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To be read in conjunction with the program of study requirements for the Bachelor of Science (Specialisations).

The Clean Technology Specialisation requires three years of full-time study (or the equivalent part-time). The Specialisation is offered by the College of Science and Engineering.

Admission requirements

The minimum requirements for consideration for entry to all undergraduate courses are specified in detail in the University Entry Requirements.

Successful completion of one of SACE Mathematic Methods, Mathematics Studies, or Specialist Mathematics is required for entry to the Clean Technology specialisation.

Course aims

The goal of this course will be to provide a high quality education by providing both an awareness of current issues and the various technological approaches to solving these issues. The streaming structure of the course will see many issues covered during the degree.

Learning outcomes

On completion of the course, students will be able to:

  • demonstrate a capacity to understand and apply modern scientific principles;
  • demonstrate skills in the retrieval and presentation of scientific information both orally and in writing to scientific and non-scientific audiences;
  • show proficiency in critical analysis of information and capacity to solve problems;
  • analyse and evaluate numerical data;
  • demonstrate competence in the practical use of relevant computer and information technology;
  • work effectively in a team and form strong multidisciplinary educational links through joint team projects that cross the traditional areas of science;
  • understand and articulate the role of science in society;
  • appreciate the ethical issues raised through the study of science;
  • understand clean technology and have a sound grounding in multidisciplinary areas of clean technology;
  • demonstrate an increased understanding of current industrial practice, issues with these practices and potential solutions to these issues;
  • demonstrate a range of professional, scientific and computational skills that will enhance employment opportunities in a wide range of industrial and governmental institutions.

Program of study

To qualify for the Bachelor of Science (Clean Technology) a student must complete 108 units, with a grade of P or NGP or better in each topic, according to the program of study below.

No more than 45 units of First Year level topics may be included in the 108 units for the degree. Topics designated 'any year' or with no year level specified are regarded as First Year level topics.

Elective topics to complete 108 units may be selected from any offered within the University or, with approval from the College of Science and Engineering, from outside the University, provided any course and prerequisite requirements are met.

Not all topics are necessarily available in a given year.

Specialisation- Clean Technology - Year 1 topics

36 units comprising:

Core - Year 1 topics

CHEM1101  Chemical Structure and Bonding  (4.5 units)
CHEM1102  Modern Chemistry  (4.5 units)
CTEC1101  Clean Technology 1  (4.5 units)
SPOC1701  The Nature of Science I  (4.5 units)

Option - Year 1 topics

Plus one of

MATH1121  Mathematics 1A  (4.5 units)
MATH1701  Mathematics Fundamentals A  (4.5 units)

Plus one pair of**

BIOL1101  Evolution of Biological Diversity  (4.5 units)
BIOL1102  Molecular Basis of Life  (4.5 units)


EASC1101  Earth and Environmental Sciences  (4.5 units)
EASC1102  Marine Sciences  (4.5 units)

Elective - Year 1 topics

A 4.5 unit elective topic from across the University where entry requirements are met#

#Students without Year 12 Chemistry should undertake CHEM1201 General Chemistry (4.5 units) as an elective

**Students should be advised that their choice of options here will affect the availability of upper level topics due to pre-requisite restrictions

Specialisation- Clean Technology - Year 2 topics

36 units comprising:

Core - Year 2 topics

CTEC2101  Clean Technology 2  (4.5 units)

Option - Year 2 topics

Plus 22.5 units from

BIOL2701  Experimental Design and Statistics for Biology  (4.5 units)
BIOL2702  Genetics, Evolution and Biodiversity  (4.5 units)
BIOL2711  Ecology  (4.5 units)
BIOL2712  Animal Diversity  (4.5 units)
CHEM2701  Chemical Reactivity  (4.5 units)
CHEM2702  Organic Reactions  (4.5 units)
CHEM2711  Spectroscopy and Data Analysis  (4.5 units)
CHEM2712  Analytical Separations  (4.5 units)
EASC2702  Global Climate Change  (4.5 units)
ENVS2712  Environmental Change and Human Health  (4.5 units)
ENVS2741  Zombie Apocalypse: Microbes and Toxins  (4.5 units)
ENVS2761  Hydrology  (4.5 units)
GEOG2700  Geographical Information Systems (4.5 units)

Elective - Year 2 topics

Plus 9 units of elective topics from across the University where entry requirements are met

Specialisation- Clean Technology - Year 3 topics

36 units comprising:

Core - Year 3 topics

CTEC3101  Clean Technology 3  (4.5 units)

Option - Year 3 topics

Plus 22.5 units from

BIOL3701  Conservation Biology and Restoration Ecology  (4.5 units)
BIOL3702  Marine and Freshwater Biology  (4.5 units)
BIOL3711  Plant and Algal Diversity  (4.5 units)
BIOL3722  Conservation and Ecological Genetics  (4.5 units)
BIOL3761  Foundations in Microbiology  (4.5 units)
CHEM3701  Applied Spectroscopy and Electrochemistry  (4.5 units)
CHEM3702  Inorganic and Organometallic Chemistry  (4.5 units)
CHEM3711  Organic Synthesis and Mechanism  (4.5 units)
CHEM3712  Introduction to Polymer Science  (4.5 units)
EASC3741  Physical Hydrogeology  (4.5 units)
EASC3751  Hydrochemistry  (4.5 units)
ENVS3731  Ecohydrology  (4.5 units)
ENVS3732  Environmental Impact Assessment  (4.5 units)

Elective - Year 3 topics

Plus 9 units of elective topics from across the University where entry requirements are met#

# Students are encouraged to enrol in STEM3001 Science Connect (4.5 units) as a third-year elective.


Admission to an honours program may be offered to a student who meets certain academic criteria and subject to the school/department being able to provide appropriate resources and staff to supervise the program of study. Refer to Bachelor of Science (Honours).

Combined degrees

The Bachelor of Science (Clean Technology) may also be studied in a combined degree program with: