Federation University Australia

Bachelor of Science

Federation University Australia (RTO 4909)
Institution rating
3 yearsfull-time
Study mode
Online, On-campus
Next start date

Why study this course

  • Develop foundational knowledge of scientific practice and build skills in scientific communication, data analysis, quantitative literacy, problem solving and research
  • Tailor this course to suit your career goals by choosing a major and minor from 13 study areas, and explore your chosen specialisation in detail
  • Learn in small laboratory classes and workshops

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Depending on the major you choose, you may be eligible to join the Royal Australian Chemical Institute, Australian Society for Microbiology or Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand.

Entry requirements

  • Successful completion of Year 12 in the last 2 years with a study score of at least 20 in any English and at least 20 in any mathematics and/or science; OR
  • Previous higher education studies with results at a pass level; OR
  • Successful completion of a tertiary preparatory program such as FedUni Foundation Access Studies Program (FAST); OR
  • Successful completion of a Certificate III qualification or higher

Where is this course offered?

Available campuses

  • Ballarat - Mt Helen
  • Berwick
  • Gippsland - Churchill
Online study also available

The course duration and available study modes can vary depending on the campus.

Enquire with Federation University Australia to find out more about your study options.

What you’ll learn

In this course you will be able to choose a major from:

  • Biochemistry
  • Biological science
  • Behavioural science
  • Chemistry
  • Ecology
  • Environmental restoration
  • Exercise science
  • Health and nutrition
  • Information technology
  • Mathematics
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular biology

Enquire with Federation University Australia to find out more about the course content, units, and what you’ll learn.

Course price

The course price can vary depending on a few factors, including:

  • Whether the institution offers subsidies, concessions, or government loans and your eligibility to receive them
  • Your previous study and work experience
  • Your unit selections

Enquire with Federation University Australia to find out more about the course price for you.

What to know before you apply

To help you decide if this is the right course for you, Federation University Australia can provide you with more information about:

Credit and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

You may be able to get credit or RPL for some units of this course based on your previous studies and work experience. This means the duration of the course may be reduced.

Work placement

Work placement gives you invaluable real-life skills, so you graduate ready to step into a job.

You may apply for the Industry Placement Program (IPP) which provides you with the opportunity to complete up to 26 weeks of industry-based experience.

Enquire with Federation University Australia to find out more about credit, RPL, or work placement.

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What are students saying?

Bachelor of Science
Federation University Australia
(1 reviews)

Published Jul 2018
Bachelor of ScienceFederation University Australia
Graduation date2011
Study modeOn-campus
Student review
The course itself offered plenty of practical work which was great for experiencing what a career in said industry could offer, but the overall quality of the course varied greatly. Students who rarely bothered showing up for class still passed units with the same marks as dedicated students. Assistance was minimal for theory related queries, as lecturers were hardly ever present on campus. Prospects of getting employment as a result of this qualification are non-existent (due to Government industry changes). If you're looking for a science related course that offers plenty of practical work and experience in the field, then it's one to consider. If you're looking for a career from completing this course, then perhaps reconsider.
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Support and delivery

When you study with Federation University, you will:

  • Have the option to enrol in FedReady, a free short course that will develop your academic skills and prepare you for higher education study
  • Have access to Student Academic and Study Support (SASS) programs and resources, including mentors, study groups and online tutoring
  • Benefit from small class sizes and more opportunities for one-on-one access to teachers
  • Have access to a range of support services that are available across all campuses, including counselling and disability support

Find out more about this course

Federation University Australia

Bachelor of Science

You may wish to discuss the following with Federation University Australia:

  • Course price
  • Study options available at your campus
  • Prior Recognition of Learning (RPL)
  • Support with sourcing placements

Submit an enquiry direct to Federation University Australia.

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