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Bachelor of Pharmacy and Bachelor of Commerce for 2014

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Why study Bachelor of Pharmacy and Bachelor of Commerce?

Add business skills to your pharmacy degree and broaden your career options as a pharmacy manager or owner, or become a highly valued manager in a hospital pharmacy or work in the pharmaceutical industry.

This degree allows you to take advantage of the growing opportunities for health economists in industry, government, consultancy and research, where people with the ability to evaluate drug effectiveness and manage budgets are in high demand.

Your commerce degree will deliver you a world-class education across a wide range of commerce areas, including management, accounting, economics, econometrics, marketing, business law, finance, sustainability and actuarial studies.

Undergraduate degrees:

View the full Faculty of Business and Economics 2013 Undergraduate Course Guide.

You will study the two degrees consecutively, beginning with four years of full-time study at our Parkville campus for the Bachelor of Pharmacy degree, followed by two years at our Clayton campus for the Bachelor of Commerce degree.

Professional recognitions

Australian

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.

The Faculty of Business and Economics has information on professional recognition of its commerce course.

Domestic

Entry requirements

Clearly in ATAR score (2014):

  • Range of criteria (Parkville)

View entry requirements and applications for domestic students

Duration

6 years full-time

Fees for 2014

Fees are subject to change annually.

Commonwealth supported place (CSP)
Average annual student contribution
$ 8,850 AUD
Note: see information on how average fee is calculated.

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

Intakes

First Semester (March)

Attendances

  • On-campus at Parkville: full-time

Faculty

Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Course code: 2630

CRICOS code: 026693G

Find out more

Enquire nowApply nowEntry requirements

Contact

info@pharm.monash.edu.au
Telephone +61 3 9903 9635
http://www.pharm.monash.edu.au/

International

Entry requirements

View entry requirements and applications for international students

Duration

6 years full-time

Fees for 2014

Fees are subject to change annually.

International fee per 48 credit points
48 credit points represents a standard full-time course load for a year
$ 36,500 AUD

Intakes

First Semester (March)

Attendances

  • On-campus at Parkville: full-time

Faculty

Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Course code: 2630

CRICOS code: 026693G

Find out more

Enquire nowApply nowEntry requirements

Contact

Telephone: +61 3 9903 4788
Online Enquiry: Enquire Now

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 https://applicant.connect.monash.edu.au/connect/webconnect.

Other

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.

Special application requirements

All Bachelor of Pharmacy/Commerce applicants applying via VTAC must complete and submit a Monash University Pharmacy Supplementary Information Form (Pharmacy).

VCE prerequisites

Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or 25 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 4 in English SL or 3 in English HL or 5 in English B SL or 4 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

All applicants (domestic and international) applying for the Bachelor of Pharmacy and Bachelor of Commerce via VTAC must complete a Monash University Supplementary Information Form (Pharmacy). The UMAT is no longer required for entry. The form can be found at http://www.adm.monash.edu/admissions/vtac/. In order to be eligible for a round 1 offer through VTAC applicants will need to submit the form no later than than 9 November 2013. Graduate entry applicants entering the summer intensive unit should submit directly to the faculty in hard copy format by December 13 2013.

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Entry scores

Qualification Parkville
2014 ATAR clearly in for CSP Range of criteria

Applications

Semester one (March)

This course is currently not available to domestic students.

Semester two (July)

This course is currently not available to domestic students.

Admissions information for international students

Entry requirements

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 https://applicant.connect.monash.edu.au/connect/webconnect.

Other

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.

Special application requirements

All Bachelor of Pharmacy/Commerce applicants applying via VTAC must complete and submit a Monash University Pharmacy Supplementary Information Form (Pharmacy).

VCE prerequisites

Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or 25 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 4 in English SL or 3 in English HL or 5 in English B SL or 4 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.

English requirements for international students

IELTS overall score of 6.5 with no band lower than 6.0; or TOEFL 600 with a TWE of 4.5; or an Internet-based TOEFL score of 100 with 24+ in Writing and no section lower than 20

Special entry requirements

All applicants (domestic and international) applying for the Bachelor of Pharmacy and Bachelor of Commerce via VTAC must complete a Monash University Supplementary Information Form (Pharmacy). The UMAT is no longer required for entry. The form can be found at http://www.adm.monash.edu/admissions/vtac/. In order to be eligible for a round 1 offer through VTAC applicants will need to submit the form no later than than 9 November 2013. Graduate entry applicants entering the summer intensive unit should submit directly to the faculty in hard copy format by December 13 2013.

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Entry scores

2014 international qualification entry requirements and scores for this course are available from the Undergraduate Qualifications Database.

Qualification Parkville
International Baccalaureate 36
A Level GCE (Click on the Undergraduate Qualifications Database link above for details on how the A-Level score is calculated.) 12

Applications

Semester one (March)

This course is currently not available to international students.

Semester two (July)

This course is currently not available to international students.

Enrolment obligation

International students enrolling in a CRICOS-registered course can study no more than 25% of their course by distance and/or online learning. Students cannot enrol exclusively in distance and/or online learning study in any compulsory study period. See standard 9.4 of The National Code 2007.

Study areas

PHARMACY

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.

ACCOUNTING

Accounting is the systematic recording, reporting, and analysis of financial transactions. It can be done on a large scale - for international corporations - or for individuals or for any sized business in-between. There are agreed national and international rules and regulations that govern the work of accountants. Accounting allows a company to analyse its financial performance, and report important statistics such as profit and loss to managers and shareholders.

ACTUARIAL STUDIES

Actuaries identify, analyse and assess risk. They determine the likelihood of economic or property losses such as those that occur during natural disasters and calculate insurance premiums that allow individuals, business and governments to insure against these risks. Actuaries do this by applying the concepts of mathematics and statistics to real life scenarios.

BUSINESS MODELLING

Business modellers use data to identify and analyse business opportunities. They also use data to simulate the performance of a business using a range of different assumptions. These simulations are sometimes known as scenario or what-if models and they enable managers to refine strategies and optimise resource allocation to achieve the best possible outcomes.

ECONOMETRICS AND BUSINESS STATISTICS

Careers in the business world that use quantitative skills include the financial sector (stockbrokers, the insurance industry, finance companies, banks - e.g. developing models for investment opportunities), the manufacturing sector (e.g. providing quality control), and market research. Opportunities in the public sector include economic modelling, policy evaluation, and research into industry development.

ECONOMICS

Economists analyse the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services. They focus on how individuals, households, firms and governments interact and how economies work. Microeconomics examines the behaviour of buyers and sellers in the economy while macroeconomics analyses the entire economy and issues affecting it, including unemployment, inflation, economic growth, and monetary and fiscal policy.

FINANCE

Financial institutions work with individual and institutional investors. They develop, negotiate, sell and trade financial products (assets and liabilities) and provide financial advice to assist their clients to obtain the financial products most suitable for their needs.

FINANCE AND INSURANCE MATHEMATICS

Experts in the area of financial and insurance mathematics apply mathematical and statistical techniques to the understanding of financial markets. Like actuaries they determine the likelihood of specific outcomes and develop strategies that allow businesses and governments to either pursue new business opportunities or insure against risks.

INTERNATIONAL COMMERCE

International Commerce is similar to International Business but it has a broader focus. While international business generally refers to the activities of a single organisation, international commerce refers to the factors making up the economic environment that the business is operating in. These factors might be legal, political, social, cultural or technological.

MANAGEMENT STUDIES

Management Studies is designed to complement and enhance discipline studies in areas such as human resources and international business. It develops management skills in the context of changing and dynamic organisational environments both in Australia and internationally. It equips students to pursue leadership roles within their discipline specialisations.

MARKETING

Identifying and satisfying customer needs profitably form the basis of marketing. It includes creating, communicating, delivering and exchanging goods and services that have value to potential customers and, often, building strong relationships between an organisation and its customers. It can include market research, product development and communication strategies as well as product delivery logistics.

PHARMACY

For information on pharmacy component refer to the course entry in this Handbook at http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/handbooks/courses/2630.html

SUSTAINABILITY

Sustainability is about living - and doing business - in a way that does not jeopardise future generations. This means acting in a way that does not pollute or deplete resources like water, air, land or forests. Sustainability professionals help businesses operate in sustainable ways.

  • Career opportunities

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