Bachelor of
Science:

Study Planner Information

Year 1 Study Planner

Program Rules Course List

What do the different requirements mean?

  • Compulsory – all students must complete this course
  • Prerequisite for major – a course required for this major
  • Recommended – other science course which complements the major, but can be substituted for an elective
  • Elective – an elective course from the course list, or as permitted by the program rules
Year 1 - Semester 1
Course Code & Title Requirements
SCIE1000 Theory & Practice in Science Compulsory
ARCA1000 Discovering Archaeology1 Prerequisite for major
ERTH1000 Planet Earth: The Big Picture1 Recommended
BIOL1020 Genes, Cells & Evolution Recommended

1 Course is available in both semester 1 and 2.

Year 1 - Semester 2
Course Code & Title Requirements
STAT1201 Analysis of Scientific Data Compulsory
ARCS1001 Doing Archaeology Prerequisite for major
GEOS1100 Environment & Society1 Recommended
BIOL1040 Cells to Organisms Recommended

1 Course is available in both semester 1 and 2.

Year 2 to 3 Study Planner

Program Rules Course List

What do the different columns mean?

  • Required for Major – a course required for this major
  • Recommended – a course which complements the major, but can be substituted for an elective
Year 2
Semester Required for Major Recommended
1 ARCA2020 Australasian Archaeology
ARCS2000 Science in Archaeology

Choose at least 4 units from:

[ ARCS2003 Forensics: The Archaeology of Death & Crime Scenes
ARCS2070 Bioarchaeology: Human Remains and Ancient Disease
ARCS2080 Plans and Archaeology: Food Fuel, foraging and farming in the human past1
ERTH2003 Sedimentary Petrology & Stratigraphy
ERTH2005 Mineralogy
GEOM2001 Geographical Information Systems
GEOS2100 Environmental Systems

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2

ARCS2010 Ancient Technologies1
ARCS2025 Archaeology of the Pacific Islands
ARCS2050 Historical Archaeology
ARCS2060 Archaeology Field School1, 2
BIOL2201 Evolution
ERTH2002 Palaeobiology
GEOS2103 Biogeography & Geomorphology ]


ARCS2011 Lithic Analysis: Current and Future Directions for Research and Heritage Management
SCIE3050 Science Industry Placement (summer semester)4
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Year 3
Semester Required for Major Recommended
1 ARCS3118 Managing Cultural Heritage: Ethics, History and Practice
Choose at least 6 units from:

[ ARCS3001 Advanced Research in Archaeology5
ARCS3168 Human Evolution
BIOL3209 Biodiversity Analysis, Discovery & Systematics
CONS3017 Landscape Ecology
ERTH3103 Sedimentary Environments1
ERTH3205 Geochemistry and Geochronology1
PSYC3262 Evolutionary Approaches to Human Behaviour

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2

ARCA3000 Predicting the Past5 ]


ARCS3010 Field Archaeology
GEOS3107 Plants, People and the Environment
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1 This course is offered every second year.
2 Students enrol for semester 2 and field trip is taken during the mid-year break.
3 Semester offering subject to change.
4 Students may apply to undertake this course as an elective, or participate in other summer placement or research opportunities, at the end of second or third year during the summer semester.
5 Students wanting to pursue honours in Archaeological Science must complete ARCS3001 and ARCA3000. Entry requirements for honours can be found here.