Bachelor of Education (Honours) / Bachelor of Science

Monash University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00008C

If you are passionate about science and about communicating it to others, this double degree course is a fantastic choice for you, offering you the possibility of a career in science or science education. It will provide you with a high quality education in science and prepare you to offer your students the same in primary or secondary schools. Students specialising in secondary education will qualify as specialist science or mathematics teachers, while students specialising in primary education will be qualified to teach across the school curriculum but with highly valued specialist expertise in science related areas. In each case, you might also turn your skills to broader science education contexts such as science communication, museums and publishing. This course leads to two separate degrees. Depending upon your specialisation, you will be awarded one of, the Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Primary Education or the Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Secondary Education and the Bachelor of Science. You will gain all the benefits of each degree course and be fully equipped to pursue a career in either Education or in Science or both. There is always a high demand for science and mathematics teachers. Increasingly there is a call for primary teachers with specialist expertise who can support schools to improve children's learning in science and mathematics through the use of engaging and creative learning and teaching techniques. A choice of 24 science majors and minors, spanning physics to plant sciences, biochemistry to geographical science, and psychology to mathematics, will provide you with a rich repertoire of study options. Taken together with your education studies, you can look forward to a highly rewarding career with two teaching specialisations. You can also pursue a career in a wide range of professions that draw on your studies in science and in education, perhaps developing engaging programs for children visiting science centres or museums, or developing and publishing resources that engage the community with science. The options are broad and the choice is yours.


This course is equivalent to 4.25 years of full time study but is completed in 4 calendar years. Studies in Education and Science are taken concurrently.


  • Applied mathematics
  • Astrophysics
  • Atmospheric science
  • Biochemistry
  • Botany
  • Chemistry
  • Computational science
  • Developmental biology
  • Earth science
  • Ecology and conservation biology
  • Education
  • Education studies
  • Environmental science
  • Financial and insurance mathematics
  • Genetics
  • Geographical science
  • Geosciences
  • Human pathology
  • Immunology
  • Materials science
  • Mathematical statistics
  • Mathematics
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular biology
  • Pharmacology
  • Physics
  • Physiology
  • Plant sciences
  • Primary teaching
  • Psychology
  • Pure mathematics
  • Science
  • Statistics
  • Teaching
  • Teaching-primary
  • Teaching-secondary
  • Zoology

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12 (secondary school) or equivalent
  • Units 1 and 2: two units (any study combination) of General Mathematics or Mathematical Methods (CAS) or Units 3 and 4: any Mathematics
  • And a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL
  • And Units 3 and 4 with a study score of at least 25 in one of Biology, Chemistry, Geography, Mathematical Methods (CAS), Specialist Mathematics, Physics or Psychology


Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT)

Study pathways

Diploma of Higher Education

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
  • ATAR: 87
  • Full-time : 4 years

Further information

All students will be required to complete a Working With Children Check (WWCC). All applicants must sit CASPer. CASPer is a requirement for many of the initial teacher education courses in Victoria. It is a non-cognitive online tool designed to assess an applicant's personal and professional attributes. To register for your sitting or further information visit CASPer can only be taken online, on specific dates between September and January. To ensure you meet the CASPer deadlines for your application go to

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