single degree

Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) / Bachelor of Science (Honours) - NUS as home institution

A single four year undergraduate degree offered by the ANU Joint Colleges of Science

PHBBSC
  • Length 4 year full-time
  • Minimum 192 Units
Admission requirements
  • Academic plan APNSN
  • CRICOS code 054595K
  • Field of Education
    • Natural and Physical Sciences
  • Length 4 year full-time
  • Minimum 192 Units
Admission requirements
  • Academic plan APNSN
  • CRICOS code 054595K
  • Field of Education
    • Natural and Physical Sciences
Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) / Bachelor of Science (Honours) - NUS as home institution

Program Requirements

Chemistry

Chemistry major ANU students

Semesters 1-2

ANU

8x 6 unit courses including:

CHEM1101 Chemistry 1 (Honours Pathway Option)

CHEM1201 Chemistry 2 (Honours Pathway Option)

Advanced Studies 1 and 2

Total: 48 units

Semesters 3-5

NUS

15 modules including:

6 modules in Chemistry

3 modules in the Special Program in Science

6 modules in the University Scholars Program, including a compulsory module on “Writing and Critical Thinking”

Total: 60 modular credits

Semester 6

ANU

4x 6 unit courses including:

12 units of courses in Chemistry

SCNC2101 Advanced Studies 3

Total: 24 units

Semesters 7-8

ANU

Honours in Chemistry

Total: 48 units

Chemistry major NUS students

Semesters 1-3

NUS

16 modules including:

6 modules in Chemistry

3 modules in the Special Program in Science

1 module in Mathematics

2 modules from the Humanities and Social Sciences domain

6 modules in the University Scholars Program, including a compulsory module on Writing and Critical Thinking

Total: 64 modular credits

Semesters 4-6

ANU

12x 6 unit courses including:

36 units of courses in Chemistry

SCNC1101 Advanced Studies 1

SCNC1102 Advanced Studies 2

SCNC2101 Advanced Studies 3

Total: 72 units

Semesters 7-8

NUS

Honours in Chemistry

9 modules in Chemistry (minimum of 6 project-based modules)

Plus 1 other module.

Total: 40 modular credits

Mathematics

Mathematics major ANU students

Semesters 1-2

ANU

8x 6 unit courses including:

MATH1115 Mathematics and Applications 1 Honours

MATH1116 Mathematics and Applications 2 Honours

Advanced Studies 1 and 2

Total: 48 units

Semesters 3-5

NUS

15 modules including:

6 modules in Mathematics

3 modules in the Special Program in Science

6 modules in the University Scholars Program, including a compulsory module on Writing and Critical Thinking

2 modules from the Humanities and Social Sciences domain

Total: 60 modular credits

Semester 6

ANU

4x 6 unit courses including:

Minimum 2x 6 unit courses in Mathematics

SCNC2101 Advanced Studies 3

Total: 24 units

Semesters 7-8

ANU

Honours in Mathematics.

Total: 48 units

Mathematics major NUS students

Semesters 1-3

NUS

15 modules including:

6 modules in Mathematics

3 modules in the Special Program in Science

6 modules in the University Scholars Program, including a compulsory module on Writing and Critical Thinking

2 modules from the Humanities and Social Sciences Domain

Total: 60 modular credits

Semesters 4-6

ANU

12x 6 unit courses including:

6x 6 unit courses in Mathematics

SCNC1101 Advanced Studies 1

SCNC1102 Advanced Studies 2

SCNC2101 Advanced Studies 3

Total: 72 units

Semesters 7-8

NUS

Honours in Mathematics

9 modules in Mathematics

Plus 1 other module.

Total: 40 modular credits

Physics

Physics major ANU students

Semesters 1-2

ANU

8x 6 unit courses including:

PHYS1101 Advanced Physics I (Honours Pathway Option)

PHYS1201 Advanced Physics II (Honours Pathway Option)

MATH1013 Mathematics and Applications 1 or MATH1115 Mathematics and Applications 1 Honours

MATH1014 Mathematics and Applications 2 or MATH1116 Mathematics and Application 2 Honours

Advanced Studies 1 and 2

Total: 48 units

Semesters 3-5

NUS

15 modules including:

PC2130 Quantum Mechanics 1

PC2131 Electricity and Magnetism 1

PC2132 Classical Mechanics

PC2193 Experimental Physics 1

PC3130 Quantum Mechanics 2

2 other additional modules in Physics

2 modules in the Special Program in Science

6 modules in the University Scholars Program, including a compulsory module on Writing and Critical Thinking

2 modules from the Humanities and Social Sciences domain

Total: 60 modular credits

Semester 6

ANU

4x 6 unit courses including:

2x 6 unit courses in physics

SCNC2101 Advanced Studies 3

Total: 24 units

Semesters 7-8

ANU

Honours in Physics

Total: 48 units

Physics major NUS students

Semesters 1-3

NUS

15 modules including:

PC1431 Physics 1E

PC1432 Physics 2E

PC2130 Quantum Mechanics 1

PC2131 Electricity and Magnetism 1

PC2193 Experimental Physics 1

MA1101R Linear Algebra

MA1506 Mathematics 1

2 modules in the Special Program in Science

6 modules in the University Scholars Program, including a compulsory module on Writing and Critical Thinking

2 modules from the Humanities and Social Sciences domain

Total: 60 modular credits

Semesters 4-6

ANU

12x 6 unit courses including:

7x 6 unit courses in Physics

SCNC1101 Advanced Studies 1

SCNC1102 Advanced Studies 2

SCNC2101 Advanced Studies 3

Total: 72 units

Semesters 7-8

NUS

Honours in Physics

9 modules in Physics

Plus 1 other module.

Total: 40 modular credits

DATES

Semester 1

Semester 2

NUS

August to December

January to May

ANU

February to June

July to November

Elective Study

Once you have met the program requirements of your degree, you may have enough electives to complete an additional elective majorminor or specialisation.

Admission Requirements

Admission to all programs is on a competitive basis. Admission to undergraduate degrees is based on meeting the ATAR requirement or an equivalent rank derived from the following qualifications:

• An Australian year 12 qualification or international equivalent; OR
• A completed Associate Diploma, Associate Degree, AQF Diploma, Diploma, AQF Advanced Diploma, Graduate Certificate or international equivalent; OR
• At least one standard full-time year (1.0 FTE) in a single program of degree level study at an Australian higher education institution or international equivalent; OR
• An approved tertiary preparation course unless subsequent study is undertaken.

Click HERE for further information about domestic admission.

The table below is a guide to the entry level required for domestic applicants. Exact entry level will be set at time of offer.

Domestic applicant entry requirements

From 2010, the UAI/ENTER/TER will be referred to as ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admission Rank) for admission. See http://www.uac.edu.au/undergraduate/atar/ for further information.

Queensland Band equivalents are a guide only - selection is made on a UAI equivalent that is not available to students.

International applicant entry requirements

International applicants may view further information on admissions requirements at Entry Requirements for International Undergraduate Applicants

The University reserves the right to alter or discontinue its programs as required.

ATAR:
99
QLD Band:
1
International Baccalaureate:
41

Prerequisites

The programs are restricted to eight to ten students from each institution annually so admission is highly selective. As a guide only, you will be expected, for both programs, to achieve a minimum Australian University Admission Index (UAI) of 99 or at least four ‘A’ levels with A1 grades. You must also have taken prerequisite studies in Advanced and Extended Maths at school. Contact ANU or NUS for further details.

Adjustment Factors

Bonus points to do not apply to programs with an ATAR cutoff of 98 or higher.  They do not apply to this program.

Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP)

For more information see: http://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/costs-fees

Annual indicative fee for international students
$33,168.00

For further information on International Tuition Fees see: https://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/fees-payments/international-tuition-fees

Scholarships

ANU offers a wide range of scholarships to students to assist with the cost of their studies.

Eligibility to apply for ANU scholarships varies depending on the specifics of the scholarship and can be categorised by the type of student you are.  Specific scholarship application process information is included in the relevant scholarship listing.

For further information see the Scholarships website.

The PhB(Hons)/BSc(Hons) can be taken in three majors (Chemistry, Mathematics or Physics) and is offered as a joint single degree program by the National University of Singapore, NUS, and the Colleges of Science at ANU. This highly selective program provides a challenging course of study for students who have a strong interest in and aptitude for graduate research work. At ANU, it is only offered to students directly applying through the Universities Admission Centre, UAC, or to students in the PhB (Hons) program. At NUS places are offered to Colleges of Science students in the University Scholars Program.

Students are expected to acquire a strong foundation in critical analysis and depth in the principles of each subject. They are closely involved in undergraduate research with at least 25 per cent of their graduation requirements based upon independent research.

This is a four-year, Honours only, research-based degree. You will spend three semesters in residence at your host university and will write your Honours thesis at your home university. If your institution of primary enrolment is the NUS, you spend the first three semesters there, your next three semesters at ANU and your final two semesters back at NUS.

If you are primarily enrolled at ANU, you will spend the first two semesters at ANU, the next three semesters at the NUS and the last three semesters at ANU.

The course of study in each major is indicated in the tables below. There is significant flexibility and you can tailor your program of study in consultation with an assigned academic mentor at your home institution, with approval from the relevant coordinator in both universities.

Two referee reports are used in the selection of students and must be submitted by November 30 in the year of application. Click here for application and referee report forms. A quota can apply and interviews and school recommendations may also be used in the selection of students.

Learning Outcomes

  • Develop, apply, integrate and generate scientific knowledge in educational and professional contexts;
  • Develop and use a range of skills and methods to identify, analyse and respond to complex problems and issues;
  • Identify and apply various research concepts, methodologies and methods
  • Work and learn in both independent and collaborative ways with others to encompass diverse abilities and perspectives;
  • Negotiate research projects considering their academic relevance, possible academic contributions, and ethical implications;
  • Source and critically analyse research literature related to their topics of interest and research;
  • Appraise concepts and arguments related to their topics of interest and research;
  • Convey and relate professional and disciplinary information and ideas to diverse audiences in effective and appropriate ways;
  • Develop high level project management skills as support for independent study; and
  • Exercise personal, professional and social responsibility as a global citizen.

Career Options

ANU provides you with more choice for your entrance score by offering the new Flexible Double Degree program.

The ANU Flexible Double Degree lets you build skills for your chosen career without forfeiting your passion.  It's your choice to build a double degree partnership that suits your head and your heart.http://students.anu.edu.au/applications/

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