Bachelor of Science

VU course code: NBSC | Level of study: Undergraduate
3 years full time or longer for part time
In person
Footscray Park
29 July 2024
21 July 2024
 Bachelor of Science students in lab coats


Prepare for a science career contributing solutions to today’s biggest challenges, with Bachelor of Science at Victoria University.

You’ll gain a solid foundation in science, along with valuable skills that are transferable to many different sectors.

You can specialise in one of these areas:

  • biotechnology
  • ecology and environmental management.

These specialisations are aligned with industry need and opportunity – so you'll graduate with a qualification that is well-matched with current career opportunities.

You'll have the flexibility to customise your learning based on career interests. You will enhance your chosen speciality with minor studies in areas such as statistics, cell biology/microbiology, physics, or units from other disciplines. 

This degree offers hands-on learning in modern facilities and opportunities for work placements. You can progress from this course into an honours year or other postgraduate study (subject to academic performance).

Entry requirements

When assessing your application, we consider your educational achievements and work experience, as well as your skills and personal attributes (where relevant).

Applicants for this course will need to meet the entry criteria outlined below. If you don’t meet the entry criteria, you may be able to gain entry by first completing a related course or unit(s). We call this a ‘pathway’.

You may also be eligible for course ‘credits’, where you are granted a unit or units towards your qualification for equivalent previous study or work experience, so you can graduate sooner.

ATAR requirements

No minimum ATAR required

This course does not have a minimum ATAR requirement for entry. Read the entry criteria for this course below.

Why ATAR is not applicable

You do not need an ATAR score to apply for this course. Instead, you need to have successfully completed secondary school and to meet any requirements outlined below. Our courses and support programs are designed to prepare students from diverse cultures for success, regardless of their ATAR, age, education or socioeconomic background.

Entry criteria

Credit & Entry pathways into this course

Victoria University is committed to providing a transparent admissions process. Find out more about how to apply for our courses, and our commitment to admissions transparency. Meeting the minimum admission criteria does not guarantee entry into this course. Past academic performance may be considered.

Fees & Scholarships

University fees vary, depending on how much the government contributes towards course costs (if anything).

Read below to find out about the fee ‘type’, the estimated yearly tuition costs for this course, and the financial support on offer (including our generous scholarship program).

Commonwealth supported place

A Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) is subsidised by the government, reducing it to the amount listed here. Australian citizens, permanent residents and New Zealand citizens will qualify for a CSP place. If your course is not Commonwealth supported, or you don't qualify, you'll pay full fees.

Learn more about Commonwealth Supported Places

10% discount for alumni

If you’ve previously completed a qualification with us, and you’re paying full fees for this course, you may be eligible for a 10% discount.

Find out how




Science graduates are increasingly responsible for helping find technological solutions to global issues such as the impact of climate change and the use of stem cells in medical research.

Our Bachelor of Science will ensure you develop a broad range of skills (technical and otherwise) that will make you highly sought after upon graduation.  These skills can be used to pursue roles within the sciences, or associated with the sciences, such as science editors, educators or journalists. Skills and processes learnt as part of this course (e.g. mathematics) are also transferable to a wide range of sectors. This flexibility means you can adapt your career according to your interests and experience.

This course will ensure you have a thorough knowledge of contemporary science for careers in industry, government, community or education.

Depending on your specialisation, you’ll be able to pursue a career in the following areas:

Biotechnology specialisation

  • medical and pharmaceutical research
  • forensic science
  • agriculture and aquaculture
  • the food and beverage industry
  • education.

Ecology & environmental management specialisation

  • landcare/bushcare
  • environmental planning
  • restoration ecology and land management
  • marine and freshwater ecosystem management
  • environmental education
  • botany/zoology/ecology
  • ecological and resource assessment.


Career options with this qualification are varied. Visit Jobs and Skills Australia to see average annual salaries in Australia for various professions: