Pathways into Science

If you don't achieve the 'right' ATAR, it isn’t the end of the world – there are alternative pathways into a Bachelor of Science at Monash.

Transfer from another university

Students can apply to transfer from another university’s science-related degree into Monash Science. Entry will be determined by a number of factors, including your Year 12 results, the grades achieved in your tertiary study (60% or higher), and the duration of that study.
If you would like to determine whether your eligible for entry, please contact kim.aitken@monash.edu

Single university
units

Mature age students (aged 21+) can apply to study two single (science) university units. Upon completion and with a minimum result of 60%, application can be made for entry into the Bachelor of Science provided English language requirements have been met.

Diploma of Higher Education (DoHE)

ATAR of at least 60, with a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or 25 in any other English.

TAFE applicants can apply with a recognised graded Certificate IV – average grade of 70%, and a recognised Diploma – average grade of 60%.

Upon successful completion of all units and a minimum score of 60%, admission can be made into second year Bachelor of Science single degree and Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Education (Hons) double degree. Read more...

TAFE qualifications (graded)

Certificate IV
Science-based certificate IV will be considered where the applicant has achieved average results of 80% or above. For applicants who have also completed VCE, both qualifications will be considered. No credit is granted for these studies. Diploma
To be considered, applicants who have completed VCE or its equivalent and who are applying with a science-based diploma will require a minimum average result of at least 60%. Applicants who have not completed VCE but have completed a science based diploma will require a minimum average results at least 70%. Read more...

Diploma of Science - Monash College (International students)

Upon completion of Year 12 Australian equivalent, students can undertake an eight-month Diploma of Science at Monash College which offers a direct pathway into the second year of a science degree. Read more...

Monash University Foundation Year - Monash College (International students)

Students can apply to transfer from another university’s science-related degree into Monash Science. Entry will be determined by a number of factors, including your Year 12 results, the grades achieved in your tertiary study (60% or higher), and the duration of that study. Read more...