Bachelor of Biomedical Science

Deakin University

Biomedical Science at Deakin covers the science underpinning medical applications, from basic biology to specific disease processes to provide you with a thorough understanding of human biology and health, with an emphasis on causes, diagnosis and treatment of disease at the molecular, cellular and system levels. The Bachelor of Biomedical Science is a flexible and topical program, and our multidisciplinary approach enables you to learn about your chosen field of study from both scientific and health perspectives. Throughout the course you'll gain relevant and wide-ranging practical experience in the laboratory to ensure you graduate with both the theoretical knowledge and practical skills required across a diverse range of careers. You also have the opportunity to participate in a global science placement overseas and to apply for an Industry-Based Learning placement. Placement opportunities enable you to apply knowledge gained in your course, experience workplace culture and practices, explore career options, and develop a professional network before you graduate.

Course Fee:


International: $135,000

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent; Prerequisites: Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in English other than EAL

Structure:

24 credit points over 3 years. Students will also complete a professional practice unit involving an experiential learning component and have the option to apply for an Industry Based Learning (IBL) placement, which will allow them to apply and consolidate knowledge gained in their course, experience workplace culture and workplaces practices, explore career options and develop a professional network. Please refer to specific course details for campus of offer for major sequences.

Subjects you can Study:

Environmental health; Infection and immunity; Medical biotechnology; Medical genomics; Molecular life sciences; Pharmaceutical science.

Study Pathways:

Honours year is available to high achieving students.

Further information:

Graduates will be able to enter a vast range of health-related industries including medical research, genetic engineering, the pharmaceutical industry, pharmaceutical/medical sales and laboratory technology. They can also advance to honours or postgraduate studies, either in more specialised areas of biomedical science (which will enhance their professional development as a scientist), or in other disciplines (which will compliment their scientific training and broaden their career opportunities).

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00113B

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Waurn Ponds 62.65 Yes Part time 6 years
Burwood 62.65 Yes Part time 6 years
Burwood 62.65 Yes Full time 3 years
Waurn Ponds 62.65 Yes Full time 3 years

Why study with us

Deakin is the number one university in Victoria for graduate satisfaction and among the top one per cent of universities worldwide.

With industry connections, world-class facilities and a practical approach to learning, Deakin students gain more than just a qualification – they graduate confident and ready to thrive in the jobs of tomorrow.

Facilities and services

Deakin has a reputation for cutting-edge technology, innovative facilities and flexible learning environments. There are five campuses – Melbourne Burwood, Geelong Waurn Ponds, Geelong Waterfront, Warrnambool and the Cloud Campus – offering students the flexibility to study in a location that suits them.

All students, regardless of their campus or mode of study, benefit from a range of valuable services including accommodation, financial assistance, health and wellbeing, and study and learning support. 

Admission and selection

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Study options

As a Deakin student, you can choose from full-time, part-time or intensive study options across Deakin’s bachelor, postgraduate and research degrees. You’ll also have the opportunity to study abroad, explore cross-international study, gain an internship, or work in simulated environments to tailor your learning experience and get a head start in your dream career.

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