Bachelor of Science

About the course

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Essential requirements for admission

Prerequisites:

VCE Units 3 and 4 (or equivalent): A study score of at least 25 in English/English Language/Literature or at least 30 in EAL, and at least 25 in Mathematical Methods or Specialist Mathematics, and in one of Biology, Chemistry or Physics.

OR

A study score of at least 25 in English/English Language/Literature or at least 30 in EAL, and at least 25 in both Mathematical Methods and Specialist Mathematics.

Admission criteria

Applicants with higher education study

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Applicants with vocational education and training (VET) study

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Applicants who have completed the Diploma in General Studies may be eligible for guaranteed selection. For further information see http://fvas.unimelb.edu.au/study/courses/diploma-in-general-studies/overview.

Applicants with recent secondary education (within the past two years)

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Consideration of equity, student backgrounds and previous educational disadvantage

The University of Melbourne takes into consideration equity, student backgrounds and previous education disadvantage through a number of special entry schemes, including Access Melbourne. See https://futurestudents.unimelb.edu.au/admissions/access_melbourne_and_equity_programs.

ATAR-based admission

Lowest ATAR where a recent Year 12 student offer was made in Semester 1 2017 (excluding students made offers through special entry schemes)

85.00

Lowest ATAR to which an offer was made in Semester 1 2017 (including students made offers through special entry schemes)

77.50

Minimum ATAR required for consideration (only applicants eligible for special entry schemes will be admitted below the minimum)

85.00

Guaranteed ATAR for applicants who complete Year 12 in 2017 and are eligible for the Access Melbourne categories of rural or isolated and/or disadvantaged financial background*

78.00

Guaranteed ATAR for Indigenous applicants who complete Year 12 in 2017*

75.00

Guaranteed ATAR for Kwong Lee Dow Young Scholars who complete Year 12 in 2017 and attend an under-represented school*

90.00

Guaranteed ATAR for Kwong Lee Dow Young Scholars who complete Year 12 in 2017 and do not attend an under-represented school*

95.00

* All students who achieve the specified guaranteed ATAR and meet the course prerequisites will be offered a place.

ATAR profile of those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR in Semester 1 2017 (includes offers for both the Bachelor of Science and the Bachelor of Science (Chancellor’s Scholars))

ATAR-based offers only, across all offer rounds

This table relates to all students selected on the basis of ATAR alone and does not include consideration of student background and equity.

ATAR

Highest rank to receive an offer

99.95

 

75th percentile rank to receive an offer

96.30

 

Median rank to receive an offer

92.43

 

25th percentile to receive an offer

88.20

 

Lowest rank to receive an offer

77.50

 

Applicants with work and life experience

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How to apply

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Advanced standing (credit)

Advanced standing (sometimes known as credit or recognition of prior learning) may be awarded based on prior study. See https://futurestudents.unimelb.edu.au/admissions/admission_with_credit for details and how to apply. Advanced standing is not awarded for work experience in undergraduate degrees.

Student profile

The table below gives an indication of the likely peer cohort for new Bachelor of Science students at the University of Melbourne. It provides data on students who commenced undergraduate study and were enrolled after the census date in Semester 1 2017. It includes those admitted through all VTAC offer rounds and includes students offered both the Bachelor of Science and the Bachelor of Science (Chancellor’s Scholars).

Applicant background

Semester 1 2017 intake

Number of students

Percentage of all students

Past higher education study

187

10.2%

Past vocational education and training (VET) study

6

0.3%

Recent secondary education (within the past two years):
  • Admitted on the basis of ATAR (regardless of whether this includes the impact of adjustment factors such as equity schemes)
1447 79.0%
  • Admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were considered (eg, audition, interview etc)
0 0%
  • Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR was not a factor (eg, audition, folio etc)
0 0%
Work and life experience (admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than that listed above):
  • Secondary education (2014 and earlier)
10 0.5%
  • Overseas secondary qualification
26 1.4%
  • Other
L/N N/P

International students who applied through VTAC (studying in Australia)

152

8.3%

Total

N/P

100.0%

L/N – Low numbers: the number of students is less than 5.
N/P – Not published: the number is hidden to prevent calculation of numbers in cells with less than 5 students.

Where to get further information

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