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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2021 Enrolment Program Structure

To graduate you must complete the following. All courses listed may not be available each semester.

   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 Communication 12 ONPS2334 City Campus 3252 3265
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 Statistics 12 Yes MATH2123 City Campus 2421 2397
Calculus and Analysis 1 12 Yes MATH1142 City Campus 2406
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 Leaders 12 PHYS2124 City Campus 2540
Mechanics 12 PHYS2122 City Campus 2539
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 Function 12 Yes BIOL2146 City Campus 2673
Life on Earth 12 Yes ENVI1142 City Campus 2698 2702
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 1 12 Yes CHEM1030 City Campus 3259
Chemistry Principles 12 Yes CHEM1242 City Campus 3268 3278
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 Project 1 12 Yes ONPS2186 City Campus 3353 3383
The Professional Scientist 12 Yes ONPS2335 City Campus 3253
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 Genetics 12 BIOL2256 City Campus 2674
BIOL2257 Bundoora Campus 2450
Animal Structure and Function 12 Yes BIOL2258 City Campus 2675
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 Diversity 12 Yes BIOL2151 City Campus 2674
Plant Structure and Function 12 Yes BIOL2156 City Campus 2675
Microbiology 12 Yes BIOL2158 City Campus 2676
Plant Diversity 12 Yes BIOL2270 City Campus 2685
Ecology 12 Yes ENVI1009 City Campus 2701
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 Biology 12 Yes BIOL2255 City Campus 2680
Environmental Biotechnology 12 Yes BIOL2324 City Campus 2683
Ecotoxicology 12 Yes BIOL2162 City Campus 2671
Biological Chemistry 12 Yes BIOL2260 City Campus 3255
 
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 2 12 Yes CHEM1031 City Campus 3269
Analytical Science 12 Yes CHEM1257 City Campus 3279
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 2A 12 Yes CHEM1039 City Campus 3260
Chemistry Laboratory 2A 12 Yes CHEM1041 City Campus 3261
Analytical Spectroscopy 12 Yes CHEM1053 City Campus 3262
Chemistry Theory 2B 12 Yes CHEM1040 City Campus 3270
Instrumental and Environmental Analysis 12 Yes CHEM1054 City Campus 3272
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 3A 12 Yes CHEM1067 City Campus 3264
Chemistry Theory 3B 12 Yes CHEM1068 City Campus 3274
Chemistry Laboratory 3 12 Yes CHEM1069 City Campus 3265
Advanced Spectroscopic Analysis 12 Yes CHEM1080 City Campus 3275
 
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 Electromagnetism 12 PHYS2127 City Campus 2511
Modern Physics 12 Yes PHYS2123 City Campus 2510
AND

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

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Mathematics for Physicists 12 Yes MATH1129 City Campus 2405
Materials Physics 12 Yes PHYS2179 City Campus 2546
Classical & Quantum Mechanics 12 Yes PHYS2178 City Campus 2545
Electromagnetism 12 Yes PHYS2181 City Campus 2515
Optics & Photonics 12 Yes PHYS2180 City Campus 2514
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 Physics 12 Yes PHYS2068 City Campus 2509
Radiation & Nuclear Physics 12 Yes PHYS2176 City Campus 2544
Quantum Physics 12 Yes PHYS2175 City Campus 2543
Thermal & Statistical Physics 12 Yes PHYS2177 City Campus 2513
)
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

Foundations of Artificial Intelligence for STEM 12 COSC2960 City Campus 3607
Programming Fundamentals for Scientists 12 Yes COSC2676 City Campus 2376
Bioinformatics 12 Yes BIOL2254 City Campus 3371
Functional Genomics and Proteomics 12 Yes BIOL2267 Bundoora Campus 2683
Protein Technologies 12 Yes BIOL2412 City Campus 2691
Cell Structure and Function 12 Yes BIOL2146 City Campus 2673
Animal Diversity 12 Yes BIOL2151 City Campus 2674
Plant Structure and Function 12 Yes BIOL2156 City Campus 2675
Microbiology 12 Yes BIOL2158 City Campus 2676
Ecotoxicology 12 Yes BIOL2162 City Campus 2671
Outbreak: The Detection and Control of Infectious Disease 12 Yes BIOL2200 Bundoora Campus 2678
Introduction to Microbiology, Immunology and Genetics 12 BIOL2256 City Campus 2674
BIOL2257 Bundoora Campus 2450
Animal Structure and Function 12 Yes BIOL2258 City Campus 2675
Biological Chemistry 12 Yes BIOL2260 City Campus 3255
Genetics and Molecular Biology 12 Yes BIOL2262 City Campus 2681
Cell and Tissue Culture 12 Yes BIOL2264 City Campus 2681
Plant Diversity 12 Yes BIOL2270 City Campus 2685
Environmental Biotechnology 12 Yes BIOL2324 City Campus 2683
Chemistry Theory 2A 12 Yes CHEM1039 City Campus 3260
Chemistry Theory 2B 12 Yes CHEM1040 City Campus 3270
Chemistry Laboratory 2A 12 Yes CHEM1041 City Campus 3261
Chemistry Laboratory 2B 12 Yes CHEM1042 City Campus 3271
Analytical Spectroscopy 12 Yes CHEM1053 City Campus 3262
Instrumental and Environmental Analysis 12 Yes CHEM1054 City Campus 3272
Aquatic and Soil Chemistry: Natural Processes 12 Yes CHEM1058 City Campus 3263
Aquatic Chemistry 12 Yes CHEM1059 City Campus 3273
Food Chemistry 12 Yes CHEM1083 City Campus 2696
Chemistry for Life Sciences 12 Yes CHEM1239 City Campus 3277
CHEM1240 Bundoora Campus 2482
Analytical Science 12 Yes CHEM1257 City Campus 3279
The Hydrosphere 12 Yes ENVI1008 City Campus 3270
Ecology 12 Yes ENVI1009 City Campus 2701
The Atmosphere 12 Yes ENVI1011 City Campus 3280
The Soil Environment 12 Yes ENVI1012 City Campus 3281
Environmental Sampling and Analysis 12 Yes ENVI1145 City Campus 3271
The Changing Environment 12 ENVI1146 City Campus 3340
Mathematics for Physicists 12 Yes MATH1129 City Campus 2405
Calculus and Analysis 1 12 Yes MATH1142 City Campus 2406
Calculus and Analysis 2 12 Yes MATH1144 City Campus 2386
Statistics and Epidemiology 12 Yes MATH1238 Bundoora Campus 2408
MATH2170 City Campus 2400
Applied Nutrition 12 Yes OHTH2173 Bundoora Campus 2704
Nutrition Principles 12 Yes ONPS1118 City Campus 2707
Introduction to Microbiology for Food and Nutrition 12 Yes ONPS2555 City Campus 2733
Food Toxicology, Allergens and Health 12 Yes ONPS2135 City Campus 2709
Introduction to Nanotechnology 12 Yes ONPS2149 City Campus 3283
Science Work Experience 1 12 Yes ONPS2543 City Campus 3285
Sensory Evaluation and Consumer Behaviour 12 Yes ONPS2520 Bundoora Campus 2719
Chemistry of Drugs and Toxins 12 Yes ONPS2188 City Campus 3284
Modern Physics 12 Yes PHYS2123 City Campus 2510
Mechanics 12 PHYS2122 City Campus 2539
Thermodynamics and Electromagnetism 12 PHYS2127 City Campus 2511
Surveying Programming 12 PHYS1080 City Campus 2507
Energy and Earth's Environment 12 Yes PHYS2066 City Campus 2508
Materials Physics 12 Yes PHYS2179 City Campus 2546
Optics & Photonics 12 Yes PHYS2180 City Campus 2514
Electromagnetism 12 Yes PHYS2181 City Campus 2515
Classical & Quantum Mechanics 12 Yes PHYS2178 City Campus 2545
Nutrition, Health and Disease 12 Yes OHTH2068 City Campus 2699
 

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