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Why study a Bachelor of Science?

Science is a way of life. Science graduates have diverse and interesting careers, but not all science graduates become scientists. You can use your degree as a springboard to any career where critical thinking, the ability to analyse and investigate new information, a commitment to lifelong learning and evidence-based decision making are valued.

You experience flexibility and choice from day one. Your options range from cutting-edge theoretical and applied science to new interdisciplinary fields. The Bachelor of Science is an internationally recognised qualification that you can tailor to suit your interests and talents. If you're uncertain about which area of science you like best, you can try a bit of everything and select your area of specialisation at second year.

You'll also gain a firm foundation in generic skills like quantitative literacy, data analysis, information literacy, problem solving, critical thinking, communication and presentation skills, and the capacity to work in teams.

Areas of study

At Monash Malaysia, we currently offer the following areas of study for this course:

  • Applied microbiology
  • Biotechnology
  • Medicinal chemistry
  • Psychology
  • Tropical environmental biology


The course takes three years of full-time study.

Course structure

In your first year, along with studying a mathematics/statistics unit, you choose a range of subjects to ensure a breadth of science knowledge. Areas such as chemistry, biology, physics, mathematics and statistics, and geosciences sit alongside innovative subjects like Earth to cosmos, introductory astronomy, environmental biology, natural hazards and human vulnerability, psychology and computer programming. Throughout the course you can focus entirely on science or pursue complementary interests outside science with the free-elective component of the degree.

The Monash University Handbook has more detailed information about the structure and requirements for the Bachelor of Science.

Career outcomes

Graduates from the Bachelor of Science work in areas such as:

  • Forensics
  • Clinical trials coordination
  • Intellectual property management
  • Brewing
  • Veterinary and animal health
  • Biomedical product marketing
  • Food quality assurance and food law
  • Food retail and marketing
  • Drug discovery and development
  • Water authorities
  • Conservation and marine biology
  • Environmental management

Entry requirements

To enter Monash University, students must satisfy particular academic, English language and age requirements.

Entry scores

You will need the following entry scores for the Bachelor of Science:

Pre-university qualifications

A Level GCE9
Australian Year 12 ATAR80
Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education20
Indian School Certificate Examination70%
All India Senior School Certificate75%
Indonesia SMA38.5
International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma28
Kenya, Certificate of Secondary Education9
Malaysia, STPM9
Malaysia, UEC4.2
Malaysia, Matriculation Program2.67
Ontario Secondary School Diploma - Grade 1278.6%
Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)1820
South Africa, National Senior Certificate (2009 onwards)35
Sri Lanka A Level11
Vietnam, High School Diploma8.28

Foundation Years

Commencing Monash University Foundation Year (MUFY) in 2016/2017*72.5%*
UNIPREP/UNSW Foundation Studies7.5
University of Melbourne College Trinity Foundation Studies77%
Sunway Foundation in Arts70%

*The undergraduate entry requirements published are for students who commence the MUFY program in 2016/2017.


The formal prerequisites for Bachelor of Science are at least one of Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Geography, Physics, Psychology or Mathematics at a higher level (Australian Year 12 equivalent).



In 2017, annual tuition fees for this course are:

  • RM41,000 for Malaysian students
  • RM45,100 for international students.

Once-only fees

  • Application - RM100
  • Registration - RM200

Per-semester fee

  • General amenities - RM100

Visa application fee for new international student

  • Indonesia - RM 2,840
  • Other countries - RM 2,008

Intake periods

Each year, there are three intake periods for the Bachelor of Science. This means that you can start in February, July or October.


Applications for credit can include credit transfer for previous study or recognition of prior learning.

Related courses

More information

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