Bachelor of Natural Science (Advanced)

Advanced Natural Science at Western

The Bachelor of Natural Science (Advanced) is a challenging program that includes advanced coursework, extension activities and fundamental research training. You will be linked to experienced academic researchers and take part in the University's exciting research activities.

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.

Students in the Bachelor of Natural Science (Advanced) must follow one of the listed study programs:

Animal Science

Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security

Environmental Management

Course structure

The course structure is outlined in our handbook. Here you can view all of the units (subjects) you will be studying.

This major is available as part of the Environmental Management program.

Aquatic and marine environments play vital roles in providing food, water, recreation and other ecosystem services to human society, as well as providing habitat for important species that make up global biodiversity. This major will equip students with the background knowledge and training to work in aquatic and marine environments, to learn skills in inquiry and problem solving, so that they can contribute beneficially to management and/or conservation of waterways and oceans and the biodiversity within them.

This major is available as part of the Animal Science and the Environmental Management programs.

Conservation biology has emerged as a field of study from a synthesis of the ecological, demographic, genetic and societal risks faced by small natural populations. This major equips students with skills in fundamental biology, in the ecology of populations and communities, in population genetics and in the legal conservation framework to enable them to work in this area.

This major is available as part of the Environmental Management program.

This major in Environmental Consulting prepares graduates for jobs in environmental consulting companies, government environmental offices, land and water management agencies or non-government organisations. The natural resources boom and growing human population in Australia have created a demand for environmental specialists to conduct and prepare environmental assessments and impact statements. This major will provide you with broad skills in fauna, flora and habitat assessments, as well as, policy and regulation associated with planning and development in Australia.

This major is available as part of the Animal Science program.

The Zoology major trains students in how to best care for and protect our animals, by covering scientific knowledge of native wildlife, companion animals, and production animals. This major will allow students to develop scientific understanding of how animals function and interact with their environment; from their ecology and evolution; to physiology and biochemistry of tissues and major organ systems, as well as structure and function of biomolecules and cells. On-campus animal facilities include those for reptiles, small marsupials, small rodents, horses, sheep and cattle, as well as over 1000ha of native, rural and aquatic habitats.

Fees and delivery

Fees: Varies depending on units selected. View available units in our handbook. We have developed a student contribution fee calculator to help you work out what your contribution amount is per unit.

Student contribution calculator [XLS, 133 KB]

Delivery: On campus

Fees: AUD $27,640*

Delivery: On campus

 

 

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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.