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

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

PHBBSC
  • Length 4 year full-time
  • Minimum 192 Units
Admission requirements
  • Academic plan APNSN
  • Post Nominal
  • CRICOS code 054595K
  • Mode of delivery
    • In Person
  • Field of Education
    • Natural and Physical Scis NEC
  • Academic contact
  • Length 4 year full-time
  • Minimum 192 Units
Admission requirements
  • Academic plan APNSN
  • Post Nominal
  • CRICOS code 054595K
  • Mode of delivery
    • In Person
  • Field of Education
    • Natural and Physical Scis NEC
  • Academic contact

Program Requirements

The Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)/Bachelor of Science (Honours) - NUS as home institution requires the completion of the equivalent of 192 units, which must consist of:


Either:

Chemistry

64 modular credits (equivalent to 72 units) from completion of the following:

7 modules in Chemistry including:

MA1421 Basic Applied Mathematics for Sciences or any non-bridging MA module

2 modules in the Special Program in Science

6 modules in the University Scholars Programme, which must include:

3 Compulsory Foundation Modules plus 3 Inquiry Modules, which must include:

A minimum of 2 modules from the domain: Humanities and Social Sciences

Either 1 further module in Chemistry or 1 further module in the Special Program in Science


40 modular credits (equivalent to 48 units) from completion of Honours in Chemistry, which must include:

9 modules in Chemistry, which must include:

6 project-based modules


18 units from completion of the following compulsory courses:

SCNC2101 Advanced Studies Course

SCNC3101 Advanced Studies Course


36 units from completion of courses in the subject area CHEM Chemistry


18 units from completion of elective courses offered by ANU


Or:

Mathematics

60 modular credits (equivalent to 72 units) from completion of the following:

6 modules in Mathematics

2 modules in the Special Program in Science

6 modules in the University Scholars Programme, which must include:

3 Compulsory Foundation Modules plus 3 Inquiry Modules, which must include:

A minimum of 2 modules from the domain: Humanities and Social Sciences

Either 1 further module in Mathematics or 1 further module in the Special Program in Science


40 modular credits (equivalent to 48 units) from completion of Honours in Mathematics, which must include:

A minimum of 9 modules in Mathematics


18 units from completion of the following compulsory courses:

SCNC2101 Advanced Studies Course

SCNC3101 Advanced Studies Course


36 units from completion of courses in the subject area MATH Mathematics


18 units from completion of elective courses offered by ANU

Or:

Physics

60 modular credits (equivalent to 72 units) from completion of the following:

PC1431 Physics 1E

PC1432 Physics 2E

PC2130 Quantum Mechanics 1

PC2131 Electricity and Magnetism 1

PC 2193 Experimental Physics 1

MA1101R Linear Algebra

MA1505 Mathematics 1

2 modules in the Special Program in Science

6 modules in the University Scholars Programme, which must include:

3 Compulsory Foundation Modules plus 3 Inquiry Modules, which must include:

A minimum of 2 modules from the domain: Humanities and Social Sciences


40 modular credits (equivalent to 48 units) from completion of Honours in Physics, which must include:

A minimum of 9 modules in Physics


18 units from completion of the following compulsory courses:

SCNC2101 Advanced Studies Course

SCNC3101 Advanced Studies Course


42 units from completion of courses in the subject area PHYS Physics


12 units from completion of elective courses offered by ANU


Students must achieve a minimum 80% weighted average mark in Science courses in each period (Summer/First Semester/Autumn and Winter/Second Semester/Spring) in order to continue in the Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)/Bachelor of Science (Honours) - NUS as home institution.

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

At a minimum, all applicants must meet program-specific academic/non-academic requirements, and English language requirements. Admission to most ANU programs is on a competitive basis. Therefore, meeting all admission requirements does not guarantee entry into the program.


In line with the university's admissions policy and strategic plan, an assessment for admission may include competitively ranking applicants on the basis of specific academic achievement, English language proficiency and diversity factors.


The University reserves the right to alter or discontinue its programs and change admission requirements as needed.

Domestic applicants

Before applying for a program, you should review the general information about domestic undergraduate admission to ANU programs and how to apply, and the program-specific information below.

  • Applicants with recent secondary education are assessed on:
    • completion of Australian Year 12 or equivalent, and the minimum Selection Rank (from their academic qualifications, plus any adjustment factors) requirement for this program; and
    • co-curricular or service requirement (applies to applicants who complete secondary education in the year prior to commencing at ANU); and
    • English language proficiency; and
    • any program-specific requirements listed below.
  • Applicants with higher education study are assessed on:
    • previous higher education studies; or secondary education results if completed less than one full-time equivalent year (1.0 FTE) of a degree; or the result from a bridging or preparatory course; and
    • English language proficiency; and
    • any program-specific requirements listed below.
  • Applicants with vocational education and training (VET) study are assessed on:
    • previously completed VET qualifications at AQF level 5 or higher (i.e. a Diploma or above); or secondary education results if the VET qualification is not completed; and
    • English language proficiency; and
    • any program-specific requirements listed below.
  • Applicants with work and life experience are assessed on:

International applicants

Applicants who complete a recognised secondary/senior secondary/post-secondary/tertiary sequence of study will be assessed on the basis of an equivalent selection rank that is calculated upon application. A list of commonly observed international qualifications and corresponding admission requirements can be found here. Applicants must also meet any program specific requirements that are listed below.

Diversity factors & English language proficiency  
As Australia's national university, ANU is global representative of Australian research and education. ANU endeavours to recruit and maintain a diverse and deliberate student cohort representative not only of Australia, but the world. In order to achieve these outcomes, competitive ranking of applicants may be adjusted to ensure access to ANU is a reality for brilliant students from countries across the globe. If required, competitive ranking may further be confirmed on the basis of demonstrating higher-level English language proficiency.

Further information is available for English Language Requirements for Admission

ATAR:
98
International Baccalaureate:
40

Prerequisites

This program is restricted to approximately six 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 Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) of 99 or at least four ‘A’ levels with A1 grades. Contact NUS for further details on admission and prerequisites.

Adjustment Factors

Adjustment factors are additional points added to an applicant's Selection Rank (for example an applicant's ATAR). ANU offers adjustment factors based on performance and equity principles, such as for high achievement in nationally strategic senior secondary subjects and for recognition of difficult circumstances that students face in their studies. 

Selection Rank adjustments are granted in accordance with the approved schedules, and no more than 15 (maximum 5 subject/performance-based adjustment factors and maximum 10 equity-based adjustment factors) can be awarded. 

You may be considered for adjustment factors if you have:

  • applied for an eligible ANU Bachelor degree program
  • undertaken Australian Year 12 or the International Baccalaureate
  • achieved an ATAR or equivalent at or above 70
  • not previously attempted tertiary study.

Please visit the ANU Adjustment Factors website for further information.

Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP)

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

Annual indicative fee for international students
$46,910.00

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

Fee Information

All students are required to pay the Services and amenities fee (SA Fee)

The annual indicative fee provides an estimate of the program tuition fees for international students and domestic students (where applicable). The annual indicative fee for a program is based on the standard full-time enrolment load of 48 units per year (unless the program duration is less than 48 units). Fees for courses vary by discipline meaning that the fees for a program can vary depending on the courses selected. Course fees are reviewed on an annual basis and typically will increase from year to year. The tuition fees payable are dependent on the year of commencement and the courses selected and are subject to increase during the period of study.

For further information on Fees and Payment please see: https://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/fees-payments

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 College of Science and College of Health and Medicine 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.

Students are admitted to this program through NUS. Places are offered to ANU students in NUS's 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, embedded Honours, research-based degree. You will spend three semesters in residence at ANU and will write your Honours thesis at NUS. Students in this degree will have their primary enrolment at NUS, spending their first three semesters there, the next three semesters at ANU and the final two semesters back at NUS.

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.

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.

Employment Opportunities

The PhB(Hons)/BSc(Hons) is an ideal path to take if you are already aiming for a career in research, but it is equally good if you decide to enter the workforce directly, as you will

not only have gained the academic and generic skills normally obtained within a science degree but will have gained highly marketable skills in independent research, oral and

written communication and teamwork.

Learning Outcomes

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

Inherent Requirements

Information on inherent requirement is currently not available for this program.

Further Information

Advanced Studies consist of individually tailored courses specifically designed to provide students with a strong base in research. Advanced Studies Courses that are inherently taught at a higher level and are entirely research focused (Advanced Studies Courses, ASC). Students must seek approval from the program and course conveners in order to enrol in Advanced Studies.

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