BP229 - Bachelor of Science

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RMIT program code: BP229
Plan name: Bachelor of Science (Biological Sciences)
Plan code: BP229BISC
Campus: City Campus
Credit points per semester:
Full time: 48
Part time: 24
CRICOS code: 074352G

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2019 Enrolment Program Structure

To graduate you must complete the following:

  Year One of Program
 
AND  Year Two of Program
 
AND  Year Three of Program
 

Credit transfer / Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

You may be eligible for credit or recognition of prior learning (RPL) toward your RMIT program. 

Please read the How to apply for credit information and complete the forms required. Please ensure that you submit this information by the relevant census date.

Please submit your application through the RMIT Connect portal.

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Year One of Program

You should enrol in MATH2123 in Semester 1 and enrol in ONPS2334 in Semester 2.

It is recommended that you enrol in CHEM1242 as your Chemistry course and PHYS2124 as your Physics course in Year 1.

It is also recommended that you enrol in CHEM1239 as your Science Option course in Semester 2 of Year 1.

Please note that BIOL2256 is delivered at the City campus whereas BIOL2257 is delivered at the Bundoora campus.

Biological Sciences students are advised not to choose ENVI1142 as a Science Option course as this course covers the same material that is included in core biology courses, only at a more basic level.

Complete the following Five (5) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Scientific Skills and Communication12ONPS2334City Campus12361190
Cell Structure and Function12YesBIOL2146City Campus1247
Mathematics and Statistics12YesMATH2123City Campus11721160
Introduction to Microbiology, Immunology and Genetics12BIOL2256City Campus1260
BIOL2257Bundoora Campus1261
Animal Structure and Function12YesBIOL2258City Campus1233
AND

Select and complete One (1) of the following Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Chemistry of Materials 112YesCHEM1030City Campus1302
Chemistry Principles12YesCHEM1242City Campus13011294
AND

Select and complete One (1) of the following Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Mechanics12PHYS2122City Campus1189
Physics for Leaders12PHYS2124City Campus1194
AND

Select and Complete One (1) of the following Science Option courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Chemistry of Materials 112YesCHEM1030City Campus1302
Chemistry of Materials 212YesCHEM1031City Campus1296
Analytical Science12YesCHEM1257City Campus1301
Chemistry for Life Sciences12YesCHEM1239City Campus1299
CHEM1240Bundoora Campus1306
Chemistry Principles12YesCHEM1242City Campus13011294
Life on Earth12YesENVI1142City Campus2644 (FF)2598 (FF)
The Changing Environment12ENVI1146City Campus1288 (FF)
Calculus and Analysis 112YesMATH1142City Campus1137
Calculus and Analysis 212YesMATH1144City Campus1132
Nutrition Principles12YesONPS1118City Campus1266
Physics for Leaders12PHYS2124City Campus1194
Modern Physics12PHYS2123City Campus1178
Mechanics12PHYS2122City Campus1189
Thermodynamics and Electromagnetism12PHYS2127City Campus1192
 
AND

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Year Two of Program

You are recommended to enrol in MATH2170 Statistics & Epidemiology which is offered in Semester 2 2019 (class number 1198) as a University Elective in Year 2, or as a Science Option course or a University Elective in Year 3. 

 

You can choose to enrol in COSC2676 Programming Fundamentals for Scientists in Semester 2 2019 (class number 1372) as a University Elective in Year 2, or as a Science Option course or a University Elective in Year 3.

Complete the following Seven (7) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Animal Diversity12YesBIOL2151City Campus1244
Plant Structure and Function12YesBIOL2156City Campus1272
Microbiology12YesBIOL2158City Campus1266
Plant Diversity12YesBIOL2270City Campus1269
Ecology12YesENVI1009City Campus1243 (FF)
Genetics and Molecular Biology12YesBIOL2262City Campus1256
Biological Chemistry12YesBIOL2260City Campus3359
AND

Select and complete One (1) Course from any:

University Elective
 
AND

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Year Three of Program

You are recommended to enrol in MATH2170 Statistics & Epidemiology which is offered in Semester 2 2019 (class number 1198) as a University Elective in Year 2, or as a Science Option course or a University Elective in Year 3. 

 

You can choose to enrol in COSC2676 Programming Fundamentals for Scientists in Semester 2 2019 (class number 1372) as a University Elective in Year 2, or as a Science Option course or a University Elective in Year 3.

Complete the following Six (6) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

The Professional Scientist12YesONPS2335City Campus12403359
Marine Biology12YesBIOL2255City Campus1276
Environmental Biotechnology12YesBIOL2324City Campus1248
Science Project12YesONPS2186City Campus12901285
Ecotoxicology12YesBIOL2162City Campus1245
Cell and Tissue Culture12YesBIOL2264City Campus1246
AND

Select and complete One (1) of the following Science Option Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Functional Genomics and Proteomics12YesBIOL2267Bundoora Campus1254
Molecular Agriculture12YesBIOL2269Bundoora Campus1264
Chemistry of Materials 112YesCHEM1030City Campus1302
Analytical Science12YesCHEM1257City Campus1301
Chemistry of Materials 212YesCHEM1031City Campus1296
Chemistry Theory 2A12YesCHEM1039City Campus1300
Chemistry Theory 2B12YesCHEM1040City Campus1293
Chemistry Laboratory 2A12YesCHEM1041City Campus1304
Chemistry Principles12YesCHEM1242City Campus13011294
Analytical Spectroscopy12YesCHEM1053City Campus1308
Instrumental and Environmental Analysis12YesCHEM1054City Campus1287
Chemistry Theory 3B12YesCHEM1068City Campus1292
Chemistry for Life Sciences12YesCHEM1239City Campus1299
CHEM1240Bundoora Campus1306
The Atmosphere12YesENVI1011City Campus3343
Environmental Sampling and Analysis12YesENVI1145City Campus1298 (FF)
Calculus and Analysis 112YesMATH1142City Campus1137
Calculus and Analysis 212YesMATH1144City Campus1132
Food Microbiology12YesONPS2113City Campus1250
Sensory Evaluation and Consumer Behaviour12YesONPS2520Bundoora Campus1276
Product Development12YesONPS2496Bundoora Campus1273
Food Safety and Quality Assurance12YesONPS2509Bundoora Campus1253
Food Manufacturing: Plant Products12YesONPS2533Bundoora Campus1248
Modern Physics12PHYS2123City Campus1178
Mechanics12PHYS2122City Campus1189
Thermodynamics and Electromagnetism12PHYS2127City Campus1192
Materials and Thermal Physics12YesPHYS1074City Campus1188
Optics and Radiation Physics12YesPHYS2125City Campus1192
Electromagnetics and Quantum Physics12YesPHYS2128City Campus1174
Physics for Leaders12PHYS2124City Campus1194
Solid State Physics12YesPHYS2068City Campus1191
Photonics and Nuclear Physics12YesPHYS2074City Campus1179
AND

Select and Complete One (1) course from any:

University Elective
 

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Program structure enquiries

College of Science, Engineering and Health
Academic Services Centre - Melbourne City Campus

Enquiries can be submitted via the RMIT Connect Student Portal 

Building 10, Level 9, Room 1
124 La Trobe Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
Tel: +61 3 9925 2621

 

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