BSc (in development)

Bachelor of Science - Major: Multidisciplinary Science (in development)

The College does not yet deliver an accredited Bachelor of Science (BSc) program in the School of Mathematics, Physical Sciences and Life Sciences.

This page instead provides a progress update on the course design process.


BSc Development Update

  • Faculty members began planning and writing the first units for the Bachelor of Science in May 2014.
  • The BSc was submitted to TEQSA for Preliminary Asessment in November 2016.
  • The Preliminary Assessment of the BSc was completed by TEQSA in December 2016, with approval granted to proceed to Substantive Assessment.
  • TEQSA has now commenced the Substantive Assessment of the BSc program.


BSc Proposed Structure

Sheridan College’s Bachelor of Science (Multidisciplinary Science) will provide a three-year undergraduate program for students considering a career as a secondary science teacher, preparing for a career in the STEM disciplines (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), or as a pathway towards postgraduate study in the sciences.

Trimester 2 of each year includes direct engagement in research activities. Students will have an opportunity to follow a single project across the Bachelor program, from designing a research experiment, to gathering and interpreting their data, to preparing their findings for publication.

Students graduating with a major in Multidisciplinary Science will be well-grounded and innovative practitioners and thinkers, with the breadth of knowledge important secondary science education, or for employment in interdisciplinary fields on the frontiers of scientific research and development.

The Bachelor of Science (Multidisciplinary Science) program will comprise 24 units. Each unit will be worth 3 credit points for a total of 72 credit points. The planned units are listed below.

1st Year Science Core Units (7 units)

  • Essential Academic Skills for the Sciences
  • Biology: Diversity of Life
  • Foundations of Chemistry
  • Linear Algebra and Calculus
  • Foundations of Physics
  • Fundamentals of Physical Geography
  • Research Project I: Problem Definition and Experimental Design

1st Year Science Electives (choose 1 unit)

  • Fundamentals of Physical Geography
  • Fundamentals of Computing
  • Data Communication and Networking
  • Principles of Information Systems

2nd Year Science Core Units (2 units)

  • Univariate Statistical Analysis
  • Research Project II: Data Acquisition

2nd Year Electives (choose 4 units)

  • Aquatic Ecosystems
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology: Form and Function
  • Calculus
  • Database Systems
  • Earth Systems and Dynamics
  • Ecology
  • Unix Administration

3rd Year Science Core Units (2 units)

  • Statistical Inference and Multivariate Analysis
  • Research Project III: Preparing for Publication

3rd Year Electives (choose 4 units)

  • Ecotechnology
  • Environmental and Global Climate Change
  • Fundamentals of Geographic Information Systems
  • Introduction to Remote Sensing and Image Analysis
  • Protecting Aquatic Ecological Values
  • Software Tools for the Sciences

Core Christian Studies Units (3 units)

  • Introduction to Christianity
  • Survey of the Bible
  • Christian as a Worldview

General Electives (2 units)

  • Choose from units within the Faculty of Physical Sciences, Life Sciences and Mathematics, or from another faculty.

These units are not available to students as part of a course of study. Where draft outlines are provided, they are made available for academics and industry practitioners to review and make comment.

If you would like to contribute to the review process, please write to Dr Ray Dallin - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We welcome your constructive feedback.

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