Multidisciplinary Science
Curtin University

(Tuition fee is not stated)
3-4 years

Course Description


Bachelor of Science (Multidisciplinary Science) - - MJRU-MTDSCScience and Engineering
Guaranteed ATAR 70 This is the ATAR level at which an offer of admission is guaranteed, subject to any other non-ATAR criteria being met.
Location Bentley
Study method Full-time or part-time
Study mode On-campus
Intake February or July 

July intake: Course duration may exceed three years due to unit prerequisites.

Duration 3 years full time

In many areas of scientific endeavour, knowledge across multiple disciplines has provided innovative solutions to important problems. A bachelor's degree in multidisciplinary science provides well-rounded and diverse capabilities across traditional science boundaries, and you will be ideally placed to develop a career that can span science, technology and mathematics.

Multidisciplinary science is a flexible course that allows you to design a major that suits your background and particular career goals. You have the freedom to personalise your study plan in consultation with faculty members in the relevant disciplines, while meeting the requirements for a degree in science. 

This course can be used as an alternative pathway into other science, engineering and health science courses. You can undertake mathematics and science foundation units in order to meet the prerequisites of your desired course.

What the course involves

You can choose to study a primary discipline from areas such as:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computing
  • Geology
  • Mathematics
  • Physics.

*Note, some disciplines may take longer than 3 years of study, subject to having the essential WACE courses. See individual Bachelor of Science Majors for required pre-requisites.

You can combine with a secondary Science discipline above, or go outside the physical sciences to areas such as:

  • Molecular or Human Biology (Genetics, Bioinformatics)
  • Social Sciences (Media, Education)
  • Spatial Sciences (Geographic Information)

Career opportunities

Complementary skills allow you to compete effectively in industrial or government occupations, or develop a very broad science background that can enrich a teaching career. Opportunities exist across a wide spectrum, depending on your choice of units. For example, you could aim to become a professional science writer by combining science units with journalism.

You could also be ideally placed to pursue a career in secondary science education, through the development of a very broad science or mathematics background and the flexibility to include an education minor for a teaching specialisation. You could also choose to undertake postgraduate study to further expand your career options.

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