Bachelor of Science
CQUniversity - Online

Course outline

Discover how science can solve current and future medical, environmental, industrial and technological problems and launch a dynamic career in this field, with CQUni’s Bachelor of Science. Students benefit from hands-on, practical learning experiences both on campus and in the field. The first year of the course will provide students with a foundation for a career in the biological, analytical and agricultural sciences and prepares them to major in applied biology or applied chemistry. Students will benefit from field trips to a variety of destinations, such as coral reefs, intertidal and terrestrial ecosystems, mainland vegetation communities, agricultural enterprises, mine and other land degradation sites and freshwater and estuarine environments. Students will also have the option to undertake a work placement as part of the course, allowing them to network professionally whilst studying. For more course information, visit Bachelor of Science.


Students studying online will be required to attend compulsory residential schools for some units.


Applied biology; applied chemistry.

Other requirements

Depending on units selected, students undertake either an industry placement or a short research project. Prior to a work placement or internship, a prospective employer may require students to undertake health or security checks. For full course requirements, visit courses at CQUniversity.

Admissions Criteria

For additional information about the admissions criteria for CQUniversity and for this course, refer to CQUniversity’s website.


Completion of Year 12 or attained age 17 years

Recommended study
Biology or Chemistry (Units 3 & 4, C); Mathematical Methods (Units 3 & 4, C).
Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022

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Highest Rank to receive an offer

Median Rank to receive an offer

Lowest Rank to receive an offer

ATAR/Selection Rank excluding adjustment factors




ATAR/Selection Rank including adjustment factors




Excluding: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made, excluding adjustment factors.
Including: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made including any adjustment factors that may have been applied.

Student Profile by Applicant background for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022

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Higher education study

Vocational Education and Training (VET) study

Work and life experience

Recent secondary education

Recent secondary education admitted solely on the basis of ATAR/Rank

Admitted where both ATAR/Rank and additional criteria were considered

Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR/Rank was not a factor

International students

All students

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* “<5" – the number of students is less than 5

Career opportunities

Careers in chemical and material production, agriculture, medical sciences, mining and metals, power industries, environmental science and ecology, food technology, forensic analysis, research and development.

Course Code
Start Date

Offer rounds
CSP/$7512 (1st year contribution)
Level of Qualification
Bachelor degree
Study Area
Study Mode
Course Duration

3 years External or 6 years External