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 – a 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

Choose a study plan

  • Archaeobotany and Zooarchaeology
    Year 2
    Semester Required for Major Recommended
    1 ARCS2000 Science in Archaeology

    Choose at least 2 units from:

    [ ARCS2080 Plants and Archaeology: Food, fuel, foraging and farming in the human past

    BIOL2010 Ecology
    2


    Choose at least 2 units from:

    [ ERTH2002 Paleobiology
    ARCS2025 Archaeology of the Pacific Islands ]

    BIOL2203 Plant Biology
    BIOL2204 Zoology
    SCIE3050 Science Industry Placement (summer semester)2
    Year 3
    Semester Required for Major Recommended
    1 ARCS3118 Managing Cultural Heritage: Ethics, History and Practice

    Choose at least 4 units from:

    [ ARCS3168 Human Evolution

    CONS3017 Landscape Ecology
    BIOL3209 Organism Diversity and Evolution
    2

    ARCS3001 Advanced Research in Archaeology4
    ENVM3215 Fire Ecology and Management ]


    ARCS3010 Field Archaeology
    ARCA3000 Predicting the Past4
    BIOL3227 Plant Identification and Vegetation Classification

    1 Semester offering subject to change.
    2 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.
    3 This course is offered every second year.
    4 Students wanting to pursue honours in Archaeological Science must complete ARCS3001 and ARCA3000. Entry requirements for honours can be found here.

  • Artifact Analysis
    Year 2
    Semester Required for Major Recommended
    1

    ARCS2000 Science in Archaeology

    Choose at least 2 units from:

    [ ARCA2020 Archaeology of Australasia
    ARCS2070 Bioarchaeology: Human remains and ancient disease
    ERTH2003 Sedimentology, Stratigraphy and Palaeoenvironments
    ERTH2005 Mineralogy
    GEOS2100 Environmental Systems

    Choose courses from the BSc course list
    2

    ARCS2010 Ancient Technologies: Experimental and Analytical Approaches to Understanding Past Technologies
    ARCS2025 Archaeology of the Pacific Islands
    BIOL2201 Evolution
    ERTH2002 Palaeobiology
    GEOS2103 Biogeography & Geomorphology ]

    Choose at least 2 units from:

    [ ARCS2011 Lithic Analysis1 ]

    SCIE3050 Science Industry Placement (summer semester)2
    Year 3
    Semester Required for Major Recommended
    1 ARCS3118 Managing Cultural Heritage: Ethics, History and Practice

    Choose at least 4 units from:

    [ ARCS3168 Human Evolution
    BIOL3209 Biodiversity Analysis, Discovery & Systematics
    ERTH3205 Geochemistry and Geochronology

    Choose courses from the BSc course list
    2

    ARCS3001 Advanced Research in Archaeology3
    GEOS3107 Plants, People & the Environment ]


    ARCS3010 Field Archaeology
    ARCA3000 Predicting the Past3

    1 This course is offered every second year.
    2 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.
    3 Students wanting to pursue honours in Archaeological Science must complete ARCS3001 and ARCA3000. Entry requirements for honours can be found here.

  • Geoarchaeology
    Year 2
    Semester Required for Major Recommended
    1 ARCS2000 Science in Archaeology

    Choose at least 2 units from:

    [ ERTH2003 Sedimentology, Stratigraphy and Paleoenvironments

    GEOM2001 Geographical Information Systems
    GEOM2000 Introduction to Remote Sensing of Environment
    2

    ARCS2025 Archaeology of the Pacific Islands
    GEOS2103 Biogeography & Geomorphology ]


    Choose at least 2 units from:

    [ ARCS2011 Lithic Analysis1
    ARCS2060 Archaeology Field School2 ]

    SCIE3050 Science Industry Placement (summer semester)3
    Choose courses from the BSc course list
    Year 3
    Semester Required for Major Recommended
    1

    ARCS3118 Managing Cultural Heritage: Ethics, History and Practice

    Choose at least 4 units from:

    [ ARCS3168 Human Evolution
    ERTH3103 Sedimentary Environments

    CONS3017 Landscape Ecology
    2

    ARCS3001 Advanced Research in Archaeology4 ]

    ARCS3010 Field Archaeology

    ARCA3000 Predicting the Past4

    1 This course is offered every second year.
    2 Semester offering subject to change.
    3 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.
    4 Students wanting to pursue honours in Archaeological Science must complete ARCS3001 and ARCA3000. Entry requirements for honours can be found here.

  • Human Evolution
    Year 2
    Semester Required for Major Recommended
    1 ARCS2000 Science in Archaeology BIOM2020 Human Anatomy
    2 BIOL2201 Evolution BIOL2202 Genetics
    SCIE3050 Science Industry Placement (summer semester)2
    Year 3
    Semester Required for Major Recommended
    1 ARCS3118 Managing Cultural Heritage: Ethics, History and Practice

    Choose at least 4 units from:

    [ BIOL3209 Organism Diversity and Evolution
    PSYC3262 Evolutionary Approaches to Human Behaviour

    BIOM3002 Human Biomedical Anatomy
    2

    ARCS3001 Advanced Research in Archaeology4
    ARCS3168 Human Evolution

    ARCS3010 Field Archaeology

    BIOC3003 Human Molecular Genetics & Disease
    ARCA3000 Predicting the Past4

    1 Semester offering subject to change.
    2 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.
    3 This course is offered every second year.
    4 Students wanting to pursue honours in Archaeological Science must complete ARCS3001 and ARCA3000. Entry requirements for honours can be found here.

  • Human Osteology and Palaeopathology
    Year 2
    Semester Required for Major Recommended
    1 ARCS2000 Science in Archaeology

    Choose at least 2 units from:

    [ ARCS2070 Bioarchaeology: Human remains and ancient disease

    ARCS2003 Forensics: The Archaeology of Death & Crime Scenes
    BIOM2020 Human Anatomy
    2

    BIOL2201 Evolution ]

    BIOL2202 Genetics
    SCIE3050 Science Industry Placement (summer semester)2
    Year 3
    Semester Required for Major Recommended
    1 ARCS3118 Managing Cultural Heritage: Ethics, History and Practice

    Choose at least 4 units:

    [ ARCS3001 Advanced Research in Archaeology3
    ARCS3168 Human Evolution
    BIOL3209 Biodiversity Analysis, Discovery & Systematics
    ERTH3205 Geochemistry & Geochronology

    BIOM3002 Human Biomedical Anatomy
    2

    ENVM3215 Fire Ecology and Management
    PSYC3262 Evolutionary Approaches to Human Behaviour ]


    ARCS3010 Field Archaeology
    BIOC3003 Human Molecular Genetics & Disease
    ARCA3000 Predicting the Past3

    1 Semester offering subject to change.
    2 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.
    3 Students wanting to pursue honours in Archaeological Science must complete ARCS3001 and ARCA3000. Entry requirements for honours can be found here.