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Bachelor of
Biomedicine
Bachelor of
Science

BACHELOR OF AGRICULTURE
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Contents
Degrees of discovery

Biomedicine
Biomedicine majors

4
6

Biomedicine career outcomes

Science
Science majors

10
12

Science career outcomes

19

Agriculture

20

General Studies

22

Oral Health

24

Engineering

26

Psychology

28

Information Technology

30

Concurrent diplomas

31

Chancellors Scholars Program

32

Graduate study

33

Entry requirements

37

Admissions

39

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Degrees of discovery
The University of Melbournes science and health science degrees provide the best
preparation for the challenges of healthcare delivery and scientific research.
DEGREES FOR THE NEXT
GENERATION OF SCIENTIFIC
LEADERS
A world-class education from
Australias number 1 universityQ is your
ticket to the brightest future. Pioneering
scientific teaching and research for
over 150 years, we provide you with
a stimulating learning environment
where you can join scientific leaders
in the search for solutions and new
discoveries.

Degrees in health sciences

Studies in engineering and IT

Through a health sciences degree


you can learn how to respond to
pandemics or find cures for diseases,
and experience the world of research.
Youll discover the fascinating way the
human body works, analyse global
patterns of disease, and become part
of teams working to improve the health
and wellbeing of society.

With a current worldwide shortage of


engineers and IT professionals and a
demand for new kinds of jobs to tackle
todays environmental and technological
challenges, graduates in these fields are
in high demand. Studying engineering or
IT through a science degree at Melbourne
prepares you for a challenging and
fulfilling career by giving you the ideal
combination of technical, analytical and
interpersonal skills.

Degrees in sciences
As a science student at Melbourne
you will learn how to apply scientific
thinking and analysis to the issues
facing the world today. You could study
climate change, drought, resource
management and sustainability,
or investigate the potential of new
technologies and sciences such as
biotechnology, nanotechnology and
informatics.

Our inspiring graduates


Choosing to study at Melbourne is your first step towards an exciting career
of discovery. You'll join the ranks of thousands of inspiring scientific leaders
who began their journey at Melbourne. Among them are:
Professor

Elizabeth Blackburn AC Awarded the 2009 Nobel Prize in


Physiology or Medicine; the first Australian woman to win a Nobel Prize

Professor

John Matthews AM Foundation Director of the Menzies


School of Health Research

Dr

Study at the

2nd-largest
research institution
in Australia

(after the CSIRO)

Richard Gibbs Wofford Cain Professor, Department of Molecular


and Human Genetics; and Director, Human Genome Sequencing Centre,
Baylor College of Medicine

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Rankings 20122013

Bachelor of
Biomedicine
The Bachelor of Biomedicine offers 13 majors
across a range of biomedical disciplines. If you are
interested in entering the health profession the
Bachelor of Biomedicine is an ideal choice.

Quick facts
Duration
3 years full time
Part time availableQ
Fourth year honours available
Campus
Parkville

A FOUNDATION FOR A
DIVERSE RANGE OF CAREERS
The Bachelor of Biomedicine prepares
you for the challenges of healthcare
delivery and biomedical research. At
the core of the degree is knowledge
of the normal structure and function
of the body and consideration of the
determinants of disease.

Entry
Semester 1

Youll develop fundamental skills in


critical thinking, problem solving,
the analysis of evidence and
communication.

Contact hours (first year)


Approximately 15 to 20 hours
per weekW

WHAT DO I STUDY?
First year

Q Part-time study is not available to


most international students due to
visa restrictions
W Based on full-time study load

More info
Entry requirements
See page 37 for details
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You will study foundation subjects in


biology and chemistry, focusing on
key biomolecules, fundamentals of
cell biology, chemical processes in
a biological context, basic genetics
and interactions between genes and
environment that determine phenotype.
You will also take subjects in
experimental design and data analysis,
mathematics and physics.

CHOOSING YOUR MAJOR


A major is a group of subjects within a
specialised area of study. In the Bachelor
of Biomedicine a major comprises four
subjects at third-year level in a particular
discipline or subject area.
You can choose from 13 majors:
Biochemistry

and Molecular Biology

Bioengineering

Systems

Biotechnology
Cell

and Developmental Biology

Genetics
Health

InformaticsE

Human

Structure and Function

ImmunologyE
Microbiology

and Immunology (with


specialisations in Microbiology or
Infection and Immunity)E

Neuroscience
Pathology
Pharmacology
Physiology.

See pages 68 for more information.

Second year
Second year compulsory subjects
provide foundation knowledge and
include content from several biomedical
science discipline areas.
Semester 1 focuses on molecular and
cellular aspects of biomedicine, with
topics from biochemistry and molecular
biology, cell biology, genetics,
microbiology and immunology, and
cellular pathology.
Semester 2 focuses on integrated
human structure and function, with
topics in gross anatomy, pharmacology
and physiology.
In both semesters you will also select
elective subjects in science and
biomedical science.

The

Biomedicine
Students Society

is one of the largest


faculty-based societies
at the University
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Third year
You will take two capstone subjects,
which explore contemporary issues
in biomedicine and prepare you for
professional practice.

E Subject to Academic Board approval

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Employers look for graduates who are


adaptable and bring unique skills and
knowledge to the workplace.
Through breadth, you will take subjects
from outside your core study area. This
allows you to:
Develop

your interests and discover


new opportunities

Selecting your breadth subjects

HONOURS

Your breadth selection can be as broad


or targeted as you like. You can choose
to take a breadth track, which will
help you select from the multitude of
breadth subjects available. A breadth
track is a set of three or more subjects
that progressively develops knowledge
and skills relevant to a particular theme,
topic or issue.

Honours is a fourth year of study that


draws together the theory and practical
skills gained in your degree, and
enables you to develop new research
and professional skills and gain in-depth
knowledge in your particular interest
area. It comprises an individual research
project designed to extend your
knowledge and problem-solving skills,
as well as classes and assignments
at an advanced level. Honours is a
pathway to a research higher degree.

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Pursue

a skill or passion, such as


music or law

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Learn

to look at issues from a


different angle

Work

with students from different


courses and backgrounds just as
you would in the workplace.

Imagination + innovation =
countless lives saved
Work out what
you enjoy
Initially I thought breadth

would be a waste of time, but

I took a breadth subject in


Genetics and Ethics and it was
great. I think its important
to get a broad education and
have time to work out what
you enjoy doing.
Bridget Bishop
Bachelor of Biomedicine
Major in Anatomy and
Physiology
Doctor of Medicine
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Mahsa Salehi became national superstars when they won the Australian
finals of the Microsoft Imagine Cup competition in 2012.
The prestigious competition requires student teams to devise projects that
will help tackle some of the worlds toughest problems.
Our students developed the StethoCloud an intelligent, cloud-powered,
mobile-hybrid stethoscope that is able to diagnose childhood pneumonia.
The device could potentially save countless lives if implemented in the
developing world.
The team was awarded a $75 000 grant to continue evolving their project
into a real-world business.

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Biomedicine

BREADTH: BROADENING
YOUR EMPLOYMENT
PROSPECTS

Biomedicine majors
A major is a group of subjects within a particular study area.
Read more about the majors available in the Bachelor of Biomedicine
on the following pages.

BIOCHEMISTRY AND
MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
The knowledge and techniques of
biochemistry and molecular biology are
applied in many biological fields and
have fuelled rapid advances in medical
research and biotechnology. The
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
major places emphasis on developing
a foundation in practical skills required
for a career as a laboratory scientist.
In addition, this major provides the
springboard for you to enter careers
including agricultural and medical
support industries and education,
and develops knowledge in key basic
biological processes as well as more
specialised areas of molecular science.
This major is also available in the
Bachelor of Science.

BIOENGINEERING SYSTEMS
Biomedical engineers address
healthcare problems from a unique
perspective, blending an understanding
of biomedical science with specialist
knowledge of engineering techniques
and problem-solving skills. You will
focus on human systems, the design
and operation of devices and processes,
and the application of engineering skills
to new medical treatments, instruments
and machines. Our biomedical
engineers and their students are
working on groundbreaking innovations
such as the bionic eye, devices to
control epilepsy and more efficient drug
delivery systems. The Bioengineering
Systems major is a pathway to further
study in the Master of Engineering
(Biomedical) or honours and PhD
programs for accredited professional or
scientific research careers in biomedical
engineering.
For more information see page 26.
This major is also available in the
Bachelor of Science.

Sample course plan Bachelor of BiomedicineQ


Major in Bioengineering Systems
Semester 1

Biomolecules
and Cells

Chemistry for
Biomedicine

Calculus 2

An Ecological
History of
Humanity

Semester 2

Genes and
Environment

Engineering
Systems
Design 2

Linear Algebra

Sport and
Education
in Australian
Society

Semester 1

Molecular and Cellular


Biomedicine

Engineering
Computation

A History of
Nature

Semester 2

Human Structure and Function

Engineering
Mathematics

Body, Mind
and Medicine:
A Dissection

Semester 1

Biomedicine:
Molecule to
Malady

Introduction to
Biomechanics

Fundamentals
of Biosignals W

American
Politics

Semester 2

Frontiers in
Biomedicine

Biocellular
Systems
Engineering

Biosystems
Design

Living Longer:
A Global
Diagnosis

Major subjects

Elective subjects

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Compulsory subjects

Breadth subjects E

Q This is a sample course plan only. Subjects offered may change from year to year. You will be
advised of current subject offerings prior to subject selection and enrolment.
W This is a quota-restricted subject
E This sample course plan includes six breadth subjects. One or two of these subjects can be
replaced by an elective within your discipline.

Biomedicine gives
me options
The Bachelor of Biomedicine

gives me lots of different options


for graduate study and my
future career. The workload at
uni doesnt seem like much of a
change from high school, and I
really like the way subjects are
taught here especially lectures,
where you can download the
slides in case you need to
catch up.
Catherine Huang
Bachelor of Biomedicine
Major in Human Structure
and Function

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I learned from
passionate
researchers
The lecturers and tutors are

incredibly passionate about

what they teach, and very


approachable. Alongside
teaching, many of them run
amazing research programs.
Throughout the degree weve
learned about important
biomedical research that our
lecturers have been directly
involved in.
Ying Zhong
Bachelor of Biomedicine

BIOTECHNOLOGY
Biotechnology is the use of biological
knowledge to develop new processes
and products for use in industry, health,
agribusiness and other areas of human
technology. Biotechnology advances
can be based on knowledge from
biological sciences, chemical sciences,
physical sciences or engineering.
This major provides you with
knowledge about how the products of
scientific research are commercialised,
as well as training in a relevant
discipline area. As such, the major is not
tied to a particular discipline area but
will enable you to develop technology
from basic discipline knowledge in at
least one area of biomedical science.
This major is also available in the
Bachelor of Science.

HUMAN STRUCTURE AND


FUNCTION

The Cell and Developmental Biology


major provides you with a broad
understanding of the structure and
functions of cells and the genetic,
molecular and cellular basis of
development in a range of organisms
and experimental models. It will give
you an understanding of methodologies
used in cell and developmental biology
research and how this knowledge can
be applied as technologies to improve
the human condition.

The Human Structure and Function


major explains how the human body
works, based on a deep understanding
of the relationship between physiology
and anatomy. The subjects are
structured so that the anatomy
(structure) and physiology (function) of
the human body are taught in carefully
integrated units that also introduce
relevant elements from pathology,
pharmacology and zoology. This major
is also available in the Bachelor of
Science.

Dramatic advances in this field have


shed light on numerous disorders
in plants and animals and provided
technologies to solve significant
problems. They also raise ethical issues
for society, such as in vitro fertilisation
(IVF), birth control, stem cell technology,
reproductive/therapeutic cloning and
genetically manipulated foods/crops.
This major is also available in the
Bachelor of Science.

GENETICS
The Genetics major integrates
knowledge across the breadth of
genetics, including an integrated
practical capstone subject in which you
will develop an understanding of the
application of experimental analysis to
solving problems in biology.
This major is also available in the
Bachelor of Science.

HEALTH INFORMATICSQ
Modern healthcare and medical
research are information-intensive
activities. This major introduces
you to the interdisciplinary field of
health and biomedical informatics,
and the core principles and practices
of the expert health informatician.
The major integrates biomedical
information technology and knowledge
management, the socio-economic
challenges of healthcare systems
and new methods of clinical and
epidemiological research. In Australia
and internationally the demand is
increasing for people with specialised
knowledge and skills who can lead
applications of e-health for patient care
and disease management.

IMMUNOLOGYQ
Immunology is the study of our immune
system. Through this major, you will
learn how immunology can apply to
a range of areas in the biomedical
sciences. The major opens up careers
in infectious diseases, diagnostics,
molecular biology, biotechnology,
vaccinology, biosafety and regulation,
as well as providing a pathway to
graduate research into infectious
agents, their genes, the underlying
mechanisms of infectious disease and
diseases associated with the immune
system. It also provides a basis for
further study in medicine and other
paramedical disciplines. This major
is also available in the Bachelor of
Science.

MICROBIOLOGY AND
IMMUNOLOGYQ
This major combines the study
of infectious microbial agents,
predominantly bacteria and viruses,
with the study of immune response.
It opens up careers in infectious
disease, diagnostics, molecular
biology, biotechnology, vaccinology,
antimicrobial chemotherapeutics,
biosafety and regulation, as well as
graduate research into infectious agents,
their genes, the mechanisms of disease
and the immune system. It also provides
a basis for further study in medicine
and other paramedical disciplines. This
major is also available in the Bachelor of
Science.

Q Subject to Academic Board approval

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Biomedicine majors

CELL AND DEVELOPMENTAL


BIOLOGY

NEUROSCIENCE
Neuroscience is one of the largest areas
of study within the sphere of modern
biology. It is an area where Australian
research has significant international
impact. Students completing a
Neuroscience major will understand
the fundamental organisation and
functional principles of the nervous
system from the biology of nerve cells
and neural circuits through to neural
systems and complex behaviours.
You will gain an overview of modern
neuroscience and how it interrelates
with aspects of molecular and cell
biology, physiology, psychology, and
cognitive and information science.
This major is also available in the
Bachelor of Science.

PATHOLOGY
A Pathology major integrates
knowledge from a range of disciplines,
from human biology to molecular
genetics. In this major you will develop
a broad and solid understanding of
disease from a molecular, cellular,
tissue, functional, biochemical and
immunological perspective. You will
be able to complete sequences of
specialist and integrated subjects
to develop your understanding of
applications of current molecular
and genetic methods to problems in
pathological and medical practice.
This major is also available in the
Bachelor of Science.

PHARMACOLOGY
Pharmacology is the study of the
interactions between drugs and living
systems. Pharmacologists develop
new drugs, determine how drugs act
and utilise drugs to discover the inner
workings of cells. The discipline of
pharmacology stands at the intersection
of many areas of biomedical
science. Graduates gain an in-depth
understanding of drug actions and a
broad appreciation of the scientific
process of knowledge acquisition and
problem solving. This major is also
available in the Bachelor of Science.

PHYSIOLOGY
The Physiology major teaches you
how the body works. You will learn
how cells, organs and the whole
body functions. You will examine
disturbances in whole-body systems,
such as those relating to the endocrine,
cardiovascular, musculoskeletal,
developmental and neural control
systems. The experimental bases of
physiology are emphasised and you
will use contemporary techniques
to explore questions in physiology.
Discoveries in physiology have a
broad effect on health and medicine,
environmental science, industry,
nutrition, exercise and reproductive
biology. Many of the discoveries from
the human genome project rely on
physiology to understand their effect
on the human body. This major is also
available in the Bachelor of Science.
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Sample course plan Bachelor of BiomedicineQ


Major in Neuroscience
Semester 1

Biomolecules
and Cells

Chemistry for
Biomedicine

Mathematics

Contesting
Australia

Semester 2

Genes and
Environment

Physics

Experimental
Design and
Data Analysis

Controversies
in Australian
History

Semester 1

Molecular and Cellular


Biomedicine

Biological
Psychology

Genetics,
Health and
Society

Semester 2

Human Structure and Function

Cognitive
Psychology

Australia Now

Semester 1

Biomedicine:
Molecule to
Malady

Principles of
Neuroscience

Neurophysiology:
Neurons and
Circuits

Global Health,
Security and
Sustainability

Semester 2

Frontiers in
Biomedicine

Sensation,
Movement
and Complex
Functions

Developmental
Neurophysiology

Democracy,
Terrorism and
Violence

Major subjects

Elective subjects

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Compulsory subjects

Breadth subjects W

Sample course plan Bachelor of BiomedicineQ


Major in Pharmacology
Semester 1

Biomolecules
and Cells

Chemistry for
Biomedicine

Mathematics

Food for a
Healthy Planet

Semester 2

Genes and
Environment

Physics

Experimental
Design and
Data Analysis

From Plato to
Einstein

Semester 1

Molecular and Cellular


Biomedicine

Biochemical
Regulation of
Cell Function

Managing
and Leading
Organisations

Semester 2

Human Structure and Function

Pharmacology:
How Drugs
Work

Astronomy in
World History

Semester 1

Biomedicine:
Molecule to
Malady

Drugs: From
Discovery to
Market

Drugs in
Biomedical
Experiments

The Rise
of Modern
Science

Semester 2

Frontiers in
Biomedicine

Drugs
Affecting
the Nervous
System

Drug Treatment Managing the


of Disease
Multinational

Major subjects

Elective subjects

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Compulsory subjects

Breadth subjects W

Q This is a sample course plan only. Subjects offered may change from year to year. You will be
advised of current subject offerings prior to subject selection and enrolment.
W This sample course plan includes six breadth subjects. One or two of these subjects can be
replaced by an elective within your discipline.

Making discoveries in
muscle physiology

During my honours year I have


been supervised by a number
of researchers who have really
shaped my project and helped me
tackle challenges that have arisen.
I have really enjoyed my time at
the University of Melbourne.
Hugh Buzacott
Bachelor of Biomedicine
(Honours)

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Biomedicine
career outcomes

A CAREER IN THE
BIOSCIENCESQ
Career opportunities available to
Biomedicine graduates include:
Biochemistry

and molecular
biology Medical research,
biotechnology, agricultural and
medical support industries, education

Bioengineering

systems
Clinical engineering, research and
development of medical technology

Biotechnology

Food technician
roles, forensic science, human
technology, agribusiness

Cell

and developmental biology


Diagnostic laboratories, government
agencies, medico-legal industry

Genetics

Conservation, genetic
counselling, teaching, forensic
science, publishing

Health

informaticsW E-health
project manager, hospital IT system
architect, biomedical research
informatician, health data analyst,
health informatician, health
information architect

Human

structure and function


Research in hospitals and universities,
scientific journalism, pharmaceutical
consultancy, teaching

ImmunologyW

Infectious
diseases, diagnostics, molecular
biology, biotechnology, vaccinology,
biosafety and regulation

Microbiology and immunologyW

Infectious disease, diagnostics,


molecular biology, biotechnology,
vaccinology, antimicrobial
chemotherapeutics, biosafety and
regulation

Neuroscience

Drug development,
neuropsychology, audiology,
neurochemistry, brain imaging

Pathology

Pharmaceuticals,
military, consulting in biomedical and
biotechnology industries, research

Biomedicine career outcomes

The Bachelor of Biomedicine leads to a huge range of


career options. You will gain in-depth knowledge and
technical skills that will prepare you for an exciting career
of discovery in biomedicine or other related areas.
Pharmacology

Drug development
and testing, clinical trials,
Alzheimers and AIDS research,
sales, marine pharmacology

Physiology

CSIRO research,
sports science, biomedical
technician roles, medicalscientific communication, cardiac
rehabilitation.

A CAREER IN THE HEALTH


SCIENCES
Many Biomedicine graduates undertake
graduate study leading to professional
careers in the health sciences, such as:
Clinical
Dental

audiology

surgery

Now Im certain
about my career
path

Medicine
Nursing

science

Optometry
Physiotherapy
Social

I began my Bachelor

of Biomedicine with

work

Speech

pathology.

A CAREER IN BIOMEDICAL
RESEARCH
You could pursue a career in biomedical
research by undertaking a research
higher degree (masters or PhD).

A CAREER IN A
RELATED AREAQ
The Bachelor of Biomedicine can also
lead to a career in a related area,
such as:
Applied

commerce

Biomedical

engineering

Commercialisation

of new inventions

Journalism
Law
Public

service

Science

communication

Teaching.

aspirations of studying
graduate Medicine. However,
throughout the course I kept
an open mind and explored
various avenues. In the end I
still wanted to study Medicine,
so my undergraduate degree
not only provided me with a
perfect stepping stone but
also cleared any doubt about
what I wanted to study next.
Gayan Kathriachchige
Bachelor of Biomedicine
Major in Human Structure and
Function
Doctor of Medicine

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in the world for

graduate
employability
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Rankings 2012
Q Some careers will require further study at graduate level
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Bachelor of Science
The Bachelor of Science provides an enormous
range of study options, graduate pathways and
career outcomes, and the opportunity to tailor
your degree to suit your interests and goals.

Quick facts
Duration
3 years full time
Part time availableQ
Fourth year honours available
Campus
Parkville
Entry
Semester 1 or 2W
Contact hours (first year)
Approximately 20 hours per week
(plus independent study time of
around 20 hours per week)E
Q Part-time study is not available to
most international students due to
visa restrictions
W For students commencing in
Semester 2, some majors might take
3.5 years to complete
E Based on full-time study load

THE FIRST STEP TOWARDS


YOUR DREAM CAREER

The Bachelor of Science offers 37


majors across the following areas:

The Bachelor of Science spans the


sciences, health sciences, technology
and engineering systems. You can
tailor your studies to suit your individual
strengths and career goals.

Behavioural

The Bachelor of Science is the first


step towards a career in professional
science, engineering, veterinary science
or health practice, which can be
pursued through further study.

WHAT DO I STUDY?
First year
Many of the first-year subject areas
will be familiar to you from secondary
school, yet there are also many new
disciplines to investigate. First-year
packages will help you select sensible
combinations of subjects to maintain
greater course flexibility and choice.

Second year

Entry requirements
See page 37 for details

As you move into your second year


you will begin to specialise, though in
most cases you are still able to keep
your options open for two major areas
of study. This allows you to further
investigate and explore diverse areas of
science, engineering and technology
before deciding on your major.

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Third year

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The inventor of

Cyril Callister, studied
Chemistry at the University

In third year you will participate in a


practical capstone experience. This will
allow you to apply your knowledge and
skills in a research or practical context.

CHOOSING YOUR MAJOR


A major is a group of subjects within a
specialised area of study. As a Bachelor
of Science student you must complete
a science major a program of study
developed across first, second and
third-year-level subjects, culminating
in the major (50 points, usually four
subjects) at third-year level.

Sciences
psychology (leading to professional
accreditation)

Chemical

Sciences biochemistry
and molecular biology, chemistry,
food science, pharmacology

Earth

Sciences atmosphere and


ocean sciences, forest science,R
geology

Environmental

Sciences
ecology and evolutionary biology,
environmental science, geography

Engineering

Systems
bioengineering systems, chemical
systems, civil systems, computing
and software systems, electrical
systems, mechanical systems

Information

Technology
computing and software systems,
geomatics, informatics

Life

Sciences agricultural
science, animal health and disease
(including the veterinary bioscience
specialisation, the shortest
pathway to the Doctor of Veterinary
Medicine), animal science and
management, biochemistry and
molecular biology, biotechnology,
cell and developmental biology,
forest science,R genetics,
human structure and function,
immunology,R marine biology,
microbiology and immunology,R
neuroscience, pathology,
pharmacology, physiology, plant
science, zoology

Mathematical

and Statistical
Sciences mathematical physics,
mathematics and statistics

Physical

Sciences atmosphere and


ocean sciences, chemistry, geology,
mathematical physics, physics.

See pages 1218 for more information.

37

majors to
choose from
R Subject to Academic Board approval

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To get the best out of your science


degree and prepare for a career in
science you should consider subjects
that will complement your major
studies. For example, combining
mathematics with earth sciences will
enable you to apply analytical skills to
complex models. This will increase the
range of graduate study and career
options available to you.

BREADTH: BROADENING
YOUR EMPLOYMENT
PROSPECTS
Employers look for graduates who are
adaptable and bring unique skills and
knowledge to the workplace.
Through breadth, you can take subjects
from outside your core study area. This
allows you to:
Develop

your interests and discover


new opportunities

Pursue

a skill or passion, such as


music or law

Selecting your breadth subjects


Your breadth selection can be as broad
or targeted as you like. You can choose
to take a breadth track, which will
help you select from the multitude of
breadth subjects available. A breadth
track is a set of three or more subjects
that progressively develops knowledge
and skills relevant to a particular theme,
topic or issue.
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HONOURS
Whether you plan to pursue a career
in business, research, government
or communications, honours is an
opportunity to complement and expand
an undergraduate science degree
through an additional year of study.
Honours is offered in many science
disciplines. Alternative pathways with
research training are also offered
through the Master of Science or
Master of Engineering.
bsc.unimelb.edu.au/honours

Learn

to look at issues from a


different angle

Exploring all my
options

When I came to Melbourne


I was pretty sure I knew what
I wanted to do in the future,
but I found out that there are
so many different kinds of
subjects and fields to choose
from. My studies have helped
me to explore all my options,
so I can choose a career path
in something that I am really
passionate about.
Tamara Dissanayake
Sri Lanka
Bachelor of Science

Work

with students from different


courses and backgrounds just as
you would in the workplace.

For example, you may choose to


explore the historical background
and evolution of scientific concepts
in disciplines such as history and
philosophy of science, history or
anthropology. Alternatively, you may
look at science in the context of political
science, law, education, criminology or
economics. You may also pursue other
interests via breadth studies, such as
music or languages.

Science

CHOOSING COMPLEMENTARY
SUBJECTS

Our Science Matters


blog gets 2500
visitors every month
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You must complete a minimum of four


subjects of breadth, with another two
subjects of your choice that is, you
can choose breadth or core subjects,
giving you greater flexibility.

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Science majors
A major is a group of subjects within a particular
study area. Read more about the majors available
in the Bachelor of Science on the following pages.

AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE
Agricultural Science encompasses the
science and management of systems
for the sustainable production of food
and fibre. With biology, chemistry,
and mathematics and statistics
underpinning this major, you will learn
about agricultural systems analysis,
plant health and the production and
management of crops, livestock and
grazing systems.
You can also study this discipline
through the Bachelor of Agriculture. For
more information, see page 20.

Sample course plan Bachelor of ScienceQ


Major in Animal Science and Management
This course plan includes a sample breadth track in Sociology.

ANIMAL SCIENCE AND


MANAGEMENT
This major brings together studies
in animal nutrition, growth and
development, behaviour and welfare,
genetics and breeding, health,
livestock science and reproduction,
and biotechnology. You will develop an
understanding of domestic and captive
animal biology, as well as the care,
management and use of animals as a
resource for food, fibre, recreation and
companionship.

ATMOSPHERE AND OCEAN


SCIENCES
This major explores how the Earths
atmosphere, oceans and land surfaces
influence changes in our environment.
You will learn about climate modelling
and prediction, the role of principal
wind and ocean current systems, and
how these interact with the land surface
to influence weather, climate and the
environment.

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Biology of Cells Chemistry 1


and Organisms

The Global
Environment

Understanding
Society

Semester 2

Genetics and
the Evolution
of Life

Chemistry 2

Understanding
Planet Earth

Law in Society

Semester 1

Comparative
Nutrition and
Digestion

Animal
Structure and
Function

Principles of
Genetics

Sociology of
the Body

Semester 2

Applied Animal
Physiology

Comparative
Animal
Physiology

Ecology

Sociology of
Youth

Semester 1

Livestock
Production
Systems

Animal
Applied Animal Applied
Reproduction
Behaviour
and Genetics

Living in a Risk
Society

Semester 2

Animal
Systems
Analysis

Ecology and
Management
of Grazing
Systems

School
Experience as
Breadth

Year 1

Year 2

ANIMAL HEALTH AND DISEASE


This major leads to careers in areas
such as veterinary or animal science
and research, animal production
industries, disease surveillance and
biosecurity, and animal welfare. After
second year you may apply for entry to
the Veterinary Bioscience specialisation
(prerequisite for entry into the Doctor
of Veterinary Medicine). Alternatively
you can undertake the Animal Disease
Biotechnology specialisation (animal
health, behaviour and management and
disease surveillance).

Semester 1

Year 3

Subjects leading to the major


Major subjects
Other science subjects to complement the major

Applied
Ecology

Breadth subjects W

Sample course plan Bachelor of ScienceQ


Major in Atmosphere and Ocean Sciences
This course plan includes a sample breadth track in Feeding the Worlds Population.
Semester 1

The Global
Environment

Calculus 2E

Chemistry 1

Food for a
Healthy Planet

Semester 2

Understanding
Planet Earth

Linear Algebra

Chemistry 2

Introduction
to Climate
Change

Semester 1

Weather
and Climate
Systems

Real Analysis

Earth
Composition,
Minerals and
Magmas

Climate
Change II

Semester 2

Atmospheric
Environment
Processes

Vector
Calculus

Dangerous
Earth

Food for a
Healthy
Planet II

Semester 1

Dynamical
Meteorology
and
Oceanography

Global
Climates of
the Past

Hydrogeology/
Environmental
Geochemistry

Food for a
Healthy
Planet III

Semester 2

Atmosphere
Ocean
Interaction

Modern and
Future Climate

Science
Research
Project

Food and
Water: Global
Issues Local
Impacts

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Subjects leading to the major


Major subjects
Other science subjects to complement the major

Breadth subjects W

Q This is a sample course plan only. Subjects offered may change from year to year. You will be
advised of current subject offerings prior to subject selection and enrolment.
W This sample course plan includes six breadth subjects. One or two of these subjects can be taken
as an elective within your discipline.
E Students who have a study score of 25 or higher in Mathematical Models 3 and 4, but did not
achieve 27 or higher in Specialist Mathematics, take Calculus 1 before proceeding to Calculus 2
and Linear Algebra.

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This major is also available in the


Bachelor of Biomedicine. Please refer to
page 6 for a description.

BIOENGINEERING SYSTEMSE

Sample course plan Bachelor of ScienceQ


Major in Biotechnology (Agri-food Biotechnology)
This course plan includes a sample breadth track in Wine and Food.

Biotechnology is the use of biological


knowledge to develop new processes
and products for use in industry, health,
agribusiness and other areas of human
technology. Biotechnology advances
can be based on knowledge from
biological sciences, chemical sciences,
physical sciences and engineering.
You can tailor your Biotechnology
major to suit your needs, and build
on your other science studies. For
example, agricultural biotechnology will
normally involve some core crop and
food technology subjects. Molecular
biotechnology will usually involve
some core molecular biology subjects.
Chemical biotechnology will include
some core chemistry subjects together
with studies in biological science.
This major is also available in the
Bachelor of Biomedicine.

CELL AND DEVELOPMENTAL


BIOLOGY
This major is also available in the
Bachelor of Biomedicine. Please refer to
page 7 for a description.

CHEMICAL SYSTEMSE
Chemical engineers invent, design and
implement processes through which
raw materials undergo chemical or
physical changes and are converted
into valuable products that we use in
everyday life. Our chemical engineers
and their students are working on
important projects such as clean energy
biofuels and targeted drug delivery
for cancer treatment. The Chemical
Systems major provides you with a solid
insight into the processes and changes
involved, and leads to the Master of
Engineering (Chemical or Biomolecular).
For more information see page 26.

CHEMISTRY
This major allows you to view the
world from a molecular perspective
and solve complex problems that span
the breadth of chemistry and other
sciences. Knowledge is drawn from
the areas of molecular design and
synthesis, analysis and spectroscopic
identification of chemical species,
quantum chemistry, molecular
dynamics, chemical kinetics and
thermodynamics.

Chemistry 1

Biology of
Cells and
Organisms

Natural
Environments

Semester 2

Chemistry 2

Genetics and
the Evolution
of Life

in the
Data Analysis 1 Australia
Wine World

Semester 1

Food
Chemistry,
Biology and
Nutrition

Green Planet:
Plants and the
Environment

Fundamentals
in Cell Biology

Genetics,
Health and
Society

Semester 2

Biochemistry
& Molecular
Biology

Genes and
Genomes

Biotechnology

Food for a
Healthy
Planet II

Semester 1

Methods
in Agrifood
Biotechnology

Trends and
Issues in
Agrifood
Biotechnology

Biotechnology
in Practice

Food for a
Healthy
Planet III

Semester 2

Functional
Foods and
Nutrition

Plant Molecular Science


Biology and
Research
Biotechnology Project

Year 1

This major is also available in the


Bachelor of Biomedicine. Please refer to
page 6 for a description.

BIOTECHNOLOGY

Semester 1

Year 2

Year 3

Subjects leading to the major


Major subjects
Other science subjects to complement the major

Food for a
Healthy Planet

Wines of the
World

Breadth subjects W

Q This is a sample course plan only. Subjects offered may change from year to year. You will be
advised of current subject offerings prior to subject selection and enrolment.
W This sample course plan includes six breadth subjects. One or two of these subjects can be taken
as an elective within your discipline.

CIVIL SYSTEMSE
Civil engineering involves the planning,
design and construction of the built
environment and the provision of
essential services and infrastructure.
Transport systems, water supplies,
drainage systems, ports and
harbours are all examples of essential
services where civil engineers are
vital in providing the most effective
way of interacting with the natural
environment. This major leads to the
Master of Engineering (Civil, Structural
or Environmental).
For more information see page 26.
This major is also available in the
Bachelor of Environments.

You can find a


complete

Moa skeleton

at the Universitys

Tiegs Zoology
Museum

Im part of
something big

When I was accepted into


the Bachelor of Science I felt
so excited to embark on a
new journey and be part of
something big. My dream is
to contribute to meeting the
population boom through
sustainable infrastructure and
construction.
Kimi Pellosis
Bachelor of Science
Major in Civil Systems
Kwong Lee Dow Young Scholar

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Science majors

BIOCHEMISTRY AND
MOLECULAR BIOLOGY

COMPUTING AND SOFTWARE


SYSTEMSE
The Computing and Software Systems
major draws on technologies and
practices from computer science,
engineering and project management
to provide you with the knowledge
and skills to enter a career in the
software industry. This major is
designed for students who wish
to develop considerable technical
expertise, including experience with
a variety of programming languages,
an understanding of the systematic
processes underpinning the software
development lifecycle, and an
appreciation of advanced topics in
computing.
This major is a pathway to a range of
graduate courses, including the Master
of Engineering (Software).

Sample course plan Bachelor of ScienceQ


Major in Computing and Software Systems
This course plan includes a sample breadth track in Economics and Finance.
Semester 1

Foundations of
Computing

Calculus 2R

Physics 1

Finance 1

Semester 2

Foundations of
Algorithms

Linear Algebra

Physics 2:
Physical
Science and
Technology

Quantitative
Methods 1

Semester 1

Design of
Algorithms

Engineering
Mechanics

Engineering
Mathematics

Business
Finance

Semester 2

Database
Systems

Object
Oriented
Software
Development

Foundations
of Electrical
Networks

Quantitative
Methods 2

Semester 1

Software
Modelling &
Design

Artificial
Intelligence

Mechanics and
Materials

Investments

Semester 2

IT Project

Declarative
Programming

Knowledge
Technologies

Corporate
Finance

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Subjects leading to the major


Major subjects
Other science subjects to complement the major

Breadth subjects W

For more information see page 26.

ECOLOGY AND
EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY
This major will provide you with
knowledge from various disciplines
such as genetics, organismal biology
and ecosystem science. You will
develop skills in the surveying,
experimentation and modelling of
ecological and evolutionary processes,
and discover how evolutionary ecology
can be applied to solve current
problems in evolution, ecology and
biodiversity.

#1 in Australia
#26 in the world
For Physical Sciences
Times Higher Education World University
Rankings 20122013

Sample course plan Bachelor of ScienceQ


Major in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
This course plan includes sample breadth tracks in Music Composition
and Music Language.
Music
Language 1:
The Diatonic
World

Semester 1

Biology of Cells Chemistry 1


and Organisms

Calculus 2R

Semester 2

Genetics and
the Evolution
of Life

Chemistry 2

Biology of
Australian Flora Composition
Studies
and Fauna

Semester 1

Plants and the


Environment

Animal
Structure and
Function

Music
Australian
Language 2:
Wildlife Biology Chromaticism
and Beyond

Semester 2

Ecology

Plant
Biodiversity

Comparative
Animal
Physiology

Medieval and
Early Modern
Music

Semester 1

Field Botany

Ecology in
Changing
Environments

Environmental
Risk
Assessment

Discovering
Music

Semester 2

Applied
Ecology

Vegetation
Management
and
Conservation

Field Biology
of Australian
Wildlife

Shakuhachi
Ensemble 2

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Subjects leading to the major


Major subjects
Other science subjects to complement the major

Breadth subjects W

Q This is a sample course plan only. Subjects offered may change from year to year. You will be
advised of current subject offerings prior to subject selection and enrolment.
W This sample course plan includes six breadth subjects. One or two of these subjects can be taken
as an elective within your discipline.
E Graduates who complete this major will be eligible for entry to a professional Master of
Engineering, subject to meeting grade requirements.
R Students who have a study score of 25 or higher in Mathematical Models 3 and 4, but did not
achieve 27 or higher in Specialist Mathematics, take Calculus 1 before proceeding to Calculus 2
and Linear Algebra.

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Electrical engineering involves


designing and building electrical and
electronic devices on all scales, from
nanoelectronics to statewide power
grids. Electrical engineers also design
electrical systems for high-technology
applications such as spacecraft and
satellites. This major leads to the Master
of Engineering (Electrical) as well as the
Master of Engineering (Mechatronics).
For more information see page 26.

Sample course plan Bachelor of ScienceQ


Major in Electrical Systems
This course plan includes a sample breadth track in Spanish.

This major is also available in the


Bachelor of Environments.

FOOD SCIENCE
The processed food and beverages
industry is Australias largest
manufacturing industryR. Food Science
introduces you to new ways to improve,
preserve, process, package, store and
deliver food products. Career outcomes
in this booming industry include
research and product development,
food safety and regulation, nutrition
assessment and quality assurance.

FOREST SCIENCET
This major combines the study of
biological processes with the science
of growing and managing forests and
forest products. It will enable you to
explore study areas from biology, earth
sciences and landscape management to
resource economics and GIS. You will
develop a big picture understanding of
forest ecosystems, and you will be able
apply your knowledge of forest ecology
to address the impact of climate change
on forest systems and the goods and
services forests provide.

Engineering
Systems
Design 1

Calculus 2

Physics 1

Spanish 1

Semester 2

Engineering
Systems
Design 2

Linear Algebra

Physics 2:
Physical
Science and
Technology

Spanish 2

Semester 1

Engineering
Computation

Engineering
Mathematics

Probability for
Statistics

Spanish 3

Semester 2

Foundations
of Electrical
Networks

Engineering
Mechanics

Discrete Maths
and Operations
Research

Europe:
Narrating the
Nation

Semester 1

Electrical
Network
Analysis and
Design

Digital System
Design

Complex
Analysis

Hispanic
Cultural
Studies

Semester 2

Electrical
Device
Modelling

Signals and
Systems

Stochastic
Modelling

Business in
the Global
Economy

Year 1

Year 2

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE
This major helps you to develop
knowledge from a range of disciplines,
from biology and earth science through
to chemistry. You will gain skills in
risk assessment and environmental
monitoring, which are crucial to
laboratory research, in consulting roles
and in environmental management.

Semester 1

Year 3

Subjects leading to the major


Major subjects
Other science subjects to complement the major

Breadth subjects W

Q This is a sample course plan only. Subjects offered may change from year to year. You will be
advised of current subject offerings prior to subject selection and enrolment.
W This sample course plan includes six breadth subjects. One or two of these subjects can be taken
as an elective within your discipline.
E Graduates who complete this major will be eligible for entry to a professional Master of
Engineering, subject to meeting grade requirements.
R Australian Food Statistics 201011, Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry
T Subject to Academic Board approval

GENETICS
As a foundation for studies in
biology, a Genetics major includes
studies in molecular genetics, human
genetics, evolutionary genetics and
genomics, which can be applied
to all areas of biology, biomedical
sciences, biotechnology, ecology and
conservation. Youll also develop skills
in experiment design, data recording
and analysis, and scientific writing.

Theres a

weather station
on the roof of the McCoy
Building that monitors
the local weather

This major is also available in the


Bachelor of Biomedicine.

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEMSE

GEOGRAPHY

Keeping my
options open

The major in Geography provides you


with the opportunity to study how
the world works. Your understanding
of geomorphology, fluvial dynamics,
climate change, coastal processes,
biodiversity and palaeo-ecology will
equip you with knowledge and skills
to conserve landscapes and contribute
to the development of sustainable
environmental practices.

One of the best things about


the Bachelor of Science is its
flexibility. Im using it to the max by
taking economics and marketing
subjects as breadth, majoring in
Geology, and taking the prerequisite
subjects for Medicine to keep my
options open. My lecturers are
very passionate, welcoming and
helpful.
Scott Ooi
Malaysia
Bachelor of Science
Major in Geology

This major is also available in the


Bachelor of Arts.

GEOLOGY
Geology concerns the solid Earth, in
particular the rocks and their constituent
minerals and fossils. Through fieldbased and classroom activities you will
learn how to interpret the world around
you and unlock the secrets of Earths
amazing history. A major in Geology
will provide you with the opportunity to
explore a range of careers in teaching,
research, environmental assessment and
remediation, the minerals and petroleum
industries or government agencies.

GEOMATICSE
Geomatic engineering is the study
of the science and technology of
3D measurement, mapping and
visualisation. Geomatics is about spatial
information capturing, analysing,
managing and presenting it. Geomatics
lies behind storm predictions, search
and rescue efforts, Google Earth, GPS
and 3D computer visualisations. Our
geomatics experts and their students
are working on major projects such
as the prediction of and response to
natural disasters and the improvement
of location-based navigation systems.
Geomatics is one of the fastest
growing IT industries in the world
today. This major leads to the Master of
Engineering (Geomatics).
For more information see pages 26
and 30.
This major is also available in the
Bachelor of Environments.

HUMAN STRUCTURE AND


FUNCTION
This major is also available in the
Bachelor of Biomedicine. Please refer to
page 7 for a description of this major.

IMMUNOLOGYR
This major is also available in the
Bachelor of Biomedicine. Please refer to
page 7 for a description.

Sample course plan Bachelor of ScienceQ


Major in Geography
This course plan includes a sample breadth track in Creative Writing.
Famine in the
Modern World

Mapping
Environments

Semester 2

Natural
Environments

Biology of
Understanding
Australian
Flora and Fauna Planet Earth

Semester 1

Understanding
Global
Landforms

Applications
of GIS

Blue Planet:
Intro to Marine
Environments

Poetry

Semester 2

Landscapes
and Diversity

Environmental
Change Field
Class

Ecology

Short Fiction

Semester 1

Geographical
Thought

Global Climate
Change in
Context

Coastal
Landforms and
Processes

Writing for
Theatre

Semester 2

Fluvial
The Disaster
Geomorphology Resilient City

Applied
Ecology

Writing for
Screen

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Subjects leading to the major


Major subjects
Other science subjects to complement the major

The Global
Environment

Creative
Writing: Ideas
and Practice

Semester 1

Law in Society

Breadth subjects W

Q This is a sample course plan only. Subjects offered may change from year to year. You will be
advised of current subject offerings prior to subject selection and enrolment.
W This sample course plan includes six breadth studies subjects. One or two of these subjects can
be taken as an elective within your discipline.
E Graduates who complete this major will be eligible for entry to a professional Master of
Engineering, subject to meeting grade requirements.
R Subject to Academic Board approval

INFORMATICS
Informatics is about using computers to
work with digital information. It is the
study of tools and technologies to solve
problems in all types of settings, such as
finance, economics, journalism, biology,
health, engineering and communication.
In this major you will design websites,
build web applications with a simple
and powerful programming language,
and work with sophisticated graphicsprocessing packages to solve practical
information-based problems.
This major is a pathway to a range of
graduate courses, including the Master
of Information Systems.

2000+
researchers

are working at the


University and affiliated
institutes to uncover
some of the

great scientific
mysteries

For more information see page 30.

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You will gain specialised knowledge and


experience in marine biological systems
as well as a strong understanding of
the application of ecological principles
and environmental management
strategies. Breadth of knowledge is
developed across a range of disciplines,
from biological sciences such as
botany and zoology to the physical
sciences of chemistry, geography and
oceanography.

Sample course plan Bachelor of ScienceQ


Major in Marine Biology
This course plan includes a sample breadth track in Ethics and Political Philosophy.

MATHEMATICS AND
STATISTICS
The Mathematics and Statistics major
provides you with deep knowledge
in pure mathematics, applied
mathematics, operations research/
discrete mathematics or statistics/
stochastic processes. These are
powerful tools for understanding
science, the world of economics
and finance, and the study of human
behaviour in psychology, linguistics and
the social sciences.

For more information see page 26.

The Global
Environment

Philosophy: The
Big Questions

Semester 2

Genetics and
the Evolution
of Life

Chemistry 2

Understanding
Planet Earth

Philosophy:
The Great
Thinkers

Semester 1

Blue Planet:
Intro to Marine
Environments

Chemistry:
Reactions and
Synthesis

Animal
Structure and
Function

Critical
Reasoning

Semester 2

Ecology

Environmental
Chemistry

Environmental
Change Field
Class

Matters of Life
and Death

Semester 1

Experimental
Marine Biology

Marine
Ecosystems:
Ecology and
Management

Ecology in
Changing
Environments

Social
Philosophy:
Ethics and War

Semester 2

Marine Botany

Analytical and
Environmental
Chemistry

Applied
Ecology

Objectivity and
Value

Year 2

Year 3

Subjects leading to the major


Major subjects
Other science subjects to complement the major

Breadth subjects W

Sample course plan Bachelor of ScienceQ


Major in Mathematics and Statistics (Pure Mathematics specialisation)
This course plan includes a sample breadth track in Finance and Accounting.
Semester 1

Calculus 2R

Physics 1

Foundations of
Computing

Accounting
Reports and
Analysis

Semester 2

Linear Algebra

Physics 2:
Physical
Science and
Technology

Foundations of
Algorithms

Finance 1

Semester 1

Vector Calculus Real Analysis

Design of
Algorithms

Organisational
Behaviour

Semester 2

Group Theory
and Linear
Algebra

Object
Oriented
Software
Development

Database
Systems

Business
Finance

Semester 1

Algebra

Complex
Analysis

Graph Theory

Ethics in
Finance

Semester 2

Geometry

Metric and
Hilbert Spaces

Discrete
Mathematics

Organisations,
Ethics and
Society

Year 1

Year 2

MECHANICAL SYSTEMSE
Mechanical engineering involves
understanding the design, construction,
operation and maintenance of
machines in fact, practically anything
with moving parts. Mechanical
engineers focus on turning energy
into power and motion. They develop
and design new products such as
mobile phones, gaming consoles,
computers, cars and aircraft, as well
as products that generate energy or
control pollution. This major leads to the
Master of Engineering (Mechanical or
Mechatronics).

Biology of Cells Chemistry 1


and Organisms

Year 1

MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS
From black holes, thermodynamics,
electricity and magnetism to acoustics
and aerodynamics, mathematical
physics has helped answer many of
the big questions about our world.
Inspired by physics and incorporating
mathematical methods and rigour, this
major combines knowledge principally
from physics and mathematics to
provide you with the necessary tools
to gain a deep understanding of the
physical world.

Semester 1

Year 3

Subjects leading to the major


Major subjects
Other science subjects to complement the major

Breadth subjects W

Q This is a sample course plan only. Subjects offered may change from year to year. You will be
advised of current subject offerings prior to subject selection and enrolment.
W This sample course plan includes six breadth subjects. One or two of these subjects can be taken
as an elective within your discipline.
E Graduates who complete this major will be eligible for entry to a professional Master of
Engineering, subject to meeting grade requirements.
R Students who have a study score of 25 or higher in Mathematical Models 3 and 4, but did not
achieve 27 or higher in Specialist Mathematics, take Calculus 1 before proceeding to Calculus 2
and Linear Algebra.

Id love to study absolutely everything!


The University has a magnificent reputation and it was always my

number one choice. One key factor in my course decision was that the
Bachelor of Science did not require me to decide exactly what I would
study for my entire degree straight away. The flexibility is perfect for
someone like me who, quite simply, would love to study absolutely
everything!
Innes Bigaran
Bachelor of Science
Major in Physics
Diploma in Mathematical Sciences
Kwong Lee Dow Young Scholar

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MARINE BIOLOGY

MICROBIOLOGY AND
IMMUNOLOGYR
This major is also available in the
Bachelor of Biomedicine. Please refer to
page 7 for a description.

Sample course plan Bachelor of ScienceQ


Major in Physics (Chemical Physics specialisation)
This course plan includes a sample breadth track in Understanding Nature and
Understanding the Development of Science.

NEUROSCIENCE
This major is also available in the
Bachelor of Biomedicine. Please refer to
page 8 for a description.

Calculus 2E

Physics 1

Engineering
Systems
Design 1

An Ecological
History of
Humanity

Semester 2

Linear Algebra

Physics 2:
Physical
Science and
Technology

Engineering
Systems
Design 2

From Plato to
Einstein

Semester 1

Quantum
Mechanics
and Special
Relativity

Thermal and
Classical
Physics

Real Analysis

Astronomy in
World History

Semester 2

Electromagnetism
and Optics

Vector
Calculus

Group Theory
and Linear
Algebra

Darwinism:
history of a
very big idea

Semester 1

Quantum
Physics

Electrodynamics

Advanced
Practical
Chemistry

The Rise
of Modern
Science:
15001750

Semester 2

Specialised
Topics in
Chemistry B

Statistical
Physics

Laboratory
Work A

Anthropology
of Nature

Year 1

PATHOLOGY
This major is also available in the
Bachelor of Biomedicine. Please refer to
page 8 for a description.

Semester 1

Year 2

PHARMACOLOGY
This major is also available in the
Bachelor of Biomedicine. Please refer to
page 8 for a description.

Year 3

PHYSICS
This major focuses on the study of
nature at its most fundamental level to
help you understand the big questions.
You will learn about matter and energy,
as well as their interactions, which occur
on all scales from the particles inside
the atomic nucleus to the forces that
give rise to the structure of the universe.

Subjects leading to the major


Major subjects
Other science subjects to complement the major

Sample course plan Bachelor of ScienceQ


Major in Plant Science
This course plan includes a sample breadth track in Communication and Evidence.

PHYSIOLOGY
This major is also available in the
Bachelor of Biomedicine. Please refer to
page 8 for a description.

PSYCHOLOGY
This major helps develop basic
knowledge of psychological concepts
and theories in the areas of biological
bases of behaviour, cognitive
psychology, developmental psychology,
sensation and perception, and social
psychology, while developing skills in
research methodology and data analysis.
Psychology is also available as a
major in the Bachelor of Arts and as a
sequence in the Bachelor of Commerce.
For more information see page 28.

ZOOLOGY
This major will introduce you to the
complexities of animal systems by
integrating knowledge from the biology
of cells with the behaviour of whole
organisms. You will take a sequence of
specialist subjects as well as integrated
subjects from a wide range of biological
disciplines. Practical experience in
zoological research provides you with
valuable skills for the workplace.

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Semester 1

Biology of Cells Chemistry 1


and Organisms

The Global
Environment

Creative
Writing: Ideas
and Practice

Semester 2

Genetics and
the Evolution
of Life

Chemistry 2

Understanding
Planet Earth

Critical
Thinking with
Data

Semester 1

Green Planet:
Plants and the
Environment

Fundamentals
of Cell Biology

Flora of
Victoria

Poetry

Semester 2

Plant
Biodiversity

Biochemistry
and Molecular
Biology

Ecology

Communicating
Science and
Technology

Semester 1

Plant Evolution

Environmental
Plant
Physiology

Concepts
in Cell and
Developmental
Biology

Genre Fiction/
Popular Fiction

Semester 2

Plant Molecular Science


Biology and
Research
Biotechnology Project

Applied
Ecology

Media Futures
and New
Technologies

Year 1

PLANT SCIENCE
Plant Science is the study of
macroscopic and microscopic land,
marine and freshwater plants. Plants
are the primary producer organisms of
the worlds ecosystem upon which all
other life is dependent. You will gain
a comprehensive knowledge of plant
biology, from cells and molecules to
evolution and the environment.

Breadth subjects W

Year 2

Year 3

Subjects leading to the major


Major subjects
Other science subjects to complement the major

Breadth subjects W

Q This is a sample course plan only. Subjects offered may change from year to year. You will be
advised of current subject offerings prior to subject selection and enrolment.
W This sample course plan includes six breadth subjects. One or two of these subjects can be taken
as an elective within your discipline.
E Students who have a study score of 25 or higher in Mathematical Models 3 and 4, but did not
achieve 27 or higher in Specialist Mathematics, take Calculus 1 before proceeding to Calculus 2
and Linear Algebra.
R Subject to Academic Board approval

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Science career outcomes

PREPARATION FOR A
FULFILLING CAREER

A CAREER IN THE HEALTH


SCIENCES

Through the Bachelor of Science you will


develop specialised knowledge of your
major area of study, along with a broad
understanding of a range of scientific
disciplines. Youll also gain skills sought
by employers in all industries, such
as problem solving, logical thinking,
analysis, creative thinking, numeracy,
communication and teamwork.

Many Science graduates choose to


proceed to graduate study, leading
to professional careers in the health
sciences, such as:

While more than half of Melbournes


Bachelor of Science graduates go on
to complete further study, there are
also career opportunities in a number
of different industries, including pure
or applied scientific research, business,
science communication and promotion,
and education.

A CAREER IN SCIENCEQ
Career opportunities available to
Science graduates include:
Agronomist

Clinical
Dental

audiology

surgery

Medicine
Nursing

science

Optometry
Social

pathology.

A CAREER IN A
RELATED AREAQ
The Bachelor of Science can also lead
to a career in a related area, such as:
Education

Science teacher,
university academic, museum
education programs coordinator

Engineer

Business

Geneticist

Creative

IT

chemist

professional

Mathematician
Physicist.

A CAREER IN SCIENTIFIC
RESEARCH
You could pursue a career in scientific
research or industrial science by
undertaking a research higher degree
(masters or PhD).

#9

in the world for

graduate
employability

Department of Education, Employment


and Workplace Relations, 2013

work

Speech

Government

Industrial

the average annual salary


for geologists and geophysicists
(well above the national average)

Physiotherapy

Biotechnologist

Geologist

$94 000

policy and administration

industries Science
journalist or communicator,
museum curator

Law.

STUDYING AND WORKING


ABROAD
Through our study abroad and
exchange programs you have the option
to begin an international career while
studying your undergraduate degree.
Melbourne has partnerships with some
of the stars of international science,
enabling you to contribute overseas as
well as locally.
Many of our graduates work, study and
travel all over the world. Melbourne
researchers collaborate with research
laboratories in countries such as the US,
Germany, Japan, the UK and China.

From Melbourne to
Microsoft

Six months before


graduating I was offered a job
as a Software Development
Engineer at Microsoft.
Microsoft handled and fully
paid for my relocation to
the US. I am now living in
Redmond, Washington,
and working on Microsoft's
next-generation smartphone
operating system.
Adrian Tsai
Bachelor of Science
Major in Computer Science

QS World University
Rankings 2012

Q Many careers will require further study at graduate level. These career outcomes include
information from the University of Melbourne Graduate Destinations Survey 2012 and the
Bachelor of Science Alumni Survey 2012.

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Science career outcomes

At Melbourne, the scientific thought process is every bit as important as


knowledge gained. In a world that is rapidly changing, the range of skills
gained from studying science equips you for a career in an astonishing array
of workplaces and industries.

Bachelor of Agriculture
Learn about the scientific, environmental, social and
economic factors involved in optimising production
animal health and achieving food security for a rapidly
growing population.

Quick facts
Duration
3 years full time
Part time availableQ
Fourth year honours available
Campus
Parkville and Dookie
First year and second year are
completed at Parkville campus,
with the exception of two subjects:
Data and Decisions and Sustainable
Food Systems. These subjects are
offered in flexible delivery mode,
including a residential component
at Dookie campus. The third year of
the Sustainable Production major
is taught in flexible delivery mode
at Dookie. The third year of the
Production Animal Health major
is taught predominantly at the
Parkville campus.
Entry
Production Animal Health major:
Semester 1
Sustainable Production major:
Semester 1 or 2
Contact hours (first year)W
Semester 1: Approximately
22 hours per week
Semester 2: Approximately
16 hours per week
Q Part-time study not available to most
international students due to visa
restrictions
W Based on full-time study load

ABOUT THE BACHELOR OF


AGRICULTURE
Support animal health
Our innovative new Production Animal
Health major will launch your career
in the production animal industry.
This major is delivered in partnership
by the Faculty of Veterinary Science
and Melbourne School of Land and
Environment.

Feed the world


It is anticipated the worlds population
will grow to a massive 11.4 billion by the
mid 2060s. By selecting the Sustainable
Production major you will be well
placed to contribute to the innovations
needed to meet the challenge of food
security against a backdrop of greater
climate variability and a resourceconstrained environment.

$240 000

Production

Our graduates are employed in careers


including:
Agribusiness
Agronomy
Aid

and development

Biotechnology
Consulting
Extension
Farm

management

International
Natural
Policy
Product

development

Throughout the course you will


have access to specialist resources
at Parkville and Dookie campuses:
international centres of excellence in
farming efficiency, energy systems,
water management and biodiversity.

If you dream of travel, you may have


the chance to explore international
exchange opportunities. Recent
agriculture students have been placed
in Thailand, Vietnam, China and the
UK make this experience your own!

trade

resource management

Quality

In collaboration with industry and


government, research is underway in
our orchard, vineyard, crops, dairy, labs
and communities to help ensure our
planets food security. Be part of this
dynamic and rapidly growing industry
and develop contemporary skills and
knowledge valued by employers.

Production

CAREER OUTCOMES

Production

Tap into industry and


government networks

Animal Health

Sustainable

Access specialist resources

Travel the world

Up to

MAJOR AREAS OF STUDY

animal health

assurance

Resource

economics.

INTERNSHIPS
Test some of the opportunities in the
agricultural industry while you study
by undertaking a work placement
through an internship. The internship
subject integrates academic learning,
employability skills and attributes,
and will improve your knowledge of
organisations, workplace culture and
career pathways.

HONOURS
If you choose to undertake the fourth
(honours) year, youll devise a research
project in close collaboration with
your lecturers and industry advisers.
Youll develop knowledge of research
methods and experiment design, and
skills to communicate effectively with
scientific and non-scientific audiences.

in agriculture scholarships
on offer

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COURSE STRUCTURE

The Production Animal Health major


of the Bachelor of Agriculture is one
pathway to the Doctor of Veterinary
Medicine. Students from the Production
Animal Health major who are successful
in gaining entry into the Doctor of
Veterinary Medicine will receive a
minimum of 30 points subject credit in
the first year of the Doctor of Veterinary
Medicine.

You will complete 300 credit points of


study in total (equivalent to three years
of full-time study). Most subjects are
equal to 12.5 credit points.

The Bachelor of Agriculture can


lead to masters degrees including
Agribusiness, Agricultural Science,
Animal Science, Science and other
graduate degrees, preparing you for
a wide range of professions. Many
programs are also available at graduate
certificate and graduate diploma level.
Programs are also offered across the
University in areas such as architecture,
business and economics, engineering,
environment, law and teaching.

In the Production Animal Health major


you will explore your passion for animal
health and make a real contribution to
animal welfare and productivity.
In the Sustainable Production major you
will learn about the innovations needed
to meet the challenge of food security,
with a focus on current issues such as
climate change adaptation and water
management.

I learned important
work skills

1.1

The industry project taught

me great work skills and

applicants per
agriculture job
advertised

Elders Limited, Australia,


June 2012

Sample Course Plan Bachelor of Agriculture Q


Major in Production Animal Health
Semester 1

Fundamentals
of Chemistry

Biology of
Cells and
Organisms

Animals in
Extensive
Production
Systems

Natural
Environments

Semester 2

Data and
Decisions

Genetics and
the Evolution
of Life

Animals in
Intensive
Production
Systems

Land, Water
and Food
Economy

Semester 1

Comparative
Nutrition and
Digestion

Research
Methods for
Life Science

Principles of
Biochemistry
Production
in Animal
Animal Health 1 Systems

Semester 2

Applied Animal
Physiology

Sustainable
Food Systems

Agriculture
Principles of
and Resource
Production
Economics OR
Animal Health 2 Soil and Water
Resources

Semester 1

Applied Animal
Reproduction
and Genetics

Animal Disease Maximising


Biotechnology 1 Animal
Productivity 1

Semester 2

Innovation,
Change and
Knowledge
Transfer

Ecology and
Management
of Grazing
Systems

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Compulsory subjects

Agriculture

FURTHER STUDY OPTIONS

Maximising
Animal
Productivity 2

provided opportunities to
meet employers from the
agricultural field, including my
current employer. The best
thing about my job is working
with some of Australias best
farmers and seeing how they
use precision agriculture
technology to become more
productive and profitable.
Brendan Torpy
Precision Agricultural
Agronomist, Precision
Agriculture
Bachelor of Agriculture
graduate

More info
Entry requirements
See page 37 for details

Production
Animal Health
Applications

Elective subjects

Q This is a sample course plan only. Subjects offered may change from year to year. You will be
advised of current subject offerings prior to subject selection and enrolment.

13MELB (13 6352)


13MELB@unimelb.edu.au
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edu.au/agriculture
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Diploma in
General Studies
If you want a year to decide what to do
next, and you want it to count, choose
the new Diploma in General Studies.

Quick facts
Duration
1 year full time
Part time available
Campus
Dookie campus or GOTAFE
locations in Benalla, Shepparton
and Wangaratta as well as
Wodonga Institute of TAFE.
Entry
Semester 1 or 2
Contact hoursQ
Approximately 20 hours per week,
depending on subjects selected
Note: This course is available
to domestic students only. It is
delivered by the University of
Melbourne in partnership with
GOTAFE and Wodonga Institute
of TAFE.
Q Based on full-time study load

ABOUT THE DIPLOMA IN


GENERAL STUDIES
Your stepping stone
The new Diploma in General Studies
can lead to a degree at the University
of Melbourne, TAFE studies or
employment. The program is a taster
of the Melbourne bachelors degrees,
and provides you with the opportunity
to study Science, Commerce,
Environments or Agriculture.
This gives you the breathing space of
a year to decide what you really want
to do next, and provides a structured
stepping stone to a meaningful
outcome whether that is employment
or further study.

A supportive environment
You will experience study in a
supportive environment and get a taste
of what university is all about. You can
try new subjects, pursue a particular
interest or undertake prerequisite
subjects that you missed out on at
school. Well give you advice to choose
subjects that best fit your goals.

Stay close to home


You will have flexibility in your
accommodation and study location.
You could live at home, or in low-cost
accommodation at our Dookie campus.
After attending face-to-face classes at
Dookie campus in your first few weeks,
you can choose to continue studying at
Dookie, or base yourself at Wodonga
Institute of TAFE or GOTAFE locations in
Benalla, Shepparton or Wangaratta.

A qualification that counts


This taste of university study will earn
you a qualification from the University
of Melbourne, which is consistently
ranked among the leading universities
in the world. Even if you decide that
further university study isnt for you,
your year in the Diploma in General
Studies will have been a great
investment as you enter the workforce
with a competitive qualification.

Your stepping stone


to an exciting future

Cultivate your future at Dookie


Our picturesque Dookie campus in Victorias north is an ideal setting
for you to experience tertiary study. The campus boasts a farm estate,
dairy and vineyard, plus on-site accommodation. Our modern buildings,
equipped with the latest technology, connect you to your fellow students
sitting in other classrooms across the region. Through our collaboration
with TAFE providers, you will have access to exciting optional subjects and
electives that will help you apply your learning to the real world.

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COURSE STRUCTURE

Science

Full-time students undertake four


subjects per semester for two
semesters; part-time students
undertake two subjects per semester
for four semesters. There are two
semesters each year.

Commerce
Environments
Agriculture

SUBJECTS AVAILABLEQ
Academic

Writing and
Communication

Animal

Systems

Climate

Change and Impacts

Foundation

Studies in Chemistry

Fundamentals

of Mathematics

Introduction

to Accounting

Introduction

to Economics

Land

Resources and Management

Landscape

Information Systems

Organisation
Plant

and Management

Systems

Systems

Biology

All students must complete the


compulsory subject Academic Writing
and Communication in their first
semester.

More info
Entry requirements
See page 37 for details
13MELB (13 6352)
13MELB@unimelb.edu.au
www.dookie.unimelb.edu.au/
generalstudies

CAREER OUTCOMES
The Diploma in General Studies can lead
to support officer and assistant roles in
science, commerce, environmental or
agricultural organisations. The area of
professional specialisation will depend
on subjects selected.

FURTHER STUDY OPTIONS


The Diploma in General Studies will
support you in your transition to
university, TAFE or employment.

erce
comm

science

areas of
study
to choose
from

environments
agriculture

Q Subject availability varies according to semester. This is a sample subject list only subjects offered may change from year to year. You will be advised
of current subject offerings prior to subject selection and enrolment.

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MAJOR AREAS OF STUDY

Bachelor of Oral Health


The Bachelor of Oral Health has a curriculum reflecting the
latest developments in oral health for the education of oral
health therapists (dental hygienists and therapists).

Quick facts

Major areas of study


Clinical
Dental

Duration
3 years full time
Part time not available
Fourth year honours available
Campus
Parkville
Entry
Semester 1
Contact hours (first year)
Approximately 30 to 32 hours
per week

More info
Entry requirements
See page 37 for details
13MELB (13 6352)
13MELB@unimelb.edu.au
dent.unimelb.edu.au

PREPARE FOR YOUR FUTURE


IN ORAL HEALTH
As a Bachelor of Oral Health student,
youll develop all the scientific,
theoretical and clinical skills required
for practice as an oral health therapist
(which includes both dental hygienist
and dental therapist practice).
These skills include:
Communication

and interpersonal

skills
Evaluation

skills

Analytical

and problem-solving skills

Critical

thinking skills

Respect

for intellectual integrity and


scientific truth

Planning

and time management skills

Self-directed
Leadership

learning skills

and Preventive Dentistry

and Health Sciences

Social

Sciences and Health


Promotion

Vocational

Clinical Practice

Career outcomes
On graduation, you could practise
as an oral health therapist, a dental
therapist or dental hygienist. Oral
health therapists (which includes dental
therapists and hygienists) examine and
diagnose oral and dental conditions,
prevent disease, and undertake oral
health promotion and a range of
orthodontic and preventive procedures,
including impressions, topical fluoride
applications and fissure sealants. They
also take and interpret radiographs
and work alongside other dental
practitioners to improve oral health.
Dental therapists provide dental care for
children, adolescents and young adults
up to age 25. They restore and conserve
permanent and deciduous teeth,
perform extractions of deciduous teeth,
and remove calculus. Under recent
changes, dental therapists are also able
to provide care to adults under certain
circumstances.
Dental hygienists provide dental care
for all age groups. They examine and
diagnose periodontal conditions,
plan care, and clean, scale and root
plane teeth.

Honours
Honours is a fourth-year program
which gives you the opportunity to
draw together your previous studies
and focus your knowledge, skills and
intellect on an exciting piece of original
research.
Honours develops your capacity for
independent study and research. You
will develop maturity and skills for
transition to employment in a range
of occupations and industries, or to a
research higher degree.

A great start to
my rsum

Having a degree from the


University of Melbourne is a
great start to my rsum. The
University provides such a
high standard of learning that
I felt ready to face the working
world when I graduated.
I am currently working as an
oral health therapist within
both the public and private
dental health sectors. My
role is to assist patients
with looking after their
individual oral health needs by
providing both restorative and
preventive care.
Isabelle Sayers
Bachelor of Oral Health graduate

One of the most

high-tech teaching
facilities in the
southern hemisphere

and advocacy skills

Appreciation

of, and sensitivity to,


cultural diversity

Clinical

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Further study options

Professional recognition

Youll be eligible for entry into a range of


graduate courses in public health, health
services management and research.

The Bachelor of Oral Health is


recognised in all Australian states and
in New Zealand and is accredited by the
Australian Dental Council. Graduates
are registered for practice by the Dental
Board of Australia and are eligible for
membership of the Australian Dental
and Oral Health Therapists Association
and the Dental Hygienists Association
of Australia.

Also available is a wide range of


graduate courses in other areas. You
can choose to undertake further study
in humanities and social sciences, or
professional areas such as business
and economics, law, nursing, science,
teaching and more.
For more information on graduate study
see pages 3336.
Please note that the Bachelor of Oral
Health is not a pathway to the Doctor
of Dental Surgery at the University of
Melbourne. For more information about
studying dentistry see page 34.

Registration may be granted in some


countries other than Australia, subject
to entry requirements and requirements
of the registering authorities.

Course structure
The Bachelor of Oral Health has four
main components: oral health sciences,
social sciences and health promotion,
preventive and clinical dentistry, and
vocational clinical practice.

Sample course plan Bachelor of Oral HealthQ


Semester 1

Health
Society and Health 1A Oral
Sciences 1A

Semester 2

Health
Society and Health 1B Oral
Sciences 1B

Semester 1

Health promotion 2A

Oral Health
Sciences 2A

Semester 2

Health promotion 2B

Oral Health
Sciences 2B

Year 1

Oral Health Practice 1

Year 2

Oral Health Practice 2

Semesters 1
and 2

Oral Health Therapy Research

Semesters 1
and 2

Oral Health Practice 3

Year 3

Compulsory subjects
Q This is a sample course plan only. Subjects offered may change from year to year. You will be
advised of subject offerings prior to subject selection and enrolment.

Conduct clinical work at the

Royal Dental Hospital

and community health centres


around Victoria

Extra application
requirements
Infectious diseases policy
Successful applicants will be
required to establish their infectious
or immune status regarding certain
viruses, including Hepatitis B and C
and the Human Immunodeficiency
Virus (HIV), prior to entry into the
Bachelor of Oral Health.
Acceptance of a place in the
Bachelor of Oral Health indicates
acceptance of this requirement.
Before applying, all students are
strongly advised to read the Faculty
of Medicine, Dentistry and Health
Sciences document, Infectious
Diseases Policy, available on the
website listed below.
First aid
Students are required to provide
evidence of holding an appropriate
First Aid Certificate within the
first four weeks of Semester 1 in
their first year. Acceptable first
aid certification is the St John
Ambulance Apply First Aid (Level
Two), Royal Life Saving Senior
First Aid, Metropolitan Ambulance
Service First Aid (Level Two),
Australian Red Cross First Aid
(Level Two), or Australian First Aid
(Level Two).
Police checks
Students are required to obtain a
police check at their own expense
and will be required to obtain
checks annually throughout the
course. Please refer to the policy on
the faculty website listed below.
Working with Children checks
All students are required to obtain
a clear Working with Children
(WWC) check to complete the
clinical component of their course.
Please refer to the policy on the
faculty website listed below.
Registration
All Oral Health students are
required to be registered with
the Australian Health Practitioner
Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
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Students working in the labs

Engineering
Make a difference on a global scale and pursue an
engineering career wherever your travels may take you.

Our distinctive engineering program


recognises the evolving needs of
industry and students, and is accredited
by Engineers Australia.Q You will gain
the skills and knowledge you need to
forge a successful career in this exciting
and diverse industry, anywhere in the
world.

HOW TO STUDY
ENGINEERING AT
MELBOURNE

Launched into a
fascinating field

An undergraduate degree
at Melbourne provides an

excellent launch pad to


delve into specific areas of
engineering.
Im fascinated by the
intersection of engineering
and medicine. With members
of my extended family using
medical devices to deal with
their health conditions, I am
driven to make a valuable
contribution to the field.
Neerja Srinivasan
Bachelor of Biomedicine
Major in Bioengineering
Systems
Master of Engineering

in Australia

#25

in the world

For Engineering and Technology


Times Higher Education World
University Rankings 20122013

To become a professionally accredited


engineer youll complete a three-year
bachelors degree with an engineering
major or sequence, followed by a
two-year Master of Engineering.
Engineering majors are available in
the following degrees:
Bachelor

of Biomedicine

Bachelor

of Environments

Bachelor

of Science

A sequence of engineering subjects is


available in the Bachelor of Commerce.
If you select an engineering major or
sequence youll study engineering
foundation subjects from day one of
your first year. These will provide you
with project-based experiences of the
different types of engineering. Youll
then go on to pursue a specialisation in
your second year, which will become
your focus through to the Master of
Engineering.
Youll graduate with a bachelors
and a masters degree and enter the
engineering profession at an advanced
level with a professionally recognised
qualification and the ideal combination
of technical, analytical and interpersonal
skills.

Engineering through the


Bachelor of Biomedicine
A major in Bioengineering Systems in
the Bachelor of Biomedicine can lead to
a Master of Engineering (Biomedical).
This pathway into engineering is ideal
if you are looking to complement
your technical skills with biomedical
knowledge and take up a career in
the challenging field of biomedical
engineering.

Engineering through the


Bachelor of Science
Engineering through the Bachelor of
Science is the most flexible option,
offering the largest range of engineering
systems majors and subject choices
that lead to the Master of Engineering.
This is the ideal pathway if you want
to study engineering within a wider
scientific context. Majors are available
in Bioengineering Systems, Chemical
Systems, Civil Systems, Electrical
Systems, Geomatics, Mechanical
Systems and Computing and Software
Systems.

MASTER OF ENGINEERING
The Master of Engineering is designed
to produce graduate engineers with
outstanding personal and professional
qualities. Graduates will gain technical
expertise, industry exposure,
professional accreditation, and an
insight into the social, environmental
and economic aspects of real-world
engineering problem solving. Graduates
develop communication, teamwork
and project management skills, along
with advanced skills in their chosen
engineering specialisation.
The Master of Engineering is available
in the following specialisations:
Biomedical Engineering, Biomolecular
Engineering, Chemical Engineering,
Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering,
Environmental Engineering, Geomatics,
Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics,
Software Engineering and Structural
Engineering.
Entry requirements for the Master of
Engineering include completion of an
engineering major or sequence through
the Bachelor of Biomedicine, Science,
Commerce or Environments, with an
average grade of 65 per cent in the final
two years.

Q Provisional accreditation granted by Engineers Australia in May 2009. The process for obtaining
full accreditation is underway and will be finalised in 2013.

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PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION
Students who complete an
undergraduate degree with appropriate
studies in engineering, followed by
the Master of Engineering, will receive
accreditation as a professional engineer.
This allows you the freedom to work
as an accredited professional wherever
your travels take you.

Step 1: Choose an undergraduate degree


Bachelor of Biomedicine
Major in Bioengineering Systems

3 years

Bachelor of Science
Majors include:
Bioengineering Systems

Electrical Systems

Chemical Systems

Geomatics

Civil Systems

Mechanical Systems

Computing and Software Systems

Step 2: Master of Enginering

Employment

Streams available:
Biomedical

Geomatics

Biomolecular

Mechanical

Chemical

Mechatronics

Civil

Software

Electrical

Structural

Environmental

The major/sequence taken in your undergraduate


degree determines which masters streams you
can complete.

Employment as a professional (accredited) engineer


Q Provisional accreditation granted by Engineers Australia in May 2009. The process for obtaining
full accreditation is underway and will be finalised in 2013.
W Students undertaking sequences in Bioengineering Systems and Chemical Systems in the
Bachelor of Commerce will be required to complete a 2.5-year Master of Engineering.

The Master of Engineering programs


are the first in Australia to be accredited
in Europe under the EUR-ACE label,
meaning graduates can work in
continental Europe.
The Master of Engineering has
also been awarded professional
accreditation by Engineers Australia,Q
a signatory to the Washington Accord,
which allows graduates to work as
a professional engineer in 12 of the
worlds leading economies, including
the US, UK, Canada and Singapore.

More info
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undergraduate/pdf/
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unimelb.edu.au

Our Engineering Robogal:


a Young Australian of the Year
Engineering and IT student Marita Cheng was named 2012 Young Australian
of the year for her work promoting engineering and technology careers to
young women. Her organisation, Robogals, conducts robotics workshops in
high schools around the country, as well as in the UK and the US.
Never in my wildest dreams did I think Id be named Young Australian
of the Year. Im still often surprised when I think about it. It has given me
the opportunity to share my story and passion for engineering all over the
country. I started Robogals in 2008 with no money and no resources. No
one knew who I was. Robogals is now a thriving international non-profit
organisation with 17 chapters in four countries.
robogals.org

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Engineering

There is currently a critical worldwide


shortage of engineers and a demand
for new kinds of engineering jobs
to tackle todays environmental and
technological challenges. As such,
qualified engineers are in demand and
command high salaries. The knowledge
you will gain as an engineering graduate
at Melbourne is highly transferable,
making you an ideal candidate for
a career in engineering, business,
government, research or management.
Our graduates work around the world,
building successful careers with top
international organisations such as
SKM, Google, Boeing, ExxonMobil,
Ford, Toshiba, Kodak, Shell, KPMG and
Ericsson. The University of Melbourne
also supports emerging entrepreneurs
who have great ideas for startup
businesses. Our incubator
the Melbourne Accelerator Program
offers mentorship, seed funding and
support, allowing our students and
graduates to launch their careers as
entrepreneurs. Visit map.eng.unimelb.
edu.au for more information.

How to study Engineering through


biomedicine or science school leavers

2 yearsW

CAREER OUTCOMES

Psychology
Psychology is the study of the human mind and
behaviour. If working with people and exploring how
they think, feel and behave appeals to you, a career
in psychology is a great choice.

#1

in Australia

for Psychology
QS World University
Rankings by Subject 2012

More info
Entry requirements
See page 37 for details
13MELB (13 6352)
13MELB@unimelb.edu.au
psych.unimelb.edu.au

How to study Psychology


at Melbourne

Fourth year or honours in


psychology

At Melbourne, psychology is studied


as an accredited major sequence in the
Bachelor of Arts, Science or Commerce,
or as individual breadth studies in most
degrees. Psychology is not offered
as an independent undergraduate
degree. Instead, the option to study
psychology in conjunction with other
undergraduate subjects gives you the
opportunity to broaden your subject
selection, expertise and possible career
outcomes.

The fourth-year program in psychology


can be undertaken through an Arts
or Science honours degree or the
Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology,
all of which are accredited by the
Australian Psychology Accreditation
Council (APAC). The fourth-year
program helps you acquire the
knowledge, skills and research
necessary to achieve excellence in
psychology.

No additional prerequisites are required


to study psychology in first year, once
you meet the entry requirements for
your chosen undergraduate degree.

Major in psychology
If you wish to major in psychology you
need to complete a sequence of 125
credit points of study accredited by the
Australian Psychology Accreditation
Council (APAC). You can do this through
the following degrees:
Bachelor

of Arts

Bachelor

of Science

Bachelor

of Commerce.Q

The psychology major develops a wide


understanding of psychology, with a
sequential development of knowledge in
the area, including advanced subjects in
third year.

Psychology as breadth

Application to the honours program


is open to graduates of the Bachelor
of Arts or Bachelor of Science (or
equivalent) with an APAC-accredited
three-year sequence in psychology (or
equivalent).
Entry to the Postgraduate Diploma
in Psychology is open to graduates
with a bachelors degree (or equivalent
qualification) that includes an APACaccredited three-year sequence in
psychology (or equivalent).

Real-world
learning at:
Royal Melbourne Hospital
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Royal Childrens Hospital
n
St Vincents Hospital
n
Austin Hospital
n
Orygen
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beyondblue
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Psychology can be studied as breadth


studies in many degrees. As it is
relevant to many different fields, you
may choose to study psychology to
complement another specialisation or
area you are studying.
Students interested in the sciences can
study behavioural neuroscience, which
combines the biomedical sciences with
psychology to examine the relationship
between brain function and behaviour.

Q The APAC-accredited sequence may not be possible in all Bachelor of Commerce streams.
For more information go to: psych.unimelb.edu.au/study/bachelors

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In order to register as a psychologist in


Australia, you must complete the fouryear accredited undergraduate honours
sequence in psychology followed by
at least two years of professionally
accredited training at masters level, or
by two years of supervised practice
with a registered psychologist.
Graduates who already hold an
undergraduate degree in another
subject area who would like to
study psychology can complete the
undergraduate psychology major
through the Graduate Diploma in
Psychology, available full time (one
year) or part time (up to three years).
The Graduate Diploma in Psychology
can lead to the Postgraduate Diploma
in Psychology and to the professionally
accredited Master of Psychology.

Master of Psychology

Career outcomes

The Master of Psychology at Melbourne


is a two-year program that provides
graduates with the skills to work as
professional clinical psychologists or
neuropsychologists. Graduates are
eligible for membership of the relevant
College of the Australian Psychological
Society. We also offer a combined
Master of Psychology/PhD program
for students interested in academic
careers as well as professional training.
The combined program is a four-year,
full-time program but is also offered
part time.

Psychology graduates are equipped


with skills that open up a wide range
of potential career pathways and
opportunities. Graduates who pursue
in-depth training in psychology (an
honours year followed by a professional
or research graduate degree) find
employment in a number of specialised
areas such as:

Professional recognition
The Australian Psychology
Accreditation Council, the accrediting
authority for psychology courses taught
in Australia, provides professional
recognition for the undergraduate
125-point sequence, honours/
postgraduate diplomas and graduate
degrees. These qualifications are well
regarded internationally.

HOW TO STUDY PSYCHOLOGY through science


school leavers

Clinical

psychology

Community

services

Counselling
Educational

and developmental

psychology
Forensic

psychology

Neuropsychology
Organisational
Sports

psychology

psychology.

Combined with further professional


training, the skills you gain through
your study of psychology can also
be applied across a range of careers
and professions, including teaching,
marketing, human resources, journalism,
market research and policy development.

3 years

psych.unimelb.edu.au/study/careers

Step 1: Bachelor of Science


Complete an accredited major sequence of study in psychology through
the Bachelor of Science.

2 years

1 year

Step 2: Honours or a Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology


Honours
Complete an additional fourth-year program which can be undertaken
through an Arts or Science honours degree
OR
Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology
A fourth-year program equivalent to honours for students who have
completed a three-year major sequence of psychology studies.
If you did not major in Psychology in your undergraduate degree you must
complete the Graduate Diploma in Psychology (1 year full-time or 3 years
part-time additional study) before undertaking the Postgraduate Diploma.

Step 3: Master of Psychology


Choose the Master of Psychology specialising in Clinical Psychology
or Clinical Neuropsychology
OR
The combined Master of Psychology/PhD (four years).

Become an accredited psychologist in Australia

The staffs
enthusiasm is
infectious
I had been interested in

psychology since high school

and wanted to continue


studying it at a prestigious
university of international
standing. I was not
disappointed. The University
of Melbourne has a terrific
psychology school. The
teaching staff clearly love their
areas of specialisation and their
enthusiasm is infectious.
Katie Hill
Bachelor of Science
(Honours) graduate
Major in Psychology

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Psychology

Psychology at
graduate level

Information Technology
The University of Melbourne is ranked number 1 in
Australia and number 21 in the world for Computer
Science and Information Systems.Q Our IT graduates are
highly sought after and globally mobile.
msi.unimelb.edu.au/study/undergraduate

HOW TO STUDY IT AT
MELBOURNE

IT THROUGH THE BACHELOR


OF SCIENCE

The University offers flexible options to


incorporate IT into your undergraduate
program. You can study a lot of IT, or a
little. You can choose to undertake IT:

The three IT majors in the Bachelor of


Science provide outstanding pathways
to professional graduate study and to a
career in IT.

As

Computing and
Software Systems

a major in the Bachelor of Science

As

breadth subjects within the


Bachelor of Arts, Commerce,
Environments or Music

Through

the Diploma in Informatics,


studied alongside your undergraduate
degree in Arts, Biomedicine,
Commerce, Environments, Music
or Science. For more information,
see page 31.

All IT students take one first-year subject,


Foundations of Computing, which
provides a grounding in fundamental
programming using a high-level
programming language, as well as
programming for the web, multimedia
and visualisation. Upon completion of
your undergraduate studies a range
of world-class IT Masters degrees are
available to deepen your knowledge
and expertise.

This major is designed for technically


focused students who want to develop
professional capabilities in programming
and software development.

Geomatics
Geomatics is a rapidly growing IT
profession. You will learn techniques to
measure, represent, analyse and manage
spatial data related to the natural world
and the built environment.

Foundations of
Computing

Calculus 2

The Global
Environment

Principles of
Marketing

Semester 2

Foundations of
Algorithms

Linear Algebra

Understanding
Planet Earth

Business in
the Global
Economy

Semester 1

Foundations of
Informatics

Design of
Algorithms

Structural and
Metamorphic
Geology

Global
Marketing

Semester 2

Database
Systems

Object
Oriented
Software
Development

Field
Mapping and
Sedimentary
Geology

Strategic
Marketing

Semester 1

Usability
Engineering

Web
Information
Technologies

Tectonics and
Geodynamics

Product
Management

Semester 2

IT Project

Information
Management
Techniques

Sedimentary
Geology

Advertising and
Promotions

Year 3

Subjects leading to the major


Major subjects
Other science subjects to complement the major

Breadth subjectsE

Q QS World University Rankings by Subject 2012


W This is a sample course plan only. Subjects offered may change from year to year. You will be
advised of subject offerings prior to subject selection and enrolment.
E This sample course plan includes six breadth subjects. One or two of these subjects can be taken
as an elective within your discipline.

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Our IT graduates work for leading global


firms such as Google, IBM, Microsoft,
KPMG, Accenture and Ernst & Young.
Others are owners and directors of their
own startup companies.

Informatics teaches you tools and


technologies to solve informationrelated problems in a range of
application areas, including health,
finance and economics, biology,
engineering and communications.

Semester 1

Year 2

Australia is experiencing a critical IT


skills shortage with graduates sought
after in all industries. You will enter an
industry that has a wealth of exciting
and well-paid job opportunities both
within Australia and internationally.
IT specialists are needed to fill an
increasing number of roles in areas
such as bioinformatics and data
analysis. IT is also crucial for careers in
business and finance, media, science
and medicine, government, fashion,
architecture and design.

Informatics

Sample course plan Bachelor of ScienceW


Major in Informatics
This course plan includes a sample breadth track in Marketing.

Year 1

CAREER OUTCOMES

Building Melbourne's
startup ecosystem

Building Melbourne's startup


ecosystem has been my new
project. I have analysed and
been involved with more than
75 different companies, and
run more than 100 startupfocused events the largest
of which was live streamed
out to 100 000 viewers. Ive
been presented with amazing
opportunities.
Sam Stewart
Bachelor of Science
Major in Informatics
Business Analyst,
Adventure Capital
Community Manager,
York Butter Factory

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Concurrent diplomas

FLEXIBLE STUDY OPTIONS

DIPLOMA IN LANGUAGES

Our diplomas give you many flexible


options. You can study a diploma
alongside your undergraduate degree,
and add a further year of study. Or you
can cross-credit some of the subjects
in your undergraduate degree to
your diploma and take a fast track to
completion (potentially completing the
diploma in the same time it takes to
complete the undergraduate degree).

Languages available: Ancient Greek,


Arabic, Chinese, French, German,
Hebrew, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese,
Latin, Russian and Spanish.

DIPLOMA IN INFORMATICS
The Diploma in Informatics will
provide you with a range of IT tools
and technologies that employers are
looking for. It is designed to complement
your core studies with fundamental
programming and data management
skills.

Available to:
Students enrolled in Biomedicine or
Science.Q

Prerequisites
There are no additional prerequisites
once you are enrolled in your
undergraduate degree.
msi.unimelb.edu.au/study/
undergraduate/concurrent-diplomas

Domestic students may be eligible


to receive the final 50 points of the
diploma HECS-free.

Available to:
Students enrolled in Biomedicine or
Science.

Prerequisites
There are no additional entry
requirements once you are enrolled in
your undergraduate degree.
ba.unimelb.edu.au/enrich

DIPLOMA IN MUSIC
(PRACTICAL)
The Diploma in Music provides you
with the opportunity to engage in
individual instrumental or vocal tuition.
It is specially designed for students
who are interested in complementing
their bachelors degree with advanced
musical study.

Available to:
Students enrolled in Biomedicine or
Science.

Prerequisites
Entry is by audition, usually held in early
February.
conservatorium.unimelb.edu.au/
dipmusprac

DIPLOMA IN MATHEMATICAL
SCIENCES

U21 DIPLOMA IN GLOBAL


ISSUES

The Diploma in Mathematical Sciences


enables you to gain a mathematics
qualification while completing an
undergraduate degree.

The U21 Diploma in Global Issues is


ideal for students who are considering
careers that require an international
perspective.

Domestic students may be eligible


to receive the final 50 points of the
diploma HECS-free.

Available to:

Available to:
Students enrolled in Biomedicine or
Science.W

Prerequisites
VCE Units 3/4 Mathematical Methods or
equivalent.
studentcentre.unimelb.edu.au/
eastern/course_information/
concurrent_diplomas#math

Students enrolled in Biomedicine or


Science.E

Prerequisites
You must have completed at least
100 points of study at the time of
applying, and obtained a weighted
Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least
H2B (70 per cent) across all subjects
completed in your bachelors degree.
mobility.unimelb.edu.au/outgoing/
u21/gip

Q Not available to Bachelor of Science students majoring in Computing and Software Systems or Informatics. Bachelor of Biomedicine students cannot
complete the diploma and the degree within the standard structure and timeframe. Consult your student adviser.
W Bachelor of Science students who complete a major in Mathematics and Statistics or Mathematical Physics are not permitted to complete a Diploma in
Mathematical Sciences.
E This course is not registered on the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS) and cannot be offered to
international students who require a student visa to study in Australia.

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Concurrent diplomas

Concurrent diplomas offer you another way to follow


your passion and earn an additional qualification
alongside your degree.

Chancellors Scholars Program


Would you like to begin your Biomedicine or Science degree
at Melbourne with the security of knowing a graduate place is
reserved for you when you graduate?
chancellorscholars.unimelb.edu.au

The University of Melbourne believes


that as a very high-achieving student,
you deserve this assurance. As a
Chancellors Scholar at the University
of Melbourne, you will be guaranteed
a place in the graduate program of
your choice. You will also be offered a
comprehensive program of enrichment
activities during your undergraduate
studies.

BENEFITS OF THE PROGRAM


Melbourne National Scholarship
(domestic students)
Tuition

fee-exempt Commonwealth
Supported Place (CSP), valued up to
approximately $30 500 (depending
on your undergraduate degree), and

Annual

allowance of $5000 (for


Victorian students), or

Annual

allowance of $10 000 and


one return flight home (for interstate
students).

Consideration for International


Undergraduate Scholarships
(international students)

Academic enhancement
opportunities
Guaranteed place in the
graduate program of your choice
Domestic

students: Guaranteed
Commonwealth Supported
Place (CSP) in professional entry
masters (coursework) degree of
choice,W subject to meeting course
prerequisites.

International

students: Guaranteed
international fee place in professional
entry masters (coursework) degree
of choice,W subject to meeting
course prerequisites.

Guaranteed

place includes the


University of Melbournes flagship
graduate degrees such as the Doctor
of Medicine, Juris Doctor (Law),
Doctor of Dental Surgery, Doctor
of Veterinary Medicine, Doctor
of Optometry and the Master of
Architecture.

SELECTION CRITERIA
Completion

of an Australian Year 12
or the International Baccalaureate
(IB) in Australia in 2013 (you must
either enrol immediately or be
granted a deferral by the University
in the year following Year 12).

ATAR/notional

ATAR of 99.90

or above
Satisfy

undergraduate course
prerequisites

Students with an ATAR below 99.90


may be considered, depending on
demand.

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The Bachelor of Biomedicine and


Bachelor of Science Chancellor's
Scholars Programs give you a
guaranteed place in the graduate
program of your choice, and a range of
other exciting benefits.

Internship, research, volunteer


or work experience opportunity

Ge
t

YOUVE WORKED FOR IT, YOU


DESERVE THE REWARDS!

o
g r a du a t e p r h
c
of your

No

minimum Grade Point


Average is required in your
undergraduate degree, however
you may be required to meet course
prerequisites and other requirements
for specific courses, such as an
interview.

Eligible for consideration for


scholarships ranging from full fee
remission to $10 000 fee remission.

Melbourne Global Scholars


Award
A grant of up to $2500 to support an
approved period of study overseas on
exchange or study abroad during your
undergraduate degree.Q

Q Subject to exchange availability. Students


must achieve a 65 per cent Grade Point
Average during their university studies
to qualify.
W Some exclusions apply. For list of
applicable courses, go to: futurestudents.
unimelb.edu.au/chancellors-scholars

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Graduate study

A masters degree is a

preparing you
for professional
employment
The University of Melbourne offers
professional qualifications at masters
level through our prestigious graduate
schools. Our graduate programs
offer intensive, focused study and
professional knowledge making
you job ready and preparing you for
professional employment in Australia
and abroad.
Designed with the needs of
internationally mobile graduates in
mind, these qualifications are endorsed
by the Australian Government as
pathways to professional employment in
Australia. Many are also recognised by
professional bodies around the world.

GRADUATE STUDY IN
SCIENCES AND HEALTH
SCIENCES

higher level of qualification


than a double bachelors degree

Guaranteed entry into


graduate degrees
Q

Would you like to begin your undergraduate degree at Melbourne with the
security of knowing a graduate place is reserved for you?
Guarantees depend on the ATAR/notional ATAR you achieve:

ATAR of

99.90+

The Bachelor of Biomedicine and the


Bachelor of Science provide ideal
pathways to a range of graduate
programs.
Most graduate professional entry
degrees offer Commonwealth
Supported Places and Australian and
international fee places. For more
information visit:

A guaranteed place in the graduate degree of your


choice, subject to meeting the prerequisites. This
guarantee applies to our professional entry masters
degrees, including the Universitys flagship graduate
degrees such as the Juris Doctor (Law) and the Master
of Architecture.Q No minimum Grade Point Average
(GPA) is required in your undergraduate degree.
Youll also be eligible for the Chancellors Scholars
Program see page 32.

ATAR of

96.00
99.85

A guaranteed place in your choice of a range


of graduate degrees,W subject to meeting the
prerequisites and achieving a Grade Point Average
(GPA) of 65% in your undergraduate degree.

coursesearch.unimelb.edu.au
A selection of the degrees available is
included on the following pages.

ATAR

below
96.00

You may be eligible for a range of other guarantees.


To see all your options, go to futurestudents.unimelb.
edu.au/guaranteed-entry

Q The guaranteed entry pathways listed are available to domestic and international
students who complete an Australian Year 12 or the International Baccalaureate (IB)
Diploma in Australia in 2013. Eligible students must enrol in a University of Melbourne
undergraduate degree immediately following Year 12, or be granted a deferral by the
University.
W Some exclusions apply. See futurestudents.unimelb.edu.au/guaranteed-entry for the
list of applicable courses.

Graduate students go further, faster


In Australia, people with a graduate
degree earn $21 000 more per year
than those with a bachelors degree.
Postgraduate Destinations 2011,
Graduate Careers Australia

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Graduate study

Completing a graduate qualification after your


bachelors degree will set you up to become a leader
in your field and open up a wide range of career
opportunities and increased earning potential.

GRADUATE RESEARCH
DEGREES
Graduate research degrees include the
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Master
of Philosophy (MPhil) and Masters by
Research. They allow you to undertake
research in your chosen field while
working alongside international leaders.

Q Students aspiring to graduate research


can complete either an honours year or a
research training masters degree following
their undergraduate degree.

Your career
Doctor of
Philosophy
3 years
Master of
Philosophy
1.52 years
MASTERS DEGREEQ
2 years

futurestudents.unimelb.edu.au/
info/research

HONOURSQ
1 year

Bachelors Degree
Any undergraduate degree
year 1

DOCTOR OF DENTAL
SURGERY
4 years full time
Part time not available
A masters-level degree that prepares
you to work as a general dental
practitioner. It offers comprehensive
didactic and clinical training in all areas
of dental practice.
dent.unimelb.edu.au

year 2

year 3

year 4

Entry requirements

Completion of the Graduate Medical School


Admission Test (GAMSAT), or one of the
following in place of the GAMSAT (for
international students residing outside of
Australia): MCAT, US DAT, Canadian DAT,
UK GAMSAT or BMAT.

Bachelors Degree
Biomedicine
S
 cience
Stage 1: Undergraduate
year 2

year 3

Continue on with
graduate studies

year 4

Entry requirements

4 years full time

An undergraduate degree with the completion,


at second-year level (or equivalent), in each of
anatomy, physiology and biochemistry (must have
been completed within the last 10 years); and

medicine.unimelb.edu.au

Satisfactory performance in multi-mini


interview (MMI).

Bachelors Degree
Biomedicine
S
 cience
Stage 1: Undergraduate
year 2

year 3

DOCTOR OF OPTOMETRY

Entry requirements

4 years full time

An undergraduate degree (or equivalent); and

This degree is the international standard


for entry into optometric practice and
the first of its kind in the southern
hemisphere. It offers substantially
more clinical experience than any other
optometry degree in Australasia.
graduate.science.unimelb.edu.au/
doctor-of-optometry

year 6

year 7

Your career

Doctor of medicine

Stage 2: Graduate
Continue on with
graduate studies

year 4

year 5

year 6

year 7

Your career

Three subjects at second or third-year level (or


equivalent) from one or more relevant biological
science disciplines; and

Doctor of
Optometry

Completion of the GAMSAT, MCAT or OAT; and


A personal statement.

Stage 2: Graduate

Bachelors Degree
Biomedicine
S
 cience
Stage 1: Undergraduate
year 1

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year 5

Completion of the GAMSAT or MCAT (for


international students residing outside of
Australia); and

year 1

Part time not available

Doctor of
Dental Surgery

Stage 2: Graduate

DOCTOR OF MEDICINE

This degree prepares you for the full


range of clinical practice and research.
It provides bioscience teaching in
world-class research areas featuring
early clinical contact, and will
consolidate your bioscience knowledge.

year 6-7

Your career

An undergraduate degree with the completion,


at second-year level (or equivalent), in each of
anatomy, physiology and biochemistry (must have
been completed within the last 10 years); and

year 1

Part time not available

year 5

year 2

year 3

Continue on with
graduate studies

year 4

year 5

year 6

year 7

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DOCTOR OF PHYSIOTHERAPY

Entry requirements

3 years full time

An undergraduate degree in any discipline,


completed within the last 10 years; and

Part time not available


This is Australias first three-year entryto-practice graduate masters-level
program in physiotherapy. It combines
theoretical and practical skills necessary
to assess and treat disorders of human
movement.

Your career

Successful completion of prerequisite tertiary


subjects in human anatomy and human
physiology (one of each) completed within the
last 10 years; and

Doctor of
Physiotherapy

Multi-mini interview (MMI).

Stage 2: Graduate

Bachelors
Degree
Biomedicine
Science
Or any undergraduate degree
with completion of prerequisite
subjects in human physiology
and anatomy

physioth.unimelb.edu.au

Continue on with
graduate studies

Stage 1: Undergraduate

DOCTOR OF VETERINARY
MEDICINE
4 years full time
3 years for students with a major in
Animal Health and Disease (Veterinary
Bioscience specialisation) from the
University of Melbourne
The DVM is aligned with European and
North American models, and provides
students with an outstanding and
distinctive experience.
vet.unimelb.edu.au

2 years full time


Part time available
(domestic students only)
Prepares graduates for professional
practice as registered nurses.

year 3

year 4

year 5

year 6

Entry requirements

Your career

A Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Biomedicine


or Bachelor of Agriculture degree at the
University of Melbourne, or an equivalent
degree from another institution, including
specified prerequisite subjects (general/cellular
biology and biochemistry).

Doctor of
Veterinary
Medicine

Stage 2: Graduate
Bachelors Degree
Agriculture
Biomedicine
Science
Stage 1: Undergraduate
year 1

MASTER OF NURSING
SCIENCE

year 2

year 2

year 3

Continue on with
graduate studies

year 4

year 5

year 6

Entry requirements

Your career

An undergraduate degree in any discipline


(completed within 10 years of application), or
equivalent; and

Master of
Nursing
Science

Students without a grounding in human


anatomy can complete a subject in human
biology such as Human Anatomy for Nursing
Students (online).

Stage 2: Graduate
Continue on with
graduate studies

Bachelors Degree
Any undergraduate degree

nursing.unimelb.edu.au

year 7

Stage 1: Undergraduate
year 1

year 2

MASTER OF SOCIAL WORK

Entry requirements

2 years full time

An undergraduate degree; and

Part time available


(domestic students only)
This degree will prepare you for
professional practice in a diverse range
of social work contexts. It is a nationally
and internationally benchmarked course
of study in theory and practice of
social work.
socialwork.unimelb.edu.au

year 3

year 4

year 5

Your career

At least 40 hours (voluntary or paid) of


documented relevant work experience; and

Master of
Social Work

A personal statement; and


A professional referee report.

Stage 2: Graduate
Continue on with
graduate studies

Bachelors Degree
Any undergraduate degree
Stage 1: Undergraduate
year 1

year 2

year 3

year 4

year 5

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Graduate study

year 1

MASTER OF BIOTECHNOLOGY
2 years full time
Part time available (domestic students
only)
This degree provides excellent
preparation for a career in the
biotechnology industries. It includes
rich scientific study, an industry or
research project and professional
skills training options in business,
communications and management.
graduate.science.unimelb.edu.au/
master-of-biotechnology

MASTER OF CLINICAL
AUDIOLOGY
2 years full time
Part time not available
This course provides training in
all aspects of clinical audiology in
preparation for clinical practice and
entry to the profession. It features
supervised clinical work in a variety of
healthcare settings.
medoto.unimelb.edu.au

MASTER OF ENGINEERING
23 years full time
Part time available (domestic students
only)
See page 26 for details.
eng.unimelb.edu.au

MASTER OF ENVIRONMENT
2 years full time
Part time available (domestic students
only)
This is an interdisciplinary degree with
specialist streams available, so you can
tailor your study to suit your interests
and aspirations.
environment.unimelb.edu.au

MASTER OF FOOD SCIENCE


2 years full time
Part time available
You will explore food chemistry,
microbiology, food processing, and
food quality and safety at an advanced
level, and learn to manage innovative,
sustainable and safe food production
across the entire supply chain.
land-environment.unimelb.edu.au/
foodscience

MASTER OF FOREST
ECOSYSTEM SCIENCE
2 years full time
Part time available (domestic students
only)
Learn about climate change science,
water resource management and
biodiversity conservation, and
shape forest and natural resource
management enterprises worldwide.
land-environment.unimelb.edu.au/
forestecosystemscience

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MASTER OF GENETIC
COUNSELLING

entry requirements

2 years full time


Part time available (domestic students
only)
Genetic counsellors provide information
about genetic conditions to enable
individuals and families to make
informed decisions and choices about
reproduction. Subjects are taught in
small groups, integrating theory with
practice through supervised clinical
placements.
medicine.unimelb.edu.au

MASTER OF INFORMATION
SYSTEMS
200-point program: 2 years full time
150-point program: 1.5 years full time
100-point program: 1 year full time
Part time available (domestic students
only)
The premier degree for future digital
business leaders professionals who
support, manage and change business
processes through ICT and information
systems.
msi.unimelb.edu.au/study/graduate

MASTER OF INFORMATION
TECHNOLOGY
200-point program: 2 years full time
150-point program: 1.5 years full time
100-point program: 1 year full time
Part time available (domestic students
only)
The Master of Information Technology
(MIT) is a program for creative students
who are passionate about cutting edge
technology and its applications in
solving real-world problems across all
areas of business, government, health
and society.
The MIT is available in four specialisations:
Computing, Distributed Computing,
Health and Spatial.
msi.unimelb.edu.au/study/graduate

MASTER OF PSYCHOLOGY
2 years full time

For entry requirements visit the


website listed with each course.

MASTER OF PUBLIC HEALTH


2 years full time
Part time available (domestic students
only)
This degree will give you the skills
and knowledge required for a career
in public health practice, focusing
on the core foundations of public
health theory and practice. It provides
opportunities to consolidate specialist
training through a workplace practicum,
research project or elective subjects.
pgh.unimelb.edu.au/future/
coursework/public_health

MASTER OF SCIENCE
2 years full time
Part time available (domestic students
only)
An innovative curriculum that builds on
advanced research training, specialised
coursework studies and professional
skills development to prepare you for a
research career or employment in the
science industries.
graduate.science.unimelb.edu.au/
master-of-science

MASTER OF SPEECH
PATHOLOGY
2 years full time
Part time not available
This degree provides comprehensive
training in all aspects of speech
pathology for entry to the profession,
including auditory and acoustic
phonetics, linguistics, speech and
language disorders, clinical practice and
processes. It develops clinical skills and
introduces research methods in the field.
medoto.unimelb.edu.au

GRADUATE COURSES IN
OTHER FIELDS
Graduate degrees outside of the
Sciences and Health Sciences fields
include:

Part time available (domestic students


only)

Executive

See page 28 for details.

Juris

psych.unimelb.edu.au

Master of Arts

Doctor (Law)

Master

of Architecture

Master

of Energy Systems

Master

of Journalism

Master

of Teaching

Master

of Urban Planning.

For a full list of our graduate degrees visit:


coursesearch.unimelb.edu.au

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Entry requirements
Bachelor
Bachelor of Bachelor of of Oral
Bachelor of
Agriculture Biomedicine Health
Science

Biomedicine
or Science
Chancellors Diploma in
Scholars
General
Programs
Studies

Domestic
students: 2014
Minimum ATARQ

70.00

96.00

85.00

85.00

99.90W

50.00

Domestic
students: 2013
Clearly-in Rank

70.35

98.80

90.60

91.95

99.90

NA

International
students: 2014
Guaranteed
ATARE

70.00

96.00

85.00T

85.00

99.90W

NA

A study score
of at least 25 in
English/English
Language/
Literature or at
least 30 in ESL,
and at least 25 in
Chemistry and
in Mathematical
Methods (CAS)
or Specialist
Mathematics

A study score
of at least 25
in English/
English
Language/
Literature
or at least
30 in ESL,
and at least
25 in one of
Biology or
Chemistry

A study score of at
least 25 in English/
English Language/
Literature or at
least 30 in ESL,
and at least 25
in Mathematical
Methods (CAS)
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 ESL,
and at least 25 in
both Mathematical
Methods (CAS)
and Specialist
MathematicsY

As per the Bachelor


of Biomedicine or
Bachelor of Science
(see left)

A study score
of at least 25 in
English/English
Language/
Literature or
at least 30 in
ESLP

NA

Qualification

VCE (units 3 and 4) A study score


of at least 25 in
prerequisite
English/English
subjects
Language/
Literature or at
least 30 in ESL,
and at least 25
in Mathematical
Methods (CAS)
or Specialist
Mathematics or a
study score of at
least 30 in Further
Mathematics

International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma


2014 Guaranteed
IB scoreE

25

37

31T

31

99.90
(notional ATAR)W

IB prerequisite
subjectsR

English and
Mathematics or
Mathematical
Studies (Grade
5 Mathematical
Studies Standard
Level or Grade
4 Mathematical
Studies Higher
Level)

English,
Chemistry and
Mathematics

English
and one of
Biology or
Chemistry

English,
Mathematics, and
one of Biology,
Chemistry or
PhysicsY

As per the Bachelor English


of Biomedicine or
Bachelor of Science
(see left)

Not available to
A Level students

Not available
to A Level
students

Not available to
TCFS students

Not available to
TCFS students

GCE A Levels/Singapore A Levels


2014 Guaranteed
scoreE

CDD

AAB

BCCT

BCC

A Level
prerequisite
subjects

Mathematics and
at least Grade C
in an accepted
AS Level English
subjectU

Chemistry and
Mathematics and
at least Grade C
in an accepted
AS Level English
subjectU

Biology or
Chemistry,
and at least
Grade C in an
accepted AS
Level English
subjectU

Mathematics and
one of Biology,
Chemistry or
Physics and at
least Grade C in an
accepted AS Level
English subjectUY

Trinity College Foundation Studies


2014 Guaranteed
scoreEO

75

89

80TI

80

TCFS prerequisite
subjects

EAP (a score of
at least 50%),
English and
Mathematics 1

EAP (a score
of at least
50%), English,
Chemistry and
Mathematics 1

EAP (a score
of at least
50%), English
and one of
Biology or
Chemistry

EAP (a score of at
least 50%), English,
Mathematics 1,
and one of Biology,
Chemistry or
PhysicsY

For more details, or to see the entry requirements for other qualifications not listed here, go to: coursesearch.unimelb.edu.au
See notes overleaf

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Entry requirements

Australian Year 12

Entry requirements notes


Q Domestic students: Applicants who
achieve the minimum ATAR for a course
will be eligible for a place, provided
prerequisite studies and any other specific
course requirements are met. The Clearly-in
Rank may be higher depending on demand
for the course and the number of places
available. Only applicants eligible for special
entry schemes will be admitted below
the minimum ATAR. Minimum ATARs are
reviewed annually.
W Students who achieve an ATAR/notional
ATAR of 99.90 or above and satisfy course
prerequisites will be guaranteed a place
in the Chancellors Scholars Program.
Students with an ATAR/notional ATAR
below 99.90 may be considered depending
on demand. Students must have completed
an Australian Year 12 qualification or the
IB in Australia in the year prior to entry
(students must either enrol immediately or
be granted a deferral in the year following
Year 12).

E International students: The University


guarantees admission to a course when an
international student achieves the required
score, meets prerequisite studies, satisfies
the English language requirements, and
there are still places available in the course
at the time of acceptance. If you do not
meet the guaranteed score your application
will not be considered for entry. Guaranteed
scores apply only if no further study has
been undertaken after completion of one of
these programs.

Guaranteed ATARs are reviewed annually.


For updates visit: futurestudents.unimelb.
edu.au/entry-req/ugrad-int

Domestic students completing an


international qualification: The score
listed should be considered a minimum
score to be eligible for a place in that
course. The standard required for entry may
be higher depending on demand for the
course and the number of Commonwealth
Supported Places available.

T Scores are indicative only entry is not


guaranteed.
Y Applicants intending to progress to
the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine are
encouraged to complete VCE Units 3 and 4
in Chemistry, or equivalent.
U Accepted GCE AS and A Level English
subjects are: General Paper, General
Studies, English Language and Literature,
English Literature, English Language.
Singapore A Level subject Knowledge and
Enquiry (H2) is also accepted. A grade of at
least C is required to meet the Universitys
English language requirements.
I Prerequisite subjects must be included in
the calculation of the Best Four result.
O Score is calculated on the basis of the final
Best Four subjects.
P Applicants may be required to attend an
interview, complete a test, or supply referee
reports or employer references as part of
the selection process.

R For students with English as their second


language a pass in English B at the
required level will be accepted as satisfying
the English prerequisite. Except where
specified, IB subjects must be passed to
at least Grade 4 Standard or Higher Level.
Mathematical Studies is not deemed
equivalent to VCE Mathematical Methods.

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HOW TO APPLY
Domestic students

FEES
Domestic students

Domestic students applying for an


undergraduate course must submit
an application through the Victorian
Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC).

All domestic undergraduate students


are enrolled in a Commonwealth
Supported Place (CSP), subsidised by
the Australian Government.

Domestic students studying overseas


must also apply through VTAC.

International students

Full details about the VTAC application


process can be found at:
vtac.edu.au

International students
International students studying the
VCE, an Australian Year 12 or IB in
Australia must apply through VTAC
for Semester 1 entry.
All other international students,
including those undertaking foundation
studies in Australia, must apply directly
to the University or through one of our
overseas representatives.
For a step-by-step guide on how to
apply, visit:
futurestudents.unimelb.edu.au/
admissions/applications

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that you are enrolled. You will pay
tuition fees according to your specific
enrolment in any given semester.

SCHOLARSHIPS
The Melbourne Scholarships Program
is one of the most comprehensive and
generous in Australia. It recognises
outstanding academic achievement
and provides access to students
who might otherwise be excluded by
socioeconomic, cultural, geographic
and other disadvantages.
For the most up-to-date information
on scholarships, including closing
dates, visit:

Detailed fee information, including the


fee policy covering your enrolment, will
be provided when you are offered a
place at the University.

unimelb.edu.au/scholarships

For full details about tuition fees, visit:


futurestudents.unimelb.edu.au/
admissions/fees

Access Melbourne
If you are a domestic student, you can enhance your opportunity for selection
by applying for Access Melbourne, the Universitys special entry scheme.
Access Melbourne can help you gain a place in a course, even if your ATAR is
below the Clearly-in Rank, by letting you explain the ongoing circumstances
that have affected your education. Scholarships are also available.
access.unimelb.edu.au
Get a guaranteed place
The University has a selection guarantee for eligible applicants who have a
disadvantaged financial background or are from a rural or isolated area.
Guaranteed ATARs for 2014 will be published at:
access.unimelb.edu.au/seas-guaranteed
How to apply
Applications are made using the Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS)
application on the VTAC website.

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