Bachelor of Science

Program code

1210

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

My details

Programs change over time. Course lists and requirements are specific to the year you started studying.

 

For Domestic and those International students not required to complete the English Language Enhancement course

For the award of Bachelor of Science (BSc), you must successfully complete 240 credit points, made up of the core courses AND :

  • 60 credit points for a major and 70 credit points of free-choice electives or
  • 60 credit points for a major, 60 credit points for a second major and 10 credit points of free-choice electives or
  • 70 credit points for the Physics major and 60 credit points of free-choice electives or
  • 70 credit points for the Physics major and 60 credit points for the Applied Maths major

For International students required to complete the English Language Enhancement course

For the award of Bachelor of Science (BSc), you must successfully complete 240 credit points, made up of the core courses AND :

  • 10 credit points for the English Language Enhancement course (5901LHS); AND
  • 60 credit points for a major and 60 credit points of free-choice electives or
  • 60 credit points for a major and 60 credit points for a second major or
  • 70 credit points for the Physics major and 50 credit points of free-choice electives.

Other program requirements

You must successfully complete:

  • no more than 100 credit points of Level 1 courses (the first digit of a course code denotes the level);
  • at least 60 credit points of Level 3 courses or higher.

This degree/s may be awarded with Distinction where a student achieves a minimum program GPA of 6.5 with no failed courses. The words 'This award was achieved with Distinction' will be recorded on the testamur and will appear below the conferral date of the award.

Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Level and Type

The Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) is the national policy for regulated qualifications in Australian education and training. This qualification is accredited as an AQF Level 7 - Bachelor Degree.

English Language Enhancement

All undergraduate International students are required to complete an English Language Enhancement (ELE) course unless specific criteria are met as specified in Section 1.2 of the Bachelor Degree Policy - Schedule 1: Requirement to Complete the English Language Enhancement Course.

The following course must be completed in the first trimester of study:

Advice regarding the requirement to complete the ELE course is available via the myGriffith portal (in the To Do List).

Students whose first language is English are not permitted to undertake this ELE course.

Program learning outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes communicate to the community the value of the Griffith educational experience as benchmarked against national qualification standards.

Program Learning Outcomes for this award describe the knowledge, skills and the application of knowledge and skills you will acquire through studying the Griffith program of your choice.

Note: Students must check the prerequisite and incompatible requirements before selecting any course within this program.

English Language Enhancement course

Students required to undertake the English Language Enhancement course must complete the following course in their first trimester of study in place of a free-choice elective:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1,2 or 3 5903LHS Language and Communication for Sciences  10

Year 1

You must select 80 credit points from the following Level 1 Science courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1 1001NSC Human Biology (Clinical Science major) 10
Tri 1,3 1041SCG Biological Systems (Biochemistry and Molecular Biology major / Clinical Science major / Geography major / Microbiology major / Wildlife Biology major) 10
Tri 1,3 1021SCG Chemistry 1A (Biochemistry and Molecular Biology major / Chemistry major / Clinical Science major / Geography major / Microbiology major / Wildlife Biology major) 10
Tri 1,2 1201SCG Linear Algebra (Applied Mathematics major / Chemistry major / Physics major) 10
Tri 2 1042SCG Genetics and Evolutionary Biology (Biochemistry and Molecular Biology major / Clinical Science major / Microbiology / Wildlife Biology major) 10
Tri 1,3 1015SCG Quantitative Reasoning (Biochemistry and Molecular Biology major / Clinical Science major / Geography major / Microbiology major / Wildlife Biology major) 10
Tri 1,2 1031SCG Physics 1A (Physics major) 10
Tri 1,3 1043SCG Introduction to Environmental Sustainability (Geography major / Wildlife Biology major) 10
Tri 2 1044SCG Earth Systems (Geography major / Wildlife Biology major) 10
Tri 2 1014NSC Fundamentals of Biochemistry (Biochemistry and Molecular Biology major / Clinical Science major / Microbiology major) 10
Tri 2 1022SCG Chemistry 1B (Biochemistry and Molecular Biology major / Chemistry major / Clinical Science major / Microbiology major) 10
Tri 2 1032SCG Physics 1B (Physics major) (see Note 1) 10
Tri 2,3 1014SCG Statistics (Biochemistry and Molecular Biology major / Microbiology / Chemistry major / Geography major / Wildlife Biology major) 10
Tri 2,3 1202SCG Calculus I (Applied Mathematics major / Chemistry major / Physics major) 10
Tri 2 1444ENV Global Environmental Challenges  10
Tri 1,2 or 3 1017SCG Foundation Mathematics (see Note 2) 10

Note 1: Students undertaking 1032SCG must complete 1202SCG.

Note 2: It is recommended that students who have not completed Maths B (or equivalent) complete 1017SCG in their first trimester of study. Students entering the program with Mathematics B or C (or equivalent) will not be permitted to complete 1017SCG.

Years 2 and 3

You must complete one of the following options:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1,2   Major  60
AND
Tri 1,2   Free-choice electives  70
OR
Tri 1,2   Major  60
AND
Tri 1,2   Second major  60
AND
Tri 1,2   Free-choice elective  10
OR
Tri 1,2   Physics major  70
AND
Tri 1,2   Free-choice electives  60
OR
Tri 1,2   Physics major  70
AND
Tri 1,2   Applied Mathematics major  60

You must complete the following courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1 2991SCG Professional Practice in Science  10
Tri 1,2 3992NSC_Y1 Science Capstone  10
AND
Tri 1,2 3992NSC_Y2 Science Capstone  10
OR
Tri 2 3892ENV Environmental Capstone  20
OR
Tri 2,3 3900ESC Work Integrated Learning Placement  20

You must complete the following foundation courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1,2 1201SCG Linear Algebra (see Note 1) 10
Tri 2,3 1202SCG Calculus I  10

Note 1: Students who successfully completed Mathematics B or C should complete 1201SCG. Students who successfully completed only Mathematics A will complete 1017SCG Foundation Mathematics in their first trimester of study and complete 1201SCG in their second trimester of study.

You must complete the following courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1 2201NSC Linear Algebra and Differential Equations  10
Tri 1 2205NSC Calculus II  10
Tri 2 2202NSC Numerical Methods and MATLAB  10
Tri 2 2204NSC Introduction to Mathematical Modelling  10
Tri 1 3201NSC Advanced Differential Equations and Modelling  10
Tri 2 3203NSC Complex Analysis and Applications  10

You must complete the following foundation courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1,3 1015SCG Quantitative Reasoning  10
Tri 1,3 1041SCG Biological Systems  10
Tri 1,3 1021SCG Chemistry 1A  10
Tri 2 1014NSC Fundamentals of Biochemistry  10
Tri 2 1042SCG Genetics and Evolutionary Biology  10
Tri 2 1022SCG Chemistry 1B  10
Tri 2,3 1014SCG Statistics  10

You must complete the following courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1 2013NSC_Y1 Biotechniques Laboratory  5
Tri 1 2005NSC Protein Science  10
Tri 1 2003NSC Metabolism  10
Tri 2 2013NSC_Y2 Biotechniques Laboratory  5
Tri 2 2012NSC Molecular Biology  10
Tri 1 3001NSC Molecular Cell Biology  10
Tri 2 3009NSC Biomedical Sciences Laboratory  10

You must complete the following foundation courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1,3 1021SCG Chemistry 1A  10
Tri 1,3 1201SCG Linear Algebra (see Note 1) 10
Tri 2 1022SCG Chemistry 1B  10
Tri 2,3 1202SCG Calculus I  10
Tri 2,3 1014SCG Statistics  10

Note 1: Students who successfully completed Mathematics B or C should complete 1201SCG. Students who successfully completed only Mathematics A will complete 1017SCG Foundation Mathematics in their first trimester of study and complete 1201SCG in their second trimester of study.

You must complete 40 credit points from the following courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1 2103NSC Organic Chemistry  10
Tri 1 2101NSC Inorganic Chemistry  10
Tri 2 2102NSC Spectroscopic and Molecular Analysis  10
Tri 2 2209ENV Environmental Chemistry  10
Tri 2 2106NSC Physical and Analytical Chemistry  10

You must complete 20 credit points from the following courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1 3431ENV Water Pollution Chemistry  10
Tri 1 3105NSC Advanced Organic Chemistry  10
Tri 2 3102NSC Advanced Analytical Chemistry  10
Tri 1 3103NSC NMR and Structural Chemistry  10

You must complete the following foundation courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1,3 1015SCG Quantitative Reasoning  10
Tri 1,3 1041SCG Biological Systems  10
Tri 1,3 1021SCG Chemistry 1A  10
Tri 1 1001NSC Human Biology  10
Tri 2 1014NSC Fundamentals of Biochemistry  10
Tri 2 1042SCG Genetics and Evolutionary Biology  10
Tri 2 1022SCG Chemistry 1B  10

You must complete the following courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1 2013NSC_Y1 Biotechniques Laboratory  5
Tri 1 2005NSC Protein Science  10
Tri 1 2007NSC Human Anatomy  10
Tri 2 2013NSC_Y2 Biotechniques Laboratory  5
Tri 2 2002NSC Human Physiology  10
Tri 1 3009NSC Biomedical Sciences Laboratory  10
Tri 2 3014NSC Advanced Physiology  10

You must complete the following foundation courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1,3 1015SCG Quantitative Reasoning  10
Tri 1,3 1041SCG Biological Systems  10
Tri 1,3 1021SCG Chemistry 1A  10
Tri 1,3 1043SCG Introduction to Environmental Sustainability  10
Tri 2,3 1014SCG Statistics  10
Tri 2 1044SCG Earth Systems  10

You must select 40 credit points from the following courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1 2107ENV Introduction to Geographic Information Systems  10
Tri 1 2071ENV Soils and Geomorphology  10
Tri 1 2416ENV Environmental Anthropology  10
Tri 2 2209ENV Environmental Chemistry  10
Tri 2 2221ENV Environmental Politics and Policy  10
Tri 2 2304ENV Rivers and Catchments  10
Tri 2 2281ENV Economics and the Environment  10

You must select 20 credit points from the following courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1 3431ENV Water Pollution Chemistry  10
Tri 1 3307ENV Environmental and Social Futures  10
Tri 2 3441ENV Land Degradation and Catchment Management  10
Tri 2 3306ENV Environmental Management  10

You must complete the following foundation courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1,3 1015SCG Quantitative Reasoning  10
Tri 1,3 1041SCG Biological Systems  10
Tri 1,3 1021SCG Chemistry 1A  10
Tri 2 1014NSC Fundamentals of Biochemistry  10
Tri 2 1042SCG Genetics and Evolutionary Biology  10
Tri 2,3 1014SCG Statistics  10
Tri 2 1022SCG Chemistry 1B  10

You must complete the following courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1 2013NSC_Y1 Biotechniques Laboratory  5
Tri 1 2005NSC Protein Science  10
Tri 1 2008NSC General Microbiology  10
Tri 2 2013NSC_Y2 Biotechniques Laboratory  5
Tri 2 2010NSC Systems Microbiology  10
Tri 1 3018NSC Microbiology Laboratory  10
Tri 2 3020NSC Techniques in Molecular Microbiology  10

You must complete the following foundation courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1,2 1201SCG Linear Algebra (see Note 1) 10
Tri 1,2 1031SCG Physics 1A  10
Tri 2,3 1202SCG Calculus I  10
Tri 2 1032SCG Physics 1B  10

Note 1: Students who successfully completed Mathematics B or C should complete 1201SCG. Students who successfully completed only Mathematics A will complete 1017SCG Foundation Mathematics in their first trimester of study in place of an elective course and then complete 1201SCG in their second trimester of study.

You must complete the following courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1 2304NSC Statistical and Solid State II  10
Tri 1 2302NSC Modern Physics Laboratory  10
Tri 2 2305NSC Quantum Mechanics, Relativity and Elementary Particles  10
Tri 2 2301NSC Electromagnetism and Optics  10
Tri 1 3301NSC Quantum Physics III  10
Tri 2 3304NSC Physics Laboratory III  10
Tri 2 3303NSC Physics of Solids and Nanoscale Structures  10

You must complete the following foundation courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1,3 1015SCG Quantitative Reasoning  10
Tri 1,3 1041SCG Biological Systems  10
Tri 1,3 1021SCG Chemistry 1A  10
Tri 1,3 1043SCG Introduction to Environmental Sustainability  10
Tri 2 1042SCG Genetics and Evolutionary Biology  10
Tri 2,3 1014SCG Statistics  10
Tri 2 1044SCG Earth Systems  10

You must complete the following courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1 2291ENV Applied Data Science  10
Tri 1 2261ENV Plant Diversity  10
Tri 2 2251ENV Animal Diversity  10
Tri 2 2051ENV Ecology  10
Tri 1 3241ENV Quantitative Ecology  10
Tri 2 3308ENV Emerging Topics in Conservation  10

You may select free-choice electives from the list below or any Undergraduate free-choice elective offered across the University provided prerequisites are met. If you require guidance, please liaise with your Program Director.

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 2 2002NSC Human Physiology  10
Tri 1 2000MSC Molecular Genetics  10
Tri 1 2003NSC Metabolism  10
Tri 2 2003MSC Fundamentals of Microbiology  10
Tri 1 2005NSC Protein Science  10
Tri 2 2007MSC Microbiology  10
Tri 1 2007NSC Human Anatomy  10
Tri 1 2008MSC Structural Biochemistry  10
Tri 1 2008NSC General Microbiology  10
Tri 2 2010NSC Systems Microbiology  10
Tri 2 2012NSC Molecular Biology  10
Tri 1 2013NSC_Y1 Biotechniques Laboratory  5
AND
Tri 2 2013NSC_Y2 Biotechniques Laboratory  5
OR
Tri 2 2018NSC Biosciences Laboratory Skills  10
Tri 1,2 or 3 2043MKT Entrepreneurship and New Business Ventures (Tri 1: NA,OL; Tri 2: SB,GC; Tri 3: NA,GC) 10
Tri 2 2051ENV Ecology  10
Tri 1 2071ENV Soils and Geomorphology  10
Tri 1 2101NSC Inorganic Chemistry  10
OR
Tri 1 2208ENV Inorganic Chemistry  10
Tri 2 2102NSC Spectroscopic and Molecular Analysis  10
Tri 1 2103NSC Organic Chemistry  10
OR
Tri 1 2014MSC Organic Chemistry  10
Tri 2 2106NSC Physical and Analytical Chemistry  10
Tri 1 2107ENV Introduction to Geographic Information Systems  10
Tri 1 2201NSC Linear Algebra and Differential Equations  10
Tri 2 2202ENV Physical and Analytical Chemistry  10
Tri 2 2202NSC Numerical Methods and MATLAB  10
Tri 1 2203ENV Environmental Chemistry and Monitoring  10
OR
Tri 2 2209ENV Environmental Chemistry  10
Tri 2 2204NSC Introduction to Mathematical Modelling  10
Tri 1 2205NSC Calculus II  10
Tri 2 2221ENV Environmental Politics and Policy  10
Tri 2 2251ENV Animal Diversity  10
OR
Tri 1 2303ENV Zoology  10
Tri 1 2261ENV Plant Diversity  10
OR
Tri 2 2702ENV Botany  10
Tri 2 2281ENV Economics and the Environment  10
Tri 1 2291ENV Applied Data Science  10
Tri 2 2301NSC Electromagnetism and Optics  10
Tri 1,2 2302NSC Modern Physics Laboratory  10
Tri 2 2304ENV Rivers and Catchments  10
Tri 1,2 2304NSC Statistical and Solid State II  10
Tri 2,3 2305ENV Marine Megafauna: Sentinels of the Sea  10
Tri 2 2305NSC Quantum Mechanics, Relativity and Elementary Particles  10
Tri 1 2416ENV Environmental Anthropology  10
Tri 1 2804ENV Coastal Environments  10
Tri 2 2803ENV Marine Chemical Ecology and Biotechnology  10
Tri 2,3 2212ENV Ecotox and Impact Assessment (offered online) 10
Tri 1,2 3001NSC Molecular Cell Biology  10
OR
Tri 1 3016MSC Macromolecular and Cellular Biochemistry  10
Tri 1 3004MSC Immunology  10
Tri 2 3004NSC Biomolecular Sciences Lab  10
Tri 1 3006MSC Clinical Microbiology  10
Tri 1 3009NSC Biomedical Sciences Laboratory  10
Tri 2 3012MSC Clinical Biochemistry  10
Tri 2 3013MSC Infectious Disease  10
Tri 2 3014NSC Advanced Physiology  10
Tri 2 3018NSC Microbiology Laboratory  10
Tri 2 3020NSC Techniques in Molecular Microbiology  10
Tri 2 3022MSC Molecular Medicine  10
Tri 1,2 or 3 3031IBA Griffith Innovation Challenge  10
Tri 2 3102NSC Advanced Analytical Chemistry  10
OR
Tri 2 3202ENV Advanced Analytical Chemistry  10
Tri 1 3103NSC NMR and Structural Chemistry  10
OR
Tri 1 3225ENV Natural Products and NMR  10
Tri 1 3105NSC Advanced Organic Chemistry  10
Tri 2 3119MED Environmental Toxicology and Risk Assessment  10
Tri 1 3201ENV Aquatic Chemistry and Pollution  10
OR
Tri 1 3431ENV Water Pollution Chemistry  10
Tri 1 3201NSC Advanced Differential Equations and Modelling  10
Tri 2 3202NSC Biological Mathematics  10
Tri 1 3203NSC Complex Analysis and Applications  10
Tri 2 3204NSC Advanced Numerical Methods  10
Tri 1 3241ENV Quantitative Ecology  10
Tri 1 3301NSC Quantum Physics III  10
Tri 2 3303NSC Physics of Solids and Nanoscale Structures  10
Tri 2 3304NSC Physics Laboratory III  10
Tri 2 3306ENV Environmental Management  10
Tri 1 3307ENV Environmental and Social Futures  10
Tri 2 3308ENV Emerging Topics in Conservation  10
Tri 2 3332ENV Marine Conservation and Resource Management  10
Tri 2 3441ENV Land Degradation and Catchment Management  10
Tri 1 3606ENV Conservation Biology  10
Tri 2 3701ENV Microbial Ecology and Biogeochemistry  10
Tri 1 3801ENV Estuarine Ecology  10
Tri 1,2 or 3 3103ENV Industry Placement  10
Tri 1,2 or 3 3900ESC Work Integrated Learning Placement  20
Tri 2,3 3001ENV Industry Affiliates Program  20