CU18 - Bachelor of Science
CU18 - Bachelor of ScienceAt a Glance
Information on where the program is available, duration, units of credit as well as contacts for further information.Aims - Structure
An outline of the programs aims, objectives and outcomes, as well as information on the structure of the program.Course Plans
A detailed list of courses and electives required to complete the program.
Knowledge and skills in science are the prerequisite for entry into a many professional careers and Bachelor of Science Graduates find employment in areas as diverse as chemical and material production, agriculture, medicine, mining and metals, power industry, environmental science and ecology, food technology and forensic analysis, as well as careers in research and development in the private and public sector. The three specialisations in the Bachelor of Science program are designed to deliver not only a solid foundation in scientific skills and knowledge but also the flexibility to focus on specific areas of study that are relevant to the career and employment options chosen by each student.
Ecology and Conservation Biology
This specialisation has a regional Central Queensland focus at both the program and course level, but at the same time will produce biologists who can work internationally. This specialisation delivers the interdisciplinary knowledge and skills required by graduates working in conservation biology and resource management fields which have increased in importance as the impacts and sustainability of multiple land use practices confront communities.
Analytical and Molecular Science
Analytical and Molecular Science covers areas of scientific investigation, research, analytical technique and laboratory science, equipping graduates for careers in a broad array of analytical science fields including biotechnology, monitoring and diagnostic laboratories, forensic science, food safety, food technology and product development. Students who choose this program will study foundation courses in biological and chemical sciences and develop a broad understanding of the core science disciplines. Specialist course will provide opportunities to develop students' skills and knowledge in analytical and forensic science, complimenting the generalist content in the remaining courses in the program.
Agricultural and Food Science
Science is central to the sustainable production and processing of food. Sophisticated approaches and technologies are increasingly being adopted in agriculture to improve productivity and at the same time prevent degradation of natural resources. Within this specialisation, students will develop an understanding of the science that underpins sustainable food production systems. Students study basic biological and chemical principles and how these apply to the technologies and practices used in the agricultural and food science industries. Courses cover the agrifood chain from supply of inputs through to the retail sector, preparing graduates for careers in the many sectors involved directly in, and servicing, the food production and processing industries. The specialisation incorporates a work integrated learning approach to provide students with first hand knowledge of the industry and the opportunity to tailor their study to suit their career interests.