Monash University

Undergraduate - Course

Students who commenced study in 2015 should refer to this course entry for direction on the requirements; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course.

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This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2015 and should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Science.

If you are seeking to commence your studies in 2016, please visit our new Find A Course for 2016.

Course code4069
Managing facultyScience
Partner facultyArts
Abbreviated titleBJourn/BSc
CRICOS code076916E
Total credit points required192
Standard duration of study (years)4 years FT, 8 years PT

The maximum time for completion of the course is 10 years, including any periods of intermission.

Study mode and locationOn-campus (Clayton)

The science component of this course is offered on the Clayton campus. The journalism component is offered on the Caulfield campus.

Admission, fee and application details
Contact details

Science: telephone +61 3 9905 4604, email or visit

Arts: visit


  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.


This journalism component provides entry-level preparation for a professional career in journalism and related fields, in the context of a critical appreciation of the role of the media in contemporary Australian and international society.

The science component aims to provide a broad, general science education with an emphasis on generic skills which include numeracy, data analysis and presentation skills, and the capacity to work in teams. Graduates will also have specialist training in at least one science discipline, in preparation for honours or postgraduate study, or for employment in any of the traditional careers for scientists.


Students must complete 96 points from the Faculty of Arts and 96 points from the Faculty of Science as outlined in the following single degrees:

  • 4042 Bachelor of Journalism
  • S2000 Bachelor of Science.

Refer to the course mapcourse map ( for guidance on how to plan your unit enrolment for each semester of study.

In the journalism component of this double degree students may select elective unit/s:

  • from any campus, but should be aware of the teaching location as this may require travel to another campus and have timetabling implications
  • offered in off-campus mode (Note: The number of off-campus units permitted for international students is limited).

Refer to the single degrees for all information and requirements for this double-degree course.

Progression to further studies

Students may apply for admission to an honours program in science or journalism, following the completion of an approved combination of at least 144 points of units including all of the science or journalism requirements for the single degree. Students who are considering doing honours in science prior to completing the double degree should consult with Science Student ServicesScience Student Services ( regarding their unit selection prior to re-enrolling for level three.

Alternative exit(s)

Students may be eligible to exit the double degree program and graduate with either a Bachelor of Journalism or a Bachelor of Science after three years, depending on the units studied.

Students who wish to graduate with a Bachelor of Science prior to the completion of the double degree must have completed at least 144 points of studies, including all of the science requirements for the single degree course. Students who wish to graduate with a Bachelor of Journalism prior to the completion of the double degree must have completed at least 144 points of studies, including all of the journalism requirements for the single degree course.


Bachelor of Journalism
Bachelor of Science