2017 Undergraduate Courses
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International Bachelor of Science | 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



UOW Course Code:




Total Credit Points:



3 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 / 757600


This degree offers strong discipline-based training in a selected science major, integrated with a technological application of science and its social context, and a strong international perspective. Studying abroad is not compulsory, however recommended and students who excel may have the opportunity to transfer into the International Bachelor of Science Honours after their second or third year, subject to approval by the Degree Coordinator.

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

The last intake for this degree was Autumn 2017. For further enquiries please contact Student Hub 41.

Course Learning Outcomes

Students graduating from the International Bachelor of Science 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. 

Course Structure

To qualify for the award of the International Bachelor of Science, students must complete a total of at least 144 credit points made up of a Major, at least two Minors, the Global Science Study Component 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: 

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
SCIE102International Perspectives in Science6Autumn, Spring
SCIE202Bioethical Challenges: A Global Perspective6Autumn, Spring

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 General elective subjects to give a degree total of 144 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

Students who maintain a Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of at least 75% after completing at least 96 credit points may be eligible for a transfer to the International Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree (subject to approval by the Degree Coordinator). 


For further information regarding Honours please go to the International Bachelor of Science (Honours).

Credit Arrangements

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: 30 August, 2017