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The Bachelor of Science is a flexible program allowing you to major in biology, biotechnology, chemistry, environmental science, food science or physics.
Every area of science plays an important role in understanding the how and why of the world. You can choose to major in one of the following areas:
- Biology - the study of all living things, tiny bacteria through to plants and ecosystems
- Biotechnology - applying biological systems or organisms to technology and products
- Chemistry - analysing and developing materials and substances to understand their composition and realise their potential
- Environmental science - analysing and interpreting earth, air and water environments.
- Food science - the development and testing of food products
- Physics - explores matter and energy, and their applications in materials development and medical science
In addition to studying courses from your chosen major, you can tailor your program through elective courses. This gives you the flexibility to combine your major field of study with a variety of other science courses.
Practical experiences are fundamental to the program and you’ll get the opportunity to apply your knowledge and skills to projects You’ll also have access to state-of-the-art facilities to ensure you’re job-ready when you graduate.
This program is also available as a double degree with Nanotechnology and Business.
International student visa holders can only study full-time.
Classes are taught through a combination of lectures, seminars, tutorials, online reading, workshop, practical and laboratory sessions. These are primarily in English.
You'll have access to online resources through the myRMIT student portal.
Ongoing assessment throughout the semester includes examinations, essays, reports, oral classes, presentations, group projects, research projects, laboratory projects and practical assignments.
You will have the opportunity to work on research projects and practical activities, often undertaken in collaboration with industry.
The final-year Science Project will also provide you with the opportunity to develop an independent research project which can involve an industry partner.
Graduates can work in a variety of settings in and out of laboratories including:
- medical and research laboratories
- renewable energy organisations
- chemical processing plants
- educational institutions
- government organisations
- in the field.
Depending of the major area of study graduates can apply their skills to a range of areas.
Biology and biotechnology graduates work in nearly every area of biotechnology and biosciences - from gene manipulation in mammals to toxin testing in waterways and crop protection all over the world.
Chemistry graduates can pursue careers in manufacturing; professional, scientific and technical services; education and training and electricity, gas, water and waste services.
Environmental science graduates conduct field work to assess sites and collect samples as well as conducting laboratory experiments to analyse the samples they have collected.
Food science graduates may work in large-scale manufacturing (processing, manufacturing, packaging, management), laboratories (research and analysis, development of new products, quality assurance) or government departments/regulatory bodies (food standards, dietary studies.
Physics graduates can work in advanced coatings, surface engineering, acoustics, geophysics, optics, radiation, soft condensed matter, materials modelling and simulation.
Professional recognition and accreditation
Depending on the major area of study chosen, graduates can apply for professional membership of:
- Australian Institute of Biology (AIB)
- The Australian Society for Microbiology (ASM)
- The Australian Biochemical Society (ABS)
- Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology (AIFST)
- Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand (EIANZ)
- Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI)
- Australian Institute of Physics (AIP)
Program and course information
Explore different disciplines of science
The Bachelor of Science allows you to choose from four specialised streams including applied sciences, applied chemistry biological sciences and physics.