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Agricultural Science

Code Name Study period Credit Points
AGRI20026 Plant Growth Processes
Semester 1
12.5
AGRI30003 Agricultural Systems Analysis
Semester 2
12.5
AGRI30016 Irrigation and Water Management
July
12.5
AGRI30029
AGRI30030 Livestock Production Systems
Semester 1
12.5
AGRI30031
AGRI30042 Plant Pathology
Semester 1
12.5
BTCH30002 Trends & Issues in Agrifood Biotech
Semester 1
12.5

Anatomy

A number of Anatomy subjects are quota-restricted.

Code Name Study period Credit Points
ANAT30007 Human Locomotor Systems
Semester 1
12.5
ANAT30008 Viscera and Visceral Systems
Semester 2
12.5
CEDB30003 Developmental Biology
Semester 2
12.5

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

A number of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology subjects are quota-restricted.

Code Name Study period Credit Points
BCMB20003 Molecular Analysis of Cell Function
Semester 2
12.5
BCMB20005 Techniques in Molecular Science
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
BCMB30001 Protein Structure and Function
Semester 2
12.5
BCMB30002 Functional Genomics and Bioinformatics
Semester 1
12.5
BCMB30003 Molecular Aspects of Cell Biology
Semester 1
12.5
BCMB30004 Cell Signalling and Neurochemistry
Semester 2
12.5
BCMB30010 Advanced Techniques in Molecular Science
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
BCMB30011 Metabolism and Nutrition
Semester 1
12.5

Biology (Level 1)

Code Name Study period Credit Points
BIOL10001 Biology of Australian Flora & Fauna
Semester 2
12.5

Biotechnology

Code Name Study period Credit Points
BTCH20002 Biotechnology
Semester 2
12.5
BTCH30001 Methods in Agrifood Biotechnology
Semester 1
12.5
BTCH30003 Biotechnology in Practice
Semester 1
12.5

Cell Biology

Code Name Study period Credit Points
CEDB30002 Concepts in Cell & Developmental Biology
Semester 1
12.5
CEDB30004 Stem Cells in Development & Regeneration
Semester 2
12.5

Chemistry

Code Name Study period Credit Points
CHEM20011 Environmental Chemistry
Semester 1
12.5
CHEM20018 Chemistry: Reactions and Synthesis
Semester 1
12.5
CHEM20019 Practical Chemistry 2
Semester 2
12.5
CHEM20020 Chemistry: Structure and Properties
Semester 2
12.5
CHEM20026 Principles of Chemical Biology
Semester 1
12.5
CHEM30012 Analytical & Environmental Chemistry
Semester 2
12.5
CHEM30014 Specialised Topics in Chemistry B
Semester 2
12.5
CHEM30015 Advanced Practical Chemistry
Semester 1
12.5
CHEM30016 Reactivity and Mechanism
Semester 1
12.5
CHEM30017 Specialised Topics in Chemistry A
Semester 1
12.5

Computer Science and Software Engineering

Code Name Study period Credit Points
COMP10001 Foundations of Computing
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
COMP10002 Foundations of Algorithms
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
COMP20003 Algorithms and Data Structures
Semester 2
12.5
COMP20005 Engineering Computation
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
COMP20007 Design of Algorithms
Semester 1
12.5
COMP30018
COMP30019 Graphics and Interaction
Semester 2
12.5
COMP30020 Declarative Programming
Semester 2
12.5
COMP30027 Machine Learning
Semester 1
12.5
SWEN20003 Object Oriented Software Development
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
SWEN30006 Software Modelling and Design
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
SWEN30007 Software Systems Project Not available in 2019 12.5
SWEN90006 Security & Software Testing
Semester 2
12.5

Domestic Animal Science

Code Name Study period Credit Points
ANSC20001 Animal Physiology and Growth
Semester 1
12.5
ANSC20005 Companion Animal Biology
Semester 1
12.5
ANSC20002 Comparative Nutrition and Digestion
Semester 2
12.5
ANSC20003 Topics in Animal Health
Semester 2
12.5
ANSC30003 Applied Animal Behaviour
Semester 1
12.5
ANSC30004 Applied Animal Reproduction & Genetics
Semester 1
12.5
ANSC30009 Animal Systems Analysis
Semester 2
12.5
ANSC30005 Animal Welfare and Ethics
Semester 2
12.5

Earth Sciences

Code Name Study period Credit Points
ATOC10001 Wonders Of The Weather
Semester 2
12.5
ERTH10002 Understanding Planet Earth
Semester 2
12.5
ATOC20001 Weather and Climate Systems
Semester 1
12.5
ERTH20001 Dangerous Earth
Semester 2
12.5
GEOL20001 Geology of Southeast Australia
February
12.5
GEOL20002 Structural and Metamorphic Geology
Semester 1
12.5
GEOL20003 Earth Composition, Minerals and Magmas
Semester 1
12.5
GEOL20004 Field Mapping and Sedimentary Geology
June
12.5
ATOC30003 Atmosphere Ocean Interaction
Semester 2
12.5
ATOC30004 Dynamical Meteorology and Oceanography
Semester 1
12.5
ERTH30001 Hydrogeology/Environmental Geochemistry
Semester 1
12.5
GEOL30002 Tectonics & Geodynamics
February
12.5
GEOL30003 Sedimentary Geology
Semester 2
12.5
GEOL30004 Geochemistry & Petrogenesis
Semester 1
12.5
GEOL30005 Applied Geophysics
Semester 2
12.5
GEOL30007 Geomicrobiology and Biogeochemistry
Semester 1
12.5
GEOL30009 Advanced Field Geology
Winter Term
12.5

Ecology

Code Name Study period Credit Points
ECOL20003 Ecology
Semester 2
12.5
ECOL30005 Applied Ecology
Semester 2
12.5
ECOL30006 Ecology in Changing Environments
Semester 1
12.5
EVSC30006 Ecology of Urban Landscapes
Semester 1
12.5

Engineering Systems

Code Name Study period Credit Points
BMEN20001 Biomechanical Physics & Computation
Semester 1
12.5
BMEN30005 Introduction to Biomechanics
Semester 1
12.5
BMEN30006 Circuits and Systems
Semester 1
12.5
BMEN30007 Biotransport Processes
Semester 2
12.5
BMEN30008 Biosystems Design
Semester 2
12.5
CHEN20009 Transport Processes
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
CHEN30001 Reactor Engineering
Semester 1
12.5
CVEN30008 Engineering Risk Analysis
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
CVEN30009 Structural Theory and Design
Semester 2
12.5
ELEN20005 Foundations of Electrical Networks
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
ELEN30009 Electrical Network Analysis and Design
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
ELEN30010 Digital System Design
Semester 1
12.5
ELEN30011 Electrical Device Modelling
Semester 2
12.5
ELEN30012 Signals and Systems
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
ELEN30013 Electronic System Implementation
Semester 2
12.5
ELEN30014 Analog and Digital Electronics Concepts
Semester 1
12.5
ENEN20002 Earth Processes for Engineering
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
ENGR10003 Engineering Systems Design 2
Summer Term
Semester 2
12.5
ENGR10004 Engineering Systems Design 1
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
ENGR20003 Engineering Materials
Semester 2
12.5
ENGR20004 Engineering Mechanics
Summer Term
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
ENGR30002 Fluid Mechanics
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
ENGR30003 Numerical Programming for Engineers
Semester 2
12.5
MCEN30017 Mechanics & Materials
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
MCEN30018 Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
MCEN30019 Mechatronic Systems Design
Semester 2
12.5
MCEN30020 Systems Modelling and Analysis
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5

Environments (Level 1)

Code Name Study period Credit Points
ENVS10001 Natural Environments
Semester 1
12.5
ENVS10006 Mapping Environments
Semester 1
12.5

Environments (Level 2)

Code Name Study period Credit Points
EVSC20006 Energy and the Environment
Semester 1
12.5

Environmental Science

Code Name Study period Credit Points
EVSC20004 Blue Planet-Intro to Marine Environments
Semester 1
12.5
EVSC20005 Contested Resources
Semester 2
12.5
EVSC30002 Problem Solving in Environmental Science
Semester 2
12.5
EVSC30003 Environmental Risk Assessment
Semester 1
12.5

Food Science

Code Name Study period Credit Points
FOOD20003 Food Chemistry, Biology and Nutrition
Semester 1
12.5
FOOD20006 Food Microbiology and Safety
Semester 2
12.5
FOOD30007 Food Processing & Preservation
Semester 1
12.5
FOOD30008 Advanced Food Analysis
Semester 1
12.5
FOOD30009 Food Research & Development
Semester 2
12.5
FOOD30010 Functional Foods
Semester 2
12.5

Genetics

Code Name Study period Credit Points
GENE20001 Principles of Genetics
Semester 1
12.5
GENE20002 Genes and Genomes
Semester 2
12.5
GENE20003 Experiments in Genetics
Semester 2
12.5
GENE30001 Evolutionary Genetics and Genomics
Semester 1
12.5
GENE30002 Genes: Organisation and Function
Semester 1
12.5
GENE30004 Genetic Analysis
Semester 2
12.5
GENE30005 Human and Medical Genetics
Semester 2
12.5

Geography

Code Name Study period Credit Points
GEOG10001 Famine: The Geography of Scarcity
Semester 1
12.5
GEOG20001 Society and Environments
Semester 1
12.5
GEOG20002 Landscapes and Environmental Change
Semester 1
12.5
GEOG20003 Environmental Politics and Management
Semester 1
12.5
GEOG20009
GEOG20013 Health Geography
Semester 2
12.5
GEOG30001 Geomorphology: Catchment to Coast
Semester 1
12.5
GEOG30019 Sustainable Development
Semester 1
12.5
GEOG30021 The Disaster Resilient City
Semester 2
12.5
GEOG30022 Riverine Landscapes: Hydrology & Ecology
Semester 1
12.5
GEOG30023 Global Climate Change in Context
February
12.5
GEOG30024 Africa: Environment, Development, People
Semester 2
12.5
GEOG30025 Biogeography and Ecology of Fire
Summer Term
12.5
GEOG30026 East Timor Field Class
March
12.5
GEOG30027 Local Sites, Global Connections
Semester 2
12.5
GEOG30028 Mobile Worlds Not available in 2019 12.5
GEOG20015 Environmental Change & the Human Journey
Semester 2
12.5
GEOG20016 Fertility, Mortality and Social Change
Semester 1
12.5
EVSC20007 Modelling the Real World
Semester 1
12.5
GEOG20017 Spatial Analysis in Geography
Semester 2
12.5
FRST20015 Fire in the Australian Landscape
Semester 2
12.5

Geomatics

Code Name Study period Credit Points
GEOM20013 Applications of GIS
Semester 1
12.5
GEOM20015 Surveying and Mapping
Semester 2
12.5
GEOM30009 Imaging the Environment
Semester 1
12.5
GEOM30013 Land Administration Systems
Semester 2
12.5

Horticulture (Level 2)

Code Name Study period Credit Points
HORT20027 Greening Landscapes
Semester 2
12.5

Human Nutrition

Code Name Study period Credit Points
NUTR20001 Food Nutrition and Health
Semester 2
12.5

Informatics

Additional subjects are listed under 'Science informatics'.

Code Name Study period Credit Points
INFO20002 Foundations of Informatics Not available in 2019 12.5
INFO20003 Database Systems
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
INFO30006 Information Security and Privacy
Semester 2
12.5
INFO30004 Usability Engineering
Semester 1
12.5
INFO30005 Web Information Technologies
Semester 1
12.5
BINF20001 The Future of Health in a Data Storm Not available in 2019 12.5

Internship

Code Name Study period Credit Points
SCIE30002 Science and Technology Internship
Summer Term
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5

Mathematics and Statics

Code Name Study period Credit Points
MAST10005 Calculus 1
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
MAST10006 Calculus 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
MAST10007 Linear Algebra
Summer Term
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
MAST10008 Accelerated Mathematics 1
Semester 1
12.5
MAST10009 Accelerated Mathematics 2
Semester 2
12.5
MAST10010 Data Analysis 1
Semester 2
12.5
MAST20004 Probability
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
MAST20005 Statistics
Summer Term
Semester 2
12.5
MAST20006 Probability for Statistics
Semester 1
12.5
MAST20009 Vector Calculus
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
MAST20018 Discrete Maths and Operations Research
Semester 2
12.5
MAST20022 Group Theory and Linear Algebra
Semester 2
12.5
MAST20026 Real Analysis
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
MAST20029 Engineering Mathematics
Summer Term
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
MAST20030 Differential Equations
Semester 2
12.5
MAST20031 Analysis of Biological Data
Semester 1
12.5
MAST30001 Stochastic Modelling
Semester 2
12.5
MAST30005 Algebra
Semester 1
12.5
MAST30011 Graph Theory
Semester 1
12.5
MAST30012 Discrete Mathematics
Semester 2
12.5
MAST30020 Probability for Inference
Semester 1
12.5
MAST30013 Techniques in Operations Research
Semester 1
12.5
MAST30021 Complex Analysis
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
MAST30022 Decision Making
Semester 2
12.5
MAST30024 Geometry
Semester 2
12.5
MAST30025 Linear Statistical Models
Semester 1
12.5
MAST30026 Metric and Hilbert Spaces
Semester 2
12.5
MAST30027 Modern Applied Statistics
Semester 2
12.5
MAST30028 Numerical Methods & Scientific Computing
Semester 2
12.5
MAST30030 Applied Mathematical Modelling
Semester 1
12.5
MAST30031 Methods of Mathematical Physics
Semester 2
12.5

Microbiology and Immunology

A number of Microbilogy and Immunology subjects are quota-restricted.

Code Name Study period Credit Points
MIIM20002 Microbes, Infections and Responses
Semester 2
12.5
MIIM30002 Principles of Immunology
Semester 1
12.5
MIIM30003 Medical and Applied Immunology
Semester 2
12.5
MIIM30011 Medical Microbiology: Bacteriology
Semester 1
12.5
MIIM30014 Medical Microbiology: Virology
Semester 2
12.5
MIIM30015 Techniques in Immunology
Semester 2
12.5
MIIM30016 Techniques in Microbiology
Semester 1
12.5

Neuroscience

Code Name Study period Credit Points
NEUR30003 Principles of Neuroscience
Semester 1
12.5
NEUR30004 Complex Functions in Neuroscience
Semester 2
12.5
NEUR30005 Developmental Neurobiology
Semester 2
12.5
NEUR30006 Real and Artificial Neural Networks
Semester 2
12.5
OPTO30007 Visual Neuroscience
Semester 2
12.5

Pathology

A number of Pathology subjects are quota-restricted.

Code Name Study period Credit Points
PATH20003 Experimental Pathology
Semester 2
12.5
PATH30001 Mechanisms of Human Disease
Semester 1
12.5
PATH30002 Techniques for Investigation of Disease
Semester 1
12.5
PATH30003 Frontiers in Human Disease
Semester 2
12.5
PATH30004 Advanced Investigation of Human Disease
Semester 2
12.5

Pharmacology

A number of Pharmacology subjects are quota-restricted.

Code Name Study period Credit Points
PHRM20001 Pharmacology: How Drugs Work
Semester 2
12.5
PHRM30002 Drugs Affecting the Nervous System
Semester 2
12.5
PHRM30003 Drug Treatment of Disease
Semester 1
12.5
PHRM30008 Drugs: From Discovery to Market
Semester 2
12.5
PHRM30009 Drugs in Biomedical Experiments
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5

Physics

Code Name Study period Credit Points
PHYC10001 Physics 1: Advanced
Semester 1
12.5
PHYC10003 Physics 1
Semester 1
12.5
PHYC10005 Physics 1: Fundamentals
Semester 1
12.5
PHYC10006 Physics 2: Life Sciences & Environment
Semester 2
12.5
PHYC10008 From the Solar System to the Cosmos
Semester 2
12.5
PHYC20009 Thermal and Classical Physics
Semester 1
12.5
PHYC20010 Quantum Mechanics and Special Relativity
Year Long
12.5
PHYC20011 Electromagnetism and Optics
Semester 2
12.5
PHYC20012 Quantum and Thermal Physics
Semester 1
12.5
PHYC20013 Laboratory and Computational Physics 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
PHYC20014 Physical Systems
Semester 2
12.5
PHYC20015 Special Relativity and Electromagnetism
Semester 2
12.5
PHYC30021 Laboratory and Computational Physics 3
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5

Physiology

A number of Physiology subjects are quota-restricted.

Code Name Study period Credit Points
NEUR30002 Neurophysiology: Neurons and Circuits
Semester 1
12.5
PHYS30001 Cardiovascular Health: Genes & Hormones
Semester 2
12.5
PHYS30005 Muscle and Exercise Physiology
Semester 1
12.5
PHYS30008 Frontiers in Physiology
Semester 2
12.5
PHYS30009 Experimental Physiology
Semester 1
12.5

Plant Science

Code Name Study period Credit Points
BOTA20001 Green Planet: Plants and the Environment
Semester 1
12.5
BOTA20002 Plant Biodiversity
Semester 2
12.5
BOTA20004 Flora of Victoria
Summer Term
12.5
BOTA30001 Marine Botany
November
12.5
BOTA30002 Plant Evolution
Semester 2
12.5
BOTA30003
BOTA30004 Vegetation Management and Conservation
Semester 2
12.5
BOTA30005 Plant Molecular Biology & Biotechnology
Semester 2
12.5
BOTA30006 Field Botany
Summer Term
12.5

Psychology

Code Name Study period Credit Points
PSYC10003 Mind, Brain & Behaviour 1
Semester 1
12.5
PSYC10004 Mind, Brain and Behaviour 2
Semester 2
12.5
PSYC20006 Biological Psychology
Semester 1
12.5
PSYC20007 Cognitive Psychology
Semester 2
12.5
PSYC30013 Research Methods for Human Inquiry
Semester 1
12.5
PSYC30014 The Psychopathology of Everyday Life
Semester 1
12.5
PSYC30017 Perception, Memory and Cognition
Semester 1
12.5
PSYC30018 Neuroscience and the Mind
Semester 1
12.5
PSYC30019 Development of the Thinking Child
Semester 2
12.5
PSYC30020 The Integrated Brain
Semester 2
12.5
PSYC30021 Psychological Science: Theory & Practice
Semester 2
12.5

Research Project Subjects

Code Name Study period Credit Points
ENST30002 Land And Environment Research Project
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
SCIE30001 Science Research Project
Summer Term
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
BIOM30003 Biomedical Science Research Project
Summer Term
Summer Term
Semester 1
Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 2
12.5

Science (General)

Code Name Study period Credit Points
MULT10011 Introduction to Life, Earth and Universe
Semester 1
12.5
BIOL20001 Evolution: Making Sense Of Life
Semester 2
12.5
SCIE20002 Human Sciences: Human/Nonhuman Encounter
Semester 2
12.5
SCIE10004 Human Sciences: From Cells to Societies
Semester 2
12.5

Science Informatics

Code Name Study period Credit Points
SINF30008

Veterinary Science

A number of Level 3 Veterinary Science subjects will be quota-restricted.

Code Name Study period Credit Points
VETS20014 Foundations of Animal Health 1
Semester 1
12.5
VETS20015 Foundations of Animal Health 2
Semester 2
12.5
ANSC30001 Animal Disease Biotechnology 1
Semester 1
12.5
ANSC30002 Animal Disease Biotechnology 2
Semester 2
12.5

Vision Science

Code Name Study period Credit Points
OPTO20004 Perception, Illusions and Art
Semester 1
12.5

Zoology

Code Name Study period Credit Points
ZOOL20004 Australian Wildlife Biology
Semester 1
12.5
ZOOL20005 Animal Structure and Function
Semester 1
12.5
ZOOL20006 Comparative Animal Physiology
Semester 2
12.5
BIOL30001 Reproductive Physiology
Semester 2
12.5
BIOL30002 Experimental Reproductive Physiology
Semester 2
12.5
ECOL30007 Marine Ecosystems: Ecology & Management
Semester 1
12.5
ZOOL30004 Evolution and the Human Condition
Semester 1
12.5
ZOOL30006 Animal Behaviour
Semester 1
12.5
ZOOL30007 Experimental Animal Behaviour
Semester 1
12.5
ZOOL30008 Experimental Marine Biology
February
12.5
ZOOL30009 Tropical Field Ecology
Semester 2
12.5

Last updated: 29 July 2019