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Multidisciplinary Science

Bachelor of Science (Multidisciplinary Science) - - MJRU-MLTDS 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 major while exploring other interests, and acquiring complementary knowledge and skills.

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

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

You also have the option of going outside the physical sciences to areas such as:

  • molecular or human biology (genetics, bioinformatics)
  • social sciences (media, education)
  • languages
  • spatial sciences (geographic information)
  • business and management.

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 medical physics by combining studies in physics and the health sciences, or become a professional writer by combining science units with journalism.

To enrol in the multidisciplinary science major, you must apply for the Bachelor of Science (Science) and satisfy the necessary prerequisites for this major. 

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.


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

Discover other ways you can qualify

Essential WACE courses

  • Mathematics: Applications ATAR and at least one science course


Fees for Australian and New Zealand students

Year Student type Cost
2016 Commonwealth supported What is a Commonwealth supported place (CSP)? - A CSP is subsidised by the Australian Government. They pay part of the course fees directly to Curtin and then the student pays the remainder. The student can defer this fee to their HECS-HELP loan.

All Australian students studying an undergraduate degree are automatically awarded a Commonwealth supported place.

Learn more about CSPs and whether you're eligible by visiting the Australian Government's StudyAssist website.

Fees are indicative first year only.

*The indicative first-year fee is calculated on 200 credit points, which is the typical full-time study load per year, however some courses require additional study to be completed, in which case the fee will be higher than that shown.

This fee is a guide only. It may vary depending on the units you choose and do not include incidental fees (such as lab coats or art supplies) or the cost of your textbooks - visit other fees and charges for more information. For more information on fees and to determine your eligibility for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP, please visit fee basics or the Study Assist website

If you're not an Australian citizen, permanent resident or New Zealand citizen, please see information for international students.

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 major consisting of two areas of study in the sciences. 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, entering medical physics by combining studies in physics and the health sciences, 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 incorporating education units into their degree, and developing a very broad science background from which to teach.
  • 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.