Pathways into our courses

Science-based tertiary studies are the best alternative pathway into the faculty’s pharmacy and pharmaceutical science programs.

Transfers

If you're enrolled in a science based degree (eg BSc, BBiomed, BPharm, BPharmSci) you can apply to transfer into our undergraduate courses. 

You need to apply at the end of one year to start with us in the first semester of the following year. The faculty doesn’t have a mid-year intake. We don't give preference to Monash applicants, all applicants must meet the same minimum criteria.

Please note that credit is not currently given for transfers into pharmacy. We recommend that students interested in pharmacy consider completing their relevant degree, with a minimum average of 70% (distinction or equivalent), and apply for our graduate entry pharmacy program.

How to apply

The application deadline for current Monash students to apply online for an internal course transfer has now closed. Applications for internal transfer will re-open around Sept-Oct 2018. Students can of course put in a VTAC application if they missed the internal transfer dates - Find out more on applying for an internal transfer.

If you're in the final year of a Monash degree and wish to apply for another Monash degree, you must submit your application through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC).

Non-Monash students should apply through VTAC and include transcripts of your tertiary results. VTAC begins accepting applications from August each year.

Eligibility

Pharmaceutical Science

The Pharmaceutical Science course requires you to meet a credit average (60% minimum).

You will also need to meet the course’s prerequisites. Find a course lists all our course entry requirements. We prefer you to have completed first-year university chemistry and mathematics subjects with excellent results.

If you haven’t met a courses subject entry requirements at school, you need to complete equivalent subjects in your first year of tertiary study with a distinction (70%) grade.

Pharmacy

As a minimum, the faculty requires you to meet a 70% minimum average across all subjects for transfer into Pharmacy courses. You should keep in mind that competition for places is often strong, and you might need a higher average grade.

Students studying pharmacy at our Malaysia campus, can apply to transfer their studies to our Parkville campus, at the end of their first or second year of study. An average mark of at least 60% across all completed units is required.

Credit

Pharmaceutical Science

Credit for prior studies is assessed on an individual basis when you enroll. We will provide the details of any credit you receive before classes start.

Pharmacy

Please note that credit is not currently given for transfers into pharmacy. We recommend that students interested in pharmacy consider completing their relevant degree, with a minimum average of 70% (distinction or equivalent), and apply for our graduate entry pharmacy program.