Bachelor of Science: degree outline

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This science degree is ideal for students who wish to work in a scientific profession. You can major in: chemistry, microbiology, marine biology, environmental sciences, food science, health protection, applied conservation or geospatial science.

Quick facts

Programme code: AK1041
Level: 7
Points: 360
Duration: 3 years full-time / 6 years part-time
Venue: City Campus
Fees: General Course fees and Additional fees
Starting date: 26 Feb and 16 July 2018

AUT encourages early application. There are limited places available. Applicants will normally be selected on the basis of their level of academic achievement. This qualification will remain open until all places have been filled.

Admission and entry requirements 

Selection criteria

Preference will be given to applicants who have science subjects.

Preferred school subjects:

Applied Conservation, Environmental Sciences, Marine Biology: Biology and other science subjects.
Biomedical Science, Food Safety, Microbiology, Biology: Level 3 Chemistry and other science subjects.
Chemistry, Food Science: Level 3 Chemistry, Mathematics and other science subjects.
Geospatial Science, Health Protection: Science subjects.

Majors and pathways in the Bachelor of Science

You can complete the Bachelor of Science with no major, providing broad-base qualification and the ability to select papers across several majors.

Double major

You can complete the BSc with a double major, such as Microbiology and Food Science, or Marine Biology and Environmental Sciences, or Applied Conservation and Geospatial Science, etc. Having a double major makes you a versatile graduate with greater employment opportunities. Double majors can be completed in the standard three years of full-time study.

Additional majors or minors

Students undertaking the Bachelor of Science may choose a second major, either from those available within their degree (double major) or a second major from the list of additional majors available from outside their degree. Minors are also available in these subjects. The availability of additional majors and minors will depend on timetabling and some subject restrictions,and in some cases, choosing an additional major or minor may require students to undertake extra points to complete their degree.


You take eight papers per year, some of which will be compulsory for the major and others which are electives of your choice. In your third year you have the option of taking a research project that our graduates have found very useful for showing to prospective employers.

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Last updated: 13-Dec-2017 3.43pm

The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.