Education and Science - D3005

Sharing a love for science is just as rewarding as learning about it. In this double degree, you’ll inspire students to develop their knowledge, tap into their curiosity and achieve their goals.

Breaking down this degree

This course leads to two separate degrees. Depending on your specialisation, you’ll graduate with a Bachelor of Science and either the:

Specialise in primary education and you’ll be able to teach across the school curriculum, with particular expertise in science-related areas. Specialise in secondary education and you’ll qualify as a specialist science or mathematics teacher.

What you’ll be learning

On top of your foundational science studies, you’ll have an extensive range of majors and minors to choose from. From physics to plant sciences, biochemistry to psychology, geographical science to mathematics, this is your opportunity to delve into an area you’re particularly interested in.

Combined with your education studies, you’ll learn how to be an innovative and effective teacher, with the capacity to bring out the scientific curiosity in young people.

Look ahead to an exciting career

There’s always high demand for science and mathematics teachers, both in primary and secondary schools. But with this double degree, your options certainly aren’t limited to the classroom.

You could turn your skills to a range of careers in science communication and education, whether that’s in museums, science centres or even publishing. The options are diverse,  and the choice is yours.

About registration and accreditation

Here’s what you need to know:

  • All primary and secondary education specialisations are accredited by the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) using national accreditation standards.
  • This means your qualification will be accepted in Victoria and all other Australian states and territories.

At a glance

Course Details

Location
  • On-campus at Clayton: Full time
Duration
This course is equivalent to 4.25 years of full-time study and offered only in accelerated mode to complete in 4 years.
Start date
First Semester (February)
Course Handbook

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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.

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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
Extra requirements
Inherent requirements

To complete your degree, you will need to demonstrate that you have the abilities, knowledge, and skills to achieve specific core learning outcomes, these are called inherent requirements.

Find out more about inherent requirements for this course.

Alternative pathways

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

Inherent requirements

To complete your degree, you will need to demonstrate that you have the abilities, knowledge, and skills to achieve specific core learning outcomes, these are called inherent requirements.

Find out more about inherent requirements for this course.

Double degree courses allow you to study towards two different degrees at the same time, and graduate with two separate qualifications.

To support your preparedness for teaching in an increasingly diverse, complex and changing world, the Bachelor of Education (Hons) is organised around four themes. Each theme has been curated around specific professional knowledge and teaching skills required to engage students of various ages and developmental stages, in their learning. The four themes are:

A. Education studies

These units focus on the core discipline of education including an examination of the learning and teaching relationship, fostering of positive behaviour, and classroom practice.

B. Curriculum studies

With a focus on the Victorian curriculum, you will learn how to design, plan and implement engaging learning experiences in order to meet diverse learners' needs. You will develop your own knowledge and skills in key learning areas relevant to the educational level of your specialisation.

C. Discipline studies

Designed to develop your content knowledge in the key learning areas that you will be teaching in schools or other education settings, the discipline studies units will provide you with a focused sequence of study, that will deepen and advance your knowledge in your teaching specialist areas.

D. Professional studies

The professional experience component is an opportunity for you to build connections between the education, curriculum and discipline theme unit content and apply these in a professional context where you will work collaboratively with sector professionals whilst on placement.

The Bachelor of Science is a comprehensive course, structured in three equal parts. In the double degree course you complete:

A. Science specified study

This will provide you with the mathematical or statistical foundation for your study of science and address the nature of science and its communication. It will also expose you to several science disciplines contributing breadth to your understanding of science and giving you the opportunity to learn about several disciplines before finalising your choice of major.

B. Science listed Major

This will provide you with a focused program of study that will develop your expertise in one discipline area. You will learn to develop, apply and communicate an advanced level of understanding of the concepts and theoretical frameworks that constitute the knowledge base of the discipline.

For further information visit the course handbook entry.

Making the application

Future students

Semester one (February)

Students currently studying an Australian Year 12 or the International Baccalaureate in Australia, should apply online through VTAC etc.

Apply through VTAC

All other applicants apply directly to Monash using course code D3005

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$47,500

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(s):

  • Primary education - D30051: 082366B
  • Secondary education - D30052: 082366B