Course Description

This selective-entry, research-oriented four-year honours program is designed for capable and highly motivated students who want experience with hands-on involvement in research projects.

You have the opportunity to major one of the following areas:

  • biology
  • biotechnology
  • chemistry
  • physics
  • computer science
  • geospatial science
  • mathematics
  • statistics

These provide focused study in the major study areas as preparation for higher degree programs.

The program also offers opportunities for you to engage with research groups and get involved in their research projects. It is also a pathway into higher degrees by research such as a PhD.

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

International Students: $34,560 per year full-time


4 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: 079790A
Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) Code: BH101

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