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La Trobe University

  • 24% international / 76% domestic

Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Science Education

  • Bachelor

This innovative double degree was developed in response to the Federal Government’s ‘Innovation Statement’ and aims to integrate full science degree studies with a complete teaching qualification, with a particular emphasis on mathematics, statistics (taught as part of mathematics in secondary schools), physics and chemistry.

Key details

Degree Type
Bachelor
Course Code
SZSSE, 042838F
Study Mode
In person

About this course

This innovative double degree was developed in response to the Federal Government’s ‘Innovation Statement’ and aims to integrate full science degree studies with a complete teaching qualification, with a particular emphasis on mathematics, statistics (taught as part of mathematics in secondary schools), physics and chemistry. Graduates of this double degree will develop a deep understanding of their teaching specialties and will be equipped to adapt their teaching to engage with the needs of their teaching settings, including their own students and the nature of the areas of knowledge and behaviour that constitute the discipline. In this program, emphasis is placed on the teacher’s ability to adapt teaching to continuously changing circumstances while fostering deep understanding of relevant areas of scientific disciplines. Please note: students must complete a Working with Children check form, available from Australia Post offices. Students must provide a certified copy of their valid Working with Children card prior to undertaking teaching placements in schools. Students will gain a foundation in science in the first year. Combined studies in science and education will commence in the second year and continue during the third year. Two science disciplines must be studied through to third year: the ‘major’ discipline comprising subjects to the value of 60 credit points in the third year and the ‘minor’ discipline 30 credit points. One of the ‘major’ or ‘minor’ disciplines must be chosen from mathematics, biology, statistics, physics, and chemistry. The other discipline may be chosen from any other science discipline offered. The science disciplines are those defined for the Bachelor of Science degree. The final year will consist of full teacher training, including the practicum requirement plus one further elective. Normally, students would be expected to have satisfactorily completed all of the requirements for the first three years before progressing to the fourth year.

Entry requirements

Science and psychology courses

Study locations

Melbourne (Bundoora)

Graduate outcomes

Graduate satisfaction and employment outcomes for Science & Mathematics courses at La Trobe University.
84.4%
Overall satisfaction
87.4%
Skill scale
75.4%
Teaching scale
50.8%
Employed full-time
$54k
Average salary