Undergraduate

Bachelor of Science Extended

4 year full time (part-time options available from 2nd year onwards)
Honours available
Parkville campus
Available to Domestic students
Semester 1 entry
VTAC code: 3800510021

The Bachelor of Science (Extended) is a four-year degree that provides a pathway for Indigenous students to embark on careers that build on a strong science background. You will have access to the full range of opportunities available in the Bachelor of Science, together with additional support and resources to provide a strong foundation for success in science study.

A key element of the Bachelor of Science (Extended) is that this program is residential – students live in University residential colleges and benefit from the extra support and opportunities that colleges provide.

Additional support services are available for all students through Murrup Barak, the Melbourne Institute of Indigenous Development and Murrup Barak Indigenous Student Programs.

Key features:

  • The first two years of the degree focus on practical workshops and tailored academic support across science, mathematics and communications subjects
  • Choose from 39 majors
  • The University of Melbourne is ranked #1 in Australia for psychology, physics and astronomy (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2016)
  • Located within the Parkville precinct, an innovative hub for world-class science and the main precinct in Australia for research and activity in the medical, bioscientific, pharmaceutical and biotechnology fields. It is home to research centres like the Victorian Life Sciences Institute (VLSCI); the Melbourne Brain Centre; and the Bio21 Institute, the University’s $140 million, state-of-the-art, multidisciplinary research facility and one of the largest biotechnology research centres in Australia.

The Bachelor of Science (Extended) is delivered by the University of Melbourne and is the tertiary education element of a broader Indigenous STEM education project managed by CSIRO in partnership with the BHP Billiton Foundation.

Entry requirements for the Bachelor of Science Extended

Clearly-in Rank 2017
Range of criteria used for selection Guide only

The Clearly-in Rank is the lowest score at which students were granted entry in 2017. i

The Clearly-in Rank should be used as a guide for entry. It is not set in advance and may vary from year to year. The Clearly-in Rank is determined by the number of places available, the number of applicants listing the course as a preference and the academic achievement of those applicants.

Access Melbourne entry

Access Melbourne allows eligible students to be considered below the Clearly-in Rank. i

Minimum ATAR 2018
50.00 Guide only i

You must achieve the minimum ATAR (if indicated) to be considered for entry to this degree. The Clearly-in Rank may be above the Minimum ATAR, depending on the demand for the course and the number of places available.

Prerequisites

Units 1 and 2: satisfactory completion of one of Biology, Chemistry, General Mathematics, Maths: Mathematical Methods or Physics; and Units 3 and 4: A study score of at least 25 in English/English Language/Literature or at least 30 in EAL.

This specialised degree is for talented Indigenous Australians who may not meet the regular Bachelor of Science entry requirements. It includes integrated support and academic skills subjects alongside our popular Science program.

Pathway options

Once you've graduated from the University of Melbourne’s Bachelor of Science (Extended), you can choose to gain a professional qualification in one of the following areas of science: 

You can also choose to undertake further study to gain a professional qualification in one of the following areas: