Course code: #SBSCB
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More than ever, employers are searching for professionals with advanced STEM skills.*
With job growth expected in this area* – including in the regions that don't even exist – there's no better time to build the scientific skills you need to create a successful, exciting and satisfying career.
La Trobe's Bachelor of Science offers you foundational skills in science and the freedom to delve into your passions.
Choose from majors in various fields, including botany, statistics, microbiology, genetics, data science and more, and learn from academics who are leaders in their fields.
Whether protecting endangered animals, developing new ways to treat disease or fighting climate change, you'll be ready to pursue your dream journey in science by tailoring your degree with a mix of majors and minors on the following list:
La Trobe offers an opportunity to customise your degree with work-integrated learning. You can enrol in an open access major or minor if there is sufficient space in your course.
As you learn from leading academics and researchers, you'll dive deeply into a science – not only scientific concepts but also how scientists think, work and share their findings.
Build skills in problem-solving, communication and collaboration – all highly sought after by employers – then use these skills to develop innovative solutions to real-world problems.
Personalise your learning so you can spend time focusing on the areas that interest you.
You'll have opportunities to put theory into practice through work placements with industry partners.
Previous students have undertaken placements with CSIRO, Bayer Crop Science and various State and Federal Government departments.
* Australian Government Department of Education, Skills and Employment, 2020, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) jobs are growing almost twice as fast as other jobs
|Cost of living||1 person||$5,352|
|Accommodation||1 bed room||$9,500|
English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students (ELICOS) are designed for students who require English language training before commencing tertiary study in Australia.
English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students (known as ELICOS) include General English and English for further studies (English for Academic Purposes).
English for Further Studies Entry requirements
|English Level||IELTS||TOEFL (iBT)||Pearson's||Exit to|
|EFS 3||4.5 (minimum writing score 4.5)||34||30||-|
|EFS 4||5.0 (minimum writing score 5.0)||40||36||Foundation Studies/ Diploma of Business/Diploma of IT|
|EFS 5||5.5 (minimum writing score 5.5)||55||42||Undergraduate degrees/Diploma of Health Sciences/Diploma of Bioscience/Diploma of Engineering/Diploma of Psychology|
|EFS 6||6.0 (minimum writing score 6.0)||75||50||Postgraduate programs/Diploma of Media and Communications|
To enter La Trobe undergraduate programs, at a minimum, you’ll need to have completed Australian Year 12 (or an accepted international equivalent) with a particular grade.
Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL.
China National College Entrance Examination (GAOKAO): 60%
China Senior Middle School 3 (Gao San): 90%
All Indian Secondary School Certificate: 70%
India State Boards: 70%
Foundation Studies is a bridging course to prepare international students for university studies.
Completing the Foundation Studies program with a 60% grade point average will provide you with a guaranteed pathway into the first year of an undergraduate degree at La Trobe University.
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