BP229 - Bachelor of Science

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RMIT program code: BP229
Plan name: Bachelor of Science (Applied Sciences)
Plan code: BP229P7
Campus: City Campus
Credit points per semester:
Full time: 48
Part time: 24
CRICOS code: 056444J

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2020 Enrolment Program Structure

To graduate you must complete the following:

  Year One of Program
 
AND  Year Two of Program
 
AND  Year Three of Program
 
AND  (Science Major List: Biological Science Major
 
OR  Applied Chemistry Major
 
OR  Physics Major
 )
AND  Science Options
 

Requirement Group Code: 011083

The Bachelor of Science (Applied Sciences) program allows you to select your science degree by choosing courses from Biology; Chemistry and Physics with some elective courses offered in Environmental Science, Biotechnology, Food Science and related areas. The degree offers named majors in Applied Chemistry, Biological Sciences and Physics which will appear in your testamur eg. Bachelor of Science (Applied Chemistry) as well as a general plan of study. For students following one of the Applied Chemistry, Biological Sciences or Physics majors enrolled in the general plan, it is advised that a Program/Plan change form is completed in the first year of study to transfer into the BP229APCH, BP229BISC or BP229PHYS program plans respectively.  When completing one of these majors the course selection must be carefully followed over the three years of the degree program. There is also a wide selection of electives to supplement your major or your interest in other areas of science.

Please note that some courses offered in Biotechnology and Food Science are delivered from the Bundoora Campus and this should be taken into consideration especially when selecting electives.

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 enroll in MATH2123 in Semester 1 and enroll in ONPS2334 in Semester 2.

Please note that in the Chemistry and the Biological Sciences students who have not undertaken the VCE study in this area should enrol in CHEM1242, ENVI1142 and PHYS2124. An exception is that all students interested in majoring in Biological Sciences should enrol in BIOL2146, not ENVI1142.

For students wanting to follow a Physics major, they should enroll in MATH1142 and PHYS2122 in Semester 1.

For students wanting to follow the Applied Chemistry major, they should enrol in CHEM1030 in semester 1 rather than CHEM1242.

Complete the following One (1) Course:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Scientific Skills and Communication12ONPS2334City Campus33423332
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

Mathematics and Statistics12YesMATH2123City Campus32103173
Calculus and Analysis 112YesMATH1142City Campus3172
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

Physics for Leaders12PHYS2124City Campus3144
Mechanics12PHYS2122City Campus3143
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

Cell Structure and Function12YesBIOL2146City Campus3118
Life on Earth12YesENVI1142City Campus33093291
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 Campus3158 (FF)
Chemistry Principles12YesCHEM1242City Campus33573353
AND

Select and Complete Two (2) Courses from your chosen Science Major. Please refer to the list of Major courses at the end of this program structure document

AND

Select and Complete One (1) Course from any:

University Elective
 
AND

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Year Two of Program

Please note that some option courses will be delivered at the Bundoora Campus.

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Select and Complete Five (5) Courses from your chosen Science Major. Please refer to the list of Major courses at the end of this program structure document.

AND

Select and Complete Two (2) courses from the Science Options list at the end of the program structure:

AND

Select and Complete One (1) Course from any:

University Elective
 
AND

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Year Three of Program

You should enrol in ONPS2335 in Semester 1 and enrol in ONPS2186 in Semester 2.

Complete the following Two (2) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Science Project12YesONPS2186City Campus33663362
The Professional Scientist12YesONPS2335City Campus3341
AND

Select and Complete Four (4) Courses from your chosen Science Major: Please refer to the list of Majors at the end of this program structure document:

AND

Select and Complete Two (2) courses from Science Options list at the end of the program structure:

 
AND
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Science Major List: Biological Science Major

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

Do not 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.

It is recommended that you enrol in MATH2170 Statistics & Epidemiology 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 as a University Elective in Year 2, or as a Science Option course or a University Elective in Year 3.

Year One: Complete the following Two (2) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Introduction to Microbiology, Immunology and Genetics12BIOL2256City Campus3125
BIOL2257Bundoora Campus1159
Animal Structure and Function12YesBIOL2258City Campus3127
AND

Year Two: Complete the following Five (5) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Animal Diversity12YesBIOL2151City Campus3159
Plant Structure and Function12YesBIOL2156City Campus3160
Microbiology12YesBIOL2158City Campus3161
Plant Diversity12YesBIOL2270City Campus3190
Ecology12YesENVI1009City Campus3293
AND

Year Three: Complete the following Four (4) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Marine Biology12YesBIOL2255City Campus3167
Environmental Biotechnology12YesBIOL2324City Campus3226
Ecotoxicology12YesBIOL2162City Campus3117
Biological Chemistry12YesBIOL2260City Campus3156 (FF)
 
OR

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Applied Chemistry Major

Students intending to major in Chemistry should do CHEM1030 in semester 1 and CHEM1031 and CHEM1257 in Semester 2 of Year 1.

Recommended Science or University electives are:

ENVI1038 in Semester 2, Year 2 or 3
CHEM1086 in Semester 2, Year 3
MATH1142 in Semester 2, Year 2 or 3
COSC2076 in Semester 2, Year 2 or 3
ONPS2188 in Semester 2, Year 3

CHEM1042 (Semester 2, Year 2) and CHEM1079 (Semester 1, Year 3) are core courses for the Chemistry major and must be completed.

Year One: Complete the following Two (2) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Chemistry of Materials 212YesCHEM1031City Campus3115 (FF)
Analytical Science12YesCHEM1257City Campus3352
AND

Year Two: Complete the following Five (5) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Chemistry Theory 2A12YesCHEM1039City Campus3350 (FF)
Chemistry Laboratory 2A12YesCHEM1041City Campus3363
Analytical Spectroscopy12YesCHEM1053City Campus3455
Chemistry Theory 2B12YesCHEM1040City Campus3359
Instrumental and Environmental Analysis12YesCHEM1054City Campus3357
AND

Year Three: Complete the following Four (4) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Chemistry Theory 3A12YesCHEM1067City Campus3361
Chemistry Theory 3B12YesCHEM1068City Campus3355
Chemistry Laboratory 312YesCHEM1069City Campus3360
Advanced Spectroscopic Analysis12YesCHEM1080City Campus3354
 
OR

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Physics Major

Students wanting to major in Physics are STRONGLY encouraged to transfer to the Physics plan BP229PHYS rather than remaining on the General Plan BP229P7 and follow the structure below. 

Year One: Complete the following Two (2) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Thermodynamics and Electromagnetism12PHYS2127City Campus3107
Modern Physics12PHYS2123City Campus3106
AND

Year Two: Complete the following Five (5) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Calculus and Analysis 212YesMATH1144City Campus3132
Mathematics for Physicists12YesMATH1129City Campus3171
Classical & Quantum Mechanics12YesPHYS2178City Campus3149
Electromagnetism12YesPHYS2181City Campus3112
Optics & Photonics12YesPHYS2180City Campus3111
AND

Year Three: Complete the following Four (4) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Solid State Physics12YesPHYS2068City Campus3103
Radiation & Nuclear Physics12YesPHYS2176City Campus3153
Quantum Physics12YesPHYS2175City Campus3147
Thermal & Statistical Physics12YesPHYS2177City Campus3109
)
AND

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Science Options

You can also choose to enrol in COSC2676 Programming Fundamentalsfor Scientists as a Science Option course or a University Elective.

Year Two and Three Science Options

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Bioinformatics12YesBIOL2254City Campus3124
Functional Genomics and Proteomics12YesBIOL2267Bundoora Campus1585
Molecular Agriculture12YesBIOL2269Bundoora Campus3162
Protein Technologies12YesBIOL2412City Campus3224
Cell Structure and Function12YesBIOL2146City Campus3118
Animal Diversity12YesBIOL2151City Campus3159
Plant Structure and Function12YesBIOL2156City Campus3160
Microbiology12YesBIOL2158City Campus3161
Ecotoxicology12YesBIOL2162City Campus3117
Outbreak: The Detection and Control of Infectious Disease12YesBIOL2200Bundoora Campus3373
Introduction to Microbiology, Immunology and Genetics12BIOL2256City Campus3125
BIOL2257Bundoora Campus1159
Animal Structure and Function12YesBIOL2258City Campus3127
Biological Chemistry12YesBIOL2260City Campus3156 (FF)
Genetics and Molecular Biology12YesBIOL2262City Campus3128
Cell and Tissue Culture12YesBIOL2264City Campus3168
Plant Diversity12YesBIOL2270City Campus3190
Environmental Biotechnology12YesBIOL2324City Campus3226
Chemistry Theory 2A12YesCHEM1039City Campus3350 (FF)
Chemistry Theory 2B12YesCHEM1040City Campus3359
Chemistry Laboratory 2A12YesCHEM1041City Campus3363
Chemistry Laboratory 2B12YesCHEM1042City Campus3358
Analytical Spectroscopy12YesCHEM1053City Campus3455
Instrumental and Environmental Analysis12YesCHEM1054City Campus3357
Environmental Chemistry 2A12YesCHEM1058City Campus3362
Environmental Chemistry 2B12YesCHEM1059City Campus3356
Food Chemistry12YesCHEM1083City Campus3315
Chemistry for Life Sciences12YesCHEM1239City Campus3455
CHEM1240Bundoora Campus3457
Analytical Science12YesCHEM1257City Campus3352
The Hydrosphere12YesENVI1008City Campus3355
The Atmosphere12YesENVI1011City Campus3350
The Soil Environment12YesENVI1012City Campus3349
Environmental Sampling and Analysis12YesENVI1145City Campus3354
The Changing Environment12ENVI1146City Campus3353
Mathematics for Physicists12YesMATH1129City Campus3171
Calculus and Analysis 112YesMATH1142City Campus3172
Calculus and Analysis 212YesMATH1144City Campus3132
Statistics and Epidemiology12YesMATH1238Bundoora Campus1149
MATH2170City Campus2930
Applied Nutrition12YesOHTH2173Bundoora Campus3286
Nutrition Principles12YesONPS1118City Campus3275
Introduction to Microbiology for Food and Nutrition12YesONPS2555City Campus3241
Food Toxicology, Allergens and Health12YesONPS2135City Campus3285
Introduction to the Food Industry12YesONPS2137City Campus3283
Introduction to Nanotechnology12YesONPS2149City Campus3344
Science Work Experience 112YesONPS2543City Campus3339
Food Ingredient Structure and Function12YesONPS2553City Campus3264
Sensory Evaluation and Consumer Behaviour12YesONPS2520Bundoora Campus32733256
Chemistry of Drugs and Toxins12YesONPS2188City Campus3342
Modern Physics12PHYS2123City Campus3106
Mechanics12PHYS2122City Campus3143
Thermodynamics and Electromagnetism12PHYS2127City Campus3107
Energy and Earth's Environment12YesPHYS2066City Campus3102
Instrumentation for Scientists and Engineers12YesPHYS2070City Campus3104
Nutrition, Health and Disease12YesOHTH2068City Campus3304
 

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