Bachelor of Science

RMIT University

The Bachelor of Science at RMIT University will allow you to achieve an undergraduate qualification in science with a major in biological sciences, biotechnology, chemistry, environmental science, food science, or physics. You can tailor your program through elective courses giving you the flexibility to combine your major field of study with a variety of other science courses. With a focus on practical experiences you'll have the opportunity to apply your knowledge and skills to real-world projects and receive hands-on experience through field studies and laboratory practicals With access to state-of- the-art facilities you will be job-ready when you graduate. Your final year includes a science project that may be linked to industry. As a Graduate you may choose to enter the commercial sector, some may wish to pursue a career in teaching or you may opt to continue your academic career in research at Masters or PhD level.

Course Fee:

Australian: $89,280
International: $103,680

Entry Requirements:

Current Year 12 prerequisites units 3 and 4 - a study score of at least 20 in one of Mathematical Methods (CAS) or Specialist Mathematics; and a study score of at least 25 in any English (except EAL) or at least 30 in English (EAL).


The program offers a wide variety of learning experiences including laboratory and practical work, working in the field, formal lectures, and working with industry on self-directed projects. Year 1 - You'll gain a solid foundation across the sciences to help you choose your specialty. You'll be introduced to topics like the methodical scientific approach, individual and group work, communication skills and awareness and understanding of the importance of safety in the scientific workplace. Year 2 - As well as focusing on your specialty, you'll be introduced to electives to expand your science knowledge. These might enhance your specialty or broaden your overall studies. Year 3 - You'll delve deeper into your specialist area and engage in work-integrated learning courses (like the professional scientist and science project).

Subjects you can Study:

Biological science, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Environmental science, Food science, Physics, Science.

Study Pathways:

Graduates of the RMIT Associate Degree in Applied Science biomedical science stream with a grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0 out of 4.0 may be able to receive credit of up to 1.5 years (equivalent to 144 credit points). Graduates of the RMIT Diploma of Laboratory Technology (Pathology Testing) and the RMIT Diploma of Laboratory Technology (Biotechnology) program who are successful in gaining a place may be able to receive credit of up to 1 year (equivalent to 96 credit points) into the Bachelor of Science (Applied Sciences) and Bachelor of Science (Biotechnology) programs.

Further information:

Depending on your area of study and your interests you could end up working in: analytical laboratories, medical and research laboratories, renewable energy organisations, chemical processing plants, educational institutions, government organisations, not-for-profit organisations, environmental consultancies


This course is accredited by the following professional organisations: Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology (AIFST), Australian Institute of Physics (AIP), Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand (EIANZ), Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI) As a student, you may be eligible for student membership of number of professional membership associations including: Australian Biotechnology Association , Australian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Australian Institute of Environmental Health, Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology (AIFST), Australian Science Communicators, Australian Water Association, Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand, Nutrition Australia, Royal Australian Chemical Institute Australian Institute of Physics

Accepts International Students:


Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
City No info No Part time 6 years
City No info No Full time 3 years

Why Study With Us

One of Australia's original tertiary institutions, RMIT University enjoys an international reputation for excellence in professional and vocational education, applied research, and engagement with industry and the community.

RMIT is renowned for its excellence in Art and Design; Architecture; Education; Engineering; Development; Computer Science and Information Systems; Business and Management; and Communication and Media Studies.

RMIT prides itself on its strong industry connections forged over 130 years. Collaboration with industry is integral to RMIT’s leadership in education, applied and innovative research, and to the development of highly skilled, globally-focused graduates.

RMIT is a values-led institution and is dedicated to operating sustainably, respecting Indigenous cultures and supporting intellectual freedom. 

RMIT has outstanding teachers and is one of the top ranked universities for staff qualification.

Facilities & Services

RMIT’s three campuses in Melbourne (City, Brunswick and Bundoora) are located on the unceded lands of the people of the Woi Wurrung and Boon Wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation.

As a global university, RMIT has two campuses in Vietnam and a research and industry collaboration centre in Spain. We also offer programs through partners in Singapore, Hong Kong, mainland China, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India, Belgium, Germany, Austria and the Netherlands.

Our cutting-edge facilities, including the newly opened New Academic Street, Swanston Academic Building and Design Hub represent our commitment to developing world-class learning, teaching, training and research spaces.

Students have instant access to a range of activities and programs designed to make the university experience unforgettable.

The support services and networks available at RMIT are designed to help students succeed and remain healthy and happy.

Student services include:

  • International student support and personal counselling
  • Career advice and resume building workshops
  • Job opportunities and industry networking events
  • Accommodation assistance 
  • Disability services
  • Financial advice
  • Small business and entrepreneurial start up support 
  • Health information 
  • Safety and security services
  • Legal advice
  • Child care
  • Student clubs and social, cultural and sporting activities
  • Spiritual support.

Admission and selection

Applying to RMIT? Local and international students can access all information on the RMIT website

Study options

At RMIT, you'll experience an education that equips you with practical skills, inspires you with ideas and prepares you for the workplaces of the future. RMIT connects students with industry mentors and collaborate on projects with real organisations so that you can advance your career. 

RMIT provides you with a diverse range of education options, from apprenticeships, traineeships and certificates to associate and bachelor degrees, and postgraduate degrees by coursework or research. 

Interest areas include:

The university also has a range of pathway programs that allow students to work their way from one program to another until they reach the degree they want. Our pathways are more than just regular pre-university programs – many give students guaranteed entry into higher qualifications, and credit to reduce the cost and time needed to complete a degree.

If you would like any further information, please complete an enquiry form for local or international students. 


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