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Bachelor of Science

Bachelor Degree

Course description

Duration

duration

3 yrs

Study mode

studyMode

On-campus

Next start date

date

29 September

The Bachelor of Science provides a multitude of study options, graduate pathways and career outcomes, and the opportunity for students to tailor their degree to suit their interests and goals. It spans the sciences, health sciences, technology and engineering systems. As well as preparing students 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. The Bachelor of Science (Extended) program is also available for motivated and aspiring Indigenous students, offering a supported transition to University through an additional year of study.

Campus options

1 campus available

CampusStudy modeDurationNext start date
Parkville

On-campus (full time)

On-campus (part time)

3 yrs

6 yrs

29 September

Course details

Entry requirements
Year 12 (senior secondary certificate)
Location
VIC
Next start date
29 September
Duration
3 yrs
Study mode
On-campus
Education institution
The University of Melbourne
Price
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Student reviews of Natural and Physical Sciences courses

Student reviews of Natural and Physical Sciences courses
(93)
Student review published September 2018
Completion date2017
Study modeOn-campus
It was an okay course, interesting subject matter and it is a very flexible degree in that other than the core engineering subjects you can choose just about anything you want to do including foreign languages.However I felt there were too many lectures and not enough pracs particularly for something like Engineering, which doesn't help your understanding.
Student review published September 2018
Completion date2017
Study modeOn-campus
Provided flexibility in being able to choose a major after first year, however you still have to select 2-3 majors to explore, with common first year pre-requisite subjects. Seems like most people go on to do a masters degree so they can get a job afterwards, however I managed to get a job with just a bachelor of science, a few projects in my portfolio and an AWS certificate. Having the campus in the city is great for student life. Computer science lecturers are mostly pretty good
Student review published September 2018
Completion date2015
Study modeOn-campus
The course was quite good in its own right but was fairly poor value for money when compared with what others at other universities get for the same price. Unimelb barely confers a particular career advantage
Student review published August 2018
Completion date2010
Study modeOn-campus
This course provided me with more than just an academic qualification but life experience and transferable skills that will last a lifetime.
Student review published August 2018
Completion date2009
Study modeOn-campus
The resources for the course were great but there was no real support from finishing your course to getting a job in that industry.
Student review published August 2018
Completion date2014
Study modeOn-campus
The biochemistry major was a lot of rote learning and not much opportunity to talk to teaching staff (except in labs, which were good). I enjoyed being able to do breadth subjects. Also I guess a degree from Melbourne looks good on your resume.
Student review published August 2018
Completion date2016
Study modeOn-campus
Course gave a good overview on the broad disciplines in my field. I had good foundation level understanding of the industry as a result. However, I found that the field was actually quite different to what I studied about. I struggled to get a job for about 6-8 months and got little to no help from the university. The degree does look good on a resume but no employer has checked my grades or degree yet (grad roles not including). Internship placement would have been helpful but was not available here
Student review published August 2018
Completion date2016
Study modeOn-campus
For me the Melbourne uni undergraduate structure was good as I didn’t know what I wanted to do when starting the course, but would recommend people taking the time to know what they want to do, and find a tailored course. Didn’t find it relevant for industry
Student review published August 2018
Completion date2014
Study modeOn-campus
Very helpful for career. Highly recommended to take the the Course in this Uni.
Student review published August 2018
Completion date2016
Study modeOn-campus
I struggled to find a job for a long time due to the course being so theory-focused, with not enough practical work, and no opportunities for work experience.
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Entry requirements

Year 12 or equivalent: Units 3 and 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 (CAS) or Specialist Mathematics; and a study score of at least 25 in one of Biology, Chemistry or Physics; OR Units 3 and 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 (CAS) and Specialist Mathematics; Students wanting to progress to the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine are encouraged to complete VCE Units 3 and 4 in Chemistry (or equivalent).

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Course content

This program covers:

  • Agricultural science
  • Animal health and disease
  • Animal science and management
  • Biochemistry and molecular biology
  • Bioengineering systems
  • Biotechnology
  • Cell and developmental biology
  • Chemical systems
  • Chemistry
  • Civil systems
  • Climate and weather
  • Computational biology
  • Computing and software systems
  • Data science
  • Ecology and evolutionary biology
  • Electrical systems
  • Environmental engineering systems
  • Environmental science
  • Food science
  • Forest science
  • Genetics
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • Human structure and function
  • Immunology
  • Informatics
  • Marine biology
  • Mathematical physics
  • Mathematics and statistics
  • Mechanical systems
  • Mechatronics systems
  • Microbiology and immunology
  • Neuroscience
  • Pathology
  • Pharmacology
  • Physics
  • Physiology
  • Plant science
  • Psychology
  • Spatial systems
  • Zoology

Recognition

Graduates with relevant approved studies may qualify for professional membership of the Australian Computer Society and for international membership of the Association for Computing Machinery and the Association for Information Systems. A 125-point study sequence, including the psychology major, is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC).

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