Bachelor of Science - Applied Science / Bachelor of Business - Management

RMIT University

Students of this course are highly sought after both nationally and internationally, as you have the potential to undertake key roles in private industry, research organisations and government departments. By studying science and business management, you'll have the technical skills required of a practising scientist and the business skills to be an effective manager and leader-a highly attractive combination for employers. Your management degree gives you a broad knowledge base of business management, and the applied science component allows you to specialise in one of 4 majors, allowing you the flexibility to create a unique degree. In your first semester you'll undertake foundations courses in chemistry, physics, biology, accounting and management. You can then choose to major in biological sciences, biotechnology, chemistry, or physics while completing the required business management courses. Your final year of study may include an industry-linked science project.

Course Fee:

Australian: $133,920
International: $155,520

Entry Requirements:

Year 12; Prerequisites: Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or 25 in English other than EAL; and a study score of at least 20 in one of Mathematical Methods (CAS) or Specialist Mathematics


You will experience a variety of learning experiences including laboratory and practical work, fieldwork activities, formal lectures (online and face-to-face) working with industry on self-directed projects. Year 1 and Year 2 - In the first two years you will develop a strong understanding of your particular area of science and business management. In the first semester you will undertake foundations courses in chemistry, physics, biology, accounting and management. You then choose a science major in biological sciences, biotechnology, chemistry or physics, while also completing the required business management courses. Year 2 and 3 - You will continue in your chosen area of science and business management. Year 4 - You will consolidate the theory with professional projects, making sure you are on track to graduate. Your final year of study includes a science project that may be linked to industry.

Subjects you can Study:

Biological science, Biotechnology, Business management, Chemistry, Environmental science, Food science, Management, Nanotechnology, Nutrition, Physics.


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 62.05 No Full time 4 years
City 62.05 No Part time 8 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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