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This course information is for commencing (new) students in 2013.

Bachelor of Science (73O)

Course Structure

In the Bachelor of Science, you choose a major, a minor, 4 degree electives and 8 student electives.

With the exception of Mathematics, a major and minor must be taken from different discipline areas. Introductory degree electives must be a pair of units (eg KEA101 and KEA102) chosen from a different discipline area than the major and minor, except students may select introductory level degree elective units in Mathematics if they have also selected either a major or minor, but not both, from that discipline area. Launceston students transfer to Hobart if they wish to continue studies in Chemistry and Mathematics after introductory level.

This degree consists of a total of 24 units comprising:
  • A major of 8 units: 2 introductory, 2 intermediate, 4 advanced units
  • A minor of 4 units: 2 introductory, 2 intermediate units
  • Four degree electives: 2 introductory, 2 intermediate units - the intermediate units may be from a different discipline to the introductory degree electives, if listed in the degree elective schedule.
  • Eight student electives: units which may be chosen from this or any other subject area within the University, provided they meet the unit level requirements for the degree (see next point below), unit pre-requisites and quotas. You may take individual units or study up to the equivalent of a second major or a minor through your student electives and try out different subject areas - it's your choice.
  • Unit level requirements for the degree are: between 8-10 units at introductory level, 6-10 units at intermediate level and 6-10 units at advanced level. For example, this means you could study 8 introductory, 8 intermediate and 8 advanced, or you could take 8 introductory, 7 intermediate and 9 advanced units or other combinations within these ranges.
This diagram illustrates the course structure. Please check individual unit information for the semester that each unit is available in.

Year 1

Major 1  
Introductory Unit 1
Minor  
Introductory Unit 1
 
Degree Elective 1
Choice from 30 units...
 
Student Elective 1
Major 1  
Introductory Unit 2
Minor  
Introductory Unit 2
 
Degree Elective 2
Choice from 30 units...
 
Student Elective 2
 

Year 2

Major 1  
Intermediate Unit 1
Minor  
Intermediate Unit 1
 
Degree Elective 3
Choice from 52 units...
 
Student Elective 3
Major 1  
Intermediate Unit 2
Minor  
Intermediate Unit 2
 
Degree Elective 4
Choice from 52 units...
 
Student Elective 4
 

Year 3

Major 1  
Advanced Unit 1
Major 1  
Advanced Unit 2
 
Student Elective 5
 
Student Elective 6
Major 1  
Advanced Unit 3
Major 1  
Advanced Unit 4
 
Student Elective 7
 
Student Elective 8
 
Please select your campus so we can show which units are available:
Key: Green tick Unit offering available
 
 

Major 1

A choice of one of the following:
Applied Mathematics Microbiology
Aquatic Biology Physics
Biochemistry Plant Science
Chemistry Psychology
Computing (BSc & BBehavSc) Pure Mathematics
General Mathematics Statistics and Operations Research
Geography & Environmental Studies Zoology
Geology
 
 

Minor

A choice of one of the following:
Applied Mathematics Geology
Aquatic Biology (BSc) Microbiology
Biochemistry Physics
Chemistry Plant Science
Computing (BSc, BBehavSc & BPsych) Psychology
General Mathematics Pure Mathematics
Geographic Information Systems Statistics and Operations Research
Geography and Environmental Studies Zoology
 
 

Degree Elective 1

A choice of one of the following:
Unit Weight Semester 3
Summer School
Semester 1 Semester 4
Winter School
Semester 2 Semester 5
Spring School
Requisites
JEE103 Mathematics I Not offered in 2013
0.0%




JEE104 Mathematics II Not offered in 2013
0.0%




JFA101 Aquatic Biology A Not offered in 2013
0.0%




JFA102 Aquatic Biology B Not offered in 2013
0.0%




KEA101 Understanding Earth Systems Not offered in 2013
0.0%




KEA102 Earth Resources, Environments and Evolution Not offered in 2013
0.0%




KGA171 Global Geographies, Sustainable Worlds Not offered in 2013
0.0%




KGA172 Space, Place and Nature Not offered in 2013
0.0%




KGG102 GIS: Introduction Not offered in 2013
0.0%




KGG103 Remote Sensing: Introduction Not offered in 2013
0.0%




KHA111 Psychology A Not offered in 2013
0.0%




KHA112 Psychology B Not offered in 2013
0.0%




KMA152 Mathematics 1A Not offered in 2013
0.0%




KMA153 Data Handling and Statistics 1 Not offered in 2013
0.0%




KMA154 Mathematics 1B Not offered in 2013
0.0%




KMA155 Discrete Mathematics with Applications 1 Not offered in 2013
0.0%




KMA182 Advanced Calculus and Applications 1A Not offered in 2013
0.0%




KMA184 Advanced Calculus and Applications 1B Not offered in 2013
0.0%




KPA161 Biology of Plants Not offered in 2013
0.0%




KPZ163 Ecology Not offered in 2013
0.0%




KPZ164 Cell Biology, Genetics and Evolution Not offered in 2013
0.0%




KRA101 Chemistry 1A Not offered in 2013
0.0%




KRA102 Chemistry 1B Not offered in 2013
0.0%




KRA113 Chemistry 1A Hobart Not offered in 2013
0.0%




KRA114 Chemistry 1B Hobart Not offered in 2013
0.0%




KXT101 Programming and Problem Solving Not offered in 2013
0.0%




KXT102 Programming with Data Structures Not offered in 2013
0.0%




KYA101 Physics 1A Not offered in 2013
0.0%




KYA102 Physics 1B Not offered in 2013
0.0%




KZA161 Biology of Animals Not offered in 2013
0.0%




* Unit availability shown for on-campus Hobart in 2013
 
 

Degree Elective 2

A choice of one of the following:
Unit Weight Semester 3
Summer School
Semester 1 Semester 4
Winter School
Semester 2 Semester 5
Spring School
Requisites
JEE103 Mathematics I Not offered in 2013
0.0%




JEE104 Mathematics II Not offered in 2013
0.0%




JFA101 Aquatic Biology A Not offered in 2013
0.0%




JFA102 Aquatic Biology B Not offered in 2013
0.0%




KEA101 Understanding Earth Systems Not offered in 2013
0.0%




KEA102 Earth Resources, Environments and Evolution Not offered in 2013
0.0%




KGA171 Global Geographies, Sustainable Worlds Not offered in 2013
0.0%




KGA172 Space, Place and Nature Not offered in 2013
0.0%




KGG102 GIS: Introduction Not offered in 2013
0.0%




KGG103 Remote Sensing: Introduction Not offered in 2013
0.0%




KHA111 Psychology A Not offered in 2013
0.0%




KHA112 Psychology B Not offered in 2013
0.0%




KMA152 Mathematics 1A Not offered in 2013
0.0%




KMA153 Data Handling and Statistics 1 Not offered in 2013
0.0%




KMA154 Mathematics 1B Not offered in 2013
0.0%




KMA155 Discrete Mathematics with Applications 1 Not offered in 2013
0.0%




KMA182 Advanced Calculus and Applications 1A Not offered in 2013
0.0%




KMA184 Advanced Calculus and Applications 1B Not offered in 2013
0.0%




KPA161 Biology of Plants Not offered in 2013
0.0%




KPZ163 Ecology Not offered in 2013
0.0%




KPZ164 Cell Biology, Genetics and Evolution Not offered in 2013
0.0%




KRA101 Chemistry 1A Not offered in 2013
0.0%




KRA102 Chemistry 1B Not offered in 2013
0.0%




KRA113 Chemistry 1A Hobart Not offered in 2013
0.0%




KRA114 Chemistry 1B Hobart Not offered in 2013
0.0%




KXT101 Programming and Problem Solving Not offered in 2013
0.0%




KXT102 Programming with Data Structures Not offered in 2013
0.0%




KYA101 Physics 1A Not offered in 2013
0.0%




KYA102 Physics 1B Not offered in 2013
0.0%




KZA161 Biology of Animals Not offered in 2013
0.0%




* Unit availability shown for on-campus Hobart in 2013
 
 

Degree Elective 3

A choice of one of the following:
Unit Weight Semester 3
Summer School
Semester 1 Semester 4
Winter School
Semester 2 Semester 5
Spring School
Requisites
CBA260 Biochemistry: Metabolism & Nutrition Not offered in 2013
0.0%




CBA265 Molecular Biology in Health & Disease Not offered in 2013
0.0%




JFA207 Data Analysis and Presentation Not offered in 2013
0.0%




JFA214 General Microbiology Not offered in 2013
0.0%




JFA218 Applied Environmental Microbiology Not offered in 2013
0.0%




JFA240 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems Not offered in 2013
0.0%




KEA208 Earth's Materials and Interior Not offered in 2013
0.0%




KEA209 Earth's Surface Not offered in 2013
0.0%




KEA230 Introduction to Geophysics & Computer Applications Not offered in 2013
0.0%




KEA270 Marine Geosciences Not offered in 2013
0.0%




KGA202 Geography of Australia's Asian Neighbours Not offered in 2013
0.0%




KGA204 Earth, Climate and Life Not offered in 2013
0.0%




KGA205 Geographies of Economy, Politics and Culture Not offered in 2013
0.0%




KGA213 Natural Environment Field Techniques Not offered in 2013
0.0%




KGA223 Environmental Management Not offered in 2013
0.0%




KHA201 Research Methods 2 Not offered in 2013
0.0%




KHA202 Lifespan Developmental Psychology Not offered in 2013
0.0%




KHA205 Clinical Psychology Not offered in 2013
0.0%




KHA207 Social Psychology Not offered in 2013
0.0%




KHA208 Cognition Not offered in 2013
0.0%




KHA255 Clinical and Counselling Psychology Not offered in 2013
0.0%




KHA258 Behavioural Neuroscience Not offered in 2013
0.0%




KHA262 Development Through the Lifespan Not offered in 2013
0.0%




KLA210 Microbiology Not offered in 2013
0.0%




KLA256 Microbes and Man Not offered in 2013
0.0%




KMA251 Algebra and Applications 2 Not offered in 2013
0.0%




KMA252 Calculus and Applications 2 Not offered in 2013
0.0%




KMA253 Data Handling and Statistics 2 Not offered in 2013
0.0%




KMA254 Differential Equations, Linear Algebra & Applications 2 Not offered in 2013
0.0%




KMA255 Operations Research 2 Not offered in 2013
0.0%




KPA210 Plants of Tasmania Not offered in 2013
0.0%




KPA214 Plants in Action Not offered in 2013
0.0%




KPA215 Genetics & Evolution Not offered in 2013
0.0%




KRA201 Analytical Chemistry Not offered in 2013
0.0%




KRA211 Environmental Chemistry Not offered in 2013
0.0%




KRA223 Chemistry 2C Chemical Analysis Not offered in 2013
0.0%




KRA224 Chemistry 2A Organic and Bioinorganic Not offered in 2013
0.0%




KRA225 Chemistry 2B Inorganic and Physical Not offered in 2013
0.0%




KSA205 Introduction to Oceanography Not offered in 2013
0.0%




KXT201 Algorithms Not offered in 2013
0.0%




KXT203 Software Construction Not offered in 2013
0.0%




KXT204 Operating Systems Not offered in 2013
0.0%




KXT207 Computer Networks Not offered in 2013
0.0%




KXT209 Advanced Dynamic Web Development Not offered in 2013
0.0%




KXX231 ICT Project Management Not offered in 2013
0.0%




KYA206 Atmospheric Physics & Stellar Astrophysics Not offered in 2013
0.0%




KYA211 Waves and Kinetic Theory Not offered in 2013
0.0%




KYA212 Electromagnetism & Thermodynamics Not offered in 2013
0.0%




KZA211 Animal Evolution and Ecology Not offered in 2013
0.0%




KZA212 Functional Biology of Animals Not offered in 2013
0.0%




KZA215 Tasmanian Fauna: Ecological and Evolutionary Studies Not offered in 2013
0.0%




KZA225 Biology and Society Not offered in 2013
0.0%




* Unit availability shown for on-campus Hobart in 2013
 
 

Degree Elective 4

A choice of one of the following:
Unit Weight Semester 3
Summer School
Semester 1 Semester 4
Winter School
Semester 2 Semester 5
Spring School
Requisites
CBA260 Biochemistry: Metabolism & Nutrition Not offered in 2013
0.0%




CBA265 Molecular Biology in Health & Disease Not offered in 2013
0.0%




JFA207 Data Analysis and Presentation Not offered in 2013
0.0%




JFA214 General Microbiology Not offered in 2013
0.0%




JFA218 Applied Environmental Microbiology Not offered in 2013
0.0%




JFA240 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems Not offered in 2013
0.0%




KEA208 Earth's Materials and Interior Not offered in 2013
0.0%




KEA209 Earth's Surface Not offered in 2013
0.0%




KEA230 Introduction to Geophysics & Computer Applications Not offered in 2013
0.0%




KEA270 Marine Geosciences Not offered in 2013
0.0%




KGA202 Geography of Australia's Asian Neighbours Not offered in 2013
0.0%




KGA204 Earth, Climate and Life Not offered in 2013
0.0%




KGA205 Geographies of Economy, Politics and Culture Not offered in 2013
0.0%




KGA213 Natural Environment Field Techniques Not offered in 2013
0.0%




KGA223 Environmental Management Not offered in 2013
0.0%




KHA201 Research Methods 2 Not offered in 2013
0.0%




KHA202 Lifespan Developmental Psychology Not offered in 2013
0.0%




KHA205 Clinical Psychology Not offered in 2013
0.0%




KHA207 Social Psychology Not offered in 2013
0.0%




KHA208 Cognition Not offered in 2013
0.0%




KHA255 Clinical and Counselling Psychology Not offered in 2013
0.0%




KHA258 Behavioural Neuroscience Not offered in 2013
0.0%




KHA262 Development Through the Lifespan Not offered in 2013
0.0%




KLA210 Microbiology Not offered in 2013
0.0%




KLA256 Microbes and Man Not offered in 2013
0.0%




KMA251 Algebra and Applications 2 Not offered in 2013
0.0%




KMA252 Calculus and Applications 2 Not offered in 2013
0.0%




KMA253 Data Handling and Statistics 2 Not offered in 2013
0.0%




KMA254 Differential Equations, Linear Algebra & Applications 2 Not offered in 2013
0.0%




KMA255 Operations Research 2 Not offered in 2013
0.0%




KPA210 Plants of Tasmania Not offered in 2013
0.0%




KPA214 Plants in Action Not offered in 2013
0.0%




KPA215 Genetics & Evolution Not offered in 2013
0.0%




KRA201 Analytical Chemistry Not offered in 2013
0.0%




KRA211 Environmental Chemistry Not offered in 2013
0.0%




KRA223 Chemistry 2C Chemical Analysis Not offered in 2013
0.0%




KRA224 Chemistry 2A Organic and Bioinorganic Not offered in 2013
0.0%




KRA225 Chemistry 2B Inorganic and Physical Not offered in 2013
0.0%




KSA205 Introduction to Oceanography Not offered in 2013
0.0%




KXT201 Algorithms Not offered in 2013
0.0%




KXT203 Software Construction Not offered in 2013
0.0%




KXT204 Operating Systems Not offered in 2013
0.0%




KXT207 Computer Networks Not offered in 2013
0.0%




KXT209 Advanced Dynamic Web Development Not offered in 2013
0.0%




KXX231 ICT Project Management Not offered in 2013
0.0%




KYA206 Atmospheric Physics & Stellar Astrophysics Not offered in 2013
0.0%




KYA211 Waves and Kinetic Theory Not offered in 2013
0.0%




KYA212 Electromagnetism & Thermodynamics Not offered in 2013
0.0%




KZA211 Animal Evolution and Ecology Not offered in 2013
0.0%




KZA212 Functional Biology of Animals Not offered in 2013
0.0%




KZA215 Tasmanian Fauna: Ecological and Evolutionary Studies Not offered in 2013
0.0%




KZA225 Biology and Society Not offered in 2013
0.0%




* Unit availability shown for on-campus Hobart in 2013
 

Student Electives

Student electives are your choice of available units from any study area across the University, provided you are eligible to enrol in them (i.e. meet any unit pre-requisites). You can take up to a second major or minor from the degree schedule through your student electives or the equivalent of a major or minor from a discipline area outside the degree schedule and try out different subjects – it’s your choice.

A wide range of Student Electives are available.