Do you have a curious mind and question everything? Perhaps a career in science is your calling.
Your study options are flexible and diverse with a focus on professional experience in various sciences including biologist, ecologist, spatial scientist, biomedical scientist, chemist, or in other science fields.
You will combine academic studies with practical learning in distinctive environments and communities of northern Australia and the region, and their associated challenges in environmental management and public health, including Indigenous health.
You will strengthen your problem solving, logical and critical thinking skills, apply an understanding of scientific and technological factors, and consider issues from various cultural, economic and other societal perspectives throughout your studies helping you to approach tasks informed and confident.
You will be able to demonstrate and apply an understanding of their chosen areas of science, including concepts, theories and principles to practise in real situations.
Students undertaking the Biomedical Science specialisation should note that due to laboratory requirements, on-campus attendance at intensive teaching blocks will be required for some units throughout the course.
External: This course is available online through distance education with some on-campus attendance requirements.
This course consists of common units, science specialist elective and elective units as described in the course outline. Students may complete a General Science course or specializations selected from disciplines such as in Biomedical Science, Ecology, and Geographical Information Science. These courses are structured to ensure fundamental science foundations are then supported by advanced units appropriate to the discipline area. Professional practice experiences are a feature of the course. Please note that external students are required to attend on-campus intensive teaching blocks depending on the units studied.
A candidate must successfully complete units totalling 240 credit points (cp). All units are valued at 10 credit points unless indicated.
General Science - no major (140-160 credit points)
Either SCH101 Chemical Concepts OR SCH104 Introductory Chemistry
SPH141 Concepts of Physics OR SMA101 Mathematics 1A
PHI310 Philosophy of Science (available from 2020) OR PHI230 Rationality and Decision Theory (available from 2019) OR IND173 Contested Knowledges (recoded from CIK )
SID300 Professional Practice in Science (repeatable)
10 units (100cp) from Group A
Students should pay attention to prerequisites and assumed knowledge when planning a General Science program of study. Students may select suitable L-Open University Australia units with the approval of the course coordinator.
This course is focus on General science.
Charles Darwin University Highlights
Darwin, Northern Territory
Number of campuses
301 Million AUD
Mode of program
On campus/ Online/ Full time/ Part time
Charles Darwin University Average Tuition Fees And Other Expenses
The cost of attendance for students at Charles Darwin University comprises the tuition fee per course and the cost of living.
The Department of Home Affairs has estimated the cost of living for an individual to study in Australia on student visa as 21,041 AUD.
The cost break up has been tabulated below for reference:
Tuition Fee per year
25,328 – 33,480 AUD
28,104 - 34,680 AUD
Undergraduate associate degree
29,616 – 33,480 AUD
26,968 – 29,616 AUD
Graduate associate degree
25,328 – 28,104 AUD
The cost of living might vary for students in Darwin and Sydney. An estimate for both locations is provided below for reference:
Cost in Darwin (per week)
Cost in Sydney (per week)
Food and groceries
Gas and electricity
Phone and Internet
Car (if owned by students)
Charles Darwin University Application Process
To apply for admission to Charles Darwin University, international students must fulfill minimum eligibility criteria and submit proof of English language proficiency. The University provides International Pathway programs for students who do not meet the minimum language requirements.
How to Apply?
The process for international student admission to Charles Darwin University has been described below:
Application portal: Online Application or apply through an agent
Application fee: Not required
Admission Requirements: The following documents must be submitted along with the application for admission:
Completed application form
Certified copies of transcripts/ certificates with English translation (if required)
Copy of passport
Statement of Purpose
Scholarship application form
English language proficiency test scores: The minimum requirements for test scores are as follows: