Example first year study plans by major

These study plans provide you with suggested combinations of level one science units by major. The selection of level one units 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.


ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS ASTROPHYSICS

Major required sequence

Major required sequence

Suggested science sequence/core science unit

Recommended additional science units

Semester 1

MTH1020 or MTH1030 (depending on VCE or equivalent background)

PHS1011 or PHS1001 or PHS1031 (depending on VCE or equivalent background)

ASP1010 or Science elective

ASP1010 or another science sequence is recommended   Biological sciences, Chemistry, Earth, atmosphere and environment, Geographical science, or Computational science

Semester 2

MTH1030 (if not already taken) or MTH2010.

PHS1022 or PHS1002

SCI1000 Science communication to influence change

ASP1022 or a unit to complete that science sequence

For more information refer to the Astrophysics major in the Handbook

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ATMOSPHERIC   SCIENCECLIMATE AND ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCE

Major required sequence

Major required sequence

Recommended additional science units/core science unit

Science or non-science electives

Semester 1

EAE1011

MTH1020 or MTH1030 (or MTH1035) (depending on VCE or equivalent background)

MAT1830STA1010SCI1022 or science elective

Science elective or a further science sequence, for example in Biological sciences, Chemistry, Computational science, Geographical science Physics, or Psychology

Semester 2

EAE1022

MTH1030 (if not taken) or MTH2010

SCI1000 Science communication to influence change

A unit to complete that third sequence

For more information refer to the Climate and atmospheric science major in the Handbook – note not all streams require supporting studies in mathematics

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BIOCHEMISTRY AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY BIOCHEMISTRY
Recommended sequence Recommended sequence Core science units Science or non-science electives

Semester 1

CHM1011 or CHM1051

BIO1011

One level-one mathematics or statistics unit from:

Another science sequence is recommended

Semester 2

CHM1022 or CHM1052

BIO1022

SCI1000 Science communication to influence change

A unit to complete that science sequence or an elective or STA1010 if not already taken

For more information refer to the Biochemistry major in the Handbook

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CHEMISTRY CHEMISTRY

Major required sequence

Recommended sequence

Core science units

Science or non-science electives

Semester 1

CHM1011 or CHM1051

BIO1011

One level-one mathematics or statistics unit from:

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

Semester 2

CHM1022 or CHM1052

BIO1022 or BIO1042

SCI1000 Science communication to influence change

A unit to complete that science sequence or an elective

For more information refer to the Chemistry major in the Handbook

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COMPUTATIONAL SCIENCECOMPUTATIONAL SCIENCE

Major required sequence

Recommended sequence

Major required unit/core science unit

Science or non-science electives

Semester 1

FIT1045

MTH1020 or MTH1030 (or MTH1035) (depending on VCE or equivalent background)

MAT1830 or if already taken then another science elective

A science elective or a further science sequence

Semester 2

FIT1008

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

SCI1000 Science communication to influence change

A unit to complete a science sequence or an elective

Depending on your VCE and Maths background you could replace the unit FIT1045 with its advanced version FIT1053. You could also replace FIT1008 with its advanced version FIT1054.

For more information refer to the Computational science major in the Handbook

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DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGYDEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY

Major required sequence

Recommended sequence

Core science units

Science or non-science electives

Semester 1

BIO1011

CHM1011 or CHM1051

One level-one mathematics or statistics unit from:

Another science sequence is recommended

Semester 2

BIO1022

CHM1022 or CHM1052

SCI1000 Science communication to influence change

A unit to complete that science sequence or an elective or STA1010 (if not taken)

For more information refer to the Developmental biology major in the Handbook

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EARTH SCIENCEEARTH SCIENCE

Major required sequence

Recommended sequence

Core science units

Science or non-science electives

Semester 1

EAE1011

CHM1011 or CHM1051

One level-one mathematics or statistics unit from:

Another science sequence is recommended or ATS1310

Semester 2

EAE1022

CHM1022 or CHM1052

SCI1000 Science communication to influence change

A unit to complete that science sequence or SCI1300 or MTH1030 or an elective

For more information refer to the Earth Science major in the Handbook

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Ecology and conservationECOLOGY AND CONSERVATION BIOLOGY

Major required sequence

Recommended sequence

Core science units

Science or non-science electives

Semester 1

BIO1011

CHM1011 or CHM1051

One level-one mathematics or statistics unit from:

Another science sequence is recommended or STA1010 (if not taken) or science elective

Semester 2

BIO1022 or BIO1042

CHM1022 or CHM1052

SCI1000 Science communication to influence change

A unit to complete that science sequence or BIO1022 or BIO1042 if not already completed

For more information refer to the Ecology and conservation biology major in the Handbook

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Environmental ScienceENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE - extended major

Recommended sequence

Recommended sequence

Recommended additional science units/core science unit

Science or non-science electives/core science unit

Semester 1

EAE1011

BIO1011

CHM1011 or CHM1051

ATS1310 or SCI1300

Semester 2

EAE1022

BIO1042

One level-one mathematics or statistics unit from:

SCI1000 Science communication to influence change

For more information refer to the Environmental Science extended major in the Handbook. The extended major requires BIO1042, EAE1022 and CHM1011/1051 at first year.

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GENETICS GENETICS AND GENOMICS

Major required sequence

Recommended sequence

Core science units

Science or non-science electives

Semester 1

BIO1011

CHM1011 or CHM1051

One level-one mathematics or statistics unit from:

Another science sequence is recommended or STA1010 (if not taken)

Semester 2

BIO1022

CHM1022 or CHM1052

SCI1000 Science communication to influence change

A unit to complete that science sequence or BIO1042 or an elective

For more information refer to the Genetics and genomics major in the Handbook

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GEOGRAPHICAL SCIENCE GEOGRAPHICAL SCIENCE

Major required sequence

Recommended sequence

Recommended additional science units/core science unit

Science or non-science electives/core science unit

Semester 1

ATS1310

BIO1011

Recommended CHM1011/CHM1051 or SCI1300

EAE1011

Semester 2

EAE1022

BIO1042

One level-one mathematics or statistics unit from:

SCI1000 Science communication to influence change

For more information refer to the Geographical science major in the Handbook

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human pathologyHUMAN PATHOLOGY

Major required sequence

Recommended sequence

Core science units

Science or non-science electives

Semester 1

BIO1011

CHM1011 or CHM1051

One level-one mathematics or statistics unit from:

Another science sequence is recommended

Semester 2

BIO1022

CHM1022 or CHM1052

SCI1000 Science communication to influence change

A unit to complete that science sequence or STA1010 (if not taken) or an elective

For more information refer to the Human Pathology major in the Handbook.

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IMMUNOLOGYIMMUNOLOGY

Major required sequence

Recommended sequence

Core science units

Science or non-science electives

Semester 1

BIO1011

CHM1011 or CHM1051

One level-one mathematics or statistics unit from:

Another science sequence is recommended

Semester 2

BIO1022

CHM1022 or CHM1052

SCI1000 Science communication to influence change

A unit to complete that science sequence or STA1010 (if not taken) or an elective

For more information refer to the Immunology major in the Handbook

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MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICSMATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS MAJORS

Major required sequence

Suggested sequence

Recommended additional science units/core science unit

Science or non-science electives

Semester 1

MTH1020 or MTH1030 (or MTH1035) (depending on VCE or equivalent background)

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

MAT1830, SCI1022 or STA1010 or science elective

A science elective or a further science sequence, for example in Biological sciences, Chemistry, Computational science, Earth, atmosphere and environment, Geographical science or Psychology

Semester 2

MTH1030 (if not taken) or MTH2010

A unit to complete that sequence

SCI1000 Science communication to influence change

A unit to complete a third sequence or an elective

Note – MTH1020 only counts towards a major in Mathematics. All other majors require MTH1030 and another mathematics and statistics unit – please refer to the particular mathematics area of study for further details.

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.

For more information refer to the following majors in the Handbook:

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MICROBIOLOGYMICROBIOLOGY

Major required sequence

Recommended sequence

Core science units

Science or non-science electives

Semester 1

BIO1011

CHM1011 or CHM1051

One level-one mathematics or statistics unit from:

Another science sequence is recommended

Semester 2

BIO1022

CHM1022 or CHM1052

SCI1000 Science communication to influence change

A unit to complete that science sequence or STA1010 (if not taken) or an elective

For more information refer to the Microbiology major in the Handbook

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PHARMACOLOGYPHARMACOLOGY

Major required sequence

Recommended sequence

Core science units

Science or non-science electives

Semester 1

BIO1011

CHM1011 or CHM1051

One level-one mathematics or statistics unit from:

Another science sequence is recommended

Semester 2

BIO1022

CHM1022 or CHM1052

SCI1000 Science communication to influence change

A unit to complete that science sequence or STA1010 (if not taken) or an elective

For more information refer to the Pharmacology major in the Handbook

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PHYSICSPHYSICS

Major required sequence

Major required sequence

Suggested science sequence/core science unit

Science or non-science electives

Semester 1

PHS1011 or  PHS1001 or PHS1031 (depending on VCE or equivalent background)

MTH1020 or MTH1030 (or MTH1035) (depending on VCE or equivalent background)

Science elective

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

Semester 2

PHS1022 or PHS1002

MTH2010 or MTH1030 (if not already taken)

SCI1000 Science communication to influence change

A unit to complete that science sequence

For more information refer to the Physics major in the Handbook

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PHYSIOLOGYPHYSIOLOGY

Recommended sequence

Recommended sequence

Core science units

Science or non-science   elective

Semester 1

BIO1011

CHM1011 or CHM1051

One level-one mathematics or statistics unit from:

Recommended - PHS1031

Semester 2

BIO1022

CHM1022 or CHM1052

SCI1000 Science communication to influence change

STA1010 (if not taken) or science elective

For more information refer to the Physiology major in the Handbook

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PLANT SCIENCESPLANT SCIENCES

Major required sequence

Recommended sequence

Core science units

Science or non-science electives

Semester 1

BIO1011

CHM1011 or CHM1051

One level-one mathematics or statistics unit from:

Elective - recommended EAE1011ATS1310PHS1011PHS1001PHS1031 or STA1010 (if not taken)

Semester 2

BIO1022 or BIO1042

CHM1022 or CHM1052

SCI1000 Science communication to influence change

BIO1022 or BIO1042 if not already completed or elective

For more information refer to the Plant sciences major in the Handbook

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PSYCHOLOGYPSYCHOLOGY

Major required sequence

Recommended sequence

Core science units

Science or non-science elective

Semester 1

PSY1011

BIO1011

SCI1020 or STA1010 (depending on VCE or equivalent background)

Another science sequence is recommended

Semester 2

PSY1022

BIO1022

SCI1000 Science communication to influence change

A unit to complete that science sequence or STA1010 (if not taken) or SCI1022 or MTH1020 or MTH1030 (depending on VCE or equivalent background)

For more information refer to the Psychology major in the Handbook

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ZOOLOGYZOOLOGY

Major required sequence

Recommended sequence

Core science units

Science or non-science elective

Semester 1

BIO1011

CHM1011 or CHM1051

One level-one mathematics or statistics unit from:

Another science sequence is recommended or EAE1011 or ATS1310 or STA1010 (if not taken)

Semester 2

BIO1022 or BIO1042

CHM1022 or CHM1052

SCI1000 Science communication to influence change

A unit to complete that science sequence or BIO1022 or BIO1042 if not already completed or elective

For more information refer to the Zoology major in the Handbook

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