Natural sciences

Science student

Bachelor of Science

Three years full-time
UAC code: 512040

In this degree, you can choose from more than 30 specialist majors. The extensive list includes all types of scientific investigations, from the fundamental sciences of physics, chemistry, biology and mathematics, to psychology, life sciences, the natural environment, interdisciplinary sciences, and the history and philosophy of science.
Detailed course information

E12 ATAR (or equivalent IB score): 75.00

Course requirements:
Band 4 and above in Mathematics, or Band 5/6 in General Mathematics.


Bachelor of Science (Advanced)

Three years full-time
UAC code: 512041

This course retains much of the same flexible structure and range of choice as the Bachelor of Science, but the material caters to the needs of the most promising students. This allows you to stretch your abilities to their full potential in the scientific areas that interest you. The advanced units you undertake are challenging and can be demanding, but the results are extremely rewarding.
Detailed course information

E12 ATAR (or equivalent IB score): 90.00

Course requirements:
Band 5 or above in any Mathematics subject.


Bachelor of Medical Science

Three years full-time
UAC code: 512080

This course focuses on developing your knowledge of the structure and function of the human body, from the molecular level to the whole system. It is an obvious choice if you wish to pursue graduate research in medical science or undertake a graduate medicine or dentistry program.
Detailed course information

E12 ATAR (or equivalent IB score): 88.00

Course requirements:
Band 4 or above in Mathematics.


Bachelor of Liberal Arts and Science

Three years full-time
UAC code: 512009

This degree gives you a lot of flexibility and a large breadth of subject choice across the humanities and sciences. It is perfect for you, if you are interested in both the arts and sciences, and don’t want to restrict yourself to a specialist course. You will gain communication and analytical skills in your core liberal studies units, giving you a competitive edge with employers in a wide range of careers.
Detailed course information

E12 ATAR (or equivalent IB score): 68.00

Course requirements:
Band 3 or above in Mathematics, or Band 5 or above in General Mathematics, and Band 3 or above in either English (Standard), English (Advanced), or English as a Second Language (ESL).


Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Arts

Four years full-time
UAC code: 512094

This degree allows you to complete a major in both science and arts, ideal if you have a strong interest in the humanities and sciences. The rich choice of subject areas allows you to combine your personal interests, or pursue complementary academic studies in the humanities and sciences, giving a wide range of career opportunities. You can choose from more than 30 majors offered by the Faculty of Science, and more than 40 majors in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.
Detailed course information

E12 ATAR (or equivalent IB score): 75.00

Course requirements:
Band 4 or above in Mathematics, and Band 4 or above in either English (Standard), English (Advanced), or English as a Second Language (ESL).


Bachelor of Environmental Systems

Three years full-time
UAC code: 511006

This degree gives you the opportunity to investigate both natural and agricultural systems and apply your knowledge and skills to world issues such as climate change, water, food security and carbon emissions. As a graduate, you can pursue key roles critical to protecting the world’s resources, including environmental consultancy and protection, catchment management, climate change research, plant breeding, ecology, sustainable agriculture, soil science, land and water conservation and hydrology.
Detailed course information

E12 ATAR (or equivalent IB score): 75.00

Assumed knowledge:
Mathematics and Chemistry
We offer bridging courses for Mathematics and Chemistry


Bachelor of Science in Agriculture

Four years full-time
UAC code: 511001

This course will develop your knowledge of science with an emphasis on how it applies to managing food production and sustainable use of natural resources – one of the greatest challenges facing society today. You will develop strong skills in critical thinking, problem solving, research and communication. You will also have the opportunity to do a professional development unit of study where you can apply your knowledge in real-life situations.
Detailed course information

E12 ATAR (or equivalent IB score): 70.00

Assumed knowledge:
Mathematics and Chemistry
We offer bridging courses for Mathematics and Chemistry


Bachelor of Food and Agribusiness

Four years full-time
UAC code: 511009

Globally, the food industry faces pressing challenges such as the need to increase yields sustainably, to address food security, affordability and uneven global distribution, and to reduce waste and increase energy efficiency.

The Bachelor of Food and Agribusiness focuses on post farm management of food supply, and specifically on the quality, business, marketing and product development aspects of food and fibre supply. You will undertake a double major in food science and agribusiness with a compulsory industry internship and an embedded honours year. Areas of study include agribusiness management and marketing, food science and product development, food safety and packaging, transport and logistics, and food security.
Detailed course information

E12 ATAR (or equivalent IB score): 75.00

Assumed knowledge:
Mathematics, Chemistry and Biology
We offer bridging courses for Mathematics and Chemistry


Bachelor of Animal and Veterinary Bioscience

Four years full-time
UAC code: 512105

You will develop scientific skills in applied animal health and disease; behaviour and welfare science; genetics and biotechnology; nutrition and feed technology; reproduction and assisted reproductive technologies. Animal scientists work with a wide range of animals, from native and exotic wildlife to companion and production animals.
Detailed course information

E12 ATAR (or equivalent IB score): 78.00

Course requirements:
Band 4 or above in Mathematics, or Band 5 or above in General Mathematics.


Faculty support

The Division of Natural Sciences consists of three faculties: Agriculture and Environment, Science and Veterinary Science. At each faculty we offer our students tailored programs to assist with their transition to university.

Faculty of Agriculture and Environment
We offer E12 students:

  • E12 Hotline, open mid January, to assist with enrolment enquiries.
  • a two-day orientation program that covers both the Camperdown (main) and Camden campuses. The program includes meeting key academic staff and visiting research centres.

Faculty of Science
We offer E12 students:

  • E12 Hotline, open mid January, to assist with enrolment enquiries.
  • a welcome session and transition workshop for students and their parents
  • SLAM (Student Leadership and Mentoring) Lunches – a free lunchtime session to meet senior students and find out more about life at uni
  • Jumpstart – a career information evening with employers and industry experts from a variety of backgrounds and industries.

Faculty of Veterinary Science
We offer E12 students:

  • E12 Hotline, open mid January, to assist with enrolment enquiries
  • Study skills workshop and transition activity across the division
  • Academic skills workshop - what to expect, what assistance is available