Course titles & honours awards

Pharmacy Degree Titles and Awards

The undergraduate Pharmacy courses at the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences have been amended over the years for a variety of reasons. Depending on the offer accepted by the student and the commencement year for the course, the degree title and level may be different.

Pharmacy Undergraduate Courses from 2009

Commencement year

Course code

Degree Title

Meritorious Honours awarded

Australian Qualifications Framework Approved Level

2009 - 2014

2628

Bachelor of Pharmacy

Yes (if Honours Weighted Average (HWA) is above 70)

AQF 7

2009-2014

2630

Bachelor of Pharmacy and Bachelor of Commerce

Yes – for the Pharmacy component of the degree (if HWA is above 70)

AQF 7

2013 - 2014

3478

Bachelor of Pharmacy (Scholars Program)

Yes (if HWA is above 70)

AQF 7

2015 only

3481

Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) (Scholars Program)

Yes (if HWA is above 70)

AQF 8

2015 ongoing

From 2017 note:

(offered at Malaysia campus and International students at Parkville only. There are curriculum changes and Scholars will not be offered with this course code)

From 2021 note:

(Also offered to domestic students at Parkville should they not wish to pursue the internship or Masters component)

P3001

Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) or

Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) (Scholars Program)

Yes (if HWA is above 70)

AQF 8

2017

P6001

Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) /Master of Pharmacy or

Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) (Scholars Program) /Master of Pharmacy

Yes – for the undergraduate component of the degree (if HWA is above 70)

AQF 8 and AQF 9

Students unsure about their course of study should check their offer or Monash portal for their course code.

Graduate Entry Pathway

The majority of students enter our undergraduate courses from year 12. However, from 2014 the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences offered a new Graduate Entry pathway enabling students with a completed relevant tertiary degree and who fulfilled the selection criteria to enter the third year of the Pharmacy course after completing a summer bridging program. Students entering this pathway from 2014 commenced Bachelor of Pharmacy (2628). Students entering from 2015 commenced Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) (P3001). Students who entered from 2019 commenced Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) /Master of Pharmacy (P6001).

Meritorious honours

All of the Pharmacy courses listed above (2628, 2630, 3478, 3481, P3001 and P6001) award honours for meritorious performance in the four years of the undergraduate course. Award level has been calculated on the basis of an Honours Weighted Average (HWA) mark. From 2020 meritorious honours will be determined by the Weighted Average Mark (WAM). If you want to know more about the WAM and how it is calculated at Monash, there is more information on the University website. As outlined in the Monash University Grading Scale Policy and summarised under reading your results (link: https://www.monash.edu/exams/results/results-legend), meritorious honours grade ranges are as follows:

  • H1:   80+
  • H2A: 70 - 79
  • H2B: 60-69

Pharmaceutical Science Degree Titles and Awards

The undergraduate Pharmaceutical Science courses at the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences have been amended over the years for a variety of reasons. Depending on the offer accepted by the student and the commencement year for the course, the degree title and level may be different.

Pharmaceutical Science Undergraduate Courses from 2009

Commencement yearCourse codeDegree titleMeritorious Honours awardedAustralian Qualifications Framework Approved Level

2009 – 2016

2894

Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science

Specialisation in Formulation Science, Medicinal Chemistry and Drug Discovery Biology (from 2012)

No

AQF 7

2016 - 2020

P2001

Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science

Specialisation in Formulation Science, Medicinal Chemistry and Drug Discovery Biology

NoAQF 7

From 2021

 

Specialisation is Pharmaceutical Science

  

1998- 2016

2631

The Honours degree of Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science

Yes if achieved

AQF 8

2016 - current

P3701

Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science (Honours)

Yes if achieved

AQF 8

2006 – 2009

3455

The Honours degree of Bachelor of Formulation Science

Yes if achieved

 
2006 - 20093463The Honours degree of Bachelor of Medicinal Chemistry

Yes if achieved

 
2013 - 20153469Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science Advanced with Honours

Yes if achieved

AQF 8

2015 – current

P3002

Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science Advanced (Honours)

Yes if achieved

AQF 8
From 2020 this course also includes a Scholars Program for eligible applicants (year 12 school leavers only) Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science Advanced (Honours) Scholars

Yes if achieved

AQF 8

Students unsure about their course of study should check their offer or Monash portal for their course code.