2017 Undergraduate Courses
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International Bachelor of Science (Honours) | 2017

This information is for students commencing their course in 2017. Students follow the rules and requirements for the year they commenced their course. Please refer to the Archives link in the menu for years prior to 2017.

Testamur Title of Degree:

International Bachelor of Science (Honours)



UOW Course Code:




Total Credit Points:



4 years full-time or part-time equivalent

Home Faculty:

Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health

Intake Session(s):


Delivery Mode:

On-campus (Face-to-face)

Delivery Campus / UAC Code:

Wollongong / 757590


The International Bachelor of Science (Honours) is offered in conjunction with two of UOW's international teaching partner institutions: the University of Colorado (Boulder) and Dublin City University. All students are required to complete at least one semester of the degree at an international institution partnered with UOW.

The program provides a strong discipline-based training in a Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health degree, which is integrated with one or multiples of the following aspects:

  • a technological application of the science;
  • an international perspective on the science and its applications;
  • an understanding of the social context of the science and technology.

One subject in each of the first three years of the program is delivered in flexible (and problem-based learning) delivery mode, with students undertaking projects in multi-national teams (Global Science Studies).

Students who apply through UAC must also submit an application form directly to the Faculty. Entry into this highly competitive program is based on the application, an interview and the ATAR, or equivalent.

Entry Requirements

Academic requirements and English requirements are available from the Course Finder.

Course Learning Outcomes

Students graduating from the International Bachelor of Science (Honours) will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate broad and coherent knowledge of the principles and concepts associated with a specific discipline area of science.
  2. Demonstrate technical and cognitive skills in locating, discriminating and explaining information in relation to an area of science.
  3. Exercise critical thinking and problem solving.
  4. Demonstrate how knowledge and skills in an area of science can be applied in scientific or scholarly works.
  5. Communicate clearly and coherently knowledge and ideas to others.
  6. Analyse recent international developments in broad fields of the sciences and an appreciation of global concepts and perspectives.
  7. Integrate and apply knowledge and skills associated with research principles and methods to plan and execute a substantial research project. 

Course Structure

To qualify for the award of the Degree of International Bachelor of Science (Honours), students must complete a total of at least 192 credit points made up of a Major, at least two Minors, the Global Science Study Component, an Honours Project and subjects as part of the General Electives (if applicable), as outlined below. Students may only count 60 credit points of 100-level subjects towards the degree and must complete a minimum of 24 credit points of 300-level subjects.

At least one approved Major from the following list:

Study schedules are determined by Major:

Plus the Global Science Study made up of the following subjects:
SCIE102 International Perspectives in Science Autumn, Spring 6
SCIE202 Bioethical Challenges: A Global Perspective Autumn, Spring 6
SCIE404 Research Frontiers in Science Autumn 6
Plus at least two minors from the following list:
  • Technology Minor

The Technology Minor consists of 24 credit points of approved technology subjects selected in consultation with the Degree Coordinator.

  • Social Science Minor

The Social Sciences Minor consists of 24 credit points of approved subjects with an international emphasis selected in consultation with the Degree Coordinator.

  • Business Minor

The Business Minor consists of 24 credit points of approved Business subjects selected in consultation with the Degree Coordinator.

Plus, Honours Research Subject as detailed in chosen major (at least 36 cp):
Select either full time (36cp) or 36cp of the equivalent part time subject (2 x 18cp) option below.

SCIE403 International Bachelor of Science Honours Project (Full Time) SMAH Annual, SMAH Annual 2017/2018 36
SCIE407 International Bachelor of Science Honours Project (Part Time) SMAH Annual, SMAH Annual 2017/2018 18

Plus General elective subjects to give a degree total of 192 cp.

The balance in credit points may be chosen from subjects offered by the Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health or subjects from the General Schedule. Some of these credit points may be required to complete pre-requisite subjects related to the Major, including:

  • Students who have not completed HSC Mathematics at Band 4 or higher (or equivalent) are required to complete a mathematics subject (MATH151 or equivalent) normally in the first year.

Progression Requirements

To maintain a place in an Advanced degree, students are normally required to achieve a Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of at least 75%. The performance of each student will be reviewed initially by the Associate Dean (International) after the completion of at least 72 credit points. Students not meeting the minimum progression requirements will be required to transfer into the International Bachelor of Science (or another suitable UOW degree).


The Honours grade will be calculated in accordance with Method 1, as defined in the General Course Rules Section 8.

Credit Arrangements

Credit and articulation arrangements are available from the Course Finder. Refer to UOW's credit arrangements for information on how to apply for credit.

Professional Recognition/Accreditation

Students considering this degree should note that the majors offered within this degree are not accredited. Students wishing to gain membership into a professional institution or receive accreditation should refer to the specific institution (e.g. Royal Australian Chemical Institute or Exercise and Sports Science Australia) for application requirements.

Other Information

Further information is available at:
Email: smah-students@uow.edu.au

Last reviewed: 11 July, 2017