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Science, Engineering and Technology




Bachelor - Combined


Bachelor's Honours


Associate degree



2013 Bachelor of Science(73O)

Responsible faculty or institute:
Science, Engineering and Technology (principal)
Campus(es) Offered:
Course Duration: Minimum 3 yrs, Maximum 7 yrs.
Course Contact (faculty or school): Faculty of Science, Engineering & Technology (03) 6226 2125 or Dr Julian Dermoudy, Degree Coordinator, (03) 6226 2933


This 3-year (minimum) full-time or part-time course is offered by the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology and is available at Hobart and Launceston. The main intake to the Bachelor of Science is February, however a mid-year intake in July is also available.

Admission & Prerequisites

Minimum University entrance requirements apply. Students are encouraged to study some of the following TCE subjects: MTS315109 Mathematics Specialised; MTM315109 Mathematics Methods; MTA315109 Mathematics Applied; ITC315108 Computer Science; CHM315109 Chemistry; GGY5C Geography 5C; EVS315109 Environmental Science; PHY315109 Physics; BIO315109 Biology; PSC315109 Physical Sciences.

Please note that subject (unit) prerequisites apply to the study of Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics.

Course Objectives

The course aims to:

  • provide students with opportunities to acquire knowledge, attitudes and skills in a range of basic physical, computational, mathematical, earth and life sciences;
  • introduce students to scientific method through a range of disciplines;
  • provide graduates with advanced knowledge in one or more of the science disciplines; and
  • meet the needs of industry, business and government agencies.

Career Outcomes

Graduates of the Bachelor of Science can expect to find employment in a wide variety of positions. Please refer to the following discipline entries for more specific information:




Computer Science

Geography and Environmental Studies





Plant Science



Articulation to/from Course

A successful first year may lead to the five-year combined degree with Law. Credit is possible for studies completed in some TAFE diplomas and in other tertiary studies.

Professional Recognition

Graduates of the BSc are eligible for membership of a number of professional organisations. Specific details are provided under individual discipline entries.

Miscellaneous Information


Candidates for the BSc can major (3 years of studies) in one or two of the following fields of specialisation:
  • Aquatic Biology (Launceston)
  • Biochemistry (Hobart)
  • Chemistry (Hobart)
  • Computing (Hobart and Launceston)
  • Software Development (Hobart and Launceston)
  • Geography & Environmental Studies (Hobart and Launceston)
  • Geology (Hobart)
  • Applied Mathematics (Hobart)
  • General Mathematics (Hobart)
  • Pure Mathematics (Hobart)
  • Statistics and Operations Research (Hobart)
  • Microbiology (Hobart)
  • Physics (Hobart)
  • Plant Science (Hobart)
  • Psychology (Hobart and Launceston)
  • Zoology (Hobart)

Bachelor of Science Advanced (Honours)

This is a special program that recognizes high achieving students. Entry to the program requires an ITI score of 90 or greater and in order to maintain a place in the direct entry program students will be required to be awarded the Dean's Roll of Excellence each year. Students not initially admitted to the program but who achieve the Dean's Roll of Excellence at the end of Year 1 will be invited to be part of the program. At the discretion of the Dean students transferring from other institutions may be eligible to enter the program.

Students participating in this program will be required to fulfill all the normal BSc and BSc(Hons) requirements but will be provided with opportunities to participate in various activities and seminars (normally available only to Honours year students) and to develop associations with Faculty academic staff in their major discipline areas. To challenge and engage outstanding students, students will need to complete at least 1 research-based unit, normally in Year 3.

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