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $7,050

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Duration

4 years full-time or part-time equivalent

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Availability & Campus

Semester 1 Semester 2
Joondalup FT PT FT PT
Mount Lawley FT PT FT PT
South West
Online
FT - Full-time PT - Part-time

Location

This course requires attendance at more than one campus or location. See Course Notes.

Entry requirements

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

See Course Entry for further information.

Course code

W58

CRICOS code

0100541

Fees

International students - estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $30,500

See Fees and Scholarships for further information.

Duration

4 years full-time

See Course Details for further information.

Availability & Campus

Semester 1 Semester 2
Joondalup FT FT
Mount Lawley FT FT
South West
Online
FT - Full-time PT - Part-time

Location

This course requires attendance at more than one campus or location. See Course Notes.

Course Entry

Admission requirements you'll need to meet for this course.

Course Details

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Semester availability

Semester 1: Study full-time at Joondalup, Mount Lawley

Semester 1: Study part-time at Joondalup, Mount Lawley

Semester 2: Study full-time at Joondalup, Mount Lawley

Semester 2: Study part-time at Joondalup, Mount Lawley

Semester availability

Semester 1: Study full-time at Joondalup, Mount Lawley

Semester 2: Study full-time at Joondalup, Mount Lawley

Course Structure

Students are required to complete: 16 Arts units, comprising of 8 Core Arts units and an 8-unit Arts Major; plus 16 Science units, comprising 4 Core Science units, an 8-unit Science Major and 4 Science electives.

Arts Core Units
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
SAH1100Communicating Ideas15
SAH1150Creativity15
SAH1200Media and Culture15
SAH1250Storytelling and Meaning15
SAH2110Identity15
SAH2200Audience Perception and Experience15
SAH3100Personal and Professional Planning15
SAH3200Industry and Community 15
Science Core Units
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
SCI1182Case Studies in Science15
SCI1125Professional Science Essentials15
MAT1114Introductory Statistics15
Plus, select one unit from the following:
SCI1187 ^Form and Function in Biology15
SCI1183 ^Origins and Evolution of Life15
SCC1123 ^Chemistry for the Life Sciences15
SCP1132 ^Introduction to Physics15
SCP1134 ^Foundations of Physics15
Unit from Majorx 8 Arts Major Unit120
Unit from Majorx 8 Science Major Unit120
Elective Unitx 4 Science Elective 60

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For more detailed unit information for this course take a look at our Handbook. To organise your life for next semester visit the Semester timetable.

Student handbook

Majors you can study in this course

Course notes

Important course notes

Course Learning Outcomes

  1. Apply broad discipline knowledge to a range of theoretical and technical/practical situations.
  2. Communicate disciplinary knowledge and ideas clearly, coherently and with independence.
  3. Demonstrate a global outlook with respect for cultural diversity, including Indigenous cultural competence.
  4. Think creatively to anticipate challenges and generate solutions/responses.
  5. Think critically to analyse, interpret and conceptualise/synthesise complex disciplinary knowledge/problems.
  6. Use digital technologies and discipline related literacies to access, evaluate and synthesise relevant information from multiple sources.
  7. Work collaboratively and demonstrate initiative to implement social, sustainable, and ethical values through appropriate disciplinary methods.

Fees and Scholarships

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AUD $7,050 *

* Commonwealth supported - estimated 1st year indicative fee

The 'Estimated 1st year indicative fee' is provided as a guide only, based on a typical enrolment of students undertaking the first year of this course. At ECU, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee, so the total cost of your course will vary, depending on what units you choose. An indicative fee will be provided with your course offer, however you can use our Course Fee Calculator to estimate the actual amount you’ll need to pay. ECU fees are adjusted annually.

AUD $30,500 *

* International students - estimated 1st year indicative fee

The 'estimated 1st year indicative fee' is provided as a guide only, and has been calculated based on a typical enrolment of students undertaking the first year of this course. At ECU, you pay for each individual unit you enrol in, not an overall course fee, so the total cost of your course will vary, depending on what units you choose. An indicative fee will be provided with your course offer, however you can use our Course Fee Calculator to estimate the actual amount you’ll need to pay. ECU fees are adjusted annually.

Scholarships

ECU has a scholarship program that provides many opportunities each year to students undertaking studies here.

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Career Opportunities

This course will provide students with lifelong transferable skills, equipping them for employment in a wide range of professions.

Possible future job titles

Social Researcher, Author, Community Arts Leader, Community Service Professional, Interpreter, Overseas Aid Worker, Public Servant, Tour Officer, Heritage Officer, Government Adviser

Student
stories

"It's a real privilege to be elected to parliament, and I have to pinch myself because I didn't plan to be here"
Tim Clifford

Tim Clifford MLC

ECU Arts graduate

Back in high school, I didn't want to be a politician – I thought politicians were these elites. My Mum used to work in a bar called The Albany Club, and I would go in there to see her after school and I'd see politicians and business owners. They were the big wigs in town: they made the big decisions and they made more money than us. I just never thought I would end up in parliament. Parliament was up on the hill and I was down here in state housing.

I chose the degree – and that was a life-changing choice. There are a lot of people who say 'don't do this or that', but it's usually the people who put themselves out who get to where they want eventually. Education is so important, because it offers direction to people. Follow what you like doing, throw yourself into it and be passionate about it – that's the main thing.

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