Bring your passion for science and engineering, and join our scientific leaders in the search for solutions to today's most challenging problems.
Bachelor of Science
The most flexible science degree in Australia - 1 degree, 40 majors, unlimited career opportunities. Learn about the course structure, our majors, and how to apply.
PhDs and Masters by research
Start your research career here with a graduate course at Melbourne.
Masters by coursework, Diplomas and Certificates
Find the Masters, Diploma or Certificate course that will take you where you want to go.
Meet our students and alumni
Wondering what studying science is really like, and where it could take you? Our students and alumni have answers.
Why study science at Melbourne?
When you study science at Melbourne, you'll be joining the best and brightest students from around Australia and the world.
Whether you're starting out with a Bachelor of Science, taking your professional career to the next level with a coursework-based Masters, or focusing on research with a PhD or research Masters, you'll learn from staff at the forefront of their field.
We rank #1 in Australia for Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Physics & Astronomy, Statistics, Mechanical, Aeronautical & Manufacturing Engineering, Electrical & Electronic Engineering, and Computer Science. In all fields of science, we rank in the top 3 in Australia, and in the world's top 50. (QS World University Rankings, 2017)
And while we're talking rankings, in Melbourne, you'll be living in the heart of the world's most livable city (The Economist, 2017).
We offer a comprehensive range of science areas, so you can tailor your studies to suit your goals. And we know that university-based learning is only half the story. We offer industry internship placements, internship subjects, field trips and opportunities for overseas study.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I get from the Bachelor of Science to the Doctor of Medicine?
If you’d like to study a Doctor of Medicine, find out about prerequisites, majors and entry requirements through the Bachelor of Science.
How do I choose a Bachelor of Science major?
With over 40 majors to choose from, you don't have to pick right away. Find out what your subject options are and how to plan your course.
I want to do a Bachelor of Science, but don't meet the prerequisites. What can I do?
Learn about what the prerequisites are and some alternative pathways to make it into the Bachelor of Science.
What's studying science really like?
Explore new subjects while you study and find out what you can do on campus, how you'll be assessed and how uni if different to high school.
Where do I go if I need help?
Find out where to get help planning your course, finding a job while you study or how uni is different to year 12.
What is breadth?
Breadth are subjects that you take outside of your main study area.
What's available for Indigenous students?
If you’re an Indigenous student thinking about a career in science, read on to learn about what we can offer you at the University of Melbourne.
What is a Bachelor of Science Graduate Degree Package?
If you’ve just finished year 12, a graduate degree package or guaranteed entry will combine your undergraduate and graduate degrees to help you become a leader in your field.