Honours

Bachelor of Science (Degree with Honours)

    • CRICOS Code: 014791D

    The experience

    Overview

    There’s more to university than just going to class and studying for exams! Make the most of your time on campus by taking advantage of all that the University of Melbourne has to offer.

    Support and mentoring

    We know that starting university can be an exciting but challenging time. Our goal is to make you feel comfortable and confident right from the beginning.

    Before you even start classes, you’ll attend a welcome day and orientation activities, where you’ll receive course advice. While you’re with us, we offer academic skills support, mentoring, health services, counselling and financial aid. If you’re an international student, we have support programs especially for you.

    More about support services

    What’s studying Science really like?

    Study in the heart of Melbourne

    Based on our beautiful Parkville campus, you’ll be situated right next to the city’s centre. We have easy access to everything the city offers – restaurants, galleries, theatres and shopping – but with a close and supportive community on campus.

    Surrounded by the institutes and companies that make up the Melbourne Innovation District and Melbourne Biomedical Precinct, you’ll find career opportunities literally on your doorstep.

    More about Melbourne and the Parkville Campus

    Student clubs and societies

    Get involved! The University has over 200 clubs and societies, so find the ones that fit your interests and join up. There are more than 30 clubs dedicated to science alone. Look up the regular events run by the Science Students’ Society and the Pre-Engineering Club, which give you the chance to make new connections with other like-minded students.

    More about student clubs and societies

    Volunteering and leadership

    Volunteering is a great chance to extend your learning opportunities, connect with communities, and build your CV. You might find yourself mentoring high-school students in In2Science, inspiring prospective students as a Science Student Ambassador, presenting a science show in Science Delivery, or working as a mediator in the Science Gallery.

    More about volunteering opportunities

    Profile

    Asitha Samarawickrama

    “I have always been a curious person. I wanted to develop my research and investigative skills further, so an Honours year was a great way to get a taste of what academic research looked like. My Honours was conducted in collaboration with the Australian Wildlife Conservancy (AWC), and I conducted my fieldwork at AWC's Scotia Sanctuary. Not only was I able to develop my research skills through this course, but I was also able to see how research could be used on the ground to assist in the conservation of Australia's unique wildlife.”

    Read more of Asitha’s journey