Natural sciences

Science student

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): 80

Course requirements:
Mathematics (not General), or equivalent IB subject.

Bachelor of Veterinary Biology/Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Six years full-time
UAC code: 512105

You will develop the knowledge as well as the practical, personal, professional and generic skills enabling you to pursue many career options as a veterinary scientist participating in the care and welfare of animals. Graduates are immediately eligible for registration with Veterinary Surgeons' Boards in each state. This course is also recognised internationally by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (UK) and is accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). The first three years provide a sound grounding in the basic biomedical sciences relevant to veterinary science. Examples of clinical cases and actual problems in veterinary practice are used to promote integrated learning in many subject areas. In the fourth, fifth, and sixth years, emphasis shifts to applying this knowledge in clinical settings, with the final year (lecture free) spent entirely doing clinical rotations through a variety of placements.

Detailed course information

E12 ATAR (or equivalent IB score): 92.7

Course requirements:
Mathematics (not General), Chemistry and Biology, or equivalent IB subjects.
Students will also be required to complete a Commitment to Veterinary Science form and scan the completed form to fabi.fugazza@sydney.edu.au before close of business on 2 September 2016.


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

Assumed knowledge:
Mathematics (not General), Chemistry and Biology.

We offer bridging courses for Mathematics and Chemistry


Bachelor of Liberal Arts and Science

Three years full-time
UAC code: 512009

With its flexibility and huge choice of majors, the Bachelor of Liberal Arts and Science provides you with a background in both the humanities and the sciences, and gives you useful skills that will make you highly valued by potential employers in jobs across the market. From writing and presenting to thinking ethically and critically, the BLAS degree is your preparation for life beyond the classroom.

Detailed course information

E12 ATAR (or equivalent IB score): 65

Course requirements:
Mathematics or General Mathematics, or equivalent IB subjects.


Bachelor of Medical Science

Three years full-time
UAC code: 512080

Whether you want to go into practice as a doctor or dentist, or work at the cutting edge of research, the Bachelor of Medical Science will give you the essential foundation for a rewarding career improving the health of people and the community.

Detailed course information

E12 ATAR (or equivalent IB score): 85

Course requirements:
Mathematics or General Mathematics, or equivalent IB subject.

Assumed knowledge:
Mathematics or Mathematics Extension 1, Chemistry and Biology or Physics.


Bachelor of Science

Three years full-time
UAC code: 512040

A Bachelor of Science opens up a world of opportunity. Whether you dream about being at the cutting edge of research, learning how to analyse and think critically, or just want to help make the planet a better place, a BSc will give you highly sought-after skills for a huge range of careers, both in the sciences and beyond.

Detailed course information

E12 ATAR (or equivalent IB score): 75

Course requirements:
Mathematics or General Mathematics, or equivalent IB subjects.

Assumed knowledge:
Mathematics or Mathematics Extension 1


Bachelor of Science (Advanced)

Three years full-time
UAC code: 512041

The Bachelor of Science (Advanced) offers exceptional opportunities to budding scientists hungry for a challenge, while still providing the signature flexibility of the regular Bachelor of Science. From independant research to in-depth problems to lectures that go beyond the norm, the Advanced program will give you the skills to embark on postgraduate study or to work at the forefront of research.

Detailed course information

E12 ATAR (or equivalent IB score): 90

Course requirements:
Mathematics (not General), or equivalent IB subjects.

Assumed knowledge:
HSC Mathematics Extension 1


Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Arts

Four years full-time
UAC code: 512094

Pursue your passion for both humanities and science with the Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts. The four-year double degree offers you a total of 70 majors as well as world-class research and teaching from two of the nation's most respected university faculties.

Detailed course information

E12 ATAR (or equivalent IB score): 75

Course requirements:
Mathematics or General Mathematics, or equivalent IB subjects.

Assumed knowledge:
Mathematics or Mathematics Extension 1


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

Assumed knowledge:
Mathematics and Chemistry

We offer bridging courses for Mathematics and Chemistry

Bachelor of Engineering Honours and Bachelor of Science

Five years full-time
UAC code: 511770

This combined degree emphasises the strong scientific foundations of engineering. It will expand your career options by giving you two qualifications with just one extra year of study. In addition to your engineering stream, you will complete a major in science. You can combine any engineering stream with a Bachelor of Science.

The Bachelor of Engineering Honours emphasises practical aspects of science and technology, while the Bachelor of Science emphasises fundamental principles. The combined degree allows for major study in two areas of science. You will complete science units of study in each year of the course, and major in a science subject area from first to third year.

Selection of your engineering stream will take place at enrolment. Note that although you may have achieved the ATAR or equivalent for admission to the combined degree, you must also achieve the ATAR or equivalent for the engineering stream you wish to pursue as part of the combination. If you elect to undertake the Bachelor of Science in the Advanced or Advanced Mathematics stream, you must also achieve the ATAR for the relevant individual science stream.
Detailed course information

E12 ATAR (or equivalent IB score): 80
Course requirements:
Mathematics (not General), or equivalent IB subject.

Bachelor of Engineering Honours and Bachelor of Medical Science

Five years full-time
UAC code: 511790

This five-year combined degree links the core elements of engineering and medical science. The technology-based engineering skills you develop during your studies will be complemented by skills in medical sciences. It forms an ideal base for postgraduate research or graduate studies in medicine or dentistry. You can combined any of the Bachelor of Engineering Honours streams with a Bachelor of Medical Science.

The Bachelor of Engineering Honours and Bachelor of Medical Science links the core elements of the engineering and medical sciences degrees and is designed for those students interested in spanning engineering and medical sciences in future endeavours.

As a graduate, you will be able to adapt to the changing needs of their profession as a result of the multidisciplinary study offered in this degree. This combined degree also forms an ideal base for your future postgraduate research in the biomedical field, or for vocational coursework programs such as graduate medicine or graduate dentistry.

Detailed course information

E12 ATAR (or equivalent IB score): 85
Course requirements:
Mathematics (not General), or equivalent IB subject.

Bachelor of Information Technology and Bachelor of Medical Science

Five years full-time
UAC code: 511763

This five-year combined degree will allow you to complement your IT skills with those from medical science, biomedicine, and bioinformatics. You will choose either computer science or information systems for your IT stream while also studying foundation science followed by senior units of study in the clinical sciences, choosing from anatomy and histology, biochemistry, biology (genetics), history and philosophy of science, immunology, infectious diseases, microbiology, pharmacology, pathology and physiology.

The demand for graduates qualified in IT and medical science is expected to soar as medical science research becomes increasingly dependant on IT.

Detailed course information

E12 ATAR (or equivalent IB score): 85
Course requirements:
Mathematics (not General), or equivalent IB subject.

Bachelor of Information Technology and Bachelor of Science

Five years full-time
UAC code: 511764

This combined degree program emphasises the natural synergy between science and technology. In your IT studies you can pursue either computer science or information systems subjects, while also completing core units in selected science areas such as mathematics, physics, biology, chemistry, geography, or psychology.

The Bachelor of Information Technology and Bachelor of Science is a combined curse of study that emphasises the natural synergy between information technology and science: all science areas involve using information technology and many science graduates work in information technology.

You will be a graduate who can look forward to career options in both IT and science. This combined degree meets a strong need from industry for employees who have both extensive technical understanding of IT and essential skills in one or two science areas.

Detailed course information

E12 ATAR (or equivalent IB score): 80
Course requirements:
Mathematics (not General), or equivalent IB subject.


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 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

Faculty of Science
We offer E12 students:

  • E12 Hotline, open mid January, to assist with enrolment enquiries.
  • 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.