Bachelor of Science (Biodiversity and Conservation), Bachelor of Archaeology

The combined degrees program of Bachelor of Science (Biodiversity and Conservation), Bachelor of Archaeology requires the completion of a minimum of 144 units of study.

Admission requirements

For admission to the program, students must apply for admission to the Bachelor of Science (Biodiversity and Conservation) combined degrees through SATAC.

Eligible students who decide to take up the combined degrees program in a subsequent year will be required to apply via university internal transfer, for admission to the award in which they are not enrolled.

Students enrolled in a combined degree program must complete the full program specified within the combined program for each degree before they can graduate with either award.

Students who commence, but subsequently do not wish to complete, the combined degrees program may be eligible to transfer to either the Bachelor of Archaeology or Bachelor of Science (Biodiversity and Conservation) and to receive credit for some or all of the topics already completed.

Program of study

To qualify for the combined degrees of Bachelor of Science (Biodiversity and Conservation), Bachelor of Archaeology a student must complete the following program of study with a grade of P or NGP or better in each topic:

  • Biodiversity and Conservation component of at least 85.5 units for the Bachelor of Science (Biodiversity and Conservation), as detailed below.

  • an Archaeology component of at least 58.5 units for the Bachelor of Archaeology, as detailed below.

Bachelor of Science (Biodiversity and Conservation) Component

To qualify for the Bachelor of Science (Biodiversity and Conservation) a student must complete 85.5 units, with a grade of P or NGP or better in each topic, according to the program of study below.

Core - Year 1 topics

18 units comprising:

 BIOD1102  Introduction to Biodiversity and Conservation#  (4.5 units)
 BIOL1101  Evolution of Biological Diversity  (4.5 units)
 BIOL1102  Molecular Basis of Life  (4.5 units)
 SPOC1701  The Nature of Science I  (4.5 units)

Core - Year 2 Topics

22.5 units comprising:

 BIOD2701  Biodiversity and Conservation  (4.5 units)
 BIOL2701  Experimental Design and Statistics for Biology  (4.5 units)
 EASC1101  Earth and Environmental Sciences#  (4.5 units)
 ENVS2752  Geological Processes (4.5 units)
 STAT1122  Biostatistics  (4.5 units)

Core - Year 3 Topics

22.5 units comprising:

 BIOL2702  Genetics, Evolution and Biodiversity  (4.5 units)
 BIOL2711  Ecology  (4.5 units)
 BIOL2712  Animal Diversity  (4.5 units)
 BIOL3703  Vertebrate Palaeontology  (4.5 units)
 GEOG2700  Geographical Information Systems  (4.5 units)

Core - Year 4 Topics

22.5 units comprising:

 BIOD3701  Human Impacts and Biodiversity  (4.5 units)
 BIOL3701  Conservation Biology and Restoration Ecology  (4.5 units)
 BIOL3711  Plant and Algal Diversity  (4.5 units)
 BIOL3712  Integrative Physiology of Animals and Plants  (4.5 units)
 BIOL3722  Conservation and Ecological Genetics  (4.5 units)


Bachelor of Archaeology Component

To qualify for the Bachelor of Archaeology a student must complete 58.5 units, with a grade of P or NGP or better in each topic, according to the program of study below.

Core - Year 1 topics

18 units comprising:

 ARCH1001  Discovering Archaeology  (4.5 units)
 ARCH1002  From the Palaeolithic to Pompeii: An Exploration of World Archaeology  (4.5 units)
 ARCH1005  Cultural Anthropology: Human Diversity through Film  (4.5 units)
 COMS1001  Academic and Professional Communication (4.5 units)

Core - Year 2 topics

13.5 units comprising:

 ARCH1006  Sex, Death and Ritual in the Ancient World  (4.5 units)
 ARCH2106  Archaeological Field Methods  (4.5 units)
 ARCH2213  Human Evolution and the Fossil Record  (4.5 units)

Core - Year 3 topics

13.5 units comprising:

 ARCH2202  Archaeology of the First Australians  (4.5 units)
 ARCH2212  The Archaeology of Modern Society  (4.5 units)
 ARCH3109  Environmental Archaeology  (4.5 units)

Core - Year 4 topics

4.5 units comprising:

 ARCH3107  History of Archaeological Thought  (4.5 units)

Option - Year 4 topics

Select 9 units of option topics from the list below.

 ARCH2203  Australian Historical Artefacts  (4.5 units)
 ARCH2204  Australian Maritime Archaeology  (4.5 units)
 ARCH2207  The Archaeological Imagination: Fact, fantasy and fiction in archaeological interpretation  (4.5 units)
 ARCH2209  The Archaeology of Art  (4.5 units)
 ARCH2211  Ships and Seafaring in the Indian Ocean  (4.5 units)
 ARCH3204  Archaeology of Native North America  (4.5 units)
 ARCH3207  Frameworks in Historical Archaeology  (4.5 units)
 ARCH3208  History and Issues in Maritime Archaeology  (4.5 units)
 ARCH3313  Archaeology in the Field  (4.5 units)