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Bachelor of Science BSCI

Human Biology (16-unit major)


Students are able to focus on improving their knowledge of the
human body. Students undertake specialist courses in physiology, biochemistry,
genetics, microbiology, cell biology and molecular biology. Students
are able to elect to study further courses human-related such as pharmacology,
pathophysiology and psychology.

Study Mode

Online Education, Distance Learning & External study modes available

Duration

3 years full-time, 6 years part-time, 9 years maximum

Professional accreditation

The Information Technology major and the Computing major of
this program are accredited at professional level by the Australian Computer Society and,
through the Seoul Accord, is recognised in other countries.

The Bachelor of Science (Psychology) major is fully accredited
by the Australian Psychology
Accreditation Council as a three-year sequence of study.

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Program objectives

On completion of this program graduates will:

  • possess more than a basic competence in at least one chosen
    discipline

  • possess skill in drawing upon the growing content of knowledge
    in these disciplines

  • understand the principles underlying these disciplines

  • be capable of applying these principles to the solving of problems,
    particularly practical problems

  • be capable of working with people trained in other disciplines
    towards the solution of common problems

  • be motivated to sustain adaptive, independent learning

  • be aware of the social, moral and legal responsibilities of
    professional scientists

  • be skilled in the communication of ideas and concepts.


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Program structure

The Bachelor of Science consists of 24 units comprising four
units of Foundation Studies courses with combinations of 16, 12 or
8 unit majors, 4 unit minors and elective courses as follows:

  • one 16 unit major and 4 units of elective courses

  • one 16 unit major and one 4 unit minor study

  • one 12 unit major and one 8 unit major*^

  • one 12 unit major, one 4 unit minor study and 4 units of elective
    courses

  • one 12 unit major and 8 units of elective courses, or

  • two 8 unit majors*

    and 4 units of elective courses.

  • one 8 unit major and 12 units of elective courses negotiated
    with the Program Coordinator.


*The second 8-unit major can be
chosen from any approved 8-unit major in the University. Students
should ensure that they complete the appropriate courses in their
second major in order to graduate with a double major in the Bachelor
of Science.
^The Information Technology and
Computing Majors, and the Mathematics and the Mathematics and Statistics
majors cannot be combined towards a double major in the program.

At least four courses in the program will be at level 3. Where
two majors are chosen which have some compulsory courses in common,
the overlap will be made up by taking extra electives defined in those
majors.

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Core courses

Foundation Studies

Communication Studies CMS1000 Communication and Scholarship or CMS1100 Communicating in the Sciences
Computing Studies CSC1402 Foundation Computing or CSC1401 Foundation Programming
Statistics STA2300 Data Analysis
Enabling Studies MAT1000 Mathematics Fundamentals and MAT1100 Foundation Mathematics or MAT1102 Algebra and Calculus I
or MAT1101 Discrete Mathematics for Computing or PSY1030 Cross-Cultural and Indigenous Psychology

In general, Foundation Studies courses will be selected according
to major as follows except with the permission of the Program Coordinator.

Computing, Information Technology Human Biology, Human Physiology, Biology^ Mathematics, Mathematics and Statistics Psychology Environment and Sustainability Physical Sciences
Communication Studies CMS1000 CMS1100* CMS1000 CMS1000 CMS1100* or CMS1000 CMS1100* or CMS1000
Computing Studies CSC1401 CSC1402 CSC1401 CSC1402 CSC1402 CSC1402 or CSC1401
Statistics STA2300 STA2300 STA2300 STA2300 STA2300 STA2300
Enabling Studies MAT1101 MAT1101 PSY1030 MAT1100 #or MAT1102*** MAT1000**MAT1100

Footnotes
^If students do
not have the recommended Mathematics B level for entry then they will
be required to undertake MAT1000 as an elective.
*Students can study CMS1000 externally instead of CMS1100 in Semester 3.
#This course is equivalent to MAT1500.
***Students that wish to combine the Environment and
Sustainability Major with the major in Mathematics and Statistics
need to enrol in MAT1102 Algebra and Calculus I
in semester 1 and STA2300 Data Analysis in semester 2.
** It is recommended students
who have gained an Exit Level of Very High Achievement (VHA) in Mathematics
B in Queensland Grade 12 or its equivalent OR an Exit Level of High
Achievement (HA) in Mathematics B AND High Achievement (HA) in Mathematics
C in Queensland Grade 12 or its equivalent, enrol in STA2300 in semester 1 and MAT1100 in semester 2 after gaining approval
from the Program Coordinator.
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Major studies

The following majors are available in the Bachelor of Science:

16-unit major (contain at least four Level 3 courses)

  • Human Biology


12-unit majors (contain at least three Level 3 courses)

  • Mathematics & Statistics

  • Information Technology

  • Psychology.


8-unit majors (contain at least two Level 3 courses)

  • Biology

  • Computing

  • Human Physiology

  • Mathematics

  • Environment and Sustainability

  • Physical Sciences.


In this section:

  • Human biology major (16-unit major)
  • Mathematics and statistics major (12-unit major)
  • Information technology major (12-unit major)
  • Psychology major study (12-unit major)
  • Eight-unit majors
  • Biology (8-unit major)
  • Computing (8-unit major)
  • Environment and Sustainability Major (8-unit major)
  • Human Physiology (8-unit major)
  • Mathematics (8-unit major)
  • Physical Sciences (8-unit major)
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Human biology major (16-unit major)


Human Biology Major Objectives

Graduates who have completed the major in Human Biology will:

  • have a sound grounding in the major subject areas central to
    the biological sciences

  • have sufficient specialisation to be acceptable to employers
    who are currently offering positions to three-year trained biology
    graduates

  • have demonstrated competence in laboratory and field techniques
    and the use of instrumentation relevant to general biological science

  • have the capacity to research biological topics in scientific
    literature and to prepare concise, accurate reports of experimental
    work

  • have an awareness of the principles of laboratory and field
    safety as they apply in biological laboratories and during field work

  • be qualified for admission to an appropriate professional body.


Human Biology Major Courses

This is a 16-unit major. Along with the 3 Foundation Studies
courses prescribed above, students must take 16 units of courses:

Courses Semester(s) Offered Mode Year of Offer
BIO1101 Biology 1 1 ONC, EXT All
CHE1110 Chemistry 1 1 ONC, EXT All
BIO1103 Pathology Studies 1 ONC, EXT All
BIO1104 Medical Microbiology and Immunology 1 1 ONC, EXT All
BIO1204 Introduction to Biomedical Sciences 2 ONC, EXT All
CHE2120 Chemistry 2 2 ONC, EXT All
Choose one of the following two courses
BIO1203 Human Anatomy and Physiology 2, 3 ONC, EXT All
BIO1205 Pathology Clinical Placement 1 2 ONC, EXT All
Biomedical Science emphasis: choose nine of the
following courses
BIO2201 Biochemistry 1 1 ONC All
BIO2203 Human Physiology 1 ONC All
BIO2207 Genetics 2 ONC All
BIO2209 Cell Biology 1 ONC All
BIO3301 Biochemistry 2 2 ONC All
BIO2213 Pharmacology 2 ONC All
BIO3309 Molecular Biology 2 ONC All
BIO3313 Human Physiology and Pharmacology in Disease 1 1 ONC All
BIO3315 Medical Microbiology 2 1 ONC All
BIO2106 Medical Microbiology and Immunology 2 1 EXT All
BIO3323 Human Physiology and Pharmacology in Disease 2 2 ONC All
Laboratory Medicine emphasis: choose nine of the
following courses
BIO2105 Pathology Clinical Placement 2 1 EXT All
BIO2106 Medical Microbiology and Immunology 2 1 EXT All
BIO2107 Cell and Molecular Biology 1 1 EXT All
BIO2108 Haematology 1 1 EXT All
BIO2215 Clinical Biochemistry 1 2 EXT All
BIO2216 Histopathology 1 2 EXT All
BIO2217 Transfusion Science 2 EXT All
BIO3106 Pathology Residential School 1 1 EXT All
BIO3107 Haematology 2 1 EXT All
BIO3108 Histopathology 2
1 EXT All
BIO3206 Medical Microbiology & Immunology 3 2 EXT All
BIO3207 Cell & Molecular Biology 2 2 EXT All
BIO3208 Pathology Residential
School 2
2 EXT All
BIO3215 Clinical Biochemistry 2 2 EXT All

To complete the award, students taking a 16-unit major must
undertake 3 Foundation Studies and 5 units of elective courses or
one 4 unit minor and 1 elective course. Students are required to complete
at least 4 units of level 3 courses from the table above. Students
should also consider the course prerequisites when planning their
program.

Minor Studies

Minor studies are a set of courses as defined in the Option Studies section of the Handbook.

Electives

Electives are courses chosen from other Level 1, 2 or 3 courses
in the University.

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Mathematics and statistics major (12-unit major)


Mathematics and Statistics Major Objectives

Graduates who have completed the major in Mathematics and Statistics
will be able to:

  • demonstrate an understanding of the fundamentals of mathematical
    analysis at the undergraduate level

  • demonstrate a sound knowledge of important theories and techniques
    of applied mathematics, statistics and computing

  • demonstrate an ability to apply their knowledge to solve practical
    problems that they are likely to encounter in science, industry, business
    or government instrumentalities

  • continue to develop their abilities through research, discussion
    and private study

  • use computer packages to solve problems in statistics, mathematics
    and modelling

  • satisfy the minimum requirements for graduate membership of
    relevant professional bodies.


Mathematics and Statistics Major Courses

This is a 12-unit major. Along with the Foundation Studies
courses prescribed above, students must take the following 12 units
of courses:

Courses Semester(s) Offered Mode Year of Offer
MAT1102 Algebra and Calculus I 1 ONC, EXT All
STA2302 Statistical Inference 2 ONC, EXT All
MAT1200 Operations Research 1 2 ONC, EXT All
MAT2100 Algebra and Calculus II 2 ONC, EXT All
MAT2409 High Performance Numerical Computing 1 ONC, EXT All
MAT3201 Operations Research 2* 1 ONC, EXT odd years only
STA2301 Distribution Theory 1 ONC, EXT All
MAT3103 Mathematical Modelling and Dynamical Systems** 2 ONC, EXT even years only
MAT3104 Mathematical Modelling
in Financial Economics*
2 ONC, EXT odd years only
MAT3105 Harmony of Partial Differential Equations** 1 ONC, EXT even years only
STA3300 Experimental Design 1 ONC, EXT All
STA3301 Statistical Models 2 ONC, EXT All

Footnotes
*This course is
offered in odd years only (2013).
**This course is
offered in even years only (2012, 2014).

To complete the award, students taking a 12-unit major must
undertake one of the following:

  • one 8 unit second major, excluding the Mathematics major

  • 4 units of elective courses and one 4 unit minor study or

  • 8 units of electives.


Second Major

Second majors can be chosen from any of the eight-unit majors
defined below for the Bachelor of Science (except Mathematics), or
(with the approval of the Program Coordinator) from other eight-unit
majors from other undergraduate programs in the University.

Minor Studies

Minor studies are a set of courses as defined in the Option Studies section of the Handbook.

Electives

Electives are courses chosen from other Level 1, 2 or 3 courses
in the University.

Unsuitable Electives

For various reasons, the following courses will not be approved
as electives for students majoring in Mathematics and Statistics in
the Bachelor of Science program:

CSC1402, MAT1100, MAT1500
,MAC1901.

In addition, students will require their Program Coordinator's
approval if they wish to count both STA3300 Experimental Design and STA3302 Statistics for Researchers towards a Bachelor of Science program.

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Information technology major (12-unit major)


Information Technology Major Objectives

Graduates who have completed the major in Information Technology
will be able to:

  • work as a professional in the Information Technology industry

  • demonstrate a sound understanding of several key areas of computing

  • have a broad knowledge in computing

  • have basic skills in software development and computer systems

  • demonstrate sound presentation and communication skills required
    in the computing industry

  • satisfy academic admission requirements for membership of relevant
    professional bodies.


Information Technology Major Courses

This is a 12-unit major. Along with the Foundation Studies
courses prescribed above, students must take the following 12 units
of courses:

Courses Semester(s) Offered Mode Year of Offer
ELE1301 Computer Engineering 1 ONC, EXT All
CSC2401 Algorithms and Data Structures 2 ONC, EXT All
CIS1000 Information Systems Concepts 1, 2, 3 ONC, EXT All
CSC2402 Object-Oriented Programming in C++ 1 ONC, EXT All
CSC2408 Software Development Tools 1, 2 ONC, EXT All
Seven of the following, with at least three being Level 3 courses
:
CSC3420 Mobile Internet Technology 1 ONC, EXT All
CSC2404 Operating Systems 2 ONC, EXT All
CSC3412 System and Security Administration 1 ONC, EXT All
CSC2406 Web Technology 2 ONC, EXT All
CSC2407 Introduction to Software Engineering 2 ONC, EXT All
CSC3400 Database Systems 1 ONC, EXT All
CSC3403 Comparative Programming Languages 1 ONC, EXT All
CSC3407 Network Fundamentals and Routing 1 ONC, EXT All
CSC3419 XML and the Web 2 ONC, EXT All
CSC3413 Network Design and Analysis 2 ONC, EXT All
CSC3427 Switching, Wireless and WAN Technologies 2 ONC, EXT All

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