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Bachelor of Science (BSCI) - BSc

QTAC code (Australian and New Zealand applicants): Information Technology (Toowoomba campus and External: 906779); Astronomical & Space Sciences (External: 906665); Computing (Toowoomba campus and External: 906769); Wine Science (Toowoomba campus: 906115); Environment and Sustainability (External: 906265; Toowoomba campus: 906261); Human Physiology (Toowoomba campus and External: 906829); Mathematics (Toowoomba campus and External: 906819); Psychology Extended (Ipswich campus: 936361; External: 906365); Plant Agricultural Science (External: 906995; Toowoomba campus: 906991); Food Science (External: 906985; Toowoomba campus: 906981); Physical Sciences (External: 906125); Biology (Toowoomba campus and External: 906839); Counselling (Ipswich campus: 936552; External: 926555; Toowoomba campus: 906552); Psychology and Human Physiology (Toowoomba campus: 906321); Mathematics & Statistics (External: 906355; Toowoomba campus: 906351); Psychology (Ipswich campus: 936331; External: 906335; Toowoomba campus: 906331)

CRICOS code (International applicants): 042230E

 On-campus#^†*~External*
Semester intake:Semester 1 (February)
Semester 2 (July)
Semester 3 (November)
Semester 1 (February)
Semester 2 (July)
Semester 3 (November)
Campus:Ipswich, Toowoomba -
Fees:Commonwealth supported place
Domestic full fee paying place
International full fee paying place
Commonwealth supported place
Domestic full fee paying place
International full fee paying place
Residential school:Ipswich/Toowoomba 
Standard duration:3 years full-time, 6 years part-time, 9 years maximum 
Footnotes
#The Psychology Extended major (16 units) is only available on-campus at the Ipswich campus for a Semester 1 entry. Students can complete this extended major at other campuses through a mixture of on-campus and external courses.
^The Physical Sciences major is only offered by external mode.
Not all majors are available to commence in third semester at Toowoomba campus.
*The Wine Science major is not available to international students studying on-campus.
~The Counselling major is not available to international students studying on-campus. Domestic students can complete this major on-campus through a mixture of on-campus and external courses.

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Professional accreditation

The Information Technology major of this program is accredited at professional level by the Australian Computer Society and, through the Seoul Accord, is recognised in other countries.

The Bachelor of Science (Psychology) major is fully accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council as a three-year sequence of study. The Bachelor of Science (Psychology Extended) major will automatically meet full accreditation with the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council as a three-year sequence of study.

The 8 unit Counselling major in the Bachelor of Science (BSCI) is not accredited externally. It is recommended students attend the residential schools within the BSCI Bachelor of Science (Counselling) major in order to accrue a proportion of the required number of hours of face to face instruction/tuition for eligibility to join the Australian Counselling Association (ACA) or the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA) upon graduation.

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Program objectives

On completion of the Bachelor of Science program graduates will:

  • have broad and coherent knowledge and skills, with a level of depth in one or more chosen disciplines of science suitable for professional work and/or further study

  • apply a coherent set of theoretical and technical skills to demonstrate understanding of the principles underlying one or more chosen disciplines

  • have well-developed cognitive, technical and communication skills to select and apply methods and technologies to critically analyse, consolidate and evaluate information in the solution of unpredictable and complex problems

  • be capable of working collaboratively with others to construct and implement problem-solving paradigms to address relevant issues

  • be able to demonstrate autonomy, well directed judgement and responsibility in contexts that require an awareness of the social, moral and legal responsibilities of professional scientists

  • be skilled in the communication of ideas and concepts within broad parameters to provide specialist advice and function.


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Australian Qualifications Framework

The Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) is a single national, comprehensive system of qualifications offered by higher education institutions (including universities), vocational education and training institutions and secondary schools. Each AQF qualification has a set of descriptors which define the type and complexity of knowledge, skills and application of knowledge and skills that a graduate who has been awarded that qualification has attained, and the typical volume of learning associated with that qualification type.

This program is at AQF Qualification Level 07. Graduates at this level will have broad and coherent knowledge and skills for professional work and/or further learning.

The full set of levels criteria and qualification type descriptors can be found by visiting www.aqf.edu.au.

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Program Information Set

View USQ’s admission criteria, student profiles and a summary of all offers made under Course Admission Information Set via the QTAC website.

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Admission requirements

To be eligible for admission, applicants must satisfy the following requirements:

  • Have achieved a minimum Overall Position (OP) 15, tertiary entrance rank 66 or equivalent qualification.^
  • Subject Pre-requisite: English (4,SA) or equivalent (noting there may be additional pre-requisites depending on major).

  • English Language Proficiency requirements for Category 2.


Applicants are advised to also address the following:

  • Recommended Prior Study: dependent on major

  • Assumed Knowledge expectations: Mathematics A (4,SA) or equivalent (additional requirements dependent on major).


Additional Requirements and Recommended Study for Majors

Biology (8 unit major)

Subject Pre-requisites: English (4, SA) or equivalent; From 2019 Mathematics A (4, SA) or equivalent.

Applicants are advised to also address the following:

  • Recommended prior study: Mathematics B and one of Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Science or equivalent. If students do not have the recommended Mathematics B Level for entry then they will be recommended to undertake MAT1000 Mathematics Fundamentals as an elective.

  • Assumed knowledge expectations: Mathematics A or equivalent (until 2019).


Computing (8 unit major)

Subject Pre-requisites: English (4, SA) or equivalent; From 2019 Mathematics A (4, SA) or equivalent.

Applicants are advised to also address the following:

  • Recommended prior study: Mathematics B *(4,SA) or equivalent.

  • Assumed knowledge expectations: Mathematics A*(until 2019) or equivalent.


*Open Access College has courses available via Tertiary Preparation Program which will allow students to up-skill in Mathematics prior to entry.

Counselling (8 unit major)

Subject Pre-requisites: English (4, SA) or equivalent.

Applicants are advised to also address the following:

  • Assumed knowledge expectations: Mathematics A (4, SA) or equivalent.


Environment and Sustainability (8 unit major)

Subject Pre-requisites: English (4, SA); From 2019 Mathematics A (4, SA) or equivalent.

Applicants are advised to also address the following:

  • Recommended prior study: Mathematics B and one of Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Science or equivalents. If students do not have the recommended Mathematics B Level for entry then they will be required to undertake MAT1000 Mathematics Fundamentals as an elective.

  • Assumed knowledge expectations: Mathematics A (4, SA) or equivalent (until 2019).


Food Science (8 unit major)

Subject Pre-requisites: English (4, SA), Mathematics A (4, SA) or equivalent.

Applicants are advised to also address the following:

  • Recommended prior study: Mathematics B and one of Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Science or equivalents. If students do not have the recommended Mathematics B Level for entry then they will be required to undertake MAT1000 Mathematics Fundamentals as an elective.


Human Physiology (8 unit major)

Subject Pre-requisites: English (4, SA) or equivalent; From 2019 Mathematics A (4, SA) or equivalent.

Applicants are advised to also address the following:

  • Recommended prior study: Mathematics B and one of Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Science or equivalent. If students do not have the recommended Mathematics B Level for entry then they will be required to undertake MAT1000 Mathematics Fundamentals as an elective.

  • Assumed knowledge expectations: Mathematics A (4, SA) or equivalent (until 2019)


Information Technology (12 unit major)

Subject Pre-requisites: English (4, SA) or equivalent; From 2019 Mathematics A (4, SA) or equivalent.

Applicants are advised to also address the following:

  • Recommended Prior Study: Mathematics B* or equivalent.

  • Assumed knowledge expectations: Mathematics A* (4, SA) or equivalent (until 2019).


*Open Access College has courses available via Tertiary Preparation Program which will allow students to up-skill in Mathematics prior to entry.

Mathematics (8 unit major)

Subject Pre-requisites: English (4, SA), Mathematics B (4, SA) or equivalent.

Mathematics and Statistics (12 unit major)

Subject Pre-requisites: English (4, SA), Mathematics B (4, SA) or equivalent.

Physical Sciences (8 unit major)

Subject Pre-requisites: English (4, SA); Mathematics A (4, SA) (until 2019); from 2019 Mathematics B (4, SA) or equivalent.

Applicants are advised to also address the following:

  • Recommended prior study: Mathematics B (until 2019), Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Science21 or equivalents. If students do not have the recommended Mathematics B Level for entry then they will be required to undertake MAT1000 Mathematics Fundamentals as an elective.

  • Assumed knowledge expectations: Mathematics A (4, SA) or equivalent (from 2019).


Plant Agricultural Science (8 unit major)

Subject Pre-requisites: English (4, SA), Mathematics A (4, SA) or equivalent.

Applicants are advised to also address the following:

  • Recommended Prior Study: Mathematics B and one of Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Science or equivalents. If students do not have the recommended Mathematics B Level for entry then they will be required to undertake MAT1000 Mathematics Fundamentals as an elective.


Psychology (12 unit major)

Subject Pre-requisites: English (4, SA) or equivalent

Applicants are advised to also address the following:

  • Assumed knowledge expectations: Mathematics A (4,SA) or equivalent


Psychology Extended (16 unit major)

Subject Pre-requisite: English (4, SA) or equivalent

Applicants are advised to also address the following:

  • Assumed knowledge expectations: Mathematics A (4,SA) or equivalent


Wine Science (8 unit major)

Subject Pre-requisite: English (4, SA), Mathematics A (SA) or equivalent.

Applicants are advised to also address the following:

  • Recommended prior study: Mathematics B and one of Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Science or equivalent. If students do not have the recommended Mathematics B Level for entry then they will be recommended to undertake MAT1000 Mathematics Fundamentals as an elective.


All students are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements.

If students do not meet the English language requirements they may apply to study a University-approved English language program. On successful completion of the English language program, students may be admitted to an award program.

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These are determined by the University for specific programs each Semester. The 2017 OP and tertiary entrance ranks are based on agreed QTAC schedules which assess formal study at Year 12 or equivalent level, tertiary, preparatory, professional or vocational qualifications or work experience, as detailed in the QTAC Assessment of Qualifications Manual and QTAC Assessor Guidelines.

Bonus ranks may help you get into the program of your choice by increasing your OP/Rank. The bonus ranks don't apply to all applicants or all programs. Please read the information on USQ's Admissions bonus scheme carefully to find out what you may be eligible for.

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Program fees

Commonwealth supported place

A Commonwealth supported place is where the Australian Government makes a contribution towards the cost of a student's higher education andstudents pay a student contribution amount, which varies depending on the courses undertaken. Students are able to calculate the fees for a particular course via the Course Fee Finder.

Commonwealth Supported students may be eligible to defer their fees through a Government loan called HECS-HELP.

Domestic full fee paying place

Domestic full fee paying places are funded entirely through the full fees paid by the student. Full fees vary depending on the courses that are taken. Students are able to calculate the fees for a particular course via the Course Fee Finder.

Domestic full fee paying students may be eligible to defer their fees through a Government loan called FEE-HELP provided they meet the residency and citizenship requirements.

Australian citizens, Permanent Humanitarian Visa holders, Permanent Resident visa holders and New Zealand citizens who will be resident outside Australia for the duration of their program pay full tuition fees and are not eligible for FEE-Help.

International full fee paying place

International students pay full fees. Full fees vary depending on the courses that are taken and whether they are studied on-campus, via distance education/online. Students are able to calculate the fees for a particular course via the Course Fee Finder.

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Program structure

The Bachelor of Science consists of 24 units comprising 4 core units of Foundation Studies courses with combinations of 16, 12 or 8-unit majors, 4-unit minors and approved elective courses as specified for each major as follows:

  • one 16-unit major, 4-unit Foundation Studies and one 4-unit minor

  • one 16-unit major, 4-unit Foundation Studies and 4 units of elective courses

  • one 12-unit major, 4-unit Foundation Studies and one 8-unit major*^

  • one 12-unit major, 4-unit Foundation Studies, one 4-unit minor study and 4 units of elective courses

  • one 12-unit major, 4-unit Foundation Studies and 8 units of elective courses, or

  • two 8-unit majors, 4-unit Foundation Studies and 4 units of elective courses*

  • one 8-unit major, 4-unit Foundation Studies and 12 units of elective courses approved by the Program Coordinator.


*The second 8-unit major can be chosen from any approved 8-unit major in the University. Students should ensure that they complete the appropriate courses in their second major in order to graduate with a double major in the Bachelor of Science. The selection of a suitable block of Foundation Studies courses will be based on the majors chosen and will require Program Coordinator approval.
^The Information Technology and Computing Majors, and the Mathematics and the Mathematics and Statistics majors cannot be combined towards a double major in the program.

At least four courses in the program will be at level 3 and no more than 10 courses in the program will be at level 1.. Where two majors are chosen which have some compulsory courses in common, the overlap will be made up by taking extra major approved courses defined in those majors.

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Required time limits

Students have a maximum of 9 years to complete this program.

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Core courses

Foundation Studies

In general, Foundation Studies courses will be selected according to major as follows except with the permission of the Program Coordinator.

  Computing, Information Technology, Mathematics and Statistics, Mathematics  Plant Agricultural Science, Environment & Sustainability, Food Science, Human Physiology, Biology, Wine Science^  Counselling, Psychology and Psychology Extended  Physical Sciences^ 
Communication Studies  CMS1000   CMS1100 *  CMS1000   CMS1100 * 
Enabling Studies 1  CSC1401   SCI1001   SCI1001   CSC1401  
Statistics  STA2300   STA2300   STA2300   STA2300  
Enabling Studies 2  MAT1101 +  MAT1100^#  PSY1030   MAT1100 ^# 

Footnotes
^If students do not have the recommended Mathematics B level for entry then they will be required to undertake MAT1000 as an elective before they attempt MAT1100 Foundation Mathematics .
*Students can study CMS1000 instead of CMS1100 if they wish.
+If students do not have the recommended Mathematics B level for entry then they should take TPP7182 Mathematics Tertiary Preparation 2 or will be required to undertake MAT1000 Mathematics Fundamentals as an elective before they attempt MAT1101 Discrete Mathematics for Computing .
#This course is equivalent to MAT1500 .

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Major studies

The following majors are available in the Bachelor of Science:

16-unit major (contain at least four Level 3 courses)

  • Psychology Extended


12-unit majors (contain at least three Level 3 courses)

  • Mathematics & Statistics

  • Information Technology

  • Psychology


8-unit majors (contain at least two Level 3 courses)

  • Biology

  • Computing

  • Counselling

  • Environment and Sustainability

  • Food Science

  • Human Physiology

  • Mathematics

  • Physical Sciences

  • Plant Agricultural Science

  • Wine Science


Specific majors

In this section:

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Psychology Extended (16-unit major)

Psychology Extended major objectives

The Bachelor of Science (Psychology Extended) program aims to produce graduates who have advanced knowledge and skills in psychology. Participation in the capstone experience will provide students with the acquired ability to research independently, apply theory and develop academic expertise in their chosen focus of area in psychology. The Program will extend student's appreciation of the contributions made by psychologists to society.

Many people who study psychology will not go on to become psychologists, but will find their training in psychology to be highly relevant and useful in their lives and work. Those who do become psychologists may work in a variety of settings including hospitals, schools, government bodies, large corporations, or in private practice. The Psychology Extended major will provide students with a broader knowledge of psychology-related knowledge and skills, which more than satisfy the minimum requirements for affiliate membership of relevant professional bodies, most notably the Australian Psychological Society.

Graduates who have completed the Extended major in Psychology will be able to:

  • apply knowledge of the breadth and depth of the major fields in contemporary Psychology to describe and explain human behaviour in multiple contexts:

  • systematically apply this knowledge in specific contexts such as mental health (clinical psychology), the workplace (organisational psychology), legal settings (law and psychology), education or sport psychology.

  • conduct research and report the findings to lay persons and the scientific community at large

  • prepare and develop a portfolio, which documents learning of identified outcomes and reflections of metacognitive processes

  • develop a broad range of skills, which are suited to occupations requiring the study or application of behavioural science in both the public and private sector


Psychology Extended Major Courses

This is a 16-unit extended major. Along with the Foundation Studies courses prescribed above, students must take the following 16 units of courses:

Courses  Semester(s) Offered  Mode 
PSY1010 Foundation Psychology A  1, 3  ONC, ONL 
PSY1020 Foundation Psychology B  1, 2  ONC, ONL 
PSY2010 Social Processes of Behaviour  ONC, ONL 
PSY2020 Motivation and Emotion  ONC, ONL 
PSY2030 Developmental Psychology  ONC, ONL 
PSY2040 Human Information Processing  ONC, ONL 
PSY2100 Research Methods in Psychology A  ONC, EXT 
PSY3010 Assessment of Behaviour  ONC,ONL 
PSY3030 Abnormal Psychology  ONC, ONL 
PSY3050 Counselling Psychology  ONC, ONL 
PSY3060 Learning and Behaviour Change  ONC, ONL 
PSY3111 Research Methods in Psychology B  ONC, ONL 
PSY4080 Psychology Complementary Studies A  ONC 
PSY4090 Psychology Complementary Studies B  ONC 
Two third-year level courses from the below list of psychology approved courses     

To complete the award, students taking a 16-unit extended major must additionally undertake one of the following choices:

  • 4 units of general elective courses; these can be selected from the list of psychology approved courses, or from any discipline, and may be at any year level, or

  • one 4-unit minor.


Minor studies

Minor studies are a set of courses as defined in the Minor Studies section of the Handbook.

Electives

General electives can be selected from the table of psychology approved courses below or from any courses at Levels 1, 2 and 3 offered by USQ subject to satisfaction of pre-requisite requirements, timetabling constraints, quotas, and program requirements. Please note that Diploma of Science Foundation core courses are not permitted as electives and students must not take more than ten level 1 courses in the program overall.

Unsuitable electives

For various reasons, the following courses will not be approved as electives for students majoring in Psychology in the Bachelor of Science program:

DIP1000, DIP1001, DIP1002 and DIP1003.

Psychology Extended approved elective courses

Courses  Semester(s) Offered  Mode 
PSY3101 Career Assessment and Development  ONL 
PSY3110 Clinical Health Psychology  ONL 
PSY3120 History and Systems of Psychology  ONL 
PSY3250 Sport and Exercise Psychology  ONL 
PSY3730 Industrial and Organisational Psychology  ONL 
PSY3400 Neuropsychology  ONL 
PSY3500 Personality Theory  ONL 

Note: The psychology approved courses offered can change from year to year. For information about which psychology approved courses are being offered in any particular year, students are directed to the course specification site for that particular year. Students are responsible for ensuring that they do not enrol in, or continue to be enrolled in, courses for which they have not satisfied the enrolment requirements (e.g., the necessary pre-requisites).

The recommended enrolment patterns for students with no exemptions, and the enrolment requirements for courses in the extended major, is given in the table that follows. If students are granted exemptions from specific compulsory courses or from approved elective courses, they may need to modify the recommended enrolment pattern.

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Mathematics and Statistics (12-unit major)

Mathematics and Statistics Major Objectives

Graduates who have completed the major in Mathematics and Statistics will be able to:

  • understand fundamentals of mathematical analysis at the undergraduate level

  • show a sound knowledge of important theories and techniques of applied mathematics, statistics and computing

  • apply their knowledge to solve practical problems that they are likely to encounter in science, industry, business or government instrumentalities

  • continue to develop their abilities through research, discussion and private study

  • use computer packages to solve problems in statistics, mathematics and modelling

  • satisfy the minimum requirements for graduate membership of relevant professional bodies.


Mathematics and Statistics Major Courses

This is a 12-unit major. Along with the Foundation Studies courses prescribed above, students must take the following 12 units of courses:

Courses  Semester(s) Offered  Mode 
MAT1102 Algebra and Calculus I  ONC, ONL 
STA2302 Statistical Inference  ONC, ONL 
MAT1200 Operations Research 1  ONC,ONL 
MAT2100 Algebra and Calculus II  ONC, ONL 
MAT2409 High Performance Numerical Computing  ONC, ONL 
MAT3201 Operations Research 2*  ONC, ONL 
STA2301 Distribution Theory  ONC, ONL 
MAT3103 Mathematical Modelling and Dynamical Systems**  ONC, ONL 
MAT3104 Mathematical Modelling in Financial Economics*  ONC, ONL 
MAT3105 Harmony of Partial Differential Equations**  ONC, ONL 
STA3300 Experimental Design  ONC, ONL 
STA3301 Statistical Models  ONC, ONL 

Footnotes
*The on-campus offering of this course is offered in odd years only .
**The on-campus offering of this course is offered in even years only.

To complete the award, students taking a 12-unit major must undertake one of the following:

  • one 8 unit second major, excluding the Mathematics major

  • 8 units of general electives.


Second Major

Second majors can be chosen from any of the eight-unit majors defined below for the Bachelor of Science (except Mathematics) or, with the approval of the Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences, from other eight-unit majors from other undergraduate programs in the University.

Minor Studies

Minor studies are a set of courses as defined in the Minor Studies section of the Handbook.

Electives

General electives are courses chosen from any other Level 1, 2 or 3 courses in the University. It is strongly recommended that students choose STA3200 Multivariate Statistical Methods as an elective. Students must not take more than ten level 1 courses in the program overall..

Unsuitable Electives

For various reasons, the following courses will not be approved as electives for students majoring in Mathematics and Statistics in the Bachelor of Science program:

CSC1402, MAT1000, MAT1001, MAT1100 , MAT1500, ENG1500, MAC1901, ENM1500.

Students will require the approval of the Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences if they wish to include MAT1000 Mathematics Fundamentals and MAT1100 Foundation Mathematics as electives towards the Bachelor of Science program majoring in Mathematics and Statistics.

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Information Technology (12-unit major)

Information Technology Major Objectives

Graduates who have completed the major in Information Technology will be able to:

  • work as a professional in the Information Technology industry

  • show a sound understanding of several key areas of computing

  • have a broad knowledge in computing

  • have basic skills in software development and computer systems

  • show sound presentation and communication skills required in the computing industry

  • satisfy academic admission requirements for membership of relevant professional bodies.


Information Technology Major Courses

This is a 12-unit major. Along with the Foundation Studies courses prescribed above, students must take the following 12 units of courses:

Courses  Semester(s) Offered  Mode 
ELE1301 Computer Engineering  ONC, ONL 
CSC2401 Algorithms and Data Structures  ONC, ONL 
CIS1000 Information Systems Concepts  1, 2, 3  ONC, ONL 
CSC2402 Object-Oriented Programming in C++  ONC, ONL 
CSC2408 Software Development Tools  1, 2  ONC, EXT 
CSC3600 ICT Professional Project^  1,2  ONC, ONL 
Six of the following, with at least three being Level 3 courses :     
CSC3420 Mobile Internet Technology  ONC, ONL 
CSC2404 Operating Systems  ONC, ONL 
CSC3412 System and Security Administration  ONC, ONL 
CSC2406 Web Technology 1  ONC, ONL 
CSC2407 Introduction to Software Engineering  ONC, ONL 
CSC3400 Database Systems  ONC, EXT 
CSC3403 Comparative Programming Languages  ONC, ONL 
CSC3407 Network Fundamentals and Routing  ONC, ONL 
CSC3426 Web Technology 2*  ONC, EXT 
CSC3413 Network Design and Analysis  ONC, ONL 
CSC3427 Switching, Wireless and WAN Technologies  ONC, ONL 

Footnotes
^From Semester 2, 2016, CSC3600 becomes a compulsory course.
*Students will need to complete CSC2406 prior to enrolling in CSC3426.

To complete the award, students taking a 12-unit major must undertake one of the following:

  • one 8 unit second major, excluding the Computing major

  • 4 units of general elective courses and one 4 unit minor study; or

  • 8 units of general electives.


Second Major

Second majors can be chosen from any of the eight-unit majors defined below for the Bachelor of Science (except Computing) or, with the approval of the Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences, from other eight-unit majors from other undergraduate programs in the University.

Minor Studies

Minor studies are a set of courses as defined in the Minor Studies section of the Handbook.

Electives

General electives are courses chosen from other Level 1, 2 or 3 courses in the University. Students must not take more than ten level 1 courses in the program overall.

Unsuitable Electives

For various reasons, the following courses will not be approved as electives for students majoring in Information Technology in the Bachelor of Science program:

CSC1402, CIS2000, and CIS2002.

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Psychology (12-unit major)

Psychology Major Objectives

Graduates who have completed the major in Psychology will be able to:

  • demonstrate a sound understanding of the scope and focus of the major fields in contemporary Psychology

  • gain employment in the public and private sectors as behavioural science graduates or as graduates with a broad range of skills

  • satisfy the minimum requirements for affiliate membership of relevant professional bodies, most notably the Australian Psychological Society

  • conduct research and report the findings to lay persons and the scientific community at large.


Psychology Major Courses

This is a 12-unit major. Along with the Foundation Studies courses prescribed above, students must take the following 12 units of courses:

Courses  Semester(s) Offered  Mode 
PSY1010 Foundation Psychology A  1, 3  ONC, ONL 
PSY1020 Foundation Psychology B  1, 2  ONC, ONL 
PSY2010 Social Processes of Behaviour  ONC, ONL 
PSY2020 Motivation and Emotion  ONC, ONL 
PSY2030 Developmental Psychology  ONC, ONL 
PSY2040 Human Information Processing  ONC, ONL 
PSY2100 Research Methods in Psychology A  ONC, EXT 
PSY3010 Assessment of Behaviour  ONC, ONL 
PSY3030 Abnormal Psychology  ONC,ONL 
PSY3050 Counselling Psychology  ONC, ONL 
PSY3060 Learning and Behaviour Change  ONC, ONL 
PSY3111 Research Methods in Psychology B  ONC, EXT 

To complete the award, students taking a 12-unit major must undertake one of the following:

  • one further 8 unit second major

  • 4 units of general elective courses and one 4 unit minor study, or

  • 8 units of general electives.


Second Major

Second majors can be chosen from any of the other eight-unit majors defined for the Bachelor of Science , (Biology or Human Physiology) or, with the approval of the Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences, from other eight-unit majors from other undergraduate programs in the University.

The double major Psychology and Human Physiology, will provide an appreciation of the connections between psychological and physiological aspects of human health and is highly recommended by the Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences.

The double major Psychology and Counselling, will provide an opportunity to develop skills in counselling in addition to completing the accredited sequence of psychology courses, which may enhance future career and employability prospects and is highly recommended by the Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences.

Other majors in the University which have been taken as a second major with psychology include


Students intending to take a second major should begin enrolment in these courses in the first year of full-time enrolment, or the second year of part-time enrolment.

Minor Studies

Minor studies are a set of courses as defined in the Minor Studies section of the Handbook.

Electives

General electives can be selected from the table of psychology approved courses below or from any courses at Levels 1, 2 and 3 offered by USQ subject to satisfaction of pre-requisite requirements, timetabling constraints, quotas and program requirements. Please note that Diploma of Science Foundation core courses are not permitted as electives. Students must not take more than ten level 1 courses in the program overall.

Unsuitable Electives

For various reasons, the following courses will not be approved as electives for students majoring in Psychology in the Bachelor of Science program:

DIP1000, DIP1001, DIP1002 and DIP1003.

Psychology Approved Courses

Courses  Semester(s) Offered  Mode 
PSY3101 Career Assessment and Development  ONL 
PSY3110 Clinical Health Psychology  ONL 
PSY3120 History and Systems of Psychology  ONL 
PSY3250 Sport and Exercise Psychology  ONL 
PSY3730 Industrial and Organisational Psychology  ONL 
PSY3400 Neuropsychology  ONL 
PSY3500 Personality Theory  ONL 

Note: The psychology approved courses offered changes from year to year. For information about what psychology approved courses are being offered in any particular year students are directed to the course specification site for that particular year. Students are responsible for ensuring that they do not enrol in, or continue to be enrolled in, courses for which they have not satisfied the enrolment requirements (e.g., the necessary pre-requisites).

The recommended enrolment patterns for students with no exemptions, and the enrolment requirements for courses in the major, is given in the table that follows. If students are granted exemptions from specific compulsory courses or from approved courses, they may need to modify the recommended enrolment pattern.

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Eight-unit majors

Eight-unit major objectives

The eight-unit majors are designed to:

  • allow students to receive a broad-based education

  • allow students to study at least one discipline area to Third Level

  • prepare students for teaching in appropriate areas to Grade 12 level in Secondary Schools, subject to further study

  • cater for students who aspire to professional studies that require a general first degree for admission

  • form a basis for study at postgraduate diploma level, honours level or higher.


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Biology (8-unit major)

Biology Major Courses

Courses  Semester(s) Offered  Mode 
BIO1101 Biology 1  ONC, EXT* 
BIO2103 Biology 2  ONC, EXT* 
Two of the following six courses :     
BIO1104 Medical Microbiology and Immunology 1  ONC, EXT* 
BIO2119 Human Biochemistry 1  ONC,ONL 
REN2200 Ecology for Sustainability  ONC, ONL 
CHE1110 Chemistry 1  ONC, EXT* 
BIO2219 Genetics  ONC, ONL 
CHE2120 Chemistry 2  ONC, EXT* 
Four of the following courses, with at least two being Level 3 courses (provided prerequisites have been met):     
BIO2106 Medical Microbiology and Immunology 2  ONC, ONL 
BIO2107 Cell and Molecular Biology 1  ONC, ONL 
BIO2118 Human Physiology and Pharmacology 1  ONC, ONL 
REN1201 Environmental Studies  ONC, ONL 
REN2200 Ecology for Sustainability  ONC, ONL 
BIO2202 Plant Physiology  ONC, EXT* 
BIO2218 Human Physiology and Pharmacology 2+  ONC, ONL 
BIO3206 Medical Microbiology and Immunology 3  ONC, ONL 
BIO3207 Cell and Molecular Biology 2  ONC, ONL 
BIO3219 Human Biochemistry 2  ONC, ONL 
REN3301 Biodiversity and Conservation  ONC, ONL 
REN3302 Sustainable Resource Use  ONC, ONL 

Footnotes
*This offering has a highly recommended residential school (linked to an assessment item and non-attendance will mean a student misses an element for assessment preparation or an element of assessment).
+The on-campus Toowoomba offering of this course will not be available in 2017.

To complete the award, students taking an eight-unit major must undertake either:

  • one further 8 unit second major and 4 units of general elective courses or

  • a further 12 units of approved courses negotiated with the Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences.


Second Major

Second majors can be chosen from any of the other eight-unit majors defined for the Bachelor of Science or, with the approval of the Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences, from other eight-unit majors from other undergraduate programs in the University.

Minor Studies

Minor studies are a set of courses as defined in the Minor Studies section of the Handbook.

Electives

General electives are courses chosen from other Level 1, 2 or 3 courses in the University. Students must not take more than ten level 1 courses in the program overall.

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Computing (8-unit major)

Computing Major Courses

Courses  Semester(s) Offered  Mode 
ELE1301 Computer Engineering  ONC, ONL 
CSC2401 Algorithms and Data Structures  ONC, ONL 
CSC2402 Object-Oriented Programming in C++  ONC, ONL 
CSC2408 Software Development Tools  1, 2  ONC, EXT 
CIS1000 Information Systems Concepts  1, 2, 3  ONC,ONL 
Three of the following courses:     
CSC2406 Web Technology 1  ONC, ONL 
CSC3400 Database Systems  ONC, EXT 
CSC3403 Comparative Programming Languages  ONC, ONL 
CSC3407 Network Fundamentals and Routing  ONC,ONL 
CSC3412 System and Security Administration  ONC, ONL 
CSC3413 Network Design and Analysis  ONC, ONL 
CSC3426 Web Technology 2*  ONC, ONL 
CSC3420 Mobile Internet Technology  ONC, ONL 
CSC3427 Switching, Wireless and WAN Technologies  ONC, ONL 

Footnotes
*Students will need to complete CSC2406 as an elective prior to enrolling in this course.

To complete the award, students taking an eight-unit major must undertake either:

  • one further 8 unit second major and 4 units of general elective courses or

  • a further 12 units of approved courses negotiated with the Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences.


Second Major

Second majors can be chosen from any of the other eight-unit majors defined for the Bachelor of Science or, with the approval of the Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences, from other eight-unit majors from other undergraduate programs in the University.

Minor Studies

Minor studies are a set of courses as defined in the Minor Studies section of the Handbook.

Electives

General electives are courses chosen from other Level 1, 2 or 3 courses in the University. Students must not take more than ten level 1 courses in the program overall.

Unsuitable Electives

For various reasons, the following courses will not be approved as electives for students majoring in Computing in the Bachelor of Science program:

CSC1402, CIS2000, and CIS2002.

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Counselling (8-unit major)

Graduates who have completed the major in Counselling will have an overview of counselling theories and practice and basic counselling skills. This major is not accredited externally with the PACFA however attendance at residential schools will contribute towards a proportion of the required number of hours to join a PACFA affiliate.

Counselling Major Courses

Compulsory Courses  Semester(s) Offered  Mode 
CDS1001 Human Relations and Communications *  ONC, EXT 
CDS1002 Counselling Skills*  ONC, EXT 
CDS3002 Counselling Theory and Practice*  ONC, EXT 
CDS3004 Counselling Theory and Practice 2*  EXT 
Choose any four of the following courses     
CDS3001 Assessment and Report Writing in Counselling*  ONC, EXT 
CDS3005 Counselling Theory and Practice 3*  ONC, EXT 
CDS2002 Field Placement A~  1 & 2  ONL 
PSY3101 Career Assessment and Development  ONL 
PSY2050 Facilitation and Negotiation+  ONC, EXT 
EDO2104 Families and Society  2 & 3  ONL 
EDU5325 Child Abuse and Neglect: Intervention, Protection and Prevention^  ONL 
EDU5335 Emotional and Behavioural Problems of Children and Adolescents^  ONL 
SCI3302 Industry Placement~  1, 2 & 3  ONC,EXT 

Footnotes
*For on-campus and external students attendance at residential schools is highly recommended as residential school attendance will be recorded to enable the student to demonstrate that they meet a proportion of the required number of hours of face-to-face instruction/tuition for eligibility to join a PACFA affiliate upon graduation. Students not attending the residential school will not accrue any hours toward eligibility to join a PACFA affiliate upon graduation.
~Numbers of enrolments are limited. Students must have an approved placement before being able to enrol. Students should request to enrol by contacting USQ.
+The external offering of this course will not be available in 2017.
^Students are required to enrol in EDU5325 and EDU5335 as early as possible in the required year of study as places are limited.

To complete the award, students taking an eight-unit major must undertake either:

  • one further 8 unit second major and 4 units of general elective courses or

  • a further 12 units of approved courses negotiated with the Program Coordinator.


Second Major

Second majors can be chosen from any of the other eight-unit majors defined for the Bachelor of Science or, with the approval of the Program Coordinator, from other eight-unit majors from other undergraduate programs in the University.

Minor Studies

Minor studies are a set of courses as defined in the Minor Studies section of the Handbook.

Electives

General electives are courses chosen from other Level 1, 2 or 3 courses in the University. Students must not take more than ten level 1 courses in the program overall.

Residential Schools

CDS1001, CDS1002, CDS3001, CDS3002, CDS3004 and CDS3005. Attendance at the Residential School for these courses is highly recommended; attendance will be recorded to enable the student to demonstrate that they meet a proportion of the required number of hours of face-to-face instruction/tuition for eligibility to join a PACFA affiliate upon graduation.

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Environment and Sustainability (8-unit major)

Environment and Sustainability Major Objectives

Graduates who have completed the major in Environment and Sustainability will be able to:

  • demonstrate more than a basic competence in climatology, physics, statistics and mathematics, environmental science, ecology and conservation, natural resource management and sustainability

  • demonstrate a detailed knowledge of major environmental issues, human impacts and key climate mechanisms and apply this knowledge towards more sustainable environmental and resource management

  • have a sound comprehension of the social, political and environmental implications of human impacts and global environmental changes

  • apply the principles of sustainability in a wide diversity of professional opportunities


Environment and Sustainability Major Courses

Courses  Semester(s) Offered  Mode 
REN1201 Environmental Studies*  ONC, ONL 
REN2200 Ecology for Sustainability  ONC, ONL 
REN3301 Biodiversity and Conservation  ONC, ONL 
REN3302 Sustainable Resource Use  ONC, ONL 
CLI1110 Weather and Climate  ONC, ONL 
CLI2201 Climate Change and Variability  ONC,ONL 
CLI3301 Climate and Environment Risk Assessment  ONC, ONL 
CLI3302 Adaptation to Climate Change  ONC, ONL 

Footnotes
*Available on-campus at Springfield and Toowoomba campuses.

Second Major

Second majors can be chosen from any of the other eight-unit majors defined for the Bachelor of Science or, with the approval of the Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences, from other eight-unit majors from other undergraduate programs in the University.

There are a number of other courses, minors and majors with a focus on sustainability that students may wish to study.

Minor Studies

Minor studies are a set of courses as defined in the Minor Studies section of the Handbook.

Electives

General electives are courses chosen from other Level 1, 2 or 3 courses in the University. It is recommended that students choose SCI3301 Science Project as an elective. Students must not take more than ten level 1 courses in the program overall.

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Food Science (8-unit major)

Food Science Courses

Courses  Semester(s) Offered  Mode 
BIO1810 Introduction to Food Science  ONC, ONL 
CHE2810 Food Chemistry*  ONC, ONL 
BIO2810 Nutrition and Health*  ONC, ONL 
CHE2820 Principles of Food Analysis*  ONC, ONL 
BIO3810 Food Processing#  ONC, ONL 
BIO3811 Food Product Development#  ONC, ONL 
BIO3820 Food Microbiology#  ONC, ONL 
BIO3821 Food Quality Assurance#  ONC, ONL 

Footnotes
*This course will be introduced in 2018.
#This course will be introduced in 2019.

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Human Physiology (8-unit major)

Human Physiology Major Courses

Choose 8 courses from the following, with at least two being Level 3 courses (provided prerequisites have been met)

Courses  Semester(s) Offered  Mode 
BIO1101 Biology 1  ONC, EXT* 
BIO1203 Human Anatomy and Physiology 1  1,3   ONC, EXT* 
BIO1204 Introduction to Biomedical Sciences  ONC, EXT* 
BIO1206 Human Anatomy and Physiology 2  ONC, ONL 
SES2104 Exercise Physiology  ONC, ONL 
BIO2118 Human Physiology and Pharmacology 1  ONC, ONL 
BIO2218 Human Physiology and Pharmacology 2+  ONC, ONL 
BIO3101 Human Physiology and Pharmacology in Disease 1  ONC, ONL 
BIO3102 Human Pathophysiology  ONC, ONL 
BIO3201 Human Physiology and Pharmacology in Disease 2  ONC, ONL 

Footnotes
*This offering has a highly recommended residential school (linked to an assessment item and non-attendance will mean a student misses an element for assessment preparation or an element of assessment)
+ The on-campus Toowoomba offering of this course will not be available in 2017.

Second Major

Second majors can be chosen from any of the other eight-unit majors defined for the Bachelor of Science or, with the approval of the Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences, from other eight-unit majors from other undergraduate programs in the University.

Minor Studies

Minor studies are a set of courses as defined in the Minor Studies section of the Handbook. Students must not take more than ten level 1 courses in the program overall.

Electives

General electives are courses chosen from other Level 1, 2 or 3 courses in the University.

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Mathematics (8-unit major)

Mathematics Major Courses

Courses  Semester(s) Offered  Mode 
MAT1102 Algebra and Calculus I  ONC, ONL 
MAT2409 High Performance Numerical Computing  ONC, ONL 
MAT1200 Operations Research 1  ONC, ONL 
MAT2100 Algebra and Calculus II  ONC, ONL 
MAT3103 Mathematical Modelling and Dynamical Systems*  ONC,ONL 
MAT3104 Mathematical Modelling in Financial Economics**  ONC, ONL 
MAT3105 Harmony of Partial Differential Equations*  ONC, ONL 
MAT3201 Operations Research 2**  ONC, ONL 

Footnotes
*The on-campus offering of this course is offered in even years only.
**The on-campus offering of this course is offered in odd years only.

To complete the award, students taking an eight-unit major must undertake either:

  • one further 8 unit second major and 4 units of general elective courses or

  • a further 12 units of approved courses negotiated with the Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences.


Second Major

Second majors can be chosen from any of the other eight-unit majors defined for the Bachelor of Science or, with the approval of the Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences, from other eight-unit majors from other undergraduate programs in the University.

Minor Studies

Minor studies are a set of courses as defined in the Minor Studies section of the Handbook.

Electives

General electives are courses chosen from other Level 1, 2 or 3 courses in the University. Students must not take more than ten level 1 courses in the program overall.

Unsuitable Electives

Students will require approval from the Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences if they wish to include MAT1000 Mathematics Fundamentals and MAT1100 Foundation Mathematics as electives towards the Bachelor of Science program majoring in Mathematics.

For various reasons, the following courses will not be approved as electives for students majoring in Mathematics in the Bachelor of Science program:

CSC1402, MAT1000, MAT1001, MAT1500 , MAT1100, MAC1901, ENM1500 ENG1500 .

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Physical Sciences (8-unit major)

Physical Sciences Major Courses

Courses  Semester(s) Offered  Mode 
PHY1104 Physics 1  ONL 
PHY1911 Physics 2  ONL 
PHY1101 Astronomy 1  ONL 
PHY1107 Astronomy 2  ONL 
PHY2204 Astronomy and Astrophysics  ONL 
PHY2206 Medical Physics  ONL 
PHY3303 Modern Physics  EXT* 
PHY3304 Photonics^  EXT* 

Footnotes
*This offering has a highly recommended residential school (linked to an assessment item and non-attendance will mean a student misses an element for assessment preparation or an element of assessment).
^Students who have completed PHYS313 through UNE are unable to enrol in PHY3304.

Notes:

Those completing their program and seeking automatic eligibility for Australian Institute of Physics (AIP) membership should consult with the Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences regarding replacing PHY3304 Photonics with the previous major course UNE course PHYS313 Applied Photonics, and replacing PHY1101 Astronomy 1 and PHY1107 Astronomy 2 as major courses with the previous major courses CLI2201 Climate Change and of one of the following other non-USQ courses: UNE course PHYS207 Fluid Mechanics, PHYS211 Electronics or USC course SPX202 Biomechanics. AIP accreditation renewal of the BSc (Physical Sciences) will be sought on the basis of the inclusion of USQ courses only as major courses as per the above table. Whether following the previous or new enrolment pattern, inclusion of the courses MAT1102 Algebra and Calculus I , MAT2100 Algebra and Calculus II , MAT2409 High Performance Numerical Computing and SCI3301 Science Project is recommended if seeking automatic eligibility for AIP membership upon graduation.

Second Major

Second majors can be chosen from any of the other eight-unit majors defined for the Bachelor of Science or, with the approval of the Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences, from other eight-unit majors from other undergraduate programs in the University.

Minor Studies

Minor studies are a set of courses as defined in the Minor Studies section of the Handbook.

Electives

General electives are courses chosen from other Level 1, 2 or 3 courses in the University. Students must not take more than ten level 1 courses in the program overall.

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Plant Agricultural Science (8-unit major)

Plant Agricultural Science Major Courses

Courses  Semester(s) Offered  Mode 
BIO1101 Biology 1  ONC, EXT* 
AGR2301 Agricultural Science  ONC, ONL 
BIO2202 Plant Physiology  ONC, EXT* 
BIO2219 Genetics  ONC,ONL 
AGR2303 Agronomy#  ONC, ONL 
AGR3304 Soil Science  ONC, ONL 
AGR3303 Agricultural Materials and Post-Harvest Technologies  ONC, ONL 
BIO3318 Plant Microbe Interactions+  ONC, EXT* 

Footnotes
*This offering has a highly recommended residential school (linked to an assessment item and non-attendance will mean a student misses an element for assessment preparation or an element of assessment).
#This course will be introduced in 2018.
+This course will be introduced in 2019.

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Wine Science (8-unit major)

Wine Science Major Courses

Courses  Semester(s) Offered  Mode 
WIN1101 Grape and Wine Production  ONL 
WIN2200 Viticultural and Winemaking Practice  EXT** 
WIN2215 Wine Biochemistry and Microbiology  ONL 
WIN2210 Viticultural Principles and Production  ONL 
WIN2220 Wine Production  ONL 
WIN3310 Wine Sensory Analysis  EXT** 
WIN3304 Viticultural and Winemaking Practice 2  ONC** 
SCI3302 Industry Placement  1, 2, 3  ONC, EXT 

Footnotes
**This offering requires attendance at a mandatory residential school.

Second Major

Second majors can be chosen from any of the other eight-unit majors defined for the Bachelor of Science or, with the approval of the Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences, from other eight-unit majors from other undergraduate programs in the University.

Minor Studies

Minor studies are a set of courses as defined in the Minor Studies section of the Handbook.

Electives

General electives are courses chosen from other Level 1, 2 or 3 courses in the University. Students must not take more than ten level 1 courses in the program overall.

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IT requirements

Students should visit the USQ minimum computing standards to check that their computers are capable of running the appropriate software and versions of Internet web browsers and to check the minimum and recommended standards for software.

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Residential schools

The attendance requirement of residential schools within this degree is indicated by the following letters: V = Voluntary; O = Optional; C = Compulsory; R = Recommended; HR = Highly Recommended; M = Mandatory. Further information is available here and in the Policy and Procedure Library

Certain courses within some of the majors involve residential schools:


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Related programs

Requirements for Entry to Graduate Diploma in Learning and Teaching

Students intending to become secondary school teachers are advised that they may need to complete a postgraduate teacher entry qualification (such as the one-year GDTL Graduate Diploma of Learning and Teaching ) after completion of their undergraduate program. For further information, students should refer to the Education section of this Handbook or address enquiries to the Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts.

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Exit points

Students who, for whatever reason, are unable to complete the Bachelor of Science and who satisfy all of the requirements may exit with a DPSC Diploma of Science (Environment and Sustainability) or a DPSC Diploma of Science (Physical Sciences).

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Credit

Exemptions/credit will be assessed based on the USQ Credit and Exemption Procedure.

For PSY course exemptions – Psychology courses taken at another university or institution will only be considered for psychology exemptions if the courses were part of an APAC (Australian Psychology Accreditation Council) accredited sequence. APAC regulations clearly state that only courses taken within an APAC sequence can be used for exemptions from any PSY courses.

Transferring students - students who transfer into the BSCI from another USQ program, such as the BHMS Bachelor of Human Services (Counselling), will have all relevant courses transferred as per USQ policy. Completed courses will be transferred and treated as non-psychology general electives as per to APAC regulations. For example, EDC1100 Lifespan Development and Learning will be treated as a non-psychology general elective as it is not equivalent to PSY2030 Developmental Psychology and does not form part of an APAC accredited sequence.

Recommended enrolment patterns

In this section:

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Recommended enrolment pattern - Psychology Extended

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.

Students studying part-time should complete the major in a logical sequence as to reflect as close as possible the enrolment pattern below.


CourseYear of program and semester
in which course is normally studied
Enrolment requirements
On-campus
(ONC)
External
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
YearSemYearSemYearSem

Year 1

SCI1001 Succeeding in Science1121
CMS1000 Communication and Scholarship1111,2,3Enrolment is not permitted in CMS1000 if MGT1200 has been previously completed.
PSY1010 Foundation Psychology A1111,3
General Elective1121
PSY1030 Cross-Cultural and Indigenous Psychology1212,3
PSY1020 Foundation Psychology B1212
STA2300 Data Analysis*1231,2,3
General Elective1222

Year 2

PSY2010 Social Processes of Behaviour2131Pre-requisite: PSY1010
PSY2020 Motivation and Emotion2131Pre-requisite: PSY1010
PSY2100 Research Methods in Psychology A2141Pre-requisite: PSY1010 and STA2300. For students enrolled in Program BSSC with a major in BES: PSY1010 and STA3100
General Elective2141
PSY2030 Developmental Psychology2232Pre-requisite: PSY1010
PSY2040 Human Information Processing2242Pre-requisite: PSY1020 and (PSY2100 or STA2300)
PSY3111 Research Methods in Psychology B2242Pre-requisite: PSY2100
General Elective2232

Year 3

PSY3010 Assessment of Behaviour3151Pre-requisite: PSY2100
PSY3030 Abnormal Psychology3151Pre-requisite: PSY2020
PSY4080 Psychology Complementary Studies A31
PSY3060 Learning and Behaviour Change3151Pre-requisite: PSY1020
PSY3050 Counselling Psychology3252Pre-requisite: PSY2020
PSY4090 Psychology Complementary Studies B32
Psychology Elective (from list)3252
Psychology Elective (from list)3252

Footnotes
*STA2300 should be taken in Year 1, Semester 2 (full-time students) and Year 3, Semester 3 (part-time and external students). Students should note the statistical program used in STA2300, PSY2100, and PSY3111 is SPSS. Students need to be able to access or purchase SPSS. At the present time the SPSS base graduate package that is set for the three courses comes with a 12 months licence. It is therefore critical that students who purchase SPSS complete STA2300, PSY2100, and PSY3111 within a 12 month period. This is possible by taking STA2300 in S3.

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Recommended enrolment pattern - Information Technology

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.

Students studying part-time should complete the major in a logical sequence as to reflect as close as possible the enrolment pattern below.


CourseYear of program and semester
in which course is normally studied
Enrolment requirements
On-campus
(ONC)
External
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
YearSemYearSemYearSem

Year 1

CSC1401 Foundation Programming11, 221, 2
ELE1301 Computer Engineering1111
CIS1000 Information Systems Concepts1121
MAT1101 Discrete Mathematics for Computing11111
Two specified electives from the major list*11, 222
CMS1000 Communication and Scholarship1212Enrolment is not permitted in CMS1000 if MGT1200 has been previously completed.
STA2300 Data Analysis1212

Year 2

CSC2402 Object-Oriented Programming in C++2131Pre-requisite: CSC1401 or Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: GDTI or GCSC or GCEN or METC or MCOT or MCTE or MCOP or MPIT or MCTN
Three specified electives from the major list*2131
CSC2401 Algorithms and Data Structures1222Pre-requisite: CSC2402 or Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: GDTI or GCSC or GDGS or GCEN or GDET or METC or MCOT or MCTE or MCOP or MPIT or MSBN or MSMS
CSC2408 Software Development Tools2241,2
One specified elective from the major list*2242
One general elective or course from the second major2242

Year 3

CSC3600 ICT Professional Project^3151,2Pre-requisite: Students must have satisfactorily completed CIS3002 Business Analysis and at least 16 courses including seven BITC core courses other than this course.
Seven general electives or courses from the second major31, 25,61,2

Footnotes
*In total, at least three courses chosen from the list of electives for the major must be at Level 3.
^From Semester 2, 2016, CSC3600 is a compulsory course.

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Recommended enrolment pattern - Mathematics and Statistics

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.

Students studying part-time should complete the major in a logical sequence as to reflect as close as possible the enrolment pattern below.


CourseYear of program and semester
in which course is normally studied
Enrolment requirements
On-campus
(ONC)
External
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
YearSemYearSemYearSem

Year 1

CSC1401 Foundation Programming11, 211, 2
General Elective1111
MAT1101 Discrete Mathematics for Computing1121
MAT1102 Algebra and Calculus I1121
MAT1200 Operations Research 11212
MAT2100 Algebra and Calculus II1222Pre-requisite: MAT1102 or MAT1502 or ENM1600 or Students must be enrolled in the following program: MSCN or MEPR
STA2300 Data Analysis11, 211,2,3
CMS1000 Communication and Scholarship11, 221,2,3Enrolment is not permitted in CMS1000 if MGT1200 has been previously completed.

Year 2

MAT2409 High Performance Numerical Computing2131Pre-requisite: CSC1401 and (MAT1102 or ENM1600) or Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: MPIT or MCOT or MCTE
MAT3201 Operations Research 2*2141Pre-requisite: MAT1200 or USQIT16
STA2301 Distribution Theory2131Pre-requisite: STA2300 and (MAT1102 or ENM1600)

one of the following two courses :

     MAT3105 Harmony of Partial Differential Equations+2141Pre-requisite: ENM2600 or MAT2100 or MAT2500
     General Elective^2131
General Elective2232
STA2302 Statistical Inference2242Pre-requisite: STA2301
General Elective2242

one of the following two courses :

     MAT3103 Mathematical Modelling and Dynamical Systems+2242Pre-requisite: MAT2100 or MAT2500 or ENM2600
     MAT3104 Mathematical Modelling in Financial Economics*2232Pre-requisite: (MAT2100 and STA2300) or (MAT2500 and STA2300) or (ENM2600 and STA2300) or Students must be enrolled in the following Program: MSBN

Year 3

STA3300 Experimental Design3161Pre-requisite: STA2300 or approval of examiner
General Elective^3161
General Elective3161

one of the following two courses :

     MAT3105 Harmony of Partial Differential Equations+3151Pre-requisite: ENM2600 or MAT2100 or MAT2500
     General Elective3161
STA3301 Statistical Models3252Pre-requisite: STA3300 or approval of examiner
General Elective3262
General Elective3262

one of the following two courses :

     MAT3103 Mathematical Modelling and Dynamical Systems+3252Pre-requisite: MAT2100 or MAT2500 or ENM2600
     MAT3104 Mathematical Modelling in Financial Economics*3252Pre-requisite: (MAT2100 and STA2300) or (MAT2500 and STA2300) or (ENM2600 and STA2300) or Students must be enrolled in the following Program: MSBN

Footnotes
*The on-campus offering of this course is offered in odd-numbered years only.
+The on-campus offering of this course is offered in even-numbered years only.
^It is strongly recommended students undertakeSTA3200 Multivariate Statistical Methods as an elective.

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Recommended enrolment pattern - Psychology

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.

Students studying part-time should complete the major in a logical sequence as to reflect as close as possible the enrolment pattern below.


CourseYear of program and semester
in which course is normally studied
Enrolment requirements
On-campus
(ONC)
External
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
YearSemYearSemYearSem

Year 1

SCI1001 Succeeding in Science1111
CMS1000 Communication and Scholarship1111,2,3Enrolment is not permitted in CMS1000 if MGT1200 has been previously completed.
PSY1010 Foundation Psychology A1111,3
General Elective1121
PSY1030 Cross-Cultural and Indigenous Psychology1212,3
PSY1020 Foundation Psychology B1212
STA2300 Data Analysis*1231,2,3
General Elective1222

Year 2

PSY2010 Social Processes of Behaviour2131Pre-requisite: PSY1010
PSY2020 Motivation and Emotion2131Pre-requisite: PSY1010
PSY2100 Research Methods in Psychology A2141Pre-requisite: PSY1010 and STA2300. For students enrolled in Program BSSC with a major in BES: PSY1010 and STA3100
General Elective2141
PSY2030 Developmental Psychology2232Pre-requisite: PSY1010
PSY2040 Human Information Processing2242Pre-requisite: PSY1020 and (PSY2100 or STA2300)
PSY3111 Research Methods in Psychology B2242Pre-requisite: PSY2100
General Elective2232

Year 3

PSY3010 Assessment of Behaviour3151Pre-requisite: PSY2100
PSY3030 Abnormal Psychology3151Pre-requisite: PSY2020
PSY3060 Learning and Behaviour Change3161Pre-requisite: PSY1020
General Elective3161
PSY3050 Counselling Psychology3252Pre-requisite: PSY2020
General Elective3262
General Elective3262
General Elective3262

Footnotes
*STA2300 should be taken in Year 1, Semester 2 (full-time students) and Year 3, Semester 3 (part-time and external students). Students should note the statistical program used in STA2300, PSY2100, and PSY3111 is SPSS. Students need to be able to access or purchase SPSS. At the present time the SPSS base graduate package that is set for the three courses comes with a 12 months licence. It is therefore critical that students who purchase SPSS complete STA2300, PSY2100, and PSY3111 within a 12 month period. This is possible by taking STA2300 in S3.

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Recommended enrolment pattern - 8-unit majors - Biology, Computing, Environment and Sustainability, Human Physiology, Mathematics, Physical Sciences and Wine Science

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.

Students studying part-time should complete the major in a logical sequence as to reflect as close as possible the enrolment pattern below.

Students undertaking an eight-unit major as a first major should:

  • study the beginning of this section that describes the program structure and requirements for the award of the Bachelor of Science. Notably four units in the program must be at level 3.

  • select at least one major from the eight-unit majors listed in the previous pages. Select courses from that/those major(s) bearing in mind the requirements for the award and possible pre-requisite requirements. It is strongly suggested that students start with core courses and level 1 courses in their first year of study and progress to level 2 and level 3 courses in their second and third years of study respectively.

  • select elective courses. Students should refer to the courses in the Minor Studies section of the Handbook to help with the selection of elective courses. Students may select their electives as a package as described in the Minor Studies section, or they may select any courses of interest providing they obtain approval from the Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences

  • having arrived at an appropriate enrolment plan construct a table detailing the intended progression through the program.

  • contact the Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences when they arrive at the University, or before they arrive to verify that their selection is appropriate.


There is sufficient flexibility in the Bachelor of Science requirements to allow individual students to design a program well suited to their needs. Students should contact the Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences to discuss their program structure as major combinations are timetable dependent.

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Recommended Enrolment Pattern - 8 unit major - Biology

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.

Students studying part-time should complete the major in a logical sequence as to reflect as close as possible the enrolment pattern below.

To complete the award, students taking an eight-unit major must undertake either:

  • one further 8 unit second major and 4 units of elective courses or

  • a further 12 units of elective courses negotiated with the Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences.



CourseYear of program and semester
in which course is normally studied
Residential schoolEnrolment requirements
On-campus
(ONC)
External
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
YearSemYearSemYearSem

Year 1

BIO1101 Biology 1*1111C
SCI1001 Succeeding in Science1111
CMS1100 Communicating in the Sciences1111,2
STA2300 Data Analysis11,211,2,3
MAT1100 Foundation Mathematics1212
BIO2103 Biology 2*1212CPre-requisite: BIO1101

Two of the following six courses:

BIO1104 Medical Microbiology and Immunology 1*1111C
REN2200 Ecology for Sustainability1111
CHE1110 Chemistry 1*1111C
BIO2219 Genetics2222Pre-requisite: BIO1101 and STA2300
CHE2120 Chemistry 2*1212CPre-requisite: CHE1110
BIO2119 Human Biochemistry 12121Pre-requisite: CHE2120

Year 2/3

Four of the following twelve courses with at least two being level 3 courses:

BIO2106 Medical Microbiology and Immunology 22121Pre-requisite: BIO1104
BIO2107 Cell and Molecular Biology 12121Pre-requisite: CHE2120
BIO2118 Human Physiology and Pharmacology 12121Pre-requisite: BIO1203
REN1201 Environmental Studies2121
REN2200 Ecology for Sustainability2121
BIO2202 Plant Physiology*2222CPre-requisite: BIO1101
BIO2218 Human Physiology and Pharmacology 2+2222Pre-requisite: BIO2118
BIO3206 Medical Microbiology and Immunology 33232Pre-requisite: BIO2106
BIO3207 Cell and Molecular Biology 23232Pre-requisite: BIO2107
BIO3219 Human Biochemistry 23232Pre-requisite: BIO2119
REN3301 Biodiversity and Conservation3232
REN3302 Sustainable Resource Use3232

Footnotes
*This offering has a highly recommended residential school (linked to an assessment item and non-attendance will mean a student misses an element for assessment preparation or an element of assessment).
+The on-campus Toowoomba offering of this course will not be available in 2017.

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Recommended Enrolment Pattern - 8 unit major - Computing

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.

Students studying part-time should complete the major in a logical sequence as to reflect as close as possible the enrolment pattern below.


CourseYear of program and semester
in which course is normally studied
Enrolment requirements
On-campus
(ONC)
External
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
YearSemYearSemYearSem

Year 1

ELE1301 Computer Engineering1111
MAT1101 Discrete Mathematics for Computing1111
CSC1401 Foundation Programming11,211,2,3
CMS1000 Communication and Scholarship11,211,2,3Enrolment is not permitted in CMS1000 if MGT1200 has been previously completed.
CIS1000 Information Systems Concepts11,2,311,2,3
STA2300 Data Analysis11,211,2,3
General Elective (or major 2)1212
General Elective (or major 2)1212

Year 2

CSC2402 Object-Oriented Programming in C++2121Pre-requisite: CSC1401 or Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: GDTI or GCSC or GCEN or METC or MCOT or MCTE or MCOP or MPIT or MCTN
CSC2408 Software Development Tools21,221,2
General Elective (or major 2)2121
General Elective (or major 2)2121
CSC2401 Algorithms and Data Structures2222Pre-requisite: CSC2402 or Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: GDTI or GCSC or GDGS or GCEN or GDET or METC or MCOT or MCTE or MCOP or MPIT or MSBN or MSMS
General Elective (or major 2)2222
General Elective (or major 2)2222
General Elective (or major 2)2222

Year 3

Choose 3 of the following courses

CSC2406 Web Technology 12222Pre-requisite: CSC1401 or Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: GDTI or GDGS or GCEN or GDET or METC or MCOT or MCTE or MCOP or MPIT or MCTN
CSC3400 Database Systems3131
CSC3403 Comparative Programming Languages3131Pre-requisite: CSC2402 or enrolled in CSC2402 at the same time as CSC3403 or Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: GDTI or GCSC or GDGS or GCEN or GDET or METC or MCOT or MCTE or MCOP or MPIT or MSBN or MSMS
CSC3407 Network Fundamentals and Routing3131
CSC3412 System and Security Administration3131
CSC3413 Network Design and Analysis3232
CSC3426 Web Technology 23232Pre-requisite: CSC2406
CSC3420 Mobile Internet Technology3131Pre-requisite: CSC3407 or Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: GDTI or GCSC or GDGS or GCEN or GDET or METC or MCOT or MCTE or MCOP or MPIT or MSBN or MSMS
CSC3427 Switching, Wireless and WAN Technologies3232Pre-requisite: CSC3407 or Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: GDTI or GCSC or GDGS or GCEN or METC or MCOT or MCTE or MCOP or MPIT or MSBN or MSMS
General Elective (or major 2)31,231,2
General Elective (or major 2)31,231,2
General Elective (or major 2)31,231,2
General Elective (or major 2)31,231,2
General Elective (or major 2)31,231,2

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Recommended Enrolment Pattern - 8 unit major - Counselling

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.

Students studying part-time should complete the major in a logical sequence as to reflect as close as possible the enrolment pattern below.


CourseYear of program and semester
in which course is normally studied
Residential schoolEnrolment requirements
On-campus
(ONC)
External
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
YearSemYearSemYearSem

Year 1

CMS1000 Communication and Scholarship11,211,2,3Enrolment is not permitted in CMS1000 if MGT1200 has been previously completed.
CDS1001 Human Relations and Communications*1111O
SCI1001 Succeeding in Science11,211
General Elective or second Major1111
CDS1002 Counselling Skills*1212O
PSY1030 Cross-Cultural and Indigenous Psychology1212,3
STA2300 Data Analysis1212,3
General Elective or second Major1212

Year 2

CDS3002 Counselling Theory and Practice*2121OPre-requisite: CDS1002 or (PSY1010 and PSY1020)
General Elective or second Major2121
General Elective or second Major2121
General Elective or second Major2121

One of the following three courses:

     CDS3001 Assessment and Report Writing in Counselling*2222O
     PSY2050 Facilitation and Negotiation+2222OPre-requisite: PSY1102 for students enrolled in the BPSH and BPSB programs and CDS1001 or CDS1002 for students enrolled in the BSCI (Counselling) major. Students from other programs who wish to take this course will need permission from the examiner.
     EDO2104 Families and Society22,3
General Elective or second Major2222
General Elective or second Major2222
General Elective or second Major2222

Year 3

CDS3004 Counselling Theory and Practice 2*31OPre-requisite or Co-requisite: CDS3002

One of the following two courses:

     CDS2002 Field Placement A~31,2Pre-requisite/Co-requisite: CDS2000
     EDU5325 Child Abuse and Neglect: Intervention, Protection and Prevention^31
General Elective or second Major3131
General Elective or second Major3131

Choose two of the following four courses:

     CDS3005 Counselling Theory and Practice 3*3232OPre-requisite: CDS3004
     EDU5335 Emotional and Behavioural Problems of Children and Adolescents^32
     SCI3302 Industry Placement~31,2,331,2,3Pre-requisite: Completion of 2nd year (or 2 years full time study in a relevant area)
     PSY3101 Career Assessment and Development33Pre-requisite: PSY2010
General Elective or second Major3232
General Elective or second Major3232

Footnotes
*For on-campus and external students attendance at residential schools is strongly recommended as residential school attendance will be recorded to enable the student to demonstrate that they meet a proportion of the required number of hours of face-to-face instruction/tuition for eligibility to join a PACFA affiliate upon graduation. Students not attending the residential school will not accrue any hours toward eligibility to join a PACFA affiliate upon graduation.
+The external offering of this course will not be available in 2017.
~Numbers of enrolments are limited. Students must have an approved placement before being able to enrol. Students should request to enrol by contacting USQ.
^Students are required to enrol in EDU5325 and EDU5335 as early as possible in the required year of study as places are limited.

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Recommended Enrolment Pattern - 8 unit major - Environment and Sustainability

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.

Students studying part-time should complete the major in a logical sequence as to reflect as close as possible the enrolment pattern below.


CourseYear of program and semester
in which course is normally studied
Enrolment requirements
On-campus
(ONC)
External
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
YearSemYearSemYearSem

Year 1

REN1201 Environmental Studies1111
CLI1110 Weather and Climate1111
SCI1001 Succeeding in Science1111
CMS1100 Communicating in the Sciences*1111,2
General Elective (or major 2)1212
STA2300 Data Analysis1212,3
MAT1100 Foundation Mathematics1212
General Elective (Or Major 2)1222

Year 2

REN2200 Ecology for Sustainability2121
General Elective (or major 2)2121
General Elective (or major 2)2121
General Elective (or major 2)2121
REN3302 Sustainable Resource Use2222
CLI2201 Climate Change and Variability2222
General Elective (or major 2)2222
General Elective (or major 2)2222

Year 3

CLI3301 Climate and Environment Risk Assessment3131
General Elective (or major 2)3131
General Elective (or major 2)3131
General Elective (or major 2)3131
CLI3302 Adaptation to Climate Change3232
REN3301 Biodiversity and Conservation3232
General Elective (or major 2)3232
General Elective (or major 2)3232

Footnotes
*Students may choose CMS1000 Communication and Scholarship in lieu of CMS1100 Communicating in the Sciences if they wish.

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Recommended enrolment pattern - 8 unit major – Food Science

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.

Students studying part-time should complete the major in a logical sequence as to reflect as close as possible the enrolment pattern below.


CourseYear of program and semester
in which course is normally studied
Enrolment requirements
On-campus
(ONC)
External
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
YearSemYearSemYearSem

Year 1

BIO1810 Introduction to Food Science1111
SCI1001 Succeeding in Science1111
CMS1100 Communicating in the Sciences1111,2
STA2300 Data Analysis11,211,2,3
MAT1100 Foundation Mathematics1212
General Elective (or major 2)1212
General Elective (or major 2)1212
General Elective (or major 2)1212

Year 2

CHE2810 Food Chemistry*2121
General Elective (or major 2)2121
General Elective (or major 2)2121
General Elective (or major 2)2121
CHE2820 Principles of Food Analysis*2222
BIO2810 Nutrition and Health*2222
General Elective (or major 2)2222
General Elective (or major 2)2222

Year 3

BIO3810 Food Processing#3131
BIO3811 Food Product Development#3131
General Elective (or major 2)3131
General Elective (or major 2)3131
BIO3820 Food Microbiology#3232
BIO3821 Food Quality Assurance#3232
General Elective (or major 2)3232
General Elective (or major 2)3232

Footnotes
*This course will be introduced in 2018.
#This course will be introduced in 2019.

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Recommended enrolment pattern - 8 unit major - Human Physiology

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.

Students studying part-time should complete the major in a logical sequence as to reflect as close as possible the enrolment pattern below.


CourseYear of program and semester
in which course is normally studied
Residential schoolEnrolment requirements
On-campus
(ONC)
External
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
YearSemYearSemYearSem

Year 1

BIO1101 Biology 1*1111C
CMS1100 Communicating in the Sciences1111
SCI1001 Succeeding in Science1111
BIO1203 Human Anatomy and Physiology 1*11,211,3C
BIO1204 Introduction to Biomedical Sciences*1212C
STA2300 Data Analysis1212,3
MAT1100 Foundation Mathematics1212
BIO1206 Human Anatomy and Physiology 21212Pre-requisite: BIO1203

Year 2

BIO2118 Human Physiology and Pharmacology 12121Pre-requisite: BIO1203
General Elective (or major 2)2121
General Elective (or major 2)2121
General Elective (or major 2)2121
BIO2218 Human Physiology and Pharmacology 2+2222Pre-requisite: BIO2118
General Elective (or major 2)2222
General Elective (or major 2)2222
General Elective (or major 2)2222

Year 3

BIO3101 Human Physiology and Pharmacology in Disease 13131Pre-requisite: BIO2218
BIO3102 Human Pathophysiology3131Pre-requisite: BIO2118 and BIO2218
General Elective (or major 2)3131
General Elective (or major 2)3131
General Elective (or major 2)3232
General Elective (or major 2)3232
General Elective (or major 2)3232
General Elective (or major 2)3232

Footnotes
*This offering has a highly recommended residential school (linked to an assessment item and non-attendance will mean a student misses an element for assessment preparation or an element of assessment).
+The on-campus Toowoomba offering of this course will not be available in 2017.

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Recommended enrolment pattern - 8 unit major - Mathematics

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.

Students studying part-time should complete the major in a logical sequence as to reflect as close as possible the enrolment pattern below


CourseYear of program and semester
in which course is normally studied
Enrolment requirements
On-campus
(ONC)
External
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
YearSemYearSemYearSem

Year 1

CSC1401 Foundation Programming11,211,2,3
General Elective1111
MAT1101 Discrete Mathematics for Computing1111
MAT1102 Algebra and Calculus I1111
MAT1200 Operations Research 11212
MAT2100 Algebra and Calculus II1212Pre-requisite: MAT1102 or MAT1502 or ENM1600 or Students must be enrolled in the following program: MSCN or MEPR
STA2300 Data Analysis11,211,2,3
CMS1000 Communication and Scholarship11,211,2,3Enrolment is not permitted in CMS1000 if MGT1200 has been previously completed.

Year 2

MAT2409 High Performance Numerical Computing2121Pre-requisite: CSC1401 and (MAT1102 or ENM1600) or Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: MPIT or MCOT or MCTE
General Elective2121
General Elective2121

one of the following two courses :

MAT3105 Harmony of Partial Differential Equations+2121Pre-requisite: ENM2600 or MAT2100 or MAT2500
MAT3201 Operations Research 2*2121Pre-requisite: MAT1200 or USQIT16
General Elective2222
General Elective2222
General Elective2222

one of the following two courses :

     MAT3103 Mathematical Modelling and Dynamical Systems+2222Pre-requisite: MAT2100 or MAT2500 or ENM2600
     MAT3104 Mathematical Modelling in Financial Economics*2222Pre-requisite: (MAT2100 and STA2300) or (MAT2500 and STA2300) or (ENM2600 and STA2300) or Students must be enrolled in the following Program: MSBN

Year 3

General Elective3131
General Elective3131
General Elective3131

one of the following two courses :

     MAT3105 Harmony of Partial Differential Equations+3131Pre-requisite: ENM2600 or MAT2100 or MAT2500
     MAT3201 Operations Research 2*3131Pre-requisite: MAT1200 or USQIT16
     General Elective3232
     General Elective3232
     General Elective3232

one of the following two courses :

     MAT3103 Mathematical Modelling and Dynamical Systems+3232Pre-requisite: MAT2100 or MAT2500 or ENM2600
     MAT3104 Mathematical Modelling in Financial Economics*3232Pre-requisite: (MAT2100 and STA2300) or (MAT2500 and STA2300) or (ENM2600 and STA2300) or Students must be enrolled in the following Program: MSBN

Footnotes
+The on-campus offering of this course is offered in even-numbered years only.
*The on-campus offering of this course is offered in odd-numbered years only.

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Recommended Enrolment Pattern - 8 unit major - Physical Sciences

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.

Students studying part-time should complete the major in a logical sequence as to reflect as close as possible the enrolment pattern below.


CourseYear of program and semester
in which course is normally studied
Residential schoolEnrolment requirements
On-campus
(ONC)
External
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
YearSemYearSemYearSem

Year 1

PHY1104 Physics 111
Course selected from 2nd major area or minor or general electives1111
CMS1000 Communication and Scholarship11, 211,2Enrolment is not permitted in CMS1000 if MGT1200 has been previously completed.
Course selected from 2nd major area or minor or general electives1111
PHY1911 Physics 212
MAT1100 Foundation Mathematics1212
CSC1401 Foundation Programming11,211,2
Course selected from 2nd major area or minor or general electives1212

Year 2

PHY1101 Astronomy 111
PHY2204 Astronomy and Astrophysics21
STA2300 Data Analysis21, 221,2
Course selected from 2nd major area or minor or general elective2121
PHY2206 Medical Physics22
PHY1107 Astronomy 222
Course selected from 2nd major area or minor or general elective2222
Course selected from 2nd major area or minor or general elective2222

Year 3

PHY3303 Modern Physics#31C
Course selected from 2nd major area or minor or general elective3131
Course selected from 2nd major area or minor or general elective3131
Course selected from 2nd major area or minor or general elective3131
PHY3304 Photonics**#32C
Course selected from 2nd major area or minor or general elective3232
Course selected from 2nd major area or minor or general elective3232

Choose one of the following two courses:

     SCI3301 Science Project*31,2
     General Elective31,2

Footnotes
#This offering has a highly recommended residential school (linked to an assessment item and non-attendance will mean a student misses an element for assessment preparation or an element of assessment).
**Students who have completed PHYS313 through UNE are unable to enrol in PHY3304.
*Inclusion of the courses MAT1102 Algebra and Calculus I , MAT2100 Algebra and Calculus II , MAT2409 High Performance Numerical Computing and SCI3301 Science Project with the above Major courses forms the basis of an Australian Institute of Physics accredited major. Students who are studying the Physical Sciences major without the AIP accreditation can replace MAT2409, MAT2100 and SCI3301 with another course.

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Recommended Enrolment Pattern - 8 unit major – Plant Agricultural Science

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.

Students studying part-time should complete the major in a logical sequence as to reflect as close as possible the enrolment pattern below


CourseYear of program and semester
in which course is normally studied
Residential schoolEnrolment requirements
On-campus
(ONC)
External
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
YearSemYearSemYearSem

Year 1

BIO1101 Biology 1*1111C
SCI1001 Succeeding in Science1111
CMS1100 Communicating in the Sciences1111,2
STA2300 Data Analysis11,211,2,3
AGR2301 Agricultural Science1212
MAT1100 Foundation Mathematics1212
General Elective (or major 2)1212
General Elective (or major 2)1212

Year 2

AGR2303 Agronomy#2121
General Elective (or major 2)2121
General Elective (or major 2)2121
General Elective (or major 2)2121
BIO2219 Genetics2222Pre-requisite: BIO1101 and STA2300
BIO2202 Plant Physiology*2222CPre-requisite: BIO1101
General Elective (or major 2)2222
General Elective (or major 2)2222

Year 3

AGR3304 Soil Science3131
AGR3303 Agricultural Materials and Post-Harvest Technologies3131
General Elective (or major 2)3131
General Elective (or major 2)3131
BIO3318 Plant Microbe Interactions*+3232C
General Elective (or major 2)3232
General Elective (or major 2)3232
General Elective (or major 2)3232

Footnotes
*This offering has a highly recommended residential school (linked to an assessment item and non-attendance will mean a student misses an element for assessment preparation or an element of assessment).
#This course will be introduced in 2018.
+This course will be introduced in 2019.

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Recommended Enrolment Pattern - 8 unit major - Wine Science

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.

Students studying part-time should complete the major in a logical sequence as to reflect as close as possible the enrolment pattern below.


CourseYear of program and semester
in which course is normally studied
Residential schoolEnrolment requirements
On-campus
(ONC)
External
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
YearSemYearSemYearSem

Year 1

WIN1101 Grape and Wine Production11
Elective (Or Major 2)1111
SCI1001 Succeeding in Science1111
General Elective (Or Major 2)1111
General Elective (Or Major 2)1212
CMS1100 Communicating in the Sciences12
STA2300 Data Analysis1212,3
MAT1100 Foundation Mathematics1212

Year 2

WIN2200 Viticultural and Winemaking Practice21CPre-requisite: WIN1101
WIN2210 Viticultural Principles and Production21Pre-requisite: WIN1101
General Elective (Or Major 2)2121
General Elective (Or Major 2)2121
WIN2215 Wine Biochemistry and Microbiology22Pre-requisite: WIN1101
WIN2220 Wine Production22Pre-requisite: WIN1101
General Elective (Or Major 2)2222
General Elective (Or Major 2)2222

Year 3

WIN3310 Wine Sensory Analysis31CPre-requisite: WIN1101
SCI3302 Industry Placement31, 2, 331,2,3Pre-requisite: Completion of 2nd year (or 2 years full time study in a relevant area)
General Elective (Or Major 2)3131
General Elective (Or Major 2)3131
General Elective (Or Major 2)3232
General Elective (Or Major 2)3232
General Elective (Or Major 2)3232
WIN3304 Viticultural and Winemaking Practice 233CPre-requisite: WIN1101