UNSW Science Degree Templates are created to help undergraduate students follow the requirements for the majors available in some of our science degree programs. Simply, the templates help you map out your bachelor's degree.

To start planning, elect your undergraduate degree from the list below to navigate to the template relevant to you. Then, view the year that you commenced your science degree program and select the degree template for your major. Always remember that these degree templates should only be used as a guide, in conjunction with the degree rules in the relevant degree page of the UNSW Handbook.

Bachelor of Advanced Science (Honours)

Undergraduate students of 3962 Bachelor of Advanced Science (Honours) at UNSW can structure their degree program as either a single degree or a double degree.

When structured as a single degree, Advanced Science (Honours) is made up of 24 courses plus an honours year taken over four years if studying full-time.  

When structured as a double degree, Advanced Science (Honours) is made up of 16 courses plus an honours year taken simultaneously with courses from your chosen ‘other’ degree. Students undertaking a double degree do not take General Education courses or Free Electives. 

You’re required to take only one compulsory course within your first year: SCIF1131 Introductory Skills for Science (T1 and T3) 

Make sure you use this degree template to help map out your degree in conjunction with the structure outlined in the UNSW Handbook.  

TIP: When using the Handbook or the Degree Templates, always select the year you commenced studying Science at UNSW, and follow those rules throughout your degree. 

Bachelor of Aviation (Flying)

Undergraduate students of 3980 Bachelor of Aviation (Flying) at UNSW learn the core subjects behind aviation as well as gaining a flying licence. The degree is taken full-time over three years.

Use this degree template to help map out your degree in conjunction with the structure outlined in the UNSW Handbook.  

TIP: When using the Handbook or the Degree Templates, always select the year you commenced studying Science at UNSW, and follow those rules throughout your degree.

View the 2019 Degree Template             View the 2020 Degree Template

Bachelor of Aviation (Management)

The 3981 Bachelor of Aviation (Management), taken full-time over three years, allows you to pursue a career in flight operations on or off the flight deck.  

Use this degree template to help map out your degree in conjunction with the structure outlined in the UNSW Handbook.  

TIP: When using the Handbook or the Degree Templates, always select the year you commenced studying Science at UNSW, and follow those rules throughout your degree.

View the 2019 Degree Template          View the 2020 Degree Template

Bachelor of Biotechnology (Honours)

Undergraduate students of 3053 Bachelor of Biotechnology (Honours) at UNSW complete 24 courses plus an honours year taken over four years if studying full-time. The degree contains a core set of courses that build on the foundational science taught in first year, culminating in a final honours year. Find out more about your honours.    

There are lots of compulsory courses in the Biotechnology degree, so ensure you use this degree template to help map out your degree in conjunction with the structure outlined in the UNSW Handbook.  

TIP: When using the Handbook or the Degree Templates, always select the year you commenced studying Science at UNSW, and follow those rules throughout your degree. 

Bachelor of Data Science & Decisions

Undergraduate students of the 3959 Bachelor of Data Science and Decisions at UNSW complete 24 courses taken over three years if studying full-time. This includes the following components: 

  • Core courses 
  • A Data Science major 
  • General Education 
  • Free electives 

The degree templates below have been created to help undergraduate students follow the requirements for each of the majors in the 3959 Bachelor of Data Science and Decisions. Ensure you use these degree templates to help map out your degree in conjunction with the structure outlined in the UNSW Handbook.

TIP: When using the Handbook or the Degree Templates, always select the year you commenced studying Science at UNSW, and follow those rules throughout your degree. 

Bachelor of Environmental Management

Undergraduate students of 3965 Bachelor of Environmental Management at UNSW can choose to structure your degree program as either a single degree or a double degree. This includes the following components: 

  • Degree Core 
  • Major/Specialisation (choose one of six available) 
  • Electives
  • General Education – single degrees only

When structured as a single degree, Environmental Management is made up of 24 courses taken over three years if studying full-time.  

When structured as a double degree, Environmental Management is made up of 20 courses taken simultaneously with courses from your chosen ‘other’ degree. Students undertaking a double degree do not take General Education courses or Free Electives. 

Make sure you use this degree template to help map out your degree in conjunction with the structure outlined in the UNSW Handbook.  

TIP: When using the Handbook or the Degree Templates, always select the year you commenced studying Science at UNSW, and follow those rules throughout your degree.

Bachelor of Life Sciences

Undergraduate students of the 3966 Bachelor of Life Sciences at UNSW complete 24 courses taken over three years when studying full-time. This includes the following components: 

  • Science major 
  • Science electives (including at least one BABS and one BEES course) 
  • General Education 
  • Free electives

The degree templates below have been created to help undergraduate students follow the requirements for each of the majors in the 3966 Bachelor of Life Sciences. Ensure you use these degree templates to help map out your degree in conjunction with the structure outlined in the UNSW Handbook.

TIP: When using the Handbook or the Degree Templates, always select the year you commenced studying Science at UNSW, and follow those rules throughout your degree. 

Materials Science & Engineering Degree Templates

The 3131 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Material Science) at UNSW is offered as either a standalone degree or as a part of one of three double degrees: 

Use the degree templates to help map out your degree in conjunction with the structure outlined in the relevant degree page of the UNSW Handbook

TIP: When using the Handbook or the Degree Templates, always select the year you commenced studying Science at UNSW, and follow those rules throughout your degree. 

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Bachelor of Medicinal Chemistry (Honours)

Undergraduate students of 3999 Bachelor of Medicinal Chemistry (Honours) complete 24 courses plus an Honours year taken over four years if studying full-time.  

The degree contains a core set of courses that build on the foundational science taught in first year, culminating in a final honours year. Use this degree template to help map out your degree in conjunction with the structure outlined in the UNSW Handbook.  

TIP: When using the Handbook or the Degree Templates, always select the year you commenced studying Science at UNSW, and follow those rules throughout your degree.

Bachelor of Medical Science

Undergraduate students of the 3991 Bachelor of Medical Science at UNSW complete 24 courses taken over three years if studying full-time.

There are lots of compulsory courses in the Medical Science program, so ensure you use this degree template to help map out your degree in conjunction with the structure outlined in the UNSW Handbook.

Bachelor of Psychological Science 

Undergraduate students of 3435 Bachelor of Psychological Science at UNSW complete 24 courses taken over three years if studying full-time. This includes the following components: 

  • Core Psychology courses 
  • An optional complementary major 
  • General Education 
  • Free Electives 

The degree also offers a pathway to fourth-year honours, if pursuing a career as a professional psychologist is your ultimate career goal. Learn more about undertaking an honours year

There are lots of compulsory courses in the Psychological Science program, so ensure you use this degree template to help map out your degree in conjunction with the structure outlined in the UNSW Handbook.  

TIP: When using the Handbook or the Degree Templates, always select the year you commenced studying Science at UNSW, and follow those rules throughout your degree.  

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Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)

Undergraduate students of 3632 Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) at UNSW complete their degree over four years if studying full-time. This includes the following components: 

  • Psychology core 
  • General Education 
  • Free electives
  • Final year honours research 

View more information on the honours year for your Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) degree.  

There are lots of compulsory courses in the Psychology (Honours) degree program, so ensure you use this degree template to help map out your degree in conjunction with the structure outlined in the UNSW Handbook.  

TIP: When using the Handbook or the Degree Templates, always select the year you commenced studying Science at UNSW, and follow those rules throughout your degree. 

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Bachelor of Science

Undergraduate students of 3970 Bachelor of Science at UNSW can structure their degree program as either a single degree or a double degree.

When structured as a single degree, the Bachelor of Science is made up of 24 courses taken over three years if studying full-time.  

When structured as a double degree, the Bachelor of Science is made up of 16 science courses taken simultaneously with courses from your chosen ‘other’ degree. Students undertaking a double degree do not take General Education courses or Free Electives. 

Use this degree template to help map out your degree in conjunction with the structure outlined in the UNSW Handbook.  

TIP: When using the Handbook or the Degree Templates, always select the year you commenced studying Science at UNSW, and follow those rules throughout your degree.

Bachelor of Advanced Science (Honours)

The degree templates below have been created to help undergraduate students follow the requirements for each of the majors in the 3972 Bachelor of Advanced Science (Honours).
For the degree template for your major, click on the year you started your degree.

Bachelor of Science (Advanced Mathematics) (Honours)

Undergraduate students of 3956 Bachelor of Science (Advanced Mathematics) (Honours) at UNSW can structure their degree program as either a single degree or a double degree.

When structured as a single degree, Advanced Mathematics (Honours) is made up of 24 courses plus an honours year taken over four years if studying full-time.  

When structured as a double degree, Advanced Mathematics (Honours) is made up of 16 courses plus an Honours year taken simultaneously with courses from your chosen ‘other’ degree. Students undertaking a double degree do not take General Education courses or Free Electives. 

You’re required to only take one compulsory course within your first yearSCIF1131 Introductory Skills for Science (T1 and T3) 

Make sure you use this degree template to help map out your degree in conjunction with the structure outlined in the UNSW Handbook.  

TIP: When using the Handbook or the Degree Templates, always select the year you commenced studying Science at UNSW, and follow those rules throughout your degree.  

Bachelor of Science & Business

Undergraduate students of the 3925 Bachelor of Science and Business complete 24 courses over three years if studying full-time. This includes the following components:

  • 16 Science courses (includes at least one major)
  • 8 Business courses (includes four Foundation courses)


Select your major from the list of available majors in the UNSW Handbook. Foundation Business courses should be taken early – ideally, start these in your first year. Ensure you use this degree template to help map out your degree in conjunction with the structure outlined in the UNSW Handbook.  

TIP: When using the Handbook or the Degree Templates, always select the year you commenced studying Science at UNSW, and follow those rules throughout your degree.