What will I learn?

Explore the endless possibilities of science with this degree as you can choose to study everything from astronomy to neuroscience. So whether your interests are broad or unique, the Bachelor of Science allows you to follow or find your passion.

You’ll have the flexibility to explore all of your interests, tailoring a program to take you in whichever direction of science interests you most. And when you study at Australia's most reputable science university, you will gain access to state-of-the-art laboratories while being mentored by leading scientists. You'll also benefit from studying in Canberra, a science city which gives you unparalleled access to parliament, CSIRO, government departments, Geoscience Australia and many other national and international science organisations.

Career Options

Graduates from ANU have been rated as Australia's most employable graduates and among the most sought after by employers worldwide.

The latest Global Employability University Ranking, published by the Times Higher Education, rated ANU as Australia's top university for getting a job for the fourth year in a row.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of a Bachelor of Science, graduates will be able to:

  • develop, apply, integrate and generate scientific knowledge in educational and professional contexts;
  • use a range of skills and methods to identify, analyse and respond to problems and issues;
  • convey and relate professional and disciplinary information and ideas to diverse audiences in effective and appropriate ways;
  • work and learn in both independent and collaborative ways with others to encompass diverse abilities and perspectives;
  • exercise personal, professional and social responsibility as a global citizen.

Microbiology and Immunology

Microbes can be beneficial to humans but are also a major cause of human mortality and morbidity. This specialisation explores the major classes of microorganisms and the mammalian and other immune systems, which have evolved to combat pathogenic microorganisms. Students will acquire theoretical and practical skills in microbiology and immunology. By understanding mechanisms used by pathogens to evade the immune response, and immune mechanisms used to control infectious agents and cancer, students will develop advanced knowledge in this fascinating field, highly relevant to human health. The specialisation will prepare students for professional and graduate degrees emphasizing these disciplines, and will provide a solid background for students pursuing career goals in laboratory science and public policy related to health and disease.

Which department am I in?

ANU College of Health and Medicine

CRICOS

000335K

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$45,864.00 (US$ 31,476) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

27 July 2020, 22 February 2021

Venue

The Australian National University

Acton Campus,

ACTON,

Australian Capital Territory,

2601, CANBERRA, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Admission to undergraduate programs at ANU, the following qualifications from an approved institution will be considered when assessing applicant’s eligibility: Australian Year 12 or international equivalent. Completed Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) level 5 or higher. Minimum 1 year of full-time enrolment (1.0 FTE) in a single bachelor program study. English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS: An overall score of 6.5 with at least 6 in each component of the test; a score of 570 with TWE score of 4.5 in TOEFL (paper based test); A score of 80, with a minimum of 20 in Reading and Writing and 18 in Speaking and Listening in TOEFL (internet based test); Cambridge CAE (Pre and Post): 58 overall with all sub skills at borderline or higher; 176 overall with at least 169 in all sub skills. PTE Academic an overall score of 64 with a minimum score of 55 in each of the communicative skills.

For international students

Applicants who complete a recognised secondary/senior secondary/post-secondary/tertiary sequence of study will be assessed based on an equivalent selection rank that is calculated upon application.

Academic IELTS overall score of 6.5 with at least 6 in each component of the test; TOEFL internet based test score of 80, with a minimum of 20 in Reading and Writing and 18 in Speaking and Listening; TOEFL paper based test score of 570 with TWE score of 4.5; Cambridge CAE Advanced score of 176 overall with at least 169 in all sub skills; PTE Academic score of Overall 64, minimum score of 55 in each section.

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About this uni

The Australia National University is a member of International Alliance of Research Universities, with Universities like Oxford, Cambridge and Yale.

  • No. 1 in Australia and 7th in the world for global outlook
  • 95% of research at ANU is recognised as that of world standard
  • New AUD 240 M science precinct with state-of-the-art labs
  • No.1 in Australia and 21 worldwide for graduate employability