Course details

CRICOS course code: 040203B

Level of study: Undergraduate


The Bachelor of Science will equip you with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills necessary for further research or employment in the field of your chosen major. You will benefit from hands-on, practical learning experiences both on-campus and in the field.


You are required to complete 24 units, comprising of 10 core units and 14 units specified for your chosen major in Applied Biology or Applied Chemistry.

Applied Biology Major

This major includes advanced units in invertebrate and vertebrate biology, ecology, microbiology and management of aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems, which enable students to pursue a wide range of career options in the fields of ecosystem management and rehabilitation, environmental monitoring and conservation of aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems.

Applied Chemistry Major
This major includes advanced units in forensic science, environmental chemistry, molecular biology, nanotechnology, biomaterials, food chemistry and genetics which enable students to pursue a wide range of career options in the fields of applied chemistry, including analytical science, biotechnology, forensic science, food safety and food technology.


Completion of the Bachelor of Science will prepare you to pursue employment opportunities in fields such as:

  • Chemical and material production
  • Agriculture
  • Medical sciences
  • Mining and metals
  • Power industries
  • Environmental science and ecology
  • Food technology
  • Forensic analysis
  • Research and development.

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Course opportunities

Tuition Fees (AUD $): 32,760 Per Year Read moreTerm fee: 16,380
Start date: March 2021
July 2021
Duration: 3 years
Study mode: Full time

Rockhampton North Campus

554-700 Yaamba Road
Rockhampton Queensland 4701

Entry criteria

Completion of Australian Year 12 or equivalent; or completion of AQF Certificate IV or equivalent; or completion of an approved university foundation studies program.

English Requirements

An International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic) overall band score of at least 6.0 overall with a minimum 5.5 in each subset; or

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - Requires 550 or better overall and minimum TWE score of 4.5 (Paper Based Test), or 75 or better overall and no score less than 17 (Internet Based Test); or

Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) - Requires an overall score of 54 with no sub-score less than 46; or

An Occupational English Test with Grades A or B only in each of the four components; or

Cambridge Certificate in advanced English (CAE) - Score of 180 or above; or

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English - Score of 200 or above; or

Combined Universities Language Test (CULT) - 70% with no individual component score of less than 15.


Rockhampton City Campus
114-190 Canning Street
Rockhampton Queensland 4700