Discover how science can solve current and future medical, environmental, industrial and technological problems and launch a dynamic career in this field. With this course, 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.
Depending on units selected, students undertake either an industry placement or a short research project for 120 hours. 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.
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
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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.
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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
Number of students
Percentage of all students
* “<5" – the number of students is less than 5
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.
11 Jan 2024
6 Jun 2024
3 years Full time or 6 years Part time