Science

Science

If you like to analyse and explore the world around you, a degree in science is the start of a rewarding career.

Your time at Monash will be filled with lab work, field trips, industry placements and classroom teaching. You'll be taught by some of the most respected scientists in the region. You can tailor your degree to suit your interests with over 23 areas of study to choose from.

Your pathway to Monash

Infographic: Monash College study pathways to Monash University

Teacher  in a lab with 2 students conducting an experiment

Compare courses

  Foundation year Diploma of Science
Destination 1st year science
at Monash University
2nd year science
at Monash University
Campus City Clayton
How long? Standard: 12 months
Intensive: 9 months
Extended: 18 months
Part 1: 8 months
Part 2: 8 months
Intakes January, March, July, August February, June, October
What you will study Choose from 13 subjects
Prerequisites for Science: English,
and one of Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology or Physics
Part 1: complete 8 core units
Part 2: complete 6 core units
and 2 electives  
Hours 5 hours per unit, per week 5–7 hours per unit, per week
Prerequisites None Mathematics and Chemistry
Cost Standard/Intensive: $25,590
Extended: $37,260
Part 1: $24,990
Part 2: $28,490

Meet Shahneezar (Singapore)

shahneezar-thevakumar

MONASH UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION YEAR
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE/ARTS

"The learning style at Monash College was very different. I really enjoyed the research projects. We were encouraged to choose our own topic that interested us. I'd never done a project like that at home! The teachers were very student-focused. They always made time to talk to you and answer your questions."


Rankings

63rd

In the world for Life Sciences
(Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2017)

97th

In the world for Physical Sciences
(Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2017)

QS World University Rankings by Subject 2016

Chemistry: 33
Earth and marine Sciences: 51–100
Environmental Studies: 51–100
Mathematics: 51–100
Materials Sciences: 51–100
Physics and Astronomy: 51–100
Psychology: 51–100
Statistics and Operational Research: 51–100

Specialisations

  • Astrophysics
  • Biochemistry
  • Computational science
  • Earth science
  • Ecology and conservation biology
  • Financial and insurance mathematics
  • Genetics
  • Materials science
  • Pharmacology

How we teach

les-hughes

LES HUGHES
TEACHING AND LEARNING TEAM LEADER
DIPLOMA OF IT AND SCIENCE

"In the microscopy practical, you’ll see many living organisms in one drop of pond water. You’ll also get to see and identify different stages of mitosis (cell division) in onion root tip cells. The practical classes reinforce concepts you learn in lecture but in an interactive way. You can be told what is inside a cell in a lecture, but it’s much more fun and engaging to see one under the microscope!"

Our graduates

Foundation year graduate Cheema completed Science at Monash University

GURSIMRAN SINGH CHEEMA, INDIA
MONASH UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION YEAR
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE

"As an international student, you get to know so many people from other countries. You learn so much about the world – through your friends or the people you meet. Monash College provided me with an education that helped enhance my outlook and become a better human that can appreciate everything the world has to offer."