Science Advanced - Global Challenges - S3001

Science Advanced - Global Challenges

Bachelor degree (honours)

Science holds the key to answering some of the most complex questions and global challenges we face today. But to create real change, we need more than just brilliant scientific minds. We need a new generation of science graduates equipped with a broad set of skills and experiences that complement their science training, and who can push the boundaries of possibility.

The Bachelor of Science Advanced – Global Challenges (Honours) includes all the elements of a Bachelor of Science, but with more. If you love science, and you are curious, adventurous, creative and prepared to challenge the status quo, then this course is for you.

The only one of its kind in Australia, this course will provide you with all the opportunities available to a Science honours graduate, plus many more. In addition to studying the scientific discipline of your choice – from the broad range available at Monash – you'll receive high-level training in leadership, persuasive communication, entrepreneurship, policy, ethics and corporate social responsibility.

Add access to state-of-the-art facilities, world-class teaching, inspiring high-profile guest speakers, and two one domestic or international internship programs, with at least one international placement, and you'll graduate with the tools and know-how to transform your scientific expertise into a thriving business or social enterprise.

The summit of your experience will be a year-long project where you will tackle a problem of real-world significance. Mentored by successful external leaders, you will work in small teams to develop innovations and solutions to approach an issue from scientific, policy, social and business perspectives.

You'll be perfectly placed to pursue employment with the world's leading consultancies, businesses, government and other institutions. You will also be equipped with the skills to use science to address complex global challenges, and convert ideas, potential and ambition into tangible solutions

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At a glance

Subject prerequisites

English Maths Sciences / Other
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Course Details

Location
  • On-campus at Clayton: Full time
Duration
  • 4 years (full time)
Start date First Semester (February)
Qualification Bachelor of Science Advanced - Global Challenges (Honours)
Course Handbook

Entry Requirements

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

Minimum Entry Requirements (International students)

Qualifications

Equivalent Australian Year 12

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 35 in English (EAL) or 30 in English other than EAL

Maths
N/A

Sciences/Other
Units 3 & 4: a study score of at least 30 in one of Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geography, Mathematical Methods (Any), Specialist Mathematics, Physics or Psychology

IB subjects

English
At least 5 in English SL or 4 in English HL or 6 in English B SL or 5 in English B HL.

Maths
N/A

Sciences/Other
At least 5 in Standard Level (SL) or 4 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 one of biology, chemistry, environmental science, geography, mathematical methods, specialist mathematics, physics or psychology.

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

All applicants must satisfy the VCE subject prerequisites demonstrating high performance in Year 12 or equivalent in English and one of biology, chemistry, environmental science, geography, mathematical methods, specialist mathematics, physics or psychology.

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

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.

There are many ways to gain entry to a course at Monash. If you don't meet our entry requirements, there are pathways to help. More about alternative pathways...

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 one of biology, chemistry, environmental science, geography, mathematical methods, specialist mathematics, physics or psychology.

Alternative qualifications and prerequisites

For other domestic and international qualification entry requirements and scores for this course use the study credit and admissions eligibility search.

English entry requirements

Level C
IELTS: 7.0 overall (no band lower than 6.5) TOEFL Paper-based test: 587 with a TWE of 4.5 TOEFL Internet-based test: score of 94 overall with minimum scores: Writing: 24, Listening: 20, Reading: 19 and Speaking: 20 Equivalent approved English test

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Extra Requirements

All applicants must make a written submission and if shortlisted will beinvited to an interview. Applicants living interstate or overseas mayrequest a video conference. Refer to the Global Challenges website for interview dates.

Making the application

Future students

Semester one (February)

Apply directly to Monash

Current VCE or IB students studying in Victoria should apply online through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre

Semester two (July)

This course is not available for Second Semester (July) entry.

For applications Direct to Monash

Apply directly to Monash with this course code: S3001

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.

International fee

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

A$48,000

Fee information specific to this course

Study grant

For new applicants to this course commencing their studies in 2020, a bursary of $5000 will be available*. This bursary will be in the form of a fee discount.

*This applies only to international course entries and not domestic.

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 costs and fees

For information on other study costs and fees, see other study costs.

Enrolment Obligations

International students enrolling in a CRICOS-registered course can study no more than one third (33%) of their course by distance and/or online learning. Students must enrol in at least one unit that is not by distance and/or online in each compulsory study period unless the student is completing the last unit of their course. See standard 8.19 and 8.20 of National Code of Practice for Providers of Education and Training to Overseas Students 2018.

CRICOS code: 083682D

This is an advanced comprehensive course. It includes all the requirements of the Bachelor of Science, with additional study that addresses the learning objectives relating to global challenges. The additional study commences in year 1, develops throughout the course and culminates in a major project in the fourth year.

The course is structured in four parts: Science specified study, Science listed major, Free elective study and a substantial Impact through science project.