Associate Degree in Applied ScienceEntry requirements
You must have successfully completed an Australian Year 12 (or equivalent senior secondary school qualification) with a minimum 50% average (check calculator below).
Equivalent qualifications may also include completion of the RMIT Foundation Studies program or a recognised post secondary diploma in the relevant discipline with the required grades.
Meeting the minimum academic requirements does not guarantee entry. Your application will still need to be assessed and accepted.
Mathematics and one of Biology or Chemistry; or
VCE Units 3 and 4 in Mathematics (any) and one of Biology or Chemistry, with study scores of at least 20.
English language requirements
- IELTS (Academic): minimum overall band of 6.0 (with no individual band below 5.5)
- TOEFL (Paper Based Test): minimum score of 550 (TWE 4.0)
- TOEFL (Internet Based Test - IBT): minimum overall score of 79 (with minimum of 19 in all sections)
- Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE (A)): minimum score of 50 (with no communication band less than 42)
- Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): minimum of 169 with no less than 162 in any component.
For detailed information on English language requirements and other proficiency tests recognised by RMIT, visit English language requirements and equivalency information.
Don't meet the English language test scores? Complete an Advanced Certificate at RMIT English Worldwide.
Graduates of the food science stream who achieve a grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0 out of 4.0 are guaranteed entry with two years credit (equivalent of 192 credit points) into the Bachelor of Science (Food Technology and Nutrition). Graduates with a GPA under 2.0 may apply and may be eligible for some credit if they are successful in gaining a place.
Graduates of the biomedical science stream who achieve a GPA of at least 2.0 out of 4.0 are guaranteed entry with credit for 10 courses (equivalent to 120 credit points) into one of the following degrees:
When you successfully complete the Associate Degree in Applied Science you are guaranteed entry to a range of other RMIT programs. The major you complete determines the program you can enter and the amount of credit you will receive.
If you achieve a minimum GPA of 2.0 in the Food Science major, you will receive 4 semesters of advanced standing (equivalent to 192 credit points) in the Bachelor of Science (Food Technology and Nutrition).
If you achieve a minimum GPA of 2.0 in the Biomedical Science major, you will receive 3 semesters of advanced standing (equivalent to 144 credit points) in the following programs:
If you achieve a minimum GPA of 2.0 in the Biomedical Science major, you will receive 2 semesters of advanced standing (equivalent to 120 credit points) in the following programs:
If you achieve a minimum GPA of 2.0 in the Biomedical Science major and complete the pre-requisite course, you will receive 2 semesters of advanced standing (equivalent to 120 credit points) in the Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Sciences. The pre-requisite course is ONPS2164 Medicines, Drugs and Poisons.
Alternatively, you may be eligible for entry into other RMIT undergraduate programs.
Can I complete this program?
In order to complete this program, students are required to meet the inherent requirements.
About inherent requirements
This information is provided to inform you about:
- the types of activities which you may reasonably expect to undertake throughout your program
- the non-academic abilities you may need for these activities.
The description of inherent requirements below will help you to:
- understand more about each program
- determine if you may need support during your program
- make an informed decision about the suitability of various programs
If there are any activities outlined which may be difficult for you to undertake, please discuss this with your program coordinator, program manager or the Disability Liaison Unit.
RMIT is committed to supporting diversity and inclusion. We support students with a disability, long term illness and/or mental health condition by making reasonable adjustments to our teaching and learning, assessment, professional experience and Work Integrated Learning (WIL) placement activities to enable students to participate fully.
In order to receive adjustments, you need to register with the Disability Liaison Unit (DLU).