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Bachelor of Journalism and Bachelor of Science for 2015

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Why study Bachelor of Journalism and Bachelor of Science?

Journalism and science are two of the most complex and rapidly-evolving disciplines in the modern world. At Monash, we recognise the value of scientific discovery, and the role the media plays in informing society of new developments and innovations. This double degree will prepare you for the challenge of being a journalist, while also giving you a science degree based around your interests.

Your science studies will give you flexible options with a focus on generic skills, including quantitative literacy, data analysis, information literacy, problem solving, and teamwork. If you're not sure what to focus on, you can study a variety of disciplines, then select a major and minor later in the degree. Our science faculty offers 21 areas of study, ranging from zoology and plant sciences to pharmacology and chemistry.

You can follow in the footsteps of science students such as Kate Charlton-Robb, whose research has uncovered a new species of dolphin in Victoria, and Marion Anderson, who was involved in choosing the landing site for NASA's Mars Exploration Rovers (MERs - Spirit and Opportunity). And right now, Monash science professors are collaborating on a project to create a new form of low-cost solar cell that you can print on to plastic and metal.

The journalism component will give you advanced skills in research and communication for professional practice, and a critical understanding of the role of journalism in contemporary society. We have evolved to give you the most relevant experience possible. We have moved away from traditional course structures to centre on print, while integrating all technologies in the various fields of journalism. You start by developing skills in news reporting for print, online, video and radio. In your later studies, you will choose a medium and genre to specialise in, such as print and sport, or television and politics, for example.

The science component consists of two core science units, an eight-unit science major, and science electives. The journalism component consists of core journalism units, a journalism major and electives.

Domestic

Entry requirements

Clearly in ATAR score (2014):

  • 87.50 (Clayton)

View entry requirements and applications for domestic students

Duration

4 years full-time
8 years part-time

Fees for 2015

Fees are subject to change annually.

Commonwealth supported place (CSP)
Average annual student contribution
$ 7,500 AUD
Note: see information on how average fee is calculated.

The Student Services and Amenities Fee applies to some students each calendar year.

Intakes

First Semester (March), Second Semester (July)

Attendances

  • On-campus at Clayton: full-time, part-time

Faculty

Faculty of Science

Course code: 4069

CRICOS code: 076916E

Find out more

Enquire nowApply nowEntry requirements

Contact

Email: sci-enquiries@monash.edu
Telephone: + 61 3 9905 4604
Mailing address:
Faculty of Science
Monash University
Victoria 3800 Australia

International

Entry requirements

View entry requirements and applications for international students

Duration

4 years full-time

Fees for 2015

Fees are subject to change annually.

International fee per 48 credit points
48 credit points represents a standard full-time course load for a year
$ 34,100 AUD

Intakes

First Semester (March)

Attendances

  • On-campus at Clayton: full-time

Faculty

Faculty of Science

Course code: 4069

CRICOS code: 076916E

Find out more

Enquire nowApply nowEntry requirements

Contact

Telephone: +61 3 9903 4788
Online Enquiry: Enquire Now

Admissions information for domestic students

Entry requirements

Minimum entrance requirements

Equivalent Australian Year 12.

Minimum entrance requirements for non-school-leavers

TAFE Diploma graduates

To be considered, applicants who have completed VCE or its equivalent and who are applying with a science-based diploma will require a minimum average result of at least 60%

Applicants who have not completed VCE but have completed a science-based diploma will require a minimum average results of at least 70%

TAFE Certificate IV graduates

Science-based certificate IV level studies will be considered where the applicant has average results of 80% or above. For applicants who have also completed VCE, both qualifications will be considered. No credit is granted for these studies.

University

A pass grade in two single units satisfies minimum entry requirements, but more units may be useful for selection, especially in science areas. Applicants should have at least a 60% average in their studies.

Studies must have been completed within a five years of intended commencement.

VCE prerequisites

Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL; and a study score of at least 25 in one of Biology, Chemistry, Geography, Maths: Mathematical Methods (CAS), Maths: Specialist Mathematics, Physics or Psychology.

International Baccalaureate subject prerequisites

  • A score of at least 4 in English SL or 3 in English HL or 5 in English B SL or 4 in English B HL, and
  • Successful completion of one of biology (any), chemistry (any), mathematics SL or HL, physics (any), geography (any), psychology (any) or further maths SL

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Entry scores

Qualification Clayton
2014 ATAR clearly in for CSP 87.50

Applications

Semester one (March)

Applications for on campus studies should be made online through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre.

Applications for both on-campus and off-campus studies should be made online through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre

Semester two (July)

Apply directly to Monash

Admissions information for international students

Entry requirements

International entry requirements

2015 international qualification entry requirements and scores for this course are available from the Undergraduate Qualifications Database.

Equivalent Australian Year 12. Please note English proficiency requirements must be met.

Minimum entrance requirements for non-school-leavers

TAFE Diploma graduates

To be considered, applicants who have completed VCE or its equivalent and who are applying with a science-based diploma will require a minimum average result of at least 60%

Applicants who have not completed VCE but have completed a science-based diploma will require a minimum average results of at least 70%

TAFE Certificate IV graduates

Science-based certificate IV level studies will be considered where the applicant has average results of 80% or above. For applicants who have also completed VCE, both qualifications will be considered. No credit is granted for these studies.

University

A pass grade in two single units satisfies minimum entry requirements, but more units may be useful for selection, especially in science areas. Applicants should have at least a 60% average in their studies.

Studies must have been completed within a five years of intended commencement.

VCE prerequisites

Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL; and a study score of at least 25 in one of Biology, Chemistry, Geography, Maths: Mathematical Methods (CAS), Maths: Specialist Mathematics, Physics or Psychology.

International subject prerequisites

Yr 12 or equivalent

International Baccalaureate subject prerequisites

  • A score of at least 4 in English SL or 3 in English HL or 5 in English B SL or 4 in English B HL, and
  • Successful completion of one of biology (any), chemistry (any), mathematics SL or HL, physics (any), geography (any), psychology (any) or further maths SL

English requirements for international students

IELTS 6.5 with no individual band less than 6.0

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Applications

Semester one (March)

Current VCE or IB students studying in Victoria should apply online through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre

Apply directly to Monash

Semester two (July)

This course currently doesn't have places available for mid-year entry.

Enrolment obligation

International students enrolling in a CRICOS-registered course can study no more than 25% of their course by distance and/or online learning. Students cannot enrol exclusively in distance and/or online learning study in any compulsory study period. See standard 9.4 of The National Code 2007.

Study areas

ARTS STUDY AREAS

For more information on the areas of study in Arts please refer to the Arts study area page

SCIENCE STUDY AREAS

For more information on your area of interest in Science, including career options, please refer to the

Faculty of Science Study Areas webpage

  • Career opportunities

    Graduates from this double degree will have an exciting combination of journalism and science skills. Our graduates work all over the world. They work in print and electronic media, scientific research in a variety of disciplines, science roles that require strong writing or reporting skills, and media roles where knowledge of science is an advantage. They work for the government, major corporations and themselves. The range of career options depends on the subjects chosen but, given we offer a highly sought-after combination of skills, graduates will be able to explore many career paths.

    Examples of roles that graduates can pursue include news journalist for a local paper, science researcher at a prestigious university, technical writer for a pharmaceutical company, science reporter for a major metropolitan newspaper, communications advisor for a federal or state government department, or self-employed freelance writer.

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