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Bachelor of Science Brisbane: The Options Are Endless!

In this article, we compare all the top universities in Brisbane that offer a Bachelor of Science. Here’s all the info you, and your child, need to know.

Are you looking to compare the top universities that offer a Bachelor of Science in Brisbane?

Science can be a very broad field of learning and most people interested in studying science will have a particular area or two that they are most passionate about.

Compare Bachelor of Science Degrees in Brisbane

A Bachelor of Science allows you to delve deeply into your chosen subject areas while also being educated on research, problem solving and analytical skills which are sought after by employers in your field.

Depending on your chosen area of study, as a Science graduate, you will be qualified for a variety of occupations that are science and non-science related.

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Finding the right university in Queensland to study a Bachelor of Science can be overwhelming due to the large number of pathways and majors to choose from.

In this article, we compare all the top universities in Brisbane that offer a Bachelor of Science. Here’s our guide to help you decide.

Griffith University

Griffith University has a large number of majors to choose from. Their Bachelor of Science includes 9 majors and encourages you to follow your own interests ranging from chemistry, physics, to clinical sciences and marine biology. In your first year, you will study core science subjects. In the final year, you can participate in industry internships to gain employment-relevant experience.

You will also be given the opportunity to undertake hands-on field studies or research with one of their research institutes. The degree is 3 years full-time (or part-time equivalent). The ATAR requirement in 2024 was 63.00. There are no prerequisites, but assumed knowledge:

  • Any General or Applied English subject (Units 3 & 4, C)
  • General Mathematics or Mathematical Methods (Units 3 & 4, C)
  • Recommended knowledge: one of Biology, Chemistry or Physics.

Annual course fees in 2024 were $8,500.

Queensland University of Technology

Queensland University of Technology offers a Bachelor of Science with 5 majors to choose from Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Earth Science, Environmental Science, Physics, or Climate Science (new in 2024). QUT boasts a new multimillion-dollar research and teaching facility, which includes a $230M Science and Engineering Precinct. As a Science student, you would have access to these facilities for research and field studies and opportunities.

QUT also offers a Vacation Research program, international study tours, and student-led projects as part of your Degree. The degree is 3 years full-time (or part-time equivalent). The ATAR for 2024 is around 70.00. Assumed knowledge includes:

  • English, or Literature, or English and Literature Extension, or English as an Additional Language (Units 3 & 4, C)
  • Mathematical Methods, or Specialist Mathematics (Units 3 & 4, C)

Annual course fees as of 2024 are $8,800.

University of Queensland

The University of Queensland offers over 16 extended majors, 24 majors/specialisms and 32 minors to choose from as part of studying a Bachelor of Science. You’ll learn how to work confidently in a range of labs, including wet, dry, and clinical labs, PC2, and PC3 labs, and animal diagnostic, operating, and skills-training labs. Some majors offer fieldwork opportunities in locations such as the Great Barrier Reef, Fraser Island, national parks, and outback Queensland. They also offer 13 dual degrees that include a Bachelor of Science.

Honours is available as an additional year of study if you receive a certain GPA set by the head of the school at the completion of your degree. The Bachelor of Science is studied at the St Lucia Campus. In 2024 the required ATAR was 80.00. Prerequisites include Queensland Year 12 (or equivalent):

  • General English subject (Units 3 & 4, C)
  • Mathematical Methods (Units 3 & 4, C)
  • One of Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Science or Physics (Units 3 & 4, C).

The degree is 3 years full-time (or part-time equivalent). Annual course fees as of 2024 are  $8,839.

University of the Sunshine Coast

The University of the Sunshine Coast offers a 3-year Bachelor of Science degree at both its Sunshine Coast and Moreton Bay campuses where you can choose one or two majors after the 1st year. Majors are chosen from a variety of health and science courses. In the first year, you are encouraged to gain a foundation of knowledge in the field of Science, which then allows you to decide which areas you would like to specialise in over the next 2 years.

USC has fully equipped laboratories for hands-on research and gaining experience in scientific skills. Recommended prior studies at Year 12:

  • English
  • Maths Methods or Specialist Maths
  • At least one science subject (preferably Chemistry)

The ATAR for 2024 was 50.00. The 2024 fees are $11,710.

University of Southern Queensland 

University of Southern Queensland’s Bachelor of Science has a large number of majors to choose from. The course includes 15 majors and encourages you to follow your own interests ranging from biology, physics, to IT and computing.

The course lets students undertake a tasting plate of discipline areas and then delve into an area they’re passionate about later on in the degree. They will develop your analytic and problem-solving skills along the way leading you to become a work-ready independent thinker.

In 2024 the required ATAR was 65.60. Prerequisites include:

  • English (Units 3 & 4, C) or equivalent 
  • General Mathematics (Units 3 & 4, C), or equivalent

The degree is 3 years full-time (or part-time equivalent). Annual course fees as of 2024 were $8,948.

What if I know what area I want to do already?

If you already know you want to study Biomedical Science, Medical Science or Forensic Science, for example, you can find these areas of study as degrees which are not a part of the Bachelor of Science. Some have a higher entry score than others, for example, Medical Science has a higher Rank than Biomedical or Forensic Science.

These degrees allow you to focus on the area of study you are passionate about in the first year, rather than studying a broad range of Science related areas before choosing a major.

What if I don’t get into the science degree I wanted?

If you didn’t get into a specific science degree of choice, a Bachelor of Science is a great bridging course. Biomedical Science can also be a bridging course to Medicine. You may decide to enter a Science degree at a different university to your first choice, in order to apply for your first choice after successfully completing the first year of university.

What other options should I consider?

TAFE Brisbane offers a number of science-related certificates and diplomas. These courses involve hands-on experience in industries related to your course. Studying a Certificate or Diploma in your chosen Science field will also give you credits, should you choose to move on to a university degree.

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Janine Mergler

Janine Mergler is a veteran Queensland teacher, graduating from QUT with a BEd majoring in Social Sciences. After many years in the classroom, Janine moved on to academia. She has proudly trained new generations of teachers in her role as a lecturer at Queensland University of Technology Faculty of Education. She has also worked in the Queensland Government as an education specialist, developing education resources and delivering community awareness programs to help families conserve water. Currently she is the owner and editor of Families Magazine, a publication specifically targeted at parents who value a quality education for children.  Janine leads a team of professionals who write about family lifestyle, early childhood, schools and education information and family-friendly events.

2 thoughts on “Bachelor of Science Brisbane: The Options Are Endless!”

  1. my daughter currently has 2 SAs, in legal studies and chemistry and has HA for Maths A, English and Biomedicine. She wants to do biomedicine next year but no sure if it is enough, I was wondering if you guys could give us a predicted OP.


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