How to Structure Your Degree

You can choose to structure your Bachelor of Advanced Science (Honours) study as either a single degree or a double degree.

Single Degree Structure

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

Double Degree Structure

When structured as a double degree, the Bachelor of 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.  

Choosing Your Courses

As a first-year student of Bachelor of Advanced Science (Honours), you’re required to take one compulsory course within your first year: SCIF1131: Introductory Skills for Science (T1, & T3). The full list of courses required for this degree can be viewed on the degree page for 3962 Bachelor of Advanced Science (Honours) in the UNSW Handbook

  • Select your major(s) from the list of available majors in the Online Handbook and identify the required courses.

  • Next, browse for elective courses and General Education by Area of Interest or Subject Area.

  • Then, use the Undergraduate Degree Templates to help you map out your degree.  

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. 

 

Following Your Degree Requirements

All rules are outlined in the Handbook, and we encourage you to use this in conjunction with the Degree Templates to ensure you are selecting courses that count towards your degree.  If you’re approaching the end of your studies, you can request a progression check, and our staff will provide an outline of your remaining degree requirements.

Enrolling in Your Flexible First-Year

Our flexible Advanced Science degree allows you to declare or change your major in Stage two of study, so you can sample several different courses before making a decision. If you’re enrolling and still unsure of your major, follow these steps:   

1. Look at the list of majors available in your degree; 
2. Eliminate the majors you’re definitely not interested in; 
3. Choose first-year courses common to the majors that interest you. That way, you’ll be keeping your options open.   

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