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2013 Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Teaching(S3N)

Responsible faculty or institute:
Science, Engineering and Technology (principal)
Campus(es) Offered:
Course Duration: Minimum 4 yrs, Maximum 10 yrs.
Course Contact (faculty or school): Faculty of Science, Engineering & Technology (03) 6226 2125 or Faculty of Education (03) 6226 2546


The Faculty of Science, Engineering & Technology and the Faculty of Education offer this four year full-time (or part-time equivalent) course in Hobart. The first year is also available in Launceston.

Admission & Prerequisites

Minimum university entrance requirements, however first year science units in chemistry, mathematics and physics have specific TCE prerequisites. Students are encouraged to study some of the following subjects: MSP5C Mathematics Specialised 5C; MME5C Mathematics Methods 5C; MAP5C Mathematics Applied 5C; IT862 Computer Science 5C; CHM5C Chemistry 5C; GG833 Geography 5C; EVS846 Environmental Science 5C; PHY5C Physics 5C; BIO5C Biology 5C; PSC5C Physical Sciences 5C.
Students who do not hold the necessary prerequisites in either chemistry, mathematics or physics will be admitted to first-year BSc units following successful completion of the relevant chemistry (KRA001), mathematics (KMA003) or physics (KYA004) foundation units.
Subject prerequisites apply within the degree.

Course Objectives

The BSc-BTeach aims to qualify students for employment as secondary teachers in two of the following subject specialisatons: science, mathematics or information technology.
The science component of the BSc-BTeach aims to:

  • provide students with opportunities to acquire knowledge, attitudes and skills in a range of basic physical, computational, mathematical and life sciences;
  • introduce students to scientific method through a range of disciplines;
  • provide graduates with advanced knowledge in one science discipline; and
  • meet the needs of industry, business and government agencies.
    The BTeach component prepares beginning teachers in all the appropriate major areas of professional competence. These competencies include an understanding of, and ability to practice teaching as an active, interactive process involving the mutual construction of ideas, understandings, sensibilities and skills rather than the mere transmission of information; an understanding of the content, conceptual ordering and methods of inquiry of relevant subject areas; of how students learn and develop with individual differences; of the relationship between content knowledge and the process of teaching and the ability to plan and manage the teaching and learning process in an effective, inclusive and engaging manner; of alternative teaching practices in particular contexts with particular kinds of content; and of students, their development, the contexts that they live and learn in, including how teaching and learning outcomes are embedded in, and structured by, a variety of broad cultural and social processes. The program enables beginning teachers to communicate, interact and work with students of diverse abilities, interests and backgrounds and to engage them actively in the learning process in an inclusive and non-discriminatory manner.

Career Outcomes

The BSc-BTeach is suitable for students who wish to obtain a science degree with the view to becoming a teacher. Graduates will be qualified to teach in secondary schools in the disciplines of their major and sub-major. Teaching majors and sub-majors must be selected from mathematics, information technology and science subject areas.

Professional Recognition

Teacher registration (Tasmanian Teachers Registration Board)

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