This course enables you to better tailor your study to suit your specific interests in science and gives you access to advanced-level units relevant to an honours degree.
You will learn core science units and choose a science major in which to specialise. From your second year you’ll benefit from work-integrated learning opportunities that give you practical experience and skills before you graduate – an attribute that is highly valued by employers.
You’ll also undertake internal and external research experiences, and in your final year you may conduct a self-directed honours project that adds to the scientific knowledge of your field.
This science degree is unique in Western Australia in that you will also study scientific professional practice, entrepreneurship and leadership. It is designed to ensure you graduate as a resourceful and creative professional who can respond innovatively to changing industry and employment landscapes.
- Agricultural Science
- Coastal and Marine Science
- Data Science
- Earth Sciences
- Environmental Science
- Financial Mathematics
- Industrial and Applied Mathematics
- Molecular Genetics
See our handbook for more course information.
What you'll learn
- Demonstrate an advanced knowledge of the nature of science, its methods and processes, and an advanced knowledge in one or more disciplinary areas enabling the ability to contribute new knowledge to a field of study.
- Critically analyse challenging and multi-faceted problems, address them by applying practical and theoretical tools and critically evaluate findings within the current body of disciplinary knowledge.
- Access and make judgements on the value of available knowledge using a variety of tools, and incorporate them into the planning, conduct and communication of their own work.
- Communicate approaches and solutions, ideas and findings to informed professional scientific and industry audiences.
- Use established and emerging technologies in their chosen discipline and apply them within the context of their profession.
- Engage in self-driven continuous discipline and professional education and training within their chosen discipline.
- Participate in the generation and application of science in addressing global problems while recognising that scientific endeavours are required to comply with international ethical and professional standards.
- Work collaboratively and respectfully with scientists from a range of cultural backgrounds and understand the cultural issues that impact their discipline or profession.
- Be able to work as an independent scientist and collaboratively within teams either as a professional leader or collaborator using effective problem solving and decision making skills within the professional context of their area of study.