Course Information

Bachelor of Science

Effective from 01-JAN-2019 : Code Y83

This course is designed to provide high quality studies in a wide range of science and technology disciplines. Students take introductory science and mathematics units, and can then select combinations of disciplines relevant to their interests and aspirations in a wide range of professions in science and technology. In addition, the course can be structured as a suitable entry degree for a range of postgraduate research degrees in maths and sciences, or professional courses such as teaching, dietetics and occupational therapy. Students studying on the South West (Bunbury) campus undertake a specified set of core units and both the Conservation Biology and Environmental Management majors. Units undertaken on the South West (Bunbury) campus will be delivered as a series of lecture or laboratory intensives, supported by technology enhanced learning and digital content.

Disclaimer

This course information may be updated and amended immediately prior to semester. To ensure you have the correct outline, please check it again at the beginning of semester.

Work Experience Option

Students have the opportunity to seek a semester long Work Integrated Learning placement with an industry partner relevant to the Science discipline.

Duty of care

Students, the WIL host organisation and the school's WIL Coordinator must complete a WIL documentation pack (which includes all required OSH and Risk Assessment documents) before the placement can commence.

Attendance requirements

Students are required to complete a placement which is equivalent to one semester of full-time study, or approximately 450 hours. Whilst attendance is negotiated with the WIL host organisation, typically students will be expected to attend 5 days a week for 12 weeks.

Prerequisites

Students are required to have successfully completed all core units. Students must also have a Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 65 per cent or higher across their course, or have a WAM of 70 per cent or higher for the semester preceding their application. Successful applicants for the work placement must enrol in and complete the requirements for the unit CSI3345 Work Experience Project (in place of 4 electives). It is the responsibility of the student to conserve appropriate elective credit leading into their final year and to check any course duration issues that may occur from undertaking WIL in the summer school enrolment period.

Application process

Students are required to apply in writing to the Work Integrated Learning Coordinator (the student's Course Coordinator can advise who is the responsible staff member) upon successful completion of 240 credit points of study. Students should seek the advice of their Course Coordinator and the WIL Coordinator as to the appropriateness of pursuing the work placement option within their course structure, and also as to their eligibility to be considered. The WIL placement will typically take place in the final semester of study.

Enrolment process

Students require written permission from the Work Integrated Learning coordinator to enrol in CSI3345 for the summer school enrolment period. Students are also advised not to enrol in any additional units whilst undertaking their Work Integrated Learning placement.

Implications of failing

Failure to successfully complete CSI3345 Work Experience Project will necessitate completing 4 electives in the semester(s) following the unsuccessful placement.

Course Learning Outcomes

  1. Apply broad discipline knowledge to a range of theoretical and practical science situations.
  2. Communicate disciplinary knowledge and values in professional and public contexts.
  3. Demonstrate a global outlook on scientific knowledge.
  4. Demonstrate autonomy, accountability and judgement for own learning and professional practice.
  5. Think creatively to generate solutions/responses for scientific questions.
  6. Think critically to analyse, construct field or experimental approaches and interpret results to complex scientific problems.
  7. Use experimental and digital technologies and literacies to access, evaluate and synthesise relevant information from multiple sources.
  8. Work collaboratively and demonstrate initiative to implement social, sustainable, and ethical values, including Indigenous cultural competence.

Admission requirements

Admission requirement (Band 3)

All applicants must meet the academic admission requirements for this course. The indicative or guaranteed ATAR is as published (where applicable) or academic admission requirements may be satisfied through completion of one of the following:

  • AQF Cert IV;
  • Successfully completed 0.25 EFTSL of study at bachelor level or higher at an Australian higher education provider (or equivalent);
  • Special Tertiary Admissions Test;
  • University Preparation Course;
  • Indigenous University Orientation Course;
  • Aboriginal Student Intake Test; or
  • Experience Based Entry Scheme.

English Language requirement (Band 3)

English competency requirements may be satisfied through completion of one of the following:

  • Year 12 English ATAR/English Literature ATAR grade C or better or equivalent;
  • Special Tertiary Admissions Test;
  • IELTS Overall band minimum score of 6.0 (no individual band less than 6.0);
  • Successfully completed 1.0 EFTSL of study at bachelor level or higher in the UK, Ireland, USA, NZ or Canada;
  • University Preparation Course;
  • Indigenous University Orientation Course;
  • Aboriginal Student Intake Test;
  • AQF Diploma, Advanced Diploma or Associate Degree;
  • Successfully completed 0.375 EFTSL of study at bachelor level or higher at an Australian higher education provider (or equivalent); or
  • Other tests, courses or programs defined on the English Proficiency Bands page.

Course Specific Admission Requirements

One or more of the majors in this course has admission requirements. Refer to the major for more information.

Course Duration

  • Full Time: 3 Years
  • Part Time: 6 Years

Course Delivery

Joondalup Mount Lawley South West (Bunbury) Online
Full Time, Part Time Full Time, Part Time

Course Co-ordinator

Dr Steven James RICHARDSON

Course Structure

Students are required to complete 4 Core units, two 8-unit Majors, plus an approved combination of 4 Elective units (note the information on Work Integrated Learning Placements below before selecting Elective units). A maximum of 12 units at Level 1000 is permitted, and a minimum of 4 units at Level 3000 must be completed. Core units: It is recommended that the four Core units are completed within the first four semesters of study. Elective units: Students intending to seek admission to professional postgraduate courses such as Education must consult the Course Coordinator before selecting their 4 course-level electives. Elective units may be chosen from anywhere within the University. Note: Students applying for the Work Integrated Learning Placement option will undertake CSI3345 in place of the 4 Elective units.

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
SCI1182Case Studies in Science15
SCI1125 *Professional Science Essentials15
MAT1114Introductory Statistics15
Plus 1 unit from:
SCI1187 ^Form and Function in Biology15
SCI1183 ^Origins and Evolution of Life15
SCC1123 ^Chemistry for the Life Sciences15
SCP1111 ^Physics of Motion15
SCP1112 ^ *Waves and Electricity15
Note: MAT1114 may be substituted for another approved mathematics unit.
Unit from Majorx 8120
Unit from Majorx 8 (Second Major)120
For students who are NOT undertaking a Work Integrated Learning Placement
Elective Unitx 460
For students who ARE undertaking a Work Integrated Learning Placement
CSI3345Work Experience Project60

Note: Students should select their Majors in consultation with the Course Coordinator. Where a Core unit occurs in one or both Majors, or where units appear in both Majors, students will be required to discuss their unit selection with the Course Coordinator.

^ Core Option
* Students will be assessed to see if they have achieved the ECU minimum standard of English language proficiency in this unit. Students who don't meet the minimum standard will be provided with appropriate English language support and development.

Unit sets that can be studied as part of this course


Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005)

For the purposes of considering a request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005), inherent requirements for this subject are articulated in the Unit Description, Learning Outcomes and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the support for students with disabilities or medical conditions can be found at the Student Equity, Diversity and Disability Service website.

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Course Information

Bachelor of Science

Effective from 01-JUL-2019 : Code Y83

This course is designed to provide high quality studies in a wide range of science and technology disciplines. Students take introductory science and mathematics units, and can then select combinations of disciplines relevant to their interests and aspirations in a wide range of professions in science and technology. In addition, the course can be structured as a suitable entry degree for a range of postgraduate research degrees in maths and sciences, or professional courses such as teaching, dietetics and occupational therapy. Students studying on the South West (Bunbury) campus undertake a specified set of core units and both the Conservation Biology and Environmental Management majors. Units undertaken on the South West (Bunbury) campus will be delivered as a series of lecture or laboratory intensives, supported by technology enhanced learning and digital content.

Disclaimer

This course information may be updated and amended immediately prior to semester. To ensure you have the correct outline, please check it again at the beginning of semester.

Work Experience Option

Students have the opportunity to seek a semester long Work Integrated Learning placement with an industry partner relevant to the Science discipline.

Duty of care

Students, the WIL host organisation and the school's WIL Coordinator must complete a WIL documentation pack (which includes all required OSH and Risk Assessment documents) before the placement can commence.

Attendance requirements

Students are required to complete a placement which is equivalent to one semester of full-time study, or approximately 450 hours. Whilst attendance is negotiated with the WIL host organisation, typically students will be expected to attend 5 days a week for 12 weeks.

Prerequisites

Students are required to have successfully completed all core units. Students must also have a Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 65 per cent or higher across their course, or have a WAM of 70 per cent or higher for the semester preceding their application. Successful applicants for the work placement must enrol in and complete the requirements for the unit CSI3345 Work Experience Project (in place of 4 electives). It is the responsibility of the student to conserve appropriate elective credit leading into their final year and to check any course duration issues that may occur from undertaking WIL in the summer school enrolment period.

Application process

Students are required to apply in writing to the Work Integrated Learning Coordinator (the student's Course Coordinator can advise who is the responsible staff member) upon successful completion of 240 credit points of study. Students should seek the advice of their Course Coordinator and the WIL Coordinator as to the appropriateness of pursuing the work placement option within their course structure, and also as to their eligibility to be considered. The WIL placement will typically take place in the final semester of study.

Enrolment process

Students require written permission from the Work Integrated Learning coordinator to enrol in CSI3345 for the summer school enrolment period. Students are also advised not to enrol in any additional units whilst undertaking their Work Integrated Learning placement.

Implications of failing

Failure to successfully complete CSI3345 Work Experience Project will necessitate completing 4 electives in the semester(s) following the unsuccessful placement.

Course Learning Outcomes

  1. Apply broad discipline knowledge to a range of theoretical and practical science situations.
  2. Communicate disciplinary knowledge and values in professional and public contexts.
  3. Demonstrate a global outlook on scientific knowledge.
  4. Demonstrate autonomy, accountability and judgement for own learning and professional practice.
  5. Think creatively to generate solutions/responses for scientific questions.
  6. Think critically to analyse, construct field or experimental approaches and interpret results to complex scientific problems.
  7. Use experimental and digital technologies and literacies to access, evaluate and synthesise relevant information from multiple sources.
  8. Work collaboratively and demonstrate initiative to implement social, sustainable, and ethical values, including Indigenous cultural competence.

Admission requirements

Admission requirement (Band 3)

All applicants must meet the academic admission requirements for this course. The indicative or guaranteed ATAR is as published (where applicable) or academic admission requirements may be satisfied through completion of one of the following:

  • AQF Cert IV;
  • Successfully completed 0.25 EFTSL of study at bachelor level or higher at an Australian higher education provider (or equivalent);
  • Special Tertiary Admissions Test;
  • University Preparation Course;
  • Indigenous University Orientation Course;
  • Aboriginal Student Intake Test; or
  • Experience Based Entry Scheme.

English Language requirement (Band 3)

English competency requirements may be satisfied through completion of one of the following:

  • Year 12 English ATAR/English Literature ATAR grade C or better or equivalent;
  • Special Tertiary Admissions Test;
  • IELTS Overall band minimum score of 6.0 (no individual band less than 6.0);
  • Successfully completed 1.0 EFTSL of study at bachelor level or higher in the UK, Ireland, USA, NZ or Canada;
  • University Preparation Course;
  • Indigenous University Orientation Course;
  • Aboriginal Student Intake Test;
  • AQF Diploma, Advanced Diploma or Associate Degree;
  • Successfully completed 0.375 EFTSL of study at bachelor level or higher at an Australian higher education provider (or equivalent); or
  • Other tests, courses or programs defined on the English Proficiency Bands page.

Course Specific Admission Requirements

One or more of the majors in this course has admission requirements. Refer to the major for more information.

Course Duration

  • Full Time: 3 Years
  • Part Time: 6 Years

Course Delivery

Joondalup Mount Lawley South West (Bunbury) Online
Full Time, Part Time Full Time, Part Time

Cross Campus Attendance

ECU South West Students: Students studying on the South West (Bunbury) campus undertake a specified set of core units and both the Conservation Biology and Environmental Management majors. Students are required to contact the Student Hub to obtain a course planner.

Course Co-ordinator

Dr Steven James RICHARDSON

Course Structure

Students are required to complete 4 Core units, two 8-unit Majors, plus an approved combination of 4 Elective units (note the information on Work Integrated Learning Placements below before selecting Elective units). A maximum of 12 units at Level 1000 is permitted, and a minimum of 4 units at Level 3000 must be completed. Core units: It is recommended that the four Core units are completed within the first four semesters of study. Elective units: Students intending to seek admission to professional postgraduate courses such as Education must consult the Course Coordinator before selecting their 4 course-level electives. Elective units may be chosen from anywhere within the University. Note: Students applying for the Work Integrated Learning Placement option will undertake CSI3345 in place of the 4 Elective units.

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
SCI1182Case Studies in Science15
SCI1125 *Professional Science Essentials15
MAT1114Introductory Statistics15
Plus 1 unit from:
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

Note 1: MAT1114 may be substituted with another approved mathematics unit.

Note 2: Students wishing to take a chemistry unit as their CORE OPTION who have successfully completed ATAR Chemistry should take SCC1111 General Chemistry instead.

Note 3: Students wishing to take a physics unit as their CORE OPTION who have successfully completed ATAR Physics should take SCP1111 Physics of Motion or SCP1112 Waves and Electricity.

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
Unit from Majorx 8120
Unit from Majorx 8 (Second Major)120
For students who are NOT undertaking a Work Integrated Learning Placement
Elective Unitx 460
For students who ARE undertaking a Work Integrated Learning Placement
CSI3345Work Experience Project60

Note: Students should select their Majors in consultation with the Course Coordinator. Where a Core unit occurs in one or both Majors, or where units appear in both Majors, students will be required to discuss their unit selection with the Course Coordinator.

^ Core Option
* Students will be assessed to see if they have achieved the ECU minimum standard of English language proficiency in this unit. Students who don't meet the minimum standard will be provided with appropriate English language support and development.

Unit sets that can be studied as part of this course


Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005)

For the purposes of considering a request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005), inherent requirements for this subject are articulated in the Unit Description, Learning Outcomes and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the support for students with disabilities or medical conditions can be found at the Student Equity, Diversity and Disability Service website.

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