Course Description

The Bachelor of Science is a flexible program allowing you to major in biology, biotechnology, chemistry, environmental science, food science or physics.

This program allows specialisation and/or generalisation and cross-disciplinary combinations of studies.

You can study an undergraduate qualification in science with a major in one of the following areas:

  • biology
  • chemistry
  • physics

By tailoring your program through the elective courses you have the flexibility to combine your major field of study with a variety of other science courses.

You will be studying with leading researchers and industry leaders in state-of-the-art facilities allowing you to gain skills that are readily transferable to industry.

Practical experiences are fundamental to the program and you’ll get the opportunity to apply your knowledge and skills to projects. You’ll also have access to state-of-the-art equipment to ensure you are job-ready when you graduate.

Why study science at RMIT?

  1. RMIT’s applied science degrees give you the flexibility and freedom to shape your own path and a chance to explore a broad range of scientific disciplines at all levels of study.
  2. Studying with leading researchers in state-of-the-art facilities means the skills you gain can take you anywhere in the world.
  3. At RMIT you’ll go beyond the classroom and apply what you’ve learned to real-life problems. You’ll gain hands-on experience working in teams during field studies and excursions, locally and internationally.

Tuition Fees

Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP): $6,566 per year full-time, $19,698 total course cost
International Students: $34,560 per year full-time


3 years full time,

Starting dates

February, July

Graduate Rating

Graduates of Science & Mathematics undergraduate courses at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 67.8% (national average 67.0%)
Improved skills: 87.1% (national average 85.0%)
Overall satisfaction: 81.9% (national average 83.7%)

The ratings above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their undergraduate degree from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT). You can find out more about these results here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Science & Mathematics undergraduate courses at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 54.7% (national average 57.2%)
Studying full time: 38.8% (national average 45.2%)
Median full time salary: $50,500 (national average $55,300)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

CRICOS Code: 074349C
Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) Code: BP229

Entry Requirements

The highest level of education you have previously completed will determine which category applies to you.

Entry to this program is competitive. Applicants are ranked and selected in order of merit based on their academic achievement, e.g., ATAR or GPA (including any adjustments).

Applicants with recent secondary education (current or within the past two years)

Successful completion of an Australian Year 12 senior secondary certificate of education or