Bachelor of Science

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


Duration

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:

  • Clinical trials coordination
  • Intellectual property management
  • Biomedical product marketing
  • Drug discovery and development
  • Water authorities
  • Conservation and marine biology
  • Environmental management
  • Analytical/Biomedical chemist
  • Biotechnologist
  • Quality controller
  • Science journalist
  • Process control specialist


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

Year2017
A Level GCE 9
Australian Year 12 ATAR 80
Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education 20
Indian School Certificate Examination 70%
All India Senior School Certificate 75%
Indonesia SMA3 8.5
International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma 28
Kenya, Certificate of Secondary Education 9
Malaysia, STPM 9
Malaysia, UEC 4.2
Malaysia, Matriculation Program 2.67
Ontario Secondary School Diploma - Grade 12 78.6%
Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) 1820
South Africa, National Senior Certificate (2009 onwards) 35
Sri Lanka A Level 11
Vietnam, High School Diploma 8.28


Foundation Years

Year2017
Commencing Monash University Foundation Year (MUFY) in 2016/2017* 72.5%*
UNIPREP/UNSW Foundation Studies 7.5
University of Melbourne College Trinity Foundation Studies 77%
Sunway Foundation in Arts 70%

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


Prerequisites

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).


Fees


Tuition

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.


Credit

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


Related courses


More information

For more information about this degree, contact us.