Bachelor of Science (Major: Archaeology)
Archaeology is a dynamic worldwide discipline that draws on both the sciences and the humanities to interpret the physical evidence left by humans and their ancestors around the planet. Practitioners use information from geography, history, mathematics, biology, anthropology, chemistry and sociology to process evidence at sites to form the best interpretation about past human behaviour. Understanding past human behaviour informs our view of modern society and its challenges.
Why study this major?
If you have dreamed of exploring lost worlds and forgotten civilisations, a Bachelor of Science with a Major in Archaeology is the ideal option. This Major provides the theory and practical skills needed by today’s archaeologists, such as field research methods, to interpret past human behaviour.
Areas of study include historical, Aboriginal and maritime archaeology, with a strong Western Australian and Australian focus. In addition to these Archaeology courses, you will also be required to complete a Directed Science Research project which provides the opportunity for you to specialise in a particular area of interest and develop additional fieldwork and problem-solving skills.
Work Integrated Learning: As part of the Bachelor of Science degree, you undertake a Science Internship. This is a six-week industry placement in an area of employment related to your studies, which can lead to valuable contacts and employment opportunities.
Archaeology graduates find employment as heritage advisors for mining companies and for local and State government departments such as the State Heritage Office. Positions for Archaeologists exist in the Western Australia Museum and Maritime Museum, while the State Department of Premier and Cabinet and the Federal National Native Title Tribunal recruits those with skills in archaeology for roles determining Native Title claims. Positions exist in private heritage consultancy, while the skills and science of Archaeology are also applicable in natural and cultural management.
Our foundation Campus is located in the historic West End of the port city of Fremantle, south of Perth. Housed within beautifully restored heritage buildings, it provides a ‘town university’ of great character. The iconic Campus is close to the Fremantle Harbour, cafe?s, shops and the famous ‘Cappuccino Strip’, and all major transport hubs.
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Minimum English Language Requirements
|English Level Description||IELTS (1.0 -9.0)||TOEFL IBT (0-120)||TOEFL CBT (0-300)||PTE (10-90)|
|Extremely Limited||< 4||< 31||< 93||< 30|
Job Opportunity Potential
The following careers are open to graduates of this program:
- Heritage consultant
- Museum curator
- Researcher for Western Australian departments such as the Heritage Council of Western Australia and Department of Environment & Conservation
Sydney / Melbourne / Brisbane:
Regular 2 years post study work visa for international students completing Bachelors and Masters degrees (minimum 92 weeks), 3 years for Masters by Research and 4 years for PhD. graduates
Other Locations (Regional centres and other regional areas):
International students studying at regional universities will be eligible to access an additional
2 years in Australia on a post-study work visa
(Which means a Bachelors or Masters graduate can get up to 4 years of PSW visa)
Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria
Academic requirements for this program are outlined below. We also consider your application more broadly – your non-academic achievements (such as any previous leadership roles, volunteering, work, church and/or community involvement) as well as personal qualities - your aspirations and interests and your capacity to complete your chosen program.
Applicants with recent Secondary Education:
- Indicative ATAR of 70 with a score of 50+ in ATAR English, ATAR Literature or ATAR English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EALD).
- Minimum International Baccalaureate (IB) score of 24.
- Completed AQF Certificate IV or higher in a relevant discipline, from an accredited provider such as TAFE or a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) with a score of 50+ in ATAR English, ATAR Literature or ATAR English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EALD).
Applicants with Higher Education Study
- Other university studies completed at undergraduate level or higher, a minimum of 4 successfully completed subjects;
- Successful completion of the Notre Dame Tertiary Pathway Program or of another Enabling Program at a level deemed sufficient by the University;
Applicants who have successfully completed subjects at another University, which are relevant to the selected program of study, may be eligible for Advanced Standing.
Applicants with Vocational Education and Training (VET) study
- Completed AQF Certificate IV or higher in a relevant discipline, from an accredited provider such as TAFE or a Registered Training Organisation (RTO).
Applicants with Work and Life Experience
Applicants who left secondary education more than two years previously and who have not undertaken VET or higher education study since then, but with relevant work and life experience. Such experience may include, but is not limited to:
- STAT scores of at least 135 in the Multiple Choice section and 140 in the Written English section are required.
- Mature-age completion of two Year 12 WACE or HSC exams with a resulting ATAR of 70 or above
- Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) or equivalent results if these have been completed within the last 5 years.
Please note: all applicants must be of school leaving age or older to apply.
- Course Code: 045168D
- Course Type: Full Time
- Course Level: Bachelors/UG Degree
- Duration: 03 Year
Total Tuition Fee:
Annual Cost of Living: 21041 AUD
Application Fee: N/A
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