Be constantly challenged and extended by your studies. Think about a career involving scientific research.
Please note, not all majors are offered at every campus.
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Advanced Science at Western
If you enjoy being constantly challenged and extended by your studies and are thinking about a career involving Science research, then the Bachelor of Advanced Science degree allows exposure to research in an undergraduate degree.
Inquiry based research is introduced for all science students in first year, however in second year, Advanced Science students interact with world renowned researchers to provide extensive and individual training to develop leadership and/or research skills. This involves completing advanced science units only available to Advanced Science students, which focus on research methodology and developing skills pertinent for a future works in science project management.
On completing a science major, the degree also allows for completion of an additional sub-major or 4 free electives, so students can design their own learning journey.
This degree is exclusively for high-achieving students, and will continually challenge you to do even better and build on your academic success. Students in the Advanced degree program are automatically enrolled in The Academy, which offers interdisciplinary leadership programs, professional development and local and international internship and engagement opportunities for students.
The course structure is outlined in our handbook. Here you can view all of the units (subjects) you will be studying.
You can choose from one of the following majors:
Students must maintain a grade point average of 5 or above to remain in the course. Those who do not maintain this average will be transferred to the Bachelor of Science.
Fees and delivery
HSC True Reward
At Western, we recognise that you are much more than your ATAR. Our unique Early Offer Program - HSC True Reward, focuses on your HSC subject results that reflect your strongest skills and relevant to the degree you want to do.
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As an advanced science graduate, you can look forward to career opportunities in:
- Science-based work in industry
- Government environmental agencies
- Patent work
- Quality control
- Environmental consulting laboratories
- Scientific equipment companies
Medical Laboratory Scientist
Medical Laboratory Scientists conduct medical laboratory tests to assist in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease.
As a Forensic Scientist you'll provide impartial scientific evidence for use in courts of law to support the prosecution or defence in criminal and civil investigations.
Research Scientists plan and carry out experiments, analyse results and data, carry out fieldwork, develop new products or apply new discoveries and teach at universities.
With further study, you can become a Secondary School Teacher. You will teach one or more subjects and promote students' social, emotional, intellectual and physical development.
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*The tuition fees quoted above are the fees for the normal full-time study load of the course (80 credit points) per annum. International students will be subject to a variable fee regime; i.e. enrolled students will be required to pay fees during their course based on the approved fee for each calendar year. Fee changes (if any) will occur at 1 January each calendar year. Students who extend their course past the normal finish date of the course will be required to pay additional fees based on the prevailing fee level. Western Sydney University is a multi-campus institution. The University reserves the right to alter the location of its courses between campuses and other locations as necessary. Students should be aware of the possibility of change of location for the whole or part of courses for which they enrol and should plan for the need to travel between Western Sydney campuses.