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Table A Advanced stream

This page was first published on 15 November 2023 and was last amended on 21 November 2023.
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The Advanced stream is only available in the Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Advanced Studies and the Bachelor of Science/Master of Mathematical Sciences.

The Advanced stream is available in the following courses:

  • Bachelor of Liberal Arts and Science
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Advanced Studies
  • Bachelor of Science/Master of Mathematical Sciences

The Advanced stream requires:

  • An ATAR of 95.0
  • For transfer students, a WAM of 70.0
  • To remain in the stream, a WAM of 65.0 in each 48 credit point block
  • Completion of a Science Table A major in which a minimum of 24 credit points of advanced units of study at the 2000-level and higher are taken, with at least 12 credit points at 3000-level (a list of majors able to meet these requirements is given below).¬†

For 2000 or 3000 level units, advanced units are either units designated "Advanced", "Adv", "Special Studies Program" or "SSP" in the list of units for the major in Table A.

Majors available at the Advanced level

The following majors have sufficient Advanced units to fulfil the requirement of a minimum of 24 credit points of advanced units of study at the 2000-level and higher. Please note, programs which contain one of these embedded majors also meet requirements.

  • Anatomy and Histology
  • Applied Medical Science
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Data Science
  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Environmental Studies
  • Financial Mathematics and Statistics
  • Genetics and Genomics
  • Geography
  • Geology and Geophysics
  • Immunology and Pathology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Marine Science
  • Mathematics
  • Medicinal Chemistry
  • Microbiology
  • Neuroscience
  • Pharmacology
  • Physics
  • Physiology
  • Psychological Science
  • Statistics

Learning outcomes

Students who graduate from the Advanced stream will be able to:

No. Learning outcomes
1 Demonstrate an advanced, coherent understanding of the methods of science and explain why current knowledge is both contestable and testable by further inquiry.
2 Evaluate the role and relevance of science to society.
3 Exhibit depth and breadth of knowledge by demonstrating advanced knowledge in at least one disciplinary area.
4 Demonstrate well-developed knowledge in at least one other disciplinary area.
5 Critically analyse and solve problems by gathering, synthesising and critically evaluating information from a range of sources.
6 Identify research questions, design and plan an investigation.
7 Select and apply practical, conceptual and / or theoretical techniques or tools in order to formulate and model complex problems or conduct an investigation.
8 Collect, accurately record, interpret and draw conclusions from data.
9 Be effective communicators of reasoning, results, information, or arguments, to informed professional audiences using a variety of modes.
10 Be accountable for their own learning and scientific work by demonstrating initiative and intellectual independence.
11 Collaborate effectively and work responsibly and safely in an individual or team context.
12 Comply with regulatory frameworks relevant to their disciplinary area and personally prac practise ethical conduct.

Post-publication amendments

Date
Original publication
Post-publication amendment
21/11/2023 'Majors Available at the Advanced Level' contained:
Cell and Developmental Biology
'Majors Available at the Advanced Level' removed:
Cell and Developmental Biology
21/11/2023 Section entitled 'The Advanced stream requires' contained:
A unit will also be considered advanced if a student accelerates their studies by taking a unit at a level higher than the unit specified for the major in Table A. For example, where a Table A major specifies a unit at 3000 level, a student doing a 4000 level unit in its place would be regarded as completing an advanced unit.
Section entitled 'The Advanced stream requires' removed:
A unit will also be considered advanced if a student accelerates their studies by taking a unit at a level higher than the unit specified for the major in Table A. For example, where a Table A major specifies a unit at 3000 level, a student doing a 4000 level unit in its place would be regarded as completing an advanced unit.
21/11/2023

Section entitled 'The 24 credit points of advanced units of study can either' contained:

  • Be all at or greater than the advanced 3000 level, or
  • 18 credit points at or greater than the advanced 3000 level and 6 credit points at the advanced 2000 level, or
  • 12 credit points at or greater than the advanced 3000 level and 12 credit points at the advanced 2000 level.

Section entitled 'The 24 credit points of advanced units of study can either' removed:

  • Be all at or greater than the advanced 3000 level, or
  • 18 credit points at or greater than the advanced 3000 level and 6 credit points at the advanced 2000 level, or
  • 12 credit points at or greater than the advanced 3000 level and 12 credit points at the advanced 2000 level.