Science Advanced - Research - S3002

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

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

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:

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, 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.

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

All other applicants apply directly to Monash using course code S3002

Apply

Semester two (July)

Only students who have completed at least one semester of tertiary study relevant to the course are eligible for semester 2 entry.

Apply directly to Monash using course code S3002

Apply

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$44,500

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.

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: 083681E