Deakin University

Bachelor of Science

Deakin University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00113B

Deakin’s Bachelor of Science prepares you to enter the exciting world of scientific discovery, while allowing you to forge your own unique path by choosing from a wide range of majors. The course is about more than just laboratory work and prepares you for a variety of real-life settings in which today's science graduates work. With this industry-led degree, you can follow your curiosity into any field of science that inspires you. You’ll explore a range of science disciplines at the beginning of your degree, before specialising in the discipline you enjoyed learning about the most. Deakin science graduates enter the workforce with confidence because of the extensive practical experience we offer. You’ll get hands-on training in our science labs, as well as opportunities to apply your skills in the real world through industry placements and community science projects.


24 credit points over 3 years


  • Animal biology
  • Cell biology and genomics
  • Chemistry
  • Environmental science
  • Human biology
  • Mathematical modelling
  • Plant biology

Standard entry requirements

VCE Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English EAL (English as an additional language) or at least 20 in English other than EAL.This course uses the ATAR and your entire academic record as part of its selection considerations. Selection is competitive, meeting these minimum requirements or their equivalents does not guarantee selection into this course. All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements. Please refer to this course entry on the Deakin University website to read about ways of satisfying the English language proficiency requirement. Refer to the Deakin University website for more detailed information about additional course requirements for all applicant groups, or equivalent minimum requirements for applicants with a higher education study, VET study or work and life experience.Personal statement. Applicants who wish their work and volunteer/other experience to be considered as part of their application for entry are required to submit a personal statement with details of their work and volunteer/other experience, motivation to study and any other factors relevant to their application for the course.

Study pathways

An Honours year is available to high achieving students.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Geelong Waurn Ponds Yes
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 6 years
Melbourne Burwood Yes
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 6 years

Further information

The course is available as a single degree course or as a combined degree course with Arts, Commerce, Law and the Bachelor of Science/ Master of Teaching (Secondary).

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