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Undergraduate

Multidisciplinary Science

Bachelor of Science (Multidisciplinary Science) - - MJRU-MTDSC Science and Engineering
Indicative ATAR 70 Indicative TER (ATAR) - This figure provides an indication of the TER (ATAR) normally required to enter this course. It is provided as a guide only.
Location Bentley
Study method Full-time or part-time
Study mode On-campus
Intake February or July
Duration 3 years full-time

Course overview

In many areas of scientific endeavour, knowledge across multiple disciplines can be advantageous. Multidisciplinary science gives you the skills to operate across traditional boundaries.

In this major, you can combine science disciplines from a diverse range of areas. This allows you to focus on your preferred discipline while exploring other interests, and acquiring complementary knowledge and skills.

This course can be used as an alternative pathway into other courses. You can undertake mathematics and science bridging units in order to meet the prerequisite requirements of your desired courses, including engineering and health sciences.

What the course involves
You can choose to study a primary discipline from areas such as:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computing
  • Geology
  • Mathematics
  • Physics.

*Note, some disciplines may take longer than 3 years of study, subject to having the essential WACE courses. See individual Bachelor of Science Majors for required pre-requisites.

You can combine with a secondary Science discipline above, or go outside the physical sciences to areas such as:

  • Molecular or Human Biology (Genetics, Bioinformatics)
  • Social Sciences (Media, Education)
  • Spatial Sciences (Geographic Information)

Career Opportunities

Complementary skills allow you to compete effectively in industrial or government occupations, or develop a very broad science background that can enrich a teaching career. Opportunities exist across a wide spectrum, depending on your choice of units. For example, you may pursue a career in professional writing by combining science units with journalism. 

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for Australian and New Zealand students

Indicative TER (ATAR) Indicative TER (ATAR) - This figure provides an indication of the TER (ATAR) normally required to enter this course. It is provided as a guide only.

70

STAT entry STAT entry - The Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) assesses competencies considered important for success at uni. These tests are provided by the Tertiary Institutions Service Centre (TISC) to help mature age candidates apply for certain courses.

Written English, Verbal and Quantitative

Please see our correlation comparability for previous TEE subjects, WACE courses and WACE ATAR courses.

Mature age entry

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Essential WACE courses

  • Minimum entry requirement - Mathematics: Applications ATAR and at least one science course

Refer to individual majors for prerequisities in each disciplines

Notes

July intake: Course duration may exceed three years due to unit prerequisites.

Fees

Fees for Australian and New Zealand students

Unfortunately fee information is not available for this course at this time. Please check out our Fee Calculator for an estimation of course fees.

The requirements of this course may attract additional costs. For more information visit other fees and charges.

Professional recognition

Graduates of this course may be eligible for membership in the relevant society or institute of their chosen area of study.

Why Multidisciplinary Science?

  • The multidisciplinary science major allows for the greatest flexibility in course design, combining an individualised combination of units which may not be possible through any other route.
  • This course allows for a primary Science discipline supported by a secondary or combination of Science disciplines. Final year students may conduct a significant research project in their chosen area of study, in conjunction with research groups involved in world-class research.
  • Opportunities exist across the broad science spectrum, depending on the choice of subjects. For example, becoming a professional science writer by combining science units with journalism, or being able to model complex environmental systems by combining mathematics units with environmental biology.
  • Graduates are also ideally placed to pursue a career in teaching, through developing a very broad science background from which to teach, and the flexibily to meet the requirements for Education Major and Minor Teaching Specialisations.
  • This course can be used as an alternative pathway into other courses. You can undertake mathematics and science bridging units in order to meet the prerequisite requirements of your desired courses, including engineering and health sciences.