School of Applied Sciences

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School of Applied Sciences
Designing the Future
Molecules  Materials  Function
Applied Science Programs - Breadth Versus Depth
Single bachelor degrees (3 years)
- Applied Science multimajor (BP229) or a flagship program
Double bachelor degrees
Integrated Honours degrees (4 years)
Masters by coursework, graduate diploma and graduate
certificate
Master by research, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Science Programs – An Overview
3 – Year programs with an ATAR of 65+
Applied Sciences
Biotechnology & Biology /Bioscience
Food Science & Technology
Environmental Science
Chemistry
Physics
4 - Year programs with an ATAR of 80+
Nanotechnology
Double Degrees with Engineering
Double Degree with Business
Double Degree Biotechnology/ Biomed
Deans Scholars Program
Bachelors of Science Applied Science BP229
• In addition to Applied Chemistry, Biological Sciences
and Physics which have named degree plan, you
can major in Biotechnology, Environmental Sciences
and Food Science.
• All seven major disciplines in this program follow this
common plan:
• 7 core courses
• 11 specialised courses to define a major
• 4 science electives
• 2 student electives
BH101 Deans Science Scholars program
Deans Scholars – 4 years integrated Hons with a much stronger emphasis on independent
research skills from the onset.
Biotechnology and Biosciences - Degrees
Biological Sciences BP229, 3 Years (within the Applied Science Program)
Biotechnology BP226, 3 Years
Deans Scholars program BH101, 4 year integrated Hons
Biotechnology/Biomedical Science double degree BP293, 4 years
Chemical Engineering/Biotechnology BP159, 5 Years
Biotechnology & Biosciences – Plant & Animal
Biology
Structure & Function
Plant and Animal Diversity
Cell & Tissue Culture
Marine Biology
Biotechnology and Biosciences
Genetics
Immunology
Cell & Tissue Culture
Clinical Microbiology
Biotechnology and Biosciences – Cell &
Microbiology
Cell Structure & Function
Microbiology
Food Microbiology
Industrial Microbiology
Biotechnology and Biosciences
Molecular Biology
Bioinformatics
Gene Technologies
Molecular Agriculture
Functional Genomics & Proteomics
Food Technology & Nutrition - Degrees
Food Technology & Nutrition BP199, 3 Years
Food Technology & Nutrition / Chemical Engineering BP236, 5 Years
Food Technology / Business double degree BP289, 4 years
Deans Scholars BHP101, 4 years integrated Hons
Food Technology & Nutrition - Courses
Food Chemistry
Food Manufacture
Product Development
Quality Assurance
Sensory Evaluation of Food
Food Preservation
Nutrition Principles
Carbohydrates/ Lipids / Proteins in Food Science
Microbiology
Food Microbiology
Environmental Science Degrees
B. Environmental Science BP 192, 3 years
B. Environmental Science/B. Business (Management) BP161, 4 Years
B. Environmental Science/ B. Social Science (Environment) BP193, 4 years
B. Environmental Science/Bachelor of Engineering (Environmental Engineering) BP235, 5 Years
Macro invertebrates tell us how healthy the water is.
Students learn to ….
Saline soils are very poor for agriculture and easily wash away.
Learning to identify marine creatures ….
In rock pools in the Marine Biology
course
Or underwater on coral reefs off
Lizard Is. in a fieldwork elective.
Applied Chemistry
B. Sciences BP229 (Applied Chemistry) 3 years
Deans Scholars program BH101, 4 year integrated Hons
B. Science (Applied Chemistry)/B. of Business (Management) BP160 4
years
B. Science (Applied Chemistry)/B Engineering (Chemical Engineering)
(Hons) BH098, 5 years
B. Science (Applied Chemistry)/ B. Engineering (Chemical
Engineering), 5 years
Applied Chemistry
Fundamental Chemistry
– Analytical chemistry
– Inorganic and organometallic chemistry
– Organic chemistry
– Physical chemistry
Applied Chemistry
– Catalysis
– Food Chemistry
– Industrial Chemistry
– Medicinal Chemistry
– Radiochemistry
– Theoretical chemistry and molecular modelling
Physics
BP229, 3 years
Deans Scholars program BH101, 4 year
integrated Hons
B. Science (Physics/ B. Engineering
(Electronic and Communication
Engineering), BH097 5 years
Physics
Fundamental Physics
• Mechanics, thermodynamics,
electricity and magnetism
Nuclear Physics
• Radiation, fusion & fission, medical physics
Solid State Physics
• Semiconductors and advanced materials
Optics and Waves
• Photonics, lasers and holography
Quantum Mechanics
• First principles modeling of matter, sub atomic particles,
quantum computing
Applied Physics
• Instrumentation
• Energy & the Earth’s Environment
• Astrophysics
Nanotechnology
Nanotechnology/Applied Sciences Double Degree BP247
4 Years (Physics stream or Chemistry stream)
What makes RMIT science programs special
• Entry pathways from Diploma and Associate degree run in VET
• Choice with specialization – a major / minor combination, double
degree or integrated Hons
• Strong hands on component – plenty of practical experience, labs, pilot
plant, and field trips
• All students do an independent project in their final year
• All student will complete either a work placement or a project based
team working component
• Science / University elective components
• International OS experience, semester exchange, OS work experience,
International Student volunteers (ISV)
All students do a science research project in
their final year…
Working in teams on real projects
These activities rehearse skills
needed in industry

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