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BSc Climate and Weather

Catalog id : 002153M
 Course Level
Bachelors / UG
Full Time

3.0833333333333 Years
 Start month

 Tuition fee

15000 AUD
15000 AUD

Application fee

International 29 AUD
National 29 AUD
Faculty of Science
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)6.5
TOEFL-IBT (min)79
TOEFL-PBT (min)577

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About this course

This major will provide you with an understanding of how the Earth’s atmosphere, oceans and land surfaces influence changes to our environment. You will learn about 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.

Your studies will combine knowledge from a range of disciplines, from field-based studies to more theoretical aspects. You will also gain hands-on experience that will equip you for the workplace, through project work that requires careful time management and the clear communication of results.

This major will provide you with challenging research or career opportunities in the atmospheric and marine environment. Careers outside of research may include government roles in organisations such as the Bureau of Meteorology, EPA Victoria or the CSIRO. There is also potential for work in the aerospace industry and environmental management.

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Eligibility Criteria

Clearly-in Rank 2016 85.00 Guide only
The Clearly-in Rank is the lowest score at which students were granted entry in 2016.

The Clearly-in Rank should be used as a guide for entry. It is not set in advance and may vary from year to year. The Clearly-in Rank is determined by the number of places available, the number of applicants listing the course as a preference and the academic achievement of those applicants.
Access Melbourne 2017 78.00 Guaranteed entry
Access Melbourne allows you to be considered below the Clearly-in Rank. Guaranteed entry is available to eligible students from a rural area or disadvantaged financial background.

Access Melbourne can help you gain a place in a course, even if your ATAR is below the Clearly-in Rank. Eligible students must apply through Access Melbourne and meet prerequisites.
Minimum ATAR 2017 85.00

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Course Modules

Year 1

semester 1

  • the global environment
  • calculus 2
  • physics 1
  • breadth

semester 2

  • wonders of the weather
  • linear algebra
  • physics 2:physical science and technology
  • breadth

Year 2

semester 1

  • weather and climate systems
  • real analysis
  • vector calculus
  • breadth

semester 2

  • past climates: ice house to green house
  • engg. mathematics
  • differential equations
  • breadth

Year 3

semester 1

  • dynamical meteorology & oceanography
  • atmospheric processes and composition
  • applied mathematical modelling
  • breadth and science elective

semester 2

  • modern and future climate
  • atmosphere ocean interaction
  • complex analysis
  • breadth or science elective


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How to Apply

Studying Year 12 in Australia
You should apply through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC). Full details about the VTAC application process can be found on the VTAC website. Through VTAC, you can list up to 12 course preferences. You should list courses in your order of preference with the course of greatest interest listed first. Be sure that your application is finalised by the VTAC due dates.

If you have previously applied to the University of Melbourne via VTAC but were not offered a place or were offered but never enrolled, you should apply as a new student.

If you're studying interstate, you can find more specific application information for your state in one of our application flyers: NSW/ACT QLD SA TAS WA

Current University of Melbourne international students
If you're an international student currently studying at the University of Melbourne and you wish to transfer to another University of Melbourne course, you must submit your transfer application via the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC). Be sure that your application is finalised by the VTAC due dates.

All other international students
You can apply online using our e-application.

Please ensure your application is received by us before the relevant deadline. An application fee of AUD$100 applies. This fee is non-refundable.

Alternatively, if you would prefer to apply in person in your own country, we have a number of overseas representatives in a variety of countries. Search our list of overseas representatives to find one near you.

If you have accepted an offer from another institution in Australia, been granted a Confirmation of Enrolment (COE) and want to transfer to the University of Melbourne within the first six months of study you will need a letter of release from that institution. Please see our International Student Transfer Policy for more details.

International Baccalaureate and US Advanced Placement students

You can choose to have your IB or AP results sent directly to the University as soon as they are released. Please make sure you advise us in your application if you have authorised the release of your results.


University of Melbourne AP institution code: 9015
University of Melbourne IB institution code: 002406

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