Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science
The Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science is a single three-year degree. The single degree is managed by the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. It can also be combined with chemical engineering as the five year double degree Bachelor of Engineering/Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science. The double degree is managed by the Faculty of Engineering. A four year honours degree is also available to high-achieving school leavers, combining the Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science degree with a year of research focus.
The Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science Course Education Team welcome all of our new students! If you are enrolling at the Parkville campus for the first time, please review our information slides to ensure you complete all the essential enrolment steps. We look forward to welcoming you!
Course planning: single degree
From 2018, Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science students commenced a newly developed curriculum with unit code (BPS versus PSC codes), title and content changes. From 2021, instead of choosing a specialisation in third year, students will choose an elective based on their area of interest in Pharmaceutical Science. Refer to the handbook and course maps below to learn more about the course.
|Handbook entry||Course map|
|2021 -||Current Handbook||Pharmaceutical Science (3 Year) (PDF, 0.18 MB)|
Course planning: advanced with (honours) single degree
From 2018, Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science Advanced (Honours) students commenced a newly developed degree with unit code (BPS versus PSC codes), title and curriculum content changes. From 2021, instead of choosing a specialisation in third year, Advanced Honour students will choose an elective based on their area of interest in Pharmaceutical Science. They can also pick a different area of interest in their honours year. Refer to the handbook and course maps below to learn more about the course.
|Handbook entry||Course map|
|2021 -||Current Handbook||Pharmaceutical Science (Advanced) Honours (4 year course includes Scholars) (PDF, 0.18 MB)|
Students in the honours degree must maintain a distinction average to remain in the course. Should any student enrolled in P3002 with a distinction not wish to complete their honours year they should simply contact us by the end of their third year.
Course planning: double degree
Students enrolled in the Engineering/Pharmaceutical Science degree complete years 1 and 3 at the Parkville campus (Pharmaceutical Science component; formulation science major) and years 2, 4 and 5 at the Clayton campus (Engineering component). For more information on the course, please refer to the Faculty of Engineering website.
|Student commencement date||Handbook entry||Course maps|
|2021 -||Current Handbook||Engineering/PharmSci Course Map|
BPS3062 and BPS3072
Placements may occur during winter, Semester 2 and summer periods.
|Commencing 1 week following the last week of Semester 1 exams until the end of the week prior to Semester 2 start|
|First 4 weeks|
|Summer placements - INDUSTRY PLACEMENTS ONLY|
|Commencing 1 week following the Semester 2 exam period until end of second week of Feb|
Pharmaceutical Science Education Team
|Position||Academic staff member||Phone|
|Course Director||Dr Ian Larson||+61 3 99039529|
|Deputy course director and double degree team leader||Dr John Quinn||+61 3 9903 9265|
|1st year team leader||Dr Elizabeth Yuriev||+61 3 9903 9611|
|2nd year team leader||Dr Nilushi Karunaratne||+61 3 9903 8114|
|3rd year team leader||Dr Megan Waldhuber||+61 3 9903 9173|
|Advanced (Honours) team leader||Dr Betty Exintaris||+61 3 9903 9071|
Refer to the Undergraduate Handbook Unit Index for unit coordinators and unit information.
The Scholars offering is embedded in the Pharmaceutical Science (Advanced) Honours degree as part of our offerings for high-achieving school leavers. Students receive the following: a scholarship (domestic students), an Invitation to an annual networking event with the Dean and key members of the course team, an invitation to the regular academic seminars sponsored the Faculty, and recognition at the Faculty’s annual prize giving event. A course requirement is that scholars maintain a distinction average of 70% annually.
The Undergraduate Coursework Manager is available for course planning advice.
Or refer to the Undergraduate Handbook Unit Index for unit coordinators and unit information.