Associate Degree in Applied ScienceEntry requirements
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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.
Inherent requirements: non-academic abilities you'll need to complete this program
Some inherent requirements for this program include:
- reading, writing and number skills for understanding and completing laboratory reports, calculating and measuring chemicals
- vision to accurately gain information and use equipment
- physical skills to operate equipment and perform laboratory tasks
- managing your behaviour and emotions to safely and competently conduct laboratory tasks
- time-based problem-solving when working on laboratory tasks
Who are they for?
Inherent requirements apply to every applicant and may be worth considering if you are living with disability, long-term illness and/or a mental health condition.
Why do you need to know?
By understanding the types of activities you’ll participate in, and the non-academic abilities you may need in this program, you can:
- understand more about the program
- determine if you may need support during your studies
- make an informed decision about whether the program is suitable for you
What support is available?
If there are any activities outlined which may be difficult for you to undertake, please discuss this with RMIT program staff or the Equitable Learning Services (ELS).
If you are living with disability, long-term illness and/or a mental health condition, we may be able to support you by making adjustments to activities in your program so that you can participate fully in your studies.
To receive learning adjustments, you need to register with ELS.
Graduates 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:
- Bachelor of Biomedical Science
- Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Laboratory Medicine)
- Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Sciences
- Bachelor of Science (Biological Sciences)
- Bachelor of Science (Biotechnology)
Graduates who achieve a GPA of at least 2.0 out of 4.0 are guaranteed entry with credit for six courses (equivalent to 72 credit points) into the Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours). Graduates with a GPA under 2.0 may apply and may be eligible for some credit if they are successful in gaining a place.
When you successfully complete the Associate Degree in Applied Science and achieve a minimum GPA of 2.0 you are guaranteed entry in the following programs with credit:
- Bachelor of Science (Biological Sciences) - you will receive 3 semesters of advanced standing (equivalent to 144 credit points).
- Bachelor of Science (Biotechnology) - you will receive 3 semesters of advanced standing (equivalent to 144 credit points).
- Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences - you will receive 2 semesters of advanced standing (equivalent to 120 credit points).
- Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Laboratory Medicine) - you will receive 2 semesters of advanced standing (equivalent to 120 credit points).
- Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Sciences - you will receive 2 semesters of advanced standing (equivalent to 120 credit points). To be eligible, you must also successfully complete the prerequisite course ONPS2164 Medicines, Drugs and Poisons as part of your study in the Associate Degree in Applied Science.
Alternatively, you may be eligible for entry into other RMIT undergraduate programs.