Bachelor of Science

RMIT University

The Bachelor of Science at RMIT University will allow you to achieve an undergraduate qualification in science with a major in biological sciences, biotechnology, chemistry, environmental science, food science, or physics. You can tailor your program through elective courses giving you the flexibility to combine your major field of study with a variety of other science courses. With a focus on practical experiences you'll have the opportunity to apply your knowledge and skills to real-world projects and receive hands-on experience through field studies and laboratory practicals With access to state-of- the-art facilities you will be job-ready when you graduate. Your final year includes a science project that may be linked to industry. As a Graduate you may choose to enter the commercial sector, some may wish to pursue a career in teaching or you may opt to continue your academic career in research at Masters or PhD level.

Entry Requirements:

Current Year 12 prerequisites units 3 and 4 - a study score of at least 20 in one of Mathematical Methods (CAS) or Specialist Mathematics; and a study score of at least 25 in any English (except EAL) or at least 30 in English (EAL).

Structure:

The program offers a wide variety of learning experiences including laboratory and practical work, working in the field, formal lectures, and working with industry on self-directed projects. Year 1 - You'll gain a solid foundation across the sciences to help you choose your specialty. You'll be introduced to topics like the methodical scientific approach, individual and group work, communication skills and awareness and understanding of the importance of safety in the scientific workplace. Year 2 - As well as focusing on your specialty, you'll be introduced to electives to expand your science knowledge. These might enhance your specialty or broaden your overall studies. Year 3 - You'll delve deeper into your specialist area and engage in work-integrated learning courses (like the professional scientist and science project).

Subjects you can Study:

Biological science, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Environmental science, Food science, Physics, Science.

Study Pathways:

Graduates of the RMIT Associate Degree in Applied Science biomedical science stream with a grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0 out of 4.0 may be able to receive credit of up to 1.5 years (equivalent to 144 credit points). Graduates of the RMIT Diploma of Laboratory Technology (Pathology Testing) and the RMIT Diploma of Laboratory Technology (Biotechnology) program who are successful in gaining a place may be able to receive credit of up to 1 year (equivalent to 96 credit points) into the Bachelor of Science (Applied Sciences) and Bachelor of Science (Biotechnology) programs.

Further information:

Depending on your area of study and your interests you could end up working in: analytical laboratories, medical and research laboratories, renewable energy organisations, chemical processing plants, educational institutions, government organisations, not-for-profit organisations, environmental consultancies

Recognition:

This course is accredited by the following professional organisations: Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology (AIFST), Australian Institute of Physics (AIP), Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand (EIANZ), Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI) As a student, you may be eligible for student membership of number of professional membership associations including: Australian Biotechnology Association , Australian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Australian Institute of Environmental Health, Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology (AIFST), Australian Science Communicators, Australian Water Association, Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand, Nutrition Australia, Royal Australian Chemical Institute Australian Institute of Physics

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00122A

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
City 72.15 No Full time 3 years
City 72.15 No Part time 6 years
Founded in 1887, RMIT became a university in 1992. It offers both higher education and vocational education courses with over 82,000 students including 31,160 international students, of whom 18,860 are taught outside Australia (almost 7,000 at RMIT Vietnam).

Over 900 courses exist to graduate at all levels, including certificates, diplomas, advanced diplomas and associate, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. RMIT University is a global university of technology and design offering areas of study including: aerospace and aviation; architecture, building and planning; art and design; business; communication; community and welfare; computing and information systems; education and training; engineering and related technologies; environment; health sciences; humanities, social sciences and legal; manufacturing and processing; and science and mathematics.

RMIT has three campuses in Melbourne, Australia, with smaller sites at Hamilton and Point Cook. Main campus in Melbourne's CBD is spread over a number of Melbourne city blocks. There are art galleries, cinemas, bookshops and cafes on campus. The Brunswick campus is six kilometres from the city and offers state-of-the-art specialist graphic technology, fashion and textile facilities - with access to the on-campus International Fibre Centre. The Bundoora campus is set in extensive parklands and offers courses in life sciences, education and manufacturing/mechanical engineering.

RMIT also two campuses in Vietnam and a centre in Barcelona, Spain. They also offer programs through partners in Singapore, Hong Kong, mainland China, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Belgium, Spain and Germany, and enjoy research and industry partnerships on every continent.

RMIT was awarded the Premier's Award for International Education and the award for Excellence in the inaugural Victorian International Education Awards.

Provider CRICOS: 00122A

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