Sorry, this program is not available for local students.
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Sorry, this program is not available for international students intending to study on a student visa.
If you hold a different visa type, you may be eligible. Please contact us for more information.
This selective-entry, research-oriented four-year honours program is designed for capable and highly motivated students who want experience with hands-on involvement in research projects.
You have the opportunity to major one of the following areas:
These provide focused study in the major study areas as preparation for higher degree programs.
The program also offers opportunities for you to engage with research groups and get involved in their research projects. It is also a pathway into higher degrees by research such as a PhD.
Why study science at RMIT?
- RMIT’s applied science degrees give you the flexibility and freedom to shape your own path and a chance to explore a broad range of scientific disciplines at all levels of study.
- Studying with leading researchers in state-of-the-art facilities means the skills you gain can take you anywhere in the world.
- At RMIT you’ll go beyond the classroom and apply what you’ve learned to real-life problems. You’ll gain hands-on experience working in teams during field studies and excursions, locally and internationally.
International student visa holders can only study full-time.
Biology and Biotechnology courses run at both the City and Bundoora campuses.
Chemistry and Physics courses run at the City campus.
At RMIT you’ll go beyond the classroom and apply what you’ve learned to real-life problems. You’ll gain hands-on experience working in teams during field studies and excursions, locally and internationally.
Projects that involve community groups or companies allow you to put your skills into action and make an impact before you graduate. These include local field trips to Lakes Entrance, mapping the environment at Camp Jungai, exploring the aquatic environment at Lizard Island or even going overseas to tackle environmental challenges in China.
You will have the opportunity to work on research projects and practical activities, often undertaken in collaboration with industry.
Mentored research placements in second year provide an opportunity for Dean’s Scholar students to experience research at the cutting edge under the mentorship of research-active academics in the School of Science.
The third-year Science Project and fourth-year Science Honours Project will also provide you with the opportunity to develop independent research projects, which can involve an industry partner.
Professional recognition and accreditation
Depending on their chosen major, graduates can apply for professional membership of:
Program and course information
An honours year for capable and highly motivated students
Whether you’re interested in biology, biotechnology, chemistry or physics you’ll receive excellent research training to kick start your career.