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Bachelor of Science (B-SCI) // Attributes, outcomes and skills

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Professional accreditation

Please see the handbook entry for the following majors for details of their level of professional accreditation:

  • Psychology
  • Computing and Software Systems

Intended learning outcomes

BSc graduates:

  • apply their broad knowledge of science across a range of fields, with in-depth knowledge in at least one area of study, while demonstrating an understanding of the local and global contexts in which science is practised;
  • articulate the methods of science and explain why current scientific knowledge is both contestable and testable by further inquiry;
  • apply appropriate methods of research, investigation and design, to solve problems in science, mathematics, technology and/or engineering, including the planning and/or conduct of a significant project, problem or investigation;
  • recognize the need for information; effectively search for, evaluate, manage and apply that information in support of scientific investigation or scholarly debate;
  • employ highly developed conceptual, analytical, quantitative and technical skills and are adept with a range of technologies;
  • articulate the relationship between different science communities of practice, the international scope of science, mathematics, technology and engineering knowledge and methods, and the contributions to their development that have been made by people with diverse perspectives, cultures and backgrounds;
  • evaluate the role of science, mathematics, technology, and engineering in addressing current issues facing local and global communities, for example climate change, health and disease, food security, sustainable energy use;
  • work effectively in groups to meet a shared goal with people whose disciplinary and cultural backgrounds differ from their own;
  • communicate clearly and convincingly about science and technology ideas, practice and future contributions to expert and non-expert audiences, matching the mode of communication to their audience.

Generic skills

A description of the generic skills expected of a graduate of the Bachelor of Science is contained within the degrees Learning outcomes statement (see 'Learning Outcomes' above).

Graduate attributes

The Bachelor of Science has the objective of preparing graduates who embody the University of Melbourne graduate attributes.