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 - apply now

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.
Career opportunities
There are opportunities in areas such as scientific business management, government services and science communications. This degree is suitable for graduate entry into a number of large businesses and the Commonwealth and state public services. It is also a qualification for entry into many La Trobe postgraduate programs and other professional courses, such as medicine and veterinary science.
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 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
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.
Career opportunities
Scientific and legal understanding is highly valued by employers. Graduates are likely to find employment opportunities in the legal profession, politics, business and commerce, government service, 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. See individual course entries for more details.
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.
Career opportunities
Graduates are likely to have many options, depending on their chosen specialisation  including careers in fields such as biotechnology, materials science, chemical sciences, manufacturing, research, or space physics.

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
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
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

Bachelor of Science (Applications in Society)

Duration :
3 years
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Campus/ATAR:
Melbourne 50.9
Albury-Wodonga N/A
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.
Prerequisite
VCE Units 3 & 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (ESL) or 20 in any other English
HSC (NSW): English Band 2 or equivalent
How to apply
If you're applying for the Melbourne Campus apply online or through VTAC to start this course in July. You can also
apply through UACif youre applying to study at our Albury-Wodonga Campus.

But if you are applying to our Bendigo Campus you can only apply directly to us 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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Science (Applications in Society)Melbourne
Science (Applications in Society)Bendigo
Science (Applications in Society)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
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.
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 from August 2014 to start this course in 2015. Or register for updates now. Year 12 students can apply for this course now through our Aspire Program.

You can also ask us a question or 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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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.
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 from August 2014 to start this course in 2015. Or register for updates now. Year 12 students can apply for this course now through our Aspire Program.

You can also ask us a question or 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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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.
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 from August 2014 to start this course in 2015. Or register for updates now. Year 12 students can apply for this course now through our Aspire Program.

You can also ask us a question or 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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Civil Engineering/Science Bendigo

Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Science

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
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; 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.
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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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
VCE 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 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.

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 from August 2014 to start this course in 2015. Or register for updates now. Year 12 students can apply for this course now through our Aspire Program.

You can also ask us a question or 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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0Melbourne
0Bendigo

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.
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 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 from August 2014 to start this course in 2015. Or register for updates now. Year 12 students can apply for this course now through our Aspire Program.

You can also ask us a question or 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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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 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 from August 2014 to start this course in 2015. Or register for updates now. Year 12 students can apply for this course now through our Aspire Program.

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

1Melbourne
1Bendigo
1Albury-Wodonga

Bachelor of Science and 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
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.
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 from August 2014 to start this course in 2015. Or register for updates now. Year 12 students can apply for this course now through our Aspire Program.

You can also ask us a question or chat online with one of our team (9.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday). Or call us on 1300 135 045.
Full course details
Science and SocietyMelbourne
Science and SocietyBendigo
Science and SocietyAlbury-Wodonga

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.

Career opportunities
The course addresses the shortage of science teachers in secondary schools, specifically in mathematics, chemistry, physics and IT, in Australia and overseas. You may also find opportunities in the adult education sector, community organisations, as a private tutor, and in consultancies.
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 from August 2014 to start this course in 2015. Or register for updates now. Year 12 students can apply for this course now through our Aspire Program.

You can also ask us a question or chat online with one of our team (9.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday). Or call us on 1300 135 045.
Full course details
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
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
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.
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 from August 2014 to start this course in 2015. Or register for updates now. Year 12 students can apply for this course now through our Aspire Program.

You can also ask us a question or chat online with one of our team (9.30am to 4.30pm, 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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Fees and scholarships

Undergraduate courses are Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP) for eligible Australian and New Zealand citizens. The domestic fee calculator can be used to calculate the cost of subjects this year.

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

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 theFaculty'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.
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.
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
The program combines the development of strong analytical skills with good communication skills, so graduates are highly sought-after by employers. The course can lead to many career possibilities depending on the subject combinations chosen.
Please see individual course entries for more specific information on career opportunities.
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.
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.
Career opportunities
Depending on your interests and chosen subjects, you're likely to find roles in a wide range of biological disciplines once you graduate. The list of options is very long but includes bacteriology, cytology, electron microscopy, entomological research, freshwater ecology, marine biology, animal or plant physiology and zoology. There are also opportunities in allied areas such as scientific business management, government services, science communication or any other career where a degree is a basic requirement. The course is also a qualification for entry to the many La Trobe University postgraduate training programs for particular professions, such as the Postgraduate Diploma in Education for secondary school teaching. This degree is also an entry qualification for medicine, veterinary science or a range of other professional studies. Please see our postgraduate coursework and research programs.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Career opportunities
Opportunities for graduates include positions in the legal profession, politics, business and commerce, government service, public administration, education, community legal services and public interest advocacy groups. See individual course entries online for further details.
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.
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.
Professional recognition
Graduates may be eligible for accreditation with the Australian Institute of Physics and the Royal Australian Chemical Institute, depending on their electives.
Career opportunities
Graduates are fully qualified for employment in a wide range of science-based industries and research laboratories, and will also be able to participate in the emerging nanotechnology industries globally. Graduates can find career opportunities in diverse sectors such as 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. Given their cross-disciplinary background, graduates will also find many opportunities in areas where the traditional sciences intersect.
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).
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.
Professional recognition
Membership of professional associations is available according to the major studies chosen.
Career opportunities
This degree is a building block for a range of careers giving you an internationally-recognised broad background in many areas of science. You'll have a foundation that can also lead to specialist postgraduate studies.

You can find positions in government, private research institutes and laboratories, manufacturing and product development, astronomy and space related industries, meteorology, business, performing mathematical analysis and statistical forecasting, journalism, defence science, patents, scientific management, quality control and management, scientific sales and marketing, and hospital research laboratories. You could even develop into an entrepreneur, starting and running your own business.
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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
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.
Career opportunities
Career options include scientific research, product development, product development, policy development, science journalism - with opportunities in private and public research centres, local industry, and State and Commonwealth government departments. This course also provides solid preparation for postgraduate studies.
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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 (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.
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.
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.
Career opportunities
As well as the opportunities listed under the individual course entries for the Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Accounting, graduates can find employment as accountants or as commercial managers in scientific or technological enterprises.
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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.
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.
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.
Career opportunities
Graduates are qualified to teach in secondary schools in their specialist areas of science, mathematics, or information technology, in Australia and overseas. Graduates may also find employment in the adult education sector, community organisations, as private tutors and in consultancies.
Full course details
Science/Science Education Melbourne

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