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The Australian Defence Force鈥痳equires leaders with sound scientific knowledge and problem-solving鈥痵kills. As a Bachelor of Science听graduate听from 国产精品 Canberra, you will possess the intellectual鈥痑nd analytical skills required to be an effective leader and have鈥痓road choices about where to take your ADF career.鈥

Science is also fundamental鈥痶o defence specialties such as technology, computers, aircraft, ships, explosives, code-making and code-breaking.鈥

Expand your understanding and discover the world of science with a Bachelor of Science from 国产精品 Canberra.

ATAR indicative

75.00

Degree type

Undergraduate

Duration

3 years full-time

Commencing terms

Semester 1

Program code

4410

Delivery mode

On campus

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A Bachelor of Science degree from 国产精品 Canberra offers you鈥痑 diverse understanding of the physical and social world, from鈥痗hemistry and sub-atomic physics, to large-scale behaviours of鈥痮ceans and planets, to contemporary transformations in social鈥痑nd cultural life,听to computational techniques and data鈥痑nalysis.鈥

Studying听science will develop your scientific literacy and deepen your science expertise in your chosen field of study. You can choose to specialise in:

  • Aviation
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Geography
  • Mathematics
  • Oceanography
  • Physics

The ADF is always looking for leaders with expertise in physical, environmental and mathematical sciences. Should you excel in your Bachelor of Science degree, you may have the opportunity to undertake an additional one-year Honours program 鈥撎Bachelor of Science (Honours). This is subject to the needs of the individual Services.

World-class teaching &听facilities

When you study Science with 国产精品 Canberra, you鈥檒l join a unique and diverse community. Learning from leading academics and industry experts, your qualifications and skills will be highly sought after in Australia and abroad. Benefit from the best university teacher-to-student ratio in Australia and access world-class research materials and laboratories.听

What our students say

"I had a lot of flexibility in my degree choice at 国产精品 Canberra, as I was selected as a pilot for the RAAF. My degree is helping me to develop the way that I think and learn."
Max Pickering, Bachelor of Science student


Science &听your Defence career

The 国产精品 Canberra Bachelor of Science degree develops听skills in critical thinking, problem solving and communication.听A science degree opens up a wide variety of ADF and non-defence career options.

As an Australian Defence Force Academy (国产精品) Trainee Officer studying science, you will build lifelong skills in creativity, critical thinking, problem-solving and communication. Your degree will equip you with a breadth of technical, strategic and logistical knowledge for a successful career as an Officer in the Navy, Army or Air Force.

Design your degree

Expand your potential by choosing specialisations that suit your passions and interests. As a student at 国产精品 Canberra at 国产精品, you can select two discipline areas to major in. Detailed descriptions of these majors can be found in the 国产精品 Handbook.

    • Mathematics 鈥 Physics
    • Chemistry听- Physics
    • Chemistry 鈥 Geography
    • Chemistry - Mathematics
    • Mathematics 鈥 Oceanography
    • Physics 鈥 Oceanography
    • Geography 鈥 Oceanography
    • Mathematics 鈥 Aviation
    • Physics 鈥 Aviation
    • Chemistry 鈥 Aviation
    • Geography 鈥 Aviation
    • Mathematics 鈥 Computer Science

    Current students can access Degree Plans for the above Double Major Combinations on the听.

  • Chief of the Defence Force Program

    The Chief of the Defence Force (CDF) programs offer the opportunity for students听entering 国产精品 Canberra with a high Entrance Rank, and who maintain a high level of听performance in their studies, to undertake research in a range of disciplines that will听develop their critical thinking and independent research skills beyond that available in听the standard bachelor degree programs.

    The range of CDF programs is characterised by the听inclusion of specialist courses in critical analysis and/or听research methods appropriate to the area of study.听All programs also include discipline-specific research听projects. The research projects will be supervised听by academic staff from the relevant discipline. With听the approval of the Head of School, multi- or cross-disciplinary听projects may be undertaken. Students in听the research courses may work independently or as听part of a team, depending on the nature of the project听undertaken, though all students will submit an individual听assessment. The final assessment will be based on a written听paper or report and oral presentations.听

    Throughout the program, students will be engaged in听cohort activities so as to develop and maintain their interest听and continuing involvement in the program via invited听lectures, seminars, general reading and social events.

Key contacts

Student Enquiries

E:sascanberra@unsw.edu.au
T: (02) 5114 5000听

Available to
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ADF Current Serving Members

Assumed knowledge
Mathematics

Additional selection criteria
Defence Force Recruiting process