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

$29,500.00* per year (more)
* 2017 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?

You will gain specialised skills and practical knowledge for a professional career in the biological, clinical, chemical, physical and mathematical sciences.

In your first year, you will study core science courses. From your second year onwards, you will choose a major that suits your interests and career plans. 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.

Majors (from 2017)

  • Applied Mathematics (Gold Coast, Nathan)
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (Gold Coast, Nathan)
  • Chemistry (Gold Coast, Nathan)
  • Clinical Sciences (Nathan)
  • Geography (Gold Coast, Nathan)
  • Marine Biology (Gold Coast)
  • Microbiology (Nathan)
  • Physics (Gold Coast, Nathan)
  • Wildlife Biology (Gold Coast, Nathan)

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

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 semesters/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 semester/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 semester/trimester in which the student is enrolled.

Program fees for the Bachelor of Science (1210)

Year of study Fee category/Band Fee per CP Tuition fee 80cp
2017 INT_UG_12A $368.75 $29,500.00
Tuition fees for your degree program
Changing programs

If an International student changes to a different program they will be subject to the approved program fee for the semester/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 semester/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 semester/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 semester/trimester in which they are enrolled), the student will automatically be considered for a Commonwealth Government Research Training Program (RTP) Fee Offset.

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