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    Bachelor of Science [P3O]
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    Bachelor of Science [P3O]

    University of Tasmania

    University of Tasmania


    Australia, Hobart

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    Next Intake Deadlines29-Jan-2024
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    Duration 3 year(s)
    Tuition Fee
    AUD 120,987  / total
    Next Intake 29-Jan-2024

    Bachelor of Science [P3O]


    If you enjoy pursuing your curiosity and understanding the world around you, consider yourself an innovator, and are passionate about shaping the world from our living laboratory, our Bachelor of Science provides a gateway to an exciting world of rewarding careers.

    The University of Tasmania's science degree provides you with a foundation of core skills in science, analysis, and rational thinking. You have options to focus your study in one or more scientific disciplines and learn the methods to apply your skills and knowledge to the practical needs of industry, business, and government in both scientific and non-scientific roles.

    In choosing a Bachelor of Science you can:

    • Select one or two science majors from our 21 exciting options, plus expand your educational experience and study units of your choice from across the University.
    • Explore a range of study options through your choice of electives, discovering potential new areas of interest even after you start studying
    • Learn through hands-on practical experience including laboratory work, field trips, field-based units, and research projects.
    • Enjoy being mentored by highly qualified staff, many of whom are national and world leaders in their field.

    Our curriculum offers flexibility and choice in how your degree is structured. We provide a wealth of practical experience, access to world class facilities and an opportunity to immerse yourself in a local and interconnected scientific community.

    Majors availableHobartLauncestonOnline (Distance)
    ChemistryChemistry is available in Hobart Chemistry is not available in Launceston Chemistry is not available by distance
    Computer ScienceComputer Science is available in Hobart Computer Science is  available in Launceston Computer Science is not available by distance
    Data ScienceData Science is available in Hobart Data Science is available in Launceston Data Science is not available by distance
    Earth ScienceEarth Science is available in Hobart Earth Science is not available in Launceston Earth Science is not available by distance
    EcologyEcology is available in Hobart Ecology is not available in Launceston Ecology is not available by distance
    Environmental RemediationEnvironmental Remediation is not available in Hobart Environmental Remediation is available in Launceston Environmental Remediation is not available by distance
    Food Innovation and SafetyFood Innovation and Safety is not available in Hobart Food Innovation and Safety is  available in Launceston Food Innovation and Safety is not available by distance
    Geography and EnvironmentGeography and Environment is available in Hobart Geography and Environment is available in LauncestonGeography and Environment is available by distance
    Geospatial ScienceGeospatial Science is available in Hobart Geospatial Science is not available in LauncestonGeospatial Science is not available by distance
    Logistics and Supply Chain ManagementLogistics and Supply Chain Management is not available in Hobart Logistics and Supply Chain Management is available in LauncestonLogistics and Supply Chain Management is available by distance
    Marine BiologyMarine Biology is available in Hobart Marine Biology is not available in LauncestonMarine Biology is not available by distance
    MathematicsMathematics is available in Hobart Mathematics is not available in LauncestonMathematics is not available by distance
    MicrobiologyMicrobiology is available in Hobart Microbiology is not available in LauncestonMicrobiology is not available by distance
    Molecular BioscienceMolecular Bioscience is available in Hobart Molecular Bioscience is not available in LauncestonMolecular Bioscience is not available by distance
    PhysicsPhysics is available in Hobart Physics is not available in LauncestonPhysics is not available by distance
    Plant SciencePlant Science is available in Hobart Plant Science is not available in LauncestonPlant Science is not available by distance
    Psychological SciencePsychological Science is available in Hobart Psychological Science is available in LauncestonPsychological Science is not available by distance
    Statistics and Decision ScienceStatistics and Decision Science is available in Hobart Statistics and Decision Science is not available in LauncestonStatistics and Decision Science is not available by distance
    SustainabilitySustainability is not available in Hobart Sustainability is not available in LauncestonSustainability is available by distance
    ZoologyZoology is available in Hobart Zoology is not available in LauncestonZoology is not available by distance
    Catalyst Program

    Are you a high achiever and want to get the most out of your University experience? The Catalyst Program combines your Bachelor degree with scholarships, extracurricular experiences, special events, and networking opportunities. It was created for outstanding students, just like you. Learn more about the Catalyst Program

    Our exciting degree structure is built to prepare you for your future career, no matter where your path takes you.

    In addition to a deep understanding of a scientific discipline of your choice (or two if you choose to study two majors), you will acquire core knowledge and skills in research, analysis, and data handling. You will develop professional soft skills such as time and project management, team work skills, and preparing and presenting reports. This core knowledge is designed so that no matter what scientific discipline you focus on, you will be able to apply your skills and knowledge across a range of industries around the world.

    The degree is also focused on delivering genuine practical experience, with options for field trips, research projects, industry engagement, work integrated learning, and even international study opportunities. We prepare you to hit the ground running when you graduate by giving you a study experience directly related to where you may find a career.

    You will be able to apply the scientific method in a range of disciplines, identify problems, gather evidence, and form and communicate your conclusions based on research and experience. This is why the Bachelor of Science is one of the most sought after degrees by employers—our graduates are prepared for anything.


    Entry Requirements

    All international students will need to meet the minimum English Language Requirements, University General Entry Requirements and any course specific requirements such as pre-requisite subjects, if applicable.

    English Language Requirements

    This degree requires an IELTS (Academic) of 6.0, with no individual band less than 5.5, or a PTE Academic score of 50, with no score lower than 42 or equivalent.

    For students who do not meet the English Language Requirement through citizenship or prior studies in English in an approved country, evidence of an approved English language test completed within the last 2 years must be provided. See the English Language Requirements page for more information.

    General Entry Requirements

    Admission to undergraduate courses at the University of Tasmania requires the completion of qualifications equivalent to a 12th year of education in Australia.

    Please review the equivalent undergraduate entry requirements to see the minimum requirement relevant to your country. The ATAR information for this course is located in the “For Domestic Students” section of the entry requirements on this page.

    You can also meet the General Entry Requirement for this course with the following qualifications or prior studies:

    • Completion of an equivalent AQF Certificate IV or above
    • Complete or incomplete (minimum 25 credit points) of previous tertiary study at Bachelor level or higher

    If you do not meet the minimum requirements, we offer the Foundation Studies Program and X1D International First Year Diploma (Science).

    Course Specific Requirements

    The following course specific requirements must be met to be eligible to study this degree.

    MajorPrerequisite Senior Secondary Studies
    Chemistry Chemistry
    Environmental Remediation Chemistry
    Molecular Bioscience (formerly Biochemistry) Chemistry (recommended but not required)
    Mathematics Mathematics Methods
    Statistics and Decision Science General Mathematics
    or Mathematics Methods
    Physics Physics
    Mathematics Methods
    Food Innovation and Safety Chemistry (recommended but not required)
    Marine Biology Chemistry (recommended but not required)
    Microbiology Chemistry (recommended but not required)

    If you have not met a required pre-requisite, you will need to complete a University of Tasmania Foundation Studies Program before you start your course.

    English Program Requirements

    • All methods of meeting University of Tasmania English language requirements have a validity period of 2 years unless involving a country specific qualification as listed below.
    • Each course offered by the University of Tasmania has a minimum English language requirement for entry as listed below. Applicants must also meet the academic entry requirements for each course.
    • Applicants who qualify from a University of Tasmania program, and intend to gain professional registration to become a practitioner in Australia, may need to meet the relevant Professional Accrediting Agency's English language registration standard.
    • In exceptional circumstances or cases not covered by the categories outlined below, multiple forms of evidence may be considered on a case by case basis by the Executive Director, Student Operations in consultation with the Director, Academic Quality and Standards.
    • The University reserves the right to require that any applicant be required to undergo a test of English language.


    The modern economy relies heavily on skilled individuals in the fields of science, engineering and technology. As a result, a science degree is one of the most sought-after degrees at university and among the most respected by employers.

    The Bachelor of Science is one of the most flexible degrees at the University of Tasmania, giving you opportunities to focus on one area of study, or select several areas across both scientific and non-scientific disciplines. As a result, your career options are many and varied.

    If you're not sure where your degree might take you, don't worry! Many students start studying a science degree by following a passion, not knowing exactly where they will end up. During your studies, you will meet other students, academics and visiting lecturers, all of whom may spark an idea of where your particular science degree could take you.

    Career Opportunities with Science

    While science career options are wide and varied, they typically fall into three main categories:

    • Specialist knowledge (e.g., geologist, marine biologist, conservation ecologist).
    • Careers where a broad understanding of science is essential (e.g., science teacher (with a Master of Teaching), journalist, policy advisor).
    • Careers using generic skills obtained during your degree (e.g., public relations, business manager, marketing, government and local councils).

    At the University of Tasmania, in addition to specialised scientific knowledge and skills, our focus is on giving you the practical and professional skills that are highly sought after by all employers – creative problem-solving, working in a team environment and flexibility of thinking. We teach you how to think, not what to think.

    A career in science can be in any industry on earth, so follow your passion with our Bachelor of Science and we'll help you find your future, wherever that may be.

    Postgraduate study

    If you successfully complete this course, you may be also be eligible to apply for a range of other postgraduate courses including Graduate Certificates and Graduate Diplomas and Masters by coursework and research. Filter the course list by Postgraduate to view the current courses available.

    Professional Recognition

    You can speak to a course advisor about the majors or units you need to complete in the Bachelor of Science to be eligible for individual professional memberships.

    Fee Information

    For information regarding Fees for this course, please see International fees and charges.

    Tuition Fee

    AUD 120,987 

    How to Apply

    STEP 1: Choose and research your course

    STEP 2: Prepare your documents

    STEP 3: Lodge your application

    STEP 4: Accept your offer

    University of Tasmania

    Bachelor of Science [P3O]

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