Are you interested in studying a Bachelor of Science at university? Are you unsure which Science Faculty will suit you best? 

Whether you love concocting experiments in a lab or caring for sick animals, there are so many possibilities to explore with Australia’s top five universities to study a Bachelor of Science. 

Let’s have a look at the unis that made the list! 

#5. Monash University

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Rankings

Not only is it the largest university in Australia, but Monash University in Melbourne also ranks as the 5th best university for Science in Australia according to QS Top Universities Rankings 2021. 

The university also ranks in the top 100 globally for science by the QS Top Universities Rankings by Subject 2021. 

Monash University is ranked 6th in Australia overall according to the QS Top 10 Universities in Australia 2021. 

About 

As with the other universities on this list, Monash University offers a Bachelor of Science degree that can be tailored to your own interests and goals. 

Monash University offers a comprehensive range of majors, extended majors and minors. If you’re not too sure where to start but have always loved all things science, then this degree can really help you work it out! 

Studying a Bachelor of Science at Monash University means you will be specialising in one of these broad fields: 

    • Biological sciences
    • Biomedical and behavioural sciences
    • Earth and environmental sciences
    • Mathematical and computational sciences
    • Physical and chemical sciences

11301 students were enrolled in natural and physical science degrees at Monash University as of 2018. 

Entry Requirements 

The guaranteed ATAR for admission into this course in 2021 is 75. 

All applicants must have a VCE study score of at least 27 in English (EAL) or 25 in English other than EAL, or its equivalent. 

Additionally, applicants must have a VCE study score (or its equivalent) of at least 25 in units 3 and 4 Science. 

You can read more about entry requirements here!

#4. The University of New South Wales (UNSW)

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Rankings

Based on the QS Top Universities Rankings 2021, The University of New South Wales takes 4th place in Australia for Science degrees. 

UNSW is also ranked 72nd in the world for science according to QS Top Universities Rankings by Subject 2021. 

In Australia, UNSW is ranked 4th overall by the QS Top 10 Universities in Australia 2021. 

Read more about studying science at UNSW in our article: What It’s Like Studying a Bachelor of Science at UNSW!

About

There are a number of science-based majors that can be studied at UNSW with a Bachelor of Science, which you can have a look at here

Additionally, students studying science at the University of New South Wales can complete a double degree, which can really take your knowledge and career opportunities to new heights! 

UNSW boasts six areas of scientific study that rank in the top 50 globally.

As of 2018, there were 7256 students studying science at UNSW.

Check out the pros and cons of the Bachelor of Science at UNSW here!

Entry Requirements 

The ATAR cut-off for a Bachelor of Science degree at UNSW is 85. 

The assumed knowledge for this degree is HSC or equivalent study in Chemistry and Mathematics Advanced, plus one of the following, depending on your chosen area of study: Biology, Earth and Environmental Science, Physics and Mathematics Extension 1.

#3. The University of Sydney

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Rankings

The University of Sydney is ranked as the 3rd best university to study Science in Australia, according to QS Top Universities Rankings 2021. 

Australia’s oldest university also ranks 62nd globally for science by the QS Top Universities Rankings by Subject 2021. 

The University of Sydney is ranked 2nd best overall by the Top 10 Universities in Australia 2021. 

You can learn more about studying science at the University of Sydney in our article: What It’s Like Studying a Bachelor of Science at USYD!

About

Science was first taught at the University of Sydney in 1852, with the Science Faculty being officially established in 1882.  

At the University of Sydney, you can choose to major in areas like food science, agriculture and even nanoscience within your three-year Bachelor of Science degree!

Students in the faculty of science have the opportunity to learn at a number of locations and facilities outside of the university’s city campus. A full list can be found here

As of 2018, The University of Sydney had 7718 students enrolled in their Science Faculty. 

Learn about all the pros and cons of the Bachelor of Science at USYD here!

Entry Requirements 

The guaranteed ATAR to study a Bachelor of Science at the University of Sydney is 80. 

The degree also has a Mathematics prerequisite, meaning that students admitted into the course need to have achieved a Band 4 in Mathematics Advanced, or a Band E3 in Mathematics Extension 1 or 2.

If you just know that the University of Sydney is your dream uni to study science but you are worried about your ATAR results, you can have a look at other admission pathways here

#2. The University of Melbourne 

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Rankings

According to the QS Top Universities Rankings 2021, The University of Melbourne comes in 2nd for Science in Australia. 

The faculty of science at the University of Melbourne is also ranked 53rd in the world by the QS Top Universities Rankings by Subject 2021. 

According to the QS Top 10 Universities in Australia 2021, The University of Melbourne ranks 3rd overall. 

The University of Melbourne takes pride in attracting some of the best and brightest scientific minds from around Australia and internationally. 

About

At the University of Melbourne you can study everything from marine biology to psychology and chemistry. 

The university’s Bachelor of Science — described by the university as the most flexible science degree in Australia — offers over 40 majors from agricultural science to zoology, and is the perfect choice if you are not entirely sure where you want your degree to take you. 

First established in 1853, The University of Melbourne has both a rich history and an exciting future in the works!

The employability rate for students of Science from the University of Melbourne is incredibly high, ranking 7th globally. 

As of 2018, The University of Melbourne’s science faculty had 13899 students.  

Entry Requirements 

Guaranteed entry into the University of Melbourne for a Bachelor of Science means that you will have to snag an ATAR of 88. 

All applicants must have a VCE study score of at least 25 in English/English Language/Literature or at least 30 in EAL, or its equivalent. 

Additionally, applicants must have a VCE study score (or its equivalent) of at least 25 in Mathematical Methods or Specialist Mathematics, and in one of Biology, Chemistry or Physics or at least 25 in both Mathematical Methods and Specialist Mathematics.

All applicants to the University of Melbourne must satisfy the English language requirements.

Find out more about admission requirements here!

#1. The Australian National University (ANU)

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Rankings 

The Australian National University is the number one university in Australia to study Science according to the 2021 QS Top Universities Rankings. 

The Australian National University is ranked 37th globally for a Bachelor of Science according to QS Top Universities Rankings by Subject 2021. 

The university is also ranked as the best university overall in Australia according to the QS Top 10 Universities in Australia 2021.

About 

There are eight research areas on offer which can be studied through the ANU College of Science. These are: 

    • Astronomy and astrophysics
    • Biology
    • Chemistry
    • Earth and marine sciences
    • Environment and sustainability
    • Mathematics
    • Physics
    • Science communication

Since being established as Australia’s national university in 1946, researchers at The Australian National University have contributed to some of Australia’s biggest scientific achievements. Studying science at ANU may be your chance to continue that long list! 

After completing this degree, students can choose to study one of the many science postgraduate degrees on offer, including the unique Master of Climate Change. Have a look here at the full list of qualifications. 

There is so much flexibility with what you can do with a Science degree at ANU, it can definitely be a little confusing! Check out the university’s interactive career wheel here to gain more insight into what major will work best for you! 

As of 2018, 3982 students were enrolled in the Science College at the Australian National University. 

Entry Requirements 

The lowest ATAR selection rank for this degree is 80.

Applicants for a Bachelor of Science at the University of Melbourne must satisfy English language proficiency. 

There are no formal program prerequisites and many first-year science courses assume little specific knowledge. However there are some exceptions which you can learn about here

You can also discover more about possible scholarships for this degree here


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