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Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Innovation

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Combining science and innovation in a double degree has a great potential to lead to exciting and diverse career opportunities.

Key details

Degree Type
Bachelor
Duration
4 years full-time
Course Code
114118E
Study Mode
Online, In person
International Fees
$11,200 total

About this course

Outline Outline

Combining science and innovation in a double degree has a great potential to lead to exciting and diverse career opportunities. Many of the world's most pressing issues, such as climate change, healthcare, food security, and sustainable energy require multidisciplinary solutions, combining technical knowhow with an innovation mindset.

You might identify novel opportunities, develop disruptive technologies, or create new products or services that transform businesses and societies. You might start your own ventures based on scientific discoveries or bring fresh perspectives to existing industries through innovative approaches.

At Curtin, you'll study Innovation alongside your chosen Science major and Science specialisation over a four-year period, and graduate with two degrees.

In Science, you'll develop core expertise in your major, and take a specialisation that either deepens your knowledge in one subject or broadens it out across a variety of subjects such as climate change, mining, environmental management, food science, forensic studies and industrial optimisation.

In Innovation, you'll study business management and innovation fundamentals, followed by a set of transformational experiences including development of a sustainable business innovation project, an interactive study tour or an international experience - where you can apply your knowledge and demonstrate your skills as a future-focused problem solver.

The following Science majors can be studied with Innovation:

  • Agricultural Science
  • Biochemistry
  • Chemistry
  • Coastal and Marine Science
  • Data Science
  • Earth Sciences
  • Environmental Science
  • Food Science
  • Information and Communication Technology
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Software Development

You'll combine your science major with one of the following specialisations:

  • Actuarial Mathematics
  • Agricultural and Environmental Genetics
  • Agricultural Science
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Environmental Biology
  • Chemistry of Sustainable Development
  • Environmental Geoscience
  • Environmental Management
  • Applied Finance
  • Food Science
  • Advanced Geophysical Methods
  • Information and Communication Technology
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Industrial Mathematics
  • Internet of Things
  • Marine Science
  • Mine Planning and Operations
  • Optimisation
  • Statistical Data Science
  • Agriculture Extension
  • Analytical and Forensic Chemistry
  • Applied Physics
  • Astrophysics
  • Biological and Medicinal Chemistry
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematical Physics
  • Materials Science
  • Mining and Metallurgical Operations
  • Mining Geoscience
  • Pre-Masters Secondary Teaching
What jobs can the Science and Innovation lead to?

Careers

  • Biotechnology innovator
  • Renewable energy specialist
  • Environmental consultant
  • Tech innovation manager
  • IT innovation strategist
  • Software innovation consultant
  • Climate change analyst
  • Entrepreneur
  • Industry consultant
  • Resource industry analyst

Industries

  • Research and development
  • Food development and processing
  • Resources
  • Technology
  • Agriculture
  • Scientific enquiry
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Consulting
  • Government organisations
  • Not for profit / NGOs
What you'll learn
  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding in two fields of study that, while broadly equivalent in level to advanced textbooks, includes aspects informed by knowledge and innovation at the forefront of the field.
  • apply multidisciplinary knowledge to solve complex challenges within their field of study and at local, regional and global scales, demonstrating competencies in using creative and innovative thinking, problem solving, and devising and communicating evidence-based arguments, to both specialist and non-specialist audiences
  • understand the constructs of the scientific method, academic communication, and innovation thinking and apply these principles in representative exercises using digital technologies.
  • gather and interpret relevant data (usually within their fields of study) to inform judgements that include reflection on relevant social, scientific or ethical issues, showing awareness of the diversity of global and cultural perspectives, and how these affect the practice of science, business and industry.
  • demonstrate an inclusive mindset by appreciating the importance of cultural diversity and its impact on the practice of science, and of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and associated advocacy for Indigenous and First Nations-based stewardship.
  • demonstrate industry readiness by developing future-focussed capabilities including a global, responsible, innovative and technology (GRIT) mindset, and displaying a high standard of professional behaviour, including effective time management, both independently and as a team member.

Study locations

Perth

Online

What you will learn

  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding in two fields of study that, while broadly equivalent in level to advanced textbooks, includes aspects informed by knowledge and innovation at the forefront of the field.
  • apply multidisciplinary knowledge to solve complex challenges within their field of study and at local, regional and global scales, demonstrating competencies in using creative and innovative thinking, problem solving, and devising and communicating evidence-based arguments, to both specialist and non-specialist audiences
  • understand the constructs of the scientific method, academic communication, and innovation thinking and apply these principles in representative exercises using digital technologies.
  • gather and interpret relevant data (usually within their fields of study) to inform judgements that include reflection on relevant social, scientific or ethical issues, showing awareness of the diversity of global and cultural perspectives, and how these affect the practice of science, business and industry.
  • demonstrate an inclusive mindset by appreciating the importance of cultural diversity and its impact on the practice of science, and of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and associated advocacy for Indigenous and First Nations-based stewardship.
  • demonstrate industry readiness by developing future-focussed capabilities including a global, responsible, innovative and technology (GRIT) mindset, and displaying a high standard of professional behaviour, including effective time management, both independently and as a team member.

Graduate outcomes

Graduate satisfaction and employment outcomes for Business & Management courses at Curtin University.
82.6%
Overall satisfaction
81.9%
Skill scale
60.5%
Teaching scale
74.1%
Employed full-time
$58k
Average salary