Level one science units 2021

Clayton campus

Discipline/
Broad area of Science

Unit code

Unit title

Semester

Prerequisites/
additional information

ASTRONOMY

ASP1010

Earth to cosmos – introductory astronomy

1

No Year 12 prerequisite

ASP1022

Life and the universe - astrobiology

2

No Year 12 prerequisite

EARTH, ATMOSPHERE AND ENVIRONMENT

SCI1300

Climate change: From science to society

1 and 2

No Year 12 prerequisite

EAE1011 Earth, atmosphere and environment 1 1

No Year 12 prerequisite

EAE1022 Earth, atmosphere and environment 2

2

No Year 12 prerequisite

BIOLOGY

BIO1011

Blueprints for life

1

No Year 12 prerequisite

Students in S2007 Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Biomedical Science are prohibited from enrolling in this unit.

BIO1022

Life on earth

2

No Year 12 prerequisite

Students in S2007 Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Biomedical Science are prohibited from enrolling in this unit.

BIO1042

Life in the environment

2

No Year 12 prerequisite

SCI1200

Humans, evolution and modern society

2

No Year 12 prerequisite

Prohibited with BIO1011, BIO1022 and BIO1042

CHEMISTRY

CHM1011

Chemistry 1

1

No Year 12 prerequisite

Prohibition: CHM1051

CHM1022

Chemistry 2

2

No Year 12 prerequisite

Prohibition: CHM1052

CHM1051

Chemistry 1 advanced

1

VCE units 3 and 4 Chemistry (study score>=37); or an ATAR >= 90 (or equivalent)

Prohibition: CHM1011 

CHM1052

Chemistry 2 advanced

2

VCE units 3 and 4 Chemistry (study score>=37) (or equivalent); or an ATAR >= 90 or a HD in CHM1011

Prohibition: CHM1022

COMPUTATIONAL SCIENCE

FIT1008

Introduction to computer science

1 and 2

FIT1045

FIT1045

Algorithms and programming fundamentals in python

1 and 2

VCE Mathematical Methods or Specialist Mathematics units 3 & 4 with a study score of 25 or MTH1010.

FIT1053

Algorithms and programming in python (advanced)

1

ATAR score of 95 or above and VCE Mathematical Methods or Specialist Mathematics units 3 & 4 with a study score of 25 or MTH1010

Prohibition: FIT1045

FIT1054

Computer science (advanced)

2

FIT1045 or FIT1053

Prohibition: FIT1008

GEOGRAPHICAL SCIENCE

ATS1310

Extreme earth! Natural hazards and human vulnerability

1

No Year 12 prerequisite

MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS

MTH1010

Functions and their applications

1 and 2

It is recommended that you have successfully completed either VCE Mathematical Methods 1/2 or VCE Further Mathematics 3/4 (or equivalent). If not, you may need to undertake additional private study beyond the normal workload requirements.

You are not permitted to enrol in MTH1010 if you have achieved a raw study score of at least 25 in VCE Mathematical Methods units 3/4 (or equivalent).

If you enrol in this unit and have achieved a raw study score of at least 25 in VCE Mathematical Methods units 3/4 (or equivalent) you will be discontinued.

MTH1010 can only be completed prior to MTH1020 and MTH1030/MTH1035

MTH1020

Analysis of change

1 and 2

MTH1010 or VCE Mathematical Methods units 3 and 4 with a raw study score of at least 25 (or equivalent)

If you enrol in this unit and do not meet one of these two prerequisites you will be discontinued.

MTH1020 can only be completed prior to MTH1030 or MTH1035

Prohibitions: MAT1841

MTH1030

Techniques for modelling

1 and 2

MTH1020 with a mark of at least 60 or VCE Specialist Mathematics units 3 and 4 with a raw study score of at least 30 (or equivalent).

Exceptions for students who passed MTH1020 with a mark in the range of 50 to 59 can be made with permission from the unit co-ordinator based on a diagnostic test.

If you enrol in this unit and do not meet one of these prerequisites you will be discontinued.

Prohibitions: MTH1035, ENG1005

MTH1035

Techniques for modelling (advanced)

1

VCE Specialist Mathematics with an ATAR score of 95 or above; a VCE raw study score of 35 or above in Specialist Mathematics (or equivalent); a HD in MTH1020; or by approval of the Head of School of Mathematics.

This unit is not available for online enrolment. You can seek permission from Science Student Services  to enrol in this unit by completing an online enrolment amendment form.

Prohibitions: MTH1030 ENG1005

MAT1830

Discrete mathematics for computer science

1

VCE Specialist Mathematics or Mathematical Methods units 3 and 4 with a raw study score of at least 25; or Further Mathematics with a raw study score of at least 35 (or equivalent).

MTH2010

Multivariable calculus

1 and 2

MTH1030 or MTH1035 or VCE Enhancement Mathematics with a mark of at least 60. Exceptions for students who passed these units with a mark in the range of 50 to 59 can be made with permission from the unit co-coordinator based on a diagnostic test.

Prohibitions: MTH2015, ENG2005

MTH2015

Multivariable calculus (advanced)

2

HD in VCE Enhancement Mathematics or MTH1030; a D in MTH1035; or by approval of the Head of School of Mathematics. This unit is not available for online enrolment. You can seek permission from Science Student Services  to enrol in this unit by completing an online enrolment amendment form.

Prohibitions: MTH2010, ENG2005

MTH2040

Mathematical modelling

2

ENG1005  – This unit is only available if you are studying the double degree E3007 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Science; this unit can be counted as a level one or two science unit.

Prohibition: MTH2032

SCI1020

Introduction to statistical reasoning

1 and 2

No Year 12 prerequisite.

Prohibitions: STA1010 , MTH1030 , ENG1005 , ETC1000FIT1006

SCI1020 is an introductory unit and students who have already completed one of these prohibited units cannot subsequently enrol in SCI1020. Students who have completed MTH1030 or ENG1005 should enrol in STA1010 instead.

SCI1022

Introduction to scientific coding

1

Must be enrolled in a course offered by the Faculty of Science and completion of one of MTH1010, STA1010 or VCE Mathematical methods units 3 and 4 with a raw study score of at least 25.

Prohibitions: ENG1060, FIT1045, FIT1053

Students in the following courses are prohibited from enrolling in this unit:

  • E3007 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Science
  • C2003 Bachelor of Information Technology and Bachelor of Science
  • S2004 Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Computer Science
  • S2010 Bachelor of Applied Data Science
  • S3003 Bachelor of Applied Data Science Advanced (Honours.).

STA1010

Statistical methods for science

1 and 2

SCI1020, VCE Mathematical methods 3 and 4 or equivalent international qualifications listed in the Unit Guide.

Prohibitions: ETC1000, FIT1006

You cannot subsequently undertake SCI1020 if you have successfully completed STA1010.

PHYSICS

PHS1001

Foundation physics

1

No Year 12 Physics prerequisite; VCE Mathematical Methods units 3 and 4 with a raw study score of at least 25 (or equivalent) is recommended.

Recommended co-requisite: MTH1020 or ENG1090

Note: supporting mathematics studies are required for progression towards the Astrophysics and Physics majors.

Prohibitions:
PHS1011, PHS1031,  BMS1031

PHS1002

Physics for Engineering

2

PHS1001 or PHS1031 or BMS1031 or VCE Physics (study score 25 or above) (or equivalent), and ENG1090 or MTH1010 or VCE Mathematical Methods (study score 25 or above) (or equivalent)

Recommended co-requisite: MTH1030 or ENG1005

Note: supporting mathematics studies are required for progression towards the Astrophysics and Physics majors.

Prohibitions:
PHS1011, PHS1022

PHS1011

Classical physics and relativity

1

VCE Mathematical Methods (raw study score of 25 or above) and VCE Physics (raw study score of 25 or above) or VCE Specialist Mathematics (raw study score of 40 or above) (or equivalent).

If you have a raw study score of 25 or above in VCE Physics but only took Further Mathematics, please contact the unit coordinator to discuss your options.

Recommended co-requisite: MTH1020 or ENG1090MTH1030 or MTH1035 or ENG1005.

Note: to continue with Physics at level two you must have taken MTH1030MTH1035 or ENG1005 by the end of level one. (ENG1005 applies to Engineering students only.)

Prohibitions
PHS1001, PHS1002, PHS1031, BMS1031

PHS1022

Field and quantum physics

2

PHS1011

Recommended co-requisite MTH1030 or MTH1035 or ENG1005

Note: to continue with Physics at level two you must have taken MTH1030MTH1035 or ENG1005 by the end of level one. (ENG1005 applies to Engineering students only.)

Prohibitions
PHS1002

PHS1031

Physics for the living world

1

No Year 12 prerequisite

Note: to continue with Physics at level two you must have taken MTH1030MTH1035 or ENG1005 by the end of level one. (ENG1005 applies to Engineering students only.)

Prohibitions
BMS1031, PHS1001, PHS1011

PSYCHOLOGY

PSY1011

Psychology 1A

1

No Year 12 prerequisite

PSY1022

Psychology 1B

2

No Year 12 prerequisite

Information correct at the time of publication, November 2020.