University of Technology Sydney

C10243v4 Bachelor of Science Bachelor of International Studies

Award(s): Bachelor of Science in (name of Science major) (BSc)
Bachelor of International Studies (BIntSt)

UAC code: 609250 (Autumn session)
CRICOS code: 026202J
Commonwealth supported place?: Yes
Load credit points: 240
Course EFTSL: 5
Location: City campus

Notes

This course information relates to students commencing a combined degree with the Bachelor of International Studies in 2023. Students who commenced a combined degree with the Bachelor of Arts in International Studies prior to 2022 should refer to the Handbook for the year they commenced their degree.


Overview
Course aims
Career options
Innovation and Transdisciplinary program
Course intended learning outcomes
Admission requirements
Pathway course
Assumed knowledge
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Course program
Honours
Other information

Overview

The Bachelor of Science Bachelor of International Studies is a combined degree in the sciences, language and culture. In the science component, students may select any one of the six different majors leading to the award of a science degree with the chosen major. Students can also opt not to choose a major but select a range of science subjects to tailor their study according to their interests.

In the International Studies component, students select one of six languages (Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, or Spanish) and one of the following three pathways: Language, Culture & the Professional World, Language; Culture & Global Exchange; and International Honours.

Students develop practical scientific and mathematical skills with an international dimension. International study is unique allowing students to gain qualifications in language and cultural awareness for a country of their choice. This added dimension expands students’ career opportunities and employability in the global workplace.

Course aims

The Bachelor of Science Bachelor of International Studies is aimed at increasing students' awareness of international contexts and producing graduates who are well prepared for professional careers in science in an international setting.

Career options

Career options include those listed for the single Bachelor of Science (C10242) degree. The international perspective provided by the international studies component enhances global opportunities.

Innovation and Transdisciplinary program

Transdisciplinarity and Innovation at UTS

All UTS students have the opportunity to develop distinctive capabilities around transdisciplinary thinking and innovation through the TD School. Transdisciplinary education at UTS brings together great minds from different disciplines to explore ideas that improve the way we live and work in the world. These offerings are unique to UTS and directly translate to many existing and emerging roles and careers.

Diploma in Innovation

The Diploma in Innovation (C20060) teaches innovation, supports personal transformation and provides the hard skills needed to support the inventors and inventions of the future. Students come out of the Diploma in Innovation, with the hard skills to create and support sectoral and societal transformation. Graduates are able to fluently integrate ideas, across professional disciplines and are inventors of the future.

All UTS undergraduate students (with the exception of students concurrently enrolled in the Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation) can apply for the Diploma in Innovation upon admission in their chosen undergraduate degree. It is a complete degree program that runs in parallel to any undergraduate degree. The course is offered on a three-year, part-time basis, with subjects running in 3-week long intensive blocks in July, December and February sessions. More information including a link to apply is available at https://dipinn.uts.edu.au.

Transdisciplinary electives program

Transdisciplinary electives broaden students' horizons and supercharge their problem-solving skills, helping them to learn outside, beyond and across their degrees. Students enrolled in an undergraduate course that includes electives can choose to take a transdisciplinary subject (with the exception of students concurrently enrolled in the Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation). More information about the TD Electives program is available here.

Course intended learning outcomes

1..1 Demonstrate theoretical and technical knowledge of broad science concepts and explain specialised disciplinary knowledge.
2..1 Evaluate scientific evidence and apply effective experimental design and/or mathematical reasoning, analysis, and critical thinking to apply science and/or mathematic methodologies to real world problems.
3..1 Work autonomously or in teams to address workplace or community problems utilising best scientific practice, with consideration to safety requirements and ethical guidelines.
4..1 Design creative solutions to contemporary or complex scientific issues by incorporating innovative methods, reflective practices, and self-directed learning.
5..1 Present and communicate complex ideas and justifications using appropriate communication approaches from a variety of methods (oral, written, visual) to communicate with discipline experts, scientists, industry, and the general public.
6..1 Develop knowledge of Indigenous Australian contexts to inform professional cultural capabilities to work effectively with and for, Indigenous Australians within Scientific contexts.
INT.1.1 Understand and employ effective strategies to operate within professional and everyday settings across diverse cultures in Australia and/or internationally.
INT.2.1 Evaluate critically theoretical and specialised knowledge of contemporary societies, cultures and workplaces.
INT.2.2 Analyse, generate and communicate creative solutions to work-related problems within professional and everyday settings across diverse cultures in Australia and internationally.
INT.3.1 Understand and engage with cultural diversities in Australia and/or internationally.
INT.3.2 Communicate effectively for everyday and/or professional purposes in an additional language.
INT.4.1 Apply knowledge of Indigenous peoples, cultures, languages and histories to practice in Australian and internationally.
INT.5.1 Engage critically with current issues to act in socially responsible ways in Australian and international settings.
INT.6.1 Communicate clearly and effectively in written and spoken language using diverse digital technologies.

Key

INT = International Studies 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.

Admission to the combined degree is on merit according to the admissions selection criteria for the Bachelor of Science (C10242).

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 with a writing score of 50; or C1A/C2P: 176-184 with a writing score of 169.

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 UTS College Diploma of Science guarantees entry into the course with recognition of prior learning.

Assumed knowledge

Mathematics; English; and at least one science subject. There are no prior language requirements for the international studies program. During their first year of study students will complete a language survey to ensure they commence their language and culture study at the appropriate level.

HSC Mathematics Extension 1 is recommended for those majoring in mathematics.

Course duration and attendance

The combined degree is offered on a five-year, full-time basis only.

Course structure

All students must complete 240 credit points of study, comprising 144 credit points relating to the Bachelor of Science and 96 credit points relating to the Bachelor of International Studies. The Bachelor of International studies is not offered as a separate degree, but is completed only in combination with the professional degree.

In the International Studies component students select the language they will study at the time of enrolment, and either the Language, Culture and Professional World pathway or the Language, Culture and Global Exchange pathway. Information relating to entry into International Honours pathway can be found in the Information for Students section.

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 international studies 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.

Overseas study

In the International studies component students have the following options:

1. Language, Culture & the Professional World: includes an internship and option of a short study abroad experience (2-6 weeks) overseas. 2. Language, Culture & Global Exchange: includes an internship and a 6-month global exchange at any UTS partner university.
3. International Honours: includes a full year at a relevant partner university where students complete an honours level research project.

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

CBK90653 Stream choice 144cp
CBK92057 Country and Language choice 96cp
Total 240cp

Course program

The below program shows a student who has selected the German Language and Culture major, and completing the Language, Culture & the Professional World pathway or the International Honours pathway.

It is recommended that students who elect to complete the Language, Culture & Global Exchange pathway complete 999781 International Research Methods in Year 3 Autumn, so that they can undertake their Exchange session during Year 4 Autumn.

List of science majors
MAJ01100 Chemistry   96cp
MAJ01101 Physics   96cp
MAJ01103 Biotechnology   96cp
MAJ01110 Mathematics   96cp
MAJ01105 Medical Science   96cp
STM90694 No specified major (Life and Environmental Sciences)   96cp
STM90697 No specified major (Physical Sciences)   96cp
MAJ01126 Environmental Sciences   96cp
Chemistry major
Year 1
Autumn session
33130 Mathematics 1   6cp
65111 Chemistry 1   6cp
68101 Physics 1   6cp
60006 Scientific Perspectives for Global Issues   6cp
Spring session
33230 Mathematics 2   6cp
65212 Chemistry 2   6cp
68201 Physics 2   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
91161 Cell Biology and Genetics 6cp  
91400 Human Anatomy and Physiology 6cp  
91123 Nature and Evolution 6cp  
41039 Programming 1 6cp  
Summer session
99218 Intercultural Communication   8cp
Year 2
Autumn session
65307 Physical Chemistry 1   6cp
65202 Organic Chemistry 1   6cp
65306 Analytical Chemistry 1   6cp
97601 German Language and Culture 1   8cp
Spring session
97602 German Language and Culture 2   8cp
65508 Organic Chemistry 2   6cp
65409 Analytical Chemistry 2   6cp
65411 Inorganic Chemistry 1   6cp
Year 3
Autumn session
97603 German Language and Culture 3   8cp
65509 Inorganic Chemistry 2   6cp
65001 Medicinal Chemistry   6cp
Spring session
97604 German Language and Culture 4   8cp
976421 Contemporary Germany   8cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
STM91761 Sub-major/Electives (Chemistry) 48cp  
Year 4
Autumn session
977420 In-country Study and Fieldwork Project 1: Germany   24cp
Spring session
978420 In-country Study and Fieldwork Project 2: Germany   24cp
Year 5
Autumn session
Select 18 credit points from the following:   18cp
STM91761 Sub-major/Electives (Chemistry) 48cp  
Spring session
Select 24 credit points from the following:   24cp
STM91761 Sub-major/Electives (Chemistry) 48cp  
Physics major
Year 1
Autumn session
33130 Mathematics 1   6cp
68101 Physics 1   6cp
60006 Scientific Perspectives for Global Issues   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
60101 Chemistry and Materials Science 6cp  
65111 Chemistry 1 6cp  
Spring session
33230 Mathematics 2   6cp
65212 Chemistry 2   6cp
68201 Physics 2   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
91161 Cell Biology and Genetics 6cp  
91400 Human Anatomy and Physiology 6cp  
91123 Nature and Evolution 6cp  
41039 Programming 1 6cp  
Summer session
99218 Intercultural Communication   8cp
Year 2
Autumn session
97601 German Language and Culture 1   8cp
68075 Advanced Materials   6cp
68416 Computational Physics   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
STM91763 Sub-major/Electives (Physics) 48cp  
Spring session
97602 German Language and Culture 2   8cp
68206 Optics   6cp
68413 Quantum Physics   6cp
68412 Physics of Energy   6cp
Year 3
Autumn session
97603 German Language and Culture 3   8cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
STM91763 Sub-major/Electives (Physics) 48cp  
Spring session
97604 German Language and Culture 4   8cp
976421 Contemporary Germany   8cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
STM91763 Sub-major/Electives (Physics) 48cp  
Year 4
Autumn session
977420 In-country Study and Fieldwork Project 1: Germany   24cp
Spring session
978420 In-country Study and Fieldwork Project 2: Germany   24cp
Year 5
Autumn session
Select 24 credit points from the following:   24cp
STM91763 Sub-major/Electives (Physics) 48cp  
Spring session
68320 Nanofabrication and Nanocharacterization Techniques   6cp
68513 Nanoscale and Quantum Photonics   6cp
68606 Solid-state Science and Quantum Devices   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
STM91763 Sub-major/Electives (Physics) 48cp  
Biotechnology major
Year 1
Autumn session
91161 Cell Biology and Genetics   6cp
65111 Chemistry 1   6cp
33116 Design, Data, and Decisions   6cp
60006 Scientific Perspectives for Global Issues   6cp
Spring session
65212 Chemistry 2   6cp
91123 Nature and Evolution   6cp
91132 Molecular Biology   6cp
91400 Human Anatomy and Physiology   6cp
Summer session
99218 Intercultural Communication   8cp
Year 2
Autumn session
97601 German Language and Culture 1   8cp
976421 Contemporary Germany   8cp
91142 Biotechnology   6cp
91314 General Microbiology   6cp
Spring session
97602 German Language and Culture 2   8cp
91401 Immunology   6cp
21214 Business and Social Impact   6cp
Year 3
Autumn session
97603 German Language and Culture 3   8cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
91320 Metabolic Biochemistry 6cp  
91168 Ecological Genetics 6cp  
65202 Organic Chemistry 1 6cp  
91707 Pharmacology 1   6cp
Spring session
97604 German Language and Culture 4   8cp
Select 12 credit points from the following:   12cp
91159 Environmental Remediation 6cp  
65508 Organic Chemistry 2 6cp  
91239 Human Pathophysiology 6cp  
91705 Medical Devices and Diagnostics 6cp  
Year 4
Autumn session
999781 International Research Methods   8cp
Select 16 credit points from the following:   16cp
CBK92076 Pathway Options (Germany) 40cp  
Spring session
Select 24 credit points from the following:   24cp
CBK92076 Pathway Options (Germany) 40cp  
Year 5
Autumn session
CBK92137 Electives (Science UG)   24cp
Spring session
91817 Medical Biotechnology   6cp
91369 Biobusiness   6cp
91368 Bioreactors and Bioprocessing   6cp
79006 Intellectual Property Commercialisation   6cp
Medical Science major
Year 1
Autumn session
91161 Cell Biology and Genetics   6cp
65111 Chemistry 1   6cp
33116 Design, Data, and Decisions   6cp
60006 Scientific Perspectives for Global Issues   6cp
Spring session
65212 Chemistry 2   6cp
91123 Nature and Evolution   6cp
91400 Human Anatomy and Physiology   6cp
91132 Molecular Biology   6cp
Summer session
99218 Intercultural Communication   8cp
Year 2
Autumn session
97601 German Language and Culture 1   8cp
976421 Contemporary Germany   8cp
91314 General Microbiology   6cp
Spring session
97602 German Language and Culture 2   8cp
Select 18 credit points from the following:   18cp
91239 Human Pathophysiology 6cp  
91148 Human Genetics and Precision Medicine 6cp  
91195 Epidemiology and Pathogenesis of Infections 6cp  
91178 Applications of Molecular Biology 6cp  
91705 Medical Devices and Diagnostics 6cp  
Year 3
Autumn session
97603 German Language and Culture 3   8cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
91563 Haematology 6cp  
91142 Biotechnology 6cp  
91168 Ecological Genetics 6cp  
91500 Histology 6cp  
91707 Pharmacology 1 6cp  
CBK92223 Chemistry choice 6cp  
91320 Metabolic Biochemistry   6cp
Spring session
97604 German Language and Culture 4   8cp
91401 Immunology   6cp
CBK92069 Transdisciplinary Electives   6cp
Year 4
Autumn session
999781 International Research Methods   8cp
Select 16 credit points from the following:   16cp
CBK92076 Pathway Options (Germany) 40cp  
Spring session
Select 24 credit points from the following:   24cp
CBK92076 Pathway Options (Germany) 40cp  
Year 5
Autumn session
CBK90579 Elective 1   6cp
CBK90580 Elective 2   6cp
CBK90581 Elective 3   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
65001 Medicinal Chemistry 6cp  
91563 Haematology 6cp  
91142 Biotechnology 6cp  
91168 Ecological Genetics 6cp  
91500 Histology 6cp  
91707 Pharmacology 1 6cp  
Spring session
Select 24 credit points from the following:   24cp
91705 Medical Devices and Diagnostics 6cp  
91709 Pharmacology 2 6cp  
91180 Immunology and Human Health 6cp  
91193 Advanced Medical Biochemistry 6cp  
91196 Microbiology Diagnosis 6cp  
91192 Advanced Haematology and Pathology Diagnosis 6cp  
CBK92224 Chemistry choice 6cp  
Mathematics major
Year 1
Autumn session
33130 Mathematics 1   6cp
65111 Chemistry 1   6cp
68101 Physics 1   6cp
60006 Scientific Perspectives for Global Issues   6cp
Spring session
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
91161 Cell Biology and Genetics 6cp  
91400 Human Anatomy and Physiology 6cp  
91123 Nature and Evolution 6cp  
65212 Chemistry 2 6cp  
68201 Physics 2 6cp  
37161 Probability and Random Variables   6cp
33230 Mathematics 2   6cp
35007 Real Analysis   6cp
Summer session
99218 Intercultural Communication   8cp
Year 2
Autumn session
CBK92069 Transdisciplinary Electives   6cp
37233 Linear Algebra   6cp
41039 Programming 1   6cp
97601 German Language and Culture 1   8cp
Spring session
97602 German Language and Culture 2   8cp
37242 Introduction to Optimisation   6cp
37262 Mathematical Statistics   6cp
Year 3
Autumn session
97603 German Language and Culture 3   8cp
37181 Discrete Mathematics   6cp
37252 Regression and Linear Models   6cp
Spring session
97604 German Language and Culture 4   8cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
STM91762 Sub-major/Electives (Mathematics) 48cp  
976421 Contemporary Germany   8cp
Year 4
Autumn session
977420 In-country Study and Fieldwork Project 1: Germany   24cp
Spring session
978420 In-country Study and Fieldwork Project 2: Germany   24cp
Year 5
Autumn session
37234 Complex Analysis   6cp
Select 18 credit points from the following:   18cp
STM91762 Sub-major/Electives (Mathematics) 48cp  
Spring session
Select 24 credit points from the following:   24cp
STM91762 Sub-major/Electives (Mathematics) 48cp  
Environmental Sciences major
Year 1
Autumn session
91161 Cell Biology and Genetics   6cp
65111 Chemistry 1   6cp
91107 The Biosphere   6cp
33116 Design, Data, and Decisions   6cp
Spring session
60006 Scientific Perspectives for Global Issues   6cp
91132 Molecular Biology   6cp
91123 Nature and Evolution   6cp
65621 Environmental Chemistry   6cp
Summer session
99218 Intercultural Communication   8cp
Year 2
Autumn session
97601 German Language and Culture 1   8cp
976421 Contemporary Germany   8cp
91154 Ecology   6cp
91100 Urban Sustainability and Resilience   6cp
Spring session
97602 German Language and Culture 2   8cp
91159 Environmental Remediation   6cp
91178 Applications of Molecular Biology   6cp
Year 3
Autumn session
97603 German Language and Culture 3   8cp
91168 Ecological Genetics   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
65202 Organic Chemistry 1 6cp  
65306 Analytical Chemistry 1 6cp  
Spring session
97604 German Language and Culture 4   8cp
CBK92069 Transdisciplinary Electives   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
65508 Organic Chemistry 2 6cp  
65409 Analytical Chemistry 2 6cp  
Year 4
Autumn session
999781 International Research Methods   8cp
Select 16 credit points from the following:   16cp
CBK92076 Pathway Options (Germany) 40cp  
Spring session
Select 24 credit points from the following:   24cp
CBK92076 Pathway Options (Germany) 40cp  
Year 5
Autumn session
Select 24 credit points from the following:   24cp
91309 Biodiversity Conservation 6cp  
91118 Fish Biology and Fisheries 6cp  
91120 GIS and Remote Sensing 6cp  
91116 Australian Wildlife and Management 6cp  
91145 Environmental Protection and Management 6cp  
91156 Ocean Systems and Climate Change 6cp  
91126 Coral Reef Ecosystems 6cp  
91121 Aquatic Ecosystems 6cp  
Spring session
91270 Plant Physiology and Climate Change   6cp
CBK90579 Elective 1   6cp
CBK90580 Elective 2   6cp
CBK90581 Elective 3   6cp

Honours

The Bachelor of Science (Honours) is available in all disciplines as an additional year to meritorious students.

Other information

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