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C10347v2 Bachelor of Advanced Science

Award(s): Bachelor of Advanced Science in (name of Science major) (BAdvSc)
UAC code: 607058 (Advanced Materials) (Autumn session), 607059 (Environmental Biotechnology) (Autumn session), 607060 (Infection and Immunity) (Autumn session), 607061 (Pharma Sci) (Autumn session), 607063 (Pre-Medicine) (Autumn session, Spring session)
CRICOS code: 084270E
Commonwealth supported place?: Yes
Load credit points: 144
Course EFTSL: 3
Location: City campus

Notes

Existing students wanting to transfer to this course should be aware that some subjects in the course program will not be available until 2020 or 2021. See the specific subject descriptions for details.


Overview
Career options
Admission requirements
Pathway course
Assumed knowledge
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Course diagram
Course program
Other information

Overview

The Bachelor of Advanced Science is designed specifically to develop student learning using an inquiry-oriented and research-immersion model. Students engage in a number of research project subjects based on their chosen major, which include advanced materials and data science; environmental biotechnology; infection and immunity; pharmaceutical sciences; and pre-medicine. Students are placed with world-leading research scientists and learn 'on the job', actively mentored in research teams learning theory through real-time application and solving real-world problems. More than just a work placement, this course is a holistic learning experience designed to train the next generation of scientists.

  • Advanced Materials and Data Science major: Modern civilisation depends upon natural and fabricated materials such as metals, textiles and materials for electronic components and devices. The next generation of advanced materials is key to solving many of society's needs, such as clean energy from solar cells, water purification, and materials that support health and security technologies. This major covers skills and knowledge areas essential for participating in this important technology space: the properties and development of materials; how to measure and test these properties using various experimental techniques. Data science is a new and exciting area of knowledge that is revolutionising materials science in how researchers conduct their work, and analyse the properties of materials and trends in their data to discover new materials and applications.
  • Environmental Biotechnology major: Humans are in a constant battle with microbes, both medically and environmentally. This major focuses on understanding how to manage microbes that impact upon the environments that we depend upon (including bioremediation, mine waste management), as well as using microbes to solve problems that can lead to commercial end products such as biofuels, pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals or agricultural feedstocks. The diversity of microbes with novel traits is immense; a new style of scientist with a specialist background is needed to bioprospect these habitats and identify which microbes can be used to solve environmental challenges. This major focuses on industrial applications of environmental biotechnology. Students develop advanced skills in bioinformatics, microbial ecology, as well as the fundamental sciences to prepare them for an exciting career in the ever expanding field of biotechnology, having a specific focus on environmental applications and solutions to the changing globe.
  • Infection and Immunity major: Infection occurs when the cells and/or tissues of an organism are invaded by disease-causing agents (pathogens), often compounded by the reaction of the host to these agents and/or products derived from these agents, such as toxins. Pathogens include, but are not limited to, viruses, bacteria, fungi and protozoans. Disease may also arise through dysfunction in microbial communities inhabiting host surfaces and cavities. Infected hosts can retaliate against infection through multi-faceted immune responses, spanning bacterial innate responses to bacteriophage infection, to the complex mammalian immune response. Prevention and treatment of infectious diseases was revolutionised in the 20th century by the introduction of sanitation, vaccination and deployment of targeted medications such as antibiotics. In humans, infectious diseases are already a major cause of morbidity and mortality, causing approximately 17 per cent of all deaths globally; the accelerating impact of bacterial pathogens with antibiotic resistance in the modern era will further increase mortality. This major provides students with advanced experimental, analytical and computational skills and expertise to enable them to understand how pathogens or dysfunctional microbial communities cause infection (pathogenesis) and disease, how host immune systems can prevent and/or respond to infection, and explore how modern vaccine and drug development can tackle infectious diseases.
  • Pre-Medicine major: This major is distinguished by its strong focus on core topics where in the second and third years of study have a stronger coursework focus. Students are introduced to practices and theory that underlie both medical research and the health professions. The aim is to optimally prepare graduates for health professional careers.
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences major: This major is distinguished by a focus on core relevant topics in the second and third years of study with a stronger coursework focus. Students learn practises and concepts that are critical for pharmaceutical science progessions. This major is also designed to facilitate an entry pathway to the Master of Pharmacy (C04252).

Career options

Career options include positions in biotechnology, medicine, pharmaceuticals, vaccines, patent law and public health for the infection and immunity major. The pre-medicine major prepares students for postgraduate medicine, pharmacy, physiotherapy, health policy writing, health and medical writing, sales and technical support of medical devices, and the pharmaceutical and therapeutic goods industry. Study of advanced materials can lead to more traditional science-based research and development in government, defence and commercial laboratories; and financial modelling, management and other non-technical fields. Examples of positions in environmental biotechnology include industrial biotechnology for the energy sector (biofuel), agricultural sector (feedstock) and environmental management (phyto-remediation).

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.

Pathway course

Successful completion of the Insearch Diploma of Science guarantees entry into the course with 48 credit points of recognition of prior learning.

Assumed knowledge

Mathematics; any two units of English; any two units of Science.

Mathematics Extension 1; Biology (infection and immunity, pre-medicine, environmental biotechnology); and Physics (advanced materials) are recommended.

Course duration and attendance

This course is offered on a three-year, full-time or six-year, part-time basis. Part-time students are required to attend some classes in daytime hours.

Course structure

Students must complete 144 credit points, made up of a 102-credit-point major selection, 24 credit points of electives and 18 credit points of core subjects. Majors are available in: infection and immunity; pre-medicine; advanced materials and data science; pharmaceutical sciences; and environmental biotechnology.

Industrial training/professional practice

Students studying this course have an opportunity to undertake an internship subject and receive academic credit for their placement off campus (an external business or research institute) or on campus (UTS research institutes or departments), in a capacity relevant to their academic studies.

Course completion requirements

STM91201 Core subjects (Advanced Science) 18cp
CBK90232 Electives (Science UG) 24cp
CBK91246 Major choice 102cp
Total 144cp

Course diagram

Course diagram: C10347

Course program

The following examples show typical full-time programs for each of the majors.

Infection and Immunity major
Year 1
Autumn session
65111 Chemistry 1   6cp
68041 Physical Aspects of Nature   6cp
91161 Cell Biology and Genetics   6cp
60208 Quantitative Skills for Science   6cp
Spring session
65213 Chemistry 2 (Advanced)   6cp
91132 Molecular Biology 1   6cp
91400 Human Anatomy and Physiology   6cp
60207 Research Methods   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
91314 General Microbiology   6cp
91707 Pharmacology 1   6cp
60124 Infection and Immunity Research   12cp
Spring session
91815 Drug Discovery   6cp
91401 Immunology 1   6cp
Select 12 credit points of options   12cp
Year 3
Autumn session
91819 Virology   6cp
91703 Physiological Systems   6cp
Select 12 credit points of options   12cp
Spring session
60125 Advanced Research Project   12cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
91536 Proteomics 6cp  
91709 Pharmacology 2 6cp  
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
91559 Bacterial Pathogenesis 6cp  
91352 Parasitology 6cp  
Advanced Materials and Data Science major
Year 1
Autumn session
68101 Foundations of Physics   6cp
33190 Mathematical Modelling for Science   6cp
65111 Chemistry 1   6cp
60101 Chemistry and Materials Science   6cp
Spring session
68201 Physics in Action   6cp
33290 Statistics and Mathematics for Science   6cp
65213 Chemistry 2 (Advanced)   6cp
60207 Research Methods   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
37233 Linear Algebra   6cp
33360 Mathematics for Physical Science   6cp
Select 6 credit points of options   6cp
60201 Advanced Research Project 1   6cp
Spring session
48023 Programming Fundamentals   6cp
68413 Quantum Physics   6cp
68206 Optics   6cp
60202 Advanced Research Project 2   6cp
Year 3
Autumn session
37373 Programming for Data Analysis   6cp
Select 6 credit points of options   6cp
68606 Solid-state Science and Nanodevices   6cp
60203 Advanced Research Project 3   6cp
Spring session
68513 Nanophotonics   6cp
Select 12 credit points of options   12cp
60204 Advanced Research Project 4   6cp
Environmental Biotechnology major
Year 1
Autumn session
65111 Chemistry 1   6cp
33190 Mathematical Modelling for Science   6cp
91161 Cell Biology and Genetics   6cp
68041 Physical Aspects of Nature   6cp
Spring session
65213 Chemistry 2 (Advanced)   6cp
91123 Biocomplexity   6cp
26100 Integrating Business Perspectives   6cp
60207 Research Methods   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
91320 Metabolic Biochemistry   6cp
91314 General Microbiology   6cp
Select 6 credit points of options   6cp
60201 Advanced Research Project 1   6cp
Spring session
91132 Molecular Biology 1   6cp
Select 6 credit points of options   6cp
60202 Advanced Research Project 2   6cp
Year 3
Autumn session
91142 Biotechnology   6cp
Select 12 credit points of options   12cp
60203 Advanced Research Project 3   6cp
Spring session
91817 Medical Biotechnology   6cp
91818 Environmental Biotechnology   6cp
91368 Bioreactors and Bioprocessing   6cp
60204 Advanced Research Project 4   6cp
Pre-Medicine major, Autumn commencing
Year 1
Autumn session
65111 Chemistry 1   6cp
91161 Cell Biology and Genetics   6cp
91314 General Microbiology   6cp
60208 Quantitative Skills for Science   6cp
Spring session
65213 Chemistry 2 (Advanced)   6cp
68041 Physical Aspects of Nature   6cp
91400 Human Anatomy and Physiology   6cp
60207 Research Methods   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
91703 Physiological Systems   6cp
91320 Metabolic Biochemistry   6cp
Select 6 credit points of options   6cp
91500 Histology   6cp
Spring session
91239 Human Pathophysiology   6cp
91812 Human Anatomy 2   6cp
Select 6 credit points of options   6cp
91401 Immunology 1   6cp
Year 3
Autumn session
91707 Pharmacology 1   6cp
91706 Neuroscience   6cp
99584 Clinical Features of Disease   6cp
91813 Human Anatomy 3   6cp
Spring session
91709 Pharmacology 2   6cp
91708 Medical and Applied Physiology   6cp
Select 12 credit points of options   12cp
Pre-Medicine major, Spring commencing
Year 1
Spring session
65111 Chemistry 1   6cp
91161 Cell Biology and Genetics   6cp
91400 Human Anatomy and Physiology   6cp
68041 Physical Aspects of Nature   6cp
Summer session
65212 Chemistry 2   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
91314 General Microbiology   6cp
60208 Quantitative Skills for Science   6cp
91703 Physiological Systems   6cp
91320 Metabolic Biochemistry   6cp
Spring session
91239 Human Pathophysiology   6cp
91812 Human Anatomy 2   6cp
91401 Immunology 1   6cp
60207 Research Methods   6cp
Year 3
Autumn session
91707 Pharmacology 1   6cp
91706 Neuroscience   6cp
91813 Human Anatomy 3   6cp
91500 Histology   6cp
Spring session
91709 Pharmacology 2   6cp
91708 Medical and Applied Physiology   6cp
Select 12 credit points of options   12cp
Year 4
Autumn session
99584 Clinical Features of Disease   6cp
Select 12 credit points of options   12cp
Pharmaceutical Sciences major, Autumn commencing
Year 1
Autumn session
65111 Chemistry 1   6cp
91161 Cell Biology and Genetics   6cp
91314 General Microbiology   6cp
60208 Quantitative Skills for Science   6cp
Spring session
65213 Chemistry 2 (Advanced)   6cp
68041 Physical Aspects of Nature   6cp
91400 Human Anatomy and Physiology   6cp
60207 Research Methods   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
91703 Physiological Systems   6cp
91320 Metabolic Biochemistry   6cp
Select 6 credit points of electives   6cp
65202 Organic Chemistry 1   6cp
Spring session
91239 Human Pathophysiology   6cp
91812 Human Anatomy 2   6cp
Select 6 credit points of electives   6cp
65001 Medicinal Chemistry   6cp
Year 3
Autumn session
91707 Pharmacology 1   6cp
99584 Clinical Features of Disease   6cp
91813 Human Anatomy 3   6cp
Select 6 credit points of electives   6cp
Spring session
91709 Pharmacology 2   6cp
91708 Medical and Applied Physiology   6cp
Select 6 credit points of electives   6cp
91815 Drug Discovery   6cp

Other information

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