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BB-SCIART

Science, Arts

Bachelor double degree

Broaden your career opportunities with a double degree that supplements your science expertise with a strong understanding of society and culture.

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  • ATAR
    Minimum ATAR 75
  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Arts
  • Duration
    4 years full-time
  • Credit
    800
  • CRICOS
    074653F
  • Location
    Curtin Perth
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Select your preferred campus:

New-to-Curtin applicants for first semester 2023 apply through TISC. See TISC application deadlines.

2022

Semester 2

On campus

2023

Semester 1

On campus

Semester 2

On campus

2024

Semester 1

On campus

Semester 2

On campus

2025

Semester 1

On campus

Semester 2

On campus

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Outline

If COVID-19 restrictions apply, we may need to make changes to units and/or delivery modes.

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You’ll have access to a range of international study opportunities.

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This double degree enables you to study a major offered by the Faculty of Science and Engineering and a major offered by the Faculty of Humanities. You will graduate with a Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Arts, and with the superior communication skills required to inspire and educate people about the latest scientific discoveries.

Arts majors

Science majors

See our handbook for more course information. 

Why study

This double degree offers a strong science component from a range of areas and a diversity of humanities subjects.

How this course will make you industry ready

You will gain hands-on training with the technologies that are relevant to the areas you study.

Student profile

View our student profile table to get an indication of the likely peer cohort for new students at Curtin University. This table provides data on students that commenced undergraduate study and passed the census date in the most relevant recent intake period for which data are available. It includes those admitted through all offer rounds and international students studying in Australia.

Career information

This double degree can enhance your career opportunities by combining high-level scientific, analytical, writing, cultural and language skills.

What you'll learn

  • apply broad discipline knowledge to a range of theoretical and practical situations through research and practical application in the field of science and humanities
  • think creatively and critically to generate innovative solutions to complex scientific social and political problems
  • access, evaluate and synthesise relevant information from a range of organisational and external sources
  • communicate appropriately and effectively in professional and scientific contexts
  • apply technologies appropriately
  • demonstrate initiative, responsibility and lifelong learning skills by applying critical reflection and being proactive
  • describe global and cultural issues as related to the science and humanities areas and their impact on local and international communities
  • demonstrate respect for human rights, cultural diversity and the particular rights of Indigenous Australians
  • show leadership and employ ethical practice and professional integrity, both within a team and independently

Admission criteria

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall band score 6.0

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

I recently attended high school

Applicants with recent secondary education are those whose admission is primarily based on the achievement of the required ATAR within the last two years. This includes applicants whose secondary education was undertaken interstate or overseas.

  • Minimum ATAR : 75
  • Essential WACE subjects (pre-requisites)

    Students must have ATAR Mathematics and the ATAR Science prerequisites for the individual Science majors.

    Please click on the relevant Science majors above for specific Science double degree subject prerequisites.

  • STAT entry : STAT is not accepted as an entry pathway, but May be used to demonstrate English.

Please see our correlation comparability for previous TEE subjects, WACE courses and WACE ATAR courses.

Other admission options

We have several pathways to help you meet admission. Use our pathway finder to find your best way to studying with us.

  • Recipients of the John Curtin Undergraduate Scholarship will receive an early offer to study this course.

  • If you’re an indigenous applicant who hasn’t met Curtin’s minimum admissions criteria, the Centre for Aboriginal Studies offers bridging courses that are tailored to help you gain entry into this course.

Lowest ATAR to which an offer was made (exclusive of any adjustment factors such as equity or subject bonus points)

View the lowest ATAR (excluding adjustments) of an applicant who was offered a place in this course in the most relevant recent intake period for which data are available.

Selection rank adjustments (previously referred to as ATAR related adjustments)

Details of the types of adjustment factors (bonus points) commonly available to applicants can be found on our StepUp to Curtin webpage.

ATAR and selection rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR in the most recent intake period

View data on the ATAR and selection rank profile of offers made from the most relevant recent intake period.

I have work and life experience

Applicants with work and life experience are those who left secondary education more than two years ago (i.e. who are not classified as recent secondary education applicants) and have not undertaken vocational education training (VET) or higher education study since then.

‘Experience’ includes a combination of factors sufficient to demonstrate readiness for higher education such as mature-age entry, professional experience whether completion of the Special Tertiary Admission Test (STAT) is required or not, community involvement or work experience. Applicants may have undertaken non-formal programs that have helped prepare them for tertiary education or are relevant to the proposed higher education field of study.

  • Minimum ATAR : 75
  • Essential WACE subjects (pre-requisites)

    Students must have ATAR Mathematics and the ATAR Science prerequisites for the individual Science majors.

    Please click on the relevant Science majors above for specific Science double degree subject prerequisites.

  • STAT entry : STAT is not accepted as an entry pathway, but May be used to demonstrate English.

Please see our correlation comparability for previous TEE subjects, WACE courses and WACE ATAR courses.

I’ve studied at TAFE or done an apprenticeship

Applicants with vocational education and training (VET) study are those whose highest level of study since leaving secondary education is a VET course. This includes study at a public TAFE or other VET provider, whether a qualification was completed or not. Applicants with VET study may have other qualifications such as a Year 10 or Year 12 secondary school certificate.

  • Minimum ATAR : 75 OR
  • TAFE:

    Please refer to the majors for TAFE requirements.

  • Essential WACE subjects (pre-requisites)

    Students must have ATAR Mathematics and the ATAR Science prerequisites for the individual Science majors.

    Please click on the relevant Science majors above for specific Science double degree subject prerequisites.

  • STAT entry : STAT is not accepted as an entry pathway, but May be used to demonstrate English.

Please see our correlation comparability for previous TEE subjects, WACE courses and WACE ATAR courses.

The majors and/or streams available to study as part of this course have specific admission criteria that may be different to what is listed on this page. Please view the major/stream page for admission criteria specific to the major/stream you intend to do.

Advanced standing

At Curtin, we understand that everyone’s study journey has been different.

You may have already studied some of the units (subjects) listed in your Curtin course, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.

If this applies to you, you can apply for credit for recognised learning (CRL), which means your previous study is recognised and matched against a similar unit in your intended Curtin course.

A successful CRL application exempts you from having to complete certain units within your course and means you could finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.

CRL is also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing and credit transfer.

Use the CRL search to find out how much CRL you qualify for, or contact us at:

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Curtin Connect: 1300 222 888

CRL search

Fees & charges

Fee information is not available for this course at this time. Find estimated course fees.

Location

For start dates, please view the academic calendar.

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2022

Semester 2
  • On campus

2023

Semester 1
  • On campus
Semester 2
  • On campus

2024

Semester 1
  • On campus
Semester 2
  • On campus

2025

Semester 1
  • On campus
Semester 2
  • On campus

All endeavours are made to ensure location information for courses is up to date but please note they are subject to change.

The University reserves the right to withdraw any unit of study or program which it offers, to impose limitations on enrolment in any unit or program, and/or to vary arrangements for any program.

How to apply

Please review information on how to apply for the campus of your choice

Please note that each campus has different application deadlines. Please view our application deadlines page for further information.

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  • Curtin course code: BB-SCIART
  • CRICOS code: 074653F
  • Last updated on: 06/10/2022