Undergraduate Certificate in Biological Sciences

This course is covered by the Higher Education Relief Package and is discounted from $5,000 to $2,500.

(Not available in 2021)

The fully online Undergraduate Certificate in Biological Sciences provides a fundamental understanding of how living organisms grow, adapt and interact with the world around them. This certificate provides hands-on and transferable scientific, problem solving and communication skills, enhancing your employability and opportunities for further study in biological and human sciences.

Units in the certificate form the basis for continuing at UWA with a major in Botany, Conservation Biology, Marine Science, Zoology, Neuroscience, Anatomy and Human Biology, or Physiology.

Start date
Classes start 27 July 2020. Applications close 24 July 2020.

Study mode
$5,000 Discounted to $2,500 until 24 July

What you'll learn

Diversity and function of plants and animals and their interactions with the environment.

Basic structure and function of the human body and the processes which determine human difference.

How to identify, analyse and solve problems.

Notebook and a workspace 

Why study this course?

  • Get a head start towards bachelor’s study and get a taste of human and biological sciences at UWA.
  • Take a step towards a job in a field you’re passionate about.
  • Develop an understanding of the world around us and how the world has shaped humans, animals and plants.
  • Develop your critical thinking and communication skills.

How does it work?

All units will be delivered online and you’ll have access to your unit coordinator for any questions about your course. Assessment may include a combination of participation, assignments and exams.

What's next after this course?

Future study
On completion of the certificate, you can take your studies further with a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Biomedical Science. You will have a head start in the following majors:
Employment opportunities
This certificate is your first step to employment in areas including conservation biology, marine science or audiology.