Graduate Degree Packages

Follow your career ambitions from day one

A Graduate Degree Package (GDP) is a combined offer for both an undergraduate degree and a place in a specialised professional graduate program.

When applying, don't forget to also add the undergraduate course as a single course preference as you will not be automatically considered if you do not meet the GDP entry requirements.

See if you're eligible

A study approach that sets you apart

An undergraduate degree followed by a graduate program will equip you with the knowledge, skills and expertise in your chosen discipline to make an impact in your career.

Secure peace of mind

With a Graduate Degree Package you'll lock in your spot in a highly competitive graduate degree, so you'll know what lies ahead on your study journey.

Save on graduate course fees

If you’re a domestic student you'll be guaranteed a Commonwealth Supported Place – where a portion of your tuition fees is paid by the Australian Government – as long as you fulfil the requirements of your graduate course.

Apply through VTAC

Applying for a Graduate Degree Package is easy – simply add its unique course code to your preference list through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC).

Flexibility to change your mind

You can withdraw from your chosen GDP at any point, concluding your studies with a bachelors qualification, or pursuing another career by applying for a different graduate program.

Click on a career path to discover the undergraduate degree and graduate program package options and their entry requirements.

Architecture, building, planning and design

Want to be an architect, construction manager, urban planner or property professional? Gain the specialist skills, cross-disciplinary knowledge and industry connections to excel in whichever career you choose.

Engineering

Begin in one of four undergraduate degrees and then progress into the engineering masters of your choice, becoming a professionally accredited engineer with advanced technical, analytical and interpersonal skills.

Health

There are several packaged study options enabling you to gain professional accreditation in one of three health sciences fields: dentistry, optometry and physiotherapy.

Information technology and computer science

Interested in a career in IT or data science? Package one of four undergraduate degrees with your preferred masters to become an expert in fields as diverse as banking, business intelligence and software engineering.

Law

Be practice-ready for the modern legal landscape. Combine one of several undergraduate degrees with the Melbourne Juris Doctor, which has set the benchmark for legal education in Australia.

Teaching

Achieve your career ambitions of inspiring and empowering future generations. You can choose to specialise in one of four teaching areas: Early Childhood, Early Childhood and Primary, Primary, and Secondary.

Veterinary science

Help solve global challenges while improving animal health. Start with a Bachelor of Science and progress into the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, opening up career paths in veterinary research, agriculture and more.

General eligibility requirements

All students must satisfy the following requirements to be eligible for a Graduate Degree Package:

  • Apply for entry through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC)
    • School-leaver applicants who are completing an Australian Year 12 or the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma in Australia are currently eligible to be considered for a Graduate Degree Package. Australian citizens who are completing an Australian Year 12 or the IB outside Australia are also eligible.
  • Apply for a University of Melbourne Graduate Degree Package via VTAC for commencement in the intake following the completion of your Year 12 or the IB
  • Enrol and commence studying at the University of Melbourne (or be granted an approved deferral) in the intake immediately following your completion of Year 121 or the IB
  • Commence graduate study within 18 months of completing your undergraduate degree (subject to exceptions for cases that require special treatment, for example, protracted illness).

If you are already enrolled at the University of Melbourne, you are not eligible to enrol into a Graduate Degree Package retrospectively. Instead, you may be eligible for one of our existing guaranteed graduate pathways to graduate studies.


1. For example: if you are finishing Year 12 in December 2023, you will be eligible to apply for a Graduate Degree Package in the Start Year 2024 (Semester 1, 2024) intake. If you receive an offer, you will have the option to either commence your studies in this intake or apply to defer your place for up to one year. If your deferral is approved, your place in the Graduate Degree Package will be held for you, and you will remain eligible for the bachelor degree and the packaged graduate program. Please note that deferrals are not granted automatically, and you are not permitted to undertake other tertiary studies during an approved deferral period. Refer to our deferral FAQs for more detail.

Packages in architecture, building, planning and design

An undergraduate degree Packaged with a guaranteed place in CSP VTAC code2 IFP VTAC code3 Entry requirements
Bachelor of Design Master of Architecture
How to become an architect
3800510431 3800510433 ATAR: 95.00+
WAM 65%+
A Bachelor of Design with a major in Architecture is required
Bachelor of Design Master of Construction Management
How to become a construction manager
3800510441 3800510443 ATAR: 93.00+
WAM 65%+
A Bachelor of Design with a major in Construction Management is required
Bachelor of Design Master of Landscape Architecture
How to become a landscape architect
3800510451 3800510453 ATAR: 93.00+
WAM 65%+
A Bachelor of Design with a major in Landscape Architecture is required
Bachelor of Design Master of Property
How to become a property professional
3800510461 3800510463 ATAR: 93.00+
WAM 65%+
A Bachelor of Design with a major in Property is required
Bachelor of Design Master of Urban Planning
How to become an urban planner
3800510471 3800510473 ATAR: 93.00+
WAM 65%+
Bachelor of Arts Master of Urban Planning 3800510481 3800510483 ATAR: 93.00+
WAM 65%+

Packages in engineering

An undergraduate degree Packaged with a guaranteed place in CSP VTAC code2 IFP VTAC code3 Entry requirements
Bachelor of Biomedicine Master of Engineering
How to become an engineer
3800510171 3800510173 ATAR: 95.00+
Prerequisite subjects must be satisfied
Bachelor of Commerce Master of Engineering 3800510181 3800510183 ATAR: 93.00+
Prerequisite subjects must be satisfied
Bachelor of Design Master of Engineering 3800510191 3800510193 ATAR: 93.00+
Prerequisite subjects must be satisfied
Bachelor of Science Master of Engineering 3800510201 3800510203 ATAR: 93.00+
Prerequisite subjects must be satisfied

Packages in health

An undergraduate degree Packaged with a guaranteed place in CSP VTAC code2 IFP VTAC code3 Entry requirements
Bachelor of Biomedicine Doctor of Dental Surgery
How to become a dentist
3800510311 3800510313 ATAR: 99.85+
WAM 80%+
Prerequisite subjects must be satisfied for the graduate degree on the first attempt
Bachelor of Science Doctor of Dental Surgery 3800510251 3800510253 ATAR: 99.85+
WAM 80%+
Prerequisite subjects must be satisfied for the graduate degree on the first attempt
Bachelor of Biomedicine Doctor of Optometry
How to become an optometrist
3800510261 3800510263 ATAR: 99.00+
WAM 75%+
Prerequisite subjects must be satisfied for the graduate degree on the first attempt
Bachelor of Science Doctor of Optometry 3800510271 3800510273 ATAR: 99.00+
WAM 75%+
Prerequisite subjects must be satisfied for the graduate degree on the first attempt
Bachelor of Biomedicine Doctor of Physiotherapy
How to become a physiotherapist
3800510281 3800510283 ATAR: 98.00+
WAM 75%+
Multi-mini interview in final year of UG degree. Prerequisite subjects must be satisfied for the graduate degree on the first attempt
Bachelor of Science Doctor of Physiotherapy 3800510291 3800510293 ATAR: 98.00+
WAM 75%+
Multi-mini interview in final year of UG degree. Prerequisite subjects must be satisfied for the graduate degree on the first attempt

Packages in information technology and computer science

An undergraduate degree Packaged with a guaranteed place in CSP VTAC code2 IFP VTAC code3 Entry requirements
Bachelor of ScienceMaster of Data Science 3800510491 3800510493 ATAR: 95.00+
Prerequisite subjects must be satisfied

Bachelor of Commerce

Master of Information Technology 3800510721 3800510723 ATAR: 93.00+
Prerequisite subjects must be satisfied

Bachelor of Design

Master of Information Technology 3800510711

3800510713

ATAR: 93.00+
Prerequisite subjects must be satisfied

Bachelor of Science

Master of Information Technology 3800510731 3800510733 ATAR: 93.00+
Prerequisite subjects must be satisfied

Packages in law

An undergraduate degree Packaged with a guaranteed place in CSP VTAC code2 IFP VTAC code2 Entry requirements
Bachelor of Agriculture Juris Doctor
How to become a lawyer
3800410331 3800410333 ATAR: 99.80+
Bachelor of Arts Juris Doctor 3800510321 3800510323 ATAR: 99.80+
Bachelor of Biomedicine Juris Doctor 3800510211 3800510213 ATAR: 99.80+
Bachelor of Commerce Juris Doctor 3800510221 3800510223 ATAR: 99.80+
Bachelor of Design Juris Doctor 3800510231 3800510233 ATAR: 99.80+
Bachelor of Science Juris Doctor 3800510241 3800510243 ATAR: 99.80+

Packages in teaching

An undergraduate degree Packaged with a guaranteed place in CSP VTAC code2 IFP VTAC code3 Entry requirements
Bachelor of Arts Master of Teaching
How to become a teacher
3800510351 3800510353 ATAR: 95.00+
Teacher Capability Assessment Tool (TCAT) to be completed during Year 12 or during the undergraduate degree
Applicants intending to progress to the Master of Teaching (Secondary) must also satisfy the requirements for two learning areas.
Bachelor of Design Master of Teaching 3800510361 3800510363 ATAR: 95.00+
Teacher Capability Assessment Tool (TCAT) to be completed during Year 12 or during the undergraduate degree
Applicants intending to progress to the Master of Teaching (Secondary) must also satisfy the requirements for two learning areas.
Bachelor of Science Master of Teaching 3800510421 3800510423 ATAR: 95.00+
Teacher Capability Assessment Tool (TCAT) to be completed during Year 12 or during the undergraduate degree
Applicants intending to progress to the Master of Teaching (Secondary) must also satisfy the requirements for two learning areas.

Packages in veterinary science

An undergraduate degree Packaged with a guaranteed place in CSP VTAC code2 IFP VTAC code3 Entry requirements
Bachelor of Science Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
How to become a veterinarian
3800510301 3800510303

ATAR: 98.50+
WAM 70%+ (in both Level 1 and Level 2 science subjects, including prerequisite subjects) in order to apply for the Accelerated Pathway (Veterinary Bioscience major) at the end of second year of the Bachelor of Science.

Personal statement to be submitted as well as satisfactory performance in Situational Judgement Test. View the full admission criteria here.

1. Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) VTAC codes for domestic students only.
2. International Fee Place (IFP) VTAC codes for onshore international students only.