Bachelor of Science Advanced (Honours) (Atmospheric Science)

University of Wollongong

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00102E

Progress in atmospheric science relies heavily on the analysis of data produced by satellite-borne and other types of instruments designed by physicists. Atmospheric scientists need a broad scientific basis as well as experience in computing. With the growing field of climate science and increasing demand for tools and instruments to predict and monitor the environment, atmospheric scientists use their broad range of skills to contribute toward innovations in design and prototyping of instruments, and the analysis and interpretation of data. The Bachelor of Science Advanced Honours (Atmospheric Science) degree is for high-achieving students interested in a challenging program leading to a career in scientific research.


To qualify for award of the degree of Bachelor of Science Advanced (Honours), students complete 192 credit points and satisfy all course requirements for the degree outlined in the major course structures below:Students should consult with the Academic Program Directors directly to help in planning out their program of study.To remain enrolled in the Bachelor of Science Advanced (Honours), students must maintain an average of 80% in each year of study. If the student's average falls below 80%, the situation will be assessed on an individual basis and the student may be transferred into the non-Advanced equivalent degree.This program is available by transfer only to students who have completed 48 credit points of the equivalent non-Advanced degree within one year duration and who have a minimum weighted average mark of 80.


  • Physics
  • Atmospheric science

Standard entry requirements

DOMESTIC STUDENTS - ATAR-BASED ADMISSION OPTIONS Guaranteed entry selection ranks Entry to this course can be gained with: Minimum ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admission Rank) International Baccalaureate (IB) Interstate equivalent (such as the Victorian ENTER or Queensland OP) Results in an overseas qualification deemed equivalent to Australian year 12 The minimum score for guaranteed entry (or for consideration if this course has limited places) is an ATAR-Selection Rank of 95 or an IB of 37. This includes the effect of adjustment factors. Adjustment factors, such as the subjects you are studying, the area in which you live or equity and access schemes, are taken into consideration and these will be combined with your ATAR to adjust your selection rank and make it higher than your ATAR. These adjustments used to be called bonus points. Find out more about UOW adjustment factors here: ASSUMED KNOWLEDGE AND RECOMMENDED STUDIES The University assumes students will have studied any Mathematics Advanced, Physics, and any 2 units of English. Ideally, students will have studied Mathematics Extension 1, Physics and Chemistry. Students with a limited background in physics or chemistry are advised to enrol in bridging courses held in February each year. INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS Applicants need to have achieved the required score in a qualification equivalent to the completion of 13 years of schooling in Australia. In order to succeed in your chosen course, it is assumed you have completed relevant subjects in your senior high school studies or other relevant qualifications. This is particularly important for degrees which have a strong basis in Mathematics or Science.


The Bachelor of Science Advanced Honours (Physics) degree conforms to the requirements for membership of the Australian Institute of Physics.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Wollongong International: $162,624 Yes
  • Full-time : 4 years

Fee comments

Campuses: Wollongong.

Total course tuition fees shown are indicative, and are based on normal course length and progression. These fees are subject to change from year to year.

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