• Length 5 years full-time
  • Minimum 240 Units
Admission requirements
  • Academic plan AENGI / BSC
  • CRICOS code 079094C
  • UAC code 125010

Do you want to make solar energy more efficient and live in a sustainable city, create new technologies in robotics and wireless internet of things, or even develop materials to support the growth of human cells? This is the degree for you!


The ANU Bachelor of Engineering boasts many unique characteristics, but best of all, it is built on a 'multidisciplinary systems' approach. What does that mean? Successful engineers need to understand how disciplines work together. Our state-of-the-art education experience ensures that you will be able to design, analyse and manage the complex systems of the future.


This exceptional degree will not only allow you to excel in your career, but to also make a real difference and help to solve some of the world's largest problems.

With a myriad of majors and minors, craft a science degree that is uniquely yours with the ANU Bachelor of Science.

 

You’ll have the opportunity to experiment in our state-of-the-art laboratories while being mentored by leading scientists. You’ll have the flexibility to go on fieldtrips, take your studies overseas, or try an internship.

 

Whether your passion lies in marine science or mathematics, physics or psychology, you’ll be able to explore your interests and follow your passions with our most flexible science degree.

 

Find out more about our science study areas, degree structure, the university experience, career opportunities and student stories on our website.

 

Get the inside story on what it’s like to be an ANU student by visiting our student blog.

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

Work experience

As a part of your degree you will take part in 60 days of work experience to meet accreditation requirements with Engineers Australia. This provides you with the opportunity to integrate academic theory and real world practice, enhance technical and leadership skills, experience a professional setting, whilst also making valuable connections with industry.


Projects

In addition to compulsory work experience you will also undertake a systems engineering industry project. In these projects you will work in teams on a given problem statement and develop the requirements and key performance indicators to guide you through the design. Your team will then proceed through a systems design process including conceptual design, sub-system requirements, and quantitative trade-off analyses, using the full range of engineering science and professional skills developed during your program.


Projects emphasise teamwork, communication skills, team and personal management and a professional approach to engineering design, all of which are highly valuable traits for an engineer.


Internships

Our industry links enable opportunities to undertake internships which allow you to gain hands-on experience in a workplace environment relevant to your area of future career interests and current academic studies.


You can also receive credit towards your program based on learning outcomes during your placement.


Other practical experience

Use your knowledge to create a positive impact on society through our Engineers Without Borders placements, participate in Humanitarian Design Summits or go on exchange to complement your students and broaden your networks at one of our partner universities around the world.


Employment opportunities

As an accredited engineer with a systems engineering background, you will bring extra value to future employers in a diverse range of professions and organisations. The skills and abilities you gain while studying at ANU are highly sought after by employers both, in Australia and overseas.


Our approach provides our graduates pathways to progress into senior management roles due to their understanding of more than one engineering discipline.


Due to this engineering and ANU is often considered as a springboard into the wider corporate world and our graduates find work in many leading organisations such as ABB, Accenture, Department of Defence, CEA Technologies, Cochlear Limited, Energy Australia, Ford, GHD, IBM, Northrop Consulting Engineers, Qantas, Telstra, Thales and Toyota.

Work experience

As a part of your degree you will take part in 60 days of work experience to meet accreditation requirements with Engineers Australia. This provides you with the opportunity to integrate academic theory and real world practice, enhance technical and leadership skills, experience a professional setting, whilst also making valuable connections with industry.


Projects

In addition to compulsory work experience you will also undertake a systems engineering industry project. In these projects you will work in teams on a given problem statement and develop the requirements and key performance indicators to guide you through the design. Your team will then proceed through a systems design process including conceptual design, sub-system requirements, and quantitative trade-off analyses, using the full range of engineering science and professional skills developed during your program.


Projects emphasise teamwork, communication skills, team and personal management and a professional approach to engineering design, all of which are highly valuable traits for an engineer.


Internships

Our industry links enable opportunities to undertake internships which allow you to gain hands-on experience in a workplace environment relevant to your area of future career interests and current academic studies.


You can also receive credit towards your program based on learning outcomes during your placement.


Other practical experience

Use your knowledge to create a positive impact on society through our Engineers Without Borders placements, participate in Humanitarian Design Summits or go on exchange to complement your students and broaden your networks at one of our partner universities around the world.


Employment opportunities

As an accredited engineer with a systems engineering background, you will bring extra value to future employers in a diverse range of professions and organisations. The skills and abilities you gain while studying at ANU are highly sought after by employers both, in Australia and overseas.


Our approach provides our graduates pathways to progress into senior management roles due to their understanding of more than one engineering discipline.


Due to this engineering and ANU is often considered as a springboard into the wider corporate world and our graduates find work in many leading organisations such as ABB, Accenture, Department of Defence, CEA Technologies, Cochlear Limited, Energy Australia, Ford, GHD, IBM, Northrop Consulting Engineers, Qantas, Telstra, Thales and Toyota.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Professionally apply systematic engineering methods to design optimised and sustainable solutions to complex, multi-disciplinary real-world engineering problems.

  2. Formulate and evaluate solutions to engineering problems by selecting and applying theoretical principles and methods from the underpinning physical, mathematical and information sciences.

  3. Proficiently apply advanced technical knowledge and appropriate tools in at least one field of engineering specialisation.

  4. Identify and critically evaluate current developments and emerging trends within at least one field of engineering specialisation.

  5. Understand the contextual factors that influence professional engineering practice, and identify the potential societal, ethical, and environmental impact of engineering activities.

  6. Communicate effectively with colleagues, other engineering professionals and the broader community employing a range of communication media and tools.

  7. Engage in independent research and investigation through the application of research-based knowledge and research methods, including searching, analysing and evaluating information sources within and beyond their engineering discipline.

  8. Engage effectively in critical reflection and independent learning to continue practicing at the forefront of the discipline.

  9. Work effectively and proactively within cross-cultural, multi-disciplinary teams, demonstrating autonomy, ethical conduct, well-developed judgement, adaptability and responsibility to achieve engineering outcomes at a high standard.

  1. develop, apply, integrate and generate scientific knowledge in educational and professional contexts;
  2. use a range of skills and methods to identify, analyse and respond to problems and issues;
  3. convey and relate professional and disciplinary information and ideas to diverse audiences in effective and appropriate ways;
  4. work and learn in both independent and collaborative ways with others to encompass diverse abilities and perspectives;
  5. exercise personal, professional and social responsibility as a global citizen.

Further Information

Learn more about the degrees offered at the ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science, read current student profiles to see what campus life is really like, and discover what our graduates have achieved since leaving the College - Visit the College of Engineering and Computer Science website.

Learn more about the degrees offered at the ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science, read current student profiles to see what campus life is really like, and discover what our graduates have achieved since leaving the College - Visit the College of Engineering and Computer Science website.

Admission Requirements

ATAR:
85
International Baccalaureate:
31

Pathways

There are a range of pathways available to students for entry into Bachelor of Engineering (Honours):

Prerequisites

ACT: Mathematical Methods (Major)/Further Mathematics (Major)/Specialist Mathematics/Specialist Methods (Major),

NSW: Mathematics or equivalent. More information about interstate subject equivalencies can be found here.

There are no formal program prerequisites and many first-year science courses assume little specific knowledge. The exceptions are: 

  • For many of the biology majors, chemistry is a requirement, therefore it is recommended that students have at least an ACT minor (but preferably a major) in chemistry, or successful completion of a bridging course in chemistry, or multistrand science in NSW, or equivalent. Chemistry is essential for all later-year courses in the biological streams of biochemistry and cell biology, microbiology and immunology, molecular genetics, animal and human physiology, and some parts of botany and neuroscience. A bridging course is available in February details can be obtained through science.enquiries@anu.edu.au
  • CHEM1101: ACT major in Chemistry, or successful completion of a bridging course in chemistry, or multistrand science in NSW, or equivalent, is required. Chemistry is essential for all later-year courses in chemistry. A bridging course is available in February details can be obtained through science.enquiries@anu.edu.au
  • MATH1003: Assumed knowledge: ACT Mathematical Methods (major)/Further Mathematics/Specialist Mathematics (major)/ Specialist Methods or NSW HSC Mathematics or equivalent 
  • MATH1005: ACT Mathematical Methods (major)/Further Mathematics/Specialist Mathematics (major)/ Specialist Methods or NSW HSC Mathematics or equivalent 
  • MATH1013: A satisfactory pass in ACT Specialist Mathematics Major - Minor or NSW HSC Mathematics Extension 1 or equivalent. Students with a good pass in ACT Mathematical Methods or NSW HSC Mathematics or equivalent will be considered 
  • MATH1115: A satisfactory pass in ACT Specialist Mathematics double major or NSW HSC Mathematics Extension 2 or equivalent. Students with excellent marks in either ACT Specialist Mathematics major-minor or NSW HSC Mathematics Extension 1 or equivalent may be permitted to enrol 
  • PHYS1101: There is a corequisite of MATH1013/1115. See the entries above. There is no formal physics prerequisite but preparation is assumed and recommended. Recommended preparation is - NSW: a high standard in 2 unit physics or a multistrand science; ACT: a high standard in physics (major). 

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.

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) - Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP)

Bachelor of Science - Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP)

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

Annual indicative fee for international students
$48,384.00

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.

Program Requirements

This double degree requires the completion of 240 units.

The Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) flexible double degree component requires completion of 144 units, of which:

A maximum of 48 units may come from completion of 1000-level courses

 

The 144 units must include:

78 units from completion of the following compulsory courses:

PHYS1013 Materials Science

ENGN1211 Discovering Engineering

ENGN1217 Introduction to Mechanics

ENGN1218 Introduction to Electronics

ENGN2217 Mechanical Systems and Design

ENGN2218 Electronic Systems and Design

ENGN2219 Computer Architecture and Simulation

ENGN2222 Engineering Thermodynamics

ENGN2228 Signals and Systems

ENGN2300 Engineering Design 2

ENGN2301 Engineering Design 3

ENGN3100 Practical Experience (0 units)

ENGN3300 Engineering Design 4A

ENGN3301 Engineering Design 4B


 12 units from completion of a course from the following list:

ENGN4300 Capstone Project

ENGN4350 Individual Project


6 units from completion of a course from the following list:

COMP1100 Programming as Problem Solving

COMP1730 Programming for Scientists


6 units from completion of a course from the following list:

MATH1013 Mathematics & Applications 1

MATH1115 Advanced Mathematics & Applications 1


6 units from completion of a course from the following list:

MATH1014 Mathematics & Applications 2

MATH1116 Advanced Mathematics & Applications 2

 

48 units from completion of one of the following Engineering majors, of which 12 units contribute towards meeting the compulsory course requirements above:

Biomedical Systems

Electronic and Communication Systems

Mechanical and Material Systems

Mechatronic Systems

Renewable Energy Systems

Environmental Systems

Honours

Students must formally enrol in ENGN4100 Engineering Honours at the commencement of their intended final semester.


Honours Grade Calculation

ENGN4100 Engineering Honours Grade will be used to calculate the Class of Honours and the mark. It will be calculated as the weighted average mark (WAM) of the courses listed below. The mark for each course is weighted by the units of credit (UoC) of the course, as well as a course weighting as indicated below. WAM is calculated as follows:


WAM = ( S Mark*UoC*Weighting) / (S UoC*Weighting)


The Bachelor of Science flexible double degree component requires completion of 96 units, of which:

A maximum of 36 units may come from completion of 1000-level courses

A minimum of 30 units must come from completion of 3000-level courses from the Science course list

The 96 units must include:

48 units from completion of one of the following Science majors:

Agricultural Innovation

Astronomy and Astrophysics

Biochemistry

Biodiversity Conservation and Management

Biological Anthropology

Cell & Molecular Biology

Chemistry

Climate Science

Computer Science

Earth Science

Environmental Science

Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology

Geography

Human Biology

Human Evolutionary Biology

Marine Science

Mathematical Economics

Mathematical Finance

Mathematical Modelling

Mathematics

Resource and Environmental Management

Physics

Psychology

Quantitative Biology

Quantitative Environmental Modelling

Science Communication

Statistics

Sustainability Studies

Water Science

 

Either:

24 units from the completion of one of the following Science minors / specialisations:

Abnormal Psychology Minor

Advanced Chemistry Specialisation

Advanced Mathematics Specialisation

Advanced Physics Specialisation

Advanced Quantitative Biology and Bioinformatics Specialisation

Applied Statistics Minor

Astronomy and Astrophysics Specialisation

Biology Minor

Biochemistry Specialisation

Biodiversity Conservation and Management

Biological Anthropology Minor

Biological Neuropsychology Minor

Biomedical Science Specialisation

Chemistry Minor

Climate Science and Policy Minor

Cognitive Psychology Minor

Computer Science Minor

Developmental Psychology Minor

Earth and Marine Science Minor

Earth Physics Specialisation Minor

Environmental Geology Specialisation

Environmental Policy Minor

Evolution and Ecology Specialisation

Forest Science and Policy Minor

Genetics Specialisation

Geochemistry and Petrology Specialisation

Geography Minor

Geophysics and Geology Specialisation

Human Ecology Minor

Mathematical Physics Specialisation

Mathematics Minor

Microbiology and Immunology Specialisation

Neuroscience and Physiology Specialisation

Optics Specialisation

Philosophy and Science Minor

Physics Minor

Plant Science Specialisation

Professional Science Engagement Specialisation

Psychology Specialisation

Science Communication Minor

Social Psychology Minor

Soil and Land Management Minor

Sustainable Development Minor

Water Science and Policy Minor

24 units from completion of courses from the Science course list

Or:

48 units from completion of a second Science majors, listed above

A maximum of 12 units from completion of 1000-level courses may contribute towards meeting the requirements of two Science majors with common 1000-level course requirements.

In such cases, an equal number of units must come from the completion of additional courses from the Science course list.

Majors

Bachelor of Science Majors

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Majors

Minors

Bachelor of Science Minors

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Minors

Specialisations

Bachelor of Science Specialisations

Study Options

Year 1 48 units ENGN1211 Discovering Engineering 6 units PHYS1013 Physics of Materials 6 units MATH1013 Mathematics and Applications 1 6 units Other Degree Course 6 units
ENGN1217 Introduction to Mechanics 6 units ENGN1218 Introduction to Electronics 6 units MATH1014 Mathematics and Applications 2 6 units Other Degree Course 6 units
Year 2 48 units ENGN2217 Mechanical Systems and Design 6 units ENGN2218 Electronic Systems and Design 6 units COMP1730 Programming for Scientists 6 units Other Degree Course 6 units
ENGN2222 Engineering Thermodynamics 6 units ENGN2228 Signals and Systems 6 units Other Degree Course 6 units Other Degree Course 6 units
Year 3 48 units ENGN2300 Engineering Design 2: Systems Approaches for Design 6 units ENGN2219 Computer Architecture and Simulation 6 units Other Degree Course 6 units Other Degree Course 6 units
ENGN2301 Engineering Design 3: Systems Approaches for Analysis 6 units ENGN Major Course 6 units Other Degree Course 6 units Other Degree Course 6 units
Year 4 48 units ENGN3300 Engineering Design 4A: Systems Approaches for Management 6 units ENGN Major Course 6 units ENGN Major Course 6 units Other Degree Course 6 units
ENGN3301 Engineering Design 4B: Systems Approaches for Operations 6 units ENGN Major Course 6 units Other Degree Course 6 units Other Degree Course 6 units
Year 5 48 units ENGN4300 Capstone Design Project 6 to 12 units OR ENGN4350; ENGN Major Course 6 units Other Degree Course 6 units Other Degree Course 6 units
ENGN4300 Capstone Design Project 6 to 12 units OR ENGN4350; ENGN Major Course 6 units Other Degree Course 6 units Other Degree Course 6 units

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The Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (BE) is a unique and exciting degree that is professionally accredited by Engineers Australia. The degree encompasses a technical major along with an interdisciplinary systems engineering approach. The degree can be taken as a four year single degree or as a five year double degree. 

No choice of major is required until third year with all students undertaking the same courses in their first two years.

Single degree

  • This degree requires a total of 192 units.
  • You will complete one Engineering major of 48 units.
  • 48 units of university electives. These can be additional Engineering courses (including the option of a minor or another major) or courses from another ANU College.

Double degree

  • The Engineering component of the Flexible Double Degree requires a total of 144 units.
  • You will complete one Engineering major of 48 units.
  • There are no university electives available in a double degree.

About this degree

  • Typically students will enrol in 24 units per semester. This is four, six unit courses per semester. There are some variations in your later years with double weighted (12 unit) courses.
  • A major is typically 48 units of courses and a minor is 24 units. You will need to complete at least one Engineering major in your degree.
  • In the single degree you will have 48 units (eight courses) of university electives. You may use these to do additional engineering courses including an engineering minor or even another engineering major, or you may choose to take other courses of general interest including majors/minors from outside of Engineering. You should note that you can only do a maximum of 60 units of 1000-level courses.
  • In the double degree, you have no electives - your other degree requirements use up all of these.

Enrolment Status

While it's possible to enrol in fewer courses per semester, it will take you longer to finish your program and get your degree. If you are an international student you must always be full-time. If you study fewer than 18 units per semester you will be considered as part-time.

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

  • Note that if you are commencing in July you should send an email to <studentadmin.cecs[at]anu.edu.au> for advice about your enrolment or attend an enrolment advice session at the university in the week before semester commences.
MATHS
  • Students who excel in maths and have done the highest level of maths available to them at school should read the following: You may choose to enrol in MATH1115 and MATH1116 (honours maths) in place of MATH1013 and MATH1014. These courses are significantly more difficult and will likely mean a higher workload, but they will give you a much deeper understanding of underlying mathematical concepts, which may be beneficial for your future studies. You are encouraged to seriously consider this option. 
PHYSICS
  • Students who have not taken Physics in Year 11 and 12 should read the following: If you have ­not undertaken Physics in Year 11 and 12, you should consider enrolling in in PHYS1001 Foundations in Physics (if you have a free university elective available) prior to enrolling in PHYS1013 Physics of Materials, or taking an intensive online course prior to commencement of your university studies.

COMPUTING
  • For your computing courses, you can complete either COMP1100 or COMP1730 and these are available in both Semester 1 and Semester 2.

Majors and Minors

See available majors and minors for this program

There are a number of Engineering majors and minors for you to choose from. The good news is that you do not need to make any decisions about these until after first year. Just follow the first year enrolment pattern for single and double degrees. If you want more information about majors and minors you can have a look at the Bachelor of Engineering Degree Requirements in the 'Programs and Courses' website

Electives

There is one university elective in your first year of study. If you are in a flexible double degree and need to take more than one course from your other degree during first year, you should consider doing COMP1730 in your 2nd year thus freeing up an elective in second semester of first year.

Study Options

Bachelor of Engineering single degree

Study Options

Year 1 48 units ENGN1211 Discovering Engineering 6 units PHYS1013 Physics of Materials 6 units MATH1013 Mathematics and Applications 1 6 units Elective Course 6 units
ENGN1217 Introduction to Mechanics 6 units ENGN1218 Introduction to Electronics 6 units MATH1014 Mathematics and Applications 2 6 units COMP1730 Programming for Scientists 6 units

Bachelor of Engineering double degree

Study Options

Year 1 48 units ENGN1211 Discovering Engineering 6 units PHYS1013 Physics of Materials 6 units MATH1013 Mathematics and Applications 1 6 units Other Degree Course
ENGN1217 Introduction to Mechanics 6 units ENGN1218 Introduction to Electronics 6 units MATH1014 Mathematics and Applications 2 6 units Double Degree Course

Academic Advice

  • You need to enrol in courses for both First Semester and Second Semester.
  • You can’t study more than four courses (24 units) per semester, eight for the year.
  • Remember you can’t count more than ten 1000-level courses (60 units) towards your single degree or six 1000-level courses (36 units) towards the Engineering half of the double degree.

Do you want to talk to someone before enrolling?

Contact Student Enquiries at studentadmin.cecs@anu.edu.au

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Do you have boundless interests you can't pin down? Are you curious about parasites and planets and everything in between?

Explore the endless possibilities of astronomy and astrophysics, biological anthropology, biology, chemistry, climate science, computer science, earth science, environmental policy, evolution and ecology, genetics, geography, immunology, marine science, mathematics and statistics, natural resource management and sustainability, physics, plant science, psychology and neuroscience, and science communication (just to name a few).

Whatever you choose to study, you will gain transferrable skills in critical thinking, analysis, investigation and evidenced-based decision making.

With the ANU Bachelor of Science you have the flexibility to explore all your interests, tailoring a program for the direction you choose to take science.

Single degree

  • This degree requires 144 units
  • A maximum of 60 units of 1000 level courses
  • A minimum of 30 units 3000 level Science courses
  • One Science major (48 units)
  • One Science minor, specialisation or a second Science major ( /48 units)
  • Other courses from Science course list or another ANU College (maximum non-science allowed 48 units)

Double degree

  • The Bachelor of Science in a double degree requires 96 units Science courses
  • A maximum of 36 units of 1000 level courses
  • A minimum of 30 units 3000 level Science courses
  • One Science major (48 units)
  • One Science minor, specialisation or a second Science major (24units/48 units)
  • Other courses from the Science course list

About this degree

Single degree

In a Bachelor of Science single degree program you will study a total of 144 units.  Typically you will take 4 courses per semester (total of 24 units) as a full time student giving you a total of 24 courses across your whole degree.

You'll need to take one Science major (8 courses) and one Science minor (or specialisation) (4 courses), and four Science electives (4 courses).  If you'd like to, you can use your Science electives to extend your Science minor into a second Science major.  You'll also get to choose eight electives from courses right across ANU (science or non-science courses).  You can use these electives to try a range of courses or to take a major or minor in a non-Science subject, such as history or marketing.

Double degree

In a Bachelor of Science double degree program you will study a total of 96 units of Science course.  Typically you will take 4 courses per semester (total of 24 units) as a full time student giving you a total of 16 courses across your whole degree.  However, for each semester you are likely to take 2 courses from your Science degree and then 2 courses from the other half of your double degree – still a total of 4 courses a semester.

You'll need to take one Science major (8 courses) and one Science minor (or specialisation) (4 courses), and four Science electives (4 courses).  If you'd like to, you can use your Science electives to extend your Science minor into a second Science major.

Study Options
The maximum period for completion of the degree program is 10 years from the date of first enrolment in the program. The 10 years includes periods of leave.

Where there is mention of Science courses, majors, minors and specialisations this refers to courses, majors, minors and specialisations that are offered by the College of Health and Medicine and College of Science as well as some that are offered by the College of Engineering and Computer Science, College of Business and Economics and College of Arts and Social Sciences as listed below.

Courses offered by College of Health and Medicine and College of Science include any courses commencing with the following codes:

ASTR BIOL CHEM EMSC ENVS MATH NEUR PHYS PSYC SCNC SCOM VCUG

Courses offered by other ANU Colleges can be found on the Science Course List


Enrolment Status

While it's possible to enrol in fewer courses per semester, which is called studying part-time, it will take you longer to finish your program and get your degree. If you are an international student you must always be full-time.

When you enrol for the first time you will study ‘1000-level’ courses.  These courses have ‘1’ as the first number in their course code, such as SCNC1234.

  • A course (usually 6 units) can only be counted towards one major or minor.
  • You need to enrol in courses for both First Semester and Second Semester.
  • You can’t study more than four courses (24 units) per semester, eight for the year.
  • You need to enrol in courses for at least one potential Science major
  • You need to enrol in courses for at least one potential Science minor or a second potential Science major
  • You may take 1000-level courses later in your program.  But remember you can’t count more than ten 1000-level courses (60 units) towards your single degree or six 1000-level courses (36 units) towards your Science half of the double degree.




Majors and Minors

See available majors and minors for this program

A course can only ever be counted toward one major or minor.

Exception: A maximum of 12 units of 1000 level courses can count toward two majors that share common first year requirements.


There are over sixty Science majors, minors and specialisations available for you to study, from Astronomy and Astrophysics to Water Science.  You can find all the possibilities on our Program and Courses website.

If you aren’t sure what you want to study for your whole degree, that’s fine. You don’t need to commit to majors or minors until after your first year.  Using electives can help to keep your options open.

There are two main ways to choose courses for majors and minors:

  • Choose from the list of Science majors and minors and see what first year courses you need to enrol in.
  • Choose from the list of first-year Science courses and see what majors and minors they count towards.

Electives

While you only need to enrol in courses for one Science major and one Science minor, you can use your electives to enrol in 1000-level courses for other Science majors or minors. That way you keep your options open.   Once you've selected courses for a Science major, and a Science minor or second Science major, you should choose electives to make up the balance of your courses. 

Remember you can choose up to 8 courses from another ANU College at the University if you are undertaking the single Bachelor of Science program.

Study Options

Bachelor of Science - single degree

This is a typical study pattern for the first year of a student undertaking a Bachelor of Science with one Science Major and one Science minor.

Study Options

Year 1 48 units 1000 level course Science Major 6 units 1000 level Science elective or minor course 6 units Science or non-science elective 6 units Science or non-science elective 6 units
1000 level course Science Major 6 units 1000 level Science elective or minor course 6 units Science or non-science elective 6 units Science or non-science elective 6 units

Bachelor of Science - double degree

This is a typical study pattern for the first year of a student undertaking a Bachelor of Science (degree A) with another three year degree, such as the Bachelor of Science (degree B).

Study Options

Year 1 48 units 1000 level course Science Major 6 units 1000 level Science elective or minor course 6 units Degree B 6 units Degree B 6 units
1000 level course Science Major 6 units 1000 level Science elective or minor course 6 units Degree B 6 units Degree B 6 units

Academic Advice

For further information on prerequisites and Science disciplines you can:

Do you want to talk to someone before enrolling?

Contact phb.science.enquiries@anu.edu.au

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