Science areas of study and sequences - Gippsland

The School of Applied Sciences and Engineering offers a number of major and minor sequences for the Bachelor of Science and related courses; these are offered on the Gippsland campus and by off-campus learning. Available studies range across the biological, biomedical, chemical, environmental and mathematical sciences, together with psychology and information technology.

Students should consult individual unit* entries for details of prerequisites, corequisites, prohibitions and semester of offer. Some sequences include units with prerequisites that are not included in the sequence itself. Some higher-level units are offered every second year, but sequenced to allow completion of a major over three consecutive years. Also, some other units are offered in off-campus mode every second year only.

All units have a value of 6 points unless otherwise indicated. Some entries for a science area of study may refer students to an associated area of study; in these instances the reference is to the relevant area of study for the same campus.

For more information on the structure of sequences, such as the limitations on counting level two and three units for more than one sequence, refer to the Science units and sequences webpage in this Handbook.

Occasional reference is made to desirable or prerequisite studies in the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) - those students who did not study the VCE should seek advice about unit choice for students with qualifications other than the VCE.

* If specific units must be studied, in each science area of study they are referred to by the full unit code and title in the first instance and by their code only thereafter. Where units can be chosen from a group of related units, these are referred to by the three-letter prefix common to all of the units in that group.

Areas of study


  • Minor in applied biochemistry
  • Major in applied biochemistry



  • Minor in applied chemistry
  • Major in applied chemistry

Ecology and environmental management


  • Minor in ecology and environmental management
  • Major in ecology and environmental management
  • Double major in ecology and environmental management


  • Minor in mathematics and modelling

Medical bioscience


  • Major in medical bioscience
  • Double major in medical bioscience


  • Minor in applied microbiology
  • Major in applied microbiology


  • Minor in human physiology


  • Minor in psychology
  • Major in psychology

Veterinary bioscience

  • Minor in veterinary bioscience
  • Major in veterinary bioscience

Other science units

Other science units