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bachelor

Degree

Bachelor of Science

Course code: #SC5

bachelor

Degree

Bachelor of Science

Quick facts

  • Tuition

    $28,600 AUD

  • Application fee

    $25 AUD

  • Duration

    3 years

  • PSW

    4 years

  • Min GPA

    60 out of 100

  • CRICOS Code

    062141G

Deadlines

Term start & deadline Deadline
Fall-February 30-November-2022 2022-11-30
Winter-July 30-April-2023 2023-04-30
Fall-February 30-November-2023 2023-11-30
Winter-July 30-April-2024 2024-04-30

Overview

Bachelor of Science

The Bachelor of Science at Federation University provides a foundation in scientific practice and a specialisation in at least one discipline area chosen from thirteen major study areas.

The program is delivered in small applied laboratory classes and workshops, allowing the development of advanced skills sought by employers. 

The emphasis is on acquiring skills in scientific communication, data analysis and quantitative literacy, problem solving and research skills, and a comprehensive understanding of the scientific and ethical framework of at least one major study area.

Graduates have the opportunity to undertake a research-based honours program to enhance their employment prospects and postgraduate study opportunities.

Program majors include Biochemistry, Biological Science, Behavioural Science, Chemistry, Ecology, Environmental Restoration, Exercise Science, Geoscience, Health and Nutrition, Information Technology, Mathematics (major at Ballarat, minor at Gippsland and online), Microbiology and Molecular Biology.

Minors include all of the above areas as well as Statistics.

Work Integrated Learning

Domestic students may apply for the Industry Placement Program (IPP) which offers up to 26 weeks of industry based experience. IPP students receive a scholarship payment of up to $15,000.

Estimate your cost

Residency
Count of person

$38,700

Total costs

yearly

Details


Cost of living 1 person $8,724
Accommodation 1 bed room $10,100
Tuition 1 person $28,600

Hourly wage

Min wage

21.38 AUD / 1 hour

in Australia every student can work 40 hour per fortnight

Required documents

  • Academic transcripts/results
  • Graduation/completion certificates for any completed qualifications
  • Official English language translations for all documents not in English
  • Proof of English language proficiency (if applicable)
  • Passport or visa documents (if applicable)
  • Confirmations of Enrolment (CoEs) (if applicable)
  • Syllabuses/detailed course outlines if you require a credit assessment.

Language requirements

GRE
not required
GMAT
not required

IELTS

6
6
listening
6
writing
6
speaking
6
reading

TOEFL

60
12
listening
21
writing
18
speaking
13
reading

PTE

50
50
listening
50
writing
50
speaking
50
reading

Cambridge

169
169
listening
169
writing
169
speaking
169
reading
Language pathway (conditional offer) is available

The English and Academic Preparation (EAP) program is a non-award University accredited access and preparatory pathway program for non-English speaking international students intending to undertake undergraduate and postgraduate degree studies at Federation University Australia.

International students cannot apply directly for EAP programs, they must apply for an Undergraduate or Postgraduate program and provide their English test scores.

Federation offers a range of English pathways to degree programs.

ProgramdurationEntry requirementLead to
English and Academic Preparation 4 (20 weeks)

Intermediate for students with IELTS 5.0 overall (with no band less than 5.0) or equivalent.

Advanced for students with IELTS 5.5 overall (with no band less than 5.5) or equivalent.

Graduate for students with IELTS 6.0 overall (with no band less than 6.0) or equivalent.

The equivalent of an IELTS 6.0 (with no band less than 6.0), 

IELTS 6.5 (with no band less than 6.5) or 

IELTS 7.0 (with no band less than 6.5) to commence study.

English and Academic Preparation 3 (15 weeks)

Intermediate for students with IELTS 5.5 overall (with no band less than 5.0); or equivalent.

Advanced for students with IELTS 6.0 overall (with no band less than 5.5); or equivalent.

Graduate for students with IELTS 6.5 overall (with no band less than 6.0); or equivalent.

The equivalent of an IELTS 6.0 (with no band less than 6.0), 

IELTS 6.5 (with no band less than 6.5) or 

IELTS 7.0 (with no band less than 6.5) to commence study.

English and Academic Preparation 2 (10 weeks)

Intermediate - for students with IELTS 5.5 overall (with no band less than 5.5); IELTS 6.0 overall (with no band less than 5.0); or equivalent.

Advanced - for students with IELTS 6.0 overall (with no band less than 6.0); or IELTS 6.5 overall (with no band less than 5.5); or equivalent.

Graduate - for students with IELTS 6.5 overall (with no band less than 6.5); or IELTS 7.0 overall (with no band less than 6.0); or equivalent.

The equivalent of an IELTS 6.0 (with no band less than 6.0), 

IELTS 6.5 (with no band less than 6.5) or 

IELTS 7.0 (with no band less than 6.5) to commence study.

English and Academic Preparation 1 (5 weeks)

Intermediate - for students with IELTS 6.0 overall (no band less than 5.5); or equivalent.

Advanced - for students with IELTS 6.5 overall (with bands less than 6.0); or equivalent.

Graduate - for students with IELTS 7.0 overall (with no band less than 6.5); or equivalent.

The equivalent of an IELTS 6.0 (with no band less than 6.0), 

IELTS 6.5 (with no band less than 6.5) or 

IELTS 7.0 (with no band less than 6.5) to commence study.


Academic background and requirement

Successful completion of Australian Year 12 with one final year course in Mathematics (any) or one final year course of either Chemistry, Biology or Physics or overseas equivalent.

Students with post-school qualifications (e.g. diplomas, advanced diplomas) may be considered for admission with advanced standing or credit (recognition of prior learning).

China:

  • Gao San (Senior High Year 3) (Year 12) with an average of 75% in four academic subjects. OR
  • 高考Gao Kao cut-off score for Tier 2 Chinese Universities. OR
  • Completion of one-year post-secondary study with at least an average score of 70% at a recognized institution.

India: 

  • Completion of All India Senior School Certificate (CBSE) or Indian School Certificate (CISCE) with an average of 60% in the best four academic subjects*.
  • OR Higher Secondary Certificate with an average of 70% (for Punjab and Haryana) or 65% (for other State Boards)in the best four academic subjects*

*excludes local languages, work experience, physical education and other nonacademic subjects

Foundation Studies Program

This pre-university program is designed specifically for students to meet the requirements to enter the first year of an undergraduate degree or one of the Higher Education Diplomas.

Note: Foundation Access Studies (FAST) program is not available to international students.

Career opportunities

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