Science - S2000

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

Course Details

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

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.

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

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

Apply

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

October (Malaysia)

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

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$43,500

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: 017092G