The Bachelor of Science and the Bachelor of Arts remain the most popular courses at the University of Melbourne following the release of first round offers today.

The Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC) this afternoon released its main round of undergraduate offers, with more than 46,000 students receiving an offer of a university place in 2017.

In total, 7711 students received offers to study at Melbourne, with just under 2300 receiving offers for Science and more than 2000 receiving offers for Arts.

Acting Vice-Chancellor and Provost Professor Margaret Sheil said the University was particularly pleased with the high domestic demand for the first offering of the new Bachelor of Design.

The program, which will welcome its inaugural intake in semester one, is the first new undergraduate degree introduced by the University since the implementation of the Melbourne Model.

“When we announced the launch of the new Bachelor of Design for 2017 we said we were committed to ensuring our students are provided with the best pathways for a career in design.

“That we have had such an excellent response from prospective students - with more than 450 offers in round one - is very pleasing, and will ensure the new undergraduate program starts off very strongly indeed.”