About this course
- In order to be considered for entry, applicants must have completed: one of
(a) the Victorian Certificate of Education including:
- VCE Units 3 and 4 – either a study score of at least 25 in one of English, English Language or Literature or a study score of at least 30 in English as an Additional Language, and
- VCE Units 3 and 4 – either a study score of at least 25 in one of Mathematical Methods (CAS) or Specialist Mathematics, or a study score of at least 30 in Further Mathematics;
(b) the International Baccalaureate Diploma including
- at least Grade 4 in English or English B (Standard Level or Higher Level), and
- at least Grade 5 in Applications and Interpretations (SL) or at least Grade 4 in either Applications and interpretations (HL), Analysis and approaches (SL), or Analysis and approaches (HL);
(c) a senior secondary program, foundation studies program or equivalent approved by the Academic Board including appropriate English language and Mathematics studies.
Except for applicants eligible for Access Melbourne, minimum ATAR or equivalent overall performance rankings apply http://futurestudents.unimelb.edu.au/admissions/access_melbourne_and_equity_programs/access-melbourne).
Meeting these requirements does not guarantee selection.
2. In ranking applications, the Selection Committee will consider:
- Prior academic performance
3. The Selection Committee may seek further information to clarify any aspect of an application in accordance with the Academic Board rules on the use of selection instruments.
4. For applicants who have not completed the Victorian Certificate of Education or the International Baccalaureate Diploma, the undergraduate English language requirements (http://futurestudents.unimelb.edu.au/admissions/entry-requirements/language-requirements) must be met.
Note. For applications through the Victorian Tertiary Admission Centre, “middle-band” selection adjustments are made only on the basis of eligibility for Access Melbourne.
Inherent requirements (core participation requirements)
The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. Undertaking this course requires completion of subjects where students will be required to actively and safely contribute to field excursions and laboratory activities. Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home
Q Fever Vaccination
A core participation requirement of this course is that students agree to be vaccinated against Q Fever. Q Fever is a relatively common preventable condition which, while rarely fatal, can cause a severe acute illness and can result in damage to heart valves and chronic fatigue. A number of subjects offered in this course may place students at risk of exposure to Q Fever.
Q Fever screening and vaccination can be arranged through the University Health Service. The cost of the vaccination program is separate to tuition fees.
Further information: http://students.fvas.unimelb.edu.au/admin/q-fever
Last updated: 2 December 2023