Bachelor of Science

Course Code 4045
Course duration /
Study mode

Course duration: Three years full-time (or part-time equivalent)
Study mode: On campus, cross-institutional distance education required for some units*
*Psychology units are offered through the University of New England. 

Location Lake Macquarie

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Avondale's Bachelor of Science (BSc) is flexible, versatile and designed to prepare students for not only a large range of careers in science, but also for ongoing research and postgraduate study. The degree allows a choice of a study path, to specialise in a particular area or to gain a broad spectrum of knowledge in a range of science disciplines, in a supportive study environment. 

Throughout the course, students have the opportunity to gain knowledge and develop technical and research skills through laboratory programs, field work and industry experience. 

Avondale's Bachelor of Science is a versatile degree with a large selection of majors available, equipping students for a range of job prospects upon graduation and subsequent academic success in future postgraduate studies.


Career Opportunities


Bachelor of Science graduates may be able to gain employment in the following areas:

  • Biomedical engineer
  • Geophysicist
  • Forensic Scientist
  • Environmental Scientist
  • Physicist
  • Botanist
  • Chemist
  • Nutritionist 

 


Admission Criteria


ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS

ATAR of 63.00+ (or equivalent e.g. OP of 15 or less)

The following requirements apply to specific areas of study in the BSc:

Chemistry

1. Recent HSC Chemistry and HSC Mathematics or their equivalent; or

2. Recommendation of the School of Science and Mathematics

Mathematics

1. Recent HSC Mathematics Extension I or equivalent; or

2. Recommendation of the School of Science and Mathematics

Physics

1. Recent HSC Physics and HSC Mathematics Extension I or their equivalent; or

2. Recommendation of the School of Science and Mathematics

WORK AND LIFE EXPERIENCE

If your ATAR is below 63.00 (or equivalent), you may still be able to gain entry into this degree on a provisional basis. Previous work experience and educational qualifications will also be considered upon application.

Alternative admission may be obtained by one or more of the following methods:

  • Previous post-secondary qualifications,
  • Appropriate scores in the uniTEST and the Tertiary Online Written Assessment (TOWA),
  • Special consideration (disadvantaging factors impacting on Year 12 results).

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

Overseas applicants will have their qualifications assessed by Avondale Admissions in line with the Admission Policy for Undergraduate Higher Education Courses found at http://www.avondale.edu.au/about/policies/display/?s=MjQ=  Overseas applicants are also required to satisfy Australian Government visa requirements http://www.avondale.edu.au/about/policies/display/?s=Mzg3

ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

Applicants whose first language is not English must demonstrate proficiency in English as per the Admission to Higher Education policy found at http://www.avondale.edu.au/about/policies/display/?s=MjQ=


Course Structure


Course Duration: Three years full-time (or part-time equivalent)
Study Mode: On campus, cross-institutional distance education required for some units*
Maximum Time to Complete: Eight years.

*Psychology units are offered through the University of New England (UNE)

*Several physics and some biological science units are offered through the University of Newcastle (UoN)

The BSc degree consists of 24 six-credit-point units (144 credit points) studied over six semesters full-time or equivalent part-time. Normally students study four units each semester. The course is comprised of core units, required units, and a combination of specialisations, majors, minors, and electives as described below.

Components and Descriptions

Core

There are four core units in the BSc degree. Three of these units are central to the Christian ethos of the institution and explore Christian foundations in biblical literature, the role of Christian Heritage in addressing current issues, and issues in science and Christian faith. The other core unit is designed to enhance the student’s mathematical skills.

Required

Additional units required for the completion of an area of study.

Specialisation

An approved sequence in a specific science discipline comprised of either ten or twelve units (60 or 72 credit points) with no more than 2 units at the 100-level and at least 4 units at the 300-level. Specialisations are available in the following areas:

  • Biological Science (Biomedical) – There will be no further intakes into this specialisation after 2015.
    • The Biological Sciences (Biomedical) specialisation with a Chemistry minor provides entry into the final year of the Bachelor of Medical Science at Charles Sturt University. In four years you are able to gain two degrees and full accreditation as a medical laboratory scientist.
  • Psychology - By distance through UNE
    • A minimum of six years of study and training is required to work as a professional psychologist in Australia. For further information see the Australian Psychological Society website (http://www.psychology.org.au/studentHQ/studying/).

Major

A selection of 8 units in a given discipline area with no more than 2 units at the 100-level and at least 3 units at the 300-level. Majors are available in the following areas:

  • Biological Science (Biomedical)
  • Biological Science (Environmental)
  • Chemistry
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Geography
  • Mathematics
  • Physics

Minor

A selection of 4 units in a given discipline area with no more than 2 units at the 100-level. Minors are available in the following areas:

  • Biological Science (Biomedical)
  • Biological Science (Environmental)
  • Chemistry
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Geography
  • Physical Geography
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Non-science minors approved in other courses are allowed provided spaces are available in the students’ program.

Electives

Undergraduate units which may be chosen from the list of units available for areas of study in the BSc as well as units available in other areas of study. No more than two units outside the sciences may be taken. Electives must be chosen so that no more than ten 100-level units are studied in the degree. Electives may be restricted if there are additional required units for the area of study. The Course Coordinator should be consulted regarding the choice of electives.

Ways of Studying the BSc

The major ways of studying the BSc are provided below.

   Way of studying the BSC                                        Number of Units  
 Core  Major/s   Double
   Major
  Specialisation   Minor/s   Required
     plus
  electives
  Total
  1 Specialisation, one minor    4      0       0         10/12       4       6/4    24
  2 Two majors  3*/4     16       0             0       0      5*/4    24
  3 Two majors, one minor  3*/4     16       0            0       4      1*/0    24
  4 One major, two minors  3*/4      8       0            0       8      5*/4    24
  5 One major, one minor  3*/4      8       0            0       4     9*/8    24

*If students elect either a Mathematics Major or Minor they complete the mathematics core unit as part of their major/minor which provides them with opportunity for an additional elective.

UNITS OFFERED
The units offered for each area of study are listed below. Italicised units are studied through other
institutions: (oN) = The University of Newcastle; (CSU) = Charles Sturt University; (UNE) = The University
of New England. Students that have completed, or partially completed, degrees at other institutions may be
able to shorten the time required to complete a BSc at Avondale College of Higher Education through
provision of Advanced Standing as arranged by the Course Coordinator.

Below is a list Units offered.

Core - (4 units)
CSTD14300 Christian Studies I
CSTD24300 Christian Studies II
SCSP34300 Christian Studies III - Issues in Science and Christian Faith
MATH16400 General Mathematics OR MATH16000 Mathematics IA
Biological Science – (Biomedical)

Biological Science (Biomedical) – Specialisation (12 units)*
There will be no further intakes into this specialisation after 2015
BIOL15000 Introductory Biology
BIOL15100 The Diversity of Life
BIOL26100 Biochemistry
BIOL26400 General Microbiology
BIOL26000 General Human Physiology
BIOL36400 Advanced Human Physiology (odd years)
BIOL36500 Molecular Biology (even years)
BIOL35800 Clinical Biochemistry (evenyears)
BIOL26700 Histotechniques (oddyears)
BMS338 Clinical Bacteriology(CSU)
BMS237 Integrated Clinical Placement I(CSU)
BMS337 Histopathology (CSU)

Additional Required Units for this Specialisation
CHEM16000 Chemistry IA OR CHEM16300 General Chemistry
CHEM16100 Chemistry IB
MATH16200 Introduction to Statistics
EDUC29500 Multicultural Education & Indigenous Studies
PHYS16300 General Physics OR PHYS16000 Physics IA
CHEM21200 Analytical Methods (odd years)
CHEM26000 Physical & Inorganic Chemistry (even years) OR CHEM21000 Organic Chemistry (even years)

Biological Science (Biomedical) – Major (8 units)[for student intakes before 2016]
BIOL15000 Introductory Biology
BIOL15100 The Diversity of Life
BIOL26000 General Human Physiology
BIOL26100 Biochemistry
BIOL26400 General Microbiology
BIOL36400 Advanced Human Physiology (odd years)
BIOL36500 Molecular Biology (evenyears)
BIOL35800 Clinical Biochemistry (even years) OR BMS338 Clinical Bacteriology (CSU)

Additional Required Units for this Major
CHEM16000 Chemistry IA OR CHEM16300 General Chemistry OR CHEM16100 Chemistry IB

Biological Science (Biomedical) –Major (8 units) [for student intakes from 2016]
BIOL15000 Introductory Biology
BIOL15100 The Diversity of Life
BIOL26000 General Human Physiology
BIOL26400 General Microbiology
BIOL36500 Molecular Biology (even years)
Plus two appropriate 300 level biomedical units and one 200/300 level unit approved by the course
coordinator.

Additional Required Units for this Major
CHEM16000 Chemistry IA OR CHEM16300 General Chemistry OR CHEM16100 Chemistry IB

Biological Science (Biomedical) – Minor (4 units) [for student intakes before 2016]
BIOL15000 Introductory Biology
BIOL15100 The Diversity of Life
Choose two of the following:
BIOL26400 General Microbiology
BIOL26000 General Human Physiology
BIOL36500 Molecular Biology (even years)

Additional Required Units for this Minor
CHEM16000 Chemistry IA OR CHEM16300 General Chemistry OR CHEM16100 Chemistry IB

Biological Science – (Biomedical)
Biological Science (Environmental) – Major (8 units) [for student intakes before 2016]
BIOL15000 Introductory Biology
BIOL15100 The Diversity of Life
BIOL26200 Ecology
BIOL27300 Flora & Fauna of Australia (odd years)
BIOL36800 Marine Biology (odd years)
BIOL3330 Plant Development and Physiology (UoN)
BIOL36600 Conservation Biology (even years)

Choose one of the following:
CHEM21100 Chemistry of Environmental Systems (odd years)
BIOL39000 Research Project in Environmental Science
GEOP33000 Biogeography
ENVS2002 Environmental Legislation and Planning (UoN)
GEOS2161 Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing  (UoN)

Additional Required Units for this Major
MATH16200 Introduction to Statistics

Biological Science (Environmental) –Major (8 units) [for student intakes from 2016]
BIOL15000 Introductory Biology
BIOL15100 The Diversity of Life
BIOL26200 Ecology
BIOL27300 Flora & Fauna of Australia (odd years)
GEOP24000 Physical Geography
BIOL39000 Research Project in Environmental Science
GEOP33000 Biogeography
Plus one appropriate 300 level environmental unit approved by the course coordinator.

Additional Required Units for this Major
MATH16200 Introduction to Statistics OR CHEM16000 Chemistry IA OR CHEM16300 General Chemistry OR SCTS11100 Exploring the Physical and Natural World

Biological Science (Environmental) – Minor (4 units) [for student intakes before 2016]
BIOL15000 Introductory Biology
BIOL15100 The Diversity of Life
BIOL26200 Ecology
BIOL27300 Flora & Fauna of Australia (odd years)
GEOP24000 Physical Geography
BIOL39000 Research Project in Environmental Science
GEOP33000 Biogeography
Plus one appropriate 300 level environmental unit approved by the course coordinator.

Additional Required Units for this Major
MATH16200 Introduction to Statistics OR CHEM16000 Chemistry IA OR CHEM16300 General Chemistry OR SCTS11100 Exploring the Physical and Natural World

Biological Science (Environmental) – Minor (4 units) [for student intakes before 2016]
BIOL15000 Introductory Biology
BIOL15100 The Diversity of Life
BIOL26200 Ecology

Choose one of the following:
BIOL27300 Flora & Fauna  of Australia (odd years)
BIOL36800 Marine Biology (odd years)
BIOL36600 Conservation Biology (even years)
CHEM21100 Chemistry of Environmental Systems (odd years)
GEOP33000 Biogeography

Biological Science (Environmental) – Minor (4 units) [for student intakes from 2016]
BIOL15000 Introductory Biology
BIOL15100 The Diversity of Life
BIOL26200 Ecology

Choose one of the following:
BIOL27300 Flora & Fauna  of Australia (odd years)
GEOP33000 Biogeography

Chemistry
Chemistry – Major (8 units)

CHEM16000 Chemistry IA
CHEM16100 Chemistry IB
Choose three of the following 200-level units:
CHEM26000 Physical & Inorganic Chemistry (even years)
CHEM21000 Organic Chemistry (even years)
CHEM21400 Environmental Chemistry & Thermodynamics (odd years)
CHEM21200 Analytical Methods (odd years)
Choose three of the following 300-level units:
CHEM32700 Organometallic and Bioinorganic Chemistry (even years)
CHEM33000 Spectroscopy, Structure  and Energetics (odd years)
CHEM39000 Research Project in Chemistry
CHEM 300-level Newcastle units

Chemistry – Minor (4 units)
CHEM16000 Chemistry IA or
CHEM16300 General Chemistry
CHEM16100 Chemistry IB
Choose two of the following:
CHEM26000 Physical & Inorganic Chemistry (even years)
CHEM21000 Organic Chemistry (even years)
CHEM21400 Environmental Chemistry & Thermodynamics (odd years)
CHEM21200 Analytical Methods (odd years)

Food and Nutrition
Food and Nutrition - Major (8 units)

DTFN11100 Food, Nutrition and Health
DTFN21100 Food Production Systems
HPFH20100 Nutrition, Development and Performance
DTFN21200 Food Science and Innovation
BIOL26400 General Microbiology
Choose three of the following:
FSHN3010 Food Processing and Quality Management (UoN)
DTFN31100 Food Industry Experience OR
FSHN3080 Professional Practice (UoN)
DTFN31200 Food Product Design Project OR
FSHN3210 Food Product Development (UoN)
HPFH36300 Social Nutrition and Health Promotion
FSHN3420 Food Packaging (UoN)
FSHN3100 Research Methods (UoN)
FSHN3070 Functional Food and Health Claims (UoN)
FSHN3020 Nutrition in Health and Diseasen (UoN)

Additional Required Units for this Major
CHEM16000 Chemistry IA OR CHEM16300 General Chemistry OR CHEM16100 Chemistry IB
BIOL15000 Introductory Biology
BIOL15100 The Diversity of Life
BIOL26000 General Human Physiology

Food and Nutrition – Minor (4 units)
DTFN11100 Food, Nutrition and Health
DTFN21100 Food Production Systems
Choose two of the following:
HPFH20100 Nutrition, Development and Performance
DTFN21200 Food Science and Innovation
DTFN31200 Food Product Design Project or
HPFH36300 Social Nutrition and Health Promotion

Additional Required Units for this Minor
CHEM16000 Chemistry IA OR CHEM16300 General Chemistry OR CHEM16100 Chemistry IB
BIOL15000 Introductory Biology
BIOL15100 The Diversity of Life
BIOL26000 General Human Physiology

Geography/Physical Geography
Geography - Major (8 units)

GEOH11100 Responding to Global Issues
GEOH12000 Environmental Issues
GEOP24000 Physical Geography
GEOS2161 Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing (UoN)
GEOH21100 Globalisation and the Asia Pacific
GEOP33000 Biogeography
GEOH3 1100 Geographies of Development
GEOH31110 Cities and Urban Places

Geography – Minor (4 units)
GEOH11100 Responding to Global Issues
GEOH12000 Environmental Issues
GEOP24000 Physical Geography
GEOH21100 Globalisation and the Asia Pacific

Physical Geography – Minor (4 units)
GEOH12000 Environmental Issues
GEOP24000 Physical Geography
GEOS2161 Geographic Information Systems & Remote Sensing (UoN)
GEOP33000 Biogeography

Mathematics
Mathematics – Major (8 units)

MATH16000 Mathematics IA
MATH16100 Mathematics IB
MATH26000 Calculus II
MATH26100 Algebra II
MATH26400 Numerical Methods and Statistics (odd years)
Choose three of the following:
MATH36100 Algebra III (even years)
MATH36200 Mathematical Analysis (even years)
MATH36400 Complex Analysis and Adv. Mathematical Methods (odd years)
MATH39000 Research Project in Mathematics
MATH 300-level Newcastle units

Mathematics – Minor (4 units)
MATH16000 Mathematics IA
MATH16100 Mathematics IB
MATH26000 Calculus II
MATH26100 Algebra II

Physics
Physics – Major (8 units)

PHYS16000 Physics IA
PHYS16100 Physics IB
PHYS26100 From Quantum to Quark
PHYS26400 Space Physics
PHYS36300 Electronics Applications
Choose one of the following:
PHYS2250 Classical Mechanics and Special Relativity (UoN)
PHYS2260 Electromagnetism (UoN)
Choose two of the following:
PHYS3360 Advanced Electromagnetism  (UoN)
PHYS3310 Lasers & Applications (UoN)
PHYS3350 Quantum, Atomic & Molecular Physics (UoN)
PHYS3390 Solid State and Nanoscience (UoN)
PHYS36100 Quantum Physics
PHYS39000  Research Project in Physics

Additional Required Units for this Major
MATH16000 Mathematics IA
MATH16100 Mathematics IB
MATH26000 Calculus II

Physics –Minor (4 units)
PHYS16000 Physics IA
PHYS16100 Physics IB
PHYS26100 From Quantum to Quark
Choose one of the following:
PHYS26400 Space Physics
PHYS2250 Classical Mechanics and Special Relativity (UoN)
PHYS2260 Electromagnetism (UoN)

Additional Required Units for this Minor
MATH16000 Mathematics IA
MATH16100 Mathematics IB
MATH26000 Calculus II

Psychology (by distance through UNE)
Psychology – Specialisation (10 units)

PSYC101 Introductory Psychology I
PSYC102 Introductory Psychology II
PSYC200 Social Psychology
PSYC202 Research Methods and Statistics
PSYC206 Cognitive Psychology
PSYC213 Lifespan Developmental Psychology
PSYC301 Psychological Testing
PSYC302 Advanced Research Methods and Statistics
PSYC366 Biopsychology
Choose one of the following:
PSYC304 Health Psychology
PSYC306 Psychology in the Workplace
PSYC307 Motivation and Emotion
PSYC308 Sport and Exercise Psychology
PSYC309 Cognitive, Affective and Social Neuroscience
PSYC314 Behaviour Modification
PSYC315 Psychology for Sustainability
PSYC316 Perception and Perceptual Impairment
PSYC321 Psychology of Language
PSYC363 Abnormal Psychology
PSTC399 Special Topics in Psychological Research

Other Science Elective Units
WESC38000 Work Experience in the Sciences
GSSC25000 Guided Studies in the Sciences
BIOL39100 Research Project in Biomedical Science

List of Unit Semester and Prerequisites        
Units Associated with the BSc and offered at Avondale College of Higher Education are listed below.

Unit Sem Prerequisite/s
BIOL15000 Introductory Biology 1 HSC Biology recommended
BIOL15100 The Diversity of Life 2 HSC Biology recommended
BIOL26000 General Human Physiology 1 BIOL15000, BIOL15100
BIOL26100 Biochemistry 1 BIOL15000, BIOL15100
BIOL26200 Ecology 1 BIOL15000 or BIOL15100
BIOL26400 General Microbiology 1 BIOL15000, BIOL15100
BIOL26700 Histotechniques (2016 only) 1 BIOL15000, BIOL15100
BIOL27300 Flora and Fauna of Australia (odd years) 1 BIOL15000 or BIOL15100
BIOL35800 Clinical Biochemistry (2016 only) 2 BIOL26100
BIOL36400 Advanced Human Physiology (odd years) 2 BIOL26000
BIOL36500 Molecular Biology (even years) 2 BIOL26100
BIOL39000 Research Project in Environ. Science 1 or 2 Three 200/300 level BIOL units, incl. BIOL26200
BIOL39100 Research Project in Biomedical Science 1 or 2 Three 200/300 level BIOL units
CHEM16000 Chemistry IA  1 HSC Chemistry or its equivalent
CHEM16100 Chemistry IB 2 HSC Chemistry or its equivalent
CHEM16300 General Chemistry 1 None
CHEM21000 Organic Chemistry (even years) 1 CHEM16000 or CHEM16300, plus CHEM16100
CHEM21200 Analytical Methods (odd years) 1 CHEM16000 or CHEM16300, plus CHEM16100
CHEM21400 Environ. Chem. & Therm (odd years) 1 CHEM16000, CHEM16100
CHEM26000 Physical & Inorganic Chem. (even years) 1 CHEM16000
CHEM32700 Organo. and Bioin. Chem. (even years) 2 CHEM21000 or CHEM26000 or CHEM21400
CHEM33000 Spect., Struct. and Energ. (odd years) 2 CHEM26000, CHEM21400
CHEM39000 Research Project in Chemistry 1 or 2 Three 200 level CHEM units
CSTD14300 Christian Studies I 1 or 2 None
CSTD24300 Christian Studies II 1 or 2 None
     
DTFN11100 Food, Nutrition and Health 2 None
DTFN21100 Food Production Systems 1 DTFN11100
DTFN21200 Food Science and Innovation 2 DTFN21100, or special permission
DTFN31100 Food Industry Experience 1 or 2 Three DTFN or HPFH units
DTFN31200 Food Product Design Project 1 DTFN21200
EDUC29500 Multicult. Ed. & & Indigenous Studies 2 None
ENVS26000 Prof. Exp. in Environ. Science I 1 or 2 Three 200 level BIOL or GEOP units
GEOH11000 Global Iss. and Humanitarian Response 1 None
GEOH12000 Environmental Issues 2 None
GEOH23000 Asia Pacific in the Global Econ. (2016) 2 None
GEOH35000 Development Geog. and Practice (2015) 2 One 200 level GEOH or IPDS unit
GEOH36000 Urban Places and Society (2016) 1 None
GEOP24000 Physical Geography 1 One 100 level unit, preferably a science unit
GEOP33000 Biogeography 2 One 100 level unit, preferably a science unit
GSSC25000 Guided Studies in the Sciences 1 or 2 Appropriate 100/200 level unit(s)
HPFH20100 Nutrition, Development and Perf. 1 DTFN11100
HPFH36300 Social Nutrition and Health Promotion  2 HPFH2010
MATH16000 Mathematics IA 1 HSC Extension 1 Mathematics or its equivalent
MATH16100 Mathematics IB 2 MATH16000
MATH16200 Introduction to Statistics 2 None
MATH16400 General Mathematics 1 None
MATH26000 Calculus II 1 MATH16000, MATH16100
MATH26100 Algebra II 1 MATH16000, MATH16100
MATH26400 Numerical Meth. and Stat. (odd years) 1 MATH16000, MATH16100
MATH36100 Algebra III (even years) 2 MATH26100
MATH36200 Mathematical Analysis (even years) 1 MATH16000, MATH16100
MATH36400 Comp. An. And Adv. M. M. (odd years) 2 MATH26000
MATH39000 Research Project in Mathematics 1 or 2 Three 200/300 level MATH units
PHYS16000 Physics IA 1 HSC Physics and HSC Extension 1 Mathematics or their equivalent.
PHYS16100 Physics IB 2 HSC Physics and HSC Extension 1 Mathematics or
their equivalent.
PHYS16300 General Physics 1 HSC 2 unit science area of study, plus NSW HSC mathematics
PHYS26100 From Quantum to Quark 1 PHYS16000, PHYS16100
PHYS26400 Space Physics 2 PHYS16000, PHYS16100
PHYS36300 Electronics Applications 1 PHYS16100
PHYS36100 Quantum Physics 1 MATH26000 (co-requisite), PHYS26100
PHYS39000 Research Project in Physics 1 or 2 MATH26000, plus three 200/300 level PHYS units.
SCSP34300 Christian Studies III- Iss. In Sci. and C. F. 2 CSTD14300 or CSTD24300, plus four 200/300 level science units
SCTS11100 Exploring the Physical and Natural World 2 None
WESC38000 Work Experience in the Sciences 1 or 2 Three semesters of BSC study.

Below is the example of the 'Ways of studying the BSC' Grids.
Example 1: One specialisation, one minor - Biological Science (Biomedical) specialisation and Chemistry minor (example for pre-2016 student takes only)

   Sem
      1
BIOL15000
Introductory Biology 
CHEM16300
General Chemistry
OR CHEM16000
Chemistry IA
MATH16400
Gen. Math. OR
MATH16000
Mathematics IA
CSTD14300 Christian
Studies I
   Sem
      2
BIOL15100
The Diversity of Life
CHEM16100
Chemistry IB
MATH16200
Introduction to
Statistics
EDUC29500
Multicult. Education
and Indigenous studies
    Sem
       3
BIOL26100
Biochemistry 
BIOL26400
General Microbiology 
BIOL26000 Gen.
Hum. Phys. (even)
OR CHEM21200
Analy. Meth. (odd)
CSTD24300 Christian
Studies II
(odd) or
CHEM21000 Organic
Chem. (even)
    Sem
      4
BIOL36500 Molecular
Biology (even)  OR
BIOL36400 Adv.
Human Phys. (odd)
Elective
BIOL35800 Clin.
Biochem. (even)*
OR BIOL26700
Histo. (odd)*
BMS338
Clinical
Bacteriology
    Sem
       5
PHYS16300
General Physics OR
PHYS16000 Physics
IA 
BMS237
Integrated
Clinical Placement 1
CHEM21200 Analy.
Meth. (odd) OR
BIOL26000 General
Human Phys. (even)
CHEM21000 Organic
Chem. (even) or
CSTD24300 Christian
Studies II (odd)
    Sem
       6
BIOL36400 Adv.
Human Phys. (odd) or BIOL36500 Mol. Biol.
(even)  
BMS337
Histopathology (no
residential school)
SCSP34300 Ch.
Studies III-Issues
in Science and
Christian Faith
BIOL35800 Clinical
Biochem. (even)* OR BIOL26700 Histo.
(odd)*

Notes:
Units in italics are studied at Charles Sturt University. Asterisked units are studied in the
clinical laboratories at the Sydney Adventist Hospital.
After graduating from the Bachelor of Science at Avondale College of Higher Education, students
wishing
to complete the Bachelor of Medical Science (Pathology) continue their studies as students
of Charles Sturt University for an additional two semesters.

    Sem
       7
BMS308
Immunology
BMS315
Medical
Microbiology
BMS302
Clinical
Biochemistry 2
BMS216
Introductory
Haematology 
   Sem
      8
BMS351
Integrated
Clinical Placement 2
BMS352
Molecular
Pathology
BMS306
Advanced
Haematology
BMS324
Immunohaematology
& Blood Transfusion

Example 2: Two majors - Mathematics major and Physics major

    Sem
      1
PHYS16000
Physics
IA 
Elective CHEM16000
Chem IA
MATH16000
Mathematics IA
CSTD14300
Christian Studies I
    Sem
      2
PHYS16100 Physics
IB
Elective
CHEM16100 Chem IB
MATH16100
Mathematics IB
Elective
    Sem
      3
PHYS26100 From
Quantum to Quark
MATH26100 Algebra
II
MATH26000
Calculus II 
MATH36200 Maths
Analysis (even ) OR
MATH26400 Num.
Methods and Stat. (odd)
    Sem
      4
Elective
CSTD24300 Christian
Studies II
MATH36100
Algebra III (even)
OR MATH36400
Comp. Analy. &
Adv. Math. Meth.
(odd) OR other
PHYS2260
Electromagnetism
    Sem
      5
PHYS36300
Electronics
Applications
PHYS26400
Space Physics
PHYS36100
Quantum Physics
OR PHYS3350 Quant.,
Atomic, and Molecular Phys.
MATH36200 Maths
Analysis (even) OR
MATH26400 Num.
Methods and Stat. (odd)
    Sem
      6
PHYS3310 Lasers and
Applications OR PHYS3390
Solid State and Nanoscience
Elective SCSP34300
Christian Studies
III - Issues in
Science and
Christian Faith
MATH36100 Algebra III
(even) OR MATH36400
Comp. Analy. & Adv.
Math. Methods (odd)
OR other

Note: Units in italics are studied at The University of Newcastle

Example 3: Two majors, one minor - Chemistry major, Mathematics  major, Physics minor

   Sem
     1
PHYS16000
Physics
IA
CHEM16000 Chem
IA
MATH16000
Mathematics IA
CSTD14300
Christian Studies I
   Sem
     2
PHYS16100 Physics
IB
CHEM16100
Chem IB
MATH16100
Mathematics IB
Elective
   Sem
     3
CHEM21000 Organic
Chem. (even) OR
PHYS26100 From Quantum to
Quark (odd)
CHEM26000 Phys. &
Inorgan. Chem. (even) OR CHEM21400 Environ. Chem. & Thermo.
(odd)
MATH26100
Algebra II (even)
OR MATH26000
Calculus II (odd)
MATH36200
Maths Analysis (even)
OR MATH26 400
Numerical Methods
and Statistics (odd)
    Sem
      4
CHEM33000
Spectro., Struct., and
Energetics (odd) OR
CHEM32700 Organo.
& Bioinorg. Chem.
(even)
PHYS26400
Space Physics
MATH36100
Algebra III (even)
OR MATH36400
Compl. Analy. &
Adv. Math. Meth.
(odd) OR other
CSTD24300 Christian
Studies II
   Sem
     5
PHYS26100
From Quantum to
Quark
(odd) OR
CHEM21000 Organic
Chem. (even)
CHEM21400 Environ.
Chem. & Thermo.
(odd) OR CHEM26000 Phys. &
Inorgan. Chem. (even)
MATH26000
Calculus II (odd)
OR MATH26100
Algebra II (even)
MATH26400
Numerical Methods
and Statistics (odd)
OR
MATH36200
Maths Analysis (even)
   Sem
     6
CHEM33000
Spectro., Struct., and
Energetics (odd) OR
CHEM32700 Organo.
& Bioinorg. Chem.
(even)
CHEM39000 Res.
Project in Chem.
OR other
SCSP34300
Christian
Studies
III - Issues in
Science and
Christian Faith
MATH36100 Algebra III
(even) OR MATH36400
Compl. Analy. & Adv.
Math. Methods (odd)
OR other

Note: Units in italics are studied at The University of Newcastle

Example 4: One major, two minors - Biological Science (Environmental) major, Chemistry minor, Physical Geography minor (for student intakes before 2016)

   Sem
     1
BIOL15000
Introductory Biology
CHEM16000 Chemistry
IA or
CHEM16300 General
Chemistry
CSTD14300 Christian
Studies I
MATH16400
Gen. Math. or
MATH16000
Mathematics IA
   Sem
     2
BIOL15100
The Diversity of Life 
CHEM16100 Chemistry
IB
GEOH12000
Environmental Issues
Elective
MATH16200
Intro. to Stat.
   Sem
     3
BIOL26200 Ecology 
BIOL27300 Flora &
Fauna of Aust. (odd) or ENVS2010 Environ. Legis. and Plan. (even)
GEOP24000 Physical
Geography 
CHEM21200
Analy.
Methods (odd)or
CHEM21000
Organic Chemistry
(even years)
   Sem
     4
BIOL36800 Marine
Biology (odd) or
BIOL36600 Cons. 
Biology (even)
CSTD24300 Christian
Studies II 
BIOL3330 Plant
Development and
Physiology 
GEOS2161 Geog. Info.
Systems and
Remote Sensing 
    Sem
      5
Elective
Elective
ENVS2010 Environ.
Legis. and Plan.
(even) or BIOL27300
Flora and Fauna of
Aust. (odd)
CHEM21000
Organic Chemistry
(even years) or CHEM21200
Analy. Methods (odd)
   Sem
     6
Elective
BIOL36600 Cons. Biology (even) or
BIOL36800 Marine Biology (odd)
GEOP33000
Biogeography 
SCSP 34300 Ch.
Studies III - Issues
in Science and
Christian Faith

Note: Units in italics are studied at The University of Newcastle

Example 5: One major, one minor example - Chemistry major and Mathematics minor

   Sem
     1
CHEM16000
Chemistry IA
MATH16000
Mathematics IA
Elective CSTD14300 Christian
Studies I
   Sem
     2
CHEM16100
Chemistry
IB
MATH16100
Mathematics IB
Elective Elective
   Sem
     3
CHEM26000 Physical
& Inorganic
Chemistry (even) OR
MATH26000 Calculus
II (odd)
CSTD24300 Christian
Studies II (even) OR
CHEM21400 Environ.
Chem. & Thermo.
(odd)
CHEM21000
Organic Chemistry
(even) OR CHEM21200 Analy.
Methods (odd)
Elective
    Sem
      4
CHEM33000 Spectro., Struct., and nergetics (odd) OR
CHEM32700 Organo.
& Bioinorganic
Chemistry (even)
Elective
Elective Elective
    Sem
      5
MATH26000 Calculus
II (odd) OR
CHEM26000 Physical
& Inorganic Chemistry
(even)
CHEM21400 Environ.
Chem. & Thermo.
(odd) OR CSTD24300
Christian Studies II
(even)
CHEM21200 Analy.
Methods (odd) OR
CHEM21000
Organic Chemistry
(even)
Elective 
    Sem
      6
CHEM33000 Spectro., Struct., and nergetics (odd) OR
CHEM32700 Organo.
& Bioinorganic
Chemistry (even)
CHEM31000 Adv.
Organic Chem. OR
CHEM39000 Res.
Project in Chemistry
OR other
SCSP34300
Christian Studies
III - Issues in
Science and
Christian Faith
Elective

 

 

 


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