La Trobe University

Bachelor of Science Double Degree Program


Start dates
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July) 2018
4.5 years full-time (4 years in accelerated program) or up to 9 years part-time
Fees and costs
Please check out our Fee calculator for an estimation of course fees.

*N/A: Not applicable, N/P: Not published, NC: New course, RC: Range of criteria.
Additional information on the 2018 intake is now available at the ATAR Wizard.

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: biological science, computer science, information technology, 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, DNA sequencing facilities, and advanced instrumentation including nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy and mass spectrometry.

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.

You can apply to study this course at Bendigo or Melbourne Campus through our Hallmark Scholars Program. See the listing for Hallmark Course Group B for more details.

The qualification awarded on graduation is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) as Level 7.

Entry requirements


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.
NB: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.

Year 12 and non-year 12 extra requirements

Applicants may wish to provide other documentation in support of their application. Non-Year 12 applicants must complete and submit a VTAC Personal Statement online for other information to be considered during the selection process e.g. details on work experience or reasons for applying. Selection may also be based on GPA or STAT Multiple Choice.

Subject bonus

A study score of 25 in Maths: Specialist Mathematics or any Science equals 4 aggregate points per study. A study score of 20 in any LOTE equals 4 aggregate points per study. Overall maximum of 12 points.

*The presentation of entry requirements is currently transitioning to the new Australian Government admissions transparency format. Please check back in July for the new statement.

Career outcomes

This double degree prepares you to go on to research and postgraduate specialist courses.

Fees and costs

Course fees

Your course fees will depend on the subjects you choose to study: each subject has its own costs. The total course fee may vary depending on the subjects you choose, your study load, the time it takes to complete your course and your approved Credit for Prior Learning.

Find out more about undergraduate course fees.

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 the 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.


Scholarships are available for both current and future students. Find out what La Trobe scholarship opportunities might be available to you.

How to apply

Apply now to start in Semester 2, 2018.

How to apply for an undergraduate degree

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See Student Handbook for more details

The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options. The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus: