News from The University of Melbourne

‘Focus On Melbourne’ Series

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A reminder to students that during the months of May and June, the University of Melbourne will be hosting a series of free ‘Focus on…’ Information Sessions in the early evening aimed at informing prospective students about the courses on offer; hear from current students, academic staff and recent graduates about what it is like to study that degree or course at Melbourne, and the career and personal development opportunities available to graduates. Registrations opened last term, so act quickly!  To register click on the links listed below!

Date Event Campus
Tuesday 17 May Focus on Engineering – Engineering Parkville
Wednesday 18 May Focus on Veterinary Science – Veterinary Science Parkville
Thursday 19 May Focus on Biomedicine – Biomedicine Parkville
Tuesday 24 May Focus on Agriculture – Agriculture Parkville
Wednesday 25 May Focus on IT – Information Technology Parkville
Tuesday 31 May Focus on Science – Science Parkville
Wednesday 1 June Focus on Commerce – Commerce Parkville
Tuesday 7 June Focus on Arts – Arts Parkville
Wednesday 8 June Focus on Environments – Environments Parkville
Thursday 9 June Focus on Law – Law Parkville
Tuesday 14 June Focus on Music – Music Parkville
Wednesday 15 June Focus on Fine Arts – Fine Arts Parkville


New Bachelor of Design

With the first intake in Semester 1, 2017, the Bachelor of Design will create new pathways for students who are passionate about the use of design and creative approaches across a wide range of disciplines and professions, and give students contemporary opportunities for their graduate study and career prospects.

There will be eleven majors will available:


  • Architecture
  • Construction
  • Computing
  • Civil Systems
  • Digital Media
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Mechanical Systems
  • Property
  • Spatial Systems
  • Urban Planning
  • Visual and Performance Design



The new degree will provide students with great flexibility, in the form of new majors, double majors, minors and unique specialisations.  Students will study the application of design to a wide range of contexts, from the macro-level of the metropolis to the construction of buildings, bridges, and landscapes, even right down to the small-scale of systems and micro-structures.


In light of these developments, the University will not take new students into the Bachelor of Environments in 2017.


The new Design degree will encompass a number of the pathways to masters programs currently available within the Bachelor of Environments and students interested in environmental science and sustainability will continue to be able to access an exciting range of majors through the Bachelor of Arts and the Bachelor of Science.

Current Environments students will be unaffected by these changes.

Find out more at Bachelor of Design


  • Bachelor of Science – Videos To graduate with a BSc, students must complete a major and to help students decide about their major the university has developed a set of first year videos to assist students in their course planning.

    Visit Bachelor of Science – Course Planning


  • The videos are less than two minutes each, are easy to watch and very informative.
  • Melbourne’s Bachelor of Science (BSc) provides an excellent foundation across a broad range of science and technology study areas and equips students with career-ready knowledge and skills. The course provides flexible pathways to employment, research higher degrees and many professional postgraduate programs.