Science - S2000

Science

Bachelor degree

If you want to make a difference, studying a science degree at Monash will give you the opportunity to learn from leading experts whose cutting-edge research is influencing the world's future.

The choice, flexibility and depth across the huge range of science disciplines available at Monash means that you will graduate with a degree unique to you, tailored to your individual expertise, interests and career aspirations.

The comprehensive range of majors, extended majors and minors on offer provides you with a broad education and allows you to explore varied interests before focusing in the one or two areas that most inspire you. However, if a particular field has always captivated you, you can choose it from the start.

Comprehensive and flexible, the Bachelor of Science at Monash offers a large number of majors across the following broad fields of science, drawing on the depth and breadth of expertise from across the University:

  • biological sciences
  • biomedical and behavioural sciences
  • earth and environmental sciences
  • mathematical and computational sciences
  • physical and chemical sciences

Your learning experience at Monash will take place in state-of-the-art teaching and learning spaces designed with you in mind, including the following: a brand new chemistry building; an innovative teaching facility for physics and astronomy; purpose-built spaces for the study of maths, biology and earth, atmosphere and environment; a science-student-only lounge; on-campus outdoor classrooms and much more.

Add to these field trips, research experiences, and lectures by leading researchers and you'll acquire both a scientifically informed appreciation of the world, and professional attributes sought after by employers in many fields.

With the recognition that comes with studying at one of Australia's leading science universities, your degree will put you ahead of the rest. It could lead you to rewarding careers in traditional science fields, or in areas as diverse as journalism and publishing, business research and analysis, public relations and marketing, banking and finance, human resources, training and development, public or civil services, diplomacy, public policy making, social and community services, counselling, and social welfare.

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At a glance

ATAR

85 Note Lowest Selection Rank to which an offer was made
75.05 Note Lowest ATAR to which an offer was made

*This Guarantee does not apply to the Law Pathway which requires an ATAR of 90+.

Subject prerequisites

English Maths Sciences / Other
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Course Details

Location
  • On-campus at Clayton: Full time & part time
  • On-campus at Malaysia: Full time & part time
Duration
  • 3 years (full time)
  • 6 years (part time)
Start date Semester one (February), Semester two (July), Malaysia (October)
Qualification Bachelor of Science
Course Handbook

Entry Requirements

You need to satisfy the following entrance requirements to be considered for entry to this course.

Minimum Entry Requirements (Domestic students)

Qualifications

Equivalent Australian Year 12

ATAR requirements

ATAR

85 Note Lowest Selection Rank to which an offer was made
75.05 Note Lowest ATAR to which an offer was made

*This Guarantee does not apply to the Law Pathway which requires an ATAR of 90+.

Subject prerequisites

All applicants must satisfy the following prerequisites or their equivalents.

Australian VCE subjects

English
Units 3 & 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or 25 in English other than EAL

Maths
N/A

Sciences/Other
Units 3 & 4: a study score of at least 25 in one of Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geography, Mathematical Methods (Any), Specialist Mathematics, Physics or Psychology

IB subjects

English
At least 4 in English SL or 3 in English HL or 5 in English B SL or 4 in English B HL

Maths
N/A

Sciences/Other
At least 4 at Standard Level (SL) or 3 at Higher Level (HL) in one of Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Systems and Societies (SL only), Further Mathematics (HL only), Geography, Mathematics, Physics or Psychology

All applicants must satisfy the VCE subject prerequisites demonstrating high performance in Year 12 or equivalent in English and in one unit of mathematics or science.

VET Diploma graduates: To be considered, applicants who have completed VCE or its equivalent and who are applying with a science-based diploma will require an average result of at least 60%. Applicants who have not completed VCE but have completed a science-based diploma will require an average result of at least 70%. Programs that involve competency-based assessment without grades or marks will not meet the admission requirements.

VET Certificate IV graduates: To be considered, applicants with science-based certificate IV level studies will require average results of at least 80%. For applicants who have also completed VCE, both qualifications will be considered. No credit is granted for these studies.

Entire academic record: This course uses the entire academic record as part of its selection considerations.

VTAC Personal Statement Compulsory: Applicants must complete the VTAC Personal Statement.

University: Two single units at an Australian higher education institution satisfy minimum entry requirements, but more units may be useful for selection, especially in science areas. Applicants should have at least a 60% average in their studies. Studies must have been completed within five years of intended commencement.

All applicants must satisfy the VCE subject prerequisites demonstrating high performance in Year 12 or equivalent in English and in one unit of mathematics or science.

Entire academic record: This course uses the entire academic record as part of its selection considerations.

VTAC Personal Statement Compulsory: Applicants must complete the VTAC Personal Statement.

Multiple pathways to this course

Applicants who have successfully completed Year 12 are eligible to apply for this course.

Applicants with no formal secondary or tertiary qualifications are not eligible to apply for this course. This course uses the entire academic record as part of its selection considerations.

If you don't have the entrance requirements above, you'll be able to gain entry to this course by completing the pathway course Diploma of Higher Education.

Additionally, we recognise that some applicants may have experienced difficulties that have disadvantaged them when applying for university. We offer a range of special admissions schemes that may help you gain entry to your chosen course. More about special admissions schemes...

All applicants must satisfy the VCE subject prerequisites demonstrating high performance in Year 12 or equivalent in English and in one unit of mathematics or science.

Entire academic record: This course uses the entire academic record as part of its selection considerations.

VTAC Personal Statement Compulsory: Applicants must complete the VTAC Personal Statement. Applicants who have successfully completed Year 12 are eligible to apply for this course. Applicants with no formal secondary or tertiary qualifications are not eligible to apply for this course.

If you don't meet the published requirements for entry, you may want to consider one of the Pathway options.

Alternative qualifications and prerequisites

For other domestic and international qualification entry requirements and scores for this course based on your prior studies, use the study credit and admissions eligibility search.

English requirements

Applicants must also meet the English language requirements.

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Making the application

Future students

Semester one (February)

Applications for on campus studies should be made online through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre.

Applicants for the Malaysia campus should apply directly to the campus. More information can be found by visiting the Malaysia campus website.

Semester two (July)

Apply directly to Monash using course code S2000

Applicants for the Malaysia campus should apply directly to the campus. More information can be found by visiting the Malaysia campus website.

Closing date

Applications for semester two close 8 July 2019

Current Monash students

You may apply to transfer from another Monash course. Transfers are a competitive process. You may apply mid-year for available courses however consideration will be given as to whether you will be able to follow your course progression.

Please note that if you apply for a course transfer, you should still enrol in your current course as if you were continuing so as not to jeopardise your enrolment in the Faculty if your transfer application is unsuccessful. More about Course Transfer...

Self assess for credit eligibility

Check for study credit using the "Credit search" link on the Credit for prior study page

Fees

Fees are subject to change annually.

Commonwealth supported place (CSP)

The average annual student contribution amount is:

A$9100

Note: see information on how average fee is calculated.

Fee assistance

As a Commonwealth supported student, you may be able to either:

Full fee

Fees are per 48 credit points which represents a standard full-time course load for a year.

A$33,500

Scholarships

We offer over 360 types of scholarships, valued at up to $280,000. Some scholarships offer one-off payments while others continue for the length of your course. Learn more about Monash Scholarships.

Other fees

The Student Services and Amenities Fee applies to some students each calendar year.

In this course, you will study a range of subjects from across the science field, broadening your knowledge in this area while also deepening your knowledge in at least one subject that will become your major. This comprehensive course is structure in three parts:

Partner with another course

Double degree courses allow you to study towards two different degrees at the same time, and graduate with two separate qualifications. And because a required subject in one course can count as an elective in the other, our double degrees take up to two years less than if you studied for the two degrees separately.