BSc programme structure*
To complete a BSc degree you need to pass courses totalling 360 points. Each course is worth 15 points, and you must complete the requirements for one or more majors, or one specialisation. You must also complete a capstone course, worth 15 points, for your chosen major or specialisation.
- Major: a subject area that makes up about a third of your courses
- Specialisation: a subject that makes up about half of your courses
- Capstone course: a student-led project where you integrate and apply your learning to a real-world problem in your chosen major or specialisation
Please see the 'Subjects and modules' tab for a full list of majors and specialisations available to you in the BSc.
The following is a sample structure if you are a full-time student completing the programme over three years.
In your first year:
- You should enrol in eight courses for up to three subject areas to discover your strengths and interests
- You will probably take four courses in Semester One and four courses in Semester Two
In your second year and beyond:
- You will enrol in a range of more advanced courses relating to your main subject, as well as other related areas within the Science schedules to add depth to your knowledge
- You must select up to two courses from the General Education schedules
- You may include 30 points (two courses) from subjects outside of the Science schedule - Arts, Business, Economics and so forth - in addition to your two General Education courses.
In your final year:
- You will complete a capstone course for your chosen major or specialisation
*If you started your BSc in 2018 or earlier please refer to these requirements for the Bachelor of Science.