Science

Why study a Bachelor of Science?

New discoveries and developments are being made in science all the time. A Bachelor of Science will allow you to gain the skills and knowledge to help solve global issues such as climate change, the protection of endangered animals and cancer treatment.

Our Bachelor of Science has plenty of flexibility with 14 subject areas to choose from, and the opportunity to include subjects from other disciplines as part of your degree. You start with a broad range of subjects in first year and then specialise in one or two areas.

Enjoy guest lecturers and work placement opportunities with leading government and research organisations. You can also gain volunteer experience to help build your CV.

Career opportunities in science

The Bachelor of Science is a building block for a range of careers, giving you a broad, internationally recognised grounding in many areas of science. You can go on to further study or find a role in areas such as government, defence, research, astronomy, meteorology, business, journalism, or management.

Courses

Local students

2015

Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science

Duration :
4.5 years full-time (4 years in an accelerated program) or part-time equivalent
Semester starts :
Semester 1 (March)
Campus/ATAR:
Melbourne 71.85
Year
2015
Course description
Arts and sciences studies are divided equally across this four-year double degree, giving you two distinct majors to combine in a way that reflects your interests and goals. Choose from arts subjects like anthropology, languages, archaeology, philosophy and photography and team them with environmental science, zoology, genetics, chemistry, physics or microbiology to create your study path.

Through your science subjects, you'll have access to purpose-built research laboratories and will work alongside some of Australia's leading researchers. Our arts subjects also offer a balance of theoretical knowledge and practical experience, giving you the skills you need to adapt to today's changing jobs landscape.

We offer programs to help you transition from high school to the demands of university, along with volunteer and work experience placements. You'll also have the option to study with one of our student exchange partners, gaining credit towards your degree while overseas.
Career opportunities
An arts/science degree gives you a combination of knowledge and skills that apply to a range of careers in areas like environmental science, journalism, research, health and business.
Prerequisite
VCE Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL; and a study score of at least 20 in one of Maths: Mathematical Methods (CAS) or Maths: Specialist Mathematics.
Year 12 and non-year 12 extra requirements
Applicants may wish to provide other documentation in support of their application. Non-Year 12 applicants must complete and submit a VTAC Personal Statement online for other information to be considered during the selection process e.g. details on work experience or reasons for applying. Selection may also be based on GPA or STAT Multiple Choice.
Subject bonus
A study score of 25 in Drama, any Humanities, Legal Studies, Maths: Specialist Mathematics, any Science or Theatre Studies equals 4 aggregate points per study. A study score of 20 in any LOTE equals 4 aggregate points per study. Overall maximum of 12 points.
Costs
Depending on the subjects chosen, extra costs can include a laboratory coat - about A$30 - and a dissecting kit - about A$40. Students can purchase these items from any supplier; they remain students' personal property.
How to apply
Applications for Semester 1, 2015 are now closed. Keep in touch to find out the latest about our courses and events. You can also ask us a question, visit our FAQ page or chat online with one of our team (9.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday). Or call us on 1300 135 045.
See Student Handbook for more details
Arts/ScienceMelbourne

Bachelor of Biological Sciences

Duration :
3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Campus/ATAR:
Albury-Wodonga N/A
Melbourne 65
Year
2015
Course description
This degree prepares you to help find the solutions to big issues like protecting native forests, managing endangered species, discovering new medical cures or securing food for the future.

In the first year of this degree, you'll cover the basics of human and animal biology by studying evolution, chemistry, genetics, plants, cell biology and climate. In second and third year, you can specialise through a choice of majors including botany, microbiology, zoology, biochemistry or environmental management.

You'll get plenty of hands-on experience in our labs or on field trips to diverse habitats across Victoria. You'll also have access to the La Trobe Wildlife Sanctuary on our Melbourne Campus and at the Murray-Darling Freshwater Research Centre in Albury-Wodonga, which we run in partnership with the CSIRO.

During your field excursions you'll learn techniques to survey animal and plant biodiversity. During lab classes you'll gain the skills to conduct successful experiments and develop and present your own scientific work.

Along with practical and theoretical classes, we'll help you prepare for the workplace through opportunities for paid work experience.
Career opportunities
Once you graduate, you could find a role in conservation, park management, zoos, microbiology or genetic research, or go on to postgraduate studies in medicine or veterinary science.
Prerequisite
VCE Units 1 and 2: satisfactory completion in two units (any study combination) of Geography, Health And Human Development, Information Technology, any Mathematics or Physical Education or VCE Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 20 in one of Geography, Health And Human Development, IT Applications, Software Development, any Mathematics, Physical Education or any Science; and a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL.
Year 12 and non-year 12 extra requirements
Applicants may wish to provide other documentation in support of their application. Non-Year 12 applicants must complete and submit a VTAC Personal Statement online for other information to be considered during the selection process e.g. details on work experience or reasons for applying. Applicants may also be asked to complete the STAT Multiple Choice.
Subject bonus
A study score of 25 in Maths: Mathematical Methods ( CAS ), Maths: Specialist Mathematics or any Science equals 4 aggregate points per study. A study score of 20 in any LOTE equals 4 aggregate points per study. Overall maximum of 12 points.
Costs
It will cost students approximately A$100 for basic equipment. Students will need to purchase basic equipment like a dissection kit, laboratory coat and laboratory manuals for some subjects (laboratory manuals can also be borrowed from the library). Students can purchase these items from any supplier; they remain students' personal property. No uniform needed.
Additional information
Year 1 of biochemistry, botany, ecology, genetics, microbiology, molecular biology and zoology can be undertaken at Albury-Wodonga and then students transfer to the Melbourne campus to complete years 2 and 3, while year 1 of environmental management can be undertaken at Melbourne and then students transfer to the Albury-Wodonga campus to complete years 2 and 3, if they wish to complete a major in these areas of study.
How to apply
Apply now to start in 2015. Please note that you can only apply now if you've not already applied through VTAC for any course. You can also ask us a question, visit our FAQ page or chat online with one of our team (9.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday). Or call us on 1300 135 045.
See Student Handbook for more details
Biological SciencesMelbourne
Biological SciencesAlbury-Wodonga

Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Honours)/Bachelor of Science

Duration :
5.5 years full time or part-time equivalent.
Semester starts :
Semester 1 (March)
Campus/ATAR:
Bendigo N/A
Year
2015
Course description
Develop your interest in building and construction and gain specialist knowledge in areas like biomedicine and biotechnology with this combined Honours degree.

You'll study sustainable infrastructure, civil construction, water resources, structural engineering and environmental engineering along with science subjects including biology, physics, chemistry and mathematics.

You'll also have the chance to complete up to one year of paid work experience under the supervision of experienced engineers, allowing you to put theory into practice and build industry contacts that can lead to employment straight after graduation. We also offer industry-supported scholarships to give you financial support while you study.
Career opportunities
Whatever your specialisation, the high demand for civil engineers in Australia - together with our industry contacts and work placement programs - could lead you to jobs that pay well above the graduate average. You could find work in civil engineering, mining, humanitarian aid, transport infrastructure, or even in biotechnology industries building machines to improve quality of life.
Professional recognition
Once you complete your course, you'll be eligible to join Engineers Australia and other industry bodies, depending on your specialisation.
Prerequisite
VCE Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL; and a study score of at least 20 in Maths: Mathematical Methods (CAS); and a study score of at least 20 in one of Maths: Specialist Mathematics or Physics.
Year 12 and non-year 12 extra requirements
Applicants may wish to provide other documentation in support of their application. Non-Year 12 applicants must complete and submit a VTAC Personal Statement online for other information to be considered during the selection process e.g. details on work experience or reasons for applying. Selection may also be based on GPA or STAT Multiple Choice.
Subject bonus
A study score of 25 in Maths: Specialist Mathematics or any Science equals 4 aggregate points per study. A study score of 20 in any LOTE equals 4 aggregate points per study. Overall maximum of 12 points.
How to apply
Apply now to start in 2015. Please note that you can only apply now if you've not already applied through VTAC for any course. You can also ask us a question, visit our FAQ page or chat online with one of our team (9.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday). Or call us on 1300 135 045.
See Student Handbook for more details
Civil Engineering/Science Bendigo

Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Science

Duration :
4 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Campus/ATAR:
Melbourne N/A
Year
2015
Course description
Building skills in both science and commerce gives you a competitive edge in the workforce. This four-and-a-half year degree allows you to study commerce subjects along with any of our science subjects including botany, genetics, chemistry and agricultural science.

Your core commerce subjects will include professional accounting requirements such as cost accounting, tax and advanced financial accounting. At the end of your course, you'll be eligible for membership with CPA Australia and the Institute of Chartered Accountants.

Our industry links with global corporations such as Deloitte and PwC mean you'll gain insights from guest lecturers working in the industry including the Managing Partner of Ernst & Young, the Victorian Auditor-General and members of Deloitte Forensics. You may also have the opportunity to complete work placements at these organisations.

Through your science subjects, you'll have access to world-class researchers from our Centre for AgriBioscience along with teaching and research facilities like the La Trobe Institute for Molecular Science. These research hubs offer regular seminars on topics as diverse as climate change, cancer treatments and freshwater ecology, along with purpose-built labs and teaching spaces.
Career opportunities
You'll graduate with a sought-after combination of skills. Your employment options could include working as a finance officer at a private hospital or pharmaceutical firm, a business analyst at a consulting firm, an economic adviser to the government or even as a marketing consultant in the medical field.
Prerequisite
VCE Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL.
Year 12 and non-year 12 extra requirements
Applicants may wish to provide other documentation in support of their application. Non-Year 12 applicants must complete and submit a VTAC Personal Statement online for other information to be considered during the selection process e.g. details on work experience or reasons for applying.
Non-Year 12 applicants must complete and submit a VTA Applicants may also be asked to complete a maths test. Selection may also be based on GPA or STAT Multiple Choice.
Costs
Depending on the subjects chosen, extra costs can include a laboratory coat - about A$30 - and a dissecting kit - about A$40. Students can purchase these items from any supplier; they remain students' personal property. Additional costs for fieldtrips - food, travel and accommodation - may also be incurred.
How to apply
Apply now to start in 2015. Please note that you can only apply now if you've not already applied through VTAC for any course. You can also ask us a question, visit our FAQ page or chat online with one of our team (9.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday). Or call us on 1300 135 045.
See Student Handbook for more details
Commerce/ScienceMelbourne
Commerce/ScienceBendigo

Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Science

Duration :
5 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Campus/ATAR:
Bendigo N/A
Melbourne N/A
Year
2015
Course description
Gain expertise in two highly-respected areas of knowledge by combining science studies with an understanding of the law. This five-year double degree opens up a range of career opportunities across science and law, including stem cell research, genetics and climate change.

Our professionally accredited law degree has a strong focus on global and social justice. You'll study the essential legal areas like criminal law, constitutional law and legal ethics. You'll also cover science-related topics such as intellectual property and medicine and the law. Visiting lecturers from high profile law firms will help you develop an understanding of dispute resolution and recent legal developments.

You'll have the opportunity to participate in additional studies including Honours in Laws, subjects from our Global Business Law program at the Master's level, and clinical practice in a law firm.

The science component of this degree can be tailored to your interests. Choose from a range of specialisations including botany, computer science, psychology, chemistry and physics, and get hands-on experience through lab studies and field trips.
Career opportunities
This course satisfies the academic requirements for admission to practise law in Victoria. Once you graduate, you could find work in areas like scientific and industrial ethics, regulatory affairs, environmental protection and policy development.
Professional recognition
All La Trobe University law courses include the subjects required by the Victorian Council of Legal Education to qualify for admission to legal practice. Admission to practice as a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria usually requires the completion of a traineeship (formerly referred to as articles of clerkship) or an approved practical legal training course (for example, the Leo Cussen Institute or the College of Law Victoria). Science graduates can apply for membership of professional associations as determined by their major studies.
Prerequisite
Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 35 in English (EAL) or at least 30 in English other than EAL; and a study score of at least 20 in any Mathematics.
Year 12 and non-year 12 extra requirements
Applicants may wish to provide other documentation in support of their application. Non-Year 12 applicants must complete and submit a VTAC Personal Statement online for other information to be considered during the selection process e.g. details on work experience or reasons for applying.

Subject bonus
A study score of 25 in any Humanities, Legal Studies, Maths: Specialist Mathematics or any Science equals 4 aggregate points per study. A study score of 20 in any LOTE equals 4 aggregate points per study. Overall maximum of 12 points.
Costs
Depending on subjects, approximate costs include: laboratory coat - A$30, dissecting kit - A$40. Students can purchase these items from any supplier; they remain students' personal property.
Additional information
Law electives are available in intensive delivery mode at the Melbourne Campus in Summer and Winter School.
How to apply
Apply now to start in 2015. Please note that you can only apply now if you've not already applied through VTAC for any course. You can also ask us a question, visit our FAQ page or chat online with one of our team (9.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday). Or call us on 1300 135 045.
See Student Handbook for more details
Laws/ScienceMelbourne
Laws/ScienceBendigo

Bachelor of Nanotechnology/Bachelor of Science

Duration :
4.5 years full-time (4 years in an accelerated program).
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Campus/ATAR:
Melbourne N/A
Year
2015
Course description
This degree combines specialist studies in nanotechnology with a degree in science majoring in chemistry or biochemistry, and physics. By covering core science disciplines alongside nanotechnology you'll be prepared for a wider range of career options.

Choose one of three streams - nanostructured materials, bionanotechnology or physics at the nanoscale - and take on a variety of subjects like nanochemistry, scanning probe microscopies, synchrotron science, and nanomaterials and fabrication.

This course provides you with a comprehensive learning experience, combining lab work, practical placements and study tours. In third year, you'll undertake a major research project in collaboration with researchers from within the university or overseas. You'll have access to the $100 million La Trobe Institute of Molecular Science and may work with our industry partners such as CSIRO, Australian Synchrotron and miniFAB.

As part of your course, you'll undertake a study tour to Japan where you'll visit research labs in Tokyo as well as attend the Nano Tech Exhibition and Conference - the world's largest nanotech trade exhibition. To keep you up to date with other industry developments, we organise the 'Issues in Nanotech' seminar series. Topics include nanotechnology in cancer research, nano-sunscreen technology and creating automotive semiconductor products.

The course structure lets you complete the required subjects for this 4.5 year degree in only four years.
Career opportunities
This degree may lead you to a career as a physicist, chemist or research scientist. Our graduates have found work in leading companies such as SGS, Rio Tinto, Dulux and Air Services Australia.
Professional recognition
After you graduate you'll be eligible for accreditation with the Australian Institute of Physics. If you choose the nanostructured materials stream you'll also be eligible to register with the Royal Australian Chemical Institute.
Prerequisite
VCE Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL; and a study score of at least 25 in Chemistry; and a study score of at least 25 in Maths: Mathematical Methods (CAS); and a study score of at least 20 in one of Maths: Specialist Mathematics or Physics.
Year 12 and non-year 12 extra requirements
Applicants may wish to provide other documentation in support of their application. Non-Year 12 applicants must complete and submit a VTAC Personal Statement online for other information to be considered during the selection process e.g. details on work experience or reasons for applying. Selection may also be based on ATAR, GPA or STAT Multiple Choice.
Subject bonus
A study score of 25 in Maths: Specialist Mathematics or Physics equals 4 aggregate points per study. A study score of 20 in any LOTE equals 4 aggregate points per study. Overall maximum of 12 points.
Costs
Depending on the subjects chosen, extra costs can include a laboratory coat - about A$30 - and a dissecting kit - about A$40. Students can purchase these items from any supplier; they remain students' personal property.
How to apply
Apply now to start in 2015. Please note that you can only apply now if you've not already applied through VTAC for any course. You can also ask us a question, visit our FAQ page or chat online with one of our team (9.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday). Or call us on 1300 135 045.
See Student Handbook for more details
Nanotechnology/Science Melbourne

Bachelor of Science

Duration :
3 years full-time, or part-time equivalent.
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Campus/ATAR:
Albury-Wodonga 61.55
Bendigo 60.55
Melbourne 70
Year
2015
Course description
A La Trobe Bachelor of Science degree gives you the skills and knowledge to contribute to some of today's biggest challenges, like protecting endangered animals or developing new ways to treat disease.

This is one of our most flexible degrees with up to 14 specialist areas to choose from including agricultural science, biochemistry, biomedical science, botany, chemistry, computer science, electronics, environmental geoscience, genetics, information technology, mathematics, statistics, microbiology, physics, psychology, statistics and zoology.

During your first two years, you'll study a range of introductory subjects to give you a solid foundation in science and related disciplines. Students enrolled at our Albury-Wodonga Campus will transfer to Melbourne or Bendigo after completing first year.

In third year, you'll either select two science specialties or combine your science major with studies from another discipline, like business or engineering.

Throughout your course, you'll have access to purpose-built facilities including the La Trobe Institute for Molecular Science, which provides opportunities for work placements with organisations like the Department of Environment and Primary Industries and other businesses conducting research in biochemistry, chemistry and genetics.

Through our partnerships with education providers all over the world, you'll also have the opportunity to study abroad and gain knowledge of alternative scientific processes and practices.
Career opportunities
Once you graduate, you'll be ready to take up positions in areas as diverse as government, defence, research, astronomy, meteorology, business, journalism and management.
Prerequisite
VCE Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English ( EAL ) or at least 20 in English other than EAL; and a study score of at least 20 in any Mathematics.
Year 12 and non-year 12 extra requirements
Applicants may wish to provide other documentation in support of their application. Non-Year 12 applicants must complete and submit a VTAC Personal Statement online for other information to be considered during the selection process e.g. details on work experience or reasons for applying. Selection may also be based on GPA or STAT Multiple Choice.
Subject bonus
A study score of 25 in Maths: Specialist Mathematics or any Science equals 4 aggregate points per study. A study score of 20 in any LOTE equals 4 aggregate points per study. Overall maximum of 12 points.
Costs
Depending on the subjects chosen, extra costs can include a laboratory coat - about A$30 - and a dissecting kit - about A$40. Students can purchase these items from any supplier; they remain students' personal property. Additional costs for fieldtrips - food, accommodation and travel - may also apply.
Additional information
Download this information about the Bachelor of Science (PDF 325).

Students enrolled at the Albury-Wodonga campus must transfer to either the Melbourne or Bendigo campus after successfully completing first year.
How to apply
Apply now to start in 2015. Please note that you can only apply now if you've not already applied through VTAC for any course. You can also ask us a question, visit our FAQ page or chat online with one of our team (9.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday). Or call us on 1300 135 045.
See Student Handbook for more details
Science Melbourne
Science Bendigo
Science Albury-Wodonga

Bachelor of Science and Society

Duration :
3 years full-time, or part-time equivalent
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Campus/ATAR:
Albury-Wodonga N/A
Bendigo N/A
Melbourne 50.9
Year
2015
Course description
Use your interest in science to make a difference in society with this degree. You'll have the opportunity to combine your science major with a sub-major in a field such as business, communications or a language, preparing you to work in areas where science and society meet.

Different combinations of science and society are offered at three of our campuses. Combinations include psychology and community development (Albury-Wodonga), biotechnology/environmental analysis and sustainable development (Bendigo), and microbiology and languages (Melbourne).

Your first year begins with foundation studies in science and your non-science field. In second year you'll specialise in up to two science majors and complementary studies in a non-science field. Subjects include agricultural science, mathematics, environmental management, archaeology, biotechnology, psychology, accounting , marketing, information technology, ecology, chemistry and professional communication.

Alongside lectures and lab work in relevant science subjects, you'll go on excursions relating to botany, biology and zoology to places like the Otways, Mt Hotham and Wilson's Promontory. You'll also have access to the La Trobe Wildlife Sanctuary, which is made up of 30 hectares of bushland and is home to protected fauna, as well as have opportunities for paid work placements and international study.
Career opportunities
You'll graduate with the knowledge and skills to work in science, business, government and education. With your understanding of science and its social applications, this course is designed to prepare you for roles in environmental advocacy, working with corporations towards sustainable business practices, or helping disadvantaged communities to improve living standards.
Prerequisite
VCE Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL. Additional entry requirements are a study score of at least 20 in any Mathematics.
Year 12 and non-year 12 extra requirements
Applicants may wish to provide other documentation in support of their application. Non-Year 12 applicants must complete and submit a VTAC Personal Statement online for other information to be considered during the selection process e.g. details on work experience or reasons for applying. Applicants described in the Admissions Tests section must complete the STAT Multiple Choice.
Subject bonus
A study score of 25 in any Business, any Humanities, any Information Technology, Maths: Specialist Mathematics or any Science equals 4 aggregate points per study. A study score of 20 in any LOTE equals 4 aggregate points per study. Overall maximum of 12 points.
Additional information
Students who meet entrance requirements may proceed to the honours year, in which they have the opportunity to take specialised subjects at an advanced level.
How to apply
Apply now to start in 2015. Please note that you can only apply now if you've not already applied through VTAC for any course. You can also ask us a question, visit our FAQ page or chat online with one of our team (9.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday). Or call us on 1300 135 045.
See Student Handbook for more details
Science and SocietyMelbourne
Science and SocietyBendigo
Science and SocietyAlbury-Wodonga

Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Business

Duration :
4 years full-time, or part-time equivalent
Semester starts :
Semester 1 (March)
Campus/ATAR:
Bendigo n/a
Year
2015
Course description
Bring together your interests in science and business in this double degree at our Bendigo Campus. The combination of business subjects with science opens up your career opportunities, particularly in the field of management in the science sector. Along with standard business subjects on accounting, business practice, business law and economics, you'll follow your science interests through subjects including computer science, agriscience, chemistry and animal science. You'll develop your critical thinking and capacity for analysis, as well as concrete knowledge of your field of study, and gain greater understanding of how business and science interact.

Through your studies, you'll have access to our outstanding science research facilities like our Centre for AgriBioscience and the La Trobe Institute for Molecular Science. Our industry partners like Deloitte and PriceWaterhouse Coopers will also provide opportunities for you to speak with and learn from industry experts. The program structure requires the successful completion of sixteen business subjects and sixteen science subjects.
Career opportunities
With your combination of business skills, scientific grounding and a global perspective, you'll graduate with skills in-demand. Employment options include working in management or business analysis at a hospital, medical centre, pharmaceutical company or research facility. You could also work as an economic or marketing advisor to a medical body in the government or private sector.
Professional recognition
Graduates will gain accreditation of AIM (Australian Institute of Management).
Prerequisite
VCE English Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in English other than EAL. Additional entry requirements are a study score of at least 20 in any Mathematics.
Year 12 and non-year 12 extra requirements
Applicants may wish to provide other documentation in support of their application. Non-Year 12 applicants must complete and submit a VTAC Personal Statement online for other information to be considered during the selection process e.g. details on work experience or reasons for applying. Applicants described in the Admissions Tests section must complete the STAT Multiple Choice.
How to apply
Apply now to start in 2015. Please note that you can only apply now if you've not already applied through VTAC for any course. You can also ask us a question, visit our FAQ page or chat online with one of our team (9.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday). Or call us on 1300 135 045.
See Student Handbook for more details
Science/BusinessBendigo

Bachelor of Science Double Degree Program

Duration :
4.5 years full-time (4 years in accelerated program) or up to 9 years part-time
Semester starts :
Semester 1 (March)
Campus/ATAR:
Bendigo N/A
Melbourne 80.1
Year
2015
Course description
This course allows you to combine two three-year programs into a four-and-a-half year course, preparing you for a career as a scientist with knowledge in more than one field. You can also graduate in four years if you choose our accelerated pathway option.

Choose from specialisations including biomedical science, biotechnology and cell biology, computer science, information systems, psychological science, and wildlife conservation and biology. You'll be allocated an academic adviser to help you tailor this course to your interests.

Studying at La Trobe, you'll come into contact with researchers working in AgriBio, our Centre for Agribiosciences, and have access to the La Trobe Institute of Molecular Science (LIMS). AgriBio is a $288 million joint venture between La Trobe and the Department of Environment and Primary Industries that is pioneering national research projects in agricultural sciences. LIMS is equipped with 24 purpose-built labs, cell culture rooms, nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy and DNA sequencing facilities.

We keep class sizes small to ensure you have one-on-one guidance from teachers and lecturers. You'll also have the opportunity to do work placements between semesters to enhance your career prospects.
Career opportunities
This double degree prepares you to go on to research and postgraduate specialist courses.
Professional recognition
You can apply for accreditation with relevant professional science associations depending on your major and subject choices.
Prerequisite
Minimum ATAR of 80.00. VCE Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL; and a study score of at least 20 in any Mathematics.
Year 12 and non-year 12 extra requirements
Applicants may wish to provide other documentation in support of their application. Non-Year 12 applicants must complete and submit a VTAC Personal Statement online for other information to be considered during the selection process e.g. details on work experience or reasons for applying. Selection may also be based on GPA or STAT Multiple Choice.
Subject bonus
A study score of 25 in Maths: Specialist Mathematics or any Science equals 4 aggregate points per study. A study score of 20 in any LOTE equals 4 aggregate points per study. Overall maximum of 12 points.
Costs
Depending on the subjects chosen, extra costs can include a laboratory coat - about A$30 - and a dissecting kit - about A$40. Students can purchase these items from any supplier; they remain students' personal property.

Students usually also purchase their own copy of practical notes for subjects. These cost about A$15 per subject, and remain the personal property of students.
How to apply
Apply now to start in 2015. Please note that you can only apply now if you've not already applied through VTAC for any course. You can also ask us a question, visit our FAQ page or chat online with one of our team (9.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday). Or call us on 1300 135 045.
See Student Handbook for more details
Science (Double Degree) Melbourne
Science (Double Degree) Bendigo

Bachelor of Science/Master of Teaching (Secondary)

Duration :
4.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent.
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Campus/ATAR:
Melbourne n/a
Year
2015
Course description
Pass on your knowledge of science to secondary school students with our Bachelor of Science/Master of Teaching (Secondary). Our program will equip you to work in a range of educational environments, including schools, TAFE, governing bodies and community organisations. It's also the ideal stepping stone to science outside the classroom, with great options across all disciplines.

You'll study foundation science subjects and electives, and choose a specialisation from up to 12 areas. You'll have access to state-of-the-art facilities and work with experts like Dr David Hoxley, who is researching how to use diamonds as implantable biosensors for cancer patients. You'll also apply your knowledge with 60 days of professional placement in secondary schools. We provide close links between university and professional practice, so you'll be well supported as you gain teaching expertise.

Our science faculty has partners all over the world, so you have the opportunity to study overseas and learn about alternative scientific processes and practices. Our science students have studied at Telecom-Sud Paris in France, the University of Potsdam in Germany, and the National University of Singapore.
Career opportunities
When you graduate, you'll be eligible to register with the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT). This allows you to work in government, Catholic and independent schools around Victoria. You might even be able to work interstate and overseas.
Professional recognition

Year 12 and non-year 12 extra requirements
ATAR. As this is a new course no ATAR is available yet.
Additional information
You may be required to attend classes outside outside university semesters. You will also be required to obtain a current Working With Children Check.
How to apply
Apply now to start in 2015. Please note that you can only apply now if you've not already applied through VTAC for any course. You can also ask us a question, visit our FAQ page or chat online with one of our team (9.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday). Or call us on 1300 135 045.
See Student Handbook for more details
Science/Teaching (Secondary) Melbourne

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There is also a wide range of scholarships available for local students.

International students

2015

Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science (019481M)

Duration :
4 years
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
26 600
Campus
Melbourne
Year
2015
Course description
Arts and sciences studies are divided equally across this four-year double degree, giving you two distinct majors to combine in a way that reflects your interests and goals. Choose from arts subjects like anthropology, languages, archaeology, philosophy and photography and team them with environmental science, zoology, genetics, chemistry, physics or microbiology to create your study path.

Through your science subjects, you'll have access to purpose-built research laboratories and will work alongside some of Australia's leading researchers. Our arts subjects also offer a balance of theoretical knowledge and practical experience, giving you the skills you need to adapt to today's changing jobs landscape.

We offer programs to help you transition from high school to the demands of university, along with volunteer and work experience placements. You'll also have the option to study with one of our student exchange partners, gaining credit towards your degree while overseas.
English Language Requirements
IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 with no individual band score less than 6.0;

TOEFL Paper-based Test - a minimum overall score of 550 with a score of 5 or more in the Test of Written English;

TOEFL Internet-based Test - a minimum overall score of 60 with a minimum for SLR 18; W 22;

Satisfactory completion of the English for Further Studies Advanced Stage 5B (EFS5 UG minimum 60 per cent) which is available from La Trobe Melbourne; for more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.

La Trobe Melbourne Foundation Studies: 60 per cent final result in a course;

English as the language of instruction in tertiary studies may be accepted. Please note: English as the language of instruction in previous study will not be accepted as a basis of admission (English) for courses where the approved test score requirement is above an IELTS 6.5 with no band score lower than 6.0.

Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): a minimum score of 57 with no communicative skill score less than 50.

Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): a grade of B or higher.

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): a pass grade of C or higher;

or approved international equivalent.
Academic entry requirements
LTM Foundation Studies - 70
Aust. Yr 12 (ATAR) 2014 (indicative only) - 71.85
International Baccalaureate - 24
GCE A Levels - 7
HKDSE - 3 x Level 4
Sri Lankan A Levels - BBC
STPM - 8
MICSS (UEC) - 5.5
Canada Secondary School (or CPU) - 75
Norway Upper Secondary Certificate - 4
Sweden Slutbetyg - G/VG
All Indian Sen SC (Best 5 Subjects) - 75
Vietnam (Year 12) - 8
Indonesia (SMA) - 8
GAC Cert. IV - GPA 2.6
WASSCE - 5
Mayatom (Thailand) - 2.7
GAOKAO - see: the website

If you do not meet these entry requirements you might be interested in La Trobe's Foundation Studies and Diploma Programs, which provide an alternative pathway to La Trobe's undergraduate program. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.
Subject prerequisite
VCE Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in English other than EAL; and a study score of at least 20 in one of Mathematical Methods (CAS) or Specialist Mathematics.
Additional costs
Depending on the subjects chosen, extra costs can include a laboratory coat - about A$30 - and a dissecting kit - about A$40. Students can purchase these items from any supplier; they remain students' personal property.
Professional recognition
Membership of professional associations is available in line with chosen major studies. Please see individual course entries for more specific information.
Career opportunities
Graduates are likely to find work in areas such as science communication and editing, or policy and regulation, as well as a wide range of other career possibilities in line with chosen subjects/majors.
How to apply
Apply now or ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.

Please apply through VTAC if youre completing your VCE or International Baccalaureate (IB) in Victoria, or apply through UAC if youre completing your HSC or IB in New South Wales.
See Student Handbook for more details
Arts/ScienceMelbourne

Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Honours)/Bachelor of Science (078464A)

Duration :
5.5 years (or 5 years in an accelerated program)
Semester starts :
Semester 1 (March)
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
28 650
Campus
Bendigo
Year
2015
Course description
Develop your interest in building and construction and gain specialist knowledge in areas like biomedicine and biotechnology with this combined Honours degree.

You'll study sustainable infrastructure, civil construction, water resources, structural engineering and environmental engineering along with science subjects including biology, physics, chemistry and mathematics.

You'll also have the chance to complete up to one year of paid work experience under the supervision of experienced engineers, allowing you to put theory into practice and build industry contacts that can lead to employment straight after graduation. We also offer industry-supported scholarships to give you financial support while you study.
English Language Requirements
IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 with no individual band score less than 6.0;

TOEFL Paper-based Test - a minimum overall score of 550 with a score of 5 or more in the Test of Written English;

TOEFL Internet-based Test - a minimum overall score of 60 with a minimum for SLR 18; W 22;

Satisfactory completion of the English for Further Studies Advanced Stage 5B (EFS5 UG minimum 60 per cent) which is available from La Trobe Melbourne; for more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.

La Trobe Melbourne Foundation Studies: 60 per cent final result in a course;

English as the language of instruction in tertiary studies may be accepted. Please note: English as the language of instruction in previous study will not be accepted as a basis of admission (English) for courses where the approved test score requirement is above an IELTS 6.5 with no band score lower than 6.0.

Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): a minimum score of 57 with no communicative skill score less than 50.

Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): a grade of B or higher.

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): a pass grade of C or higher;

or approved international equivalent.
Academic entry requirements
LTM Foundation Studies - 80
Aust. Yr 12 (ATAR) 2014 (indicative only) - N/A
International Baccalaureate - 28
GCE A Levels - 9
HKDSE - 2 x Level 5
Sri Lankan A Levels - BBC
STPM - 9
MICSS (UEC) - 4
Canada Secondary School (or CPU) - 70
Norway Upper Secondary Certificate - 4
Sweden Slutbetyg - G/VG
All Indian Sen SC (Best 5 Subjects) - 70
Vietnam (Year 12) - 8.2
Indonesia (SMA) - 8.2
WASSCE - 4
Mayatom (Thailand) - 2.7
GAC Cert. IV - GPA 3
GAOKAO - see: the website

If you do not meet these entry requirements you might be interested in La Trobe's Foundation Studies and Diploma Programs, which provide an alternative pathway to La Trobe's undergraduate program. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.
Subject prerequisite
Satisfactory completion in two but no more than two of Maths: Specialist Mathematics and Physics equals 1.5 aggregate points per study. Overall maximum of 3 points.
Additional information
Students with Advanced Standing (credit) may commence in Semester 2 (July).
Professional recognition
The course is accredited by Engineers Australia, and graduates are eligible for membership. Graduates may also be eligible for membership of the relevant scientific professional association, depending on your choice of studies.
Career opportunities
Graduates with civil engineering and science studies (either biotechnology or chemistry majors) are well placed to work in the growing water and wastewater industries. See online individual course entries for further details.
How to apply
Apply now or ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.

Please apply through VTAC if youre completing your VCE or International Baccalaureate (IB) in Victoria, or apply through UAC if youre completing your HSC or IB in New South Wales.
See Student Handbook for more details
Civil Engineering/Science Bendigo

Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Science (085379F)

Duration :
4 years
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
24 200
Campus
Melbourne
Year
2015
Course description
Building skills in both science and commerce gives you a competitive edge in the workforce. This four-and-a-half year degree allows you to study commerce subjects along with any of our science subjects including botany, genetics, chemistry and agricultural science.

Your core commerce subjects will include professional accounting requirements such as cost accounting, tax and advanced financial accounting. At the end of your course, you'll be eligible for membership with CPA Australia and the Institute of Chartered Accountants.

Our industry links with global corporations such as Deloitte and PwC mean you'll gain insights from guest lecturers working in the industry including the Managing Partner of Ernst & Young, the Victorian Auditor-General and members of Deloitte Forensics. You may also have the opportunity to complete work placements at these organisations.

Through your science subjects, you'll have access to world-class researchers from our Centre for AgriBioscience along with teaching and research facilities like the La Trobe Institute for Molecular Science. These research hubs offer regular seminars on topics as diverse as climate change, cancer treatments and freshwater ecology, along with purpose-built labs and teaching spaces.
English Language Requirements
IELTS (Academic): minimum score of 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0.

TOEFL Paper-based Test: minimum score of 575 (minimum score of 5 in the Test of Written English).

TOEFL Internet-based Test: minimum score of 80 with minimum overall for SLR 18; W 22.

La Trobe Melbourne (ELICOS): completion of English for Further Studies Advanced Stage 5B Certificate at postgraduate (EFS5 (70 per cent) PG1) level. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.

English as the language of instruction in tertiary studies may be accepted.
Please note: English as the language of instruction in previous study will not be accepted as a basis of admission (English) for courses where the approved test score requirement is above an IELTS 6.5 with no band score lower than 6.0.

Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): minimum score of 64 with no communicative skill score less than 59.

Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): a grade of B or higher.

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): a grade of C or higher.

Or approved international equivalent.
Academic entry requirements
LTM Foundation Studies - 80
Aust. Yr 12 (ATAR) 2014 (indicative only) - Melbourne: 80
International Baccalaureate - 28
GCE A Levels - 8
HKDSE - 3 x Level 4
Sri Lankan A Levels - BCC
STPM - 9
MICSS (UEC) - not available
Canada Secondary School (or CPU) - not available
Norway Upper Secondary Certificate - 4
Sweden Slutbetyg - G/VG
All Indian Sen SC (Best 5 Subjects) - 70
Vietnam (Year 12) - 8.2
Indonesia (SMA) - 8.2
WASSCE - not available
Mayatom (Thailand) - not available
GAC Cert. IV - GPA 3
GAOKAO - see: the website

If you do not meet these entry requirements you might be interested in La Trobe's Foundation Studies and Diploma Programs, which provide an alternative pathway to La Trobe's undergraduate program. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.
Subject prerequisite
VCE Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in English other than EAL, and a study score of at least 20 in any Mathematics. Applicants with comparable qualifications will be considered.
Additional costs
Depending on the subjects chosen, extra costs can include a laboratory coat - about A$30 - and a dissecting kit - about A$40. Students can purchase these items from any supplier; they remain students' personal property. Additional costs for fieldtrips - food, travel and accommodation - may also be incurred.
Career opportunities
You'll graduate with a sought-after combination of skills. Your employment options could include working as a finance officer at a private hospital or pharmaceutical firm, a business analyst at a consulting firm, an economic adviser to the government or even as a marketing consultant in the medical field.
See Student Handbook for more details
Commerce/ScienceMelbourne
Commerce/ScienceBendigo

Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Science (075226F)

Duration :
5 years
Semester starts :
Semester 1 (March)
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
27 740
Campus
Melbourne
Year
2015
Course description
Gain expertise in two highly-respected areas of knowledge by combining science studies with an understanding of the law. This five-year double degree opens up a range of career opportunities across science and law, including stem cell research, genetics and climate change.

Our professionally accredited law degree has a strong focus on global and social justice. You'll study the essential legal areas like criminal law, constitutional law and legal ethics. You'll also cover science-related topics such as intellectual property and medicine and the law. Visiting lecturers from high profile law firms will help you develop an understanding of dispute resolution and recent legal developments.

You'll have the opportunity to participate in additional studies including Honours in Laws, subjects from our Global Business Law program at the Master's level, and clinical practice in a law firm.

The science component of this degree can be tailored to your interests. Choose from a range of specialisations including botany, computer science, psychology, chemistry and physics, and get hands-on experience through lab studies and field trips.
English Language Requirements
IELTS (Academic): minimum score of 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0.

TOEFL Paper-based Test: minimum score of 575 (minimum score of 5 in the Test of Written English).

TOEFL Internet-based Test: minimum score of 80 with minimum overall for SLR 18; W 22.

La Trobe Melbourne (ELICOS): completion of English for Further Studies Advanced Stage 5B Certificate at postgraduate (EFS5 (70 per cent) PG1) level. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.

La Trobe Melbourne Foundation Studies: 70 per cent final result in a course.

English as the language of instruction in tertiary studies may be accepted.
Please note: English as the language of instruction in previous study will not be accepted as a basis of admission (English)
for courses where the approved test score requirement is above an IELTS 6.5 with no band score lower than 6.0.

Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): minimum score of 64 with no communicative skill score less than 59.

Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): a grade of B or higher.

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): a grade of C or higher.

or approved international equivalent.

Academic entry requirements
LTM Foundation Studies - 92
Aust. Yr 12 (ATAR) 2014 (indicative only) - N/A
International Baccalaureate - 33
GCE A Levels - 12
HKDSE - 2 x Level 5
Sri Lankan A Levels - AAB
STPM - 10
MICSS (UEC) - not eligible
Canada Secondary School (or CPU) - 85
Norway Upper Secondary Certificate - 5
Sweden Slutbetyg - VG
All Indian Sen SC (Best 5 Subjects) - 85
Vietnam (Year 12) - not eligible
Indonesia (SMA) - not eligible
WASSCE - 2
Mayatom (Thailand) - 3.4
GAC Cert. IV - GPA 3.3
GAOKAO - see: the website

If you do not meet these entry requirements you might be interested in La Trobe's Foundation Studies and Diploma Programs, which provide an alternative pathway to La Trobe's undergraduate program. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.
Subject prerequisite
VCE Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 35 in English (EAL) or 30 in any other English and a study score of at least 20 in Mathematical Methods (either) or Specialist Mathematics.
Additional costs
Depending on subjects, approximate costs include: laboratory coat - A$30, dissecting kit - A$40. Students can purchase these items from any supplier; they remain students' personal property.
Professional recognition
All La Trobe University Law courses include the subjects required by the Victorian Council of Legal Education to qualify for admission to legal practice. Admission to practice as a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria usually requires the completion of a traineeship (formerly referred to as articles of clerkship) or an approved practical legal training course (for example, the Leo Cussen Institute or the College of Law Victoria). International graduates would need the relevant visa to complete a supervised workplace traineeship in Australia.
You're advised to obtain assurance of recognition of the course by relevant professional bodies in your preferred country of practice.
Science graduates can apply for membership of professional associations as determined by their major studies.
Career opportunities
Once you graduate, you could find work in areas like scientific and industrial ethics, regulatory affairs, environmental protection and policy development.
How to apply
Apply now or ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.

Please apply through VTAC if youre completing your VCE or International Baccalaureate (IB) in Victoria, or apply through UAC if youre completing your HSC or IB in New South Wales.
See Student Handbook for more details
Laws/ScienceMelbourne
Laws/ScienceBendigo

Bachelor of Nanotechnology/Bachelor of Science (077464J)

Duration :
4.5 years
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
28 850
Campus
Melbourne
Year
2015
Course description
This degree combines specialist studies in nanotechnology with a degree in science majoring in chemistry or biochemistry, and physics. By covering core science disciplines alongside nanotechnology you'll be prepared for a wider range of career options.

Choose one of three streams - nanostructured materials, bionanotechnology or physics at the nanoscale - and take on a variety of subjects like nanochemistry, scanning probe microscopies, synchrotron science, and nanomaterials and fabrication.

This course provides you with a comprehensive learning experience, combining lab work, practical placements and study tours. In third year, you'll undertake a major research project in collaboration with researchers from within the university or overseas. You'll have access to the $100 million La Trobe Institute of Molecular Science and may work with our industry partners such as CSIRO, Australian Synchrotron and miniFAB.

As part of your course, you'll undertake a study tour to Japan where you'll visit research labs in Tokyo as well as attend the Nano Tech Exhibition and Conference - the world's largest nanotech trade exhibition. To keep you up to date with other industry developments, we organise the 'Issues in Nanotech' seminar series. Topics include nanotechnology in cancer research, nano-sunscreen technology and creating automotive semiconductor products.

The course structure lets you complete the required subjects for this 4.5 year degree in only four years.
English Language Requirements
IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 with no individual band score less than 6.0;

TOEFL Paper-based Test - a minimum overall score of 550 with a score of 5 or more in the Test of Written English;

TOEFL Internet-based Test - a minimum overall score of 60 with a minimum for SLR 18; W 22;

Satisfactory completion of the English for Further Studies Advanced Stage 5B (EFS5 UG minimum 60 per cent) which is available from La Trobe Melbourne; for more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.

La Trobe Melbourne Foundation Studies: 60 per cent final result in a course;

English as the language of instruction in tertiary studies may be accepted. Please note: English as the language of instruction in previous study will not be accepted as a basis of admission (English) for courses where the approved test score requirement is above an IELTS 6.5 with no band score lower than 6.0.

Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): a minimum score of 57 with no communicative skill score less than 50.

Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): a grade of B or higher.

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): a pass grade of C or higher;

or approved international equivalent.
Academic entry requirements
LTM Foundation Studies - 80
Aust. Yr 12 (ATAR) 2014 (indicative only) - N/A
International Baccalaureate - 27
GCE A Levels - 8.5
HKDSE - 2 x Level 5
Sri Lankan A Levels - BBB
STPM - 8.67
MICSS (UEC) - 5
Canada Secondary School (or CPU) - 80
Norway Upper Secondary Certificate - 5
Sweden Slutbetyg - VG
All Indian Sen SC (Best 5 Subjects) - 80
Vietnam (Year 12) - 8
Indonesia (SMA) - 8
WASSCE - 4
Mayatom (Thailand) - 2.7
GAC Cert. IV - GPA 2.6
GAOKAO - see: the website

If you do not meet these entry requirements you might be interested in La Trobe's Foundation Studies and Diploma Programs, which provide an alternative pathway to La Trobe's undergraduate program. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.
Subject prerequisite
VCE Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or 25 in English other than EAL; and a study score of at least 25 in Chemistry; and a study score of at least 25 in Mathematical Methods (CAS); and a study score of at least 20 in one of Specialist Mathematics or Physics.
Additional costs
Depending on the subjects chosen, extra costs can include a laboratory coat - about A$30 - and a dissecting kit - about A$40. Students can purchase these items from any supplier; they remain students' personal property.
Professional recognition
Depending on your electives, you may be eligible for accreditation with the Australian Institute of Physics and the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI).
Career opportunities
There are extensive career opportunities in emerging nanotechnology industries throughout the world. You may also find roles in many other fields, including advanced materials, semiconductor and microelectronic technologies, advanced medical diagnostics, mineral processing, aerospace and defence industries, chemicals and polymer manufacture, surface coating technologies, and government and private sector research laboratories.
How to apply
Apply now or ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.

Please apply through VTAC if youre completing your VCE or International Baccalaureate (IB) in Victoria, or apply through UAC if youre completing your HSC or IB in New South Wales.
See Student Handbook for more details
Nanotechnology/Science Melbourne

Bachelor of Science (022039C)

Duration :
3 years
Semester starts :
Semester 1 (March)
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
27 350
Campus
Albury-Wodonga, Bendigo, Melbourne
Year
2015
Course description
A La Trobe Bachelor of Science degree gives you the skills and knowledge to contribute to some of today's biggest challenges, like protecting endangered animals or developing new ways to treat disease.

This is one of our most flexible degrees with up to 14 specialist areas to choose from including agricultural science, biochemistry, biomedical science, botany, chemistry, computer science, electronics, environmental geoscience, genetics, information technology, mathematics, statistics, microbiology, physics, psychology, statistics and zoology.

During your first two years, you'll study a range of introductory subjects to give you a solid foundation in science and related disciplines. Students enrolled at our Albury-Wodonga Campus will transfer to Melbourne or Bendigo after completing first year.

In third year, you'll either select two science specialties or combine your science major with studies from another discipline, like business or engineering.

Throughout your course, you'll have access to purpose-built facilities including the La Trobe Institute for Molecular Science, which provides opportunities for work placements with organisations like the Department of Environment and Primary Industries and other businesses conducting research in biochemistry, chemistry and genetics.

Through our partnerships with education providers all over the world, you'll also have the opportunity to study abroad and gain knowledge of alternative scientific processes and practices.
English Language Requirements
IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 with no individual band score less than 6.0;

TOEFL Paper-based Test - a minimum overall score of 550 with a score of 5 or more in the Test of Written English;

TOEFL Internet-based Test - a minimum overall score of 60 with a minimum for SLR 18; W 22;

Satisfactory completion of the English for Further Studies Advanced Stage 5B (EFS5 UG minimum 60 per cent) which is available from La Trobe Melbourne; for more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.

La Trobe Melbourne Foundation Studies: 60 per cent final result in a course;

English as the language of instruction in tertiary studies may be accepted. Please note: English as the language of instruction in previous study will not be accepted as a basis of admission (English) for courses where the approved test score requirement is above an IELTS 6.5 with no band score lower than 6.0.

Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): a minimum score of 57 with no communicative skill score less than 50.

Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): a grade of B or higher.

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): a pass grade of C or higher;

or approved international equivalent.
Academic entry requirements
LTM Foundation Studies - 65
Aust. Yr 12 (ATAR) 2014 (indicative only) - Melbourne: 70, Bendigo: 60.55, Albury-Wodonga: 62.
International Baccalaureate - 24
GCE A Levels - 7
HKDSE - 2 x Level 4
Sri Lankan A Levels - BCC
STPM - 8
MICSS (UEC) - 5.5
Canada Secondary School (or CPU) - 70
Norway Upper Secondary Certificate - 4
Sweden Slutbetyg - G/VG
All Indian Sen SC (Best 5 Subjects) - 65
Vietnam (Year 12) - 8
Indonesia (SMA) - 8
WASSCE - 5
Mayatom (Thailand) - 2.7
GAC Cert. IV - GPA 2.6
GAOKAO - see: the website

If you do not meet these entry requirements you might be interested in La Trobe's Foundation Studies and Diploma Programs, which provide an alternative pathway to La Trobe's undergraduate program. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.
Subject prerequisite
VCE Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in English other than EAL; a study score of at least 20 in one of Further Mathematics or Mathematical Methods (CAS); and a study score of at least 20 in one of Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Specialist Mathematics, Physics or Psychology.
Additional costs
Depending on the subjects chosen, extra costs can include a laboratory coat - about A$30 - and a dissecting kit - about A$40. Students can purchase these items from any supplier; they remain students' personal property. Additional costs for fieldtrips - food, accommodation and travel - may also apply.
Additional information
Students enrolled at the Albury-Wodonga Campus must transfer to the Melbourne Campus after successfully completing their first year.
Please note academic records and testamurs of students who complete specialisations in environmental science, space science, or statistics are annotated accordingly (e.g. Bachelor of Science (Statistics).
Professional recognition
Depending on your major studies, you may be eligible for membership of relevant professional associations.
Career opportunities
The extent of climate change, the best medicines to treat cancer, the most effective ways to protect endangered animals and many other challenges all require answers from science. The Bachelor of Science gives you a broad, internationally recognised grounding to take up roles in government, defence, research, astronomy, meteorology, business, journalism, health care, teaching or management.

Those with strong skills in mathematics, statistics, quantitative analysis and problem-solving are highly sought after in various areas, including banking, engineering, financial administration, insurance, and research and development. There is also a current shortage of qualified chemists and of science teachers, particularly in physical and mathematical sciences.
How to apply
Apply now or ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.

Please apply through VTAC if youre completing your VCE or International Baccalaureate (IB) in Victoria, or apply through UAC if youre completing your HSC or IB in New South Wales.
See Student Handbook for more details
Science Melbourne
Science Bendigo
Science Albury-Wodonga

Bachelor of Science/Master of Teaching (Secondary) (null)

Duration :
null
Semester starts :
null
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
null
Campus
Year
2015
Course description
Pass on your knowledge of science to secondary school students with our Bachelor of Science/Master of Teaching (Secondary). Our program will equip you to work in a range of educational environments, including schools, TAFE, governing bodies and community organisations. It's also the ideal stepping stone to science outside the classroom, with great options across all disciplines.

You'll study foundation science subjects and electives, and choose a specialisation from up to 12 areas. You'll have access to state-of-the-art facilities and work with experts like Dr David Hoxley, who is researching how to use diamonds as implantable biosensors for cancer patients. You'll also apply your knowledge with 60 days of professional placement in secondary schools. We provide close links between university and professional practice, so you'll be well supported as you gain teaching expertise.

Our science faculty has partners all over the world, so you have the opportunity to study overseas and learn about alternative scientific processes and practices. Our science students have studied at Telecom-Sud Paris in France, the University of Potsdam in Germany, and the National University of Singapore.
See Student Handbook for more details
Science/Teaching (Secondary) Melbourne

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Fees and scholarships

Estimated fees for international students are indicated for each course above. Fees are indicative only and set at 120 credit points per course, unless otherwise stated, and may vary depending on the number of credit points in which students enrol. Some courses may vary in credit point load and fees will be adjusted accordingly.

There is also a range of scholarships available for international students to assist students.

Bachelor of Science - Dr Fiona Bird

Student and graduate profiles

Students from our Faculty talk about their experience at La Trobe.

Science placements

The industry cadetship program allows you to gain paid workplace experience between semesters, giving you the chance to build on your skills and build your career. See cadetship program.

Overseas study opportunities

As a La Trobe student, you can broaden your horizons by studying overseas with one of our global exchange partners. We have partnerships with more than 100 universities in over 30 countries throughout Asia, Europe and North and South America.

About the academic staff

You'll get to meet a large number of academic staff during your studies, from tutors through to lecturers and supervisors. You can view staff in Science or search all staff in the Faculty of Science, Technology and Engineering.