Science

Science

We’re facing a wide range of complex challenges – environmental pressure, climate change, booming population and an ever-changing technological economic and social landscape. With a Monash Science degree, you’ll become a future innovator – creating solutions that could change the world. Your time at Monash will be filled with lab work, field trips, industry placements and classroom teaching. You could find yourself on a field trip searching for fossils in Antarctica, or developing a new life-saving vaccine – the possibilities are endless.

Choose your Monash College pathway

Monash College offers two pathways into Science degrees at Monash University.

Course pathways diagram

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Foundation year Diploma part 2
Where it leads

First year of:

  • Science
  • Science Advanced - Global Challenges (Honours)
  • Science Advanced - Research (Honours)

Second year of:

  • Science
  • Science/Education
Double degrees Yes, provided you meet the prerequisites Yes, provided you meet the prerequisites
Monash College Campus Bourke Street, Melbourne Clayton
Duration 12 months (standard program) 8 months
Specialisation General university preparation.  Science focused
Units studied Complete 2 English units + 6 electives.
Choose from 13 subjects.
Prerequisites: one of mathematics, chemistry, biology or physics.        
Complete 5 core science units + 3 electives.
Fees A$26,500 (standard) A$28,650

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."