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Bachelor of Science

3 years full time (part-time study options available)
Honours available
Parkville campus
Available to Domestic and International students
Semester 1 & 2 entry
VTAC code: 3800538271
International VTAC code: 3800538273
Course CRICOS code: 002153M

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The Bachelor of Science provides a multitude of study options, graduate pathways and career outcomes, and the opportunity to tailor your degree to suit your interests and goals.

The Bachelor of Science spans the sciences, health sciences, technology and engineering systems.

As well as preparing you for a professional career in science, the Bachelor of Science is also the first step towards a career in fields such as engineering, veterinary science or health practice, which can be pursued through further study. This course is an ideal pathway, along with the Bachelor of Biomedicine, to graduate professional entry programs in dental science, medicine, nursing, optometry and physiotherapy. It is also the shortest pathway to the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at Melbourne.

Key features

  • You can choose from 37 majors in which to specialise
  • Melbourne is ranked Number 1 in Australia for psychology, medicine, chemistry, physics and astronomy by the QS World University Rankings 2013-2014.
  • The University is located within the Parkville Precinct, an innovative hub for world-class science and the main precinct in Australia for research and activity in the medical, bioscientific, pharmaceutical and biotechnology fields. It is home to research centres like the Victorian Life Sciences Institute (VLSCI); the Melbourne Brain Centre; and  the Bio21 Institute, the University’s $140 million, state-of-the-art, multidisciplinary research facility and one of the largest biotechnology research centres in Australia.

Chancellor’s Scholars Program

The Chancellor’s Scholars Program offers very high-achieving students at Melbourne a guaranteed place in the graduate program of their choice, along with a program of enrichment activities during their undergraduate studies.

Learn more about the Chancellor’s Scholars Program

Entry requirements for the Bachelor of Science

Clearly-in Rank 2014
92.00 Guide only

The Clearly-in Rank is the lowest score at which students were granted entry in 2014. i

The Clearly-in Rank should be used as a guide for entry. It is not set in advance and may vary from year to year. The Clearly-in Rank is determined by the number of places available, the number of applicants listing the course as a preference and the academic achievement of those applicants.

Access Melbourne 2015
78.00 Guaranteed entry

Access Melbourne allows you to be considered below the Clearly-in Rank. Guaranteed entry is available to eligible students from a rural area or disadvantaged financial background. i

Access Melbourne can help you gain a place in a course, even if your ATAR is below the Clearly-in Rank. Eligible students must apply through Access Melbourne and meet prerequisites.

Find out more about Access Melbourne

Minimum ATAR 2015
85.00 Guide only i

You must achieve the minimum ATAR (if indicated) to be considered for entry to this degree. The Clearly-in Rank may be above the Minimum ATAR, depending on the demand for the course and the number of places available.

Prerequisites

Units 3 & 4: A study score of at least 25 in English/English Language/Literature or at least 30 in EAL, and a study score of at least 25 in Mathematical Methods or Specialist Mathematics and in one of Biology, Chemistry or Physics; OR Units 3 & 4: A study score of at least 25 in English/English Language/Literature or at least 30 in EAL, and a study score of at least 25 in both Mathematical Methods and Specialist Mathematics.

Applicants intending to progress to the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine are encouraged to complete VCE Units 3 and 4 in Chemistry (or equivalent).

Fees

All domestic undergraduate students enrol in a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), which is subsidised by the Australian Government. Students pay a contribution amount that is determined by the Australian Government, based on the subjects undertaken. More details on fees and student contribution amounts.

Pathway options

Once you’ve graduated from this degree, you can choose to continue your graduate study in one of the following areas in the sciences:

You can also choose to undertake further study to gain a professional qualification in one of the following areas:


Concurrent diplomas (study alongside your undergraduate degree)

You can choose to study one of the following concurrent diplomas alongside this undergraduate degree at Melbourne: