CU18 Bachelor of Science

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 1 major
  3. Complete 2 minors

Core Structure

Number of units: 8 Total credit points: 48

The Bachelor of Science Course has eight compulsory units. Five of the compulsory units are studied in the first year of the course, two of the compulsory units are studied in the second year and one compulsory unit is studied in the third year. One of the second-year compulsory units, BIOL12050 Professional Placement or Project, provides students the opportunity to apply their theoretical knowledge and practical skills attained in their degree course to the professional work environment.

In addition to the eight compulsory units, students must study one major. The major can be either of the following two disciplines:

  • Applied Biology - Major 8 units, 48 credit points
  • Applied Chemistry - Major 8 units, 48 credit points

Students studying the Applied Biology Major must choose two minors, from the list below:

  • Chemistry Analytics – Minor, 4 Units, 24 Credits
  • Entrepreneurship – Minor, 4 Units, 24 Credits
  • Liberal Studies – Minor, 4 Units, 24 Credits
  • Plant and Crop Systems – Minor, 4 Units, 24 Credits

Students studying the Applied Chemistry Major must choose two minors, from the list below:

  • Animal Biology – Minor, 4 Units, 24 Credits
  • Entrepreneurship – Minor, 4 Units, 24 Credits
  • Liberal Studies – Minor, 4 Units, 24 Credits
  • Plant and Crop Systems – Minor, 4 Units, 24 Credits
  • Plant Biology – Minor, 4 Units, 24 Credits

The Bachelor of Science Course has eight compulsory units. Five of the compulsory units are studied in the first year of the course, two of the compulsory units are studied in the second year and one compulsory unit is studied in the third year. One of the second-year compulsory units, BIOL12050 Professional Placement or Project, provides students the opportunity to apply their theoretical knowledge and practical skills attained in their degree course to the professional work environment.

In addition to the eight compulsory units, students must study one major. The major can be either of the following two disciplines:

  • Applied Biology - Major 8 units, 48 credit points
  • Applied Chemistry - Major 8 units, 48 credit points

Students studying the Applied Biology Major must choose two minors, from the list below:

  • Chemistry Analytics – Minor, 4 Units, 24 Credits
  • Entrepreneurship – Minor, 4 Units, 24 Credits
  • Liberal Studies – Minor, 4 Units, 24 Credits
  • Plant and Crop Systems – Minor, 4 Units, 24 Credits

Students studying the Applied Chemistry Major must choose two minors, from the list below:

  • Animal Biology – Minor, 4 Units, 24 Credits
  • Entrepreneurship – Minor, 4 Units, 24 Credits
  • Liberal Studies – Minor, 4 Units, 24 Credits
  • Plant and Crop Systems – Minor, 4 Units, 24 Credits
  • Plant Biology – Minor, 4 Units, 24 Credits

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
BIOL11102 Life Science Laboratory
CHEM11043 Atoms, Molecules and Matter
CHEM11044 Chemical Reactions
ENVR11014 Environmental Monitoring
SCIE11023 Scientific Research Fundamentals
BIOL12050 Professional Placement or Project
BIOL12105 Scientific Analysis and Statistics
EVST19007 Environmental and Social Impact Assessment

Applied Biology Major

Number of units: 8 Total credit points: 48

The Bachelor of Science Course has eight compulsory units. Five of the compulsory units are studied in the first year of the course, two of the compulsory units are studied in the second year and one compulsory unit is studied in the third year. One of the second-year compulsory units, BIOL12050 Professional Placement or Project, provides students the opportunity to apply their theoretical knowledge and practical skills attained in their degree course to the professional work environment.

In addition to the eight compulsory units, students must study one major. The major can be either of the following two disciplines:

  • Applied Biology - Major 8 units, 48 credit points
  • Applied Chemistry - Major 8 units, 48 credit points

Students studying the Applied Biology Major must choose two minors, from the list below:

  • Chemistry Analytics – Minor, 4 Units, 24 Credits
  • Entrepreneurship – Minor, 4 Units, 24 Credits
  • Liberal Studies – Minor, 4 Units, 24 Credits
  • Plant and Crop Systems – Minor, 4 Units, 24 Credits

Students studying the Applied Chemistry Major must choose two minors, from the list below:

  • Animal Biology – Minor, 4 Units, 24 Credits
  • Entrepreneurship – Minor, 4 Units, 24 Credits
  • Liberal Studies – Minor, 4 Units, 24 Credits
  • Plant and Crop Systems – Minor, 4 Units, 24 Credits
  • Plant Biology – Minor, 4 Units, 24 Credits

The Applied Biology Major is available to students studying the Bachelor of Science. Students outside the Bachelor of Science who wish to study the Applied Biology Major must study the prerequisite units: BIOL11102 Life Science Laboratory and ENVR11014 Environmental Monitoring.

Note - participation in residential schools is required in this Minor.

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
MBIO19013 Environmental Microbiology
BIOL12107 Genomes, Genetics & Evolution
BOTN19001 Australian Botany
BIOL12112 Animal and Plant Physiology
ZOOL19002 Australian Vertebrate Fauna
EVST19020 Environmental Management Systems
BOTN13002 Plants and the Environment
ZOOL13015 Environmental Physiology of Animals

Applied Chemistry Major

Number of units: 8 Total credit points: 48

The Bachelor of Science Course has eight compulsory units. Five of the compulsory units are studied in the first year of the course, two of the compulsory units are studied in the second year and one compulsory unit is studied in the third year. One of the second-year compulsory units, BIOL12050 Professional Placement or Project, provides students the opportunity to apply their theoretical knowledge and practical skills attained in their degree course to the professional work environment.

In addition to the eight compulsory units, students must study one major. The major can be either of the following two disciplines:

  • Applied Biology - Major 8 units, 48 credit points
  • Applied Chemistry - Major 8 units, 48 credit points

Students studying the Applied Biology Major must choose two minors, from the list below:

  • Chemistry Analytics – Minor, 4 Units, 24 Credits
  • Entrepreneurship – Minor, 4 Units, 24 Credits
  • Liberal Studies – Minor, 4 Units, 24 Credits
  • Plant and Crop Systems – Minor, 4 Units, 24 Credits

Students studying the Applied Chemistry Major must choose two minors, from the list below:

  • Animal Biology – Minor, 4 Units, 24 Credits
  • Entrepreneurship – Minor, 4 Units, 24 Credits
  • Liberal Studies – Minor, 4 Units, 24 Credits
  • Plant and Crop Systems – Minor, 4 Units, 24 Credits
  • Plant Biology – Minor, 4 Units, 24 Credits

The Applied Chemistry Major is available to students studying the Bachelor of Science. Students outside the Bachelor of Science who wish to study the Applied Chemistry Major must study the prerequisite units: CHEM11043 Atoms, Molecules and Matter and CHEM11044 Chemical Reactions.

Note - participation in residential schools is required in this Minor.

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
CHEM11045 Chemical Investigation and Theory
CHEM12079 Inorganic Chemistry
CHEM12080 Organic Chemistry
CHEM19085 Environmental Chemistry
CHEM13083 Physical Chemistry
CHEM13080 Analytical Science
CHEM13081 Biomaterials: Environmental and Medical Applications
Available units
Students must complete 1 from the following units:
CHEM13082 Nanotechnology: Health and the environment
CHEM13084 Bio-Organic Chemistry

Animal Biology Minor

Number of units: 4 Total credit points: 24

The Bachelor of Science Course has eight compulsory units. Five of the compulsory units are studied in the first year of the course, two of the compulsory units are studied in the second year and one compulsory unit is studied in the third year. One of the second-year compulsory units, BIOL12050 Professional Placement or Project, provides students the opportunity to apply their theoretical knowledge and practical skills attained in their degree course to the professional work environment.

In addition to the eight compulsory units, students must study one major. The major can be either of the following two disciplines:

  • Applied Biology - Major 8 units, 48 credit points
  • Applied Chemistry - Major 8 units, 48 credit points

Students studying the Applied Biology Major must choose two minors, from the list below:

  • Chemistry Analytics – Minor, 4 Units, 24 Credits
  • Entrepreneurship – Minor, 4 Units, 24 Credits
  • Liberal Studies – Minor, 4 Units, 24 Credits
  • Plant and Crop Systems – Minor, 4 Units, 24 Credits

Students studying the Applied Chemistry Major must choose two minors, from the list below:

  • Animal Biology – Minor, 4 Units, 24 Credits
  • Entrepreneurship – Minor, 4 Units, 24 Credits
  • Liberal Studies – Minor, 4 Units, 24 Credits
  • Plant and Crop Systems – Minor, 4 Units, 24 Credits
  • Plant Biology – Minor, 4 Units, 24 Credits

The Animal Biology Minor is available to students studying the Bachelor of Science. However the Minor cannot be taken with the Applied Biology Major or with the Plant Biology Minor. Students outside the Bachelor of Science who wish to study the Animal Biology Minor must study the prerequisite units: BIOL11102 Life Science Laboratory and ENVR11014 Environmental Monitoring.

Note - participation in residential schools is required in this Minor.

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
BIOL12107 Genomes, Genetics & Evolution
BIOL12112 Animal and Plant Physiology
ZOOL19002 Australian Vertebrate Fauna
ZOOL13015 Environmental Physiology of Animals

Chemistry Analytics Minor

Number of units: 4 Total credit points: 24

The Bachelor of Science Course has eight compulsory units. Five of the compulsory units are studied in the first year of the course, two of the compulsory units are studied in the second year and one compulsory unit is studied in the third year. One of the second-year compulsory units, BIOL12050 Professional Placement or Project, provides students the opportunity to apply their theoretical knowledge and practical skills attained in their degree course to the professional work environment.

In addition to the eight compulsory units, students must study one major. The major can be either of the following two disciplines:

  • Applied Biology - Major 8 units, 48 credit points
  • Applied Chemistry - Major 8 units, 48 credit points

Students studying the Applied Biology Major must choose two minors, from the list below:

  • Chemistry Analytics – Minor, 4 Units, 24 Credits
  • Entrepreneurship – Minor, 4 Units, 24 Credits
  • Liberal Studies – Minor, 4 Units, 24 Credits
  • Plant and Crop Systems – Minor, 4 Units, 24 Credits

Students studying the Applied Chemistry Major must choose two minors, from the list below:

  • Animal Biology – Minor, 4 Units, 24 Credits
  • Entrepreneurship – Minor, 4 Units, 24 Credits
  • Liberal Studies – Minor, 4 Units, 24 Credits
  • Plant and Crop Systems – Minor, 4 Units, 24 Credits
  • Plant Biology – Minor, 4 Units, 24 Credits

The Chemistry Analytics Minor is available to students studying the Bachelor of Science and other courses throughout CQUniversity. However, this Minor cannot be taken with the Chemistry Major. Students outside the Bachelor of Science who wish to study the Chemistry Analytics Minor must study the prerequisite units: CHEM11043 Atoms, Molecules and Matter and CHEM11044 Chemical Reactions.

Note - participation in residential schools is required in this Minor.

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
CHEM19085 Environmental Chemistry
CHEM12077 Food Science & Analysis
CHEM13080 Analytical Science
CHEM13081 Biomaterials: Environmental and Medical Applications

Entrepreneurship Minor

Number of units: 4 Total credit points: 24

The Bachelor of Science Course has eight compulsory units. Five of the compulsory units are studied in the first year of the course, two of the compulsory units are studied in the second year and one compulsory unit is studied in the third year. One of the second-year compulsory units, BIOL12050 Professional Placement or Project, provides students the opportunity to apply their theoretical knowledge and practical skills attained in their degree course to the professional work environment.

In addition to the eight compulsory units, students must study one major. The major can be either of the following two disciplines:

  • Applied Biology - Major 8 units, 48 credit points
  • Applied Chemistry - Major 8 units, 48 credit points

Students studying the Applied Biology Major must choose two minors, from the list below:

  • Chemistry Analytics – Minor, 4 Units, 24 Credits
  • Entrepreneurship – Minor, 4 Units, 24 Credits
  • Liberal Studies – Minor, 4 Units, 24 Credits
  • Plant and Crop Systems – Minor, 4 Units, 24 Credits

Students studying the Applied Chemistry Major must choose two minors, from the list below:

  • Animal Biology – Minor, 4 Units, 24 Credits
  • Entrepreneurship – Minor, 4 Units, 24 Credits
  • Liberal Studies – Minor, 4 Units, 24 Credits
  • Plant and Crop Systems – Minor, 4 Units, 24 Credits
  • Plant Biology – Minor, 4 Units, 24 Credits

The Entrepreneurship Minor is available to students studying the Bachelor of Science and other courses throughout CQUniversity. All prerequisites for the Entrepreneurship Minor can be met within the four units of the Minor.

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
MGMT11109 Introduction to Business
MRKT11029 Marketing Fundamentals
MRKT13014 New Product Development and Branding
MGMT13151 Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Start-ups

Liberal Studies Minor

Number of units: 4 Total credit points: 24

The Bachelor of Science Course has eight compulsory units. Five of the compulsory units are studied in the first year of the course, two of the compulsory units are studied in the second year and one compulsory unit is studied in the third year. One of the second-year compulsory units, BIOL12050 Professional Placement or Project, provides students the opportunity to apply their theoretical knowledge and practical skills attained in their degree course to the professional work environment.

In addition to the eight compulsory units, students must study one major. The major can be either of the following two disciplines:

  • Applied Biology - Major 8 units, 48 credit points
  • Applied Chemistry - Major 8 units, 48 credit points

Students studying the Applied Biology Major must choose two minors, from the list below:

  • Chemistry Analytics – Minor, 4 Units, 24 Credits
  • Entrepreneurship – Minor, 4 Units, 24 Credits
  • Liberal Studies – Minor, 4 Units, 24 Credits
  • Plant and Crop Systems – Minor, 4 Units, 24 Credits

Students studying the Applied Chemistry Major must choose two minors, from the list below:

  • Animal Biology – Minor, 4 Units, 24 Credits
  • Entrepreneurship – Minor, 4 Units, 24 Credits
  • Liberal Studies – Minor, 4 Units, 24 Credits
  • Plant and Crop Systems – Minor, 4 Units, 24 Credits
  • Plant Biology – Minor, 4 Units, 24 Credits

The Liberal Studies Minor enables students to compile a Minor of their choice that is consistent with an area of interest and/or career requirements not already covered in the above Majors and Minors. When choosing units for this Liberal Studies Minor, students must ensure that the number of Level 1 units within the Bachelor of Science must not exceed 12. In addition, all prerequisites must be met. Students should also ensure that the Minor consists of at least two Level 3 units.

Students are to consult the Course Advice Team when selecting units for the Liberal Studies Minor.

Note - depending on the units selected, participation in residential schools may be required in this Minor.

Plant and Crop Systems Minor

Number of units: 4 Total credit points: 24

The Bachelor of Science Course has eight compulsory units. Five of the compulsory units are studied in the first year of the course, two of the compulsory units are studied in the second year and one compulsory unit is studied in the third year. One of the second-year compulsory units, BIOL12050 Professional Placement or Project, provides students the opportunity to apply their theoretical knowledge and practical skills attained in their degree course to the professional work environment.

In addition to the eight compulsory units, students must study one major. The major can be either of the following two disciplines:

  • Applied Biology - Major 8 units, 48 credit points
  • Applied Chemistry - Major 8 units, 48 credit points

Students studying the Applied Biology Major must choose two minors, from the list below:

  • Chemistry Analytics – Minor, 4 Units, 24 Credits
  • Entrepreneurship – Minor, 4 Units, 24 Credits
  • Liberal Studies – Minor, 4 Units, 24 Credits
  • Plant and Crop Systems – Minor, 4 Units, 24 Credits

Students studying the Applied Chemistry Major must choose two minors, from the list below:

  • Animal Biology – Minor, 4 Units, 24 Credits
  • Entrepreneurship – Minor, 4 Units, 24 Credits
  • Liberal Studies – Minor, 4 Units, 24 Credits
  • Plant and Crop Systems – Minor, 4 Units, 24 Credits
  • Plant Biology – Minor, 4 Units, 24 Credits

The Plant and Crop Systems Minor is available to students studying the Bachelor of Science and other courses throughout CQUniversity. All prerequisites for the Minor can be met within the four units.


Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
AGRI11002 Plant Science and Crop Production
AGRI12002 Weeds, Pests and Plant Diseases
AGRI13008 Agriculture Technology Transformation: The Future of Food and Fibre
AGRI13009 Resource Smart Food Production: More With Less

Plant Biology Minor

Number of units: 4 Total credit points: 24

The Bachelor of Science Course has eight compulsory units. Five of the compulsory units are studied in the first year of the course, two of the compulsory units are studied in the second year and one compulsory unit is studied in the third year. One of the second-year compulsory units, BIOL12050 Professional Placement or Project, provides students the opportunity to apply their theoretical knowledge and practical skills attained in their degree course to the professional work environment.

In addition to the eight compulsory units, students must study one major. The major can be either of the following two disciplines:

  • Applied Biology - Major 8 units, 48 credit points
  • Applied Chemistry - Major 8 units, 48 credit points

Students studying the Applied Biology Major must choose two minors, from the list below:

  • Chemistry Analytics – Minor, 4 Units, 24 Credits
  • Entrepreneurship – Minor, 4 Units, 24 Credits
  • Liberal Studies – Minor, 4 Units, 24 Credits
  • Plant and Crop Systems – Minor, 4 Units, 24 Credits

Students studying the Applied Chemistry Major must choose two minors, from the list below:

  • Animal Biology – Minor, 4 Units, 24 Credits
  • Entrepreneurship – Minor, 4 Units, 24 Credits
  • Liberal Studies – Minor, 4 Units, 24 Credits
  • Plant and Crop Systems – Minor, 4 Units, 24 Credits
  • Plant Biology – Minor, 4 Units, 24 Credits

The Plant Biology Minor is available to students studying the Bachelor of Science. However the Minor cannot be taken with the Applied Biology Major or with the Animal Biology Minor. Students outside the Bachelor of Science who wish to study the Plant Biology Minor must study the prerequisite units: BIOL11102 Life Science Laboratory and ENVR11014 Environmental Monitoring.

Note - participation in residential schools is required in this Minor.

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
BIOL12107 Genomes, Genetics & Evolution
BIOL12112 Animal and Plant Physiology
BOTN19001 Australian Botany
BOTN13002 Plants and the Environment