Science

Exchange Advice for Science Students

There are two parts of the process that the Science Student Centre will be involved with.

Stage 1: Faculty Endorsement / Pre-Approval

It is assumed at this stage that the science student has already completed the online Exchange Tutorial offered by the Global Education Office.   

  • Science Student Centre checks your program status

  • The Student works out a general plan or overview for exchange period, that enables you to complete your program without extending the duration

For example:

“For my majors, I need CHEM3021 and BIOC2011. I also have a free elective and a General Education course to complete”

“I’m in the BSc International.  I need MATH3020, a French course for my minor, and I’m going to do a Science elective and a Global Directed Elective”

“I’m in a dual program. I need two Stage 3 MECH courses, PSYC2011 and a science elective”

 

     
 TIP!   
     
   
 

You can request a progress check online to know what courses you have left to complete your degree.

 
   

 

Stage 2: Course Matches

This is the most challenging part… But persevere; it will all be worth it!  Review the sections below, before deciding on which course matches to apply for. 

This section provides information on:

 

Example Course Match Plans

     
 Example 1   
     
   
 

Student is allocated to University X, where a full load is 15 credits per semester

 

Host University Course(s)

UNSW Course / Credit

CHM304 (4 credit)

CHEM3021

BIO201 (2 credit) + BIO204 (2 credit lab)1

BABS2204

HIST101 Intro to History (3 credit)

GENZ2000 General Education (6 UoC)

PSY101 Psychology Fundamentals (4 credit)2

SCIF6106 Science Level 1 elective


1. this is a complex course match, where 2 courses on exchange equate to 1 here

2. you should never do courses on exchange that are similar to anything you’ve already done. Be aware that many programs have a maximum Level 1 courses permitted

 
   

 

 

     
 Example 2   
     
   
 

Student is allocated to University Y, where a full load is 30 ECTS

 

Host University Course(s)

UNSW Course / Credit

FREN220 French Intensive Language (15 ECTS)

GENZ2000 General Education (6 UoC) +

SCIF0106 Non Science Elective (6 UoC)

  

PHYS201 (5 ECTS) +

STAT244 (5 ECTS) +

MATH205 (5 ECTS)

 

SCIF6212 Science elective Level 2 (12 UoC)

 
   

 

 

Useful Course Codes for Science Exchange

     
 Science Electives   
     
   
 

Science 6 UoC Level 1

SCIF6106

Science 12 UoC Level 1

SCIF6112

Science 18 UoC Level 1

SCIF6118

Science 24 UoC Level 1

SCIF6124

Science 6 UoC Level 2

SCIF6206

Science 12 UoC Level 2

SCIF6212

Science 18 UoC Level 2

SCIF6218

Science 6 UoC Level 3

SCIF6306

Science 12 UoC Level 3

SCIF6312

 
 
   

 

     
 Science International Program Electives   
     
   
 

Global Directed Elective 6 UoC Level 1

SCIF6001

Global Directed Elective 12 UoC Level 1

SCIF6002

Global Directed Elective 6 UoC Level 2

SCIF6003

Global Directed Elective 12 UoC Level 2

SCIF6004

 
 
   

 

     
 Free Electives   
     
   
 

Non-Science 6 UoC Level 1

SCIF0106

Non-Science 12 UoC Level 1

SCIF0112

Non-Science 18 UoC Level 1

SCIF0118

Non-Science 24 UoC Level 1

SCIF0124

Non-Science 6 UoC Level 2

SCIF0206

Non-Science 12 UoC Level 2

SCIF0212

 
 
   

 

     
 General Education   
     
   
 

6 UoC General Education

GENZ2000

12 UoC General Education

GENZ3500

 
 
   

 

Historical Course Matches

This section lists exchange courses that have been approved for previous science exchange students. Course matches are listed according to Schools. Please be aware that course codes and titles from UNSW and exchnage universities can change from previous years. 

These lists are meant to be a guide; they should not be considered as a guarantee of approval or a comprehensive list of approvals available. Approvals are made on a case-by-case basis. Students are encouraged to explore other exchange universities and course matches to suit their interests. 

School of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences

Use this list for course matches relevant to:

  • Bachelor of Biotechnology (Honours)
  • Bioinformatics major 
  • Biotechnology major 
  • Genetics major 
  • Microbiology major
  • Molecular & Cell Biology major

 

School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Use this list for course matches relevant to:

  • Bachelor of Environmental Management
  • Biology major
  • Earth Science major 
  • Ecology major 
  • Geography major 
  • Marine & Coastal Science major

 

School of Chemistry

Use this list for course matches relevant to:

  • Bachelor of Medicinal Chemistry (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Nanoscience (Honours)
  • Biological Chemistry major
  • Chemistry major

 

School of Mathematics and Statistics

Use this list for course matches relevant to:

  • Bachelor of Advanced Mathematics (Advanced)
  • Mathematics major
  • Physical Oceanography major
  • Statistics major

 

School of Medical Sciences

Use this list for course matches relevant to:

  • Bachelor of Medical Science 
  • Anatomy major
  • Neuroscience major
  • Pathology major
  • Pharmacology major
  • Physiology major

 

School of Physics

Use this list for course matches relevant to:

  • Physics major

 

School of Psychology

Use this list for course matches relevant to:

  • Bachelor of Psychological Science
  • Psychology major