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Bachelor of Biological Sciences (Advanced Science)
3 years full-time orpart-time equivalent
Designed specifically for students intending to proceed to a career in biological research and development in universities and government, or private commercial research institutions, this course allows students to gain experience in leading-edge scientific research, working as a member of a research team, as a portion of eachyear's laboratory component is undertaken within active research laboratories under the supervision of a staff research group.
Other key features include limited places, a project-management environment, provision of postgraduate mentors, a seminar program presented by international researchers, and the development of research-based communication and presentation skills.
Students also haveaccess to the Faculty Industry Cadetship Program and mentoring programs.
First-year studies include organisation and function of cells, animal diversity, ecology and behaviour, genetics, human biology and evolution, plant science, chemistry, and 45 credit points of electives.
* Melbourne (Bundoora)
Major areas of study
Biochemistry, biology, botany, ecology,genetics, microbiology, zoology, cell and molecular biology, conservation, human biology, biotechnology.
Overseas study opportunities
Overseas study opportunities are available.
Please see www.latrobe.edu.au/international/exchange for more information
Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP)
Applicants who are Australian citizens or who hold permanenthumanitarian visas are eligible for a range of University-wide scholarships, including Commonwealth Scholarships. For details please see http://www.latrobe.edu.au/scholarships/prospective/uniwide/index.html
Additional costs (AUD)
Students will need to buy a laboratory coat ( approximately A$30) and dissecting kit -(approximately A$40). These may be purchased from any supplier and become students'personal property. Additional costs for field trips (for food, accommodation, travel) may also apply.
Successful completion of Biology, Chemistry, Mathematical Methods (either), Specialist Mathematics, or Physics facilitates an additional 1.5 aggregate points per study, to a maximum of 3 points. Performance in prerequisite studies is also considered.
Melbourne(Bundoora): ENTER 88.00
Mature-Age Entry: Multiple Choice STAT and other requirements. Call 1300 135 045 for more information.
Non-Year 12 applicants may complete the VTAC Pi form, and may also be required to complete a maths test or bridging program. Contact (03) 9479 2591 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
VCE Units 3 & 4: English (any).
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Students performing well in the Bachelor of Biological Sciences (normally achieving an average of 80% or more in a year) are eligible to transfer to the Advanced Science degree.
This course is targeted towards careers in biological research and development in universities, government...