Certificate IV or above
- – Bedford Park
3 years full-time
(or part-time equivalent)
- 2023: $9,180
- – March
- – July
Explore science from its core to the outer limits.
Follow your interests in core sciences from a diverse range of disciplines with a Bachelor of Science. You have the flexibility to explore an area that interests you while getting a broad foundation in science by studying a major, or gaining more specific expertise and a named degree by studying a specialisation.
Certificate IV or above
3 years full-time
(or part-time equivalent)
Why study Science at Flinders
A degree in science opens up many job opportunities. Throughout the world there is a growing shortage of specialists who will create the next generation of ideas and products and help us maintain and conserve what we already have.
The chemistry major is accredited by the Royal Australian Chemical Institute.
The physics major is accredited by the Australian Institute of Physics.
The broad range of majors available enables you to construct a study program that suits your interests.
The following major areas of study are available at Flinders:
The animal biology major involves the study of living terrestrial, avian and aquatic animals, providing an in-depth understanding of their evolution, behaviour, physiology, ecology and biodiversity.
Aquatic biology involves the biology of marine and freshwater aquatic life: from mammals, birds and reptiles to plants and algae.
The biochemistry and molecular biology major explores the very building blocks of life: from chemical structures and bonding to proteins and DNA.
Chemistry affects almost everything we do or use: from drugs, antibiotics and anaesthetics to polymers and plastics through to synthetic fibres and batteries.
Cognitive science is the scientific study of the mind and its processes in both humans and machines, including intelligence and behaviour, perception, language, memory, attention, reasoning and emotion.
The computer science major provides you with a broad background in programming, databases, networks and computer systems, enabling you to develop technical expertise in computers and their application.
The ecology and evolutionary biology major introduces you to the study of living animals, plants and fungi, how they interact, and their role in the complex ecology of life in communities.
The environmental hydrology and water resources major is about solving a diverse range of environmental and water problems. It gives you a broad background in natural sciences including earth sciences, environmental sciences and marine sciences.
Environmental management is the management of our impact on the environment. The environmental management major aims to give you an understanding of the complexity and contexts of environmental decision-making.
The geography major provides a broad foundation in geography. It involves investigating the dynamic relationships between humans, their cultures, and environments.
The mathematics major provides a firm foundation in the basic principles and techniques of modern mathematics, and an understanding of how mathematics is applied in the social and natural sciences.
Microbiology is the study of microscopic organisms: from viruses and bacteria to parasites and fungi. The microbiology major involves the study of evolution, biodiversity, chemistry, biostatistics and immunology.
The ocean and climate sciences major provides you with a deeper understanding of the physical processes shaping the marine environment and influencing climate.
The physics major provides an understanding of the fundamental laws of nature. You will develop an understanding of the broad spectrum of known phenomena from classic and modern science, and explore the frontiers of modern science.
The plant biology major involves study in areas such as Australian environmental change, diversity of plants and algae, animal and plant physiology, conservation biology and restoration ecology, and food biotechnology.
The statistics major involves the use of mathematics, data science, biostatistics, probability and stochastic processes to analyse and solve complex statistical problems.
A typical first year may include:
Second to third year
In second and third years you can choose to complete:
The degree provides you with practical experience that prepares you for the workplace through project-based learning, which involves learning, research or live industry projects that enable you to develop knowledge and skills in a hands-on way.
The table below shows ATAR and Selection Rank data for students offered a place wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR commencing in Semester 1, 2022. It is limited to applicants that have recently completed secondary education (within the last two years). Data may reflect multiple courses available within a suite of courses.
|ATAR-based offers only across all offer rounds||ATAR - Excluding adjustment factors||Selection Rank - ATAR plus any adjustment factors|
|Highest rank to receive an offer||97.65||98.90|
|Median rank to receive an offer||72.70||76.00|
|Lowest rank to receive an offer||52.30||60.50|
The table below gives an indication of the likely peer cohort for new students in this course. It provides data on students who commenced study in this course in Semester 1, 2022 including those admitted through all offer rounds and international students studying in Australia. Applicant background groupings are based on educational background, not basis of admission. Data may reflect multiple courses available within a suite of courses.
|Applicant background (Semester 1, 2022)||Number of students||Percentage of all students|
|Higher education study (includes a bridging or enabling course)||21||37%|
|Vocational education and training (VET) study||<5||<5|
|Work and life experience||<5||<5|
|Recent secondary education - Admitted solely on the basis of ATAR (regardless of whether this includes the consideration of adjustment factors such as equity or subject bonus points)||21||37%|
|Recent secondary education - Admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were considered (e.g. portfolio, audition, extra test)||<5||<5|
|Recent secondary education - Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR was not a factor (e.g. special consideration pathways)||5||9%|
At Flinders University, we recognise that careers are evolving and the workplace of the future will look very different from today.
Whatever undergraduate course you are studying at Flinders, you can add innovation and enterprise electives to your degree to gain new, adaptable and transferrable skills that will equip you for the careers of tomorrow.
Combining the Bachelor of Science with the Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice enables you to broaden your knowledge and learn to view the world from a variety of perspectives while developing professional legal skills and honing your independent and critical thinking. At the end of your degree, you will be eligible to apply to practise law.
You can also combine this degree with any other bachelor degree within the College of Science and Engineering, subject to meeting entry requirements.
Choose your preferred course.
Choose other courses to include in your preferences.
Applicants can apply for this course using Year 12 qualifications, previous higher education study, TAFE/VET qualifications, or through adult entry (STAT/Foundation Studies/tertiary preparation course).
Find the entry path that’s right for you.
When choosing your preferences through SATAC, some other Flinders degrees you might want to include in your list are:
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If you don’t meet our English language entry requirements and need to improve your English language proficiency, you can do so through Flinders University Academy – or our approved English Language Instruction Course for Overseas Students (ELICOS) providers.
This means that you can attend the required English language tuition at approved ELICOS providers and gain direct entry into university without an IELTS or TOEFL test.
If you don’t meet our academic entry requirements, you can still gain entry to Flinders University through Flinders University Academy. With a range of diplomas, foundation and English language courses, students can find a direct pathway into the destination degree of their choice.
Want more information about studying at Flinders University? Contact us to find out more – we’d love to help you decide if Flinders University is the right choice for you.
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