Bachelor of Science (Advanced Science)

The laws of science don't constrain advancement; they merely define the limits of our understanding. The University of Western Sydney's Advanced Science degree is your opportunity to expand those limits and to write new laws.

Advanced Science allows you to study the same discipline areas as the Bachelor of Science, but to a deeper level. It gives you highly specialised skills and knowledge in a science relevant to your career and research interests, and is specifically designed to meet the needs of students with a high ability and motivation in science and scientific research.

The degree includes advanced coursework, academic extension activities and a significant amount of research training. A mentoring program will link you with an experienced academic staff member and research groups.

Local International
Delivery Mode On campus On campus
Location Hawkesbury, Campbelltown or Parramatta campus Hawkesbury, Campbelltown or Parramatta campus

3 Years Full Time / 6 Years Part Time

3 Years Full Time
Course Code

720182 [Campbelltown]
720184 [Hawkesbury]
720186 [Parramatta]

3562.7 [CRICOS Code 041145K]
Entrance Rank

91.10 ATAR [Campbelltown]
90.00 ATAR [Hawkesbury]
91.40 ATAR [Parramatta]

Please refer to Admission Requirements
Fee Information Local Course Fees (opens in a new window) International Course Fees (opens in a new window)

Part time-study is only available to local students and is generally completed by day classes as there are limited night classes.

A Career in Science

This course is designed to provide early training for a career in scientific research. After a subsequent Honours year, and possibly a PhD, you may conduct research in:
  • private industry
  • universities
  • national and international scientific organisations.

In addition, graduates may also enter career paths such as:

  • science-based work in industry
  • government environmental agencies
  • forensic work
  • patent work
  • quality control
  • environmental consulting laboratories
  • medical laboratories
  • scientific equipment companies
  • teaching and health disciplines such as medicine and pharmacy (with additional training).
Please see the specific Bachelor of Science programs for career opportunities specific to the programs on offer.

How to Apply

All domestic applications for entry to UWS undergraduate courses must be made through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) (opens in a new window). Step by step instructions are available on the Apply Now pages.

Instructions for international applications are available on the UWS International Admissions pages.

Review the Course Admission and Subject Information Request a Course Information Pack

If you are interested in completing a higher research degree, for example Masters Honours, information is accessible from UWS Research (opens in a new window).