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.

Bachelor of Science - Dr Fiona Bird

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

2014 - mid-year entry

Bachelor of Bioscience

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
2014
Course description
This flexible course is designed to allow you to specialise in two areas of biology, or combine your biology subjects with other science or non-science subjects. It prepares you to address big issues such as protecting native forests and grasslands, discovering new medicinal cures or sustainable agricultural practices, and mapping the genome of endangered species.
Prerequisite
VCE Units 1 and 2: two units (any combination) from science (any), mathematics (any), geography, health & human development, information technology or physical education or VCE Units 3 and 4: science (any), mathematics (any), geography, health & human development, information technology or physical education. Units 3 and 4: English (any)
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 History 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.
Middle band
Completing any biology, chemistry, mathematics (any) or physics gives you an additional 1.5 aggregate points per study, for a maximum of 3 points. Performance in prerequisite studies will be considered. Re-ranking is also based on criteria associated with the La Trobe University Rural and Regional Student Access Scheme (RRSAS).
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 freshwater ecology 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 online or through VTAC to start this course in July. Please
apply through UACif youre applying to study at our Albury-Wodonga Campus.

You can also ask us a question, visit our FAQ page, chat online with one of our team (9.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday) or call us on 1300 135 045.

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BioscienceMelbourne
BioscienceAlbury-Wodonga

Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Science

Duration :
5 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (February and July)
Campus/ATAR:
Bendigo N/A
Melbourne N/A
Year
2014
Course description
Combined expertise in law and a specific science discipline is likely to give you outstanding career options across many fields, including policy development, regulatory affairs, environmentalprotection, patents, and the expanding field of scientific/industrial ethics. This double degree offers an accredited law qualification (see the Bachelor of Laws for details) that includes science-related electives like Intellectual Property Law and Law and Medicine. You can also choose from specialisations in chemistry, computer science, electronics, genetics, psychology, and mathematics. See individual course entries for more details.

Please note: if you commence your studies at Bendigo, you'll normally transfer to Melbourne after two years of full-time study, where you'll complete the remainder of your course. However, if you wish to remain in Bendigo you'll be able to complete your later year core law subjects and a limited number of law electives through blended learning/video conferencing.
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 practise 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
VCE Units 3 and 4: study scores of at least 35 in English (ESL) or 30 in English (any other) and at least 30 in either Mathematical Methods or 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.
Middle band
Consideration is given to study scores in prerequisite studies, Chemistry, Physics, and Humanities (any). Consideration is also given to Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS) criteria. A regional bonus may apply.
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.
How to apply
Apply online to start this course in July. You can also ask us a question, visit our FAQ page, chat online with one of our team (9.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday) or call us on 1300 135 045.
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Laws/ScienceMelbourne
Laws/ScienceBendigo

Bachelor of Science

Duration :
3 years full-time, or up to 6 years part-time
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Campus/ATAR:
Albury-Wodonga 61.55
Bendigo 60.55
Melbourne 70
Year
2014
Course description
Science seeks answers to some of the most significant questions facing humankind. 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.

Our Bachelor of Science is a highly flexible course, allowing you to create a program to suit your preferences with 14 subject areas to choose from. You'll also have the opportunity to include subjects from other faculties. You'll start with a broad range of subjects in first year and gradually specialise in two major areas by third year or combine a science major with a sequence of study from another discipline.

You'll have access to feature lecture and work placement opportunities with leading government and research organisations, plus volunteering opportunities.

You'll also have access to some of the best teaching and research facilities in the world: the new AgriBio, the Centre for AgriBioscience, and the La Trobe Institute for Molecular Science. Our Honours and research students have the opportunity to work alongside scientists who are world leaders in their fields.

Please note: students who enrol in the first year of the Bachelor of Science at the Albury-Wodonga Campus must transfer to the Melbourne Campus to complete the degree.
Professional recognition
Depending on your major studies, you may be eligible for membership of relevant professional associations.
Prerequisite
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 Maths: Further Mathematics or Maths: Mathematical Methods (CAS); and a study score of at least 20 in one of Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Maths: Specialist Mathematics, Physics or Psychology.
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 History 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 a maths test.

Selection may also be based on GPA or STAT Multiple Choice.
Middle band
Successful completion of Chemistry, Physics, or Specialist Mathematics gives you an additional 1.5 aggregate points per study to a maximum of 3 points. Consideration is also given to Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS) criteria. A regional bonus may apply.
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 either the Melbourne or Bendigo campus after successfully completing first year.
How to apply
Apply online or through VTAC to start this course in July. Please
apply through UACif you're applying to study at our Albury-Wodonga Campus.


You can also ask us a question, visit our FAQ page, chat online with one of our team (9.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday) or call us on 1300 135 045.

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Science Melbourne
Science Bendigo
Science Albury-Wodonga

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
This course allows you to pursue interests in both science and arts disciplines, with a wide range of study options. Studies are divided equally between the two disciplines, allowing you to follow two distinct areas. There are extensive potential study combinations. You can discuss your options with University staff.

Visit the Faculty's website for information on industry experience and student support programs.
Professional recognition
Membership of professional associations is available in line with graduates' major studies.
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 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.
Middle band
Satisfactory completion in Chemistry, Maths: Specialist Mathematics or Physics equals 1.5 aggregate points per study. Overall maximum of 3 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 through VTAC from August 2014 to start this course in 2015. Some of our 2015 courses are being reviewed and may change so please check these pages regularly for up-to-date information or register for updates. You can also ask us a question, visit our FAQ page, chat online with one of our team (9.30am to 4.30 pm, Monday to Friday) or call us on 1300 135 045.
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Arts/ScienceMelbourne

Bachelor of Bioscience

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
Enjoy the flexibility to specialise in two areas of biology or combine your biology subjects with other science or non-science subjects. We prepare you to address big issues such as protecting native forests and grasslands, discovering new medicinal cures or sustainable agricultural practices and mapping the genome of endangered species.

The environmental management major is offered exclusively at the Albury-Wodonga Campus, home of the Murray-Darling Freshwater Research Centre. The centre is a collaboration between the University and the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO).

Melbourne students can transfer to Albury-Wodonga to major in environmental management for their second and third years. Alternatively, Albury-Wodonga students can transfer to the Melbourne Campus for their second and third years for a different major.
Career opportunities
Graduates may find work in scientific business management, government services and science communications and a wide range of biological disciplines such as electron microscopy, medical science and plant biotechnology. This course is also a pathway into many La Trobe postgraduate programs and other professional courses, such as medicine and 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, Physical Education or any Science or Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 20 in one of Geography, Health and Human Development, any Information Technology, any Mathematics, Physical Education or any Science; and a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 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.
Middle band
Satisfactory completion in Maths: Mathematical Methods (CAS), Maths: Specialist Mathematics or Physics equals 1.5 aggregate points per study. Overall maximum of 3 points.
Fee amount
TBC
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 through VTAC from August 2014 to start this course in 2015. Or, apply through UAC if youre applying to study at our Albury-Wodonga Campus. You can also ask us a question, visit our FAQ page, chat online with one of our team (9.30am to 4.30 pm, Monday to Friday) or call us on 1300 135 045.
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0Melbourne
0Albury-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
Gain multiple skills and extensive knowledge that can be applied to a wide range of civil engineering projects. Combining theory with on-the-job training, you'll be prepared to work on the design, construction and maintenance of bridges, multi-storey buildings, railways, tunnels, water supplies and much more.

You'll learn how to plan and manage large-scale projects, understand the principles of sustainability, test your own construction ideas and work creatively and analytically to solve engineering challenges.

Complement your civil engineering studies with subjects from the following science disciplines: biochemistry, biomedical sciences, biotechnology, chemistry, information technology (IT), mathematics and statistics, and psychology.

We offer industry-supported scholarships to give you financial support while you study. You can also undertake paid work experience under the supervision of experienced engineers, allowing you to put theory into practice and build industry contacts that generally lead to employment straight after graduation.
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.
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 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.
Middle band
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.
How to apply
Apply through VTAC from August 2014 to start this course in 2015. Some of our 2015 courses are being reviewed and may change so please check these pages regularly for up-to-date information or register for updates. You can also ask us a question, visit our FAQ page, chat online with one of our team (9.30am to 4.30 pm, Monday to Friday) or call us on 1300 135 045.
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Civil Engineering/Science Bendigo

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
Scientific and legal understanding is highly valued by employers. We offer science subjects from a wide range of disciplines including agricultural science, biochemistry, computer science, electronics, genetics, psychology and mathematics (depending upon your campus of study). Law electives are available in intensive delivery mode at the Melbourne Campus in Summer and Winter School.

For more information on both degrees, visit the Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Science course sites.

Career opportunities include positions in the legal profession, research and policy development. Your scientific knowledge can be used in areas of law such as environmental and planning law, intellectual property, medical negligence and health law. Science graduates can apply for membership to professional associations as determined by their major studies.
Career opportunities
Graduate opportunities include positions in the legal profession, research and policy development, business and commerce, government service, law reform, politics, public administration, education, community legal services and public interest advocacy groups. Your specific scientific knowledge can be used in areas of law such as environmental and planning law, intellectual property, medical negligence and health law. The course may also lead to a career in forensic science.
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
VCE Units 3 and 4: study scores of at least 35 in English (EAL) or 30 in English (any other) and at least 20 in either Mathematical Methods (CAS) or 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.

Middle band
Consideration is given to study scores in prerequisite studies, Chemistry, Physics, and any Humanities. Consideration is given to Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS) criteria. In addition, a regional bonus may apply.
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 through VTAC from August 2014 to start this course in 2015. Some of our 2015 courses are being reviewed and may change so please check these pages regularly for up-to-date information or register for updates. You can also ask us a question, visit our FAQ page, chat online with one of our team (9.30am to 4.30 pm, Monday to Friday) or call us on 1300 135 045.
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1Melbourne
1Bendigo

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
Nanotechnology is the science of matter on the tiniest scale: nanometres, or billionths of a metre. It contributes to improvements in health, computer speeds, environmental management, cleaner and greener production processes, and energy use. Nanotechnology also helps biologists sense and manipulate biological processes within cells.

We've chosen a double-degree structure to help you develop extremely strong scientific knowledge across your studies. This course allows you to combine a specialisation in nanotechnology with comprehensive studies of the core science disciplines of biochemistry, chemistry, mathematics and physics.

The curriculum focuses on practical skills and experience, and includes a nanotechnology project in your final year.
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).
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 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
Non-Year 12 applicants must complete and submit a VTAC Personal History online if they wish other information to be considered during the selection process. This may include information such as work experience or reasons for applying. Applicants may wish to provide other documentation in support of their application.

Selection may also be based on ATAR, GPA or STAT Multiple Choice.
Middle band
Satisfactory completion in two but no more than two of Maths: Mathematical Methods (CAS) and Physics equals 1.5 aggregate points per study. Overall maximum of 3 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 through VTAC from August 2014 to start this course in 2015. Some of our 2015 courses are being reviewed and may change so please check these pages regularly for up-to-date information or register for updates.

You can also ask us a question, visit our FAQ page, chat online with one of our team (9.30am to 4.30 pm, Monday to Friday) or call us on 1300 135 045.
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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
Enjoy the flexibility to explore a range of science subjects before choosing an area to specialise in. You can create your own study program from up to 14 subject areas, and take complementary subjects from other disciplines like humanities, business or law.

Throughout your course youll have access to state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities: AgriBio, the Centre for AgriBioscience, and the La Trobe Institute for Molecular Science as well as volunteer and paid work placement opportunities with leading government and research organisations.
In your third year you'll specialise in two major areas, or combine your science major with a sequence of study from another discipline.

As a Bendigo or Albury-Wodonga student, you can take advantage of small class sizes and close contact with your lecturers. You can also choose to transfer to our Melbourne Campus after your first year to study a wider range of specialisations.

Our Honours and research students have the opportunity to work alongside scientists who are world leaders in their fields.

Please note: students who enrol in the first year of the Bachelor of Science at the Albury-Wodonga Campus must transfer to the Melbourne Campus to complete the degree.
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.
Professional recognition
Depending on your major studies, you may be eligible for membership of relevant professional associations.
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 Maths: Further Mathematics or Maths: Mathematical Methods (CAS); and a study score of at least 20 in one of Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Maths: Specialist Mathematics, Physics or Psychology.
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.
Middle band
Satisfactory completion in Chemistry, Maths: Specialist Mathematics or Physics equals 1.5 aggregate points per study. Overall maximum of 3 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
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 through VTAC from August 2014 to start this course in 2015. Or, apply through UAC if youre applying to study at our Albury-Wodonga Campus. You can also ask us a question, visit our FAQ page, chat online with one of our team (9.30am to 4.30 pm, Monday to Friday) or call us on 1300 135 045.
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2Melbourne
2Bendigo
2Albury-Wodonga

Bachelor of Science (Applications in Society)

Duration :
3 years
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
If you're curious about science and how it applies to the world around you, we give you the flexibility to combine your passion for humanities, social sciences or business with your interest in science.

We offer up to two science majors of your choice, plus the opportunity to take a sub-major in another field (such as accounting, sustainable development or marketing). You'll be able to create a tailored program to suit your interests, so you'll gain a solid scientific background coupled with broader skills from another discipline.

Foundation studies in first year familiarise you with several science disciplines before you select your major/s. For example, first-year mathematics prepares you to study in quantitative areas such as science, finance and business. You'll also study the practice of science and learn how scientific investigation works. From second year, you specialise in your specific areas of interest.

The course also includes the optional
Prerequisite
VCE Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in English other than EAL.
HSC (NSW): English Band 2 or equivalent.
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.
Middle band
Completing mathematics (any) = 1.5 aggregate points per study. Maximum of 1.5 aggregate 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 through VTAC from August 2014 to start this course in 2015. Or, apply through UAC if youre applying to study at our Albury-Wodonga Campus.You can also ask us a question, visit our FAQ page, chat online with one of our team (9.30am to 4.30 pm, Monday to Friday) or call us on 1300 135 045.
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Science (Applications in Society)Melbourne
Science (Applications in Society)Bendigo
Science (Applications in Society)Albury-Wodonga

Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Accounting

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 N/A
Year
2015
Course description
Combining science studies with a Bachelor of Accounting can expand your career options, particularly in the management sector of scientific enterprise. For details on general aims and content of these two courses, see the Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Accounting course pages.

You'll have access to some of the best teaching and research facilities in the world: AgriBio, the Centre for AgriBioscience, and the La Trobe Institute for Molecular Science.

You will also have access to our industry experience and student support programs.
Professional recognition
The Bachelor of Accounting is accredited by CPA Australia and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA).

Graduates are eligible for membership of either body, and other professional groups such as National Institute of Accountants (NIA) and Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).
Depending on their individual subjects, graduates may also be eligible for accreditation with a relevant professional science association.
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 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.
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.
Middle band
Satisfactory completion in Chemistry, Maths: Specialist Mathematics or Physics equals 1.5 aggregate points per study. Overall maximum of 3 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, travel and accommodation - may also be incurred.
How to apply
Apply through VTAC from August 2014 to start this course in 2015. Some of our 2015 courses are being reviewed and may change so please check these pages regularly for up-to-date information or register for updates. You can also ask us a question, visit our FAQ page, chat online with one of our team (9.30am to 4.30 pm, Monday to Friday) or call us on 1300 135 045.
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Science/AccountingMelbourne
Science/AccountingBendigo

Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Science Education

Duration :
4.5 years full-time (4 years in an accelerated program), or part-time equivalent
Semester starts :
Semester 1 (March)
Campus/ATAR:
Melbourne N/A
Year
2015
Course description
To be a truly effective maths and/or science teacher, you need strong foundations in science and education studies. This innovative double degree was developed in response to the Federal Government's Innovation Statement and is designed to give you extensive skills and knowledge in both disciplines.

It features core science studies in first year, combined education and science studies in second and third year and education studies (including two teaching methods) in fourth year. It also includes school-based activities across three years, beginning with a mentoring program in second year. Compulsory studies include two high-demand disciplines. You choose from physics, chemistry, information technology and mathematics (which may include statistics).

You'll have access to some of the best teaching and research facilities in the world: the new AgriBio, the Centre for AgriBioscience, and the La Trobe Institute for Molecular Science.

Access the Faculty's industry experience and student support programs.

Professional recognition
Graduates are eligible for teacher registration in Victoria, and recognised under Commonwealth Mutual Recognition legislation for registration in other jurisdictions in Australia and New Zealand. Depending on your chosen majors, you may also be eligible for accreditation with relevant scientific professional associations.
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 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 ATAR, GPA or STAT Multiple Choice.
Middle band
Satisfactory completion in Chemistry, Maths: Specialist Mathematics or Physics equals 1.5 aggregate points per study. Overall maximum of 3 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 field trips may also be incurred, such as food, travel and accommodation.
Additional information
Students must provide a certified copy of a valid Working with Children card prior to undertaking teaching placements in schools.
How to apply
Apply through VTAC from August 2014 to start this course in 2015. Some of our 2015 courses are being reviewed and may change so please check these pages regularly for up-to-date information or register for updates. You can also ask us a question, visit our FAQ page, chat online with one of our team (9.30am to 4.30 pm, Monday to Friday) or call us on 1300 135 045.
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Science/Science Education Melbourne

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
If you're a passionate future scientist with multiple interests, this course allows you to combine any two eligible three-year programs. You can choose from the following disciplines, but please note availability varies according to campus: animal and veterinary biosciences, biological science, biotechnology and cell biology, computer science, computer science in games technology, information systems, information technology, biomedical science, medicinal chemistry, psychological science, wildlife and conservation biology.

You'll have access to some of the best teaching and research facilities in the world: AgriBio, the Centre for AgriBioscience, and the La Trobe Institute for Molecular Science.
Professional recognition
Depending on your program and major choices, you may be eligible for accreditation with relevant science professional associations.
Prerequisite
Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 20 in any English; 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.
Middle band
Satisfactory completion in Chemistry, Maths: Specialist Mathematics or Physics equals 1.5 aggregate points per study. Overall maximum of 3 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 through VTAC from August 2014 to start this course in 2015. Some of our 2015 courses are being reviewed and may change so please check these pages regularly for up-to-date information or register for updates. You can also ask us a question, visit our FAQ page, chat online with one of our team (9.30am to 4.30 pm, Monday to Friday) or call us on 1300 135 045.
Full course details
Science (Double Degree) Melbourne
Science (Double Degree) Bendigo

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International students

2014

Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science (019481M)

Duration :
4 years
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
25 100
Campus
Melbourne
Year
2014
Course description
This course allows you to pursue interests in both science and arts disciplines, with a wide range of study options. Studies are divided equally between the two disciplines, allowing you to follow two distinct areas.There are extensive potential study combinations. You can discuss your options with University staff.

Visit the Faculty's website for information on industry experience and student support programs.
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) 2013 (indicative only) - 75.35
International Baccalaureate - 26
GCE A Levels - 9
HKDSE - 3 x Level 4
Sri Lankan A Levels - BBC
STPM - 8.67
MICSS (UEC) - 4
Canada Secondary School (or CPU) - 75
Norway Upper Secondary Certificate - 3.8
Sweden Slutbetyg - G/VG
All Indian Sen SC (Best 5 Subjects) - 75
Vietnam (Year 12) - 8
Indonesia (SMA) - 8.5
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
Mathematics determined to be equivalent to the Australian VCE Units 3 & 4 Mathematical Methods (CAS) or Specialist Mathematics and a study score of 25 in English (ESL) or 20 in English (any).
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.
Full course details
Arts/ScienceMelbourne

Bachelor of Bioscience (077314A)

Duration :
3 years
Semester starts :
Semester 1 (March)
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
25 810
Campus
Melbourne, Albury-Wodonga
Year
2014
Course description
This flexible course is designed to allow you to specialise in two areas of biology, or combine your biology subjects with other science or non-science subjects. It prepares you to address big issues such as protecting native forests and grasslands, discovering new medicinal cures or sustainable agricultural practices, and mapping the genome of endangered species.
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 - 50
Aust. Yr 12 (ATAR) 2013 (indicative only) - 75.90
International Baccalaureate - 26
GCE A Levels - 7
HKDSE - 1 x Level 4
Sri Lankan A Levels - CCD
STPM - 8
MICSS (UEC) - 2A 4B
Canada Secondary School (or CPU) - 65
Norway Upper Secondary Certificate - 3.3
Sweden Slutbetyg - G
All Indian Sen SC (Best 5 Subjects) - 60
Vietnam (Year 12) - 8
GAC Cert. IV - GPA 2
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 programs. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.

Subject prerequisite
Equivalent to Australian VCE Units 1 and 2: two units (any combination) from science (any), mathematics (any), geography, health and human development, information technology or physical education or VCE Units 3 and 4: science (any), mathematics (any), geography, health and human development, information technology or physical education. Units 3 and 4: English (any)
Additional 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.
Full course details
BioscienceMelbourne
BioscienceAlbury-Wodonga

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$) :
27 030
Campus
Bendigo
Year
2014
Course description
This course complements studies in civil engineering with a science major, aiming to give you multiple skills and extensive knowledge applied to civil engineering projects such as water management, soil management, energy management and environmental management. See individual course entries for further detail.

The course also provides an extensive range of supporting scholarships, and gives students access to the Faculty's industry experience and student support programs.
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) 2013 (indicative only) - 81.50
International Baccalaureate - 29
GCE A Levels - 8
HKDSE - 2 x Level 5
Sri Lankan A Levels - BBC
STPM - 8.67
MICSS (UEC) - 4.5
Canada secondary (or CPU) - 70
Norway Upper Secondary Certificate - 4
Sweden Slutbetyg - G/VG
All Indian Sen SC (Best 5 Subjects) - 70
Vietnam (Year 12) - 8.5
Indonesia (SMA) - 7.5
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
Mathematics determined to be equivalent to VCE Units 3 & 4 Mathematical Methods (CAS) or Specialist Mathematics or Physics. VCE Units 3 and 4 English (any).
Additional information
Students with Advanced Standing (credit) may commence in Semester 2 (July).
Professional recognition
This course is accredited by Engineers Australia. Depending on the specific studies chosen, accreditation with the relevant science professional association is also possible.
Full course details
Civil Engineering/Science Bendigo

Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Science (075226F)

Duration :
5 years
Semester starts :
Semester 1 (February)
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
26 420
Campus
Melbourne
Year
2014
Course description
Combined expertise in law and a specific science discipline is likely to give you outstanding career options across many fields, including policy development, regulatory affairs, environmentalprotection, patents, and the expanding field of scientific/industrial ethics. This double degree offers an accredited law qualification (see the Bachelor of Laws for details) that includes science-related electives like Intellectual Property Law and Law and Medicine. You can also choose from specialisations in chemistry, computer science, electronics, genetics, psychology, and mathematics. See individual course entries for more details.

Please note: if you commence your studies at Bendigo, you'll normally transfer to Melbourne after two years of full-time study, where you'll complete the remainder of your course. However, if you wish to remain in Bendigo you'll be able to complete your later year core law subjects and a limited number of law electives through blended learning/video conferencing.
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 - 95
Aust. Yr 12 (ATAR) 2013 (indicative only) - 93.10
International Baccalaureate - 34
GCE A Levels - 14
HKDSE - 2 x Level 5
Sri Lankan A Levels - AAB
STPM - 11
MICSS (UEC) - 2.5
Canada Secondary School (or CPU) - 75
Norway Upper Secondary Certificate - 4.5
Sweden Slutbetyg - VG
All Indian Sen SC (Best 5 Subjects) - 85
Vietnam (Year 12) - 9
Indonesia (SMA) - 9
GAC Cert. IV - GPA 3.6
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
Mathematics determined to be equivalent to VCE Units 3 & 4 (Mathematical Methods or Specialist Mathematics) with a study score of at least 20. Units 3 and 4, a study score of at least 35 in English (ESL) or 30 in any other English.
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.
Additional information
International students are advised to obtain assurance of recognition of the course by relevant professional bodies in their preferred country of practice.
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 the articles of clerkship in Australia.
Full course 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$) :
27 220
Campus
Melbourne
Year
2014
Course description
This course allows you to combine a specialisation in nanotechnology with comprehensive studies of the core science disciplines of biochemistry, chemistry, mathematics and physics.

Nanotechnology is the science of matter on the tiniest scale: nanometres, or billionths of a metre. It contributes to improvements in health, computer speeds, environmental management, cleaner and greener production processes, and energy use. Nanotechnology also helps biologists sense and manipulate biological processes within cells.

We've chosen a double-degree structure to help you develop extremely strong scientific knowledge across your studies.

The curriculum focuses on practical skills and experience, and includes a nanotechnology project in your final year.
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) 2013 (indicative only) - 78.30
International Baccalaureate - 27
GCE A Levels - 9
HKDSE - 2 x Level 5
Sri Lankan A Levels - BBB
STPM - 9
MICSS (UEC) - 4
Canada Secondary School (or CPU) - 75
Norway Upper Secondary Certificate - 4
Sweden Slutbetyg - VG
All Indian Sen SC (Best 5 Subjects) - 80
Vietnam (Year 12) - 8.5
Indonesia (SMA) - 8.5
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
Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics determined to be equivalent to VCE Units 3 & 4 (any) with a minimum study score of 30 in English (ESL), a minimum study score of 25 in any other English, Chemistry and Mathematical Methods (either), and 20 in 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
Graduates may be eligible for accreditation with the Australian Institute of Physics and the Royal Australian Chemical Institute, depending on their electives.
Full course details
Nanotechnology/Science Melbourne

Bachelor of Science (022039C)

Duration :
3 years
Semester starts :
Semester 1 (March)
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
25 810
Campus
Albury-Wodonga, Bendigo, Melbourne
Year
2014
Course description
Science seeks answers to some of the most significant questions facing humankind. 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.

Our Bachelor of Science is a highly flexible course, allowing you to create a program to suit your preferences with 14 subject areas to choose from. You'll also have the opportunity to include subjects from other faculties. You'll start with a broad range of subjects in first year and gradually specialise in two major areas by third year or combine a science major with a sequence of study from another discipline.

You'll have access to feature lecture and work placement opportunities with leading government and research organisations, plus volunteering opportunities.

You'll also have access to some of the best teaching and research facilities in the world: the new AgriBio, the Centre for AgriBioscience, and the La Trobe Institute for Molecular Science. Our Honours and research students have the opportunity to work alongside scientists who are world leaders in their fields.

Please note: students who enrol in the first year of the Bachelor of Science at the Albury-Wodonga Campus must transfer to the Melbourne Campus to complete the degree.
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 - 60
Aust. Yr 12 (ATAR) 2013 (indicative only) - 70
International Baccalaureate - 24
GCE A Levels - 8
HKDSE - 2 x Level 4
Sri Lankan A Levels - BCC
STPM - 8
MICSS (UEC) - 5
Canada Secondary School (or CPU) - 70
Norway Upper Secondary Certificate - 3.5
Sweden Slutbetyg - G
All Indian Sen SC (Best 5 Subjects) - 65
Vietnam (Year 12) - 8
Indonesia (SMA) - 7.5
GAC Cert. IV - GPA 2.3
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
Mathematics determined to be equivalent to the Australian VCE Units 3 & 4, Further Mathematics (any) or Mathematical Methods (CAS) and one of Specialist Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Psychology or Environmental Science and English (any).
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
Membership of professional associations is available according to the major studies chosen.
Full course details
Science Melbourne
Science Bendigo
Science Albury-Wodonga

Bachelor of Science (Applications in Society) (077313B)

Duration :
Semester starts :
Semester 1 (March)
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
25 810
Campus
Albury-Wodonga, Bendigo, Melbourne
Year
2014
Course description
The Bachelor of Science (Applications in Society) combines major studies in science with complementary disciplines from other areas. The degree is designed to place science in context and to explore the applications of science in society, giving you a deep understanding of at least one area of science and the ability to work effectively in non-science disciplines. This cross-disciplinary degree gives graduates the skills to work as knowledge brokers in business, government, education or science.
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 - 60
Aust. Yr 12 (ATAR) 2013 (indicative only) - 55.45
International Baccalaureate - 24
GCE A Levels - 8
HKDSE - 2 x Level 4
Sri Lankan A Levels - BCC
STPM - 8
Canada Secondary School (or CPU) - 70
Norway Upper Secondary Certificate - 3.5
Sweden Slutbetyg - G
All Indian Sen SC (Best 5 Subjects) - 65
Vietnam (Year 12) - 8
Indonesia (SMA) - 7.5
GAC Cert. IV - GPA 2.6 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 programs. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.

Additional information
Work Ready Science (WRS) offers students the chance to build their future career from the moment they start this course. This program focuses on the transition between university and the workforce by building experience and developing the skills employers value.

The overall objective of Work Ready is to give students a competitive advantage, by learning to communicate achievements and experiences to an employer in a competent and confident manner.

WRS is available at La Trobe Universitys Melbourne, Bendigo and Albury-Wodonga
campuses
Full course details
Science (Applications in Society)Melbourne
Science (Applications in Society)Bendigo
Science (Applications in Society)Albury-Wodonga

Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Accounting (067183A)

Duration :
4.5 years
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
25 100
Campus
Bendigo, Melbourne
Year
2014
Course description
Combining science studies with a Bachelor of Accounting can expand your career options, particularly in the management sector of scientific enterprise. For details on general aims and content of these two courses, see individual entries.

You'll have access to some of the best teaching and research facilities in the world: the new AgriBio, the Centre for AgriBioscience, and the La Trobe Institute for Molecular Science.

Access the Faculty's industry experience and student support programs.

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 - 75
Aust. Yr 12 (ATAR) 2013 (indicative only) - 88.10
International Baccalaureate - 31
GCE A Levels - 9
HKDSE - 3 x Level 4
Sri Lankan A Levels - BBC
STPM - 9
MICSS (UEC) - 4
Canada Secondary School (or CPU) - 75
Norway Upper Secondary Certificate - 3.8
Sweden Slutbetyg - G/VG
All Indian Sen SC (Best 5 Subjects) - 75
Vietnam (Year 12) - 8.5
Indonesia (SMA) - 8
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
Mathematics determined to be equivalent to the Australian VCE Units 3 & 4 with a minimum score of 20 in Mathematical Methods or Specialist Mathematics and 25 in English (ESL) or 20 in any other English.
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.
Professional recognition
The Bachelor of Accounting has been accredited by CPA Australia and by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA). Graduates are eligible for membership with either professional accounting bodies or with other professional groups such as the National Institute of Accountants (NIA) and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).

Depending on the specific studies chosen, accreditation with the relevant science professional association is also possible.
Full course details
Science/AccountingMelbourne
Science/AccountingBendigo

Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Science Education (042838F)

Duration :
4 years
Semester starts :
Semester 1 (March)
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
25 980
Campus
Melbourne
Year
2014
Course description
To be a truly effective maths and/or science teacher, you need strong foundations in science and education studies. This innovative double degree was developed in response to the Federal Government's Innovation Statement and is designed to give you extensive skills and knowledge in both disciplines.

It features core science studies in first year, combined education and science studies in second and third year, and education studies (including two teaching methods) in fourth year. It also includes school-based activities across three years, beginning with a mentoring program in second year. Compulsory studies include two high-demand disciplines. You choose from physics, chemistry, information technology and mathematics (which may include statistics).

You'll have access to some of the best teaching and research facilities in the world: the new AgriBio, the Centre for AgriBioscience, and the La Trobe Institute for Molecular Science.

Access the Faculty's industry experience and student support programs.

English Language Requirements
IELTS (Academic) score of 7.5 with no individual band score less than 7.0;

TOEFL Paper-based Test - A minimum score of 625 with a score of 6 or more in the Test of Written English;

TOEFL Internet-based Test - A minimum score of 102 with a minimum for SLR 24; W27;

Satisfactory completion of the English for Further Studies Advanced Stage 6B (EFS PG2B 80 per cent) which is available from La Trobe Melbourne; for more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.

La Trobe Melbourne Foundation Studies: 90 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 76 with no communicative skill score less than 73.

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): A grade of A;

or approved international equivalent.
Academic entry requirements
LTM Foundation Studies - 70
Aust. Yr 12 (ATAR) 2013 (indicative only) - 85.05
International Baccalaureate - 30
GCE A Levels - 8
HKDSE - 3 x Level 4
Sri Lankan A Levels - BBC
STPM - 9
MICSS (UEC) - 4
Canada Secondary School (or CPU) - 73
Norway Upper Secondary Certificate - 3.7
Sweden Slutbetyg - G/VG
All Indian Sen SC (Best 5 Subjects) - 73
Vietnam (Year 12) - 8.4
Indonesia (SMA) - 8
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
Mathematics determined to be equivalent to the Australian VCE Units 3 & 4 Mathematical Methods (CAS) or Specialist Mathematics. Study score of at least 30 in English (ESL) or 25 in any other English.
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 field trips may also be incurred, such as food, travel and accommodation.
Additional information
Please note that not all specialisations are available at every campus.
Professional recognition
In Australia, graduates are eligible for teacher registration in Victoria. Under Commonwealth Mutual Recognition legislation, graduates can register in another jurisdiction in Australia, and in New Zealand where registration is a necessary requirement for employment.

Depending on the specific studies chosen, accreditation with the relevant science association is also possible.
Full course details
Science/Science Education Melbourne

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