Bachelor of Science Major in Vision Science




Courses Overview

What will I learn?
The three-year Bachelor of Science allows you to study a wide range of science subjects as well as many other areas of interest. This degree is ideal for students who seek a 'generalist' degree in which there is a large element of choice. Students are encouraged to choose a broad range of courses in the first year, to expand their general understanding of Science which then enables them to choose from a wide selection of major options in the second and third year. There is also the option to apply for an additional Honours year at the end of the three years, subject to a student's academic performance and other criteria.
This program has been designed to:
Develop and sustain an interest in and knowledge of Science.
Develop a working knowledge of scientific methods of investigation.
Encourage curiosity and creative imagination and an appreciation of the role of speculation in the selection and solution of problems, the construction of hypotheses, and the design of experiments.
Develop an appreciation of scientific criteria and a concern for objectivity and precision.
Develop confidence and skill in formulating problems and in treating both qualitative and quantitative data.
Develop the ability and disposition to think logically, to communicate clearly by written and oral means, and to read critically and with understanding.
Develop the habit of seeking and recognising relationships between phenomena, principles, theories, conceptual frameworks and problems.
Academic rules relating to the Bachelor of Science are as follows:
1. Students enrolled in the single degree must complete a minimum of 144 units of credit;
2. Students must complete at least one approved Bachelor of Science major, and this must be declared before enrolling in Level II courses.
Vision Science is the science of how we see. It includes the optics of lenses, the anatomy and physiology of the eye and other relevant parts of the body, the psychophysics of vision and visual neuroscience. This major is designed to develop scientists who can work with ophthalmic industries in the development of new technologies, diagnostic instruments and patient care options, as well as develop persons who can liaise with ophthalmic practitioners dealing with the patient directly.


Which department am I in? Faculty of Science

Entry Requirement From Vietnam

English Language Requirements: IELTS Academic: 6.5 overall (min. 6.0 in each subtest); TOEFL Internet-based Test (iBT): 90 overall (min. 23 in writing, 22 in reading, listening and speaking); TOEFL - Paper-based Test (PBT) 577 overall (min. 5.0 in TWE); Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic - 64 overall (min. 54 in each subtest); Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) - 180 overall (min.180 in each subtest; Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) - 176 overall (min.169 in each subtest).

Entry Requirement For International Student

Applicants can have a high school studies or foundation studies recognized prior study and a university transfer.
English Language requirements: IELTS score 6.5 overall (min. 6.0 in each subtest), TOEFL Internet-based Test (iBT) 90 overall (min. 23 in writing, 22 in reading, listening and speaking), TOEFL (PBT): 577 overall with a minimum score of 5.0 in the Test of Written English (TWE); University English Entry Course (UEEC): successful completion of the UEEC with a grade of C plus and a minimum score of 20 in the writing component; PTE (Academic) - Pearson Test of English academic: 64 overall (min. 54 in each subtest); Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): B grade; Certificate in Advanced English (CAE): A grade; successful completion of the ANU College Access Program with a minimum of 70 per cent overall.

Path Way Options by Other Partners

Pathways options
Offered by other partners
This university accepts pathways courses from Trinity College - The University of Melbourne
UNSW Foundation Studies

Full Time (3 years)

US$29,340.00 per year

26 February 2018, 23 July 2018, 18 February 2019

University of New South Wales - UNSW Kensington Campus, High Street, Kensington, UNSW SYDNEY, New South Wales, 2052, SYDNEY, Australia