Bachelor of Pharmacy, Monash University

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Bachelor of Pharmacy for 2015


Why study Bachelor of Pharmacy?

Pharmacists make a difference to people's health in hospitals, aged-care facilities and local communities. Our course gives you the knowledge, experience and expertise you need to make a difference from moment you graduate as a medicine expert and healthcare professional.

We are pioneers in pharmacy education, offering the longest-established pharmacy course in Australia and the most progressive and modern.

The course incorporates innovative technology, such as MyDispense, a safe environment to learn about interacting with patients and other health professionals when dispensing medicines, and Pharmville, a whole database of fictional patients with 'real' health needs.

You'll gain work experience in hospitals, community pharmacies and rural settings - some students have worked with the Royal Flying Doctor Service. Or you might choose our International Experience Elective to practice pharmacy in the UK, USA or Singapore.

Little wonder we produce such graduates as Vicki Lui, who enjoys the challenge of dispensing medicines effectively and safely at the busy Box Hill Hospital, or Michael Nunan, who travelled to the Solomon Islands on a scholarship to learn how medicine can improve health. He's now the Pharmacy Support Officer for country's Ministry of Health.

We can give you the skills, knowledge and confidence to make a difference too.

This course is also offered in Malaysia. Find out more about studying this course at Monash University Malaysia.

Professional recognitions


Our course is approved by the Pharmacy Board of Australia. To become a registered pharmacist, you need to complete the course and a year's internship training under the supervision of the Australian Pharmacy Council.

After a period of practical experience, students can become associates of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute.


Entry requirements

View entry requirements and applications for domestic students


4 years full-time

Fees for 2015

Fees are subject to change annually.

Commonwealth supported place (CSP)
Commonwealth supported place not offered for this course.

The Student Services and Amenities Fee applies to some students each calendar year.

Note: Fees for courses offered in Malaysia and South Africa will differ from those shown here.


First Semester (February)


  • On-campus at Malaysia: full-time
  • On-campus at Parkville: full-time

This course is offered at Malaysia only for 2015.

Note: attendances for courses offered in Malaysia and South Africa will differ from those shown here.


Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Course code: 2628

CRICOS code: 026696D

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Contact (Malaysia)


Sorry, this course is not currently available to International students.

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Admissions information for domestic students

Entry requirements

Minimum entrance requirements

Equivalent Australian Year 12.

Minimum entrance requirements for non-school-leavers

TAFE studies

Due to strong competition for places, students who have completed Certificate or diploma-level TAFE courses are unlikely to be offered a place. VCE studies undertaken at TAFE will be considered. The faculty requires high achievement in VCE Chemistry, English (either), and Mathematical Methods (CAS). Studies in VCE Biology and/or Physics are also recommended.

In considering applicants for admission, the faculty will only consider studies completed no more than 10 years prior to admission.

University studies

Preference is given to applicants who have completed the equivalent of a full year of study in an undergraduate degree (e.g. science or biomedical science). A high level of academic achievement at tertiary level should be demonstrated. Prerequisite studies in Chemistry, English and Mathematics can be met at either the VCE or tertiary level. In considering applicants for admission, the faculty will only consider studies completed no more than 10 years prior to admission.

Graduate entry pathway

Applicants with a completed Bachelor level degree in a science related discipline may apply for the graduate entry pathway which allows direct entry into third year of the course after completion of a summer intensive unit.

Applicants for the graduate entry pathway commencing in January 2014 should apply direct to Monash via the Applicant Portal


Studies at Monash College (other than MUFY) and Monash Diplomas are not suitable for entry into pharmacy. Relevant work experience is only used in fine-tuning selection.

VCE prerequisites

Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 35 in English (EAL) or 30 in English other than EAL; and a study score of at least 25 in Chemistry; and a study score of at least 25 in one of Maths: Mathematical Methods (CAS) or Maths: Specialist Mathematics.

International Baccalaureate subject prerequisites


  • A score of at least 5 in English SL or 4 in English HL or 6 in English B SL or 5 in English B HL, and
  • A score of at least 4 in chemistry SL or 3 in chemistry HL, and
  • A score of at least 4 in mathematics SL or 3 in mathematics HL

Extra requirements

The UMAT and the Supplementary Information form are no longer required for entry.

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.


Semester one (March)

This course is currently not available to domestic students.

Semester two (July)

This course is not available for Second Semester (July) entry.

Study areas


Pharmacy is the study of medicine, and understanding and utilisation of medication in relation to patient care, in order to optimize medicines-related health outcomes.

The Bachelor of Pharmacy curriculum integrates four study streams.

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