Unit Set

Key Program - General Program

UWS Key Program Code: KP3025.1

Status: CONTINUING
This version of the specialisation is available only to continuing or completing students.


Related Courses

3562.7 Bachelor of Science (Advanced Science)

Key Program Structure

Students completing the Bachelor of Science (Advanced Science) General will complete the following course structure.

Qualifying for this award requires successful completion of 240 credit points within the following rules.

Core units

Six core units must be completed, comprising

  • at least one mathematics or statistics unit
  • one academic skills unit
  • three science foundation units, which must come from a further two science disciplines out of the following: Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Physics
  • one level 3 capstone unit which ties the area of study together

Remaining units

  • at least ten more science units must be selected from the listings for each Campus below
  • at least one science Major must be completed
  • at least 60 credit points must be taken at level 3
  • 3 Advanced Science project units plus one other science research unit must be completed

Note 1: Students must complete at least one of the following majors:

  • Hawkesbury: Marine Biology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Climate Change, Conservation Biology, Forensic Science, Microbiology, General Biology, Nutrition and Physiology, Zoology. Please note: Mathematics major can not be completed on Hawkesbury campus.
  • Campbelltown: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Chemistry, General Biology, Mathematics
  • Parramatta: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Chemistry, General Biology, Mathematics

Note 2: selection of science units in Year 1 must cover the following discipline areas: mathematics/statistics, and two more from the following: Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, or Physics

Hawkesbury Campus

Year 1

Autumn session

Non-mathematics majors: choose at least one appropriate mathematics or statistics unit in your first year: Students cannot do a mathematics major on the Hawkesbury campus.

300811.1 Scientific Literacy

Choose three of

300800.2 Essential Chemistry 1
300802.1 Biodiversity
300828.1 Physics 1
200263.5 Biometry

(External offering only)

Spring session

Choose at least two of

300803.1 Essential Chemistry 2
300816.1 Cell Biology
300818.1 Introduction to Physiology
200263.5 Biometry

And two elective units

Year 2

Autumn session

300937.1 Advanced Science Project A

Choose at least three of

300936.1 Functional Proteins and Genes
300833.1 Microbiology 1
300845.1 Genetics
300865.1 Plant Physiology
300837.1 Climate Change Science
300843.1 Forensic and Environmental Analysis
300931.1 Integrated Science
300980.1 Principles of Evolution

Spring session

300938.1 Advanced Science Project B

Choose at least three of

300848.1 Metabolism
300896.1 Microbiology 2
300817.1 Molecular Biology
300838.1 Comparative Physiology
300839.1 Ecology
300836.1 Botany
300979.1 Principles of Zoology
300876.1 Organic Chemistry
300959.1 Mangamai'bangawarra: Indigenous Science

Year 3

Autumn session

Choose at least one capstone unit in your final year of study; capstone units are listed below.

300910.1 Advanced Science Project C

Choose at least two of

300820.1 Genes, Genomics and Human Health
300850.1 Advanced Cell Biology
300921.1 Plant Health and Biosecurity
300919.1 Occupational Health and Safety
300857.1 Environmental Geochemistry
300866.1 Analytical Microbiology
300851.1 Advanced Physiology
300929.1 Aquatic Ecology

And one Level 3 elective

Spring session

300924.1 Science Research Project

(Capstone Unit)

Choose at least two of

300905.1 Advanced Immunology
300927.2 Molecular Medicine
300855.1 Conservation Biology
300826.1 Medical Microbiology
300861.1 Vertebrate Biodiversity
300918.1 Invertebrate Biology
300856.1 Ecosystem Carbon Accounting
300909.1 Biological Adaptation to Climate Change
300883.1 Laboratory Quality Management

And one Level 3 elective

Parramatta Campus

Year 1

Autumn session

Non-mathematics majors: choose at least one appropriate mathematics or statistics unit in your first year:

300811.1 Scientific Literacy

Choose three of

300800.2 Essential Chemistry 1
300802.1 Biodiversity
300828.1 Physics 1
200263.5 Biometry

(External offering only)

300672.2 Mathematics 1A
200025.2 Discrete Mathematics
300580.2 Programming Fundamentals

Spring session

Choose at least two of

300803.1 Essential Chemistry 2
300816.1 Cell Biology
300818.1 Introduction to Physiology
300829.1 Physics 2
200263.5 Biometry
300672.2 Mathematics 1A
300673.2 Mathematics 1B
300580.2 Programming Fundamentals

And two electives

Year 2

Autumn session

300937.1 Advanced Science Project A

Choose at least three of

300936.1 Functional Proteins and Genes
300833.1 Microbiology 1
300845.1 Genetics
300865.1 Plant Physiology
300899.1 Inorganic Chemistry
300849.2 Physical Chemistry
300931.1 Integrated Science
200027.2 Linear Algebra
200028.3 Advanced Calculus

Spring session

300938.1 Advanced Science Project B

Choose at least three of

300848.1 Metabolism
300896.1 Microbiology 2
300817.1 Molecular Biology
300847.2 Immunology
300838.1 Comparative Physiology
300839.1 Ecology
300876.1 Organic Chemistry
300832.1 Analytical Chemistry
300846.1 Geochemical Systems
200030.4 Differential Equations
200033.5 Applied Statistics

Year 3

Autumn session

Choose at least one capstone unit in your final year of study; capstone units are listed below.

300910.1 Advanced Science Project C

Choose at least two of

300820.1 Genes, Genomics and Human Health
300850.1 Advanced Cell Biology
300907.1 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
300926.1 Advanced Physical Chemistry
300857.1 Environmental Geochemistry
200193.2 Abstract Algebra
200037.4 Regression Analysis & Experimental Design
200023.3 Analysis

And one Level 3 elective

Spring session

Choose at least one Capstone unit

300924.1 Science Research Project
200045.3 Quantitative Project

Choose at least two of

300905.1 Advanced Immunology
300826.1 Medical Microbiology
300927.2 Molecular Medicine
300855.1 Conservation Biology
300925.1 Advanced Analytical Chemistry
300906.1 Advanced Organic Chemistry
200038.3 Time Series and Forecasting
200022.3 Mathematical Modelling

And one Level 3 elective

Campbelltown Campus

Year 1

Autumn session

Non-mathematics majors: choose at least one mathematics or statistics unit in your first year

300811.1 Scientific Literacy

Choose three of

300800.2 Essential Chemistry 1
300802.1 Biodiversity
300828.1 Physics 1
200263.5 Biometry
300580.2 Programming Fundamentals
300672.2 Mathematics 1A
200025.2 Discrete Mathematics

Spring session

Choose at least two of

300803.1 Essential Chemistry 2
300816.1 Cell Biology
300818.1 Introduction to Physiology
300829.1 Physics 2
300580.2 Programming Fundamentals
300672.2 Mathematics 1A
200263.5 Biometry

And two electives

Year 2

Autumn session

300937.1 Advanced Science Project A

Choose at least three of

300936.1 Functional Proteins and Genes
300833.1 Microbiology 1
300845.1 Genetics
300899.1 Inorganic Chemistry
300849.2 Physical Chemistry
300931.1 Integrated Science
200027.2 Linear Algebra
200028.3 Advanced Calculus

Spring session

300938.1 Advanced Science Project B

Choose at least three of

300848.1 Metabolism
300896.1 Microbiology 2
300817.1 Molecular Biology
300838.1 Comparative Physiology
300847.2 Immunology
300839.1 Ecology
300876.1 Organic Chemistry
300832.1 Analytical Chemistry
200030.4 Differential Equations
200033.5 Applied Statistics

Year 3

Autumn session

Choose at least one capstone unit in your final year of study

300910.1 Advanced Science Project C

Choose at least two of

300820.1 Genes, Genomics and Human Health
300850.1 Advanced Cell Biology
300819.1 Topics in Physiology
300907.1 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
300912.1 Molecular Pharmacokinetics
200193.2 Abstract Algebra
200037.4 Regression Analysis & Experimental Design
200023.3 Analysis

And one Level 3 elective

Spring session

Choose one Capstone unit

300924.1 Science Research Project
200045.3 Quantitative Project

Choose at least two of

300905.1 Advanced Immunology
300826.1 Medical Microbiology
300927.2 Molecular Medicine
300925.1 Advanced Analytical Chemistry
300906.1 Advanced Organic Chemistry
200038.3 Time Series and Forecasting
200022.3 Mathematical Modelling

And one Level 3 elective



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