Course code: #2461
The Bachelor of Science is a versatile degree that provides students with the optimal balance between a defined sequence of study and flexible course options. This innovative program has been redesigned to develop graduates with the key practical skills and interdisciplinary knowledge required to address today's global challenges.
Students will study an extensive range of courses underpinned by cutting edge research and develop high levels of personal initiative, independent thinking and communication skills. Graduates will be qualified for employment opportunities in a wide array of science and non-science industries.
Genetics, more than any other discipline, is transforming modern biology. Genetics is the study of inheritance: the structure and expression of genes, the genetic basis of traits, and the interaction between genes and the environment at the population and species level.
The growing availability of completely sequenced genomes, computational analysis and molecular analytic tools is allowing unprecedented discoveries in areas as diverse as human medicine, agriculture, conservation biology and biotechnology.
The analysis of vast collections of genomic data has spawned the new discipline of bioinformatics that has required the development of new analytical and programming tools. Genetics is an appropriate major to be taken on its own or in combination with any other biological major or Computer Science.
Queensland Year 12 (or equivalent) General English subject ; Mathematical Methods; and one of Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Science or Physics.
If you need help meeting the entry requirements for your preferred program, the university offers a range of pathways to upgrade your qualifications and English language proficiency.
Choosing a pathway:
The best pathway for you will depend on your previous study and the entry requirements you need to meet.
To increase your entry score, you may be able to complete a:
To meet a subject prerequisite, you may be able to complete a:
To meet all minimum entry requirements, you may be able to complete a foundation program.
There are a number of requirements you must satisfy before a visa is granted, including the genuine temporary entrant (GTE) requirement.
India: All India Senior School Certificate (CBSE) 77.5
China: Gaokao 75
Pakistan: Pakistan Inter-Higher Secondary School Certificate 65
The Institute of Continuing and TESOL Education (ICTE) offers English language courses that can help you meet UQ's English language requirements.
If you meet all the academic entry requirements for your preferred UQ program, but need help to meet the English language requirements, you may be eligible for a package offer.
A package offer includes:
When you apply for your UQ program, indicate that you want to apply for a package offer. Don't apply directly to ICTE.
You still need to provide evidence of your current English language ability (e.g. IELTS or another recognised test). We will assess your skills and place you in the best English course for your level.
Depending on your current English level you will be offered a place in one of the following English language pathways:
You need to meet the academic requirements for entry to the UQ program and be within the specified range of English language proficiency for that program. Minimum entry is IELTS 5.0 or recognised equivalent for most programs, with some programs requiring a higher level.
General English (GE): IELTS 4.0 to IELTS 4.5
English for Academic Purposes (EAP) has three entry points – IELTS 5.0, 5.5 or 6.0.
Bridging English (BE): Minimum entry is IELTS 5.0 (or recognised equivalent) for most UQ programs, with some UQ programs requiring a higher level.
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