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Bachelor of Science

  • Bachelor

This degree aims to provide students with a higher level of experience in independent analysis and research in their chosen field of expertise.

Key details

Degree Type
Course Code
S3701, 030489K
Study Mode
In person
Intake Months
Feb, Jul
$9,100 per year

About this course

This degree aims to provide students with a higher level of experience in independent analysis and research in their chosen field of expertise. This experience has vocational aims, but also provides a preparation for study by coursework and/or research for the higher degrees of Master of Science or Doctor of Philosophy. The Clayton honours course is available in most of the science areas of study offered in the Bachelor of Science pass degree at the Clayton campus.

The honours program involves coursework through seminars and a major research project.

Career opportunities

Science graduates gain employment in biotechnology and genetic engineering, agricultural support and pharmaceutical science, banking and finance, environmental consulting, hospitals, medical institutes, mining, petroleum and engineering, research, and wine and food industries. Opportunities also exist in organisations including the Department of Sustainability and the Environment, CSIRO, the defence forces, road and water authorities, museums, local councils, education and the health sector. Depending on their major areas of study, graduates can be employed as botanists, chemists, ecologists, astrophysicists, biotechnology product developers, environment consultants, food scientists, palaeontologists, genetic engineers, marine biologists, materials scientists, medical scientists, metallurgists, molecular biologists, museum curators, nuclear physicists, psychologists, financial analysts, communications specialists, forensic scientists, researchers, science journalists, geotechnical engineers, statisticians, teachers, computer scientists and weather forecasters.

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Entry requirements

Successful completion of a Bachelor of Science (or equivalent) with at least distinction average (70 percent) in 24 points of level three units (or equivalent) in the intended honours discipline.

The level three units upon which admission to the Honours program is based must have been completed no more than five years prior to commencement of the course.

Double degree students: Applicants who are enrolled in a Monash double degree course and who have not yet completed the requirements for the two degrees, may be eligible to enrol in this honours program once they have completed 144 points of study, including all requirements for the Bachelor of Science component.

Alternative qualifications and prerequisites

For other domestic and international qualification entry requirements and scores for this course use the study credit and admissions eligibility search.

English requirements

Applicants must also meet the English language requirements.

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

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