University of South Australia (UniSA)

Bachelor of Science (LBSC)

University of South Australia (UniSA)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00121B

The Bachelor of Science is designed to be a practical degree with a focus on laboratory and fieldwork. Students study a major in an area of science that interests them and develop a strong scientific understanding within that area. Students gain skills they can transfer to the workplace and graduate ready to make a real difference in the world.


  • 108 units
  • fundamental studies in communication and statistics (9 units)
  • 2 professional science majors (72 units)
  • electives (27 units)
  • at least 2 electives (9 units) must be science electives
  • up to 4 electives may be at an introductory level.


  • Applied Physics
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Environmental Systems
  • Mathematics and Statistics

Standard entry requirements

  • Qualify for South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE) with competitive ATAR
  • Or complete secondary education equivalent to SACE
  • Complete International Baccalaureate Diploma
  • Complete or partially complete higher education program
  • Complete four Open Universities Australia courses at undergraduate level or above
  • Complete a Certificate IV level or above
  • Qualify for special entry
  • Complete a Foundation Studies program
  • And meet any pre-requisite and academic requirements. International students who speak English as a foreign language must have obtained the required standards prior to admission.

Study pathways

With the right grades students can apply for entry into a highly-regarded honours program and spend a year on more detailed scientific research. Students who are interested in secondary school teaching can apply for the Bachelor of Science/Master of Teaching (Secondary), it's a direct pathway to postgraduate study.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Mawson Lakes International: $105,900 No
  • Full-time : 3 years

Further information

At least two of the following prerequisites: SACE Stage 2 Biology, SACE Stage 2 Chemistry, SACE Stage 2 Physics, SACE Stage 2 Specialist Math, SACE Stage 2 Math Methods, SACE Stage 2 Geology. For assumed knowledge refer to the UniSA website.

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