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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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
 
AND  (Biological Science Major
 
OR  Biotechnology Major
 
OR  Applied Chemistry Major
 
OR  Environmental Science Major
 
OR  Food Science Major
 
OR  Physics Major
 )
AND  Science Options
 

The Bachelor of Science (Applied Sciences) program allows you to select your science degree by choosing courses from Biology; Chemistry; Physics; 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, 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 Majors in Biotechnology and Food Science will deliver some Year 2 and most Year 3 courses from the Bundoora Campus.

 

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 or Biotechnology should enrol in BIOL2146, not ENVI1142. For students wanting to follow a Physics major, they should enroll in MATH1142 and PHYS2122 in Semester 1.

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 Campus12361190
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 Campus11721160
Calculus and Analysis 112YesMATH1142City Campus1137
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 Campus1194
Mechanics12PHYS2122City Campus1189
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 Campus1247
Life on Earth12YesENVI1142City Campus2644 (FF)2598 (FF)
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 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.

{

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 Campus12901285
The Professional Scientist12YesONPS2335City Campus12403359
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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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 Campus1260
BIOL2257Bundoora Campus1261
Animal Structure and Function12YesBIOL2258City Campus1233
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 Campus1244
Plant Structure and Function12YesBIOL2156City Campus1272
Microbiology12YesBIOL2158City Campus1266
Plant Diversity12YesBIOL2270City Campus1269
Ecology12YesENVI1009City Campus1243 (FF)
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 Campus1276
Environmental Biotechnology12YesBIOL2324City Campus1248
Ecotoxicology12YesBIOL2162City Campus1245
Biological Chemistry12YesBIOL2260City Campus3359
 
OR

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Biotechnology Major

Please note that some Year 2 and most Year 3 courses under this major will be delivered at the Bundoora Campus.

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.

Recommended Science Option courses and University electives are:

CHEM1239 as a University elective in Semester 2, Year 1.
BIOL2156 as Science Option in Semester 1, Year 2.
MATH2170 as a University elective in Semester 2, Year 2.
ONPS2113 as a Science Option in Semester 2, Year 2.
COSC2676 as a Science Option in Semester 1, 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 Campus1260
BIOL2257Bundoora Campus1261
Animal Structure and Function12YesBIOL2258City Campus1233
AND

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

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Microbiology12YesBIOL2158City Campus1266
Biological Chemistry12YesBIOL2260City Campus3359
Genetics and Molecular Biology12YesBIOL2262City Campus1256
Cell and Tissue Culture12YesBIOL2264City Campus1246
Bioinformatics12YesBIOL2254City Campus33583314
AND

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

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Gene Technologies12YesBIOL2184Bundoora Campus1258
Industrial Microbiology12YesONPS2116Bundoora Campus1260
Functional Genomics and Proteomics12YesBIOL2267Bundoora Campus1254
Molecular Agriculture12YesBIOL2269Bundoora Campus1264
 
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 Campus1296
Analytical Science12YesCHEM1257City Campus1301
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 Campus1300
Chemistry Laboratory 2A12YesCHEM1041City Campus1304
Analytical Spectroscopy12YesCHEM1053City Campus1308
Chemistry Theory 2B12YesCHEM1040City Campus1293
Instrumental and Environmental Analysis12YesCHEM1054City Campus1287
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 Campus1299
Chemistry Theory 3B12YesCHEM1068City Campus1292
Chemistry Laboratory 312YesCHEM1069City Campus1303
Advanced Spectroscopic Analysis12YesCHEM1080City Campus1304
 
OR

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Environmental Science Major

For students interested in pursuing a major in Environmental Science, you are advised to consult with the program manager to establish if you are better to apply for enrolment transfer into the single degree program which will provide specialization in this field of study.

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

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

The Changing Environment12ENVI1146City Campus1288 (FF)
Energy and Earth's Environment12YesPHYS2066City Campus1175
AND

Year Two: Complete the following Three (3) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

The Hydrosphere12YesENVI1008City Campus3362
Ecology12YesENVI1009City Campus1243 (FF)
The Soil Environment12YesENVI1012City Campus3315
AND

Select and Complete Two (2) Courses from:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Environmental Chemistry 2A12YesCHEM1058City Campus3360
Animal Diversity12YesBIOL2151City Campus1244
Environmental Chemistry 2B12YesCHEM1059City Campus1291
Plant Diversity12YesBIOL2270City Campus1269
AND

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

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Environmental Sampling and Analysis12YesENVI1145City Campus1298 (FF)
The Atmosphere12YesENVI1011City Campus3343
Ecotoxicology12YesBIOL2162City Campus1245
Environmental Biotechnology12YesBIOL2324City Campus1248
 
OR

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Food Science Major

For students interested in pursuing a major in Food Science, you are advised to consult with the program manager to establish if you are better to apply for enrolment transfer into the single degree program which will provide specialization in this field of study.

Please note that some Year 2 and most Year 3 courses under this major will be delivered at the Bundoora Campus.

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

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Nutrition Principles12YesONPS1118City Campus1266
Introduction to Microbiology for Food and Nutrition12YesONPS2555City Campus1259
AND

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

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Food Microbiology12YesONPS2113City Campus1250
Food Toxicology, Allergens and Health12ONPS2135City Campus1257
Food Chemistry12YesCHEM1083City Campus1294
Food Ingredient Structure and Function12YesONPS2553City Campus1250
Thermal Food Processing12YesONPS2557Bundoora Campus1282
AND

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

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Food Safety and Quality Assurance12YesONPS2509Bundoora Campus1253
Product Development12YesONPS2496Bundoora Campus1273
Food Manufacturing Animal Products12YesONPS2554Bundoora Campus1252
Food Manufacturing: Plant Products12YesONPS2533Bundoora Campus1248
 
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 Campus1192
Modern Physics12PHYS2123City Campus1178
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 Campus1132
Materials and Thermal Physics12YesPHYS1074City Campus1188
Optics and Radiation Physics12YesPHYS2125City Campus1192
Electromagnetics and Quantum Physics12YesPHYS2128City Campus1174
Mathematics for Physicists12YesMATH1129City Campus1170
AND

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

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Applied Physics12YesPHYS2126City Campus1180
Quantum and Statistical Physics12YesPHYS1095City Campus1196
Solid State Physics12YesPHYS2068City Campus1191
Photonics and Nuclear Physics12YesPHYS2074City Campus1179
)
AND

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Science Options

You can also choose to enrol in COSC2676 Programming Fundamentals for 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

Cell Structure and Function12YesBIOL2146City Campus1247
Animal Diversity12YesBIOL2151City Campus1244
Plant Structure and Function12YesBIOL2156City Campus1272
Microbiology12YesBIOL2158City Campus1266
Ecotoxicology12YesBIOL2162City Campus1245
Outbreak: The Detection and Control of Infectious Disease12YesBIOL2200Bundoora Campus1271
Introduction to Microbiology, Immunology and Genetics12BIOL2256City Campus1260
BIOL2257Bundoora Campus1261
Animal Structure and Function12YesBIOL2258City Campus1233
Biological Chemistry12YesBIOL2260City Campus3359
Genetics and Molecular Biology12YesBIOL2262City Campus1256
Cell and Tissue Culture12YesBIOL2264City Campus1246
Plant Diversity12YesBIOL2270City Campus1269
Environmental Biotechnology12YesBIOL2324City Campus1248
Chemistry Theory 2A12YesCHEM1039City Campus1300
Chemistry Theory 2B12YesCHEM1040City Campus1293
Chemistry Laboratory 2A12YesCHEM1041City Campus1304
Chemistry Laboratory 2B12YesCHEM1042City Campus1298
Analytical Spectroscopy12YesCHEM1053City Campus1308
Instrumental and Environmental Analysis12YesCHEM1054City Campus1287
Environmental Chemistry 2A12YesCHEM1058City Campus3360
Environmental Chemistry 2B12YesCHEM1059City Campus1291
Food Chemistry12YesCHEM1083City Campus1294
Chemistry for Life Sciences12YesCHEM1239City Campus1299
CHEM1240Bundoora Campus1306
Analytical Science12YesCHEM1257City Campus1301
The Hydrosphere12YesENVI1008City Campus3362
The Atmosphere12YesENVI1011City Campus3343
The Soil Environment12YesENVI1012City Campus3315
Environmental Studies12YesENVI1038City Campus1241 (FF)1232 (FF)
Environmental Sampling and Analysis12YesENVI1145City Campus1298 (FF)
The Changing Environment12ENVI1146City Campus1288 (FF)
Mathematics for Physicists12YesMATH1129City Campus1170
Calculus and Analysis 112YesMATH1142City Campus1137
Calculus and Analysis 212YesMATH1144City Campus1132
Statistics and Epidemiology12YesMATH1238Bundoora Campus1207
MATH2170City Campus1198
Applied Nutrition12YesOHTH2173Bundoora Campus1235
Nutrition Principles12YesONPS1118City Campus1266
Introduction to Microbiology for Food and Nutrition12YesONPS2555City Campus1259
Food Toxicology, Allergens and Health12ONPS2135City Campus1257
Introduction to the Food Industry12YesONPS2137City Campus1262
Introduction to Nanotechnology12YesONPS2149City Campus3005
Science Work Experience12YesONPS2543City Campus12891284
Food Ingredient Structure and Function12YesONPS2553City Campus1250
Sensory Evaluation and Consumer Behaviour12YesONPS2520Bundoora Campus1276
Chemistry of Drugs and Toxins12YesONPS2188City Campus1297
Materials and Thermal Physics12YesPHYS1074City Campus1188
Optics and Radiation Physics12YesPHYS2125City Campus1192
Electromagnetics and Quantum Physics12YesPHYS2128City Campus1174
Modern Physics12PHYS2123City Campus1178
Mechanics12PHYS2122City Campus1189
Thermodynamics and Electromagnetism12PHYS2127City Campus1192
Energy and Earth's Environment12YesPHYS2066City Campus1175
Instrumentation for Scientists and Engineers12YesPHYS2070City Campus1187
Nutrition, Health and Disease12OHTH2068City Campus1269
 

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Enquiries can be submitted via the RMIT Connect Student Portal 

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Tel: +61 3 9925 2621

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Student Electives

University Electives are available to Undergraduate students, and in selected Postgraduate programs.

Information about University Elective courses at RMIT is available on the University Electives web site.

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