Program Overview

The UNSW Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Education (Secondary) is a four-year, full-time (or part-time equivalent) double degree that provides you with the skills to pursue a career in secondary-school teaching, specialising in science and mathematics. After completing the degree, you’ll have a professional teaching qualification as well as a flagship science degree from our science faculty, UNSW Science.

You’ll learn how science is taught and gain an understanding of STEM subject areas such as environmental science, physics or mathematics. When you graduate, you’ll be prepared for a career that inspires the next generation to pursue their skills and passions in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).

The UNSW Bachelor of Education (Secondary) is a recognised qualification in initial teacher education. You'll graduate qualified to embark on a career as a secondary school teacher in both government and non-government secondary schools throughout Australia and overseas.



  Course Duration

48 Months

  Tuition Fee

AU$ 46,320


IELTS: 6.5 TOEFL: 90

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The Bachelor of Science/Education (Secondary) is a flexible program consisting of 31 courses. It can be completed in four-years full-time

Exactly which courses you study will depend on which Science major/specialisation you choose. The program generally includes:

  • 10 – 14 Courses and electives from your chosen major

  • 14 Education core courses

  • 3 Science electives

  • 1 Education elective

Study areas

  • Majors

  • Minors

Full program structure

Each university year at UNSW has three terms and an optional summer study period.

Some courses need to be studied in your first and second year, so you’re prepared for courses that can only be studied in later years. You can study full-time or part-time. Depending on how you plan your study load, you can fit two or three courses into a term and one course in a summer term.

Below is an example of your study options study in a standard four-year, full-time study plan:

First year

  • 3 Education core courses

  • 2 Courses from your major

  • 1 Science elective

  • 1 Foundational Maths/Statistics course

Second year

  • 2 Education core courses

  • 4 Courses/electives from your major

  • 2 Science electives

Third year

  • 7 Education core courses

  • 4 Course/elective from your major

Fourth year

  • 1 Education core course

  • 4 Courses/electives from your major

  • 1 Education elective

  • 1 Placement/internship


Direct entry requirement

All India Senior School Certificate (CBSE)


Indian School Certificate (CISCE)


India State Board


Great Britain General Certificate of Education (GCE A levels)


International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB)


Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) (after 2016)



Applicants will be assessed on a combination of higher school academic results, portfolio submission and an interview.

You may be asked to provide evidence of your English proficiency to study at UNSW depending on your educational background and citizenship. English language skills are vitally important for coping with lectures, tutorials, assignments and examinations - this is why UNSW requires a minimum English language competency for enrolment.

If English is not your first language, you’ll need to provide proof of your English proficiency before you can be given an offer to study at UNSW. You can do this by providing evidence that you meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • English language tests and university English courses

  • Prior study in the medium of English

  • Other qualifications

UNSW Global offers courses and programs designed to help you reach the English language level required for entry into your chosen degree. Different options are available depending on your current English language level. 

IELTS 6.5 overall (min. 6.0 in each subtest)

TOEFL 90 overall (min. 23 in writing, 22 in reading, listening and speaking)


2022 Indicative First Year Fee


2022 Indicative Fee to Complete Degree


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