Science Advanced - Global Challenges - S3001

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

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

Entry Requirements (International students)

You need to satisfy all of the following requirements to be considered for entry into this course.

At the time of enrolment in a course at Monash University, you must be at least 17 years of age.

View all minimum age requirements.

All Monash undergraduate courses require you to have successfully completed a minimum of an Australian Year 12 qualification (or equivalent) and achieve the required academic entry score. Most Monash faculties generally use your most recent studies for admission however other guidelines may apply where your prior qualification may be considered.

Entry requirements for each qualification level are as follows and are to be used as a guide only as there are limited places available in this course:

All Monash undergraduate courses require you to satisfy English entry requirements in one of the following ways:

If you do not meet the above English proficiency test scores, consider Monash English Bridging. Some Monash courses however do not accept Monash English Bridging.

The English measures outlined above must be completed within 2 years prior to the Monash course commencement date (other time limitations may apply as outlined in the Monash University Procedure). If you have completed several measures of English proficiency over a period of time, the highest valid measure will be accepted.

Monash University reserve the right to ask students to complete an English proficiency test to meet English course requirements upon request.

Further information can be located at English language requirements.

All Monash University undergraduate courses require you to have previously studied and achieved required Australian level standards in certain specific subject known as prerequisite subjects.

You must satisfy the following prerequisite subject requirements for this course:

Meeting prerequisite subject requirements from other international qualifications:

You can still meet the above prerequisite subject requirements if you have completed other international qualifications. These subjects will be assessed on a case by case basis when you apply.

You must satisfy the following additional requirements for this course:

Selection requirements

Alternative pathways

If you don't satisfy the requirements for direct entry consider these pathway options.

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.

Making the application

Future students

Semester one (February)

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

Apply through VTAC

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

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.

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