Bachelor of Science (Biochemistry and Chemistry)
This course has been discontinued - the information is provided for continuing students.
- This course is not available to local students.
Am I a You are a local student if:
you are an Australian citizen, or
you are a New Zealand citizen (excluding TAFE courses), or
you are an Australian permanent resident.
You are an international student if:
you are not an Australian citizen, and
you are not a New Zealand citizen (excluding TAFE courses), and
you are not an Australian permanent resident.local or an international student?
- This information is for international students.
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Course in detail
In addition to the above, students must complete a compulsory unit HAC0001 Careers in the Curriculum to be awarded the degree. Careers in the Curriculum (CIC) is an innovative unit designed to assist Swinburne students to enhance their employability and career prospects. It is usually undertaken in the second year of your course and is compulsory for all undergraduate students who commence their course from 2007 onwards. Students studying CIC will not incur a HECS or fee debt as the cost will be met by the university as part of an initiative to enhance students' career skills.
Final Year Experience - Major Projects
As part of the Swinburne Model for Professional Learning, all incoming undergraduates from 2007 will undertake 25 credit points of
professionally-focused final year major projects within their programs of study. Entry with advanced standing may require alternate study sequences to be undertaken.
Electives plus sequences provide Swinburne degree students with options to broaden their career skills and strengthen their employability by selecting from units of study outside their degree discipline.
- Effective Communication
- Establishing and Running a Business - pre 2009
- Italian Language Practice and Culture - pre 2009
- Enterprising Marketing - pre 2009
- Multimedia: Web Development
- Information Orientation and Knowledge Management
- Undergraduate Research Skills
- Design: Process and Strategy Electives Plus sequence
- The Networked Economy
Units of study
HES1510 Chemistry 1
HMS101 Foundation Mathematics *
HES1610 Concepts of Biology
HES1626 Professional Skills for Biotechnologists
HES1525 Chemistry 2
HES1555 Consumer Science
HES1616 Concepts of Biotechnology
HMS102 Introduction to Statistics
HES2621 Introduction to Biochemistry
HES2631 The Microbial World
HES2626 Biochemistry of Genes and Proteins
HES2636 Microbes in the Environment
HES4520 Advanced Chemistry 1
HES4510 Investigative Chemistry Prac 3
HES4621 Advanced Biochemistry
HES4641 Practical Biochemistry
HES4646 Biotechnology Research Project
HSW050 Industry-Based Learning and/or
HSW055 Industry-Based Learning
This optional Industry-Based Learning program is not available to international students.
HES2540 Forensic and Analytical Science, or
HES2541 Analytical Chemistry
and one of the following:
HES2526 Organic Chemistry
and two of the following:
HES2510 Investigative Chemistry Prac 1
HES2515 Investigative Chemistry Prac 2
HBSG200 New Venture Development and Management
HES4701 Research Skills Project
Electives Plus Sequence 1 (see above)
Electives Plus Sequence 2 (see above)
HES4525 Advanced Chemistry 2
This is a free elective. Recommended units of study include any previously non-selected elective and:
HES4525 Advanced Chemistry 2
- Australian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB)
- Australian Society for Microbiology (ASM)
- Australian Biotechnology Association (ABA)
On this page: Swinburne Abroad.
Swinburne AbroadSwinburne offers International Exchange Programs as well as other Education Abroad Programs to help internationalise your degree. International Exchange is an academic program allowing you to study at a Swinburne Partner Institution for one or two semesters during your degree. Swinburne's Partner Institutions offer many relevant subjects as well as a secure base to explore a different culture. Your studies whilst on exchange can be credited towards your Swinburne degree, provided they are relevant and approved by Swinburne. For further information visit the Swinburne Abroad website.
English language requirementsSatisfactory completion of the Swinburne English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Level 2 program with a teacher's recommendation for the required level of study; or obtaining a minimum IELTS overall band of 6.0 (Academic Module) with no individual band below 6.0; or a TOEFL (Paper-based) minimum score of 550 (with Test of Written English (TWE) score of 5); or a TOEFL (Computer-based) minimum score of 213 (with Written Writing score of 5); or a TOEFL (Internet-based) minimum score of 80 with no band less than 20.
Refer to the English Language Requirements website for further information.
How to apply
Apply for this course by following the step-by-step process on our How to Apply page.
A range of scholarships are available to international students, visit our Scholarship Page for details.