BP305 - Bachelor of Science (Applied Science)/Bachelor of Business (Management)

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Plan: BP305ASDD - Bachelor of Science (Applied Science)/Bachelor of Business (Management)
Campus: City Campus


Program details
Purpose of the Program
Articulation and pathways
Entrance requirements
External accreditation and industry links
Student expenses and charges in addition to fees
Library, IT and specialist resources

Program details

Award title: Bachelor of Science (Applied Science)/Bachelor of Business (Management)
Award abbreviation: BSc(AppSc)/BBus(Mgt)
Total credit points: 432
Career: UGRD
Duration: 8 semesters Full-time
Location: Onshore at RMIT City Campus
Owning school: Science (171H)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/about/our-education/academic-schools/science/
ASCED code: 019900
CRICOS code: 079793J

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Purpose of the Program

This program allows you to prepare for a career in management roles in science-based organisations. Your management courses give you a broad base of business management understanding. The Applied Science component allows you to specialise in one of the following majors:

  • Biology
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics

These four major specialisations can be individualised to an extent by taking other science courses offered by the School of Applied Sciences. This allows you a degree of flexibility to combine a major field of study with a variety of other science courses to help achieve your vocational and academic goals.

The common first year ensures that all students have a foundation of academic experience across many fields of science. This breadth of experience will enhance your employability and also enable you to make an informed decision on the manner on which you wish to individualise your course of study.

ONPS2186 Science Project will serve as a capstone experience where you will be encouraged to undertake a project in a lab/work simulated environment within your selected major.

This program is delivered on campus; some courses may be available online.

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Articulation and pathways

Upon graduating from an RMIT University qualification you may be able to apply for advanced standing in this degree.


If you have completed the Diploma of Business or the Diploma of Commerce with a GPA of two or higher you may be eligible for credit up to 8 courses (96 credit points), equivalent to two semesters.


If you have already developed areas of skill and knowledge included in this program (for example, through prior studies or work experience), you can apply for credit once you have enrolled in this program. There is information on the RMIT website about how to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

Students who apply to transfer to one of the single degrees that are components of this double degree program, will be eligible for credit for any equivalent courses in the single degree structure, and may transfer credit for any other courses that can meet elective requirements of the single degree structure.

You may be eligible for credit into other RMIT University programs for successfully completing this program upon application to other RMIT University programs. Please check with admissions officer for your program of choice. After completing this Program you may be able to apply for an Honours or Masters by research or coursework in either science or management.


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Entrance requirements

Program entry requirements

Successful completion of an Australian Year 12 senior secondary certificate of education, or equivalent.

For information on international qualifications and corresponding entry requirements that are equivalent to Australian academic entry requirements, see Country equivalents web page.


Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) prerequisite units 3 and 4 - a study score of at least 20 in one of Mathematical Methods (CAS) or Specialist Mathematics; and a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in any other English. 

English language requirements

A minimum IELTS (Academic module) overall score of 6.5, with no band below 6.0, or equivalent.

For equivalents to English entry requirements, see the Country equivalents web page.


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External accreditation and industry links

External accreditation for the Bachelor of Science

The program is not accredited by an external body.  Depending on your area of specialisation, graduates are eligible for membership of following organisations:

    You have the opportunity to access a wide range of industrial contacts through the extensive research programs within the School, many of which are undertaken in collaboration with external organizations.

    Program Advisory Committees comprise external members drawn from a diverse external industry base and institutions. These provide further opportunities for networking and are a useful link in ensuring that the teaching material and student capabilities remain close to the needs to future external employers.

    External accreditation for the Bachelor of Business (Management)

    This award is accredited by Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI). For more information on requirements of membership of AHRI, see the website in relation to professional membership requirements and benefits.

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    Student expenses and charges in addition to fees

    Once you are enrolled as a student in this program you will need to allow for expenses other than university tuition fees.  Additional expenses may relate to the purchase of lecture notes, textbooks, stationery, consumables such as printer paper, fees levied by commercial internet service providers for internet access outside of the university campus, and other relevant costs.

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    Library, IT and specialist resources

    Library Resources and Services

    As a student enrolled in a program at RMIT University you can access the extensive services, facilities and study space provided by the library. You can access books, journals and other course related materials such as DVD’s, past exams, newspapers and e-books.. Through our document delivery service you can also request items from any library in the world. Computers for study are available at every library site, where you can access the Internet MyRMIT or library e-resources. If you have a lap top you can access the RMIT wireless network in the library. Library staff can show you how to find information for your assignments or you can work through web-based tutorials or use our online Ask a Librarian service.

    The library is continually expanding our electronic collections to make it easier for you to get information you need when you need it. All RMIT students have unlimited access to quality electronic resources such as, e-books, e-journals and newspapers.

    For text and reference books and journals relevant to Applied Sciences see the specific library guides. For text and reference books, and journals relevant to Business Management see the specific library guides

    Online learning tools and content

    You can access online learning tools and content for your program and associated courses from the student portal, MyRMIT.

    Services for students

    RMIT provides a wide range of resources and opportunities to assist your learning and well being so you can achieve your study and career goals. Services are available face to face and online assisting with:

    o        Transition to tertiary study and learning

    o        Study skills, academic skills including literacy, mathematics and basic sciences if relevant

    o        Enabling assistance if you have a disability, long term medical condition or other form of disadvantage which may impact on your learning

    o        Career development and employment

    o        Living and well being (including advice on health, housing and financial matters)

    o        Opportunities for scholarships, leadership and study abroad.

    o        Opportunities for participating in arts, sport, recreation, fitness activities as well as student activism and university governance

    We also offer a friendly and supportive environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. You can find more information on the RMIT website.

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