Plan your BSc
Continuing students

You’ve finished (or are finishing) your first or second year in the Bachelor of Science and are starting to think about your options. Choosing between majors? Considering exchange? This page has some resources to help.

There is a lot of information out there designed to guide and support you as you move into the later years of your Bachelor of Science. This list is a comprehensive guide.

Course planning tool

Our interactive course planning tool will help you plan your subjects and majors.

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The Handbook is the University’s ultimate course and subject guide.

In the Handbook, you'll find the rules of the Bachelor of Science and information on subject timetables and prerequisites.

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Quota subjects

Some subjects offered by the University are ‘quota subjects’ or ‘quota restricted subjects’, where student numbers are limited.

These are usually laboratory or fieldwork subjects where enrolments are limited by available resources. Students are selected for these subjects on the basis of academic merit.

The Quota Subjects page lists subjects that have a quota limit, and provides information about teaching requirements and how to apply.

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Sample course plans

A list of sample course plans to help you select subjects that will meet the requirements for the majors available within the Bachelor of Science.

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A complete list of the majors available within the Bachelor of Science, with sample course plans.

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Stop 1 – Course Planning Appointments

If you need specialist advice regarding your course plan, make an appointment with a qualified Course Planning Adviser at Stop 1:

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Graduate Pathways

Graduates of the Bachelor of Science (BSc) can choose to pursue further studies in science and technology, or other broad areas of interest. As a BSc graduate, you can undertake further study in:

A range of honours and masters programs offered by the Faculty of Science, which in turn can lead to graduate research degrees like a PhD.

Other professional graduate programs including BiotechnologyData Science, Environmental Science, Environment, Health Sciences (including Medicine, Nursing Science Optometry and Physiotherapy), Veterinary Science, EngineeringManagementLawSocial WorkEducation, Urban Horticulture and Urban Planning, among others.


Going on Exchange will be the highlight of your degree – trust us!

The University grants over 1000 Melbourne Global Scholars Awards per year, which makes exchange more accessible than ever.

Check out the amazing destinations available as a part of The University of Melbourne’s exchange program!

More about exchange

Breadth subjects

breadth subject is a subject which is from a different area of study than the degree which you are enrolled in. All Bachelor of Science students will take breadth subjects as part of their course.

Bachelor of Science students complete a breadth component of 50 points (four subjects), with another 25 points (two subjects) available as either Breadth or Science electives (free subjects).

View the full list of Breadth subjects available to Bachelor of Science students.

Examples of Breadth