Science Advanced - Research - S3002

Science Advanced - Research

Bachelor degree (honours)

The Bachelor of Science Advanced – Research(Honours) is a high-profile, four-year advanced version of the Bachelor of Science for high-achieving students who intend to pursue careers as research scientists.

This esteemed course will allow you to progress more quickly to higher-level units, give you more flexibility in your choice of units, and provide you with exciting opportunities to participate in research, embedded in a Monash research team. With access to exclusive enrichment programs and research mentoring by leading scientists, your career as a scientist will really take off.

Offering all of the key features of the Bachelor of Science – including choice, flexibility and depth across the huge range of science disciplines available at Monash – this advanced version will provide you with both abroad, general science education and specialist training in one or more science disciplines. This will be deepened and strengthened by:

  • the freedom to accelerate more quickly to higher-level units
  • additional flexibility in subject choices
  • research mentoring by leading scientists in your chosen field
  • exclusive extra-curricular programs only available to those taking this course

As a graduate, you'll have advanced research skills and a thorough command of your chosen field[s] of science. Add to this our world-class teaching and research, state-of-the-art facilities, and the prestige that comes with an advanced degree from one of Australia's leading science faculties, and you'll find doors opening in government research bodies,in research departments of large companies, and other leading organisations.

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At a glance

ATAR

95.05 Note Lowest Selection Rank to which an offer was made
91.3 Note Lowest ATAR to which an offer was made

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 Semester one (February), Semester two (July)
Qualification Bachelor of Science Advanced - Research (Honours)
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

95.05 Note Lowest Selection Rank to which an offer was made
91.3 Note Lowest ATAR to which an offer was made

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
Units 3 & 4: a study score of at least 30 in Mathematical Methods (any)

Sciences/Other
Units 3 & 4: a study score of at least 30 in two of Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geography, 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
At least 5 in Mathematics SL or 4 in Mathematics HL or 4 in Further Mathematics HL

Sciences/Other
At least 5 in Standard Level (SL) or 4 in Higher Level (HL) in two of Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Systems and Societies (SL only), Further Mathematics (HL only), Geography, Mathematics, Physics or Psychology.Note: Mathematics or Further Mathematics can only be used if not counted towards the Maths pre-requisite.

All applicants must satisfy the VCE subject prerequisites demonstrating high performance in Year 12 or equivalent in English and in mathematical methods and in two of biology, chemistry, environmental science, geography, 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 in mathematical methods and in two of biology, chemistry, environmental science, geography, 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, including pathways for Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students. .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 mathematical methods and in two of biology, chemistry, environmental science, geography, specialist mathematics, physics or psychology.

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.

Semester two (July)

Apply directly to Monash using course code S3002

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$9450

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$35,500

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.

This is an advanced comprehensive course. It includes all the requirements of the Bachelor of Science, but with the requirement of two majors or an extended major and a minor from two different listed areas of study, and culminates with an honours research program in the fourth year.

The course is structured in four parts: Science specified study, Science listed majors, Free elective study and a substantial Honours research program.