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Specialisations
The science
field is very large; it incorporates Physical, Biological and Chemical
Sciences. Examples of areas of specialisations include:

Astronomy;

Environmental
Science;

Astrophysics;

Food Science;

Biochemistry;

Forensic Science;

Bioinformatics;

Genetics;

Biomedical Science;

Geography;

Biotechnology;

Geology;

Botany;

Mathematical Science;

Chemistry;
Parasitological Science;

Earth Science;
Physics;

Ecology;
Toxicology;

Entomology;
Zoology.

Certificate
Diploma
Advanced
Diploma
Bachelor
Degree
Graduate
Certificate
Postgraduate
Diploma
Masters
by research/coursework
PhD

Qualifications
Science
programs are offered in the following qualification levels:

TAFE and
private colleges typically offer vocational science training through
Certificates, Diplomas and Advanced Diplomas. Universities offer more
specialized Bachelor Degrees, Graduate Certificates, Postgraduate Diplomas,
Masters, Professional Doctorates and PhDs.
However, there
are some exceptions. Select TAFEs and Colleges might offer Bachelor programs.
Universities may offer Diploma and Advanced Diploma programs. Pathways are
available for students wishing to link their programs and reduce the amount of
time of their total study.

University Programs

Students are
most likely to enrol in one of the following programs:

LEVEL
QUALIFICATION

Undergraduate
Bachelor
of Science (BSc); Bachelor of Applied Science (BAppSci); Bachelor of Biotechnology.

Postgraduate
Graduate
Certificates; Postgraduate Diplomas; Masters of Science (MSc); Masters of Applied Science; PhD.

Undergraduate
Typical entry
requirements:
Examples of typical entry
requirements are:

Bachelor of Science (Marine Biology) or Bachelor of Applied Science
(Astrophysics) – A Levels entry requirements range from 5 to 10 points.
Typically, students are required to have completed pre-requisite courses
of Mathematics and at least two Science subjects as part of their high
school certificate. Some universities do offer these courses as part of
the Science degree but they are studies without credit towards the degree.

All programs
involve laboratory experiments and some fieldwork.

Pathways

Pathways are available for students who wish to enter undergraduate science programs, such as foundation courses. However, few pathways are available for students wishing to transfer with credit from Vocational to Higher Education qualifications.

Professional Associations
Graduated
students may be eligible for membership in the following professional bodies:

Astronomy
International
Astronomical Union (IAU) Astronomical Society of Australia Inc. (ASA)

Biological
Science
Australian
Institute of Biology (AIB) International Union of Biological Sciences (IUBS)

Biotechnology

AusBiotech – Australians Biotechnology Organization

Chemical
Science
Royal
Australian Chemical Institute (RACI) International Union of Pure and Applied
Chemistry (IUPAC)

Earth
Sciences
The Geological
Society – UK Geological
Society of Australia (GSA) –
unavailable as at 2 March 2011 International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS)

Food
Science
Australian
Institute of Food Science and Technology (AIFST) International Union of Food Science and
Technology (IUFoST)

Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities

Geologist;

Chemist;

Geophysicist;

Ecologist;

Scientist;

Environmental Scientist;

Mathematician;

Wildlife Biologist;

Laboratory Assistant/Technician;

Biotechnician.

Biochemist;

The science of today is the technology of tomorrow.
” Science

– ​Edward Teller –