Course Description

If you enjoy being challenged, consider yourself an innovator, and are passionate about shaping the world around you, our newly updated Bachelor of Science provides a gateway to an exciting world of rewarding careers.

The University of Tasmania’s science degree provides you with a foundation of core skills in entrepreneurship, understanding science, and analysis and rational thinking.

You also have options to focus your study in one or more scientific disciplines, and learn the methods to apply your skills and knowledge to the practical needs of industry, business and government in both scientific and non-scientific roles.

In choosing a Bachelor of Science you can:

  • Build a degree that is tailored specifically to your own needs: select your major and minor subjects from 17 different disciplinary areas.
  • Try new subjects without the pressure of long-term commitment and discover potential new areas of interest.
  • Learn through hands-on practical experience including laboratory work, field trips, field-based units and research projects.
  • Enjoy being mentored by highly qualified staff, many of whom are national and world leaders in their field.

Are you a current student who commenced study prior to 2018?

Tuition Fees

International Students: $31,950 per year full-time


3 years full time,

Starting dates

February, July

Graduate Rating

Graduates of Science & Mathematics undergraduate courses at University of Tasmania rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 78.1% (national average 67.0%)
Improved skills: 90.3% (national average 85.0%)
Overall satisfaction: 87.8% (national average 83.7%)

The ratings above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their undergraduate degree from University of Tasmania. You can find out more about these results here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Science & Mathematics undergraduate courses at University of Tasmania had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 46.0% (national average 57.2%)
Studying full time: 47.4% (national average 45.2%)
Median full time salary: $58,800 (national average $55,300)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

University of Tasmania Code: P3O

Entry Requirements

If you're interested in studying this degree, you'll need to meet the University General Entry Requirements, and any course-specific requirements.

If you are a Year 12 school leaver

An ATAR score of 65 or higher (or see Alternative entry pathways below) and,

For students who wish to undertake one of the majors below, also successfully complete pre-requisite unit(s) at TQA3 level, or equivalent:

  • Biochemistry
    • Chemistry (CHM415115)
  • Chemistry
    • Chemistry (CHM415115)
  • Mathematics
    • Mathematics Methods (MTM415117)
  • Statistics and Operations Research
    • General Mathematics (MTG315115)
  • Physics
    • Mathematics Methods (MTM415117)
    • Physics (PHY415115)
  • Computer Science
    • Computer Science (ITC315113) (Recommended but not compulsory)