single degree

Bachelor of Studies

A single three year undergraduate degree offered by the The Australian National University

BSTUDIES
  • Length 3 year full-time
  • Minimum 144 Units
Admission requirements
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  • Academic plan BSTUD
  • CRICOS code NO CRICOS
  • Field of Education
    • Society and Culture
  • Length 3 year full-time
  • Minimum 144 Units
Admission requirements
First year student? There’s more information about enrolling in your degree.
  • Academic plan BSTUD
  • CRICOS code NO CRICOS
  • Field of Education
    • Society and Culture

Program Requirements

The Bachelor of Studies requires the completion of 144 units, of which:

A maximum of 60 units can come from completion of 1000-level courses

A minimum of 36 units must come from completion of 3000-level courses

A minimum of 96 units must come from completion of courses from one ANU College

The 144 units must consist of:

6 units from completion courses from the following list:

EXTN1001B Astrophysics B

EXTN1002B Chemistry B

EXTN1003B Chinese Secondary Extension - Continuing B

EXTN1004B Conservation Biology B

EXTN1005B Discovering Engineering B

EXTN1006B Japanese Secondary Extension - Continuing B

EXTN1007B Japanese Secondary Extension - Advanced B

EXTN1008B Korean Beginning Secondary - Extension B

EXTN1009B Korean Continuing Secondary - Extension B

EXTN1010B Performing Indonesian Language Secondary Extension B

EXTN1011B Physics B

EXTN1012B Specialist Mathematics B

EXTN1013 Advanced Music (Jazz)

EXTN1014 Advanced Music (Classical)

48 units from the completion of one major offered by ANU

24 units from the completion of one minor or specialisation offered by the same ANU College as the major

66 units from the completion of elective courses offered by ANU

Students must be awarded a year 12 certificate with an ATAR of 80 or higher to progress to 1000-level courses in subject areas other than EXTN Extension.

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

For domestic students

  • Concurrent full-time enrolment in year 11 or 12 at a secondary school
  • Enrolment in any co-requisite subjects at the student’s home school
  • Permission from the student’s school principal to enrol in the program.
  • Satisfactory performance in the ANU Extension selection test
  • Completion of the ANU Extension application for

Students must be awarded a year 12 certificate with an ATAR of 80 or higher to progress to 1000-level courses in subject areas other than EXTN Extension.

ATAR:
80
QLD Band:
10
International Baccalaureate:
29

Adjustment Factors

The National Access Scheme 2014

ANU offers bonus points for nationally strategic senior secondary subjects, and in recognition of difficult circumstances that students face in their studies. 

Bonus points are applied to all applicants with an ATAR at or above 70. Points are awarded in accordance with the approved schedule, and no more than 10 points (maximum 5 academic points and maximum 5 equity points) will be awarded.

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

Bonus Points are only awarded to domestic applicants applying for admission through UAC who have not previously attempted tertiary study.

How to apply

Academic Bonus Points: senior secondary students do not need to apply for ANU academic bonus points. They are automatically added in accordance with the schedule.

Educational Access Scheme: senior secondary students do not need to apply if their school is part of the Priority School Funding Program or Country Areas Program. All other applicants should refer to http://www.uac.edu.au/eas/  for more information.

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 Bachelor of Studies enables capable domestic senior secondary students to commence undergraduate level study while concurrently enrolled in year 11 or 12. The Bachelor of Studies is broad-based in conceptual and theoretical content. Students enrolled in an EXTN Extension course must be concurrently enrolled in years 11 or 12. Applicants for the ANU Extension course must receive the endorsement of their school principal prior to being admitted to the Bachelor of Studies program; students must also meet co-requisite study requirements at their home schools. Results obtained in the EXTN Extension course may contribute towards the calculation of a student’s ATAR. A selection process for entry to an EXTN Extension course is based upon the results of a test in the area of study.

The Bachelor of Studies offers subjects in disciplines of national priority, including mathematics, sciences, and Asian languages. Students who successfully complete an EXTN Extension course in the Bachelor of Studies may be offered transfer into a bachelor degree for further in-depth study and professional preparation.

Some EXTN Extension courses will be available through low bandwidth on-line or blended delivery enabling students who do not live near the ANU Acton campus to undertake the program. A virtual hall of residence supports student transition to tertiary study with tutor study support provided by undergraduate students.

Career Options

Graduates from ANU have been rated as Australia's most employable graduates and among the most sought after by employers worldwide.

The latest Global Employability University Ranking, published by the Times Higher Education, rated ANU as Australia's top university for getting a job for the fourth year in a row.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the skills and knowledge to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the theories and factual content of their major and other related fields of study;
  2. Analyse and critically evaluate ideas and solve problems;
  3. Identify and interpret relevant data and ideas and make informed judgements about these; and
  4. Communicate ideas, problems and solutions clearly, precisely and succinctly.

Important things to keep in mind when choosing your 1000-level courses

Many EXTN courses require students to enrol in both part 'A' and 'B'.  If you choose a part 'B' course to meet your 6-unit EXTN requirement, e.g. EXTN1005 Discovering Engineering B, make sure you've completed the corresponding part 'A' course.

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