science australia
  • Bachelor 3 years. Hons +1 year
  • Double degree 4 to 5 years
  • Associate Degree 2 years
  • Tuition A$ 5,650 /semester - A$ 26,000/year
  • Work while you study
  • Stay to work when you graduate after completion of a Bachelor degree


  • Bachelor of Science (Aquaculture), James Cook University (JCU). Strategic and sustainable production of fish and shellfish using aquaculture. Our northern Queensland location affords unique opportunities to study aquaculture with a focus on tropical species.
  • Bachelor of Science Advanced (Aquaculture), James Cook University (JCU). For high achieving students who would like to explore Science more deeply and participate more fully in the academic and research culture of their chosen discipline.

Biology & Microbiology

Careers: Biodiversity Manager, Biomedical Researcher, Nature Conservationist, Environmental Consultant, Zoologist, Botanist, Catchment Officer, Natural Resource Officer, Sanctuary Manager, Animal Biologist, Conservation Field Officer, Ecologist, Agricultural Scientist, Biochemist.

  • Bachelor of Science (Microbiology), James Cook University. Equips you to harness microbes to benefit our world. Membership rights to the Australian Society for Microbiology will be yours upon graduation too. Get unique tropical expertise.
  • Bachelor of Science (Biology), Australian National University (ANU). Evolution, ecology, genetics, molecular biology, biochemistry in bacteria, plants and animals. Later year courses extend this knowledge into specialised areas of biology of your choice.
  • Bachelor of Science (Biological Sciences), Edith Cowan University (ECU). You will study: Cellular & Molecular Biology, Genetics & Evolution, Zoology, Animal & Plant Physiology, Botany & Ecology.
  • Bachelor of Science (Biological Sciences) Honours (4 years), Edith Cowan University (ECU). A fourth year of study at undergraduate level, which typically includes some coursework units and a research thesis or project.
  • Bachelor of Biological Sciences, La Trobe University. Melbourne & Albury-Wodonga campuses. Students can study biological phenomena in the Wildlife Sanctuary on-site at La Trobe - Melbourne campus and have the option of field trips to locations across Victoria, as well as exchange opportunities around the world.
  • Bachelor of Science (Biological Sciences), University of Western Sydney. Offers a solid grounding in the basic sciences, including biology, microbiology and biochemistry and environmental science.
  • Bachelor of Science (Marine and Freshwater Biology), Edith Cowan University. Provides students with skills that prepare them for work in aquatic science professions. The program focuses on both the theoretical and practical dimensions of aquatic environments.
  • Bachelor of Science (Biochemistry/Molecular Biology), James Cook University. Combining these two disciplines and you have a scientific powerhouse for advances in numerous crucial industries, such as food, pharmaceuticals and pathology.


  • Graduate Diploma of Brewing (1 year), Edith Cowan University (ECU). The course covers the science underlying brewing, materials and worts, yeasts, beer types and brewing operations.


Careers: Biomolecular scientist in health and medical research, medical diagnostics, industrial, agricultural and environmental biotechnology industries, food production.

  • Bachelor of Biomolecular Science (Advanced), Griffith University. It encompasses chemistry, biochemistry, molecular biology, the new genetics, genetic engineering, genomics and proteomics, structural and systems biology and bioinformatics.


Careers: in government regulatory bodies involved with health, agriculture, food and the environment, as well as positions in hospitals, food and pharmaceutical industries, and opportunities in research.

  • Bachelor of Biotechnology, Australian National University. As new areas of biotechnology develop, linking biology to computing, electronics and engineering, ANU is well placed to draw on ongoing research and features up-to-date research information in undergraduate courses.
  • Bachelor of Biotechnology, James Cook University (JCU). Industry leaders to teach so you are up to date in the latest developments, and graduate ready to take up opportunities in modern biotechnology.
  • Bachelor of Biotechnology, University of Technology Sydney (UTS). Emphasis on DNA technology, cell biology and up-to-date industrial applications, plus a wide range of practical skills, supplemented with relevant aspects of ethics law and business.
  • Bachelor of Biotechnology (Honours), University of Technology Sydney (UTS). The honours degree offers basic training in research and introduces advanced areas of study in biotechnology.


Careers: Analytical Chemist, Forensic Chemist, Government Scientist, Industrial Chemist, Instrumentation Consultant.

  • Bachelor of Science, Chemistry, Australian National University. Medicinal Chemistry, Biological and Organic Chemistry, Chemical Structure and Reactivity, Organometalic Chemistry and more options.
  • Bachelor of Science (Chemistry), James Cook University. Physical and analytical chemistry, Inorganic and organic chemistry, Environmental and marine chemistry, Medicinal chemistry, Chemical ecology.
  • Bachelor of Science, Chemistry, La Trobe University. 3 years. Graduates are prepared for work in the environmental, pharmaceutical, medicinal, industrial, and materials and manufacturing areas. Your role may be associated with water, fuels, air and atmosphere, nuclear interactions, forensics, medicines and food. Accredited with the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI).
  • Bachelor of Science (Advanced Science), Chemistry, University of Western Sydney. Provides a strong background in the key topic areas of contemporary chemistry, including core studies in analytical, inorganic, organic and physical chemistry, laboratory skills and applications in contemporary research, industry and the environment.
  • Bachelor of Science in Applied Chemistry, University of Technology Sydney. Core study areas include analytical, environmental and toxicological chemistry, physical, organic and inorganic chemistry, chemical safety and legislation.
  • Bachelor of Science (Applied and Analytical Chemistry), Edith Cowan University (ECU). A thorough background in analytical chemistry with a strong emphasis on instrumentation and analytical skills.


  • Bachelor of Genetics, Australian National University. The ANU is particularly well placed to present this degree, with contributing geneticists from the Research School of Biology, Biological Anthropology, and John Curtin School of Medical Research, as well as genetic counsellors from The Canberra Hospital.
  • Bachelor of Science (Genetics & Genomics), James Cook University. A truly multidisciplinary degree encompassing genetic studies of: plants, animals & humans. Designed in partnership with field leaders who travel to JCU annually and personally contribute to your learning.
  • Graduate Diploma of Applied Clinical Genetics, Griffith University. These programs aim to enhance clinical skills (clinical genetics and counselling) in the fields of healthcare employment or community support positions.


  • Bachelor of Science (Geology), James Cook University. You will learn about the origin of natural resources and energy, and natural hazards such as earthquakes, tsunamis and volcanoes.


Careers: in administrative, ecological and technological areas.

  • Bachelor of Science (Advanced) (4 years), Australian National University (ANU). It will provide you with an understanding of your chosen field(s) within a number of main science disciplines, as well as training you in the skills of learning and communication.
  • Bachelor of Science (Advanced with Honours), Griffith University. 4 years. You'll be extremely well prepared for a career in your chosen specialisation, and valuable to employers in almost any realm of business, industry and government.
  • Bachelor of Advanced Science, University of Western Sydney. It gives you highly specialised skills and knowledge in a science relevant to your career and research interests, and is specifically designed to meet the needs of students with a high ability and motivation in science and scientific research.
  • Bachelor of Science, Edith Cowan University (ECU). Students take four introductory science/maths units and can then select combinations of disciplines relevant to their interests and aspirations in a wide range of professions in science and technology.
  • Bachelor of Science, La Trobe University. Highly flexible course allowing you to create a program to suit your individual preferences. Start with a broad range of subjects in first year and specialise by third year.
  • Bachelor of Science (General), James Cook University. With English as the only pre-requisite, entry is open to almost all students with a scientific interest.
  • Bachelor of Science, Griffith University. 3 years. Choice and flexibility. You will become skilled in the critical appraisal of technical argument, rigorous evaluation of data, collation of relevant information, formulation of rational conclusions, and oral and written communication.
  • Bachelor of Science, University of Technology Sydney (UTS). Specialist and Combined Degrees. Students may follow any of 15 different specialised programs.
  • Bachelor of Science, University of Western Sydney. Allows you to specialise in a particular area of science or gain a broad based education in a range of sciences. You can even complement your science studies with subjects from non-science disciplines such as the arts, humanities and social sciences.
  • Bachelor of Science, University of the Sunshine Coast. You will gain a strong grounding in generic science, while having the flexibility to design a degree to suit your needs choosing courses from within the Faculty of Science, Health, Education and Engineering, or the Faculty of Arts and Business.
  • Bachelor of Science (Hons), University of the Sunshine Coast. Opportunity to specialise by undertaking research in an area of interest, and a pathway to further research-based postgraduate studies.
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) (Specialization), Central Queensland University. Specialisations offered within this program include applied biology, industrial chemistry, applied physics, medical science, environmental science and sport and exercise science.
  • Associate Degree Specialising in Science, Australian National University (ANU). A strong theoretical foundation in the sciences, in particular the natural sciences, sound preparation for conducting independent research relevant to a broad range of applied laboratory and field work situation.
  • Associate Degree in Science, University of the Sunshine Coast. If you have a limited background in science, this program develops academic and scientific skills and provides you with core knowledge in a range of science disciplines.

Science with... (Combined Degree options)

  • Bachelor of Engineering / Bachelor of Science (5 years), Griffith University. You will graduate with an in-depth understanding of current knowledge in both a specialised area of engineering and a choice of scientific disciplines.
  • Bachelor of Engineering / Bachelor of Science, University of Technology Sydney. Aimed to produce graduates with professional qualifications in science and engineering who are well prepared to pursue a career in either field, or one that combines the skills of both.
  • Bachelor of Science / Bachelor of Information Technology (4 years), Griffith University. Core studies will be advanced by investigation of the relationship between science and computing, and you will also have the opportunity to undertake an off-campus course that incorporates work-integrated learning.
  • Bachelor of Civil Engineering / Bachelor of Science (5.5 years), La Trobe University. Give graduates multiple skills and extensive knowledge they might apply to civil engineering projects such as water management, soil management, energy management and environmental management.
  • Bachelor of Laws / Bachelor of Science (5 years), La Trobe University. High-quality legal education with a strong global and social justice perspective and an emphasis on practical experience
  • Bachelor of Science / Bachelor of Business, University of Technology Sydney. Designed to produce graduates who are prepared for scientific practice or business and management in technical, financial, regulatory, environmental, health or biomedical oriented businesses, industries or government departments.
  • Bachelor of Business / Bachelor of Science (4 years), University of the Sunshine Coast. This program enables you to apply business perspectives to research or applied science ventures.
  • Bachelor of Science / Bachelor of Arts (4 years), University of Western Sydney. Graduates will have a solid grounding in a core science discipline such as Biological Science, Chemistry or Mathematics; alternatively, students can design their own academic program within the Bachelor of Science course structure, including a science Major.
  • Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Science (4 years), University of the Sunshine Coast. You can combine complementary specialisations such as human services and public health, or psychology and sport and exercise science. You have a diverse range of subject areas to choose from.
  • Diploma of Science (Engineering Studies), Perth Institute of Business and Technology. Engineering Innovation and Ethics, Linear Algebra, Calculus, Maths + successful completion of eight units in the Diploma of Science (Engineering Studies).


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