Bachelor of Science

KPT/JPT (R2/421/6/0027) 10/25 - MQA/SWA0129

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
  • Genomics and bioinformatics
  • Medicinal chemistry
  • Psychology
  • Tropical Environmental Biology


  • Applied microbiology
  • Genetics and genomics
  • 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:

  • 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:

Commencing Monash University Foundation Year (MUFY) in 2019/2020* 72.5%*
A Level GCE 9
ATAR  80
Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education 18
Indian School Certificate Examination 70%
All India Senior School Certificate Examination 75%
SMA3, Indonesia

Please refer to to find out the entry score

International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IB Diploma Program) 28
STPM, Malaysia 8.5
UEC, Malaysia 4.2
Program Matrikulasi (Matriculation Program), Malaysia 2.67
Ontario Secondary School Diploma 81.6%
Sri Lankan General Certificate of Education (Advanced Level) 11
High School Diploma, Vietnam 8.28
UNSW Foundation Studies 7.5
Foundation in Arts, Sunway College 70%
Foundation in Science and Technology, Sunway College 70%
Diploma of Higher Education Studies (DHES) 50%
Monash College Diploma Part 1** 80%**
Monash College Diploma Part 2** 50%**

*The undergraduate entry requirements published are for students who commence the MUFY program in 2020/2021.

**The Monash College Diploma Part 1 and Part 2 entry requirements published are for students commencing their undergraduate destination degree in 2021.


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


In 2021, annual tuition fees for this course are:

  • RM44,805 for Malaysian students
  • RM51,135 for international students.

Once-only fees

  • Application - RM100
  • Registration - RM200

Per-semester fee

  • General amenities - RM100

For more details on the student pass application fee, please click  here.

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.

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More information

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