Bachelor of Science

2022 course information for Domestic Students
2022 course information for International Students

updated 6:21 AM on Sat, 28 May

Domestic snapshot

International snapshot

IELTS
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ATAR
60
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 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. Learn more about the specialisations and majors available in this degree.

The Bachelor of Science at Southern Cross University is a flexible 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. Learn more about the specialisations and majors available in this degree.

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 covers ecology, ecosystem regeneration, biogeochemistry, modelling and resource management (including water, catchments and waste/resources in the circular economy). You can choose from a range of elective units, including ecological economics, wildlife conservation, and protected area management.
     
  • Marine Systems 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 from a range of elective units including marine megafauna, ocean change biology, drone technology and special analysis, and coastal fluvial hydrodynamics.
     
  • Forestry Systems 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 elective units including modelling natural systems, plant and disease management, agriculture and forest value chains, and plant biology.
     
  • Regenerative Agriculture covers 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 specialisation is on-farm residential schools. 
     

Majors

You can choose one major plus a range of elective units or a double major and an elective unit. Majors available include:

Domestic students

LocationTeaching period
LismoreTerm  1, Term  3
National Marine Science Centre Coffs HarbourTerm  1, Term  3
OnlineTerm  1, Term  3

International students

LocationTeaching periodAnnual FeesCRICOS
LismoreTerm  1$31,600 ($3,950 per unit)104730A
National Marine Science Centre Coffs HarbourTerm  1$31,600 ($3,950 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
Term 3 July 2022
National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour
Term 3 July 2022
Online
Term 3 July 2022

International students studying in Australia

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

Course requirements

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

 


Course structure


Schedule of units

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes

Specialisations

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
ERTH2004Project Management and Professional Development
ENVR1005Ecosystem Management and Regeneration
BIOL1005Cells and Molecules Note 1
CHEM1001Chemistry
SCIN1005Organisms and Environments
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 8 units (96 credit points) from the following list of option units:
GENG1003Geographic Information Systems I: Mapping
CIVL1002Humanitarian Projects
SOIL2001Soil Processes Note 1
ENVR2002Wildlife Conservation Note 1
FORS2001Fire Ecology and Management Note 1
BIOL2001Genetics
ENVR2011Ecological Economics Note 1
MRNE2009Invertebrate Life
MRNE2010Oceanography
FORS3007Pest and Disease Management
AGRC2007Plant Biology
ENVR2010Principles of Stormwater and Drainage Management Note 3
CIVL2016Rainfall-Runoff Modelling Note 3
ERTH3001Coastal and Fluvial Hydrodynamics
ENVR3003Internship Study Note 2
GENG3001Drone Technology and Spatial Analysis
ENVR3004Protected Area Management
ERTH3002Analysis of Food and Natural Products
CIVL3005Water and Wastewater Engineering
AGRC2005Ecological Perspectives: Human Ecology
SCIN3004Integrated Project

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
ERTH2004Project Management and Professional Development
MRNE1001Marine Science and Management
CHEM1001Chemistry
SCIN1005Organisms and Environments
BIOL1005Cells and Molecules
BIOL2011Ecology for Natural and Managed Systems
MRNE2008Fish Ecology and Aquaculture
MRNE2009Invertebrate Life
MRNE2010Oceanography
MRNE3007Fisheries and Marine Parks Management
MRNE3006Reefs
Choose a further 8 units (96 credit points) from the following list of option units:
GENG1003Geographic Information Systems I: Mapping
ERTH2003Aquatic Pollution and Catchment Management Note 1
BIOL2001Genetics Note 1
ENVR2011Ecological Economics Note 1
FORS3007Pest and Disease Management Note 1
TOUR2006Coastal and Marine Tourism
ERTH3001Coastal and Fluvial Hydrodynamics
GENG3001Drone Technology and Spatial Analysis Note 1
FORS3006Ecosystem Modelling for Management
MRNE3008Marine Megafauna Note 1
MRNE3003Ocean Change Biology Note 1
ENVR3004Protected Area Management Note 1
ENVR1005Ecosystem Management and Regeneration
SCIN3004Integrated Project
ENVR3003Internship Study

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
Take all of the following 17 units (204 credit points):
SCIN1004Earth Systems
ENVR1001Science and Global Challenges
STAT1002Scientific Data Management and Analysis
STAT2003Data Collection and Quantitative Analysis
ERTH2004Project Management and Professional Development
INDG3001Caring for Country
FORS1001Introduction to Forest Science and Management
CHEM1001Chemistry
BIOL1005Cells and Molecules
FORS2011Native Forest Silviculture
FORS2001Fire Ecology and Management
SCIN1005Organisms and Environments
AGRC2007Plant Biology
FORS2012Wood Science and Utilisation Note 1
BIOL2011Ecology for Natural and Managed Systems
FORS3005Planted Trees and Forests
FORS2010Forest Operations and Technology
Choose a further 7 units (84 credit points) from the following list of option units:
GENG1003Geographic Information Systems I: Mapping
SOIL2001Soil Processes Note 1
AGRC2004Soil Management Note 1
FORS3006Ecosystem Modelling for Management Note 1
ENVR3004Protected Area Management 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
BIOL2001Genetics
ENVR2002Wildlife Conservation
ENVR1005Ecosystem Management and Regeneration

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
Take all of the following 19 units (216 credit points):
SCIN1004Earth Systems
ENVR1001Science and Global Challenges
STAT1002Scientific Data Management and Analysis
STAT2003Data Collection and Quantitative Analysis
INDG3001Caring for Country
ERTH2004Project Management and Professional Development
AGRC1003Introduction to Regenerative Agriculture
SCIN1005Organisms and Environments
CHEM1001Chemistry
BIOL1005Cells and Molecules
AGRC2007Plant Biology
SOIL2001Soil Processes
BIOL2011Ecology for Natural and Managed Systems
GENG1003Geographic Information Systems I: Mapping
AGRC2004Soil Management
AGRC2006Regenerative Agricultural Practices
AGRC3003Regenerative Agricultural Strategies
AGRC3004Planning Rural Landscapes
AGRC2005Ecological Perspectives: Human Ecology
Choose a further 5 units (60 credit points) from the following list of option units:
NUTR1001Food and Nutrition in Health
BUSN1007The Interconnected World
CIVL1002Humanitarian Projects
INDG1002Indigenous Knowledge
BUSN1004Starting a Business
ERTH2003Aquatic Pollution and Catchment Management Note 1
ENVR2010Principles of Stormwater and Drainage Management Note 3
CIVL2016Rainfall-Runoff Modelling Note 3
LAWS2065Ecological Jurisprudence
ENVR2002Wildlife Conservation
FORS2001Fire Ecology and Management
MRNE2009Invertebrate Life
BIOL2001Genetics Note 1
ENVR2011Ecological Economics Note 1
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
ENVR3009Biogeochemistry
ERTH3002Analysis of Food and Natural Products
SCIN3004Integrated Project
ENVR1005Ecosystem Management and Regeneration

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
Take all of the following 22 units (264 credit points):
SCIN1004Earth Systems
ENVR1001Science and Global Challenges
STAT1002Scientific Data Management and Analysis
STAT2003Data Collection and Quantitative Analysis
INDG3001Caring for Country
ERTH2004Project Management and Professional Development
ENVR1005Ecosystem Management and Regeneration
BIOL1005Cells and Molecules
CHEM1001Chemistry
SCIN1005Organisms and Environments
MRNE1001Marine Science and Management
BIOL2011Ecology for Natural and Managed Systems
ERTH2003Aquatic Pollution and Catchment Management
CHEM2001Environmental Chemistry
MRNE2008Fish Ecology and Aquaculture
MRNE2009Invertebrate Life
MRNE2010Oceanography
PLAN3001Waste as a Resource
FORS3006Ecosystem Modelling for Management
ENVR3009Biogeochemistry
MRNE3007Fisheries and Marine Parks Management
MRNE3006Reefs
Choose a further 2 units (24 credit points) from the following list of option units:
GENG1003Geographic Information Systems I: Mapping
CIVL1002Humanitarian Projects
SOIL2001Soil Processes
ENVR2002Wildlife Conservation
FORS2001Fire Ecology and Management
BIOL2001Genetics
ENVR2011Ecological Economics
FORS3007Pest and Disease Management
AGRC2007Plant Biology
ENVR2010Principles of Stormwater and Drainage Management Note 3
CIVL2016Rainfall-Runoff Modelling Note 3
ERTH3001Coastal and Fluvial Hydrodynamics
ENVR3003Internship Study Note 2
GENG3001Drone Technology and Spatial Analysis
ENVR3004Protected Area Management
ERTH3002Analysis of Food and Natural Products
CIVL3005Water and Wastewater Engineering
AGRC2005Ecological Perspectives: Human Ecology
TOUR2006Coastal and Marine Tourism
MRNE3008Marine Megafauna
MRNE3003Ocean Change Biology

Major Option Pathway

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
All students must take the following six core units:
SCIN1004Earth Systems
ENVR1001Science and Global Challenges
STAT1002Scientific Data Management and Analysis
STAT2003Data Collection and Quantitative Analysis
INDG3001Caring for Country
ERTH2004Project Management and Professional Development

Science Majors

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
CHEM1001Chemistry
BIOL1005Cells and Molecules
CHEM2002Organic Chemistry
CHEM2001Environmental Chemistry
ERTH2003Aquatic Pollution and Catchment Management
BIOL2007Biochemistry
ERTH3002Analysis of Food and Natural Products
ENVR3009Biogeochemistry
Refer to Note 4 regarding SOIL2001 Soil Processes
SOIL2001Soil Processes Note 4

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
PHYS1003Physics
MATH1005Introductory Algebra and Calculus
MATH2003Calculus and Linear Algebra I
MATH2002Calculus and Linear Algebra II
MATH3001Multivariate Calculus and Differential Equations
MATH3003Computational Analysis
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

Choose elective units from any of the specialisation units or any university wide elective unit.


Course progressions

Your course progression is in the recommended order you should complete your course in. It is important that you follow this to ensure you meet the course requirements. Assistance on how to enrol can be accessed here.

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

Browse uni-wide elective units by selecting Uni-wide elective in the advanced filter of the Unit search

Browse shared majors and their units at Shared majors

Unit CodeUnit TitleAvailableNotes

Complete the following units to satisfy the Requirements of the Award

First Year

ENVR1001Science and Global Challenges
Term1,5
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term1
Term1
Lismore
Term1,5
Term1,5
National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour
Term1
Term1
Online
Term1,5
Term1,5
Anti-requisitesSCIN1002 - Science in Society OR SCI10002 Science in Society or BIO10187 Global Environmental Issues.
SCIN1004Earth Systems
Term1,5
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Term1,5
Term1,5
National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour
Term1
Term1
Online
Term1,5
Term1,5
CHEM1001Chemistry
Term2,4
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Term2,4
Term2,4
National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour
Term2,4
Term2,4
Online
Term2,4
N/A
Enrolment informationThere will be a TWO day compulsory residential for Online students that will be held on the Lismore or NMSC campus. Registration for your residential location and time preference may be necessary upon unit enrolment. Please check the Blackboard site for CHEM1001 for any latest information and updates.
BIOL1005Cells and Molecules
Term2
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Term2
Term2
National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour
Term2
Term2
Online
Term2
Term2
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.
STAT1002Scientific Data Management and Analysis
Term3
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Term3
Term3
National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour
Term3
Term3
Online
Term3
Term3
Earth and Environmental Systems Option Unit
SCIN1005Organisms and Environments
Term4
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Term4
Term4
National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour
Term4
Term4
Online
Term4
Term4
ENVR1005Ecosystem Management and Regeneration
Term4
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Term4
Term4
National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour
Term4
Term4
Online
Term4
N/A
Enrolment informationThere will be a 2-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.

Second Year

CHEM2001Environmental Chemistry
Term5
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Term5
Term5
Online
Term5
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 2 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
Term1,5
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Term1
Term1
National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour
Term1
Term1
Online
Term1,5
N/A
ERTH2004Project Management and Professional Development
Term2
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Term2
Term2
National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour
Term2
Term2
Online
Term2
N/A
Earth and Environmental Systems Option Unit
ERTH2003Aquatic Pollution and Catchment Management
Term3
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Term3
Term3
National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour
Term3
Term3
Online
Term3
N/A
Enrolment informationThere will be a 2-day compulsory residential for Online students that will be held on the Lismore campus or the National Marine Science Centre, Coffs Harbour. There will be a 1-day compulsory residential for on campus (Lismore and NMSC) students that will be held on the Lismore campus or the National Marine Science Centre, Coffs Harbour. Please refer to http://scu.edu.au/timetables for further information on timetables.
Earth and Environmental Systems Option Unit
STAT2003Data Collection and Quantitative Analysis
Term1,2,4
LocationDomesticInternational
China - Guangxi USTN/A
Term1
Gold Coast
Term4
Term4
Lismore
Term4
Term4
Melbourne
Term4
Term4
National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour
Term4
Term4
Online
Term4
Term4
Papua New Guinea - IBSU Port MoresbyN/A
Term2
Perth
Term4
Term4
Sydney
Term4
Term4
Earth and Environmental Systems Option Unit

Third Year

Earth and Environmental Systems Option Unit
Earth and Environmental Systems Option Unit
PLAN3001Waste as a Resource
Term2
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Term2
Term2
Online
Term2
N/A
FORS3006Ecosystem Modelling for Management
Term2
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Term2
Term2
Online
Term2
N/A
Anti-requisitesFOR00109 - Forest Modelling and Management OR FORS6001 - Forest Modelling and Management
ENVR3009Biogeochemistry
Term3
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Term3
Term3
Online
Term3
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. There will be a 2 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.
INDG3001Caring for Country
Term3,5
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Term5
Term5
Online
Term3,5
N/A
Enrolment informationThis unit has a compulsory 5-day residential for internal and online students.
Earth and Environmental Systems Option Unit
Earth and Environmental Systems Option Unit

Unit CodeUnit TitleAvailableNotes

Complete the following units to satisfy the Requirements of the Award

First Year

ENVR1001Science and Global Challenges
Term1,5
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term1
Term1
Lismore
Term1,5
Term1,5
National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour
Term1
Term1
Online
Term1,5
Term1,5
Anti-requisitesSCIN1002 - Science in Society OR SCI10002 Science in Society or BIO10187 Global Environmental Issues.
SCIN1004Earth Systems
Term1,5
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Term1,5
Term1,5
National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour
Term1
Term1
Online
Term1,5
Term1,5
CHEM1001Chemistry
Term2,4
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Term2,4
Term2,4
National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour
Term2,4
Term2,4
Online
Term2,4
N/A
Enrolment informationThere will be a TWO day compulsory residential for Online students that will be held on the Lismore or NMSC campus. Registration for your residential location and time preference may be necessary upon unit enrolment. Please check the Blackboard site for CHEM1001 for any latest information and updates.
BIOL1005Cells and Molecules
Term2
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Term2
Term2
National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour
Term2
Term2
Online
Term2
Term2
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.
STAT1002Scientific Data Management and Analysis
Term3
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Term3
Term3
National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour
Term3
Term3
Online
Term3
Term3
Marine Systems Option Unit
SCIN1005Organisms and Environments
Term4
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Term4
Term4
National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour
Term4
Term4
Online
Term4
Term4
MRNE1001Marine Science and Management
Term4
LocationDomesticInternational
National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour
Term4
Term4
Online
Term4
N/A
Enrolment informationThere will be a 2-day compulsory residential for ALL students that will be held at the National Marine Science Centre, Coffs Harbour. Please refer to http://scu.edu.au/timetables for further information on timetables.

Second Year

MRNE2008Fish Ecology and Aquaculture
Term1,4
LocationDomesticInternational
National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour
Term1,4
Term1,4
Online
Term1,4
N/A
Enrolment informationThere will be a 2-day compulsory residential for ALL students (Online and On Campus) that will be held at the National Marine Science Centre, Coffs Harbour. Please refer to http://scu.edu.au/timetables for further information on timetables.
BIOL2011Ecology for Natural and Managed Systems
Term1,5
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Term1
Term1
National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour
Term1
Term1
Online
Term1,5
N/A
ERTH2004Project Management and Professional Development
Term2
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Term2
Term2
National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour
Term2
Term2
Online
Term2
N/A
MRNE2009Invertebrate Life
Term2
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Term2
Term2
National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour
Term2
Term2
Online
Term2
N/A
Pre-requisitesSCIN1005 - Organisms and Environments ORBIO00201 - Biology
MRNE2010Oceanography
Term3
LocationDomesticInternational
National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour
Term3
Term3
Online
Term3
N/A
Marine Systems Option Unit
STAT2003Data Collection and Quantitative Analysis
Term1,2,4
LocationDomesticInternational
China - Guangxi USTN/A
Term1
Gold Coast
Term4
Term4
Lismore
Term4
Term4
Melbourne
Term4
Term4
National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour
Term4
Term4
Online
Term4
Term4
Papua New Guinea - IBSU Port MoresbyN/A
Term2
Perth
Term4
Term4
Sydney
Term4
Term4
Marine Systems Option Unit

Third Year

MRNE3007Fisheries and Marine Parks Management
Term1
LocationDomesticInternational
National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour
Term1
Term1
Online
Term1
N/A
MRNE3006Reefs
Term1
LocationDomesticInternational
National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour
Term1
Term1
Online
Term1
N/A
Marine Systems Option Unit
Marine Systems Option Unit
Marine Systems Option Unit
INDG3001Caring for Country
Term3,5
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Term5
Term5
Online
Term3,5
N/A
Enrolment informationThis unit has a compulsory 5-day residential for internal and online students.
Marine Systems Option Unit
Marine Systems Option Unit

Unit CodeUnit TitleAvailableNotes

Complete the following units to satisfy the Requirements of the Award

First Year

ENVR1001Science and Global Challenges
Term1,5
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term1
Term1
Lismore
Term1,5
Term1,5
National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour
Term1
Term1
Online
Term1,5
Term1,5
Anti-requisitesSCIN1002 - Science in Society OR SCI10002 Science in Society or BIO10187 Global Environmental Issues.
SCIN1004Earth Systems
Term1,5
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Term1,5
Term1,5
National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour
Term1
Term1
Online
Term1,5
Term1,5
CHEM1001Chemistry
Term2,4
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Term2,4
Term2,4
National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour
Term2,4
Term2,4
Online
Term2,4
N/A
Enrolment informationThere will be a TWO day compulsory residential for Online students that will be held on the Lismore or NMSC campus. Registration for your residential location and time preference may be necessary upon unit enrolment. Please check the Blackboard site for CHEM1001 for any latest information and updates.
BIOL1005Cells and Molecules
Term2
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Term2
Term2
National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour
Term2
Term2
Online
Term2
Term2
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.
STAT1002Scientific Data Management and Analysis
Term3
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Term3
Term3
National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour
Term3
Term3
Online
Term3
Term3
Forestry Systems Option Unit
SCIN1005Organisms and Environments
Term4
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Term4
Term4
National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour
Term4
Term4
Online
Term4
Term4
FORS1001Introduction to Forest Science and Management
Term4
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Term4
Term4
Online
Term4
Term4
Enrolment informationThere will be an optional one day 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.

Second Year

FORS2001Fire Ecology and Management
Term1
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Term1
Term1
Online
Term1
N/A
BIOL2011Ecology for Natural and Managed Systems
Term1,5
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Term1
Term1
National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour
Term1
Term1
Online
Term1,5
N/A
ERTH2004Project Management and Professional Development
Term2
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Term2
Term2
National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour
Term2
Term2
Online
Term2
N/A
FORS2011Native Forest Silviculture
Term2
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Term2
Term2
Online
Term2
N/A
FORS2010Forest Operations and Technology
Term3
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Term3
Term3
Online
Term3
N/A
Enrolment informationThere will be a one day optional 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.
Forestry Systems Option Unit
STAT2003Data Collection and Quantitative Analysis
Term1,2,4
LocationDomesticInternational
China - Guangxi USTN/A
Term1
Gold Coast
Term4
Term4
Lismore
Term4
Term4
Melbourne
Term4
Term4
National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour
Term4
Term4
Online
Term4
Term4
Papua New Guinea - IBSU Port MoresbyN/A
Term2
Perth
Term4
Term4
Sydney
Term4
Term4
FORS2012Wood Science and Utilisation
Term5
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Term5
Term5
Online
Term5
N/A

Third Year

AGRC2007Plant Biology
Term1
LocationDomesticInternational
Online
Term1
Term1
Anti-requisitesBIO00213 - 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.”
FORS3005Planted Trees and Forests
Term1
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Term1
Term1
Online
Term1
N/A
Forestry Systems Option Unit
Forestry Systems Option Unit
INDG3001Caring for Country
Term3,5
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Term5
Term5
Online
Term3,5
N/A
Enrolment informationThis unit has a compulsory 5-day residential for internal and online students.
Forestry Systems Option Unit
Forestry Systems Option Unit
Forestry Systems Option Unit

Unit CodeUnit TitleAvailableNotes

Complete the following units to satisfy the Requirements of the Award

First Year

ENVR1001Science and Global Challenges
Term1,5
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term1
Term1
Lismore
Term1,5
Term1,5
National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour
Term1
Term1
Online
Term1,5
Term1,5
Anti-requisitesSCIN1002 - Science in Society OR SCI10002 Science in Society or BIO10187 Global Environmental Issues.
SCIN1004Earth Systems
Term1,5
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Term1,5
Term1,5
National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour
Term1
Term1
Online
Term1,5
Term1,5
CHEM1001Chemistry
Term2,4
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Term2,4
Term2,4
National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour
Term2,4
Term2,4
Online
Term2,4
N/A
Enrolment informationThere will be a TWO day compulsory residential for Online students that will be held on the Lismore or NMSC campus. Registration for your residential location and time preference may be necessary upon unit enrolment. Please check the Blackboard site for CHEM1001 for any latest information and updates.
BIOL1005Cells and Molecules
Term2
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Term2
Term2
National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour
Term2
Term2
Online
Term2
Term2
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.
STAT1002Scientific Data Management and Analysis
Term3
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Term3
Term3
National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour
Term3
Term3
Online
Term3
Term3
GENG1003Geographic Information Systems I: Mapping
Term3
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Term3
Term3
Online
Term3
Term3
SCIN1005Organisms and Environments
Term4
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Term4
Term4
National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour
Term4
Term4
Online
Term4
Term4
AGRC1003Introduction to Regenerative Agriculture
Term4
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Term4
Term4
Online
Term4
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.

Second Year

SOIL2001Soil Processes
Term1,5
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Term1,5
Term1,5
Online
Term1,5
N/A
Pre-requisites CHEM1001 - Chemistry AND SCIN1004 - Earth Systems
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.
BIOL2011Ecology for Natural and Managed Systems
Term1,5
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Term1
Term1
National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour
Term1
Term1
Online
Term1,5
N/A
ERTH2004Project Management and Professional Development
Term2
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Term2
Term2
National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour
Term2
Term2
Online
Term2
N/A
Regenerative Agriculture Option Unit
AGRC2006Regenerative Agricultural Practices
Term3
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Term3
Term3
Online
Term3
Term3
Enrolment informationThere will be a 4 day industry tour for all students. The tour will leave from the Lismore campus. All students participating in the tour will need to pay a contribution ($300 in 2022) towards accommodation by the end of week 1. Places on the Industry Tour may be limited.
AGRC2004Soil Management
Term3
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Term3
N/A
Online
Term3
N/A
Enrolment informationThere will be a 2-day compulsory residential for online 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
Term1,2,4
LocationDomesticInternational
China - Guangxi USTN/A
Term1
Gold Coast
Term4
Term4
Lismore
Term4
Term4
Melbourne
Term4
Term4
National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour
Term4
Term4
Online
Term4
Term4
Papua New Guinea - IBSU Port MoresbyN/A
Term2
Perth
Term4
Term4
Sydney
Term4
Term4
AGRC2005Ecological Perspectives: Human Ecology
Term4
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Term4
Term4
Online
Term4
N/A

Third Year

AGRC2007Plant Biology
Term1
LocationDomesticInternational
Online
Term1
Term1
Anti-requisitesBIO00213 - 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.”
Regenerative Agriculture Option Unit
Regenerative Agriculture Option Unit
Regenerative Agriculture Option Unit
INDG3001Caring for Country
Term3,5
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Term5
Term5
Online
Term3,5
N/A
Enrolment informationThis unit has a compulsory 5-day residential for internal and online students.
AGRC3003Regenerative Agricultural Strategies
Term3
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Term3
Term3
Online
Term3
Term3
AGRC3004Planning Rural Landscapes
Term4
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Term4
Term4
Online
Term4
Term4
Enrolment informationAs this is a capstone unit for the Regenerative Agriculture Specialisation, it is highly recommended that students complete the unit AGRC3003 - Regenerative Agricultural Strategies prior to enrolling in this unit.
Regenerative Agriculture Option Unit

Unit CodeUnit TitleAvailableNotes

Complete the following units to satisfy the Requirements of the Award

First Year

ENVR1001Science and Global Challenges
Term1,5
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term1
Term1
Lismore
Term1,5
Term1,5
National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour
Term1
Term1
Online
Term1,5
Term1,5
Anti-requisitesSCIN1002 - Science in Society OR SCI10002 Science in Society or BIO10187 Global Environmental Issues.
SCIN1004Earth Systems
Term1,5
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Term1,5
Term1,5
National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour
Term1
Term1
Online
Term1,5
Term1,5
CHEM1001Chemistry
Term2,4
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Term2,4
Term2,4
National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour
Term2,4
Term2,4
Online
Term2,4
N/A
Enrolment informationThere will be a TWO day compulsory residential for Online students that will be held on the Lismore or NMSC campus. Registration for your residential location and time preference may be necessary upon unit enrolment. Please check the Blackboard site for CHEM1001 for any latest information and updates.
BIOL1005Cells and Molecules
Term2
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Term2
Term2
National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour
Term2
Term2
Online
Term2
Term2
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.
STAT1002Scientific Data Management and Analysis
Term3
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Term3
Term3
National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour
Term3
Term3
Online
Term3
Term3
If you would like to complete ENVR3003 - Internship Study in your final year, you must not enrol in the option units. To discuss the Internship enrolment please contact an FSE specialist on 1800 005 687
Earth and Environmental Systems and Marine Systems Option Unit
ENVR1005Ecosystem Management and Regeneration
Term4
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Term4
Term4
National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour
Term4
Term4
Online
Term4
N/A
Enrolment informationThere will be a 2-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.
MRNE1001Marine Science and Management
Term4
LocationDomesticInternational
National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour
Term4
Term4
Online
Term4
N/A
Enrolment informationThere will be a 2-day compulsory residential for ALL students that will be held at the National Marine Science Centre, Coffs Harbour. Please refer to http://scu.edu.au/timetables for further information on timetables.

Second Year

SCIN1005Organisms and Environments
Term4
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Term4
Term4
National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour
Term4
Term4
Online
Term4
Term4
CHEM2001Environmental Chemistry
Term5
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Term5
Term5
Online
Term5
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 2 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
Term1,5
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Term1
Term1
National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour
Term1
Term1
Online
Term1,5
N/A
ERTH2004Project Management and Professional Development
Term2
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Term2
Term2
National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour
Term2
Term2
Online
Term2
N/A
MRNE2009Invertebrate Life
Term2
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Term2
Term2
National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour
Term2
Term2
Online
Term2
N/A
Pre-requisitesSCIN1005 - Organisms and Environments ORBIO00201 - Biology
ERTH2003Aquatic Pollution and Catchment Management
Term3
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Term3
Term3
National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour
Term3
Term3
Online
Term3
N/A
Enrolment informationThere will be a 2-day compulsory residential for Online students that will be held on the Lismore campus or the National Marine Science Centre, Coffs Harbour. There will be a 1-day compulsory residential for on campus (Lismore and NMSC) students that will be held on the Lismore campus or the National Marine Science Centre, Coffs Harbour. Please refer to http://scu.edu.au/timetables for further information on timetables.
MRNE2010Oceanography
Term3
LocationDomesticInternational
National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour
Term3
Term3
Online
Term3
N/A
STAT2003Data Collection and Quantitative Analysis
Term1,2,4
LocationDomesticInternational
China - Guangxi USTN/A
Term1
Gold Coast
Term4
Term4
Lismore
Term4
Term4
Melbourne
Term4
Term4
National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour
Term4
Term4
Online
Term4
Term4
Papua New Guinea - IBSU Port MoresbyN/A
Term2
Perth
Term4
Term4
Sydney
Term4
Term4
MRNE2008Fish Ecology and Aquaculture
Term1,4
LocationDomesticInternational
National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour
Term1,4
Term1,4
Online
Term1,4
N/A
Enrolment informationThere will be a 2-day compulsory residential for ALL students (Online and On Campus) that will be held at the National Marine Science Centre, Coffs Harbour. Please refer to http://scu.edu.au/timetables for further information on timetables.

Third Year

MRNE3006Reefs
Term1
LocationDomesticInternational
National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour
Term1
Term1
Online
Term1
N/A
MRNE3007Fisheries and Marine Parks Management
Term1
LocationDomesticInternational
National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour
Term1
Term1
Online
Term1
N/A
PLAN3001Waste as a Resource
Term2
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Term2
Term2
Online
Term2
N/A
FORS3006Ecosystem Modelling for Management
Term2
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Term2
Term2
Online
Term2
N/A
Anti-requisitesFOR00109 - Forest Modelling and Management OR FORS6001 - Forest Modelling and Management
ENVR3009Biogeochemistry
Term3
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Term3
Term3
Online
Term3
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. There will be a 2 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.
INDG3001Caring for Country
Term3,5
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Term5
Term5
Online
Term3,5
N/A
Enrolment informationThis unit has a compulsory 5-day residential for internal and online students.
Earth and Environmental Systems and Marine Systems Option Unit

Unit CodeUnit TitleAvailableNotes

Complete the following units to satisfy the Requirements of the Award

First Year

ENVR1001Science and Global Challenges
Term1,5
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term1
Term1
Lismore
Term1,5
Term1,5
National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour
Term1
Term1
Online
Term1,5
Term1,5
Anti-requisitesSCIN1002 - Science in Society OR SCI10002 Science in Society or BIO10187 Global Environmental Issues.
SCIN1004Earth Systems
Term1,5
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Term1,5
Term1,5
National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour
Term1
Term1
Online
Term1,5
Term1,5
CHEM1001Chemistry
Term2,4
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Term2,4
Term2,4
National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour
Term2,4
Term2,4
Online
Term2,4
N/A
Enrolment informationThere will be a TWO day compulsory residential for Online students that will be held on the Lismore or NMSC campus. Registration for your residential location and time preference may be necessary upon unit enrolment. Please check the Blackboard site for CHEM1001 for any latest information and updates.
BIOL1005Cells and Molecules
Term2
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Term2
Term2
National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour
Term2
Term2
Online
Term2
Term2
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.
STAT1002Scientific Data Management and Analysis
Term3
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Term3
Term3
National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour
Term3
Term3
Online
Term3
Term3
Elective
Second Science Major Unit OR Shared Major Unit OR Elective
ERTH3002Analysis of Food and Natural Products
Term4
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Term4
Term4
Online
Term4
N/A
Enrolment informationThere will be a one day compulsory residential for ALL students that will be held on the Lismore campus. Please refer to http://scu.edu.au/timetables for further information on timetables.

Second Year

CHEM2001Environmental Chemistry
Term5
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Term5
Term5
Online
Term5
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 2 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.
Second Science Major Unit OR Shared Major Unit OR Elective
ERTH2004Project Management and Professional Development
Term2
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Term2
Term2
National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour
Term2
Term2
Online
Term2
N/A
Second Science Major Unit OR Shared Major Unit OR Elective
ERTH2003Aquatic Pollution and Catchment Management
Term3
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Term3
Term3
National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour
Term3
Term3
Online
Term3
N/A
Enrolment informationThere will be a 2-day compulsory residential for Online students that will be held on the Lismore campus or the National Marine Science Centre, Coffs Harbour. There will be a 1-day compulsory residential for on campus (Lismore and NMSC) students that will be held on the Lismore campus or the National Marine Science Centre, Coffs Harbour. Please refer to http://scu.edu.au/timetables for further information on timetables.
Elective
STAT2003Data Collection and Quantitative Analysis
Term1,2,4
LocationDomesticInternational
China - Guangxi USTN/A
Term1
Gold Coast
Term4
Term4
Lismore
Term4
Term4
Melbourne
Term4
Term4
National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour
Term4
Term4
Online
Term4
Term4
Papua New Guinea - IBSU Port MoresbyN/A
Term2
Perth
Term4
Term4
Sydney
Term4
Term4
CHEM2002Organic Chemistry
Session2
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Session2
Session2
Online
Session2
N/A
Pre-requisites CHEM1002 - Chemistry for Health Sciences OR CHEM1001 - Chemistry

Third Year

BIOL2007Biochemistry
Session1
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Session1
Session1
Pre-requisitesHBIO1007 - Human Physiology I AND HBIO1008 - Human Physiology II; AND CHEM2002 - Organic Chemistry
Second Science Major Unit OR Shared Major Unit OR Elective
Second Science Major Unit OR Shared Major Unit OR Elective
Second Science Major Unit OR Shared Major Unit OR Elective
INDG3001Caring for Country
Term3,5
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Term5
Term5
Online
Term3,5
N/A
Enrolment informationThis unit has a compulsory 5-day residential for internal and online students.
ENVR3009Biogeochemistry
Term3
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Term3
Term3
Online
Term3
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. There will be a 2 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.
Second Science Major Unit OR Shared Major Unit OR Elective
Second Science Major Unit OR Shared Major Unit OR Elective

Unit CodeUnit TitleAvailableNotes

Complete the following units to satisfy the Requirements of the Award

First Year

ENVR1001Science and Global Challenges
Term1,5
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term1
Term1
Lismore
Term1,5
Term1,5
National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour
Term1
Term1
Online
Term1,5
Term1,5
Anti-requisitesSCIN1002 - Science in Society OR SCI10002 Science in Society or BIO10187 Global Environmental Issues.
SCIN1004Earth Systems
Term1,5
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Term1,5
Term1,5
National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour
Term1
Term1
Online
Term1,5
Term1,5
BIOL1005Cells and Molecules
Term2
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Term2
Term2
National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour
Term2
Term2
Online
Term2
Term2
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.
Second Science Major Unit OR Shared Major Unit OR Elective
STAT1002Scientific Data Management and Analysis
Term3
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Term3
Term3
National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour
Term3
Term3
Online
Term3
Term3
Elective
Second Science Major Unit OR Shared Major Unit OR Elective
SCIN1005Organisms and Environments
Term4
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Term4
Term4
National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour
Term4
Term4
Online
Term4
Term4

Second Year

BIOL2011Ecology for Natural and Managed Systems
Term1,5
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Term1
Term1
National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour
Term1
Term1
Online
Term1,5
N/A
Second Science Major Unit OR Shared Major Unit OR Elective
ERTH2004Project Management and Professional Development
Term2
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Term2
Term2
National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour
Term2
Term2
Online
Term2
N/A
MRNE2009Invertebrate Life
Term2
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Term2
Term2
National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour
Term2
Term2
Online
Term2
N/A
Pre-requisitesSCIN1005 - Organisms and Environments ORBIO00201 - Biology
Elective
Second Science Major Unit OR Shared Major Unit OR Elective
STAT2003Data Collection and Quantitative Analysis
Term1,2,4
LocationDomesticInternational
China - Guangxi USTN/A
Term1
Gold Coast
Term4
Term4
Lismore
Term4
Term4
Melbourne
Term4
Term4
National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour
Term4
Term4
Online
Term4
Term4
Papua New Guinea - IBSU Port MoresbyN/A
Term2
Perth
Term4
Term4
Sydney
Term4
Term4
BIOL2001Genetics

Not currently available

Pre-requisitesBIO00201 - Biology
Enrolment informationThere will be a 3 day compulsory residential for all students (Online and On Campus) that will be held at the Lismore campus. Please refer to http://scu.edu.au/timetables for further information on timetables.

Third Year

MRNE2008Fish Ecology and Aquaculture
Term1,4
LocationDomesticInternational
National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour
Term1,4
Term1,4
Online
Term1,4
N/A
Enrolment informationThere will be a 2-day compulsory residential for ALL students (Online and On Campus) that will be held at the National Marine Science Centre, Coffs Harbour. Please refer to http://scu.edu.au/timetables for further information on timetables.
AGRC2007Plant Biology
Term1
LocationDomesticInternational
Online
Term1
Term1
Anti-requisitesBIO00213 - 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.”
Second Science Major Unit OR Shared Major Unit OR Elective
Second Science Major Unit OR Shared Major Unit OR Elective
INDG3001Caring for Country
Term3,5
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Term5
Term5
Online
Term3,5
N/A
Enrolment informationThis unit has a compulsory 5-day residential for internal and online students.
Second Science Major Unit OR Shared Major Unit OR Elective
ENVR2002Wildlife Conservation
Term4
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Term4
Term4
Online
Term4
Term4
Enrolment informationA compulsory 3-day field camp for Online and On-Campus Students is conducted during which most of the practical work is done.
Second Science Major Unit OR Shared Major Unit OR Elective

Unit CodeUnit TitleAvailableNotes

Complete the following units to satisfy the Requirements of the Award

First Year

ENVR1001Science and Global Challenges
Term1,5
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term1
Term1
Lismore
Term1,5
Term1,5
National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour
Term1
Term1
Online
Term1,5
Term1,5
Anti-requisitesSCIN1002 - Science in Society OR SCI10002 Science in Society or BIO10187 Global Environmental Issues.
SCIN1004Earth Systems
Term1,5
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Term1,5
Term1,5
National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour
Term1
Term1
Online
Term1,5
Term1,5
PHYS1003Physics
Term2
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Term2
Term2
Online
Term2
N/A
Elective
MATH1001Foundation Mathematics
Term1,3,5
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Term1
Term1
Online
Term1,3,5
N/A
Anti-requisitesCannot be taken if already completed or enrolling in MATH1003 - Quantitative Methods with Economics
STAT1002Scientific Data Management and Analysis
Term3
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Term3
Term3
National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour
Term3
Term3
Online
Term3
Term3
Second Science Major Unit OR Shared Major Unit OR Elective
MATH1005Introductory Algebra and Calculus
Term3,5
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Term3
Term3
Online
Term3,5
N/A
Pre-requisitesMATH1001 - Foundation Mathematics OR MATH1002 - Foundations of Mathematics and Numeracy: Numbers that Count

Second Year

MATH2003Calculus and Linear Algebra I
Term1,4
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Term1
Term1
Online
Term1,4
N/A
Pre-requisitesMATH1005 - Introductory Algebra and Calculus
Enrolment informationIf you have completed higher level mathematics at school and wish to enrol in this unit as part of the advanced mathematics pathway in the Bachelor of Engineering Systems (Honours), please contact the course coordinator.
Second Science Major Unit OR Shared Major Unit OR Elective
ERTH2004Project Management and Professional Development
Term2
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Term2
Term2
National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour
Term2
Term2
Online
Term2
N/A
Second Science Major Unit OR Shared Major Unit OR Elective
MATH2002Calculus and Linear Algebra II
Term3,5
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Term3
Term3
Online
Term3,5
N/A
Pre-requisitesMATH2003 - Calculus and Linear Algebra I
Elective
STAT2003Data Collection and Quantitative Analysis
Term1,2,4
LocationDomesticInternational
China - Guangxi USTN/A
Term1
Gold Coast
Term4
Term4
Lismore
Term4
Term4
Melbourne
Term4
Term4
National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour
Term4
Term4
Online
Term4
Term4
Papua New Guinea - IBSU Port MoresbyN/A
Term2
Perth
Term4
Term4
Sydney
Term4
Term4
Second Science Major Unit OR Shared Major Unit OR Elective

Third Year

MATH3001Multivariate Calculus and Differential Equations
Term1
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Term1
Term1
Online
Term1
N/A
Pre-requisitesMATH2002 - Calculus and Linear Algebra II
ERTH3001Coastal and Fluvial Hydrodynamics
Term1
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Term1
Term1
Online
Term1
N/A
Pre-requisitesENG20006 - Fluid Mechanics
Second Science Major Unit OR Shared Major Unit OR Elective
Second Science Major Unit OR Shared Major Unit OR Elective
Second Science Major Unit OR Shared Major Unit OR Elective
INDG3001Caring for Country
Term3,5
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Term5
Term5
Online
Term3,5
N/A
Enrolment informationThis unit has a compulsory 5-day residential for internal and online students.
MATH3003Computational Analysis
Term4
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Term4
Term4
Online
Term4
N/A
Pre-requisitesMATH2003 - Calculus and Linear Algebra I
Enrolment informationThis is an advanced mathematics unit that builds on mathematics knowledge from earlier units. It is essential for success in this unit that students are competent in three areas: calculus, statistics, and linear algebra.
Second Science Major Unit OR Shared Major Unit OR Elective


Notes

Note 1: Highly recommended unit for this specialisation
Note 2: Double-weighted unit
Note 3: Half-weighted unit
Note 4: This unit replaces BIOL1005 Cells and Molecules in the Applied Chemistry major when students choose a double major in Biology and Applied Chemistry

Unit groups

Forestry Systems Option Unit

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
AGRC2004Soil Management Note 1
GENG1003Geographic Information Systems I: Mapping
SOIL2001Soil Processes Note 1
FORS3006Ecosystem Modelling for Management Note 1
ENVR3004Protected Area Management 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
BIOL2001Genetics
ENVR2002Wildlife Conservation
ENVR1005Ecosystem Management and Regeneration

Earth and Environmental Systems and Marine Systems Option Unit

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
GENG1003Geographic Information Systems I: Mapping
CIVL1002Humanitarian Projects
SOIL2001Soil Processes
ENVR2002Wildlife Conservation
FORS2001Fire Ecology and Management
BIOL2001Genetics
ENVR2011Ecological Economics
FORS3007Pest and Disease Management
AGRC2007Plant Biology
ENVR2010Principles of Stormwater and Drainage Management Note 3
CIVL2016Rainfall-Runoff Modelling Note 3
ERTH3001Coastal and Fluvial Hydrodynamics
ENVR3003Internship Study Note 2
GENG3001Drone Technology and Spatial Analysis
ENVR3004Protected Area Management
ERTH3002Analysis of Food and Natural Products
CIVL3005Water and Wastewater Engineering
AGRC2005Ecological Perspectives: Human Ecology
TOUR2006Coastal and Marine Tourism
MRNE3008Marine Megafauna
MRNE3003Ocean Change Biology

Earth and Environmental Systems Option Unit

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
GENG1003Geographic Information Systems I: Mapping
CIVL1002Humanitarian Projects
SOIL2001Soil Processes Note 1
ENVR2002Wildlife Conservation Note 1
FORS2001Fire Ecology and Management Note 1
BIOL2001Genetics
ENVR2011Ecological Economics
MRNE2009Invertebrate Life
MRNE2010Oceanography
FORS3007Pest and Disease Management
AGRC2007Plant Biology
ENVR2010Principles of Stormwater and Drainage Management Note 3
CIVL2016Rainfall-Runoff Modelling Note 3
ERTH3001Coastal and Fluvial Hydrodynamics
ENVR3003Internship Study Note 2
GENG3001Drone Technology and Spatial Analysis
ENVR3004Protected Area Management
ERTH3002Analysis of Food and Natural Products
CIVL3005Water and Wastewater Engineering
AGRC2005Ecological Perspectives: Human Ecology
SCIN3004Integrated Project

Marine Systems Option Unit

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
GENG1003Geographic Information Systems I: Mapping Note 1
ERTH2003Aquatic Pollution and Catchment Management Note 1
BIOL2001Genetics Note 1
ENVR2011Ecological Economics Note 1
FORS3007Pest and Disease Management Note 1
TOUR2006Coastal and Marine Tourism
ERTH3001Coastal and Fluvial Hydrodynamics
GENG3001Drone Technology and Spatial Analysis Note 1
FORS3006Ecosystem Modelling for Management
MRNE3008Marine Megafauna Note 1
MRNE3003Ocean Change Biology Note 1
ENVR3004Protected Area Management Note 1
ENVR1005Ecosystem Management and Regeneration
SCIN3004Integrated Project
ENVR3003Internship Study Note 4

Regenerative Agriculture Option Unit

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
NUTR1001Food and Nutrition in Health
BUSN1007The Interconnected World
CIVL1002Humanitarian Projects
INDG1002Indigenous Knowledge
BUSN1004Starting a Business
ERTH2003Aquatic Pollution and Catchment Management Note 1
ENVR2010Principles of Stormwater and Drainage Management Note 3
CIVL2016Rainfall-Runoff Modelling Note 3
LAWS2065Ecological Jurisprudence
ENVR2002Wildlife Conservation
FORS2001Fire Ecology and Management
MRNE2009Invertebrate Life
BIOL2001Genetics Note 1
ENVR2011Ecological Economics Note 1
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
ENVR3009Biogeochemistry
ERTH3002Analysis of Food and Natural Products
SCIN3004Integrated Project
ENVR1005Ecosystem Management and Regeneration

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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 and may have more specific career outcomes.

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.

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