The degree offers a variety of learning experiences, including laboratory and practical work, working in the field, formal lectures, and working with industry on self-directed projects.
You will gain a solid foundation across the sciences to help you choose your specialty or your major field of study.
Your first year will provide you with a transformative learning experience, where you’ll learn and explore core science concepts across physical, life, data and mathematical science disciplines. You’ll also develop and strengthen key scientific and transferable skills that will underpin your future studies and careers.
You will be introduced to topics like the scientific method of investigation, individual and group work, communication skills and awareness, and the importance of safety in the scientific workplace.
As well as focusing on your specialty, you'll expand your science knowledge and skills through our future technology skills courses continued from the first year. These will enhance your specialty and broaden your overall studies.
You'll delve deeper into your specialist area and engage in work-integrated learning courses, such as "The Professional Scientist", a research project. Depending on your chosen speciality, you may also have the opportunity to undertake work experience with industry partners.
Opportunities for further study
An honours year is available in any of the major study areas of applied sciences, applied chemistry, biological sciences and physics. Further studies must be applied for separately.