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Bachelor of Science (Applied Sciences)

Course Description

Undergraduate Degree

Course Overview

The Bachelor of Science (Applied Sciences) from RMIT University allows you to explore the molecular level of living systems from which you can devise strategies to solve important practical problems.

Bioscience and biotechnology are shaping the environment and food supply, ensuring that all living things can survive and live more safely. Drawing on core science areas such as genetics, biological chemistry and microbiology this degree is taught by researchers at the leading edge of industry practice.

The degree is designed for those who wish to pursue careers in biological sciences and provide a biology specialisation for intending teachers.

You will develop the necessary ecological knowledge to deal with complex systems using modern biotechnological techniques. The degree covers ecology, ecotoxicology, marine biology and aquaculture, environmental biotechnology diagnostics and molecular agriculture. Through your studies you will develop core knowledge and techniques in plant and animal identification along with molecular biology, genetics, biological chemistry and microbiology.

Please note: Some units in this degree require you to attend laboratory sessions in Melbourne.

Job Outcomes

Graduates can be employed in:

  • Research
  • Production and testing positions
  • Biotechnology and bioscience
  • Gene manipulation in mammals
  • Toxin testing in waterways
  • Crop protection

Profesional recognition

Graduates satisfy the requirements of the Australian Institute of Biology for full membership. Depending on choice of units, they may also satisfy the requirements of the Australian Biotechnology Society, the Australian Society for Microbiology and others.

Additional Information

This course is an OUA Pathway course, which means there is a recommended series of units that, once successfully completed, can be credited towards this course.

OUA Pathway students also have the opportunity to study up to three free* preparatory units during their pathway studies. These units are ideal for students who either haven’t studied before or haven’t studied in a while, as they are designed to introduce them to online learning and what’s required to achieve academic success. Students can enrol in these units at anytime during their pathway studies.

About Open Universities Australia

By submiting an enquiry on this Bachelor of Science (Applied Sciences), you will receive a complimentary course consultation with Open Universities Australia. For over twenty years Open Universities Australia has opened the doors for students undertaking online higher education or professional development. We are proud and committed to helping students succeed on their study journeys. OUA recognises students’ need for flexible learning schedules that fit into their lives, and our goal is to provide an education that fits your lifestyle.

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