Bachelor of Science Orientation

Orientation Week activities give you the opportunity to meet your cohort, explore the services available to you and learn about everything you need to get started in your subjects.

Course planning resources

Learn all about your Bachelor of Science, explore different subject areas that may interest you and understand all the other great programs that make up your undergraduate experience!

Get started in your BSc

Mid-year orientation 2021

Mid-year orientation 2021 ran from Monday 19 July to Friday 23 July. If you couldn't make it, or want a refresh, recordings of all our sessions are below.

Bachelor of Science Welcome

Director of the BSc, Deborah King welcomes you to the faculty and outlines some key opportunities and course information that will prepare you for your first class.

Bachelor of Science Academic Skills session

Watch this session to hear some great study methods and communication skills from our Academic Skills team.

Getting started sessions

These sessions were run by first-year subject coordinators and outline all the information you need to be prepared for your first class.

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Engineering
  • Earth Sciences
  • Geography
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Physics

Frequently asked questions

We received many questions throughout Orientation Week, and have collected some answers and related resources below.

  • Are we now in Semester 2 in 2021?

    Yes, Semester 2, 2021 commenced on Monday 26 July. You can find all important University dates here: https://www.unimelb.edu.au/dates

  • How long is Summer semester?

    Summer term will run for 8 weeks, from Tuesday 4 January to Sunday 27 February. You can find all important University dates here: https://www.unimelb.edu.au/dates

  • How do double majors in the Bachelor of Science

    In the Bachelor of Science, one major will be listed on your transcript. However, in some instances, you can complete the subjects for two majors – for example, you may complete the subjects for a major in both chemistry and pharmacology.
    For individual advice, speak to Stop 1.

  • Where can I find out more about Breadth subjects?

    For more information about Breadth in the Bachelor of Science, visit Breath subjects in the Bachelor of Science. For individual advice, speak to Stop 1.

  • How do I enrol in a subject?

    You can find information about enrolling in subjects at Enrolling in subjects in the Current students website.

  • Where do I find help and advice with course planning?

    Find valuable information and resources for planning your Bachelor of Science at How to plan your course. You can also book a course advice appointment with Stop 1.

  • What do I do about a timetable clash?

    If you are experiencing clashes with your timetable, you should look at alternative options for attendance such as watching lecture recordings. You can also find some help with other timetabling issues at Class timetable on the Current students website.

  • Can I study overseas?

    Information about Exchanges changes depending on the restrictions both in Australia and overseas. Currently, students within Australia can apply for Exchanges to New Zealand. If you're overseas and want to discuss exchange options, you should visit Study overseas on the Current students website to contact the Global Learning team.

  • Is there a point where student's will learn in person?

    Modes of teaching vary for each subject and are subject to Victorian public health advice and requirements. Furthermore, the University COVID-19 website states:

    For Semester 2, we intend to deliver most small to medium group teaching in person, on campus, with online options for students who are offshore. We are planning to deliver around 90% of Semester 2 subjects on campus, noting many will be in dual-delivery mode

  • Can I enroll in a concurrent diploma?

    There are a range of diplomas available and each one has varying eligibility – we recommend having a look at Concurrent diplomas on the Current students website.