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Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Education (Secondary)
The University of Queensland - St Lucia

Course outline

Students can combine their interest in science with the necessary skills, knowledge and practical experiences required for teacher registration. Students receive a thorough preparation to teach in their nominated teaching areas through professional studies in education. In choosing their science specialisations, students can select from one of the broadest ranges of scientific disciplines in Australia. They develop their interdisciplinary scientific knowledge and put teaching skills into practice with placements available from the first year. Secondary teaching is a rewarding career with mathematics and science teachers increasingly in demand worldwide and throughout Australia. For more information, visit Bachelors of Science/Education (Secondary) at UQ.

Majors

Applied mathematics; biochemistry and molecular biology; biomedical science; cell biology; chemistry; coastal and ocean science; earth science; ecology and conservation biology; genetics; geographical sciences; mathematics; microbiology; physics; plant science; psychology; zoology.

Other requirements

A Blue Card is required; refer to institution. Students undertaking an Initial Teacher Education (ITE) program are required to successfully complete the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education (LANTITE) in order to graduate and must pass the Graduate Teacher Performance Assessment (GTPA).

Note: Fourth year of the program (professional year) commences in Semester 1 only and must be completed full-time.

Admissions Criteria

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

Prerequisites

English, Literature, English and Literature Extension or English as an Additional Language (Units 3 and 4, C); Mathematical Methods (Units 3 and 4, C); One of Chemistry, Biology, Physics or Earth and Environmental Science (Units 3 and 4, C); Teaching Personal Statement

Additional entry requirements

For information regarding the Teaching Personal Statement, refer to QTAC website.
Inherent requirements apply, for more information refer to UQ website.

Recommended study
Specialist Mathematics (Units 3 and 4, C) if majoring in mathematics. Specialist Mathematics and Physics (Units 3 and 4, C) if majoring in physics.
Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024
80.00
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024

For more information about the ATAR/Selection Rank profile, please visit ATAR/Selection Rank profile explained.

Highest Rank to receive an offer

Median Rank to receive an offer

Lowest Rank to receive an offer

ATAR/Selection Rank excluding adjustment factors

99.55

89.15

80.65

ATAR/Selection Rank including adjustment factors

99.95

91.15

81.90

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, 2024

For more information about the Student profile, please visit Student profile explained.

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

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Notes

Career opportunities

Secondary school teacher. With further study, principal; curriculum adviser; guidance or career officer; department head.

Course Code
731302
Start Date

Offer rounds

16 Jan 2025
5 Jun 2025

Fee
CSP/$6410 (1st year contribution)
Level of Qualification
Bachelor degree
Study Area
Education
Study Mode
Full time, Part time
Course Duration

4 years Full time or 8 years Part time

Location
Brisbane
 
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