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.

If you would like further information or have any questions, please contact sci-futurestudents@monash.edu

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
sci-futurestudents@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...

Monash Indigenous Entry Scheme (Indigenous Students)

The Monash Indigenous Entry Scheme provides Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students direct admission into a range of undergraduate degrees at a significantly lower ATAR. The Bachelor of Science is included (50 ATAR). There are no special classes, extra requirements or time added to the course for students admitted under the Indigenous Entry Scheme and students will graduate with the same Monash degree as any other student. For further information please contact the William Cooper Institute:
wci-study@monash.edu or the Indigenous Student Recruitment Coordinator, Allira Jones: allira.jones@monash.edu.

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Monash Indigenous Access Program (MIAP - Indigenous Students)

The Monash Indigenous Access Program (MIAP) is a 6 – 12 month scholarship funded bridging program which prepares students for entry into a variety of undergraduate degrees at Monash University. This bridging course is taught across Monash College and Monash University and caters for students that:

  • haven't completed Year 12
  • graduated on a non-ATAR pathway
  • received an ATAR under 50
  • are mature aged with no previous study experience.
The Indigenous Non-Award Pathway (INAP) is a part-time version of the MIAP. For further information please contact the William Cooper Institute: wci-study@monash.edu or the Indigenous Student Recruitment Coordinator,
Allira Jones: allira.jones@monash.edu.

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