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Bachelor of Science (Major in Climate and Weather) The University of Melbourne


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The Climate and Weather major will provide the springboard for students entering careers or research any area in which an understanding of how the fluid domains of the planet function is required. This includes fundamental research into climate modelling and prediction, the role of principal wind and ocean current systems, and how these interact with the land surface to influence weather, climate and hence the environment. Careers outside research may include government organisations such as the Bureau of Meteorology and CSIRO, or areas in the aerospace industry and management. Graduates will be prepared for these pathways by developing skills in acquiring and interpreting atmospheric and oceanic information, which are crucial to being prepared to make contributions in any research or industry setting.

This major will integrate knowledge from a range of disciplines from field-based studies to more theoretical aspects atmospheric dynamics and climate forcing. Students will complete a sequence of specialist subjects as well as integrated subjects in which they develop an understanding of how these may be applied to solve outstanding questions about the Earth's atmosphere, oceans and land surfaces influence changes to our environment. Students will gain experience preparing them for the workplace by participating in hands-on project work that requires careful time management and the clear communication of results.



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Here are the different ways in which you can study Bachelor of Science (Major in Climate and Weather).

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees

A$41,574.00 (20,13,159) per year


29-Jul-19, 02-Mar-20


The University of Melbourne

Parkville Campus,

Grattan Street,



3010, MELBOURNE, Australia

Entry requirement for international students

To meet minimum eligibility for entry into a Melbourne undergraduate degree, you need to:

complete the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or an equivalent qualification

TOEFL – you need a score of 577 or more including a score of 4.5 in the Test of Written English for a paper-based test, or a score of 79 and scores of 21 for writing, 18 for speaking, 13 for reading, 13 for listening for an internet-based test.

IELTS – you need a score of 6.5 or more in the Academic International English Language Testing System (IELTS), with no bands less than 6.0.

Pearson Test of English – you need an overall score of between 58-64 inclusive and achieve no PTE communicative skills score below 50.

Cambridge English, Advanced/Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) – you need a Cambridge English Score of 176 with no skill below 169.

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