Bachelor of Science (Extended)

About the course

For information about this course please see:

Essential requirements for admission

Must be of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent.

All applicants must attend an interview.

Prerequisites:

VCE Units 1 and 2 (or equivalent): Satisfactory completion of one of Biology, Chemistry, General Maths, Mathematical Methods, Specialist Mathematics or Physics.

AND

VCE Units 3 and 4 (or equivalent): A study score of at least 25 in English/English Language/Literature/EAL.

Admission criteria

Applicants with higher education study

Applicants will be assessed for their likelihood to succeed in the course based on their entire academic record and the interview.

Applicants with vocational education and training (VET) study

Applicants will be assessed for their likelihood to succeed in the course based on their entire academic record and the interview.

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

Applicants will be assessed for their likelihood to succeed in the course based on their entire academic record and the interview.

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)

50.00

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

48.20

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

50.00

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

55.00

* All students who achieve the specified guaranteed ATAR and meet the course prerequisites and achieve a passing score in a Year 12 Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics or Physics subject will be offered a place.

ATAR profile of those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR in Semester 1 2017

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 (excluding adjustment factors)

Highest rank to receive an offer

85.90

75th percentile rank to receive an offer

N/P

Median rank to receive an offer

N/P

25th percentile to receive an offer

N/P

Lowest rank to receive an offer

48.20

N/P – figure is not published if less than 25 ATAR-based offers made

Applicants with work and life experience

Applicants will be assessed for their likelihood to succeed in the course based on their entire academic record and the interview.

How to apply

See the whole-of-institution information.

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 (Extended) 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.

Applicant background

Semester 1 2017 intake

Number of students

Percentage of all students

Past higher education study

L/N

N/P

Past vocational education and training (VET) study

0

0%

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)
0 0%
  • Admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were considered (eg, audition, interview etc)
L/N N/P
  • 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)
0 0%
  • Overseas secondary qualification
0 0%
  • Other
0 0%

International students who applied through VTAC (studying in Australia)

0

0%

Total

L/N

100%

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

See the whole-of-institution information.