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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2022 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.

 

VERY IMPORTANT ADMINISTRATIVE ESSENTIALS:

Induction and Orientation Essentials

Before starting your courses in your program, we strongly advise you to complete following induction modules:

These skills are essential.

 

 

Study Load

Full-time study load is 48 credit points or Four (4) courses equivalent each semester.

Part-time study load is 24 credit points or Two (2) course equivalent each semester.

 

Credit Transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

At RMIT you can apply for credit so your previous learning or experience counts toward your RMIT program.

  • Lodge the relevant credit/RPL form(s) on the with all your supporting documents, to ensure you can enrol the correct courses for the semester. 
  • Where possible please apply for credit at the beginning of your program, this ensures correct study plan advice.

 

Pre/Co Requisites

Please ensure that you have met necessary prerequisites by checking course guides - click YES in the Preqs/Coreqs column.

You are required to successfully complete relevant prerequisites in the program in order to progress to the next stage of your studies.

 

Important Student Information:

  • All core course requirements of the program including electives must be completed.
  • You must repeat any failed core course/s at the earliest opportunity.
  • Not all courses listed are available each semester.
  • Ensure that all enrolment activities adhere to the relevant census dates.
  • Refer to the Course Guides for further course specific information.
  • The university's policy and procedures can be found at: Weighted average mark (WAM).
  • For some programs/courses, students are expected to attend lab sessions See the timetable for more information.
  • Non-compliance to the Enrolment Program Structure (EPS) can result in delay of graduation and/or need to take additional courses. 
  • If you have any questions/concerns, please submit your query via Student Management Portal (SMP).
  • Please Note: Some Linked information can only be accessed if you are logged into your RMIT student account.

Further information regarding your program structure can be found by accessing the  Program Guide

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Year One of Program

2022 Semester 1 Commencing Students

Please enrol into the following courses:

Semester 1, 2022

  • ONPS2700  Data for a Scientific World
  • ONPS2699  The Worldof Life Sciences
  • ONPS2701  Physical Sciences in Action
  • MATH2443  A Mathematical Toolbox for Scientists

 

.Semester 2, 2022

  • COSC2960  Foundations of Artifical Intelligence for STEM
  • ONPS2702  STEM for Sustainable Development
  • students should choose the two courses from the table corresponding to their major discipline (either chemistry, biological sciences or physics).

 

2022 Mid Year Commencing Students

Please enrol into the following courses:

Semester 2, 2022

  • COSC2960  Foundations of Artificial Intelligence from STEM
  • ONPS2702 STEM for Sustainable Development
  • students should choose the two courses from the table corresponding to their major discipline (either chemistry, biological sciences or physics)

 

.*  For the Physics major please enrol in the following two courses for Semester 2.  

  • PHYS2123 Modern Physics
  • MATH1144 Calculus and Analysis 2

Complete the following Six (6) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Data for a Scientific World 12 ONPS2700 City Campus 2638
The World of Life Sciences 12 ONPS2699 City Campus 2642
Physical Sciences in Action 12 ONPS2701 City Campus 3223
A Mathematical Toolbox for Scientists 12 MATH2443 City Campus 2645
Foundations of Artificial Intelligence for STEM 12 COSC2960 City Campus 1242 1210
STEM for Sustainable Development 12 ONPS2702 City Campus 3224 3109
AND

Select and Complete Two (2) of the following 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 1404
Analytical Science 12 Yes CHEM1257 City Campus 1411
Introduction to Microbiology, Immunology and Genetics 12 BIOL2256 City Campus 3115
BIOL2257 Bundoora Campus 3116
Animal Structure and Function 12 Yes BIOL2258 City Campus 3117
Modern Physics 12 Yes PHYS2123 City Campus 3199
Calculus and Analysis 2 12 Yes MATH1144 City Campus 1434
 
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 3203 3151
The Professional Scientist 12 Yes ONPS2335 City Campus 3206
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 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 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 3232
Plant Structure and Function 12 Yes BIOL2156 City Campus 3233
Microbiology 12 Yes BIOL2158 City Campus 3234
Plant Diversity 12 Yes BIOL2270 City Campus 3120
Ecology 12 Yes ENVI1009 City Campus 3124
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 3238
Environmental Biotechnology 12 Yes BIOL2324 City Campus 3240
Ecotoxicology 12 Yes BIOL2162 City Campus 3112
Biological Chemistry 12 Yes BIOL2260 City Campus 1390
 
OR

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Applied Chemistry Major

Students intending to major in Chemistry should do 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


CHEM1042 (Semester 2, Year 2) and CHEM1085 (Semester 1, Year 3) are core courses for the Chemistry major and must be completed.

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 1439
Chemistry Laboratory 2A 12 Yes CHEM1041 City Campus 1362
Analytical Spectroscopy 12 Yes CHEM1053 City Campus 1440
Chemistry Theory 2B 12 Yes CHEM1040 City Campus 1401
Instrumental and Environmental Analysis 12 Yes CHEM1054 City Campus 1381
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 1330
Chemistry Theory 3B 12 Yes CHEM1068 City Campus 1399
Chemistry Laboratory 3 12 Yes CHEM1069 City Campus 1361
Advanced Spectroscopic Analysis 12 Yes CHEM1080 City Campus 1388
 
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 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 1444
Materials Physics 12 Yes PHYS2179 City Campus 1331
Classical & Quantum Mechanics 12 Yes PHYS2178 City Campus 1355
Electromagnetism 12 Yes PHYS2181 City Campus 1420
Optics & Photonics 12 Yes PHYS2180 City Campus 1386
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 1398
Radiation & Nuclear Physics 12 Yes PHYS2176 City Campus 1393
Quantum Physics 12 Yes PHYS2175 City Campus 1412
Thermal & Statistical Physics 12 Yes PHYS2177 City Campus 1408
)
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

Programming Fundamentals for Scientists 12 Yes COSC2676 City Campus 1241
Bioinformatics 12 Yes BIOL2254 City Campus 3114
Functional Genomics and Proteomics 12 Yes BIOL2267 Bundoora Campus 3119
Protein Technologies 12 Yes BIOL2412 City Campus 3122
Cell Structure and Function 12 Yes BIOL2146 City Campus 3231
Animal Diversity 12 Yes BIOL2151 City Campus 3232
Plant Structure and Function 12 Yes BIOL2156 City Campus 3233
Microbiology 12 Yes BIOL2158 City Campus 3234
Ecotoxicology 12 Yes BIOL2162 City Campus 3112
Outbreak: The Detection and Control of Infectious Disease 12 Yes BIOL2200 Bundoora Campus 3237
Introduction to Microbiology, Immunology and Genetics 12 BIOL2256 City Campus 3115
BIOL2257 Bundoora Campus 3116
Animal Structure and Function 12 Yes BIOL2258 City Campus 3117
Biological Chemistry 12 Yes BIOL2260 City Campus 1390
Genetics and Molecular Biology 12 Yes BIOL2262 City Campus 3118
Cell and Tissue Culture 12 Yes BIOL2264 City Campus 3239
Plant Diversity 12 Yes BIOL2270 City Campus 3120
Environmental Biotechnology 12 Yes BIOL2324 City Campus 3240
Chemistry Theory 2A 12 Yes CHEM1039 City Campus 1439
Chemistry Theory 2B 12 Yes CHEM1040 City Campus 1401
Chemistry Laboratory 2A 12 Yes CHEM1041 City Campus 1362
Chemistry Laboratory 2B 12 Yes CHEM1042 City Campus 1380
Analytical Spectroscopy 12 Yes CHEM1053 City Campus 1440
Instrumental and Environmental Analysis 12 Yes CHEM1054 City Campus 1381
Aquatic and Soil Chemistry: Natural Processes 12 Yes CHEM1058 City Campus 1321
Aquatic Chemistry 12 Yes CHEM1059 City Campus 3103
Food Chemistry 12 Yes CHEM1083 City Campus 3241
Chemistry for Life Sciences 12 Yes CHEM1239 City Campus 1418
CHEM1240 Bundoora Campus 1438
Analytical Science 12 Yes CHEM1257 City Campus 1411
The Hydrosphere 12 Yes ENVI1008 City Campus 1364
Ecology 12 Yes ENVI1009 City Campus 3124
The Atmosphere 12 Yes ENVI1011 City Campus 3216
The Soil Environment 12 Yes ENVI1012 City Campus 3215
Environmental Sampling and Analysis 12 Yes ENVI1145 City Campus 1347
The Changing Environment 12 ENVI1146 City Campus 1353
Mathematics for Physicists 12 Yes MATH1129 City Campus 1444
Calculus and Analysis 1 12 Yes MATH1142 City Campus 1458
Calculus and Analysis 2 12 Yes MATH1144 City Campus 1434
Statistics and Epidemiology 12 Yes MATH1238 Bundoora Campus 1437
MATH2170 City Campus 3092
Applied Nutrition 12 Yes OHTH2173 Bundoora Campus 3126
Nutrition Principles 12 Yes ONPS1118 City Campus 3128
Introduction to Microbiology for Food and Nutrition 12 Yes ONPS2555 City Campus 3142
Food Toxicology, Allergens and Health 12 Yes ONPS2135 City Campus 3246
Introduction to Nanotechnology 12 Yes ONPS2149 City Campus 3101
Science Work Experience 1 12 Yes ONPS2543 City Campus 3097
Sensory Evaluation and Consumer Behaviour 12 Yes ONPS2520 Bundoora Campus 3136
Modern Physics 12 Yes PHYS2123 City Campus 3199
Thermodynamics and Electromagnetism 12 Yes PHYS2127 City Campus 1397
Surveying Programming 12 PHYS1080 City Campus 1385
Energy and Earth's Environment 12 Yes PHYS2066 City Campus 1394
Astrophysics and Cosmology 12 Yes PHYS2067 City Campus 1395
Materials Physics 12 Yes PHYS2179 City Campus 1331
Optics & Photonics 12 Yes PHYS2180 City Campus 1386
Electromagnetism 12 Yes PHYS2181 City Campus 1420
Classical & Quantum Mechanics 12 Yes PHYS2178 City Campus 1355
Nutrition, Health and Disease 12 Yes OHTH2068 City Campus 3243
 

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