Bachelor of Science

2021 course information for Domestic Students
2021 course information for International Students

updated 6:03 AM on Wed, 8 September

Domestic snapshot

International snapshot

IELTS
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ATAR
N/A
Duration
3 years full-time; 6 years part-time
3 years full-time
Location
Lismore, National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour, Online
Lismore, National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour
Start date
March, July
February
Course code
3007004
Course abbreviation
BSc
Credit points
288
Equivalent units
24
CRICOS
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Fees
Commonwealth supported
Fees
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Please note, some locations may not have all intake periods available. See the full availability details for further information.

Course overview

The Bachelor of Science at Southern Cross University is a flexible, multidimensional degree that allows you to incorporate a wide range of subjects with career-focused science specialisations. 

You can focus on an area of professional practice by choosing a specialisation in Earth and Environmental Systems, Marine Systems, Forestry Systems or Regenerative Agriculture. These specialisations are identified on your graduating testamur. Alternatively, you can choose a major from Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics, Environmental Solutions or a shared major from disciplines across the University.

You can effectively design your own science degree. All students study seven core units that provide a strong foundation in science, including field and laboratory experimentation and analytical techniques, as well as socio-ecological systems, management and critical thinking. Core skills and knowledge are reinforced and expanded across the three-year program, finishing with capstone research projects in Impactful Science and Practice. 

The Bachelor of Science is characterised by a high level of practical and field experience in all years, making use of our easy access to a variety of subtropical terrestrial, coastal and marine ecosystems. 

The Bachelor of Science at Southern Cross University is a flexible, multidimensional degree that allows you to incorporate a wide range of subjects with career-focused science specialisations. 

You can focus on an area of professional practice by choosing a specialisation in Earth and Environmental Systems, Marine Systems, Forestry Systems or Regenerative Agriculture. These specialisations are identified on your graduating testamur. Alternatively, you can choose a major from Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics, Environmental Solutions or a shared major from disciplines across the University.

You can effectively design your own science degree. All students study seven core units that provide a strong foundation in science, including field and laboratory experimentation and analytical techniques, as well as socio-ecological systems, management and critical thinking. Core skills and knowledge are reinforced and expanded across the three-year program, finishing with capstone research projects in Impactful Science and Practice. 

The Bachelor of Science is characterised by a high level of practical and field experience in all years, making use of our easy access to a variety of subtropical terrestrial, coastal and marine ecosystems. 

Current Southern Cross students – to access your official course details for the year you started your degree, please visit the handbook.

Entry requirements

See the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, in conjunction with the Specific Award Rules listed below.

Language requirements

English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English. The minimum English language requirements for such applicants for entry to this course are as follows

CategoryScore
Overall6.0
Listeningminimum 5.5
Readingminimum 5.5
Speakingminimum 5.5
Writingminimum 5.5

About the course

Specialisations

Specialisations are a group of units which develop specialist skills and knowledge. All specialisations provide capstone units that reinforce your chosen field via research and applied practice.

  • Earth and Environmental Systems Specialisation develops your skills in and understanding of environmental science to address how we interact with Earth systems in the Anthropocene. You will study units covering ecology, ecosystem regeneration, biogeochemistry, modelling and resource management (including water, catchments and waste/resources in the circular economy). You can choose a shared major as part of this specialisation or choose from a range of elective units, including ecological economics, wildlife conservation, and protected area management.
     
  • Marine Systems Specialisation builds on introductory earth systems knowledge by studying units at our National Marine Science Centre adjacent to the Solitary Islands. These cover oceanography, marine ecology, fish and aquaculture, reefs, fisheries and marine parks management. You can choose a shared major as part of this specialisation or choose from a range of elective units including marine megafauna, ocean change biology, drone technology and special analysis, and coastal fluvial hydrodynamics.
     
  • Forestry Systems Specialisation covers the vital roles forest play in natural and managed systems. Building on core science principles you will study units addressing native forest silviculture, fire ecology and management, planted trees and forests, wood science and utilisation, forest operations and technology. You can choose a shared major as part of this specialisation or choose eight from a range of elective units including modelling natural systems, plant and disease management, agriculture and forest value chains, and plant biology.
     
  • Regenerative Agriculture Specialisation is the only undergraduate specialisation addressing regenerative agriculture in Australia and globally. You will study human ecology, soil processes, regenerative strategies and soil management as well as the planning of rural landscapes, developing specialist knowledge and taking a holistic approach to food production and farm management. A key aspect of this practice specialisation are on-farm residential schools. You can choose seven units from any other specialisation.
     

Majors

Domestic students

LocationTeaching period
LismoreSession  1, Session  2
National Marine Science Centre Coffs HarbourSession  1, Session  2
OnlineSession  1, Session  2

International students

LocationTeaching periodAnnual FeesCRICOS
LismoreSession  1$30,400 ($3,800 per unit)104730A
National Marine Science Centre Coffs HarbourSession  1$30,400 ($3,800 per unit)104730A
 Notice

Tuition fees are in Australian dollars, and are subject to change, including annual increases over the duration of a course. Annual tuition fee is based on completing 8 units per year. In addition students are required to pay OSHC for the duration of their visa in advance. Non-tuition fee covers textbooks, stationery and excursions.

How to apply

Where and when do you want to study?

Applications for this course are made directly to Southern Cross University via our online application service.

Australian/Domestic students

Lismore
National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour
Online

International students studying in Australia

Lismore
National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour
View domestic application details View international application details

Why choose SCU?

Excellence in research

Outstanding ratings of 'at world standard' or above in 23 research fields.

Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) 2018

Top 200 Young Universities

Only 25 years young and ranked in the top 200 universities in the world.

Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2020

Outstanding student support

5-Star Student Support across undergraduate and postgraduate studies

Good Universities Guide 2021

Learning outcomes

Course Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a course. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes.

Course Learning Outcome

Use complexity thinking and critical analysis in relation to scientific methods of inquiry.

Respond creatively to complex intellectual, professional, practical and societal challenges in the Anthropocene.

Apply professional judgement based on ethical behaviour, academic integrity, professional standards, regulatory frameworks, and respect for principles of social justice to support adaptability.

Select and apply appropriate practical and theoretical scientific methods, techniques and tools to collect and accurately record data through systematic inquiry.

Demonstrate broad and well-developed knowledge of the theory and application of scientific principles, system knowledge and associated practices

Synthesise, critically evaluate, and interpret scientific data and other information to draw rigorous conclusions and solve problems with intellectual independence

Reflect on the role of self in the context of learning, professional development and ethical practice in science.

Effectively communicate science and practice in a systems approach using a variety of modes to engage with a range of audiences.

Work collaboratively, responsibly and safely as part of a team.

Incorporate diverse cultural perspectives and Indigenous ways of knowing to inform understandings of complex and interconnected physical, social and economic systems.


Assessment methods

Assessments vary for each unit and may comprise a mix of assessment types, including laboratory and readings-based assignments, seminar presentations, field and investigation reports, and formal practical and written examinations.

Teaching methods

On-campus students experience a variety of teaching approaches including online lectures and activities and face-to-face tutorials, field work and laboratory-based practicals. The method of teaching may vary from unit to unit. 

Our online study option is highly interactive and strives to promote collaboration and a sense of community. Students may receive a combination of podcast or video-linked lectures, electronic study materials, workshops, online discussion forums and virtual classes. The method of teaching may vary from unit to unit. Online students may be required to come onto campus for hand-on residentials or for field work and laboratory classes.

Career opportunities

The Bachelor of Science prepares students for employment or further study in the sciences, developing graduates who can apply science in the context of broader systems to address complex intellectual, professional, practical and societal challenges in the Anthropocene.

Career opportunities are diverse, including natural resource management in local council, state Commonwealth Government or not-for-profit organisations, consulting, as an industry adviser or practitioner, research technician, quality control/quality assurance officer, data analyst or science communicator.

Specialisations allow students to develop expertise in an area of practice such as Marine, Forest, Earth and Environmental Science or Regenerative Agriculture.

Graduate outcomes for specialisations might include:

Earth and Environmental Systems
Career opportunities exist in public and private sectors, national park and protected area management, environmental protection, waste management, environmental impact assessment and monitoring, environmental education and interpretation, ecotourism, land/river/coast care programs; and in environmental science research.

Marine Systems
Career opportunities exist in marine park management, fisheries and aquaculture, reef restoration, marine monitoring, marine-based tourism, state or federal government, marine consulting, or marine research and technical assistance.

Forestry Systems
Changes in the industry drive a continuing demand for degree-qualified foresters able to work in production, conservation and restoration forestry, in plantation establishment and management; native forest management, fire prevention and control; forest resource assessment; policy development; pest and disease management; agroforestry and farm forestry advisory services; forest growth modelling and yield prediction; protected area management and forestry research.

Regenerative Agriculture
Career opportunities exist in public and private sectors as a regenerative agriculture specialist/consultant, farmer, resource manager, regenerative agronomist, sustainability advisor and planner, policy developer, biologist, ecologist, soil health scientist, or in scientific research. Combined with our education course, graduates may also be prepared for roles in high school agricultural science.

 

Professional placement

Within their study program, students will have the option for an internship placement at career-relevant workplaces. 

Professional recognition

Graduates may be eligible for membership of professional associations such as the Institute of Foresters of Australia, depending on the specialisation or major studied.

Ask a question

Domestic future
students

Call 1800 626 481 during business hours.

International future
students

Call +61 2 6620 3876 during business hours.

Current
students

Email: enquiry@scu.edu.au
Call 1800 005 687 during business hours.


Course requirements

To be eligible to receive the Bachelor of Science, students must complete the equivalent of 24 equivalent unit/units (288 credit points), comprising:


Course structure


Schedule of units

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes

Core Units

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
SCIN1004Earth Systems
ENVR1001Science and Global Challenges
STAT1002Scientific Data Management and Analysis
STAT2003Data Collection and Quantitative Analysis
INDG3001Caring for Country
SCIN3002Impactful Science and Practice I
SCIN3003Impactful Science and Practice II

Specialisations

All specialisations include the seven Core Units

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
Take all of the following 16 units (192 credit points):
SCIN1004Earth Systems
ENVR1001Science and Global Challenges
STAT1002Scientific Data Management and Analysis
STAT2003Data Collection and Quantitative Analysis
INDG3001Caring for Country
SCIN3002Impactful Science and Practice I
SCIN3003Impactful Science and Practice II
CHEM1001Chemistry
SCIN1005Organisms and Environments
ERTH2002Ecosystem Regeneration
PLAN3001Waste as a Resource
ERTH2003Aquatic Pollution and Catchment Management
BIOL2011Ecology for Natural and Managed Systems
CHEM2001Environmental Chemistry
FORS3006Ecosystem Modelling for Management
ENVR3009Biogeochemistry
Choose a further eight units (96 credit points) from the following list of recommended units, or eight Elective Units (96 credit points), or choose a Shared Major.
SOIL2001Soil Processes Note 1
AGRC2005Ecological Perspectives: Human Ecology
FORS2001Fire Ecology and Management Note 1
MRNE2009Invertebrate Life
MRNE2010Oceanography
BIOL1005Cells and Molecules Note 1
GENG3001Drone Technology and Spatial Analysis
CIVL3005Water and Wastewater Engineering
ERTH3001Coastal and Fluvial Hydrodynamics
ENVR2010Principles of Stormwater and Drainage Management Note 3
CIVL2016Rainfall-Runoff Modelling Note 3
ENVR3003Internship Study Note 2
ENVR2002Wildlife Conservation Note 1
BIOL2001Genetics
CIVL1002Humanitarian Projects
ENVR3004Protected Area Management
ERTH3002Analysis of Food and Natural Products
ENVR2011Ecological Economics Note 1
AGRC2007Plant Biology
FORS3007Pest and Disease Management
GENG2001Introduction to Geographic Information Systems Note 1

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
Take all of the following 16 units (192 credit points):
SCIN1004Earth Systems
ENVR1001Science and Global Challenges
STAT1002Scientific Data Management and Analysis
STAT2003Data Collection and Quantitative Analysis
INDG3001Caring for Country
SCIN3002Impactful Science and Practice I
SCIN3003Impactful Science and Practice II
MRNE1001Marine Science and Management
CHEM1001Chemistry
SCIN1005Organisms and Environments
BIOL2011Ecology for Natural and Managed Systems
MRNE2008Fish Ecology and Aquaculture
MRNE2009Invertebrate Life
MRNE3007Fisheries and Marine Parks Management
MRNE2010Oceanography
BIOL1005Cells and Molecules
Choose a further eight units (96 credit points) from the following list of recommended units, or eight Elective Units (96 credit points), or choose a Shared Major.
MRNE3006Reefs Note 1
MRNE3003Ocean Change Biology Note 1
MRNE3008Marine Megafauna Note 1
ERTH2003Aquatic Pollution and Catchment Management Note 1
BIOL2001Genetics Note 1
ENVR2011Ecological Economics Note 1
ENVR3004Protected Area Management Note 1
GENG3001Drone Technology and Spatial Analysis Note 1
ERTH2002Ecosystem Regeneration
FORS3007Pest and Disease Management Note 1

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
Take all of the following 16 units (192 credit points):
SCIN1004Earth Systems
ENVR1001Science and Global Challenges
STAT1002Scientific Data Management and Analysis
STAT2003Data Collection and Quantitative Analysis
INDG3001Caring for Country
SCIN3002Impactful Science and Practice I
SCIN3003Impactful Science and Practice II
FORS1001Introduction to Forest Science and Management
FORS2011Native Forest Silviculture
FORS2001Fire Ecology and Management
FORS3005Planted Trees and Forests
FORS2012Wood Science and Utilisation
FORS2010Forest Operations and Technology
CHEM1001Chemistry
SCIN1005Organisms and Environments
BIOL2011Ecology for Natural and Managed Systems
Choose a further eight units (96 credit points) from the following list of recommended units, or eight Elective Units (96 credit points), or choose a Shared Major.
SOIL2001Soil Processes Note 1
AGRC2004Soil Management Note 1
FORS3006Ecosystem Modelling for Management Note 1
ENVR3004Protected Area Management Note 1
AGRC2007Plant Biology Note 1
AGRC2008Agricultural and Forest Value Chains Note 1
FORS3007Pest and Disease Management Note 1
GENG3001Drone Technology and Spatial Analysis
ERTH3001Coastal and Fluvial Hydrodynamics
ENVR2010Principles of Stormwater and Drainage Management Note 3
CIVL2016Rainfall-Runoff Modelling Note 3
ENVR3009Biogeochemistry
ENVR2011Ecological Economics Note 1
BIOL1005Cells and Molecules
BIOL2001Genetics
ENVR2002Wildlife Conservation

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
Take all of the following 17 units (200 credit points):
SCIN1004Earth Systems
ENVR1001Science and Global Challenges
AGRC1003Introduction to Regenerative Agriculture
SCIN1005Organisms and Environments
STAT1002Scientific Data Management and Analysis
CHEM1001Chemistry
STAT2003Data Collection and Quantitative Analysis
SOIL2001Soil Processes
BIOL2011Ecology for Natural and Managed Systems
AGRC2004Soil Management
AGRC2006Regenerative Agricultural Practices
AGRC3003Regenerative Agricultural Strategies
AGRC3004Planning Rural Landscapes
SCIN3002Impactful Science and Practice I
SCIN3003Impactful Science and Practice II
INDG3001Caring for Country
AGRC2005Ecological Perspectives: Human Ecology
Choose a further seven units (84 credit points) from either the following list of recommended units or Elective Units.
CIVL1002Humanitarian Projects
ERTH2003Aquatic Pollution and Catchment Management Note 1
AGRC2007Plant Biology Note 1
ENVR2010Principles of Stormwater and Drainage Management Note 3
CIVL2016Rainfall-Runoff Modelling Note 3
ENVR2002Wildlife Conservation
BIOL2001Genetics Note 1
ENVR2011Ecological Economics Note 1
ERTH2002Ecosystem Regeneration
FORS3007Pest and Disease Management Note 1
ENVR3004Protected Area Management
FORS3006Ecosystem Modelling for Management
AGRC2008Agricultural and Forest Value Chains Note 1
ENVR3003Internship Study Note 2
CIVL3005Water and Wastewater Engineering
GENG3001Drone Technology and Spatial Analysis

Science Majors

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
CHEM1001Chemistry
BIOL1005Cells and Molecules
CHEM2001Environmental Chemistry
ERTH2003Aquatic Pollution and Catchment Management
ERTH3002Analysis of Food and Natural Products
ENVR3009Biogeochemistry
BIOL2007Biochemistry
CHEM2002Organic Chemistry

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
BIOL1005Cells and Molecules
SCIN1005Organisms and Environments
BIOL2011Ecology for Natural and Managed Systems
MRNE2009Invertebrate Life
AGRC2007Plant Biology
BIOL2001Genetics
ENVR2002Wildlife Conservation
MRNE2008Fish Ecology and Aquaculture

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
MATH1001Foundation Mathematics
MATH1005Introductory Algebra and Calculus
MATH2003Calculus and Linear Algebra I
MATH2002Calculus and Linear Algebra II
MATH3001Multivariate Calculus and Differential Equations
MATH3003Computational Analysis
PHYS1003Physics
ERTH3001Coastal and Fluvial Hydrodynamics

Shared Majors

This course has an option to choose a Shared Major, to view the Majors available go to Shared majors

Elective Units

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
Select from the following electives, or choose any unit from one of the specialisations or from any university wide elective
GENG3001Drone Technology and Spatial Analysis
ENVR3003Internship Study Note 2
MRNE3008Marine Megafauna
MRNE3003Ocean Change Biology
ENVR3004Protected Area Management
ENVR2002Wildlife Conservation
ERTH3001Coastal and Fluvial Hydrodynamics
CIVL1002Humanitarian Projects
BIOL2001Genetics
CIVL3005Water and Wastewater Engineering
ENVR2010Principles of Stormwater and Drainage Management Note 3
CIVL2016Rainfall-Runoff Modelling Note 3
ERTH3002Analysis of Food and Natural Products
AGRC2007Plant Biology
ENVR2011Ecological Economics
AGRC2008Agricultural and Forest Value Chains
FORS3007Pest and Disease Management
Or choose any unit from one of the specialisations.


Course progressions

Students should use course progression information to select units specific to their course and enrol in these units using My Enrolment

Unit CodeUnit TitleAvailableNotes

Year 1, Session 1

SCIN1004Earth Systems
Session1
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Session1
Session1
National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour
Session1
Session1
Online
Session1
N/A
ENVR1001Science and Global Challenges
Session1
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Session1
Session1
National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour
Session1
Session1
Online
Session1
Session1
Enrolment informationThere will be a one day compulsory residential for Online students that will be held on the Lismore campus. Please refer to http://scu.edu.au/timetables for further information on timetables.
SCIN1005Organisms and Environments
Session1
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Session1
Session1
National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour
Session1
Session1
Online
Session1
Session1
Elective Earth Systems Specialisation Recommended Electives

Year 1, Session 2

STAT1002Scientific Data Management and Analysis
Session2
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Session2
Session2
National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour
Session2
Session2
Online
Session2
Session2
CHEM1001Chemistry
Session2
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Session2
Session2
National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour
Session2
Session2
Online
Session2
Session2
Enrolment informationThere will be a THREE day compulsory residential for Online students that will be held on the Lismore campus. Please refer to http://scu.edu.au/timetables for further information on timetables. You may need to register your preference for either a Week 7 or Week 8 residential, instructions on how to achieve this registration will be found on the teaching Blackboard software site of MySCU.
Elective Earth Systems Specialisation Recommended Electives
Elective Earth Systems Specialisation Recommended Electives

Year 2, Session 1

CHEM2001Environmental Chemistry
Session1
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Session1
Session1
Online
Session1
N/A
Pre-requisitesCHEM1001 - Chemistry
Enrolment informationIn order to be successful in this unit students require a fundamental knowledge of chemical principles as provided by the pre-requisite unit or similar experience. There will be a 3 day compulsory residential for Online students that will be held on the Lismore campus. Please refer to http://scu.edu.au/timetables for further information on timetables.
BIOL2011Ecology for Natural and Managed Systems
Session1
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Session1
Session1
National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour
Session1
Session1
Online
Session1
Session1
Elective Earth Systems Specialisation Recommended Electives

Year 2, Session 2

ERTH2002Ecosystem Regeneration
Session2
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Session2
Session2
Online
Session2
N/A
Enrolment informationStudents require a good understanding of soil and its constituents including soil physical properties, soil organic matter and biology, clay mineralogy and chemistry and are familiar with soil classification and scientific report writing.
ERTH2003Aquatic Pollution and Catchment Management
Session2
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Session2
Session2
National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour
Session2
Session2
Online
Session2
N/A
STAT2003Data Collection and Quantitative Analysis
Session2
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Session2
Session2
National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour
Session2
Session2
Online
Session2
Session2
Elective Earth Systems Specialisation Recommended Electives

Year 2, Session 3/Study Period 6

INDG3001Caring for Country
Session3
LocationDomesticInternational
Online
Session3
N/A
Enrolment informationThis unit has a compulsory 5-day residential for internal and online students.
PLAN3001Waste as a Resource
Study Period6
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Study Period6
Study Period6
Online
Study Period6
Study Period6

Year 3, Session 1

SCIN3002Impactful Science and Practice I
Session1,2
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Session1,2
Session1,2
National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour
Session1,2
Session1,2
Online
Session1,2
Session1,2
Co-requisitesSCIN3003 - Impactful Science and Practice II
FORS3006Ecosystem Modelling for Management
Study Period6
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Study Period6
Study Period6
Online
Study Period6
N/A
Anti-requisitesFORS3001 - Forest Modelling and Management OR FORS6001 - Forest Modelling and Management
Elective Earth Systems Specialisation Recommended Electives

Year 3, Session 2

SCIN3003Impactful Science and Practice II
Session1,2
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Session1,2
Session1,2
National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour
Session1,2
Session1,2
Online
Session1,2
Session1,2
Co-requisitesSCIN3002 - Impactful Science and Practice I
ENVR3009Biogeochemistry
Session2
LocationDomesticInternational
Online
Session2
N/A
Pre-requisites CHEM1001 - Chemistry AND CHEM2001 - Environmental Chemistry
Enrolment informationStudents require a sound knowledge of organic and inorganic chemistry, and the physical, chemical, and biological processes that affect the distribution of chemical elements in the environment, including the interactions of water, sediments, and the atmosphere. This unit is offered online. This includes a 1 day compulsory residential that will be held on the Lismore campus. Please refer to the residential timetable which can be found on the Environment, Science and Engineering Student Centre in MySCU.
Elective Earth Systems Specialisation Recommended Electives

Unit CodeUnit TitleAvailableNotes

Year 1, Session 1

SCIN1004Earth Systems
Session1
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Session1
Session1
National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour
Session1
Session1
Online
Session1
N/A
ENVR1001Science and Global Challenges
Session1
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Session1
Session1
National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour
Session1
Session1
Online
Session1
Session1
Enrolment informationThere will be a one day compulsory residential for Online students that will be held on the Lismore campus. Please refer to http://scu.edu.au/timetables for further information on timetables.
SCIN1005Organisms and Environments
Session1
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Session1
Session1
National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour
Session1
Session1
Online
Session1
Session1
Elective Marine Systems Specialisation Recommended Electives

Year 1, Session 2

STAT1002Scientific Data Management and Analysis
Session2
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Session2
Session2
National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour
Session2
Session2
Online
Session2
Session2
CHEM1001Chemistry
Session2
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Session2
Session2
National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour
Session2
Session2
Online
Session2
Session2
Enrolment informationThere will be a THREE day compulsory residential for Online students that will be held on the Lismore campus. Please refer to http://scu.edu.au/timetables for further information on timetables. You may need to register your preference for either a Week 7 or Week 8 residential, instructions on how to achieve this registration will be found on the teaching Blackboard software site of MySCU.
BIOL1005Cells and Molecules
Session2
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Session2
Session2
National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour
Session2
Session2
Online
Session2
N/A
Enrolment informationThere will be a 3-day compulsory residential for Online students that will be held on the Lismore campus. Please refer to https://www.scu.edu.au/timetables for further information on timetables. This unit is offered at Lismore and NMSC for on-campus undergraduate students. Practical classes are run specifically for Head Start (High School) students at Gold Coast. This location is not available to undergraduate students.
MRNE1001Marine Science and Management
Session2
LocationDomesticInternational
National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour
Session2
Session2
Online
Session2
Session2

Year 2, Session 1

MRNE2009Invertebrate Life
Session1
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Session1
Session1
National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour
Session1
Session1
Online
Session1
N/A
Pre-requisitesSCIN1005 - Organisms and Environments OR BIOL1001 - Biology
BIOL2011Ecology for Natural and Managed Systems
Session1
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Session1
Session1
National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour
Session1
Session1
Online
Session1
Session1
MRNE2008Fish Ecology and Aquaculture
Session1
LocationDomesticInternational
National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour
Session1
Session1
Online
Session1
N/A
Elective Marine Systems Specialisation Recommended Electives

Year 2, Session 2

MRNE2010Oceanography
Session2
LocationDomesticInternational
National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour
Session2
Session2
Online
Session2
Session2
STAT2003Data Collection and Quantitative Analysis
Session2
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Session2
Session2
National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour
Session2
Session2
Online
Session2
Session2
Elective Marine Systems Specialisation Recommended Electives

Year 2, Session 3

INDG3001Caring for Country
Session3
LocationDomesticInternational
Online
Session3
N/A
Enrolment informationThis unit has a compulsory 5-day residential for internal and online students.

Year 3, Session 1

MRNE3007Fisheries and Marine Parks Management
Session1
LocationDomesticInternational
National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour
Session1
Session1
Online
Session1
N/A
SCIN3002Impactful Science and Practice I
Session1,2
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Session1,2
Session1,2
National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour
Session1,2
Session1,2
Online
Session1,2
Session1,2
Co-requisitesSCIN3003 - Impactful Science and Practice II
SCIN3003Impactful Science and Practice II
Session1,2
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Session1,2
Session1,2
National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour
Session1,2
Session1,2
Online
Session1,2
Session1,2
Co-requisitesSCIN3002 - Impactful Science and Practice I
Elective Marine Systems Specialisation Recommended Electives

Year 3, Session 2

Elective Marine Systems Specialisation Recommended Electives
Elective Marine Systems Specialisation Recommended Electives
Elective Marine Systems Specialisation Recommended Electives

Year 3, Session 3

Elective Marine Systems Specialisation Recommended Electives

Unit CodeUnit TitleAvailableNotes

Year 1, Session 1

SCIN1004Earth Systems
Session1
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Session1
Session1
National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour
Session1
Session1
Online
Session1
N/A
ENVR1001Science and Global Challenges
Session1
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Session1
Session1
National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour
Session1
Session1
Online
Session1
Session1
Enrolment informationThere will be a one day compulsory residential for Online students that will be held on the Lismore campus. Please refer to http://scu.edu.au/timetables for further information on timetables.
SCIN1005Organisms and Environments
Session1
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Session1
Session1
National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour
Session1
Session1
Online
Session1
Session1
Elective Forest Science Specialisation Recommended Electives

Year 1, Session 2

FORS1001Introduction to Forest Science and Management
Session2
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Session2
Session2
Online
Session2
N/A
STAT1002Scientific Data Management and Analysis
Session2
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Session2
Session2
National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour
Session2
Session2
Online
Session2
Session2
CHEM1001Chemistry
Session2
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Session2
Session2
National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour
Session2
Session2
Online
Session2
Session2
Enrolment informationThere will be a THREE day compulsory residential for Online students that will be held on the Lismore campus. Please refer to http://scu.edu.au/timetables for further information on timetables. You may need to register your preference for either a Week 7 or Week 8 residential, instructions on how to achieve this registration will be found on the teaching Blackboard software site of MySCU.
Elective Forest Science Specialisation Recommended Electives

Year 2, Session 1

BIOL2011Ecology for Natural and Managed Systems
Session1
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Session1
Session1
National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour
Session1
Session1
Online
Session1
Session1
Elective Forest Science Specialisation Recommended Electives
Elective Forest Science Specialisation Recommended Electives
Elective Forest Science Specialisation Recommended Electives

Year 2, Session 2

FORS2012Wood Science and Utilisation
Session2
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Session2
Session2
Online
Session2
N/A
STAT2003Data Collection and Quantitative Analysis
Session2
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Session2
Session2
National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour
Session2
Session2
Online
Session2
Session2
FORS2011Native Forest Silviculture

Not currently available

Year 2, Session 3

INDG3001Caring for Country
Session3
LocationDomesticInternational
Online
Session3
N/A
Enrolment informationThis unit has a compulsory 5-day residential for internal and online students.

Year 3, Session 1

SCIN3002Impactful Science and Practice I
Session1,2
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Session1,2
Session1,2
National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour
Session1,2
Session1,2
Online
Session1,2
Session1,2
Co-requisitesSCIN3003 - Impactful Science and Practice II
FORS2010Forest Operations and Technology
Session1
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Session1
Session1
Online
Session1
N/A
Elective Forest Science Specialisation Recommended Electives
Elective Forest Science Specialisation Recommended Electives

Year 3, Session 2

SCIN3003Impactful Science and Practice II
Session1,2
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Session1,2
Session1,2
National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour
Session1,2
Session1,2
Online
Session1,2
Session1,2
Co-requisitesSCIN3002 - Impactful Science and Practice I
FORS3005Planted Trees and Forests
Session2
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Session2
Session2
Online
Session2
N/A
FORS2001Fire Ecology and Management
Session2
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Session2
Session2
Online
Session2
N/A
Enrolment informationThere will be a three day compulsory residential for all students (Online and On Campus) that will be held on the Lismore campus. Please refer to http://scu.edu.au/timetables for further information on timetables.
Elective Forest Science Specialisation Recommended Electives

Unit CodeUnit TitleAvailableNotes

Year 1, Session 1

SCIN1004Earth Systems
Session1
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Session1
Session1
National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour
Session1
Session1
Online
Session1
N/A
ENVR1001Science and Global Challenges
Session1
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Session1
Session1
National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour
Session1
Session1
Online
Session1
Session1
Enrolment informationThere will be a one day compulsory residential for Online students that will be held on the Lismore campus. Please refer to http://scu.edu.au/timetables for further information on timetables.
SCIN1005Organisms and Environments
Session1
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Session1
Session1
National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour
Session1
Session1
Online
Session1
Session1
AGRC1003Introduction to Regenerative Agriculture
Session1
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Session1
Session1
Online
Session1
N/A
Enrolment informationThere will be a compulsory Industry Tour for all students. Please refer to http://scu.edu.au/timetables for further information on timetables.

Year 1, Session 2

STAT1002Scientific Data Management and Analysis
Session2
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Session2
Session2
National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour
Session2
Session2
Online
Session2
Session2
CHEM1001Chemistry
Session2
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Session2
Session2
National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour
Session2
Session2
Online
Session2
Session2
Enrolment informationThere will be a THREE day compulsory residential for Online students that will be held on the Lismore campus. Please refer to http://scu.edu.au/timetables for further information on timetables. You may need to register your preference for either a Week 7 or Week 8 residential, instructions on how to achieve this registration will be found on the teaching Blackboard software site of MySCU.
Elective Regenerative Agriculture Specialisation Recommended Electives
Elective Regenerative Agriculture Specialisation Recommended Electives

Year 2, Session 1

BIOL2011Ecology for Natural and Managed Systems
Session1
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Session1
Session1
National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour
Session1
Session1
Online
Session1
Session1
AGRC2006Regenerative Agricultural Practices
Session2
LocationDomesticInternational
Online
Session2
Session2
Enrolment informationThere will be a compulsory Industry Tour for all students. Please refer to http://scu.edu.au/timetables for further information on timetables.
SOIL2001Soil Processes
Session1
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Session1
Session1
Online
Session1
N/A
Pre-requisitesCHEM1001 - Chemistry AND GEOL1001 - Earth Systems I: The Lithosphere
Enrolment informationThis is an Intermediate level unit that requires students to have an understanding of minerals and landscape development and of basic chemistry. This essential background is provided by completion of the pre-requisite units or equivalent experience. There will be a three day compulsory residential for Online students that will be held on the Lismore campus. Please refer to http://scu.edu.au/timetables for further information on timetables. For on-campus students there are weekly compulsory practical sessions. Please refer to timetable information for details.
Elective Regenerative Agriculture Specialisation Recommended Electives

Year 2, Session 2

AGRC2004Soil Management
Session2
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Session2
N/A
Online
Session2
N/A
Enrolment informationThere will be a 2-day compulsory residential for all students that will be held on the Lismore campus. Please refer to http://www.scu.edu.au/timetables for further information on timetables. To complete this higher-level soils unit, students must have a sound understanding of soil processes and the chemistry underpinning them. SOIL2001 - Soil Processes
STAT2003Data Collection and Quantitative Analysis
Session2
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Session2
Session2
National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour
Session2
Session2
Online
Session2
Session2
AGRC2005Ecological Perspectives: Human Ecology
Session2
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Session2
N/A
Online
Session2
N/A
Enrolment informationThere will be a 2-day compulsory residential for all students that will be held on the Lismore campus.

Year 2, Session 3

INDG3001Caring for Country
Session3
LocationDomesticInternational
Online
Session3
N/A
Enrolment informationThis unit has a compulsory 5-day residential for internal and online students.
AGRC2007Plant Biology
Session3
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Session3
Session3
Online
Session3
Session3
Anti-requisitesENVR2008 - Plant Identification and Conservation
Enrolment informationThere will be a 1-day compulsory residential for all students that will be held on the Lismore campus. Please refer to http://www.scu.edu.au/timetables for further information on timetables. To complete this higher-level biology unit, students must have a sound understanding of basic biology which can be gained through completion of Cells and Molecules.”

Year 3, Session 1

AGRC3003Regenerative Agricultural Strategies

Not currently available

Enrolment informationThere will be a compulsory Industry Tour for all students. Please refer to http://scu.edu.au/timetables for further information on timetables.
SCIN3002Impactful Science and Practice I
Session1,2
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Session1,2
Session1,2
National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour
Session1,2
Session1,2
Online
Session1,2
Session1,2
Co-requisitesSCIN3003 - Impactful Science and Practice II
Elective Regenerative Agriculture Specialisation Recommended Electives
Elective Regenerative Agriculture Specialisation Recommended Electives

Year 3, Session 2

AGRC3004Planning Rural Landscapes

Not currently available

Enrolment informationThere will be a 4-day compulsory residential school for all students. Please refer to http://scu.edu.au/timetables for further information on timetables.
SCIN3003Impactful Science and Practice II
Session1,2
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Session1,2
Session1,2
National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour
Session1,2
Session1,2
Online
Session1,2
Session1,2
Co-requisitesSCIN3002 - Impactful Science and Practice I
Elective Regenerative Agriculture Specialisation Recommended Electives

Unit CodeUnit TitleAvailableNotes

Year 1, Session 1

ENVR1001Science and Global Challenges
Session1
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Session1
Session1
National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour
Session1
Session1
Online
Session1
Session1
Enrolment informationThere will be a one day compulsory residential for Online students that will be held on the Lismore campus. Please refer to http://scu.edu.au/timetables for further information on timetables.
SCIN1004Earth Systems
Session1
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Session1
Session1
National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour
Session1
Session1
Online
Session1
N/A
One (1) unit from Elective Units
One (1) unit from Elective Units

Year 1, Session 2

STAT1002Scientific Data Management and Analysis
Session2
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Session2
Session2
National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour
Session2
Session2
Online
Session2
Session2
CHEM1001Chemistry
Session2
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Session2
Session2
National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour
Session2
Session2
Online
Session2
Session2
Enrolment informationThere will be a THREE day compulsory residential for Online students that will be held on the Lismore campus. Please refer to http://scu.edu.au/timetables for further information on timetables. You may need to register your preference for either a Week 7 or Week 8 residential, instructions on how to achieve this registration will be found on the teaching Blackboard software site of MySCU.
BIOL1005Cells and Molecules
Session2
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Session2
Session2
National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour
Session2
Session2
Online
Session2
N/A
Enrolment informationThere will be a 3-day compulsory residential for Online students that will be held on the Lismore campus. Please refer to https://www.scu.edu.au/timetables for further information on timetables. This unit is offered at Lismore and NMSC for on-campus undergraduate students. Practical classes are run specifically for Head Start (High School) students at Gold Coast. This location is not available to undergraduate students.
One (1) unit from Elective Units

Unit CodeUnit TitleAvailableNotes

Year 1, Session 1

ENVR1001Science and Global Challenges
Session1
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Session1
Session1
National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour
Session1
Session1
Online
Session1
Session1
Enrolment informationThere will be a one day compulsory residential for Online students that will be held on the Lismore campus. Please refer to http://scu.edu.au/timetables for further information on timetables.
SCIN1004Earth Systems
Session1
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Session1
Session1
National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour
Session1
Session1
Online
Session1
N/A
SCIN1005Organisms and Environments
Session1
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Session1
Session1
National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour
Session1
Session1
Online
Session1
Session1
One (1) unit from Elective Units

Year 1, Session 2

STAT1002Scientific Data Management and Analysis
Session2
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Session2
Session2
National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour
Session2
Session2
Online
Session2
Session2
BIOL1005Cells and Molecules
Session2
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Session2
Session2
National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour
Session2
Session2
Online
Session2
N/A
Enrolment informationThere will be a 3-day compulsory residential for Online students that will be held on the Lismore campus. Please refer to https://www.scu.edu.au/timetables for further information on timetables. This unit is offered at Lismore and NMSC for on-campus undergraduate students. Practical classes are run specifically for Head Start (High School) students at Gold Coast. This location is not available to undergraduate students.
One (1) unit from Elective Units
One (1) unit from Elective Units

Unit CodeUnit TitleAvailableNotes

Year 1, Session 1

ENVR1001Science and Global Challenges
Session1
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Session1
Session1
National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour
Session1
Session1
Online
Session1
Session1
Enrolment informationThere will be a one day compulsory residential for Online students that will be held on the Lismore campus. Please refer to http://scu.edu.au/timetables for further information on timetables.
SCIN1004Earth Systems
Session1
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Session1
Session1
National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour
Session1
Session1
Online
Session1
N/A
MATH1001Foundation Mathematics
Session1
Study Period3,5
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Session1
Session1
Online
Session1
Study Period3,5
Session1
Anti-requisitesCannot be taken if already completed or enrolling in MATH1003 - Quantitative Methods with Economics
PHYS1003Physics
Study Period3
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Study Period3
Study Period3
Online
Study Period3
Study Period3

Year 1, Session 2

STAT1002Scientific Data Management and Analysis
Session2
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Session2
Session2
National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour
Session2
Session2
Online
Session2
Session2
MATH1005Introductory Algebra and Calculus
Session2
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Session2
N/A
Online
Session2
Session2
Pre-requisitesMATH1001 - Foundation Mathematics
One (1) unit from Elective Units
One (1) unit from Elective Units


Notes

Note 1: Highly recommended unit for this specialisation
Note 2: Double-weighted unit
Note 3: Half-weighted unit

Unit groups

Elective Units

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
Select from the following electives, or choose any unit from one of the specialisations or from any university wide elective
GENG3001Drone Technology and Spatial Analysis
ENVR3003Internship Study Note 2
MRNE3008Marine Megafauna
MRNE3003Ocean Change Biology
ENVR3004Protected Area Management
ENVR2002Wildlife Conservation
ERTH3001Coastal and Fluvial Hydrodynamics
CIVL1002Humanitarian Projects
BIOL2001Genetics
CIVL3005Water and Wastewater Engineering
ENVR2010Principles of Stormwater and Drainage Management Note 3
CIVL2016Rainfall-Runoff Modelling Note 3
ERTH3002Analysis of Food and Natural Products
AGRC2007Plant Biology
ENVR2011Ecological Economics
AGRC2008Agricultural and Forest Value Chains
FORS3007Pest and Disease Management
Or choose any unit from one of the specialisations.

Earth Systems Specialisation Recommended Electives

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
SOIL5001Soil Processes Note 1
AGRC2005Ecological Perspectives: Human Ecology
FORS2001Fire Ecology and Management Note 1
MRNE2009Invertebrate Life
MRNE2010Oceanography
BIOL1005Cells and Molecules Note 1
GENG3001Drone Technology and Spatial Analysis
CIVL3005Water and Wastewater Engineering
ERTH3001Coastal and Fluvial Hydrodynamics
ENVR2010Principles of Stormwater and Drainage Management Note 3
CIVL2016Rainfall-Runoff Modelling
ENVR3003Internship Study Note 2
ENVR2002Wildlife Conservation Note 1
BIOL2001Genetics
CIVL1002Humanitarian Projects
ENVR3004Protected Area Management
ERTH3002Analysis of Food and Natural Products
ENVR2011Ecological Economics Note 1
AGRC2007Plant Biology
FORS3007Pest and Disease Management

Forest Science Specialisation Recommended Electives

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
SOIL5001Soil Processes Note 1
AGRC2004Soil Management Note 1
FORS3006Ecosystem Modelling for Management Note 1
ENVR3004Protected Area Management Note 1
AGRC2007Plant Biology Note 1
AGRC2008Agricultural and Forest Value Chains Note 1
FORS3007Pest and Disease Management Note 1
GENG3001Drone Technology and Spatial Analysis
ERTH3001Coastal and Fluvial Hydrodynamics
CIVL2016Rainfall-Runoff Modelling Note 3
ENVR2010Principles of Stormwater and Drainage Management Note 3
ENVR3009Biogeochemistry

Marine Systems Specialisation Recommended Electives

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
MRNE3006Reefs
MRNE5001Ocean Change Biology Note 1
ERTH2003Aquatic Pollution and Catchment Management Note 1
MRNE3008Marine Megafauna Note 1
GENG3001Drone Technology and Spatial Analysis Note 1
BIOL2001Genetics
ENVR3004Protected Area Management Note 1
ENVR2011Ecological Economics Note 1
ERTH2002Ecosystem Regeneration
FORS3007Pest and Disease Management Note 1
TOUR2006Coastal and Marine Tourism
ERTH3001Coastal and Fluvial Hydrodynamics
FORS3006Ecosystem Modelling for Management

Regenerative Agriculture Specialisation Recommended Electives

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
GENG1003Geographic Information Systems I: Mapping Note 1
CIVL1002Humanitarian Projects
BUSN1004Starting a Business
NUTR1001Food and Nutrition in Health
BUSN1007The Interconnected World Note 1
INDG1002Indigenous Knowledge
ERTH2003Aquatic Pollution and Catchment Management Note 1
AGRC2007Plant Biology Note 1
ENVR2010Principles of Stormwater and Drainage Management Note 1
FORS2001Fire Ecology and Management
ENVR2002Wildlife Conservation
BIOL2001Genetics Note 1
FORS3007Pest and Disease Management Note 1
ENVR2011Ecological Economics Note 1
MRNE2009Invertebrate Life
ERTH2002Ecosystem Regeneration
AGRC2008Agricultural and Forest Value Chains Note 1
ENVR3004Protected Area Management
FORS3006Ecosystem Modelling for Management
CIVL3005Water and Wastewater Engineering
GENG3001Drone Technology and Spatial Analysis
ENVR3003Internship Study Note 2
ENVR3009Biogeochemistry
ERTH3002Analysis of Food and Natural Products
LAWS2065Ecological Jurisprudence

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