Example first year study plans by broad area of science

These study plans provide you with suggested combinations of level one units to maximise your choice of science specialisations. The plans also provide a strong science foundation to allow you to progress to later stages of your course.

Please note that when considering your selection of level one units you need to satisfy the level one requirements for your course.

Bio and life BIOLOGICAL AND LIFE SCIENCES
Recommended sequence Recommended sequence Recommended additional science units Science or non-science   electives
Semester 1 BIO1011 CHM1011 orCHM1051 One level-one mathematics or statistics unit from:

  • MTH1020 Analysis of change
  • MTH1030 Techniques for modelling
  • SCI1020 Introduction to statistical reasoning
  • STA1010 Statistical methods for science
Another science sequence is recommended
Semester 2 BIO1022* or BIO1042 CHM1022 or CHM1052 STA1010  if not already taken or science elective A unit to complete that science sequence or an elective
Note:

By completing another level one science sequence you will have more options to specialise at stages two and three.

*Some of the majors require BIO1022.

Science majors matched with this course plan include:

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BIOMEDICAL AND BEHAVIOURAL SCIENCE
Recommended sequence Recommended sequence Recommended additional science units Science or non-science   electives
Semester 1 BIO1011 CHM1011 or CHM1051 One level-one mathematics or statistics unit from:

  • MTH1020 Analysis of change
  • MTH1030 Techniques for modelling
  • SCI1020 Introduction to statistical reasoning
  • STA1010 Statistical methods for science
PSY1011, or another science sequence is recommended
Semester 2 BIO1022 CHM1022 or CHM1052 STA1010 if not already taken or science elective PSY1022, or a unit to complete that science sequence
Note:

By completing another level one science sequence you will have more options to specialise at stages two and three. Science majors matched with this course plan include:

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CHEMICAL SCIENCES
Recommended sequence Suggested science sequence Recommended additional science units Science or non-science   electives
Semester 1 CHM1011 or CHM1051 A sequence in Biological sciences, Earth, atmosphere and environment, Geographical science, Computational science or Physics

One level-one mathematics or statistics unit from:

  • MTH1020 Analysis of change or
  • MTH1030 Techniques for modelling
  • SCI1020 Introduction to statistical reasoning
  • STA1010 Statistical methods for science
A science elective or another science sequence, for example in Biological sciences, Computational science, Earth, atmosphere and environment, Geographical science or Psychology
Semester 2 CHM1022 or CHM1052 A unit to complete that science sequence

MTH1030, or if MTH1030 has already been taken then one of MTH2010, MAT1830, or STA1010

A unit to complete that science sequence or an elective
Note:

By completing additional level one science sequences you will have more options to specialise at stages two and three.

Science majors matched with this level-one recommended course plan include:

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EARTH AND THE ENVIRONMENTEARTH, ATMOSPHERE AND THE ENVIRONMENT
Recommended sequence Recommended sequence Recommended additional science units Science or non-science   electives

Semester 1

EAE1011

BIO1011

CHM1011

(For major in Atmospheric Science complete MTH1020 Analysis of change or MTH1030 Techniques for modelling (depending on VCE or equivalent background))

ATS1310

Semester 2

EAE1022 BIO1042

SCI1020 Introduction to statistical reasoning
or
STA1010 Statistical methods for science

(For major in Atmospheric Science complete MTH1030 (if not taken) or MTH2010).

SCI1300

Note:

By completing additional level one science sequences you will have more options to specialise at stages two and three.

Science majors matched with this level-one recommended course plan include:

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MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICSMATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS AND COMPUTATIONAL SCIENCE
Recommended sequence Suggested science sequence Recommended additional   science units Science or non-science   electives

Semester 1

MTH1020 Analysis of change or MTH1030 Techniques for modelling

(depending on VCE or equivalent background)

A sequence in Biological sciences, Chemistry, Computational science or Physics

MAT1830 or STA1010 or a sequence in Biological sciences, Chemistry, Computational science or Physics

A science elective or another science sequence is suggested, for example in Biological sciences, Chemistry, Computational science, Earth, atmosphere and environment, Geographical science, Physics or Psychology

Semester 2

MTH1030 (if not taken) or MTH2010

A unit to complete that science sequence

STA1010 (if not taken) or a unit to complete that science sequence

A unit to complete another science sequence or an elective

Note:

If you have a strong mathematics background and a keen interest in mathematics you could replace the units MTH1030 and MTH2010 with their advanced versions MTH1035 and MTH2015.

By completing additional level one science sequences you will have more options to specialise at stages two and three.

Science areas of study matched with this level-one recommended course plan include:

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PHYSICSPHYSICS AND ASTROPHYSICS
Recommended sequence Recommended sequence Suggested science   sequence

Science or non-science   electives

Semester 1

PHS1011 or PHS1001 or PHS1031

(depending on VCE or equivalent background)

MTH1020 Analysis of change

or

MTH1030 Techniques for modelling

(depending on VCE or equivalent background)

A sequence in Biological sciences, Chemistry, Earth, atmosphere and environment, Geographical science, or Computational science

Another science sequence is recommended for example in Astronomy, Biological sciences, Chemistry, Earth, atmosphere and environment, Geographical science, or Computational science

Semester 2

PHS1022 or PHS1002

(depending on VCE or equivalent background)

MTH1030, or if MTH1030 has already been taken then one of MTH2010, MAT1830, or STA1010

A unit to complete that science sequence

A unit to complete that science sequence or an elective

Note:

By completing additional level one science sequences you will have more options to specialise at stages two and three.

Science majors matched with this level-one recommended course plan include:

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