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“Corals have many mechanisms by which they can potentially adapt or acclimatise. The problem with climate change is the rate of change, so there’s concern that corals may not be able to respond quickly enough. Nearly half of the coral present was lost from the Great Barrier Reef due to the back-to-back bleaching events of 2016 and 2017. To combat this, we are manipulating corals and their microbial symbionts to accelerate naturally occurring evolutionary processes in the hope that we can create some varieties that are more resilient to predicted future environmental conditions. We call this ‘assisted evolution’.” Professor Madeleine Van Oppen, Marine Biologist School of BioSciences and the Australian Institute of Marine Science CONTENTS Why science? 3 Prepare for every future 4 Bachelor of Science 6 Science majors 8 Concurrent diplomas 18 Your network 19 Engineering 20 Information technology 22 Psychology 24 Enhance your study 26 Scholarships 28 Access Melbourne 29 Your career 30 Your next steps 32 Pathways to professional careers 34 Admissions 36 Entry requirements 37 Get started now 38 2
WHY SCIENCE? Look at the world around you. Do you see something that could be better? Maybe it’s the cracked glass on your phone, an incurable disease, lack of renewable energy options, pollution, or the missing ‘theory of everything’. It’s only when you understand how IT’S DIVERSE something works that you can hope to improve it, and science gives you the A Science degree is a sure way to tools to work out what’s really going on. kick-start a career in science, education, Be a leader of tomorrow and tackle the engineering, the health sciences or world’s greatest challenges with science. information technology. If you want a job in an emerging industry, or maybe one that hasn’t even been thought of yet, IT’S FUTURE-PROOF Science may be for you. In the next decade, an estimated 75 per cent of jobs in the fastest-growing industries will need skills in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine (STEMM). Also, STEMM graduates are more likely to be in a high income bracket.Q IT’S MEANINGFUL When you graduate, you’ll be ready to make a difference in society — just like our researchers, who are: •• Growing greener cities with plant- based roofs on buildings that increase human productivity, prevent urban flooding, create energy savings and reduce inner-city temperatures •• Developing iron and zinc biofortified rice that could change the lives of the billions of people who obtain most of their calories from rice •• Building tools that will enable doctors to identify babies at high risk of stillbirth while still in the womb. When you graduate, you could join one of our research teams through graduate research study, or take your new skills into industry, government or the not-for- profit sector. Q Office of the Chief Scientist (2016). Australia’s STEM Workforce: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Australian Government, Canberra. 3
PREPARE FOR EVERY FUTURE The Melbourne Model is designed to help you maximise your strengths, discover new ones and stand out in the workplace. You’ll start with an undergraduate degree, developing a deep understanding of your chosen area of interest and a breadth of knowledge across multiple disciplines. On graduation you can enter the workforce, or progress to one of over 400 specialised graduate programs. The Melbourne Model lets you design your own study path while developing the knowledge, skills and interdisciplinary perspectives you need to thrive in every kind of future. 4
YOUR UNDERGRADUATE higher level. We encourage every student Others use breadth to improve their to engage with organisations outside career prospects by complementing their DEGREE the University, through internships with major with a language, communication You’ll join a group of committed students business and community groups, applied skills or business expertise. Many who are benefiting from the University’s research projects and overseas study discover new passions through breadth, reputation for the highest quality of programs. and some even change their career plans! teaching and research in Australia.Q From day one you can study towards a career Our graduates are in demand. More ‘Breadth tracks’ (groups of breadth in engineering, climatology, medicine, than 250 Australian and international subjects taken throughout your degree) veterinary medicine, nanoscience, organisations – consulting and technology may even qualify you for graduate study in psychology or dozens of other specialty firms, government and industry – actively a field that’s very different to your major. areas – it’s up to you! We give you the recruit on campus each year. flexibility to structure your study program to suit your strengths, interests and YOUR NEXT STEPS career goals. So, if you want to become YOUR MAJOR After you finish your Science degree, you a civil engineer, the Bachelor of Science Your major is your chosen specialisation can choose to join the workforce, or go on with a major in Civil Systems is your first that you’ll focus on throughout your to further study at graduate level. step in your professional engineering degree. In most cases you’ll be able to try qualification. Or, if you’ve always wanted a few different study areas before deciding Choose graduate study at Melbourne to become a veterinary surgeon, taking on your major(s) in your third year. and you’ll get the full benefit of the the major in Animal Health and Disease There are 40 majors to choose from – turn graduate school experience by studying is part one to qualifying as a vet. If you’re to page 8 to start exploring your options! intensively, in small classes led by experts not sure or have interests in many STEMM and alongside others who share your areas, you can leave your options open deep interests and desire to succeed. during first year and explore several YOUR BREADTH STUDIES Your graduate degree will be disciplines before choosing from among internationally recognisable, setting you Breadth is a unique feature of the our 40 majors. apart from those who study a traditional Melbourne Model. It gives you the chance Australian single or double degree. to explore subjects outside of science, developing new perspectives and YOUR CONNECTIONS See page 30 to find out where your learning to collaborate with others who Science degree could lead you. The Melbourne Model connects have different strengths and interests – students with each other, the University just as you will in your future career. community and the wider world. You will be surrounded by other high-achieving Some of our students use breadth to students who will inspire you to take on explore creative interests or topics they new challenges and push yourself to a have always been curious about. M E L B O U R N E M O D E L G R A D U AT E S : •• ARE HIGHLY SATISFIED WITH THEIR TEACHERS •• DEVELOP ANALYTICAL PROBLEM-SOLVING SKILLS •• EARN MORE W AND BELIEVE THEY ARE PAID AND RECOGNISED FAIRLY •• ENJOY THE WORK THEY DO •• BELIEVE THEIR JOBS MAKE A POSITIVE CONTRIBUTION •• ARE SATISFIED WITH THEIR LEVEL OF RESPONSIBILITY AT WORK •• VOLUNTEER AND GET INVOLVED University of Melbourne Career Outcomes Survey 2017 Q Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2018. W $26 000 difference in annual salary between holders of a graduate vs bachelors degree. Graduate Careers Australia 2015. 5
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE Science at Melbourne maintains the highest standards and quality of teaching and research in Australia, attracting the highest calibre of students. The Bachelor of Science is truly yours MAJORS •• Human Structure and Function to customise. Its flexibility and breadth •• Immunology mean that if you already know what you Bachelor of Science students must complete a science major – a series of •• Marine Biology want to study, you can start shaping your career today. If you’re not sure and subjects in your area of specialisation. You •• Mathematical Physics have interests in many areas of science, will develop a study plan made up of first, •• Mathematics and Statistics technology, engineering, or mathematics, second and third-year-level subjects that •• Mechanical Systems you can leave your options open during culminate in one of the following majors (usually four subjects in a particular study •• Mechatronics Systems your first year while you explore. area taken at third-year level): •• Microbiology and Immunology You’ll be able to pick from 40 majors, •• Neuroscience some you may never have even heard •• Agricultural Science •• Pathology of or had the chance to study before. •• Animal Health and Disease One thing’s for sure, you’ll definitely find •• Pharmacology •• Animal Science and Management your passion! Whether you already have •• Physics •• Biochemistry and Molecular Biology your dream career in sight or are still •• Physiology searching, we know that planning your •• Bioengineering Systems •• Plant Science course can feel both exciting and a little •• Biotechnology •• Psychology overwhelming. Fear not; we’ll work with •• Cell and Developmental Biology you throughout your studies to make sure •• Spatial Systems •• Chemical Systems you’re on the right track. •• Zoology. •• Chemistry •• Civil Systems See pages 8–17 for more details. COURSE STRUCTURE •• Climate and Weather The Bachelor of Science requires the •• Computational Biology BACHELOR OF SCIENCE successful completion of 24 subjects (300 points), including a major. •• Computing and Software Systems (EXTENDED) •• Data Science Most students study eight subjects The Bachelor of Science (Extended) is each year for three years. •• Ecology and Evolutionary Biology a four-year degree allowing Indigenous •• Ecosystem Science Australian students to build careers •• Electrical Systems based on a strong science background. •• Environmental Engineering Systems You will have access to the full range of opportunities available in the Bachelor of •• Environmental Science Science, together with additional support •• Food Science and resources to ensure academic success. •• Genetics bsc.unimelb.edu.au •• Geography •• Geology 6
“After graduation I plan to study a masters in Human Resource Management and work in employment relations. I really enjoy learning about the legal jurisdictions of employees, and I only discovered my love for human resources and project management through the Melbourne Model.” Yargi Kilinc (Australia) current Bachelor of Science student BACH E LO R O F SCI E NCE Duration 3 years full time Part time available (domestic students only) Campus Parkville Entry February (Semester 1) or July (Semester 2)Q Entry requirements Domestic students Minimum entry 2019: ATAR 85.00, IB 31 Alternative entry: See Access Melbourne, page 29 International students International applicants will need to meet the academic admission and English language requirements. Visit: futurestudents.unimelb.edu.au Prerequisite subject study areas English, mathematics and science For full details of entry requirements and information for other qualifications visit: coursesearch.unimelb.edu.au Contact hours (first year, full time) Approximately 20 hours per week, plus independent study time of approximately 20 hours per week CRICOS: 002153M Q Your course plan will be different if you are commencing in Semester 2. Some majors cannot be completed within three years from a mid-year start date due to subject availability. You should pay close attention to prerequisite subjects and when they are offered to avoid any unnecessary delays to your course. 7
SCIENCE MAJORS Majors within the Bachelor of Science encompass the full range of scientific disciplines, from the fundamental and biological sciences to engineering systems and IT. AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE ANIMAL HEALTH AND ANIMAL SCIENCE AND The agricultural industry today is DISEASE MANAGEMENT less about sowing seeds and more How do you want to help animals? When What makes a free-range chicken free- about science: logistics, engineering, your best friend gets hurt, will you be there range? And is it really the most ethical robotics, genetics – modern farming is a to stitch Fido up? Or will you rush to the option? What is the best breeding cutting-edge, high-tech industry. At the stables for a foaling, or work in the lab, practice for livestock? And can we University of Melbourne we even have tracking disease outbreaks and developing finally confirm which are better, cats our own robotic dairy. You could use vaccines? Whatever you choose, start your or dogs? You might never answer that your biology and chemistry knowledge journey with Animal Health and Disease, last question, but in this major you will to develop food and fibre products where you’ll learn about animals and their learn all about animal management and that will be sustainable in our changing health, behaviour and handling. If you’re biology, from genetics and reproduction environment, or put your mathematics looking to become a vet, you can specialise through to behaviour and welfare. You’ll and statistics skills to use in managing in Veterinary Bioscience, a pathway to the understand how we use animals for food, livestock and grazing patterns. Within Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. Or you could fibre, recreation and companionship. the major, you can choose to specialise learn about disease surveillance in animal You can choose to specialise in Animal in Agricultural Science, Crop Science or populations through the Animal Disease Behaviour and Welfare, Livestock Animal Production. Biotechnology specialisation, and help Production or Animal Science. prevent another swine or bird flu epidemic. SAMPLE COURSE PLAN – BACHELOR OF SCIENCE Q MAJOR IN ANIMAL SCIENCE AND MANAGEMENT This course plan includes breadth subjects in Management. Biology of Cells and Introduction to Life, Earth Organisation and Semester 1 Chemistry 1 Organisms and Universe Management Year 1 Genetics and the Evolution Human Sciences: From Cells Semester 2 Chemistry 2 Principles of Management of Life to Societies Biochemistry in Animal Structure and Semester 1 Companion Animal Biology Managing Operations Agricultural Systems Function Year 2 Comparative Animal Ecology and Grazing Semester 2 Topics in Animal Health Organisational Behaviour Physiology Management Animal Disease Applied Animal Reproduction Managing Entrepreneurship Semester 1 Animal Behaviour Biotechnology 1 and Genetics and Innovation Year 3 Animal Disease Field Biology of Semester 2 Animal Systems Analysis Business Communications Biotechnology 2 Australian Wildlife Subject leading to a major Major subject Elective subject Breadth subjectW Q This is a sample course plan only. Subjects offered may change from year to year. You will be advised of current subject offerings prior to subject selection and enrolment. This sample study plans assumes that students have undertaken VCE Chemistry Units 3 and 4 or equivalent. W The breadth subjects featured in this plan are examples only. You can choose breadth subjects according to your interests. You must complete at least four breadth subjects in this degree, plus another two subjects either as breadth or as science electives. 8
#1 in Australia for Chemistry – QS World University Rankings by Subject 2018 “The Bachelor of Science offers such a huge range of subjects that it can often be hard to know which direction to go in. Keeping your subject choice broad, particularly in first year, allows you to find what you enjoy, and can often lead you to discover areas of science that you have a real passion for. Looking ahead to interesting subjects can also help inform your subject choice, to make sure that you have all the prerequisites up your sleeve when it comes to picking your major.” Ryan Lowe (Australia) Bachelor of Science (Biochemistry and Molecular Biology), 2015–2017 9
BIOCHEMISTRY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY CHEMICAL SYSTEMS MOLECULAR BIOLOGY Biotechnology uses biological knowledge In this modern world we take lots of It took 13 years and $1 billion to sequence to develop new processes and products things for granted, but without chemical the first human genome. Today, you only in industry, health, agribusiness and engineers, we wouldn’t have plastics, need to spend a few thousand dollars and other areas of human technology. It is pharmaceuticals, toiletries, household you’ll get the results tomorrow. Build the one of the world’s biggest and fastest- cleaners or processed food and drink. knowledge and techniques now needed in growing industries, and because it’s so Chemical engineers invent, design and many rapidly advancing fields of medical broad, we let you tailor this major to suit implement processes that convert raw research and biotechnology. In this major, your interests or background in areas materials into valuable products used you will develop your understanding like biology, chemistry, physics and every day. Follow this major through to the of basic biological processes as well as engineering. Depending on your focus, Master of Engineering and join students more specialised areas of molecular you can go on to careers in medical or working on important projects like clean science. And of course, you’ll spend lots veterinary science, food technology, energy biofuels, targeted drug delivery for of time in the lab developing the skills agriculture or forensic science. You can cancer treatment and new methods of air you need to work in this field. Careers also choose to complete further study pollution control. await in fields like pharmaceutical with the Master of Biotechnology. research, the biotechnology industry, or in the development and production of This major is also available in the CHEMISTRY Bachelor of Biomedicine. biochemical consumables. Wondering what chemistry is all about? The better question is, what isn’t chemistry all This major is also available in the Bachelor of Biomedicine. CELL AND about? Whether it’s harnessing renewable energy sources, next-gen nanotechnology DEVELOPMENTAL or new medical breakthroughs, chemistry BIOLOGY is an ever-present and vital tool for BIOENGINEERING shaping the technologies of the future. We’re all made of cells, and we all start SYSTEMS with just one. But what are cells made The future of science is multidisciplinary, If you can’t choose between operating of? Find out and learn how they work, and chemistry sits at the intersection of robots and operating theatres, then this and then explore the genetic, molecular so much that will change our world over major is for you. You’ll study elements of and cellular basis of development in a the coming century. This major covers the engineering, science and medicine, and variety of organisms and experimental fields of molecular design and synthesis, learn to use all three to develop new and models. See what happens when analysis and spectroscopic identification improved medical treatments, processes cellular processes go bad, resulting in of chemical species, quantum chemistry, and instruments. University of Melbourne developmental disorders or diseases molecular dynamics, chemical kinetics and bioengineers are working on ground- like cancer or diabetes. In this major, we thermodynamics. breaking innovations like the bionic eye, also make sure you consider the ethical implants that help control epilepsy and issues associated with new technologies, improved ways of delivering life-saving including IVF, birth control, stem cell drugs to the body. Follow this major technology and genetically manipulated through to the Master of Engineering and foods and crops, to prepare you for imagine what you could do next. possible careers in research laboratories and the medico-legal area. This major is also available in the Bachelor of Biomedicine. This major is also available in the Bachelor of Biomedicine. SAMPLE COURSE PLAN – BACHELOR OF SCIENCE Q MAJOR IN DATA SCIENCE This course plan includes a sample breadth track in Spanish. Biology of Cells and Semester 1 Foundations of Computing Calculus 2 Spanish 1 Organisms Year 1 Genetics and the Evolution Semester 2 Foundations of Algorithms Linear Algebra Spanish 2 of Life Semester 1 Elements of Data Processing Probability Principles of Genetics Spanish 3 Year 2 Semester 2 Statistics Experiments in Genetics Genes and Genomes Spanish 4 Evolutionary Genetics and Semester 1 Linear Statistical Models Machine Learning Spanish 5 Genomics Year 3 Science and Technology Semester 2 Modern Applied Statistics Applied Data Science Spanish 6 Internship Subject leading to a major Major subject Elective subject Breadth subjectW Q This is a sample course plan only. Subjects offered may change from year to year. You will be advised of current subject offerings prior to subject selection and enrolment. This sample study plan assumes that students have achieved a score of 29 or above in VCE Specialist Mathematics Units 3 and 4 or equivalent. Students who have not met this requirement will need to take Calculus 1, before Calculus 2. W The breadth subjects featured in this plan are examples only. You can choose breadth subjects according to your interests. You must complete at least four breadth subjects in this degree, 10 plus another two subjects either as breadth or as science electives.
CIVIL SYSTEMS COMPUTING AND Take a look around. The building you’re in, SOFTWARE SYSTEMS the road you drive on, the train you catch, You don’t need us to tell you that the even the drainage system in your street software industry is huge, and it’s only are all the work of civil engineers. Learn going to get bigger. Whether you’re about planning, design and construction interested in app development, gaming, of the built environment and explore the productivity software, financial products best ways of interacting with the natural or website development, this major will environment. Follow this major through to build the knowledge and skills you need the Master of Engineering and start creating for a career in the software industry. innovative solutions to urban problems. You’ll use programming languages, learn Build a bridge – literally. about the systematic processes behind the software development life cycle This major is also available in the Bachelor and gain an appreciation of advanced of Design. computing. Then, level up your major in the Master of Engineering or Master of CLIMATE AND WEATHER Information Technology. Ever wondered what causes cyclones, or what’s really happening to the ozone DATA SCIENCE layer? Our climate and weather systems Over the past decade there has been an influence a lot more than what you decide explosion in the amount of data captured to wear each morning. In fact, ongoing from mobile phones, the internet, sensors and unpredictable changes to our climate and instruments. Capturing this data is big and weather will greatly challenge business, but how do we make sense of it how – and where – we live in the future. all? That’s where you come in. Develop a Study Earth’s atmosphere, oceans and strong foundation in the statistical aspects land surfaces through this major, and of data analysis (data collection, data discover how they combine to influence mining, modelling and inference) and the temperatures, rainfall and other weather. principles of computer science (algorithms, Learn about climate modelling and data structures, data management and prediction, the role of principal wind and machine learning). Learn to integrate ocean current systems, and build your and apply statistical and computational skills in many of the different sciences principles to solve real-world problems that play a role in climate and weather. with large-scale data science, and set yourself up for the career of the future. COMPUTATIONAL BIOLOGY Did you know that computational biologists helped stop the spread of Ebola in 2014? Or that their models led to more sustainable fishing practices? A University of Melbourne computational biologist was even responsible for identifying the bones of King Richard III, which were found buried under a parking lot. Study biology, mathematics and statistics, and computer science in this truly multidisciplinary major. You’ll learn to interpret biological phenomena using mathematical and statistical models, computational tools and algorithmic design. Get ready for the jobs of tomorrow. #1 in Australia for Biological Sciences – QS World University Rankings by Subject 2018 11
ECOLOGY AND ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS ENVIRONMENTAL EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY Electrical engineers design and build SCIENCE Have you ever wondered about the electronic devices on all scales – Our environment is facing some history of life on Earth? When and where from nanoelectronics to nationwide serious challenges – from changing did a species originate? How did it power grids. And at the University of climates to habitat loss, environmental evolve? What controls where a species is Melbourne, our electrical engineers are degradation, species extinction and found and how abundant it is? Are birds improving lives by developing systems overpopulation. Environmental science really dinosaurs? This major combines and instrumentation for bionic vision, combines knowledge in biology, disciplines from genetics through to hearing technologies and life-support chemistry, statistics and earth sciences ecosystem science to give you a deep systems. This major introduces you to for a multi-disciplinary approach to understanding of the evolutionary basis the fundamental mathematics of signals, overcoming these challenges. You’ll also of ecosystems, habitats and biodiversity, systems and information, and the physical gain important skills in risk assessment and the relationships between species science of electrical phenomena. You can and environmental monitoring, which and their environments. You can then go on to further study in the Master of are crucial to careers in consulting, specialise in Ecology, Conservation Engineering. environmental management and Ecology, or Evolution and Biodiversity. laboratory research. ENVIRONMENTAL ECOSYSTEM SCIENCE ENGINEERING SYSTEMS FOOD SCIENCE We all like to think we’re green but, for As an environmental engineer, your Not even Jamie Oliver will be able the first time ever, more than 50 per job is to build sustainable solutions to to feed the 9.7 billion people we can cent of people around the world live in environmental problems. In this major, expect to be sharing the planet with by cities. Some think this removes us from you’ll learn about the complexities of 2050.Q Study food science and learn nature, but we’re now recognising the natural systems and how they interact new ways to improve, preserve, process, value of urban ecosystems, green spaces with the built environment by examining package, store and deliver food products and urban forests in making our cities land use and management, salinity, water globally. This major could lead to a more liveable for us, and for our plant resources management, water quality career designing new and better ways and animal neighbours. Meanwhile, and soil rehabilitation. Follow this major to feed the world in growing industries outside the cities, we see dwindling through to the Master of Engineering and like product research and development, forests worldwide and an ever-expanding join our graduates alongside biologists, food safety and regulation, nutrition appetite for forest products and ask, ecologists and resource managers to assessment and quality assurance. what can we do? This major will show create a better, more efficient and more you how to care for, use and protect sustainable world. urban and forest ecosystems. The Urban Ecosystems specialisation will teach you to build and manage the greener, liveable cities of the future, while in the Forest Ecosystem specialisation you’ll discover how to sustainably manage what goes into, and what comes out of, forests. SAMPLE COURSE PLAN – BACHELOR OF SCIENCE W MAJOR IN ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE This sample course plan includes breadth subjects in Creativity, the Arts and Young People. Biology of Cells and Semester 1 Chemistry 1 The Global Environment Creativity, Play and the Arts Organisms Year 1 Genetics and the Evolution Creative Projects – Semester 2 Chemistry 2 Understanding Planet Earth of Life Digital Technologies Chemistry: Reactions and Semester 1 Environmental Chemistry Analysis of Biological Data Concepts of Childhood Synthesis Year 2 Chemistry: Structure and Science Communication and Semester 2 Ecology Dangerous Earth Properties Employability Environmental Risk Hydrogeology/Environmental School Experience as Semester 1 Imaging the Environment Assessment Geochemistry Breadth Year 3 Problem Solving in Analytical and Environmental Semester 2 Applied Ecology Story, Children and the Arts Environmental Science Chemistry Subject leading to a major Major subject Elective subject Breadth subjectE Q United Nations: World Population Prospects: the 2012 Revision. W This is a sample course plan only. Subjects offered may change from year to year. You will be advised of current subject offerings prior to subject selection and enrolment. E The breadth subjects featured in this plan are examples only. You can choose breadth subjects according to your interests. You must complete at least four breadth subjects in this degree, 12 plus another two subjects either as breadth or as science electives.
“As an international student I felt very welcomed at Melbourne University, in the company of new friends and experienced staff. Additionally, studying advanced technology, working with gifted teammates from different backgrounds and participating in various social events made my life more colourful. It also increased my confidence for finding a decent job.” Guoxin Sun (China) Bachelor of Science (Electrical Systems), 2015–2017 SAMPLE COURSE PLAN – BACHELOR OF SCIENCE Q MAJOR IN MECHANICAL SYSTEMS LEADING TO THE MASTER OF ENGINEERING This course plan includes a sample breadth track in Economics and Finance. Semester 1 Engineering Systems Design 1 Calculus 1 W Physics 1 Principles of Finance Year 1 Physics 2: Physical Science Semester 2 Engineering Systems Design 2 Calculus 2 Data Analysis 1 and Technology Semester 1 Engineering Mechanics Linear Algebra Engineering Computation E Business Finance Year 2 Foundations of Electrical Semester 2 Engineering Mathematics Engineering Materials Econometrics 1 Networks E Semester 1 Mechanics and Materials Imaging the Environment Corporate Finance Investments Year 3 Thermodynamics and Systems Modelling and Numerical Programming for Semester 2 Mechanical Design Fluid Mechanics Analysis Engineers Subject leading to a major Major subject Elective subject Breadth subjectR Q This is a sample course plan only. Subjects offered may change from year to year. You will be advised of current subject offerings prior to subject selection and enrolment. W Students who have a study score of 25 or higher in VCE Mathematical Methods Units 3 and 4, but did not achieve 29 or higher in Specialist Mathematics Units 3 and 4, take Calculus 1 before proceeding to Calculus 2. Students with 27 or 28 in Specialist Mathematics Units 3 and 4 are eligible for entry to Linear Algebra. E Recommended for students intending to proceed to the Master of Engineering (Mechanical). 13 R The breadth subjects featured in this plan are examples only. You must complete at least four breadth subjects in this degree.
GENETICS GEOLOGY IMMUNOLOGY Not long ago, genetics was a highly With 4.6 billion years’ worth of records, Learn how immunology – the study specialised field. Now it is the foundation geology has plenty to tell us. In this major, of the human immune system, which for studies in all the biological sciences. you’ll discover the secrets hidden below controls infections and provides immunity We’re all geneticists. At its core, genetics the ground through field-based classes and against micro-organisims – can apply is the study of the variation between laboratory analysis. Explore the origins of to a range of areas in the biomedical living things and how this variation is our planet and the processes that shaped sciences. This major will teach you to inherited. This can include studies of gene it, and how these processes continue to acquire, analyse and apply information regulation, development, neurogenetics, change our planet, sometimes dramatically. from multiple sources, both within and population genetics and evolution You’ll be able to read the landscape at a beyond the laboratory. It opens up careers along with genetic disease detection, whole new level. Our economy and lifestyles in epidemiology, diagnostics, molecular prevention and treatment in humans, rely in a large part on the resources that biology, biotechnology, vaccinology, animals and plants. This knowledge lie below us, so there are always lots of biosafety and regulation. is then applied to research in biology, career opportunities for geologists in biomedical sciences, biotechnology, research, environmental assessment and This major is also available in the Bachelor ecology and conservation. See what we remediation, the minerals and petroleum of Biomedicine. mean by “we’re all geneticists”? industries, and government. This major is also available in the MARINE BIOLOGY Bachelor of Biomedicine. HUMAN STRUCTURE AND Marine biology is much more than just FUNCTION swimming with dolphins – it is the key to understanding and responding to GEOGRAPHY The human body is amazing. If you want important issues facing our planet, like to see just how amazing, then you should Geographers look at the world around global warming and the impact of tourism do this major. You’ll get hands-on, using us and ask: What is going on? And then and pollution on our oceans. You’ll become human cadavers to understand the they ask: How can we make it better? an expert in marine biological systems, relationship between human physiology This major develops your skills in and in the application of ecological (function) and anatomy (structure), conservation, environmental practices principles and environmental management while being introduced to elements and social processes though problem- strategies. You’ll also develop a breadth of other relevant fields like pathology, focused and field-based activities. You of knowledge across many disciplines, pharmacology and zoology. This major is a can study geomorphology, climate from biological sciences such as botany great pathway to further study in medicine change, coastal processes, biodiversity, and zoology to the physical sciences of or health sciences. palaeoecology, sustainable development chemistry, geography and oceanography. and globalisation. Optional field subjects This major is also available in the Bachelor You may then decide to explore careers in will take you to East Timor or China and of Biomedicine. commercial aquaculture, environmental give you first-hand experience of the monitoring, research or tourism (and yes, landscapes, cultures and politics that that may include swimming with dolphins). define these fascinating countries. This major is also available in the Bachelor of Arts. SAMPLE COURSE PLAN – BACHELOR OF SCIENCE Q MAJOR IN NEUROSCIENCE This course plan includes breadth subjects in Anthropology and Linguistics. Biology of Cells and Semester 1 Mind, Brain and Behaviour 1 Fundamentals of Chemistry Intercultural Communication Organisms Year 1 Genetics and the Evolution Anthropology: Studying Semester 2 Mind, Brain and Behaviour 2 Chemistry 1 of Life Human Diversity Engaging the World in Semester 1 Biological Psychology Principles of Genetics Developmental Psychology Theory and Practice Year 2 Personality and Social Language, Society Semester 2 Cognitive Psychology Biotechnology Psychology and Culture Neurophysiology: Neurons Research Methods for Power, Ideology and Semester 1 Principles of Neuroscience and Circuits Human Inquiry Inequality Year 3 Sensation Movement and Psychological Science: Anthropology of Kinship Semester 2 Developmental Neurobiology Complex Functions Theory and Practice and Family Subject leading to a major Major subject Elective subject Breadth subjectW Q This is a sample course plan only. Subjects offered may change from year to year. You will be advised of current subject offerings prior to subject selection and enrolment. W The breadth subjects featured in this plan are examples only. You can choose breadth subjects according to your interests. You must complete at least four breadth subjects in this degree, plus another two subjects either as breadth or as science electives. 14
MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS From black holes, thermodynamics, electricity and magnetism to acoustics Secondary and aerodynamics, mathematical physics school (VCE) has helped answer many of the big questions about our world. This major combines physics and mathematics to provide you with the tools you need to Bachelor of understand the physical world, and will build a strong foundation for careers in Science, major logistics management, market research, in Immunology medical or research analysis, finance, materials science or mining. MATHEMATICS AND Doctor of STATISTICS Medicine Every scientist, engineer, medical specialist and economist uses maths and/or statistics. Maths and stats are powerful tools for understanding the physical world, as well as human endeavour and behaviour in fields like psychology, linguistics and the social sciences. By majoring in mathematics you’ll be able to pick an equation apart, understand its component parts and, maybe, put it back together with improvements. And you’ve probably heard the saying: there’s lies, damn lies and statistics. That’s half true – there’s bad statistics, and there’s good statistics. Can you spot the difference? This major gives you deep knowledge in one of four specialisations: Pure Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Operations Research/Discrete Mathematics and Statistics and Stochastic Processes. “I loved biology in secondary school, and with no clear direction of where I wanted to go with my career, doing science was a great choice for me. It has opened up my perspective of what fields of study there are, and the flexibility in subject choice has allowed me to explore all my options in different science areas.” Claire Demeo (Australia) 15
MECHANICAL SYSTEMS MICROBIOLOGY AND PATHOLOGY Mechanical engineers design, construct, IMMUNOLOGY Diseases are a part of life, and a part of operate and maintain machines, robots, Life on Earth began with, and has always death. It wasn’t that long ago that we didn’t energy systems and manufacturing depended on, the activities of micro- know the root cause of even the most equipment – practically anything organisms. Most of these activities common diseases, and there is still so with moving parts. With the skills and are helpful to the planet and to us, but much to learn. Discover how pathology has knowledge you gain in this major, you occasionally micro-organisms can do made rapid advances by looking at disease could help develop new products like bad things, like cause infections, with from all angles – molecular, cellular, tissue, mobile phones, gaming consoles, cars potentially disastrous outcomes. Our functional, biochemical and immunological. and wind turbines, or the robots that immune system fights infections, and Use cutting-edge medical research and make them. Mechanical engineering not usually wins, but it’s an arms race and the latest understanding of human biology only interacts with all other disciplines we must constantly adapt to battle new and molecular genetics to understand the of engineering but, increasingly, with infections. Learn about the incredible mechanisms behind disease. You could other disciplines such as medicine, ability of micro-organisms to evolve and end up doing diagnostic pathology in a biology and computer technology. This survive, and how our immune system biotechnology lab, or complete further major prepares you to solve practical works to control infections and provide study for a career in disease research or as a problems with mechanical systems, and immunity against those micro-organisms medical pathologist. leads to further study in the Master of that are out to harm us. Engineering. This major is also available in the This major is also available in the Bachelor of Biomedicine. This major is also available in the Bachelor of Biomedicine. Bachelor of Design. PHARMACOLOGY NEUROSCIENCE Some drugs save lives, some destroy MECHATRONICS SYSTEMS lives. Pharmacology is the study of the How the brain works is both fascinating If the future is self-driving cars, Amazon and baffling, and there is still so much interaction between drugs and humans delivery drones and re-usable rockets, then yet to be discovered about these living (and other animals) – it’s how we find the career of the future is mechatronics. computers. This major will give you an out what works and what doesn’t. In this Do you like mechanical, electrical and understanding of how the nervous system major you can choose a research project software engineering and can’t decide is organised and how it functions, from that could contribute to major advances which to specialise in? Why not combine the biology of nerve cells and neural in the treatment of diabetes, heart attack, the three and develop the next generation circuits through to neural systems and asthma, cancer, Parkinson’s disease and of automated technologies! You’ll complex behaviours. You’ll also find out many other ailments affecting humans. develop a fundamental understanding how modern neuroscience interacts with Maybe you’ll be inspired to set off on a of the mathematical modelling that molecular and cell biology, physiology, research path in this $1 trillion industry. dictates the behaviour, response and psychology, and cognitive and information Or maybe your new-found knowledge control of mechanical systems. And science. You can then take this will take you elsewhere, into business or you’ll learn about electronic sensors, the knowledge and apply it to fields like drug government. You’ll be studying in the heart instrumentation required to support them, development, behavioural research, brain of Australia’s pharmaceutical industry, so and programming skills used for interfacing imaging or whatever other possibilities look out for opportunities to connect with computers with machines. You can then go your brain can come up with. the many companies and institutes in our deeper into this field with further study in neighbourhood located nearby. the Master of Engineering. This major is also available in the Bachelor of Biomedicine. This major is also available in the Bachelor of Biomedicine. SAMPLE COURSE PLAN – BACHELOR OF SCIENCE Q MAJOR IN PHYSICS This course plan includes a sample breadth track in History and Philosophy of Science. Semester 1 Physics 1 Calculus 2 Chemistry 1 Science and Pseudoscience Year 1 Physics 2: Physical Science Semester 2 Linear Algebra Chemistry 2 From Plato to Einstein and Technology Quantum and Thermal Laboratory and Technology and Semester 1 Vector Calculus Physics Computational Physics 2 Contemporary Life Year 2 Special Relativity and Semester 2 Real Analysis Differential Equations Science, Reason and Reality Electromagnetism Semester 1 Quantum Physics Electrodynamics Complex Analysis Science and Society Year 3 Laboratory and Methods of Mathematical Scientific Practice and Semester 2 Statistical Physics Computational Physics 3 Physics Human Inquiry Subject leading to a major Major subject Elective subject Breadth subjectW Q This is a sample course plan only. Subjects offered may change from year to year. You will be advised of current subject offerings prior to subject selection and enrolment. This sample study plans assume that students have undertaken VCE Physics Units 3 and 4 and VCE Chemistry Units 3 and 4 or equivalent, and obtained a study score of 29 or more in VCE Mathematical Methods Units 3 and 4 or equivalent. Also, that students have achieved a score of 29 or above in VCE Specialist Mathematics Units 3 and 4 or equivalent. Students who have not met this requirement will need to take Calculus 1, before Calculus 2. W The breadth subjects featured in this plan are examples only. You can choose breadth subjects according to your interests. You must complete at least four breadth subjects in this degree, 16 plus another two subjects either as breadth or as science electives.
PHYSICS PLANT SCIENCE SPATIAL SYSTEMS Biology, chemistry, engineering, Forget solar panels and Tesla batteries, Be part of one of the fastest-growing medicine, finance – at their most the true solar energy and storage IT industries in the world. Spatial fundamental levels, everything in nature powerhouses of the world are plants. information has entered the ‘big data’ can be explained by physics. So, if you Study the big and the small, from age with huge, complex data sets want to understand how a bumblebee single-celled algae (the solar factories that include geographic and location- flies, how the human metabolism works, of the oceans), to giant eucalyptus trees, tagged information from thousands of how to design a wind turbine that doesn’t ancient ferns, the crop plants that supply sources, like global positioning satellites, collapse, or how to predict the next most of the world’s nutritional needs, or surveying, laser mapping (LiDAR) and global financial collapse, study Physics. the plant toxins that might be the basis telecommunications. You could build the You should also study Physics if you are for the next life-saving drug. Learn how next generation of 3-D visualisations for inspired by the beauty of the cosmos plants’ solar-powered food and oxygen Google Earth or create software that will and want to reveal its mysteries, or if you factories work. Plant science can take you help us predict and respond to bushfires want to use the biggest machine ever in as many directions as there are plants – or other natural disasters. This major built to see the smallest particles ever from agriculture to horticulture, and from leads to the professionally accredited observed. conservation to biotechnology. Master of Engineering or Master of Information Technology. PHYSIOLOGY PSYCHOLOGY This major is also available in the Bachelor of Design. Discoveries in physiology impact on Admit it. Deep down, we all want to know health and medicine, our environment, what everyone else is thinking. Look at the industry, nutrition, exercise and most popular TED talks of all time – nearly ZOOLOGY reproductive biology, and you could set all of them are about human psychology. yourself up for a career in any of these Understanding human behaviour is hard, Did you know that some female lizards areas by understanding how cells, organs because how we behave is complex and can clone themselves, a baby bandicoot and whole-of-body functions work. Our keeps changing as our environment is born after only 12 days of pregnancy bodies work amazingly most of the time, and technology changes. In this major and that some baby spiders practise but what happens when something you’ll learn about every stage of human ‘matriphagy’ – eating their mothers after goes wrong? Learn how disturbances behaviour, from behavioural neuroscience birth? The Zoology major gives you the in the endocrine, cardiovascular, to cognitive processes, and the practical option to study animals at every scale, musculoskeletal, developmental and aspects of developmental, social and from the biology of cells to the behaviour neural control systems impact our health, clinical psychology. With further study in of whole populations. You can choose and devise experimental studies that one of our accredited masters degrees to specialise in Behavioural Ecology, might help us understand what we can do you can gain registration as a professional Reproductive Biology or Wildlife and to stop them. psychologist. Conservation. We’re not promising you’ll be the next Sir David Attenborough, but This major is also available in the This major is also available in the he did study zoology at university, so it’s Bachelor of Biomedicine. Bachelor of Arts. a start! SAMPLE COURSE PLAN – BACHELOR OF SCIENCE Q MAJOR IN ZOOLOGY This course plan includes a sample breadth track in Politics and International Studies. Biology of Cells and Famine: The Geography of Semester 1 Chemistry 1 The Developing World Organisms Scarcity Year 1 Genetics and the Evolution Biology of Australian Semester 2 Chemistry 2 International Politics of Life Flora and Fauna Animal Structure and Blue Planet: Semester 1 Analysis of Biological Data Politics and the Media Function Intro to Marine Environments Year 2 Comparative Animal Development in the Semester 2 Ecology Environmental Chemistry Physiology 21st Century Ecology in Changing Marine Ecosystems: School Experience as Semester 1 Animal Behaviour Environments Ecology & Management Breadth Year 3 Field Biology of Science Communication and Semester 2 Applied Ecology Science Research Project Australian Wildlife Employability Subject leading to a major Major subject Elective subject Breadth subjectW Q This is a sample course plan only. Subjects offered may change from year to year. You will be advised of current subject offerings prior to subject selection and enrolment. This sample study plan assumes that students have achieved a score of 25 or more in VCE Mathematical Methods Units 3 and 4 or equivalent, and VCE Chemistry Units 3 and 4 or equivalent. W The breadth subjects featured in this plan are examples only. You can choose breadth subjects according to your interests. You must complete at least four breadth subjects in this degree, plus another two subjects either as breadth or as science electives. 17
CONCURRENT DIPLOMAS Concurrent diplomas offer another DIPLOMA IN LANGUAGES DIPLOMA IN MUSIC way to develop your interests Languages available: Ancient Greek, The Diploma in Music provides the and discover new opportunities Arabic, Chinese, French, German, opportunity to further your musical outside of your chosen degree. Hebrew, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, training or explore areas of academic and Latin, Russian and Spanish. practical interest in music, while gaining a music qualification alongside your FLEXIBLE STUDY Available to: undergraduate studies in another field. OPTIONS Students enrolled in Arts, Biomedicine, The program can be tailored depending Commerce, Design, Music and Science. on your interests, and provides access to Our diplomas give you many flexible Available in some graduate programs the full range of Conservatorium options. options to enrich and broaden your (pending permission from graduate studies – and if you're an undergraduate program coordinator). Available to: domestic student, you may be eligible to Students enrolled in Arts, Biomedicine, receive the final half of the diploma HECS Prerequisites Commerce, Design and Science. free. You can study a diploma alongside If you are applying for a Diploma in your undergraduate degree (adding a Languages other than in Ancient Greek, Prerequisites further year of study), or cross-credit Hebrew or Latin and have not studied There are no additional prerequisites up to 50 points (four subjects) of study your chosen language at the University, once you are enrolled in your in your undergraduate degree and your you are required to take a Language undergraduate degree. Some ensemble diploma, enabling you to complete the Placement Test. subjects require an audition, and entry degree and the diploma within 3.5 years. to the music performance stream – ba.unimelb.edu.au/enrich/diploma- involving individual instrumental or High-achieving students may be able languages vocal lessons – is by recorded audition, to complete their degree and diploma submitted in early February. within three years. Conditions apply, and you should discuss your options with a DIPLOMA IN mcm.unimelb.edu.au/study/degrees/ course adviser once you enrol in your MATHEMATICAL diploma-in-music undergraduate degree. SCIENCES The Diploma in Mathematical Sciences DIPLOMA IN enables you to gain a mathematics INFORMATICS qualification while completing an undergraduate degree. The Diploma in Informatics will equip you with the understanding of IT technologies Available to: and tools that employers are seeking. Students enrolled in Arts, Biomedicine, The Diploma is designed to complement Commerce, Design, Music and Science.R your core studies with fundamental programming and data management skills. Prerequisites Available to: A study score of 30 in VCE Specialist Mathematics Units 3 and 4 or equivalent, Students enrolled in Arts, Biomedicine,Q or successful completion of university- Commerce, Design,W Music and Science.E level studies equivalent to VCE Specialist Prerequisites Mathematics Units 3 and 4. Successful completion of 50 points of courses.science.unimelb.edu.au/study/ University study, including the core subject degrees/diploma-in-mathematical- COMP10001 Foundations of Computing, sciences with a weighted average of 65%. cis.unimelb.edu.au/study/ undergraduate Q Bachelor of Biomedicine students cannot complete the diploma and the degree within the standard structure and time frame. Consult your course adviser. W Bachelor of Design students majoring in Computing are not permitted to complete the Diploma in Informatics. E Bachelor of Science students who select a major in Computing and Software Systems or Data Science are not permitted to complete a Diploma in Informatics. R Bachelor of Science students who select a major in Mathematics and Statistics or Mathematical Physics or Data Science are not permitted to complete a Diploma in Mathematical Sciences. 18
YOUR NETWORK With a reputation as a global research leader, world-renowned scientists on staff, state-of-the art facilities, 11 research Centres of Excellence and a strong culture of industry collaboration, the Faculty of Science is finding solutions to the issues that matter most. YOUR TEACHERS YOUR PEERS YOUR ALUMNI Do you want to connect with some We attract the brightest and most The Faculty of Science alumni of the best researchers in Australia? enthusiastic students, so you’ll be community is made up of over That’s easy – study science at mixing with people like you. Together 50 000 graduates. Meaning you are Melbourne, and they’ll be your you will be challenged and inspired to part of a vast, interconnected global lecturers. achieve your best. community. YOUR CAMPUS YOUR CITY YOUR FACILITIES The Faculty of Science is based at the The Melbourne Museum and The University of Melbourne’s historic Parkville campus, in the heart Melbourne Zoo are a short walk from $140 million Bio21 Molecular Science of Melbourne. We also have campuses the University, and the world-famous and Biotechnology Institute is one of in Creswick and Burnley. Melbourne cafe and arts culture is the largest biotechnology research available right on your doorstep. centres in Australia, and something you’ll have access to as a Science student here. 19
ENGINEERING #1 in Australia for Engineering and Technology – QS World University Rankings by Subject 2018 Study at Australia’s number one university HOW TO BECOME A PROFESSIONAL (ACCREDITED) for engineering and technologyQ and gain fundamental engineering knowledge for a ENGINEER THROUGH THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE successful career, not just your first job. ST E P 1 : C H O O SE A N EN G I N EERI N G M A J O R (3 Y EA RS ) Qualified engineers are in high demand globally. As an engineering graduate you can access a vast range of interesting B I O E N G I N E E R I N G SYST E M S and well-paid employment opportunities C H E M I C A L SYST E M S around the world. C I V I L SYST E M S CO M P U T I N G A N D S O F T WA R E SYST E M S E L E CT R I C A L SYST E M S ENGINEERING AT E N V I R O N M E N TA L E N G I N E E R I N G SYST E M S MELBOURNE M E C H A N I C A L SYST E M S To become a professionally accredited M E C H AT R O N I CS SYST E M S engineer you’ll complete a three- S PAT I A L SYST E M S year undergraduate degree with an engineering major or sequence, followed by a two-year Master of Engineering at the Melbourne School of Engineering. ST E P 2 : C H O O SE G RA DUATE STU DY I N EN G I N EERI N G There are nine engineering systems (2 Y EA RS) majors in the Bachelor of Science, providing you with a broad and flexible pathway for studying engineering in a MA ST ER O F EN GI N EERI N G wider scientific context: OR •• Focus on your chosen field of MA ST ER O F EN GI N EERI N G ( W I T H B US I N ESS ) engineering, explore different types of engineering or complement your course with subjects from outside your core discipline STEP 3 : EM P LOY M EN T A S A P RO F ESSI O N A L •• Gain a world-class education of (ACC REDI TED) EN G I N EER greater technical depth and breadth •• Graduate with two degrees, including a higher-level masters qualification. PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION The Master of Engineering is the first degree in Australia to be accredited by both Engineers Australia and EUR-ACE® in Europe.W Q QS World University Rankings by Subject 2018. W The Master of Engineering (Spatial), (Biomedical with Business), (Electrical with Business) and (Software with Business) are provisionally accredited by Engineers Australia until sufficient students graduate from the programs. The Melbourne School of Engineering is seeking provisional accreditation for the Master of Engineering (Materials) by Engineers Australia. The Master of Engineering is accredited by EUR-ACE®, apart from the Master of Engineering (Software) and (Software with Business), which are accredited by Euro-Inf®. 20
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