Your Essential Guide (domestic students)

Science is the ultimate career for those who want to unlock the secrets of the universe… and have a lot of fun in the process. Scientists dissect and discover, explode and explore, investigate and invent – and their work can genuinely change the world.

Course Advice Video


The Monash Science Society Careers Guide – written by students for students
Field trip to Borneo – Out of the classroom and into the Rainforest
Internship – Students help save sea turtles from extinction
Get involved – Student Experience opportunities
Science Industry Week – annual event introducing current students to employers
Monash Handbook – the ultimate guide for all course and unit information
Help and support when you arrive – Science Student Services

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Don’t panic! You might be eligible for the Monash Guarantee, or SEAS. To find out if you are eligible, check out this handy ATAR and SEAS calculator.
  • You may also be eligible for the Bachelor of Science VTAC Subject Adjustment – rewards students studying more than one Year 12 science subject by providing additional points towards their ATAR aggregate. Please click here for a guide (pdf).
  • Pathways – if you don’t achieve the ATAR you need, it’s a good idea to check out other pathways into Monash Science – these can include transferring from another institution, TAFE or the Diploma of Higher Education.
  • Check out the list of approved sciences – Geography, Psychology and Environmental Science are also on the list!
  • Commence another undergraduate degree at Monash and complete a Science subject as an elective in your first year, then apply to transfer to Science.
  • Commence a Bachelor of Science at another institution, then apply to transfer. You may even get credit for what you’ve already studied!
  • Successfully complete the Diploma of Higher Education. The DoHE is a one-year qualification that will prepare you for the Bachelor of Science and allows you to transition straight into second year.

Honours Year

An additional Honours year is an excellent way to challenge yourself and focus your knowledge by completing a specialist project or research thesis. For those looking for a pathway to graduate research or a PhD, an Honours year is a great way to get there!

Masters programs

As a Science graduate you can further your studies by undertaking a postgraduate master’s degree. This postgraduate study can provide another opportunity into a PhD.

Yes! Please see a complete list here.

A major is a series of 8 units or subjects studied sequentially to form the main field of specialisation within your bachelor degree.

As a first year Science student, you’ll need to study at least two level one (first year) sequences in the same discipline which lead to a major. Check out the level one sequences and how they work here.

  • When do I choose my major?
  • If you’re not sure, you don’t have to choose your major straight away. Pick a couple of sequences in areas you like, which will open up your options later down the track. If you change your mind, that’s okay too!
  • Can I do a double major?
  • Yes, you can! This is easily achievable in the BSc and an in-built requirement for the BSc Advanced – Research.
  • What if I want to change my major later? Can I get help in choosing my subjects and major/s?
  • Absolutely! Lots of students change their majors. Monash Science Student Services can give you specialist course advice and help.

You certainly can! There is plenty of room in the course structure and you can even include a minor.

There are so many internships, special projects, international experiences, fieldtrips and volunteering opportunities that you can participate in at Monash. Check them out here.