Bachelor of Science (Extended)

  • VTAC code: 3800510021


Course Structure

This is a four-year course, comprising 32 subjects (400 points). Most students study eight subjects each year.

In your first year, you’ll study integrated science, mathematics and Indigenous studies subjects to help you build your academic skills for success throughout your degree. You’ll also choose one Level 1 Bachelor of Science subject from a field that interests you.

From your second year, you will move to a standard Bachelor of Science course structure, plus one subject that’s unique to the Bachelor of Science (Extended). From this point on, you can choose subjects that align with your interests and career goals.

Your major

Your major is the specialisation that you'll focus on in your degree. The Bachelor of Science (Extended) offers more than 40 majors across all areas of science, so you can tailor your degree.

In most cases you'll be able to try a few different study areas before deciding on your major in third year.

Your breadth studies

As part of your degree, you’ll complete breadth subjects, which give you the chance to explore fields outside of science.

What you choose is up to you. Some students use breadth to explore creative interests or fields they’ve always been curious about – for example music or anthropology. Others use breadth to improve their career prospects by studying a language, communication or business.

Many students discover new passions through breadth and some even change their career plans!

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Sample course plan

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Bachelor of Science Extended

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