Studying at the University of Melbourne

Studying at the University of Melbourne

October 14, 2019 1 By Stanley Isaacs


Hi and welcome to the University of Melbourne. My name is John Paul and I’d like to tell you a little bit about what it’s like studying at one of Australia’s leading universities. Our main campus is in Parkville, right in the heart of Melbourne, one of the world’s most livable cities. It’s easy to get to and easy to get around and best of all when you’re studying with us you’ll be right on the doorstep of all the style, sport, culture and fun that the city of Melbourne has to offer. At Melbourne, you’ll learn from researchers and industry experts who are recognized globally for their outstanding achievements. For example researchers at Melbourne are working on technology for the world’s first Bionic eye, developing a vaccine for HIV and working on a project to improve language in children with autism. You’ll learn from the best, studying in state-of-the-art learning facilities with access to the latest technology and research. But life at Melbourne is more than just lectures and study. There are lots of opportunities to take a well-earned break from the books. You could get involved in life on campus through nearly 200 student clubs or societies at the University, or represent the University in one of our many sporting teams. Lots of our students also choose to complement their degree through practical work experience or overseas study programs. You could undertake an internship as part of your degree or go overseas and study with one of our exchange partner institutions in nearly 40 countries worldwide. So what can you study here at Melbourne? Our unique Melbourne curriculum is structured differently to many other Australian universities. After secondary school you’ll start an undergraduate or bachelor’s degree. We offer a range of undergraduate degrees for you to choose from. If you know what you’re interested in, you can choose your major area of study from day one, but if you’re not quite sure you can also keep your options open and choose your major at a later stage. Our undergraduate degrees usually take three years of full-time study and you can choose from nearly 100 majors. Once you’ve finished your undergraduate degree you can choose to head straight into the workforce or you could pursue a professional qualification through graduate study. Now I’m going to tell you a little bit about each of the undergraduate degrees we offer here at Melbourne. In the Bachelor of Agriculture, you’ll learn about the scientific, environmental and economic factors that impact food production and animal health. As the world population is due to grow to a massive 9.5 billion by 2050 achieving global food security is one of the important issues you’ll consider in this degree. Melbourne’s Bachelor of Arts offers 30 majors covering humanities and social sciences. You could choose to study a number of disciplines such as psychology, a language, media and communications, history, politics or international studies. If you’re interested in the processes that create, sustain or threaten life, the Bachelor of Biomedicine is a great choice. It’s also ideal if you’d like to pursue graduate study in the health professions, including our graduate programs in medicine, dentistry or other health sciences. Melbourne’s Bachelor of Commerce could be the first step towards your dream career in business. It builds business skills and allows you to major in areas like accounting, actuarial studies, economics, finance management or marketing. Professional industry accreditation is available in a number of these majors. Our Bachelor of Environments is a unique degree that focuses on the environments we inhabit whether they are natural, built, social or virtual. It covers areas such as architecture, engineering systems, construction, landscape management and urban design and planning. Melbourne’s Bachelor of Fine Arts is one of Australia’s leading specialist arts programs. It’s taught at the Victorian College of the Arts in Southbank and offers studio-based training in music, visual and performing arts, with nine specialisations to choose from. The Bachelor of Music offers lots of opportunities to perform and hone your classical music skills, preparing you for your future life in music. It’s taught from the renowned Melbourne Conservatorium of Music in Parkville. Our Bachelor of Oral Health reflects the latest developments in the area and provides the opportunity to get practical training to become an oral health therapist. And in The Bachelor of Science, you’ll be able to choose nearly 40 different majors covering all areas of the sciences, health sciences, engineering and information technology. It is the perfect preparation for a professional career in science and provides pathways into professional graduate study. We also offer the Associate Degree in Urban Horticulture, a two-year program focusing on plants, horticulture and green infrastructure, as well as the Diploma in General Studies, a one-year program that can lead to an undergraduate degree at Melbourne. The Bachelor of Arts and the Bachelor of Science also offer an extended four year program specifically for Australian Indigenous students. They provide mentoring and specialist support, as well as the opportunity to live on campus at a residential college. In most of our degrees you’ll take some compulsory subjects and some elective subjects, and all our degrees require you to complete one major area of study. You’ll also have the chance to choose subjects from outside your main study area through breadth. Breadth studies are a great way to broaden your worldview and pursue something you’re passionate about which isn’t part of your core studies. You can choose from a range of areas including music, law, education, languages or the environment. You can also choose to study a diploma alongside your undergraduate degree. We offer diplomas in mathematical sciences, informatics, languages, music, and global issues. You can often complete a concurrent diploma without adding any extra study time to your degree. Next I’d like to talk to you about graduate study at Melbourne. You probably already know that many professional qualifications at Melbourne are offered at graduate-level. This means that you’ll get a higher level of qualification than if you are studying a double or combined degree at an undergraduate level. Graduate study has a more professional focus and many of our graduate programs are internationally recognised. We offer a range of professional graduate programs including architecture, dental surgery, engineering, law, medicine, nursing optometry, physiotherapy, social work teaching and veterinary science, to name a few. Depending on your ATAR, Australian school leavers may be eligible for guaranteed entry into selected graduate professional degrees following the completion of a Melbourne undergraduate degree. Full details and conditions of our guaranteed graduate entry pathways are listed on the University’s future students website. The next thing to consider is admission and entry requirements. Of course you’ll need to meet all prerequisite subjects for the course you’re interested in, and any extra application requirements. You might also like to take a look at the current entry requirements for strain school-leavers here note that the a time required for entry changes with aging take depending on demand and the number of places available and if you’re currently studying another curriculum qualification you can look it up online encore search where we leave the entry standards and requirements for a range of international an Australian Curriculum if you’re a secondary school students studying in australia you might be interested in our Chancellor Scholars Program which we have developed for very high achieving students to achieve an 8r of 99.9 0r about Chancellor scholars receive a range of exciting benefits including a guaranteed place in the graduate program of your choice consideration for a scholarship and an overseas study allowance and academic enrichment opportunities tailored to your undergraduate degree visit the website to check eligibility and entry requirements the University of Melvin also offers a range of generous scholarships that reward academic excellence and give a helping hand to those who needed visit the website to see all the scholarships available here at melbourne if your domestic student you might also be eligible for access Melvin a special entry and access game secondary school can be a challenging time and sometimes your circumstances can prevent you from achieving the best possible later this is where access Melvin comes in for eligible applicant access Melvin can help you get an offer for an undergraduate place at mail when even if you’re a tar is below the clearly in rank and you’ll be considered for a scholarship if your domestic students from a rural isolated area or have experienced financial disadvantage you may be eligible for guaranty place and Melvin speak with your school career practitioner about the opportunities available through access Melvin and visit access don’t you email that a tu tu ru well i hope that answered some of your questions about studying here at the University of Melbourne if you’d like to find out more there are lots of ways to stay in contact with us you can sign up for my Melvin our monthly newsletter for future students you can also look up courses majors and graduate pathways encore search at core search you emailed a tu tu ru or you can give us a call and 13 milk which is 136 352 good luck with your studies and we look forward to seeing you here at the University of Melvin in the future