Bachelor of Science

University of South Australia (UniSA)

Entry Requirements

Applicants are required to meet one of the following criteria with a competitive result, and demonstrate that they fulfil any prerequisite requirements and essential requirements for admission:

Recent secondary education:

Meet any prerequisite requirements with a minimum grade of C- or equivalent and

Complete secondary qualifications equivalent to SACE, or

Complete the International Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum score of 24 points


Higher education study

Complete or partly complete a recognized higher education program at a recognized higher education institution


Vocational Education and Training (VET)

Complete an award from a registered training organization at Certificate IV or above


Work and life experience

Hold completed secondary qualifications equivalent to SACE obtained more than 2 years in the past

Prerequisites: At least two of the following:

  • SACE Stage 2 Specialist Math
  • SACE Stage 2 Chemistry
  • SACE Stage 2 Math Methods
  • SACE Stage 2 Physics
  • SACE Stage 2 Earth and Environmental Science
  • SACE Stage 2 Biology

English language requirements:

IELTS score of 6.0; TOEFL iBT score of 60 with Reading and Writing not less than 18; TOEFL paper-based test (PBT) score of 550 with TWE of 4.5; Cambridge CAE/CPE score of 169; Pearson's test of English (Academic) (PTE) score of 50 with Reading and Writing communicative scores not less than 50; CELUSA score of AE4.

Course Details

Unravel the mysteries of the natural and physical world with a Bachelor of Science at UniSA. Scientists work by observation, experiment and measurement. They make predictions and informed decisions through the systematic study of the nature and behaviour of the physical universe.

The Bachelor of Science is designed to be practical, the focus is on laboratory and fieldwork. You will gain skills you can transfer to the workplace and graduate ready to make a real difference in the world.

If you think you might be interested in secondary school teaching, you can apply for the Bachelor of Science/Master of Teaching (Secondary), it’s a direct pathway to postgraduate study.

What you'll learn

This is a very flexible degree, where you can choose 2 majors from right across the field of science. Majors available:

Applied physics: allows you to pursue in-depth studies in advanced materials, computational physics and medical health physics
Biology: includes plant and animal biology, cell biology, physiology, environmental biology, biochemistry and introductory biotechnology
Chemistry: offers studies in both physical and inorganic chemistry
Ecosystem sciences: looks at environmental sciences and policy including the contemporary concepts of ecosystem management and sustainable development that link natural and social systems. You will receive a solid foundation in natural sciences and field research techniques, while engaging in active, project-based learning opportunities
Geographical Information Systems (GIS): are computerised systems which store and analyse spatial data. Data stored by coordinates in 2D, 3D or 4D can be used to perform spatial queries and analyses. These tools are used in many real world applications with the major focusing on environmental applications. The major contains courses on capturing, storing, analysing and presenting various forms of spatial data.
Geoscience and Biogeochemistry: combines the study of chemical, physical, geological and biological processes that shape the natural environment, with an emphasis on problems such as climate change, environmental pollution and landscape modification. Investigate the Earth System and the dynamic interactions that govern global change from the microscopic to the macroscopic scale.
Mathematics and statistics: core studies in applied mathematics, statistics and optimization

If you are interested in taking a major in another area of science this may also be possible. Please consult with the Program Director. If you think you might be interested in secondary school teaching, you can apply for the Bachelor of Science/Master of Teaching (Secondary), it’s a direct pathway to postgraduate study.

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Level of Study: Bachelor Degree

Duration: 3 years

CRICOS Course Code: 024220A

English Requirements: IELTS Score UG 6

Annual Tuition: AUD$37,100.00

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