Campus North Terrace Campus
Degree Type Bachelor
Duration 3 years full-time or part-time equiv.
SATAC Code 324651
The Bachelor of Science (Advanced) (BSc (Advanced)) is designed for high-achieving students who wish to develop their knowledge and understanding of science, with a strong emphasis on research skill development.
This program provides students with the early opportunity to participate in the academic and research culture of the scientific areas they are most interested in, while still providing the choice and flexibility of a Bachelor of Science.
BSc (Advanced) students participate in program specific courses that will introduce topics on processes, communication and methods used in science research. Students will also participate in structured research activities and seminars, normally only available to honours and postgraduate students.
In addition, lab attachments and a semester long research placement will provide breadth of experience. These activities will allow associations with academic staff in major research areas, providing early access to research laboratories/projects that can be further developed for an Honours year and postgraduate study (Masters or PhD).
To remain in this highly competitive program, students must maintain a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 5 throughout their candidature. Similarly, students who attain a predetermined GPA will automatically be eligible for a place in the BSc (Hons) program upon completion of the
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I am a:
|2016 CSP ATAR||95|
|2016 CSP IB||35|
|2016 Adelaide Approved Score||95|
|Deferment||Yes - 2 year|
|Year 12 Applicants||You must not have completed more than 2 years full time equivalent university study (48 units). You compete for a place with your Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR).|
|Assumed Knowledge||SACE Stage 2 Chemistry, Mathematical Studies, Physics|
|Additional Entry Requirements|
|Intake||February and July. Not all disciplines have July entry.|
|Australian Year 12||Successful completion of an Australian year 12 qualification with a minimum pass in an accepted English language subject|
|English Tests accepted by the University of Adelaide||
|Qualifications that meet minimum English requirements||A range of alternative qualifications may meet the University’s minimum English requirements|
|Secondary School Qualifications||International ATAR||95|
|International Baccalaureate (IB)||34|
|Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE)||21|
|United Entrance Certificate (UEC) [Malaysia]||5|
|General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level||13|
|Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)||90|
|ISC & CBSE [India]||90%|
|Thailand Certificate of Secondary Education||3.7|
|Bang Tot Nghiep Trung Hoc Pho Thong||9.5|
|STPM or Matrikulasi||3.55|
|The University of Adelaide College Foundation Program||88|
|Eynesbury Foundation Program||430|
|Other Qualifications||Students who don't meet the academic requirements or who have other qualifications from the South Pacific Islands, Japan, Korea, Phillipines or Taiwan may be eligible to apply for a Pre-University Pathway to prepare for or gain entry into the University's undergraduate academic programs. For additional information see Admissions Information - Academic Requirements|
|International Qualifications||There are no prerequisites for this program unless you wish to major in Chemistry or Physics, in which case prerequisites are required that include Chemistry, Math Studies, Physics and Specialist Maths.|
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|Annual tuition fees||
Commonwealth-supported place: $8,975
More information on Student Contribution Amounts.
|Annual tuition fees||International student place: $33,000|
These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.
The BSc (Advanced) has a strong emphasis on advanced research training to give students the best chance of becoming a professional scientist. Dependent on your choice of major, some of the many careers available to graduates include:
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A Global Learning Experience is an integral component to your academic journey at The University of Adelaide. The university is committed to offering its students the opportunity to study overseas through a range of degrees offered via the Global Learning Office, including student exchange, study tours, short study degrees, internships and placements. There are many exciting opportunities in Europe, Asia, the Americas, Africa, and Oceania ranging from a few weeks to a full academic year.
To find Global Learning opportunities available in your study area click Global Experiences.
Like the Bachelor of Science, students in the BSc (Advanced) design their own degree from a broad range of study options and have flexibility to select areas of specific interest. In first year, students enrol in a combination of courses that prepare them to follow pathways through to major study areas. In third year, students choose at least one area of science in which to specialise and undertake a research placement. Exposure to research culture will be explored through the BSc (Advanced) specific courses Principles and Practice of Research (Advanced) II and Principle and Practice of Research (Advanced) III.
To remain in this highly competitive program, students must maintain a high Grade Point Average (GPA) throughout their candidature. Similarly, students who attain a predetermined GPA will automatically be eligible for a place in the BSc (Hons) program upon completion of the BSc (Advanced).
Core course: SCIENCE 1300 Principles & Practice of Research (Advanced) I
Non core courses chosen from a range of science offerings that complement a student's interests and build towards two science majors listed below.
Core course: SCIENCE 2300 Principles and Practice of Research (Advanced) II;
Non core courses chosen from a range of science offerings and that maintain study in the area of two science majors listed below.
Core course: SCIENCE 3100 Principles and Practice of Research (Advanced) III
Non core courses chosen from a range of science offerings that complete the study required to achieve at least one science major as listed below.
Dependant on your chosen major, some of the many careers available to graduates include:
Mineral Exploration Scientist
Natural Resource Manager
Oil and Gas Analyst
Research & Development Officer
In the BSc (Advanced) there is a strong emphasis on advanced research training to give students the best chance of becoming a professional scientist. Science students learn a number of transferable skills that are also in demand in a wide range of careers. These skills include analytical methods, critical thinking and problem solving, laboratory and field techniques, information technology and literacy skills, teamwork, initiative and the ability to communicate and cooperate with people from a range of backgrounds and expertise.
Graduates of the BSc (Advanced) are also well prepared for a range of further study options. These include honours and higher degrees by research in their chosen science discipline or graduate studies in areas such as nutrition, medicine, chiropractic, physiotherapy, pharmacy and teaching.
The Calendar is a comprehensive handbook of the University's academic program rules.
Majors: Biochemistry, Chemistry, Genetics, Microbiology & Immunology
Biomedical Science involves the biomedical aspects of biology,and focuses on understanding both the normal functions and diseases of the human body. Emphasis is placed on the interface between modern biomedical knowledge and experimental approaches. Students are taught by world-class biomedical researchers and experienced educators. Graduates gain employment in medical or research laboratories, hospitals, private industries, the pharmaceutical industry, sports clinics, the biotechnology industry, forensic science, food science and nutrition, cardiac technology, rehabilitation, chiropractic and teaching.
Major or Double Major: Chemistry
Chemical Sciences involves the study of the structure, physical and chemical properties and reactions of elements and compounds. Students learn how to apply this knowledge to develop new and useful chemicals such as plastics, fuels and pharmaceuticals, for use in manufacture, medicine and the environment. A wide range of professional careers may be sought by graduates including environmental monitoring and control, mining, forensic science, nanotechnology, the pharmaceutical industry, medical and agricultural laboratories, manufacturing, food technology, the chemical industry, research and teaching.
Majors: Geology, Geophysics/Applied Geology
Earth Sciences involves the study of how our planet is built, how it works, its turbulent 4.5 billion year history and how its precious resources can be located and used. It also investigates how the fragile landscape and often hazardous natural events must be studied and understood to allow them to be adequately managed. Earth Science is one of the most diverse of the sciences covering everything from meteorites to dinosaurs and from gold deposits to volcanoes. Graduates may seek a wide range of professional careers in areas including resource management, environmental geology, mineral exploration, organic geochemistry, seismology, geomorphology, palaeontology, industry and fundamental research.
EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY AND ECOLOGY
Majors: Evolutionary Biology, Ecology, Ecology/Spatial Science
Evolutionary Biology and Ecology allows students to investigate the diversity of life on earth and the relationships between organisms and their environments. Students will learn about plants and animals, their ecology, conservation and management, physiology and evolution, including those in terrestrial, freshwater and marine systems. Fieldwork and the study of South Australian ecosystems are important components of many later year courses. Exciting careers exist in environmental consultancy, environmental monitoring and management, marine science, aquaculture, community education, ecotourism, wildlife parks, catchment management, research and teaching.
Fieldwork and the study of South Australian ecosystems are important components of many later year courses. Spatial Science allows students to assess, map and monitor the Australian landscapes using the latest technology in geographical information systems, remote sensing, and spatial modelling.
Majors: Experimental &Theoretical Physics, Physics, Theoretical Physics
Physics provides an understanding of the structure of matter and the nature of the universe. You will develop a detailed knowledge of areas which can include astrophysics, atmospheric and environmental physics, computational physics, optics and lasers, photonics and nuclear/particle physics. Mathematical and computer science courses are often taken along with physics. Employment opportunities exist for graduates in electronics, optics and laser industries, scientific computing, telecommunications, space and astronomy programs, forensic science, defence, health and environmental industries, medical physics or in research.
SOIL SCIENCE AND SPATIAL INFORMATION SCIENCE
Major: Soil Science
Soil Science explores the biological, chemical and physical properties of soils in Australian landscapes and uses the latest technology in geographical information systems, remote sensing, and spatial modelling to monitor distributions of landscape properties. Graduates are keenly sought after by a wide range of government agencies, regional bodies, private enterprise and universities in the fields of oil surveying, environmental planning, soil conservation, environmental impact assessment, environmental engineering, land assessment and mapping, research and biodiversity survey and assessment.
Current students: to download a copy of your study plan - majors (areas of study), please use the following link: Study Plan - Majors
*Only one of BIOLOGY 1101 Biology I: Molecules, Genes & Cells and BIOLOGY 1401 Concepts in Biology I may be presented towards the B.Sc (Advanced)
If required, passes in additional approved level I science course to the value of 3 units.
If required, passes in additional level II courses chosen in accordance with Academic Program Rules 2.1b, 184.108.40.206 and 220.127.116.11 of the Bachelor of Science.
A major in a Science discipline chosen from:
Additional level III courses (which may include a major) chosen in accordance with Academic Program Rules, 2.1d, 18.104.22.168 and 22.214.171.124 of the Bachelor of Science.
Varies according to chosen major but may include assignments, practicals, field reports and exams.
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