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Elective courses

  • Elective courses in your program structure must be completed
  • Elective courses allow you the freedom to tailor your program toward your personal or professional interests
  • Most programs have a restriction on the number of introductory level courses (100 coded) you are allowed to study, so please check your program requirements before selecting elective courses
  • Some courses may also include a compulsory field trip, requiring payment of an additional fee and may be held outside of the regular teaching weeks, ie on weekends or during semester breaks
  • Elective courses may be used to add a major or minor area of study to your program (Faculty of Arts, Business and Law majors and minors or Faculty of Science, Health, Education and Engineering majors and minors)
Introductory level elective courses (100 coded)

CourseSemester of offerRequisites
ENG101 Foundations of Engineering
  • Semester 1
 
ENS103 Earth's Surface ProcessesFraser Coast: Semester 1
Sippy Downs: Semester 1
 
ENS120 Introduction to Environmental Management
  • Semester 1
 
HLT133 Trends in Health and Community Care
  • Semester 1
Anti: NUR121
HLT134 Contexts of Community Care
  • Semester 2
 
HLT140 Think Health
  • Semester 1
 
HLT150 Indigenous Wellbeing Foundations
  • Semester 2
 
LFS100 Cell BiologyFraser Coast: Semester 1
Sippy Downs: Semester 1, Semester 2
Anti: SCI103 or LFS101
LFS112 Human Physiology
  • Semester 2
Anti: LFS201 or LFS202 or NUR102 or NUR201
LFS122 Human Anatomy
  • Semester 2
  • Session 8
 
MTH100 Introduction to MathematicsFraser Coast: Semester 1
Sippy Downs: Semester 1
Anti: MTH101
MTH102 Mathematics FoundationsFraser Coast: Semester 1
Sippy Downs: Semester 1, Semester 2
 
NUT101 Introduction to Nutrition
  • Semester 1
Pre: Enrolled in Program SC354 or a Public Health Nutrition Minor or enrolled in Program XU301 or UU301
NUT102 Food in Society
  • Semester 2
Anti: NUT211
OES104 Learning in Australian Landscapes
  • Semester 1
  • Semester 2
Pre: Enrolled in Program ED304, ED112, XU301 or UU301
Anti: OES100 or OES101
PUB102 Environment and Health
  • Semester 2
Anti: SCI109 or PUB709
PUB104 Introduction to Behavioural Health
  • Semester 1
 
PUB112 Public Health Foundations
  • Semester 2
Anti: SCI111 or CPH251 or PUB251 or PUB712
SCI102 Biodiversity and EcologyFraser Coast: Semester 2
Sippy Downs: Semester 2
Anti: ENS102
SCI105 ChemistryFraser Coast: Semester 2
Sippy Downs: Semester 1, Semester 2
Anti: SCI505
SCI107 Physics
  • Semester 1
Anti: SCI108 or SCI507
SCI110 Science Research MethodsFraser Coast: Semester 2
Sippy Downs: Semester 1, Semester 2
Anti: SCI201 or CPH261
SCI113 Discovering ScienceFraser Coast: Semester 1
Sippy Downs: Semester 1
 
SET111 Environment, Technology and Sustainability
  • Semester 2
Anti: COR111
SPX101 Introduction to Sport and Exercise ScienceFraser Coast: Semester 1
Sippy Downs: Semester 1
 
SPX102 Introduction to Coaching ScienceFraser Coast: Semester 2
Sippy Downs: Semester 2
Anti: SPX321
SPX120 Sports Field Studies 1Fraser Coast: Semester 1
Sippy Downs: Semester 1
Pre: Enrolled in Program SC344, SC346, SC347, SC110, UU301 or XU301
SPX121 Exercise Prescription and Programming IFraser Coast: Semester 2
Sippy Downs: Semester 2
Pre: Enrolled in Program SC354, SC344, SC346, SC347, SC110, UU301 or XU301
Anti: SPX212

Advanced level elective courses (200, 300 or 400 coded) 

CourseSemester of offerRequisites
ANM203 Statistics with Teeth: Understanding Ecological DataFraser Coast: Semester 2
Sippy Downs: Semester 2
Pre: SCI110
BIM202 Genes in Health and Disease
  • Semester 1
Pre: LFS100
BIM203 Blood Banking and Transfusion Sciences
  • Semester 2
Pre: LFS112 and MLS110
Anti: MLS212
BIM263 Introduction to Pharmacology
  • Semester 2
Pre: LFS201 or (LFS112 and LFS122)
Anti: BIM261
BIM303 Introduction to Clinical Trial Coordination
  • Session 5
Pre: BIM263 and permission required for enrolment – please contact the Course Coordinator.
BIM331 Immunology
  • Semester 1
Pre: MBT263 or LFS261 or MEP263 or MEP252 or LFS202
Anti: MEP254 or MBT354
BIM341 Biochemical Pharmacology
  • Semester 1
Pre: MBT251 or LFS251
Anti: MBT351
CHM202 Organic Chemistry
  • Semester 2
Pre: SCI105 or SCI505
Anti: CHM502
CHM210 Inorganic Chemistry
  • Semester 2
Pre: SCI105
Anti: CHM212
CHM300 Advanced Biological Chemistry
  • Semester 1
Pre: SCI105 or CHM202 or LFS100
CHM310 Physical Chemistry
  • Semester 1
Pre: SCI105
CHM311 Medicinal Organic Chemistry
  • Semester 2
Pre: CHM202
EDU208 Professional Experience: Learning Theories in Early LearningGympie: Semester 1
Sippy Downs: Semester 1
Caboolture: Semester 1
Pre: EDU109
EDU302 E-Learning Leader
  • Session 1
  • Session 5
 
EDU307 The English Language
  • Semester 1
  • Semester 2
 
EDU310 Professional Learning: Learning Engagement
  • Semester 1
Pre: EDU210
Anti: EDU610
EDU351 Alternative Schooling Pedagogies
  • Session 1
Pre: EDU100 or EDU101
EDU371 Contexts of Disability and Differences
  • Session 5
 
ENG302 Engineering Project Management
  • Semester 1
 
ENG312 Soil Mechanics
  • Semester 2
Anti: CIV2403 USQ Equivalent Course)
ENG330 Engineering Hydrology
  • Semester 2
Pre: SCI110 and (MTH202 or MTH103 or MTH102)
ENG335 Production Engineering
  • Semester 1
Pre: MEC2202 or ENG226 and enrolled in Program SC410,SC411, AB101, UU301 or XU301
Anti: MEC3204
ENG336 Engineering System Design
  • Semester 2
Pre: ENG228 or MEC2301
Anti: MEC3303
ENG402 Engineering Project 2
  • Semester 1
  • Semester 2
Pre: ENG401
ENG411 Reservoir and Stormwater Engineering
  • Semester 1
Pre: (MTH202 or MTH104) and (ENS314 or ENG330)
ENG412 Design of Wastewater Treatment Systems
  • Semester 2
Pre: ENG202 or ENG1100
ENG421 Design of Water Supply Systems
  • Semester 1
Pre: ENG202 or ENG1100
ENG422 Design of Roads and Drainage
  • Semester 1
Anti: ENV3104 USQ equivalent course)
ENS213 Invertebrate Biology and EcologyFraser Coast: Semester 1
Sippy Downs: Semester 1
Pre: SCI102
ENS221 Plant Diversity and Ecology
  • Semester 1
Pre: SCI102
Anti: ENS201
ENS222 Terrestrial Vertebrate Diversity and EcologyFraser Coast: Semester 2
Sippy Downs: Semester 2
Pre: SCI102
ENS224 Soil Properties, Processes and Rehabilitation*
  • Semester 2
Pre: ENS103
ENS242 Introduction to Weather and Climate
  • Semester 2
 
ENS253 An Introduction to Geographic Information Science and Technology
  • Semester 1
 
ENS254 Earth Observation: Remote Sensing and Surveying
  • Semester 2
 
ENS281 Introduction to Sustainable Energy Systems
  • Semester 1
 
ENS282 Coastal and Marine EcologyFraser Coast: Semester 1
Sippy Downs: Semester 1
 
ENS300 Environmental and Resource Economics
  • Semester 1
Anti: ENS700
ENS305 Environmental Chemistry
  • Semester 2
Pre: SCI105
ENS310 Climate Change Adaptation
  • Semester 1
Anti: ENS710
ENS314 Climate and Hydrology Systems
  • Semester 1
Anti: ENS714
ENS315 Numerical Techniques in Ecology
  • Semester 1
Pre: ANM203
ENS316 Wildlife Ecology and Conservation
  • Semester 1
Pre: ENS222
ENS317 Coastal Conservation Planning
  • Semester 1
Pre: SCI110 and enrolled in Program SB303, SC320, SC301, SA301, SC316, SB301, UU301 or XU301
ENS318 Plant Growth and Reproduction
  • Semester 2
 
ENS320 Climate Change Mitigation
  • Semester 2
Anti: ENS711
ENS323 Agricultural and Forest Ecology
  • Semester 2
Pre: SCI110
ENS324 Advanced Genetics
  • Semester 2
Pre: LFS100 or SCI102
ENS330 K'gari-Fraser Island Field StudiesFraser Coast: Session 8
Sippy Downs: Session 8
Pre: SCI110
ENS333 Special Field Studies Topic
  • Session 1
  • Session 7
Pre: SCI110 and Course Coordinator approval to enrol
ENS351 Integrated Environmental Management
  • Semester 1
Anti: ESS351
ENS353 Applied Geospatial Analysis
  • Semester 2
Pre: ENS253
ENS371 Aquaculture
  • Semester 1
Anti: ESS371
GEO201 Hydrology and Geomorphology
  • Semester 1
 
GEO301 Mapping with Drones
  • Semester 1
 
GEO302 Coastal Geomorphology
  • Semester 2
 
HLT301 Contexts of Practice: Mental Health CareFraser Coast: Semester 1
Gympie: Semester 1
Sunshine Coast Health Institute: Semester 1
Sippy Downs: Semester 1, Session 8
Caboolture: Semester 1, Session 8
Anti: PAR341 or NUR301
LFS201 Systemic Physiology I
  • Semester 1
Pre: LFS112
LFS202 Systemic Physiology II
  • Semester 2
Pre: LFS201
LFS251 Biochemistry
  • Semester 1
Pre: SCI105 and LFS100
Anti: MBT251
LFS252 Molecular Biology
  • Semester 2
Pre: SCI104 or SCI103 or LFS100
Anti: MBT252
LFS262 Medical Microbiology
  • Semester 2
Pre: MBT263 or LFS261 or MEP263
Anti: MEP252 or MEP253 or MBT253
LFS303 Pathophysiology
  • Semester 1
Pre: LFS201 and LFS202
Anti: LFS302 or NUR221 or PAR221 or HLT221
MBT254 Biotechnology: Research to Product
  • Semester 2
Pre: LFS100 and SCI105
MBT301 Pharmaceutical and Food Microbiology
  • Semester 1
Pre: MBT263 or LFS261
MBT352 Molecular Biotechnology
  • Semester 2
Pre: MBT252 or LFS252
MBT353 Microbial Pathogenesis
  • Semester 2
Pre: MBT263 or LFS261
Anti: MEP351
MBT355 Bioinformatics
  • Semester 1
Pre: LFS252 or SCI212 or BIM202
MBT361 Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Semester 1
Pre: MBT263 or LFS261
Anti: MBT363 or MBT364
MLS210 Advanced Haematology
  • Semester 1
Pre: MLS110
MLS211 Medical Biochemistry
  • Semester 2
Pre: LFS251
MTH201 Calculus II and Linear Algebra
  • Semester 1
Pre: MTH104 or MTH202
Co: MTH103
MTH202 Calculus and Algebra
  • Semester 1
Pre: MTH101 or MTH102 or MTH103
Anti: MTH502
MTH203 Numerical Analysis
  • Semester 2
Pre: MTH202 or (MTH103 and MTH104)
Anti: MTH532 and MTH312
MTH212 Discrete Mathematics
  • Semester 2
Pre: MTH101 or MTH102 or MTH103
Anti: MTH512
MTH301 Reading in Advanced Mathematics
  • Semester 1
  • Semester 2
  • Session 8
Pre: (MTH202 or MTH104) and MTH212 and permission required for enrolment – please contact the Course Coordinator.
MTH302 Applied Mathematics
  • Semester 2
Pre: MTH202 or MTH104
Anti: MTH522
MTH381 Applied Systems Modelling
  • Semester 1
Pre: MTH202 or MTH104
Anti: ENS381
NUT201 Food Studies
  • Semester 1
Pre: SCI105
Anti: FSN201
NUT203 Active Lifestyle NutritionFraser Coast: Semester 2
Sippy Downs: Semester 2
Pre: SPX103 or LFS112
Anti: NUT202
NUT205 Public Health Nutrition
  • Semester 2
Pre: (NUT211 or NUT102) and PUB112
NUT212 Principles of Nutrition
  • Semester 1
Pre: LFS112 or (LFS201 and LFS202) or SPX103
Anti: FSN212
NUT232 Nutritional Biochemistry
  • Semester 2
Pre: MBT251 or LFS251
Anti: BIM212 or BIM352 or BIM252
NUT301 Advanced Public Health Nutrition
  • Semester 2
Pre: (NUT306 or NUT352 and NUT205
NUT310 Advanced Sports Nutrition
  • Session 7
Pre: (NUT203 or NUT202 or NUT352 or (NUT212 and enrolled in Program SC344 or SC347)
NUT401 Nutrition and Dietetics Research and Evaluation 24 units
  • Semester 1
  • Semester 2
Pre: NUT301 and NUT302 and NUT312 and PUB361 and enrolled in Program SC353
Anti: ADR401 or RES401
NUT402 Medical NutritionTherapy Placement 24 unitsSunshine Coast Health Institute: Semester 1, Semester 2
Sippy Downs: Semester 1, Semester 2
Pre: NUT301 and NUT302 and NUT312 and NUT361 and NUT400 and enrolled in Program SC353
NUT404 Community and Public Health Nutrition
  • Semester 1
  • Semester 2
Pre: NUT301 and NUT302 and NUT312 and NUT361 and NUT400 and enrolled in Program SC353
NUT405 Nutrition and Dietetic Practice Management
  • Session 7
Pre: NUT301 and NUT302 and NUT312 and NUT361 and NUT400
Anti: NUT331
PHY201 Fluids, Waves and Thermodynamics
  • Semester 2
Pre: (SCI107 or SCI507 or ENG1101 and (MTH104 or MTH202 or MTH502
Anti: PHY501
OCC201 Occupational Therapy Theory
  • Semester 2
Pre: OCC102 and LFS112 and LFS122 and PSY100 and PSY101 and (HLT205 or SCI110)
OES240 Leading Groups in Outdoor Environments
  • Semester 1
Pre: OES101 or enrolled in Program ED112
Co: OES100
PHY201 Fluids, Waves and Thermodynamics
  • Semester 2
Pre: (SCI107 or SCI507 or ENG1101 and (MTH104 or MTH202 or MTH502
Anti: PHY501
PUB205 Food Safety Laws and Regulations
  • Semester 2
Anti: NUT322
PUB210 Concepts of Epidemiology
  • Semester 2
 
PUB252 Health Promotion Needs Assessment and Planning
  • Semester 1
Anti: CPH252 or PUB722
PUB262 Environmental Health Risk Management
  • Semester 2
Anti: CPH262 or PUB762
PUB271 Health Promotion Principles
  • Semester 1
Anti: PUB721
PUB272 Health Promotion Settings
  • Semester 2
Anti: PUB704 and PUB742
PUB351 Health Promotion Implementation and Evaluation
  • Semester 2
 
PUB352 Public Health Project
  • Semester 1
Pre: (PUB252 or PUB722 and (PUB351 or PUB731
Anti: PUB732
PUB361 Epidemiology and Biostatistics
  • Semester 1
Pre: SCI110 or enrolled in Program SC511, SC611, SC711, UU301 or XU301
Anti: CPH361 or PUB761 or PUB701
SCI202 Advanced Research Methods and Statistics
  • Semester 2
Pre: SCI110 or CPH261 or SCI201 or SCI108 or BUS101 or ENG2102 or enrolled in Program BU323, UU301 or XU301
Anti: ANM203
SCI212 Genetics
  • Semester 2
Pre: LFS100
SCI302 Analytical Sciences
  • Semester 1
Pre: SCI105
SCI303 Biosecurity
  • Semester 1
 
SPX201 Functional Anatomy
  • Semester 1
Pre: LFS122
SPX202 Biomechanics I
  • Semester 2
Pre: LFS122
SPX211 Exercise Physiology I
  • Semester 2
Pre: LFS112 or LFS201 or SPX103
SPX221 Introduction to Sports Medicine
  • Semester 1
Pre: LFS122
SPX222 Sport and Exercise PsychologyFraser Coast: Semester 2
Sippy Downs: Semester 2
Pre: PSY100 or PUB104 or SPX101 or SPX102
SPX231 Motor Control and LearningFraser Coast: Semester 1
Sippy Downs: Semester 1
Pre: LFS122 or SPX103
SPX301 Exercise in Cardiorespiratory and Metabolic Health
  • Semester 2
Pre: SPX211
SPX302 Exercise in Musculoskeletal Health
  • Semester 2
Pre: SPX221 and (SPX201 or SPX202)
SPX306 Clinical Skills for Exercise Physiology
  • Semester 1
Pre: SPX211 and SPX221 and (SPX201 or SPX202) and enrolled in Program SC346 or SC344
SPX312 Performance Enhancement
  • Semester 2
Pre: SPX322 and SPX331
SPX322 Biomechanics II
  • Semester 1
Pre: SPX202
SPX331 Exercise Physiology II
  • Semester 1
Pre: SPX211
SPX361 Physical Education Studies A
  • Semester 1
 
SPX362 Physical Education Studies B
  • Semester 2
 
SPX371 Advanced Coaching Science
  • Semester 1
Pre: SPX102 and SPX202 and SPX211 and SPX212 and SPX231
SRP301 Special Research Project
  • Semester 1
  • Semester 2
  • Session 8
Pre: Permission required for enrolment, please contact adr_foshee@usc.edu.au for initial SRP enquiries
SRP321 Special Research Project 24 units
  • Semester 1
Pre: Permission required for enrolment, please email adr_foshee@usc.edu.au for initial SRP enquiries..
WPL310 Workplace Learning I
  • Semester 1
  • Semester 2
  • Session 4
  • Session 8
Pre: Permission required for enrolment – please contact the Course Coordinator.
WPL311 Workplace Learning I
  • Semester 1
  • Semester 2
  • Various Sessions
Pre: Permission required for enrolment – please contact the Course Coordinator
WPL320 Workplace Learning II 24 units
  • Semester 1
  • Semester 2
  • Session 4
  • Session 8
Pre: Permission required for enrolment – please contact the Course Coordinator.

† Subject to special entry requirements. Course coordinator approval only.
* Subject to approval and/or not available until further notice.

 

Enabling courses

Enabling courses are offered to support you in achieving academic success. Courses are held before the start of each semester, and as weekly tutorials throughout the teaching year.

The Tertiary Enabling Program (TEP) offers a range of enabling courses in key areas. These courses allow you to learn new skills, refresh your knowledge, and increase your potential for excellent results in your undergraduate degree program.

Enabling courses are free-of-charge to Commonwealth-supported and International students, they don’t count towards your degree and they have no impact on your overall university grades.

CourseSemester of offerRequisites
ENB121 Enabling Chemistry 6 units
  • Semester 1
  • Semester 2
 
ENB122 Enabling General Mathematics 6 units
  • Semester 1
  • Semester 2
 
ENB123 Enabling Mathematics for Physics 6 units
  • Semester 1
 
ENB124 Enabling Statistics 6 units
  • Semester 1
  • Semester 2
 
ENB125 Enabling Biology 6 unitsFraser Coast: Semester 1
Sippy Downs: Semester 1, Semester 2
 
ENB126 Enabling Physiology 6 unitsFraser Coast: Semester 1
Sippy Downs: Semester 2
 

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