Level one science approved sequences and related majors

A level one approved sequence comprises approved combinations of two 6-point science units at level one in the same discipline which lead to a major. Some of the approved level one sequences provide pathways to several majors. For example, the level one sequence of BIO1011 and BIO1022 can lead to a major in Zoology as well as Pharmacology.

Some majors require you to take additional units from a closely related discipline to complement and strengthen your knowledge in those disciplines. For example, if you wish to complete a major in Physics, you must take level one and two mathematics units.

The table below is a guide to all possible science majors that an approved level-one sequence can lead to, as well as the educational background that is required to enrol in the level one sequence.

For specific information on units and areas of study please refer to the Undergraduate Handbook.

Level-one sequence Educational background Possible major sequences

BIO1011
BIO1022

No Year 12 prerequisite

BIO1011
BIO1042

No Year 12 pre-requisite

CHM1011
CHM1022

No Year 12 pre-requisite

CHM1051
CHM1052

VCE Chemistry units 3 and 4 (Study Score >=37), or an ATAR >=90 (or equivalent)

FIT1045
FIT1008

VCE Mathematical Methods or Specialist Mathematics units 3 & 4 with a study score of 25 or MTH1010

ATS1310
EAE1022

No Year 12 prerequisite


EAE1011
EAE1022

No Year 12 prerequisite

MTH1020
MTH1030

VCE Mathematical Methods units 3 and 4 with a study score of at least 25 (or equivalent) and/or VCE Specialist Mathematics units 3 and 4 with a study score of less than 30 (or equivalent)

MTH1030
MAT1830

VCE Specialist Mathematics units 3 and 4 with a study score of at least 30 (or equivalent)

MTH1030
MTH2010

VCE Specialist Mathematics units 3 and 4 with a study score of at least 30 (or equivalent)

MTH1030
STA1010

VCE Specialist Mathematics units 3 and 4 with a study score of at least 30 (or equivalent)

MTH1035
MTH2015

This is an option if you really like mathematics and statistics and have satisfied one of the following prerequisites:

  • Completed VCE Specialist Mathematics and achieved an ATAR score of 95 or above (or equivalent)
  • Obtained a study score of 35 or above in VCE Specialist Mathematics (or equivalent)
  • Received approval from the Head of the School of Mathematics

Note: you must achieve a distinction (D) in MTH1035 to be permitted to enrol in MTH2015

These units are not available for online enrolment. You must come to Science Student Services or lodge a query via ask.monash to enrol.

PHS1011
PHS1022

Achieved a study score of at least 25 in Year 12 Mathematical Methods and at least 25 in Physics, or at least 40 in Specialist Mathematics (or equivalent.). If you don’t meet these prerequisites you should take PHS1001 .

If you have a study score of 25 or above in VCE Physics but only took Further Mathematics, please contact the unit coordinator to discuss your options.

PHS1031
PHS1002

Choose this option if you have a specific interest in the relation of physics to biological systems. There are no Year 12 prerequisites for PHS1031.

  • Astrophysics (requires mathematics supporting studies)
  • Physics (requires mathematics supporting studies)

PHS1001
PHS1002

This is an option if you have not completed Year 12 Physics or have achieved a study score of less than 25 in Year 12 Physics (or equivalent).

Supporting mathematics studies for all level one Physics sequences:

If you have completed VCE Mathematical Methods units 3 and 4 with a study score of at least 25 (or equivalent) you complete MTH1020 and MTH1030 in first year.

If you have completed VCE Specialist Mathematics units 3 and 4 with a study score of at least 30 (or equivalent) you complete MTH1030 in first year with one of MTH2010, STA1010 or MAT1830 for a level one approved sequence.

If you have not completed VCE Mathematical Methods units 3 and 4 with a study score of at least 25 (or equivalent) you complete MTH1010 and MTH1020 in first year.

Please note that all level 2 physics units require MTH1030and all level 3 physics units require MTH2010and MTH2032. If you have not completed MTH1030 in your first year you will need to discuss your second year enrolment with the level two Physics co-ordinator.

PSY1011
PSY1022

No Year 12 prerequisites

Information correct at the time of publication, October 2018.