Get ready for a journey of discovery, with a Bachelor of Science - Pathway to Teaching (Primary/ Secondary) at Western.
This degree gives you what you need to take on a Master of Teaching, and become an inspiring science teacher of the future. Or if you decide that is not your path you could get involved in the exciting world of research or carve out a great career in industry, forensics, medical laboratories, the list goes on.
Note: Not all units are available on listed campuses. Please refer to our handbook for more information.
Science teaching at Western
Take your pick from a huge range of majors and sub-majors, like Education, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Mathematical Science, and Nutrition and Food Science. Gain access to Western’s specialist facilities and state-of-the art teaching labs. Learn to solve complex problems by working with students in other disciplines.
Get real world experience.
Get a taste of what it’s like to work in the real world, with field-day visits throughout your degree.
Depending on your units, you could qualify to be a member of the Australian Mathematical Society, the Statistical Board of Australia, the Australian Society for Microbiology, the list goes on.
Top 10 for Education in Australia
Western is ranked in the top 10 Education faculties in Australia, second in NSW, and Top 75 in the world (*Academic Ranking of World Universities 2018).
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.
Delivery: On campus
Fees: AUD $29,040*
Delivery: On campus
Start your unlimited journey today.
When you finish your Bachelor of Science (Pathway to Teaching Primary / Secondary), you can choose from a huge range of options.
- Undertake a Master of Teaching and become a science teacher in a primary or secondary school
- Get involved in the exciting world of research
- Carve out a great career in industry, forensics, patents, quality control, environmental analysis, scientific instrumentation, medical laboratories, and technical management.
Primary School Teacher (K-6)
Primary School Teachers teach a range of subjects within a prescribed curriculum to primary school students and promote students' social, emotional, intellectual and physical development.
Secondary School Teacher
Secondary School Teachers teach one or more subjects within a prescribed curriculum to secondary school students and promote students' social, emotional, intellectual and physical development.
School Principals plan, organise, direct, control and coordinate the educational and administrative aspects of primary schools including physical and human resources.
Education Field Officer
Education Field Officers provide support to government funded teaching staff to support the access and participation of children with additional needs in inclusive programs. They offer consultative support, resourcing and advice to Primary School Teachers.
Curriculum Designers are highly trained education professionals who determine the subjects, course outlines, teaching standards and instructional materials used in schools.
Training and Development Professional
Training and Development Professionals plan, develop, implement and evaluate training and development programs to ensure management and staff acquire the skills and develop the competencies required by organisations to meet organisational objectives.
World class facilities
Our new $30-million state-of- the art research facilities and labs include an imaging lab, instrumentation lab, polarisation microscopy systems, development systems for detecting fingerprints, specialised light sources, and cutting-edge photography technologies.
Crime scene house
Forensics majors can collect evidence and investigate realistic crime scenes at Western’s world-class training and research facility, Crime Scene House.
Apply now and start your unlimited journey.
Other study options
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.