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BB-SCINNO

Science and Innovation

Bachelor double degree

Combine science with technology and business management to drive innovation, start your own ventures or help solve local and global scientific challenges.

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Course outline
  • ATAR

    ATAR

    Minimum ATAR 70
  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Innovation
  • Duration

    Duration

    4 years full-time
  • Credit

    Credit

    800
  • CRICOS

    CRICOS

    114118E
  • Location

    Location

    Curtin Perth
Course outline

Select your preferred campus:

2024

Semester 1

On campus

Semester 2

On campus

2025

Semester 1

On campus

Semester 2

On campus

2026

Semester 1

On campus

Semester 2

On campus

Course outline

What can I do with a degree in Science and Innovation

Learn to lead teams

It encourages interdisciplinary thinking, bridging the gap between scientists, engineers, and business professionals.

Prepare for future careers

It creates the potential to remain competitive and adaptable in the face of technological advancements and market demands.

Broad career options

The combination of scientific knowledge and innovation skills leads to entrepreneurial and industry career pathways.

Outline

Outline

Combining science and innovation in a double degree has a great potential to lead to exciting and diverse career opportunities. Many of the world's most pressing issues – such as climate change, healthcare, food security and sustainable energy – require multidisciplinary solutions achieved by combining technical knowhow with an innovation mindset.

During your studies you'll gain the skills to identify novel opportunities, develop disruptive technologies, and create new products or services that transform businesses and societies. You might start your own ventures based on scientific discoveries or bring fresh perspectives to existing industries through innovative approaches.

In Science, you’ll develop core expertise in your major and choose a specialisation that either deepens your knowledge in one subject or broadens your expertise across a range of subjects – such as climate change, mining, environmental management, food science, forensic studies and industrial optimisation.

In Innovation, you’ll study business management and innovation fundamentals. You'll then complete a set of transformational experiences – including development of a sustainable business innovation project, an interactive study tour or an international experience – where you can apply your knowledge and demonstrate your skills as a future-focused problem solver.

Science majors

Specialisations

You’ll combine your science major with one of these specialisations:

  • Actuarial Mathematics
  • Advanced Geophysical Methods
  • Agricultural and Environmental Genetics
  • Agricultural Science
  • Agriculture Extension
  • Analytical and Forensic Chemistry
  • Applied Finance
  • Applied Physics
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Astrophysics
  • Biological and Medicinal Chemistry
  • Chemistry
  • Chemistry of Sustainable Development
  • Environmental Biology
  • Environmental Geoscience
  • Environmental Management
  • Food Science
  • Industrial Mathematics
  • Information and Communication Technology
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Internet of Things
  • Marine Science
  • Materials Science
  • Mathematical Physics
  • Mine Planning and Operations
  • Mining and Metallurgical Operations
  • Mining Geoscience
  • Optimisation
  • Pre-Masters Secondary Teaching
  • Statistical Data Science

What jobs can the Science and Innovation course lead to?

Careers

  • Biotech innovator
  • Renewable energy specialist
  • Environmental consultant
  • Tech innovation manager
  • IT innovation strategist
  • Software innovation consultant
  • Climate change analyst
  • Entrepreneur
  • Industry consultant
  • Resource industry analyst

Industries

  • Food development and processing
  • Resources
  • Technology
  • Agriculture
  • Scientific enquiry
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Consulting
  • Government organisations
  • Non-profit / NGOs

What you'll learn

  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding in two fields of study that, while broadly equivalent in level to advanced textbooks, includes aspects informed by knowledge and innovation at the forefront of the field.
  • apply multidisciplinary knowledge to solve complex challenges within their field of study and at local, regional and global scales, demonstrating competencies in using creative and innovative thinking, problem solving, and devising and communicating evidence-based arguments, to both specialist and non-specialist audiences
  • understand the constructs of the scientific method, academic communication, and innovation thinking and apply these principles in representative exercises using digital technologies.
  • gather and interpret relevant data (usually within their fields of study) to inform judgements that include reflection on relevant social, scientific or ethical issues, showing awareness of the diversity of global and cultural perspectives, and how these affect the practice of science, business and industry.
  • demonstrate an inclusive mindset by appreciating the importance of cultural diversity and its impact on the practice of science, and of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and associated advocacy for Indigenous and First Nations‐based stewardship.
  • demonstrate industry readiness by developing future-focussed capabilities including a global, responsible, innovative and technology (GRIT) mindset, and displaying a high standard of professional behaviour, including effective time management, both independently and as a team member.

Why study Science and Innovation

Set up your own business

Access to Curtin’s ignition program to help you turn your ideas into a viable business.

Real-world learning

Experience site visits, work-integrated learning and global study tours

Choices

A wide range of science majors and business specialisations to choose from.

Professional recognition

Refer to individual majors for professsional recognition information.

Admission criteria

What you need in order to get into this course. There are different pathway options depending on your level of work and education experience.

Select an option that best suits you:

You’re considered a high school leaver if you:

  • Completed year 12 in Australia or overseas in the past two years, or
  • Completed TAFE or VET studies in the past two years.

ATAR pathway

  • Minimum ATAR 70

    This course has a minimum ATAR of 70

  • Essential WACE subjects (prerequisites)

    Essential WACE subjects (prerequisites)

    Maths Applications. Specific Majors have additional ATAR subject requirements

  • Desirable WACE subjects

    Desirable WACE subjects

    There are no desirable WACE subjects for this course.

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

StepUp Entry

StepUp Entry

Successful StepUp Entry and StepUp Equity Adjustment Admission Pathway (StepUp Bonus) applicants will be eligible to be considered for admission into this course.

Alternative pathways

  • UniReady

    If you don’t meet our minimum admission criteria, the UniReady Enabling Program can help you qualify for entry into a range of undergraduate courses.

  • Certificate IV + English Competency

    The certificate IV is the minimum requirement for university entry. It qualifies you for entry to Curtin courses with a 70 ATAR. You must also meet English language proficiency.

English requirements

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

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

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)

Writing

6.0

Speaking

6.0

Reading

6.0

Listening

6.0

Overall band score

6.0

Find your pathway to Curtin

Think you don’t have the marks or qualifications to study at Curtin? We have several pathways to help you meet admission. Use our pathway finder to find your best way to studying with us.

Pathway finder tool

How others gained admission

View the ATAR breakdown to see the low, median and high ATAR scores of students who started studying this course recently.

To see the other pathways students have taken, see the pathway breakdown.

You’re considered someone with work and life experience if:

You have 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.

How we define ‘experience’
‘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.

ATAR pathway

  • Minimum ATAR 70

    This course has a minimum ATAR of 70

  • Essential WACE subjects (prerequisites)

    Essential WACE subjects (prerequisites)

    Maths Applications. Specific Majors have additional ATAR subject requirements

  • Desirable WACE subjects

    Desirable WACE subjects

    There are no desirable WACE subjects for this course.

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

English requirements

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

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

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)

Writing

6.0

Speaking

6.0

Reading

6.0

Listening

6.0

Overall band score

6.0

Find your pathway to Curtin

Think you don’t have the marks or qualifications to study at Curtin? We have several pathways to help you meet admission. Use our pathway finder to find your best way to studying with us.

Pathway finder tool

You’re considered someone who studied at TAFE or have done an apprenticeship if:

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.

ATAR pathway

  • Minimum ATAR 70

    This course has a minimum ATAR of 70

  • Essential WACE subjects (prerequisites)

    Essential WACE subjects (prerequisites)

    Maths Applications. Specific Majors have additional ATAR subject requirements

  • Desirable WACE subjects

    Desirable WACE subjects

    There are no desirable WACE subjects for this course.

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

English requirements

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

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

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)

Writing

6.0

Speaking

6.0

Reading

6.0

Listening

6.0

Overall band score

6.0

Find your pathway to Curtin

Think you don’t have the marks or qualifications to study at Curtin? We have several pathways to help you meet admission. Use our pathway finder to find your best way to studying with us.

Pathway finder tool

You’re considered someone who has recently left university if:

Applicants with higher education are those whose highest level of study since leaving secondary education is a higher education course, such as a university degree. This may include applicants who are currently studying a higher education course at another education provider and want to transfer to Curtin University, or applicants who are currently studying at Curtin but want to switch to a different course. It may also include applicants who have completed past study with university and non-university higher education providers.

Curtin course switcher criteria

Please see the specific majors for other higher education course switcher criteria.

ATAR pathway

  • Minimum ATAR 70

    This course has a minimum ATAR of 70

  • Essential WACE subjects (prerequisites)

    Essential WACE subjects (prerequisites)

    Maths Applications. Specific Majors have additional ATAR subject requirements

  • Desirable WACE subjects

    Desirable WACE subjects

    There are no desirable WACE subjects for this course.

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

English requirements

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

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

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)

Writing

6.0

Speaking

6.0

Reading

6.0

Listening

6.0

Overall band score

6.0

Find your pathway to Curtin

Think you don’t have the marks or qualifications to study at Curtin? We have several pathways to help you meet admission. Use our pathway finder to find your best way to studying with us.

Pathway finder tool

Unsure what option suits you?

We’re here to help you navigate the complexities of university admission. Choose the support you need from the options below.

Find your pathway to Curtin

Think you don’t have the marks or qualifications to study at Curtin? We have several pathways to help you meet admission. Use our pathway finder to find your best way to studying with us.

Pathway finder tool
Credit for recognised learning (CRL)

Use your experience to get credit towards your degree

Finish your course sooner with credit for your previous study or work experience.

Fees and charges

Australian and New Zealand student indicative fees

2024 Fee year:

$11,200*

Commonwealth supported

Commonwealth supported

Fees are indicative first year only and are subject to passage of legislation.

*The indicative first-year fee is calculated on 200 credit points, which is the typical full-time study load per year, however some courses require additional study to be completed, in which case the fee will be higher than that shown.

This fee is a guide only. It may vary depending on the units you choose and does not include incidental fees (such as lab coats or art supplies) or the cost of your textbooks – visit other fees and charges for more information. For more information on fees and to determine your eligibility for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP, please visit fee basics or the Study Assist website

To be eligible for the Commonwealth supported fee:

  • Australian citizens must complete some of their course of study while residing in Australia.
  • Australian permanent residents or New Zealand citizens must be residing in Australia for the entire course.

For further information on eligibility please refer to the Australian Government Study Assist website.

If you’re not an Australian citizen, permanent resident or New Zealand citizen, please see information for international students.

Looking for more detail on the course structure?

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Location

For start dates, please view the academic calendar.

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2024

Semester 1
  • On campus
Semester 2
  • On campus

2025

Semester 1
  • On campus
Semester 2
  • On campus

2026

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.

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

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  • Curtin course code: BB-SCINNO
  • CRICOS code: 114118E
  • Last updated on: 12 July 2024

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