Bachelor of Science

Program code

1018

Available at

Nathan

Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt

Logan

South Bank

Online

Offshore

Other

Duration

3 years full-time

Credit points

240

Indicative fee

$31,500.00* per year (more)
* 2019 indicative annual fee

Entry requirements

6.5

IELTS (Academic) (more)

CRICOS code

027473M

Offered in

Trimester 1, Trimester 2 and Trimester 3

Prerequisites

  • English

Assumed knowledge

  • Maths A or B

Why choose this program?

With this degree, you will be equipped with specialised skills and practical knowledge for a career in the biological, clinical, chemical, computing, physical, mathematical, and environmental sciences.

After studying core science courses in your first year, you will have the freedom to choose a major that suits your interests and career plans from your second year onwards. You can undertake laboratory work in state-of-the-art facilities or fieldwork, depending on the major you choose.

In your final year, you can participate in industry internships to gain employment-relevant experience.

You will have access to experts from renowned research centres such as the Griffith Institute for Drug Discovery (GRIDD), the Centre for Quantum Dynamics, Queensland Micro and Nanotechnology Centre, the Institute for Glycomics, the Australian Rivers Institute and the Environmental Futures Research Institute.

As an international student, you will receive dedicated support from your arrival in Australia through to your departure after graduation. You will be introduced to Griffith through an orientation program, and receive ongoing social, personal and academic support throughout your degree.

Majors (from 2017)

You can choose from the following majors:

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Geography
  • Marine Biology
  • Physics
  • Wildlife Biology

Honours

At the end of your third year, providing you are eligible, you will have the option of entering the honours program, a fourth year of study. During the honours program, you will undertake additional courses and a major research project under the supervision of a member of the academic staff.

Attendance information

The Bachelor of Science is offered full-time on campus.

As a full-time student you will generally attend 15-25 hours of scheduled classes per week throughout the trimester. Classes may be scheduled during the day and evening throughout the week.

If you are an International student on a student visa, you must ensure that you enrol in a way that will allow you to complete your enrolment within the expected program duration as stated on your Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE).

Work-integrated learning

Work-integrated learning activities integrate theoretical learning with its application in the workplace. The inclusion of work-integrated learning activities in this degree program demonstrates Griffith's commitment to preparing its graduates for success in their working life.

This program has incorporated workplace-authentic practical activities, undertaken in the field or laboratory, or actual work-integrated learning as an integral component of the capstone course, providing opportunity for students to complete their studies in an industry placement, as part of a formal Research Centre or as a working member of a research group.

My career opportunities

A Griffith science degree will equips graduates you with the experimental, theoretical, computational and communication skills necessary for working as a scientist in a range of fields.

Depending on your major, you will be prepared for work in environment-related jobs, for example as an environment consultant, environmental scientist or mine environment officer; in biological, chemical and clinical sciences as a microbiologist, pharmaceutical scientist, biochemist, chemist or biotechnologist; in physics and maths as a mathematician or physicist; or, with further study, in a broader role, for example as a patents officer or science teacher.

You may also choose to undertake a fourth-year research honours degree that can lead to a PhD and a career in research.

Program accreditation

Accreditation will vary depending upon your choice of major:

International students

An International student is one who is not:

  • an Australian or New Zealand citizen or
  • a person who has Australian permanent resident status.
Indicative annual tuition fee

The indicative annual tuition fee is calculated based on a standard full-time study load which is usually 80 credit points (two full-time trimesters).

The indicative annual tuition fee is based on current conditions and available data and should only be used as a guide. These fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change.

Tuition fees
  • An International student pays tuition fees.
  • Students are liable for tuition fees for the courses they are enrolled in as at the census date.
  • The tuition fee for students who commence their program prior to 2014 is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student commenced the program.
  • The tuition fee for students who commence their program from 2014 onwards is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student is enrolled.

Program fees for the Bachelor of Science (1018)

Year of study Fee category/Band Fee per CP Tuition fee 80cp
2019 Fee Band 31.5 $393.75 $31,500.00
Changing programs

If an International student changes to a different program they will be subject to the approved program fee for the trimester in which they are enrolled.

Permanent resident status

If an undergraduate student obtains permanent resident status in Australia after commencing study in a program, and the student can provide evidence of permanent resident status prior to the census date (of the trimester in which they are enrolled), the student will be provided with a domestic fee-paying place.

The student may then apply for a Commonwealth supported place at the next admission period provided that the student satisfies the conditions for transfer from a domestic fee-paying place to a Commonwealth supported place as set out in the Undergraduate Programs Admission Policy.

If a postgraduate student obtains permanent resident status in Australia after commencing study in a program, and the student can provide evidence of permanent resident status prior to the census date (of the trimester in which they are enrolled), the student will automatically be considered for a Commonwealth supported place subject to availability.

If a research student obtains permanent resident status in Australia after commencing study in a program, and the student can provide evidence of permanent resident status prior to the census date (of the trimester in which they are enrolled), the student will automatically be considered for a Commonwealth Government Research Training Program (RTP) Fee Offset or a domestic fee-paying place as applicable for the program.

Further information