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.

Pathway diagram Arts Business IT Science

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Foundation yearDiploma part 2
Where it leads

First year of:

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

Second year of:

  • Science
Double degrees Yes, provided you meet the prerequisites Yes, provided you meet the prerequisites of the available double degrees
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.
2019 Fees A$27,900 (Standard) A$31,150

Hear from a Science Alumni

ZIQIAO WANG ROY, CHINA
MONASH UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION YEAR
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (HONOURS)

“Monash College helped me to attain inter-cultural competence which is really important in the global working environment. In addition, I gained exposure in networking and that helped me to showcase my skills and to pursue what I’m passionate about.”

Rankings

101–125

In the world for Chemistry
(Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2018)

97th

In the world for Biological Sciences
(Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2018)

QS World University Rankings by Subject 2018

Chemistry: 36
Statistics: 37
Biological Sciences: 48
Earth Sciences: 49
Mathematics: 51–100
Physics and Astronomy: 151–200

Specialisations

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

How we teach

Dr Darren Simon - Chemistry Teacher

DARREN SIMON
SUBJECT LEADER - CHEMISTRY
DIPLOMA OF ENGINEERING (IT) & SCIENCE

"Our Chemistry curriculum will allow you to experience classes in laboratories to enhance your knowledge in dealing with different chemicals in a safe environment. In Chemistry, we also have 3D models and an in-house Monash College 3D printer to strengthen your knowledge of the chemistry structure.”

Your career options

Attaining a Monash University degree in Science can lead you to a career in:

  • Atmospheric science
  • Biochemistry
  • Consultant
  • Food technologist
  • Genetics
  • Industry chemistry
  • Microbiology
  • Physics
  • Science education
  • Weather forecaster
  • Wine making