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C10162v5 Bachelor of Science Bachelor of Business

Award(s): Bachelor of Science in (name of Science major) (BSc)
Bachelor of Business (BBus)

UAC code: 609170 (Autumn session)
CRICOS code: 032310K
Commonwealth supported place?: Yes
Load credit points: 192
Course EFTSL: 4
Location: City campus

Notes

For international students, mid-year (July/August) intake may be considered on a case-by-case basis by the faculty.


Overview
Career options
Course intended learning outcomes
Admission requirements
Assumed knowledge
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Course program
Honours
Transfer between UTS courses
Professional recognition
Other information

Overview

The Bachelor of Science Bachelor of Business is designed to produce graduates who are prepared for scientific practice or business and management in technical, financial, regulatory, environmental, health or biomedical oriented businesses, industries or government departments. Students choose one of 10 specialised science majors according to their preference. Students also have a choice of major study in the business stream.

Demand is growing for graduates able to cross the divide between science and business. Students develop a combination of scientific and professional business skills, and also the transferable skills that are highly sought-after by employers.

Depending on the science and business disciplines chosen, graduates could find themselves working in a wide range of areas: commodity, resource trading, pharmaceutical industries, leading consumer goods companies, hospitals, medical research, industry, environmental protection agencies and government.

Career options

Careers are influenced by the major chosen and are described in detail in the individual course and major entries: see Bachelor of Science (C10242) and the Bachelor of Business (C10026). Careers options include policy analyst; science consultant; banking and finance; communicator; statistician; business analyst; science communication and scientific publishing; product development; manufacturing; marketing; pharmaceutical, biotechnology, chemical or high-technology industries; curator of museums, parks, zoos and aquariums; and environmental management.

Course intended learning outcomes

1.0 An understanding of the nature, practice and application of the chosen science discipline.
2.0 Encompasses problem solving, critical thinking and analysis attributes and an understanding of the scientific method knowledge acquisition.
3.0 The ability to acquire, develop, employ and integrate a range of technical, practical and professional skills, in appropriate and ethical ways within a professional context, autonomously and collaboratively and across a range of disciplinary and professional areas, e.g. time management skills, personal organisation skills, teamwork skills, computing skills, laboratory skills, data handling, quantitative and graphical literacy skills.
4.0 The capacity to engage in reflection and learning beyond formal educational contexts that is based on the ability to make effective judgments about one's own work. The capacity to learn in and from new disciplines to enhance the application of scientific knowledge and skills in professional contexts.
5.0 An awareness of the role of science within a global culture and willingness to contribute actively to the shaping of community views on complex issues where the methods and findings of science are relevant.
6.0 An understanding of the different forms of communication - writing, reading, speaking, listening - including visual and graphical, within science and beyond and the ability to apply these appropriately and effectively for different audiences.
7.0 An ability to think and work creatively, including the capacity for self-starting, and the ability to apply science skills to unfamiliar applications.
BUS.1.1 Critically analyse relevant concepts to understand practice in business and related professions in a global workplace
BUS.1.2 Demonstrate inter-relationships between differing business and related disciplines
BUS.2.1 Locate and critically evaluate relevant data and literature to address business problems through a research approach
BUS.2.2 Apply critical and creative thinking to address issues in business
BUS.3.1 Convey information clearly and fluently in high quality written form appropriate for their audience
BUS.3.2 Use oral communication appropriately to convey information clearly and fluently
BUS.3.3 Demonstrate and critically reflect on how individuals work in teams in an inclusive manner
BUS.4.1 Critically analyse business decisions in terms of ethical practice and social responsibility
BUS.4.2 Critically analyse sustainability principles for various stakeholders in relation to business contexts
BUS.5.1 Apply technical and professional skills necessary to operate effectively in business and related professions

Key

BUS = Business course intended learning outcomes (CILOs)

Admission requirements

Applicants must have completed an Australian Year 12 qualification, Australian Qualifications Framework Diploma, or equivalent Australian or overseas qualification at the required level.

The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21; or AE5: Pass; or PTE: 58-64; or CAE: 176-184.

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

International students

Visa requirement: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances.

Assumed knowledge

Mathematics; English; and at least one science subject.

Course duration and attendance

Students can complete the course over four years full time. Full-time attendance involves approximately 16 hours each week on campus. Students may also be able to complete the course part time, usually at the rate of two subjects a session (a 50 per cent load), taking eight years to complete. Part-time students may need to attend science classes for at least one half-day a week, in addition to evening classes.

Course structure

Students are required to complete a total of 192 credit points, comprising 96 credit points of science subjects and 96 credit points of business subjects.

In the science component, students choose one of 10 possible majors representing the major science disciplines. Refer to the entry for the Bachelor of Business (C10026) for the possible majors available in the business component.

Graduation from the science component of the combined degree is not possible prior to completion of all components of the combined degree. Students wishing to graduate with a Bachelor of Science prior to completion of the business component of the combined degree must apply for transfer to the Bachelor of Science (C10242) single degree program where they must complete all requirements for the stand-alone single degree version.

Similarly, if a student wishes to graduate from the business component of the combined degree prior to completion of the science component they must apply for transfer to the Bachelor of Business (C10026) single degree program where they must complete all requirements for the stand-alone single degree version.

Course completion requirements

STM90273 Core subjects (Business) 48cp
CBK90169 Major choice (Business) 48cp
CBK90585 Major choice (Science) 96cp
Total 192cp

Course program

The full-time programs shown below are for each science major in combination with a Human Resource Management major.

List of majors (Science)
MAJ01079 Applied Chemistry   96cp
MAJ01080 Applied Physics   96cp
MAJ01085 Nanotechnology   96cp
MAJ01081 Biomedical Science   96cp
MAJ01114 Medical Science   96cp
MAJ01115 Biotechnology   96cp
MAJ01082 Environmental Biology   96cp
MAJ01112 Marine Biology   96cp
MAJ01116 Mathematics   96cp
Applied Chemistry major
Year 1
Autumn session
22107 Accounting for Business Decisions A   6cp
26100 Integrating Business Perspectives   6cp
33190 Mathematical Modelling for Science   6cp
65111 Chemistry 1   6cp
Spring session
21129 Managing People and Organisations   6cp
24108 Marketing Foundations   6cp
33290 Statistics and Mathematics for Science   6cp
65212 Chemistry 2   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
23115 Economics for Business   6cp
26134 Business Statistics   6cp
65307 Physical Chemistry 1   6cp
68101 Foundations of Physics   6cp
Spring session
25300 Fundamentals of Business Finance   6cp
68201 Physics in Action   6cp
65411 Inorganic Chemistry 1   6cp
22207 Accounting for Business Decisions B   6cp
Year 3
Autumn session
21510 Business and Organisational Strategy   6cp
21555 Introduction to Human Resource Management   6cp
65202 Organic Chemistry 1   6cp
65410 Skills for the Professional Chemist   6cp
Spring session
21440 Management Skills   6cp
65306 Analytical Chemistry 1   6cp
65508 Organic Chemistry 2   6cp
21036 Managing Strategic Performance   6cp
Year 4
Autumn session
21037 Managing Employee Relations   6cp
21512 Understanding Organisations: Theory and Practice   6cp
65409 Analytical Chemistry 2   6cp
65509 Inorganic Chemistry 2   6cp
Spring session
21407 Strategic Human Resource Management   6cp
21505 Human Resource Management (Capstone)   6cp
65607 Physical Chemistry 2   6cp
65606 Analytical Chemistry 3   6cp
Applied Physics major
Year 1
Autumn session
22107 Accounting for Business Decisions A   6cp
26100 Integrating Business Perspectives   6cp
33190 Mathematical Modelling for Science   6cp
65111 Chemistry 1   6cp
Spring session
21129 Managing People and Organisations   6cp
24108 Marketing Foundations   6cp
33290 Statistics and Mathematics for Science   6cp
65212 Chemistry 2   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
23115 Economics for Business   6cp
26134 Business Statistics   6cp
68101 Foundations of Physics   6cp
33360 Mathematics for Physical Science   6cp
Spring session
25300 Fundamentals of Business Finance   6cp
68201 Physics in Action   6cp
68070 Introduction to Materials   6cp
22207 Accounting for Business Decisions B   6cp
Year 3
Autumn session
21510 Business and Organisational Strategy   6cp
21555 Introduction to Human Resource Management   6cp
68075 Nanomaterials   6cp
68412 Energy Science and Technology   6cp
Spring session
21440 Management Skills   6cp
68315 Imaging Science   6cp
68413 Quantum Physics   6cp
21036 Managing Strategic Performance   6cp
Year 4
Autumn session
21512 Understanding Organisations: Theory and Practice   6cp
21037 Managing Employee Relations   6cp
Select one of the following: 6cp
      68316 Applied Electronics and Interfacing 6cp  
      68416 Computational Physics 6cp  
68606 Solid-state Science and Nanodevices   6cp
Spring session
21407 Strategic Human Resource Management   6cp
21505 Human Resource Management (Capstone)   6cp
Select 12 credit points from the following:   12cp
68320 Scanning Probe and Electron Microscopy 6cp  
68414 Advanced Mechanics 6cp  
68415 Measurement and Analysis of Physical Processes 6cp  
68513 Nanophotonics 6cp  
Biomedical Science major
Year 1
Autumn session
22107 Accounting for Business Decisions A   6cp
26100 Integrating Business Perspectives   6cp
91161 Cell Biology and Genetics   6cp
65111 Chemistry 1   6cp
Spring session
21129 Managing People and Organisations   6cp
24108 Marketing Foundations   6cp
91400 Human Anatomy and Physiology   6cp
65212 Chemistry 2   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
23115 Economics for Business   6cp
26134 Business Statistics   6cp
91314 General Microbiology   6cp
91320 Metabolic Biochemistry   6cp
Spring session
25300 Fundamentals of Business Finance   6cp
91132 Molecular Biology 1   6cp
91330 Epidemiology and Public Health Microbiology   6cp
22207 Accounting for Business Decisions B   6cp
Year 3
Autumn session
21510 Business and Organisational Strategy   6cp
21555 Introduction to Human Resource Management   6cp
91500 Histology   6cp
Select one of the following: 6cp
      91703 Physiological Systems 6cp  
      91142 Biotechnology 6cp  
Spring session
21440 Management Skills   6cp
91326 Analytical Biochemistry   6cp
91401 Immunology 1   6cp
21036 Managing Strategic Performance   6cp
Year 4
Autumn session
21512 Understanding Organisations: Theory and Practice   6cp
21037 Managing Employee Relations   6cp
Select 12 credit points from the following:   12cp
91335 Molecular Biology 2 6cp  
91338 Clinical Bacteriology 6cp  
91344 Medical and Diagnostic Biochemistry 6cp  
91358 Haematology 2 6cp  
91359 Immunology 2 6cp  
Spring session
21407 Strategic Human Resource Management   6cp
21505 Human Resource Management (Capstone)   6cp
Select 12 credit points from the following:   12cp
91129 Transfusion Science 6cp  
91345 Biochemistry, Genes and Disease 6cp  
91352 Parasitology 6cp  
91402 Anatomical Pathology 6cp  
Biotechnology major
Year 1
Autumn session
22107 Accounting for Business Decisions A   6cp
26100 Integrating Business Perspectives   6cp
91161 Cell Biology and Genetics   6cp
65111 Chemistry 1   6cp
Spring session
21129 Managing People and Organisations   6cp
24108 Marketing Foundations   6cp
91400 Human Anatomy and Physiology   6cp
65212 Chemistry 2   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
23115 Economics for Business   6cp
26134 Business Statistics   6cp
91320 Metabolic Biochemistry   6cp
91314 General Microbiology   6cp
Spring session
25300 Fundamentals of Business Finance   6cp
91132 Molecular Biology 1   6cp
91330 Epidemiology and Public Health Microbiology   6cp
22207 Accounting for Business Decisions B   6cp
Year 3
Autumn session
21510 Business and Organisational Strategy   6cp
21555 Introduction to Human Resource Management   6cp
91142 Biotechnology   6cp
91703 Physiological Systems   6cp
Spring session
21440 Management Skills   6cp
91326 Analytical Biochemistry   6cp
91401 Immunology 1   6cp
21036 Managing Strategic Performance   6cp
Year 4
Autumn session
21512 Understanding Organisations: Theory and Practice   6cp
21037 Managing Employee Relations   6cp
Select one of the following: 6cp
      91359 Immunology 2 6cp  
      91335 Molecular Biology 2 6cp  
91369 Biobusiness   6cp
Spring session
21407 Strategic Human Resource Management   6cp
21505 Human Resource Management (Capstone)   6cp
91368 Bioreactors and Bioprocessing   6cp
91818 Environmental Biotechnology   6cp
Environmental Biology major
Year 1
Autumn session
22107 Accounting for Business Decisions A   6cp
26100 Integrating Business Perspectives   6cp
91107 The Biosphere   6cp
65111 Chemistry 1   6cp
Spring session
21129 Managing People and Organisations   6cp
24108 Marketing Foundations   6cp
91123 Biocomplexity   6cp
65212 Chemistry 2   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
23115 Economics for Business   6cp
26134 Business Statistics   6cp
33116 Statistical Design and Analysis   6cp
91154 Ecology   6cp
Spring session
25300 Fundamentals of Business Finance   6cp
91363 Animal Behaviour and Physiology   6cp
91270 Plant Physiology and Ecophysiology   6cp
22207 Accounting for Business Decisions B   6cp
Year 3
Autumn session
21510 Business and Organisational Strategy   6cp
21555 Introduction to Human Resource Management   6cp
91161 Cell Biology and Genetics   6cp
91110 Experimental Design and Sampling   6cp
Spring session
21440 Management Skills   6cp
91145 Environmental Protection and Management   6cp
Select one of the following: 6cp
      91370 Semi-arid Ecology 6cp  
      91371 Forest and Mountain Ecology 6cp  
      91163 Alpine and Lowland Ecology 6cp  
21036 Managing Strategic Performance   6cp
Year 4
Autumn session
21512 Understanding Organisations: Theory and Practice   6cp
21037 Managing Employee Relations   6cp
91309 Biodiversity Conservation   6cp
Select one of the following: 6cp
      91121 Aquatic Ecology 6cp  
      91116 Wildlife Ecology 6cp  
Spring session
21407 Strategic Human Resource Management   6cp
21505 Human Resource Management (Capstone)   6cp
Select 12 credit points from the following:   12cp
91155 Stream and Lake Assessment 6cp  
91370 Semi-arid Ecology 6cp  
91371 Forest and Mountain Ecology 6cp  
91163 Alpine and Lowland Ecology 6cp  
Marine Biology major
Year 1
Autumn session
22107 Accounting for Business Decisions A   6cp
26100 Integrating Business Perspectives   6cp
91107 The Biosphere   6cp
65111 Chemistry 1   6cp
Spring session
21129 Managing People and Organisations   6cp
24108 Marketing Foundations   6cp
91123 Biocomplexity   6cp
65212 Chemistry 2   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
23115 Economics for Business   6cp
26134 Business Statistics   6cp
33116 Statistical Design and Analysis   6cp
91154 Ecology   6cp
Spring session
25300 Fundamentals of Business Finance   6cp
91157 Marine Communities   6cp
91270 Plant Physiology and Ecophysiology   6cp
22207 Accounting for Business Decisions B   6cp
Year 3
Autumn session
21510 Business and Organisational Strategy   6cp
21555 Introduction to Human Resource Management   6cp
91161 Cell Biology and Genetics   6cp
91110 Experimental Design and Sampling   6cp
Spring session
21440 Management Skills   6cp
91145 Environmental Protection and Management   6cp
91126 Coral Reef Ecosystems   6cp
21036 Managing Strategic Performance   6cp
Year 4
Autumn session
21037 Managing Employee Relations   6cp
21512 Understanding Organisations: Theory and Practice   6cp
91118 Fisheries Resources   6cp
Select one of the following: 6cp
      91120 GIS and Remote Sensing 6cp  
Spring session
21407 Strategic Human Resource Management   6cp
21505 Human Resource Management (Capstone)   6cp
91156 Marine Productivity and Climate Change   6cp
Mathematics major
Year 1
Autumn session
22107 Accounting for Business Decisions A   6cp
26100 Integrating Business Perspectives   6cp
37131 Introduction to Linear Dynamical Systems   6cp
37151 Introduction to Statistics   6cp
Spring session
21129 Managing People and Organisations   6cp
24108 Marketing Foundations   6cp
37132 Introduction to Mathematical Analysis and Modelling   6cp
37161 Probability and Random Variables   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
23115 Economics for Business   6cp
26134 Business Statistics   6cp
37141 Introduction to Quantitative Management   6cp
37233 Linear Algebra   6cp
Spring session
25300 Fundamentals of Business Finance   6cp
22207 Accounting for Business Decisions B   6cp
37171 Programming for Informatics   6cp
37181 Discrete Mathematics   6cp
Year 3
Autumn session
21510 Business and Organisational Strategy   6cp
21555 Introduction to Human Resource Management   6cp
37242 Optimisation in Quantitative Management   6cp
37252 Regression Analysis   6cp
Spring session
21440 Management Skills   6cp
21036 Managing Strategic Performance   6cp
37335 Differential Equations   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
37253 Sample Surveys 6cp  
37336 Mathematical Methods 6cp  
37343 Nonlinear Methods in Quantitative Management 6cp  
37344 Network and Combinatorial Optimisation 6cp  
37357 Advanced Statistical Modelling 6cp  
Year 4
Autumn session
21512 Understanding Organisations: Theory and Practice   6cp
21037 Managing Employee Relations   6cp
37234 Advanced Calculus   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
37262 Simulation Modelling 6cp  
37345 Quantitative Management Practice 6cp  
37356 Design and Analysis of Experiments 6cp  
37373 Programming for Data Analysis 6cp  
Spring session
21407 Strategic Human Resource Management   6cp
21505 Human Resource Management (Capstone)   6cp
Select 12 credit points from the following:   12cp
37253 Sample Surveys 6cp  
37336 Mathematical Methods 6cp  
37343 Nonlinear Methods in Quantitative Management 6cp  
37344 Network and Combinatorial Optimisation 6cp  
37357 Advanced Statistical Modelling 6cp  
37363 Stochastic Processes 6cp  
Medical Science major
Year 1
Autumn session
22107 Accounting for Business Decisions A   6cp
26100 Integrating Business Perspectives   6cp
91161 Cell Biology and Genetics   6cp
65111 Chemistry 1   6cp
Spring session
21129 Managing People and Organisations   6cp
24108 Marketing Foundations   6cp
91400 Human Anatomy and Physiology   6cp
65212 Chemistry 2   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
23115 Economics for Business   6cp
26134 Business Statistics   6cp
91703 Physiological Systems   6cp
91314 General Microbiology   6cp
Spring session
25300 Fundamentals of Business Finance   6cp
68041 Physical Aspects of Nature   6cp
22207 Accounting for Business Decisions B   6cp
91239 Human Pathophysiology   6cp
Year 3
Autumn session
21510 Business and Organisational Strategy   6cp
21555 Introduction to Human Resource Management   6cp
91707 Pharmacology 1   6cp
91320 Metabolic Biochemistry   6cp
Spring session
21440 Management Skills   6cp
21036 Managing Strategic Performance   6cp
91705 Medical Devices and Diagnostics   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
91132 Molecular Biology 1 6cp  
91330 Epidemiology and Public Health Microbiology 6cp  
91401 Immunology 1 6cp  
Year 4
Autumn session
21037 Managing Employee Relations   6cp
21512 Understanding Organisations: Theory and Practice   6cp
91706 Neuroscience   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
91335 Molecular Biology 2 6cp  
91338 Clinical Bacteriology 6cp  
91344 Medical and Diagnostic Biochemistry 6cp  
91358 Haematology 2 6cp  
91359 Immunology 2 6cp  
Spring session
21407 Strategic Human Resource Management   6cp
21505 Human Resource Management (Capstone)   6cp
91708 Medical and Applied Physiology   6cp
91709 Pharmacology 2   6cp
Nanotechnology major
Year 1
Autumn session
22107 Accounting for Business Decisions A   6cp
26100 Integrating Business Perspectives   6cp
33190 Mathematical Modelling for Science   6cp
65111 Chemistry 1   6cp
Spring session
21129 Managing People and Organisations   6cp
24108 Marketing Foundations   6cp
33290 Statistics and Mathematics for Science   6cp
65212 Chemistry 2   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
23115 Economics for Business   6cp
26134 Business Statistics   6cp
68101 Foundations of Physics   6cp
33360 Mathematics for Physical Science   6cp
Spring session
25300 Fundamentals of Business Finance   6cp
68201 Physics in Action   6cp
68070 Introduction to Materials   6cp
22207 Accounting for Business Decisions B   6cp
Year 3
Autumn session
21510 Business and Organisational Strategy   6cp
21555 Introduction to Human Resource Management   6cp
68075 Nanomaterials   6cp
65307 Physical Chemistry 1   6cp
Spring session
21440 Management Skills   6cp
68315 Imaging Science   6cp
68413 Quantum Physics   6cp
21036 Managing Strategic Performance   6cp
Year 4
Autumn session
21037 Managing Employee Relations   6cp
21512 Understanding Organisations: Theory and Practice   6cp
68606 Solid-state Science and Nanodevices   6cp
67509 Molecular Nanotechnology   6cp
Spring session
21407 Strategic Human Resource Management   6cp
21505 Human Resource Management (Capstone)   6cp
Select 12 credit points from the following:   12cp
91140 Bionanotechnology 6cp  
68513 Nanophotonics 6cp  
67510 Surface Processes 6cp  

Honours

An honours program in each science discipline is available to eligible students.

Transfer between UTS courses

There is provision for students already enrolled in a Bachelor of Science or a Bachelor of Business degree to transfer to this combined degree program, provided they meet the entry requirement for the combined degree.

Students wishing to transfer from the combined degree program to the Bachelor of Business (C10026) single degree program, and whose ATAR is less than the current entry rank for the Bachelor of Business, are required to apply for admission through the Universities Admissions Centre in the non-current school leaver category.

Professional recognition

Depending on disciplines chosen, students may be eligible for entry to the relevant professional associations.

Other information

Further information is available from:

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