Bachelor of Science in Biology in Australia

Bachelor of Science in Biology in Australia

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Ramala BhandariFri Nov 05 2021

Bachelor of Science in Biology in Australia is coursework that will help students build fundamental knowledge in biology, biodiversity, ecology, zoology, botany, microbiology, genetics, human physiology, biochemistry and beyond depending on the sub-area.

This course is 3 to 4 years long and costs from AUD 30,000 to AUD 45,000 per year. There are many governmental and non-governmental scholarships available to minimize tuition fees. 

While some universities offer biological science degrees at the undergraduate level, other universities offer biology as a major BSc of Science course. 

Upon completion of this program, graduates can earn from AUD 50,000 to more per annum. With experience, the salary can reach AUD 100,000 and beyond. 

Why study this course in Australia? 

  • The University of Melbourne, the University of Queensland and the Australian National University from Australia are among the top 50 universities in the world for biological sciences. 
  • From cell structures to marine biology to genetics and molecular biology, there are many specializations and majors available. 
  • You can find job opportunities like biochemist, biologist, microbiologist, botanist, ecologist, pathology assistant etc and make from AUD 50,000 to AUD 100,000 a year. 

Top Universities for Bachelor of Science in Biology in Australia

The University of Melbourne is the best university for biological science in Australia according to QS World University ranking. 

Overall, these are the best universities in Australia for Biological majors. 

  • University of Melbourne
  • University of Queensland, Brisbane
  • Australian National University, Canberra
  • Monash University, Melbourne
  • The University of Sydney, Sydney
  • University of New South Wales, Sydney
  • University of Adelaide
  • University of Western Australia
  • University of Technology, Sydney
  • University of Canberra
  • Macquire University
  • Queensland University of Technology

Tuition Fees

The tuition fees of the Bachelor of Biology program in Australia for international students range from AUD 30,000 to 45,000. 

Universities

Tuition fees in AUD per year

QUT

39,100

University of Sydney

52,000

James Crook University

37,360

Griffith University

35,500

University of Western Australia

30,950

University of Queensland

44,464

University of Western Australia

32,000

University of Adelaide

43,000

University of South Australia

33,600

RMIT University

36,480

Entry Requirements for Bachelor Biological Sciences in Australia

To apply, you will need the following documents: 

  • Application fees
  • Passport
  • Resume/ CV
  • Class 10 and 12 academic documents including transcript, provisional certificate and character certificates
  • Proof of English Language Proficiency 
  • Letter of Recommendations if asked
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Proof of scholarships

Look below for the details in minimum requirements for academics and English test scores in universities of Australia. 

University of Adelaide

  • Course Name: Bachelor of Science- Evolutionary Biology
  • Duration: 3 years
  • English Test Scores:
    • IELTS: 6.5, with no branch less than 6.0
    • TOEFL IBT: 79 (minimum 13 in reading and listening, 18 in speaking and 21 in writing.)
    • PTE: 58, with a minimum of 50
  • Academic Requirements: Applicants need to pass a high school diploma in mathematics or chemistry/ Australian 12-year qualification. 

Griffith University

  • Course Name: Bachelor of Science in Biological major
  • Duration: 4 years full time
  • English Test Scores:
    • IELTS: 6.5, with no branch less than 6.5
  • Academic Requirements: Applicants need to pass a high school diploma or senior secondary school in maths, English and biology. 

University of Sydney

  • Course Name: Bachelor of Science (Biology major)
  • Duration: 4 years full time
  • English Test Scores:
    • IELTS: 6.5, with no branch less than 6.0
    • TOEFL: 85, minimum 17 in reading, listening and speaking and 19 in writing. 
    • PTE: Overall 61, minimum 54
  • Academic Requirements: Applicants need to complete Australian 12 years of education or equivalent with a minimum of 12 ATAR. 

University of South Australia

  • Course Name: Bachelor of Science in Biology
  • Duration: 3 years full time
  • English Test Scores:
    • IELTS: 6.0, with no branch less than 6.0
    • TOEFL: 60, minimum 18
    • PTE: 50, minimum 50
  • Academic Requirements: Applicants need to pass a high school diploma or senior secondary school in atleast 2 subjects among chemistry, biology, specialist maths, math methods, physics, earth and environmental science.  

University of Western Australia

  • Course Name: Bachelor of Biological Science
  • Duration: 3 years full time
  • English Test Scores:
    • IELTS: 6.5, with no branch less than 6.0
    • TOEFL: Overall 82, with a minimum of 22 in writing, 18 in reading, 20 in speaking and 20 in listening. 
    • PTE: Overall 64 with a minimum 59 in writing and speaking and 54 in listening and reading. 
  • Academic Requirements: Applicants need to pass a 12 year of Australian Schooling or Australian equivalent with mathematics and 2 units of sciences (biology and chemistry recommended)

James Crook University

  • Course Name: Bachelor of Science (Biology)
  • Duration: 3 years full time
  • English Test Scores:
    • IELTS: 6.5, with no branch less than 6.5
  • Academic Requirements: Applicants need to pass a high school diploma with knowledge of biology, chemistry, earth and environmental science, geography, marine science specialist maths or physics (anyone).

RMIT University

  • Course Name: Bachelor of Science- Biology major
  • Duration: 3 years full time
  • English Test Scores:
    • IELTS: 6.5, with no branch less than 6.0
    • TOEFL 79, 13 in Reading, 12 in Listening, 18 in Speaking and 21 in Writing
    • PTE:  Overall 58, minimum 50
  • Academic Requirements: Applicants need to pass an intermediate level or high school diploma in Science 

Queensland University of Technology

  • Course Name: Bachelor of Science (Biological Sciences)
  • Duration: 3 years full time
  • English Test Scores:
    • IELTS: 6.5, with no branch less than 6
    • PTE: 58, with no field less than 50
    • TOEFL Ibt: Overall 79, with a minimum of 16 in listening and reading, 18 in speaking and 21 in writing. 
  • Academic Requirements: Applicants need to pass an intermediate level in mathematical methods or specialist methods.  

Deakin University

  • Course Name: Bachelor of Science in Biology
  • Duration: 3 years full time
  • English Test Scores:
    • IELTS: 6.5, minimum 6.0
  • Academic Requirements: A minimum of 12 years of Australian education or equivalent in science. 

University of Melbourne 

  • Course Name: Bachelor of Science in Biology
  • Duration: 3 years full time
  • English Test Scores:
    • IELTS: 6.5, minimum 6.0
    • TOEFL IBT: 79, with a minimum of  21 for writing, 18 for speaking, 13 for reading and 13 for listening
    • TOEFL PBT: 577
    • PTE: 58, minimum 50. 
  • Academic Requirements: A minimum of 12 years of Australian education or equivalent in science with a minimum ATAR score of 76. 

Scholarships

These are the few scholarships available for international students. Apart from these as well, there are plenty of other scholarships to partially or completely help international students with tuition 

University

Scholarships

Value

Griffith University

Remarkable Scholarship

50% per cent tuition fee waiver to remarkable students

International Students Academic Excellence Scholarship

25% tuition fee waiver

International Students Academic Merit Scholarship

20% tuition fees waiver

QUT

QUT College Merit Scholarship

Up to 25% tuition fee waiver

QUT Excellence Scholarship

Tuition fee waiver

University of Queensland

Australia Awards Scholarship

Full tuition, living stipend, travel allowance

International High Achievers Scholarship

AUD 5000 tuition fee reduction per semester for the first two semesters (A$10,000 in total

International Onshore Merit Scholarship

AUD 5000 tuition fee reduction per semester for the first two semesters (A$10,000 in total

What is the scope of a Bachelor of Science in Biology in Australia? 

After the completion of Bachelor of Biological Sciences in Australia, you will find job opportunities in-

  • Animal health
  • Environmental consulting
  • Emerging biotechnology industries
  • Herbaria
  • Museums
  • Primary industries
  • Wildlife biology
  • Quarantine services
  • Research sector
  • The general health and medical industry.

The salary of Biologist in Australia post-bachelor of Science in Biology. 

Job title

Average Annual Salary in AUD

Biologist Scientist

56,000

Microbiologist

62,040

Environmental Consultant

61,000

Biosecurity Officer

72,500

Geneticist

60,300

Teacher

48.400

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