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C10352v3 Bachelor of Advanced Science Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation

Award(s): Bachelor of Advanced Science (BAdvSc)
Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation (BCIInn)

UAC code: 609590 (Autumn session)
CRICOS code: 088064A
Commonwealth supported place?: Yes
Load credit points: 240
Course EFTSL: 5
Location: City campus

Overview
Career options
Course intended learning outcomes
Admission requirements
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
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; 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.

Taking a transdisciplinary approach, the Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation utilises multiple perspectives from diverse fields, integrating a range of industry experiences, real-world projects and self-initiated proposals, equipping graduates to address the wicked problems, complex challenges and untapped opportunities in today's world.

The flexibility of this course allows students to either specialise in a specific professional area or develop skills and knowledge in a range of scientific disciplines. All majors aim to produce professional scientists with a thorough grounding in theory, and highly adaptable and practical scientific, experimental and computational skills relevant to the discipline chosen.

By focusing on the high-level conceptual thinking and problem-solving practices that lead to the development of innovative, creative and entrepreneurial outcomes, students of the combined degree also gain leading edge capabilities that are highly valued in the globalised world, including dealing with critical and creative thinking, invention, complexity, innovation, future scenario building and entrepreneurship, as well as the ability to work on their own, across and between other disciplines. These creative intelligence competencies enable graduates to navigate across a rapidly changing world.

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).

By being creative thinkers, initiators of new ideas, scenario planners, global strategists, open network designers or sustainable futures innovators within their chosen field of study, graduates maximise the potential of their chosen profession, making them highly sought after graduates with the ability to identify and develop solutions to some of the most complex issues that face their disciplines and society.

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 judgements 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. It encompasses skills such as understanding risk management and risk taking, 'thinking outside the box', questioning the norm to suggest new solutions for old problems.
CII.1.1 Identify and represent the components and processes within complex systems and organise them within frameworks of relationships
CII.1.2 Select, apply and evaluate various techniques and technologies for investigating and interpreting complex systems
CII.1.3 Discern common qualities of complex systems and model their behaviour
CII.1.4 Generate insights from the creative translation of models and patterns across different systems
CII.2.1 Recognise the nature of open, complex, dynamic and networked problems
CII.2.2 Explore the relevance of patterns, frameworks, approaches and methods from different disciplines, professional practices or fields of inquiry for gaining insights into particular problems, proposals, practices, contexts and systems
CII.2.3 Analyse problem situations or contexts from multiple disciplinary or personal perspectives and integrate findings in creative and useful ways
CII.2.4 Test the value of different patterns, frameworks and methods for exploring and addressing complex challenges
CII.2.5 Interrogate and generate ways to create value and evaluate outcomes
CII.2.6 Examine, articulate and appreciate the speculative or actual value of outcomes for different stakeholders, communities or cultures over time
CII.3.1 Communicate, explore, network and negotiate in ways that are inclusive of and mine for ideas from diverse disciplines
CII.3.2 Design, develop and apply appropriate team-based decision making frameworks and participate collaboratively in teams according to proposed intentions
CII.3.3 Use a range of appropriate media, tools, techniques and methods creatively and critically in multi-disciplinary teams to discover, investigate, design, produce and communicate ideas or artefacts
CII.3.4 Articulate often-complex ideas simply, succinctly and persuasively to a diverse team or audience
CII.3.5 Create environments to support inspiration and reflexivity so that inter- and trans-disciplinary practices can develop and thrive
CII.3.6 Recognise problems, challenges and opportunities that require transdisciplinary practices and assemble relevant teams to begin dealing with those problems, challenges and opportunities
CII.4.1 Identify significant issues, challenges or opportunities and assess potential to act creatively on them
CII.4.2 Work within different community, organisational or cultural contexts to design and develop ideas, strategies and practices for betterment
CII.4.3 Make decisions that recognise the humanity of others by engaging ethically and with sensitivity to the values of particular groups, communities, organisations or cultures
CII.4.4 Take a leadership role in identifying and working to address community, organisational or cultural issues, challenges and opportunities through innovation
CII.5.1 Imagine and design initiatives within existing organisational structures (intrapreneurship) or by building a new context (entrepreneurship)
CII.5.2 Explore and articulate the transformation required to create and implement innovation, with sensitivity to the creative destruction that this requires
CII.5.3 Identify required capabilities for realising an idea and create a venture team to achieve the aspirations of a particular innovation
CII.5.4 Communicate confidently and with diplomacy to influence essential stakeholders or decision makers and to achieve impact

Key

CII = Creative Intelligence and Innovation 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.

Course duration and attendance

Students can complete the course in four years of full-time study. Full-time attendance involves approximately 24 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 are required to attend some classes in daytime hours.

Course structure

Students must complete 240 credit points. The Advanced Science component consists of 144 credit points, made up of 18 credit points of core subjects, a 102-credit-point major (infection and immunity, pre-medicine, advanced materials, or environmental biotechnology), and 24 credit points of electives.

The creative intelligence and innovation component consists of 96 credit points. The subjects are undertaken in accelerated form within July and Summer sessions during the first three years of study, and through one full year of study after completion of the professional degree. The Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation is not offered as a separate degree, but is completed only in combination with the professional degree program.

Industrial training/professional practice

In the final year of the Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation, students can undertake between 6 and 12 credit points of internship (work experience) that relates to innovation within their research, career development or core degree specialisations. For students undertaking 12 credit points of internship, international internships may be negotiated.

This course involves significant industry engagement as part of the learning process. Students may be required to relinquish intellectual property when they opt in to certain industry-related experiences, particularly relating to internships and capstone projects.

Course completion requirements

STM91201 Core subjects (Advanced Science) 18cp
CBK90232 Electives (Science UG) 24cp
STM90839 Core subjects (Creative Intelligence and Innovation) 96cp
CBK91246 Major choice 102cp
Total 240cp

Course program

A typical course program for each of the four majors is shown below.

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
July session
81511 Problems to Possibilities   8cp
Spring session
65213 Chemistry 2 (Advanced)   6cp
91132 Molecular Biology 1   6cp
91400 Human Anatomy and Physiology   6cp
60207 Research Methods   6cp
Summer session
81512 Creative Practice and Methods   8cp
Year 2
Autumn session
91314 General Microbiology   6cp
91707 Pharmacology 1   6cp
60201 Advanced Research Project 1   6cp
Select 6 credit points of options   6cp
July session
81513 Past, Present, Future of Innovation   8cp
Spring session
91815 Drug Discovery   6cp
91401 Immunology 1   6cp
60202 Advanced Research Project 2   6cp
Select 6 credit points of options   6cp
Year 3
Autumn session
60203 Advanced Research Project 3   6cp
Select 12 credit points from the following:   12cp
91359 Immunology 2 6cp  
91338 Clinical Bacteriology 6cp  
91819 Virology 6cp  
Select 6 credit points of options   6cp
July session
81515 Leading Innovation   8cp
Spring session
60204 Advanced Research Project 4   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
91559 Bacterial Pathogenesis 6cp  
91352 Parasitology 6cp  
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
91536 Proteomics 6cp  
Select 6 credit points of options   6cp
Summer session
81516 Initiatives and Entrepreneurship   8cp
Year 4
Autumn session
81521 Envisioning Futures   6cp
81531 Innovation Capstone: Research and Development   12cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
81522 Innovation Internship A 6cp  
81523 Speculative Start-up 6cp  
Spring session
81524 Professional Practice at the Cutting Edge   6cp
81525 Innovation Internship B   6cp
81532 Innovation Capstone: Realisation and Transformation   12cp
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
July session
81511 Problems to Possibilities   8cp
Spring session
68201 Physics in Action   6cp
33290 Statistics and Mathematics for Science   6cp
65213 Chemistry 2 (Advanced)   6cp
60207 Research Methods   6cp
Summer session
81512 Creative Practice and Methods   8cp
Year 2
Autumn session
37233 Linear Algebra   6cp
33360 Mathematics for Physical Science   6cp
60201 Advanced Research Project 1   6cp
Select 6 credit points of options   6cp
July session
81513 Past, Present, Future of Innovation   8cp
Spring session
48023 Programming Fundamentals   6cp
68413 Quantum Physics   6cp
60202 Advanced Research Project 2   6cp
68206 Optics   6cp
Year 3
Autumn session
37373 Programming for Data Analysis   6cp
68606 Solid-state Science and Nanodevices   6cp
60203 Advanced Research Project 3   6cp
Select 6 credit points of options   6cp
July session
81515 Leading Innovation   8cp
Spring session
68513 Nanophotonics   6cp
60204 Advanced Research Project 4   6cp
Select 12 credit points of options   12cp
Summer session
81516 Initiatives and Entrepreneurship   8cp
Year 4
Autumn session
81521 Envisioning Futures   6cp
81531 Innovation Capstone: Research and Development   12cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
81522 Innovation Internship A 6cp  
81523 Speculative Start-up 6cp  
Spring session
81524 Professional Practice at the Cutting Edge   6cp
81525 Innovation Internship B   6cp
81532 Innovation Capstone: Realisation and Transformation   12cp
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
July session
81511 Problems to Possibilities   8cp
Spring session
65213 Chemistry 2 (Advanced)   6cp
91123 Biocomplexity   6cp
26100 Integrating Business Perspectives   6cp
60207 Research Methods   6cp
Summer session
81512 Creative Practice and Methods   8cp
Year 2
Autumn session
91320 Metabolic Biochemistry   6cp
91314 General Microbiology   6cp
60201 Advanced Research Project 1   6cp
Select 6 credit points of options   6cp
July session
81513 Past, Present, Future of Innovation   8cp
Spring session
91816 Bioinformatics   6cp
91132 Molecular Biology 1   6cp
60202 Advanced Research Project 2   6cp
Select 6 credit points of options   6cp
Year 3
Autumn session
91142 Biotechnology   6cp
91817 Medical Biotechnology   6cp
60203 Advanced Research Project 3   6cp
Select 6 credit points of options   6cp
July session
81515 Leading Innovation   8cp
Spring session
91818 Environmental Biotechnology   6cp
91368 Bioreactors and Bioprocessing   6cp
60204 Advanced Research Project 4   6cp
Select 6 credit points of options   6cp
Summer session
81516 Initiatives and Entrepreneurship   8cp
Year 4
Autumn session
81521 Envisioning Futures   6cp
81531 Innovation Capstone: Research and Development   12cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
81522 Innovation Internship A 6cp  
81523 Speculative Start-up 6cp  
Spring session
81524 Professional Practice at the Cutting Edge   6cp
81525 Innovation Internship B   6cp
81532 Innovation Capstone: Realisation and Transformation   12cp
Pre-Medicine major
Year 1
Autumn session
65111 Chemistry 1   6cp
91161 Cell Biology and Genetics   6cp
91314 General Microbiology   6cp
60208 Quantitative Skills for Science   6cp
July session
81511 Problems to Possibilities   8cp
Spring session
65213 Chemistry 2 (Advanced)   6cp
68041 Physical Aspects of Nature   6cp
91400 Human Anatomy and Physiology   6cp
60207 Research Methods   6cp
Summer session
81512 Creative Practice and Methods   8cp
Year 2
Autumn session
91703 Physiological Systems   6cp
91320 Metabolic Biochemistry   6cp
91500 Histology   6cp
Select 6 credit points of options   6cp
July session
81513 Past, Present, Future of Innovation   8cp
Spring session
91239 Human Pathophysiology   6cp
91812 Human Anatomy 2   6cp
91401 Immunology 1   6cp
Select 6 credit points of options   6cp
Year 3
Autumn session
91707 Pharmacology 1   6cp
91706 Neuroscience   6cp
91813 Human Anatomy 3   6cp
99584 Clinical Features of Disease   6cp
July session
81515 Leading Innovation   8cp
Spring session
91709 Pharmacology 2   6cp
91708 Medical and Applied Physiology   6cp
Select 12 credit points of options   12cp
Summer session
81516 Initiatives and Entrepreneurship   8cp
Year 4
Autumn session
81521 Envisioning Futures   6cp
81531 Innovation Capstone: Research and Development   12cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
81522 Innovation Internship A 6cp  
81523 Speculative Start-up 6cp  
Spring session
81524 Professional Practice at the Cutting Edge   6cp
81525 Innovation Internship B   6cp
81532 Innovation Capstone: Realisation and Transformation   12cp

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