Bachelor of Biomedical Science

Deakin University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00113B

Develop an in-depth understanding of human biology through the Bachelor of Biomedical Science and graduate with the skills and experience to play an important role in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases at molecular, cellular and systems levels. Expertise in biology and the science behind disease puts you in a position to make a real difference in people’s lives. Explore early diagnosis, disease progression and prognosis, and the role of pharmaceutical science in the treatment of disease and improved health. You can customise your degree by choosing from a broad range of specialisations, allowing you to learn more about what you love and become an expert in your field of interest. Graduate ready for your future career through wide-ranging practical experiences. Get hands-on training in our world-class labs, test your findings in real-life biomedical settings and gain industry experience with 80 to 160 hours of work placement.


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.


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

Standard entry requirements

VCE Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English EAL (English as an additional language) or at least 20 in English other than EAL. This course uses the ATAR and your entire academic record as part of its selection considerations. Selection is competitive, meeting these minimum requirements or their equivalents does not guarantee selection into this course. All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements. Please refer to this course entry on the Deakin University website to read about ways of satisfying the English language proficiency requirement. Refer to the Deakin University website for more detailed information about additional course requirements for all applicant groups, or equivalent minimum requirements for applicants with a higher education study, VET study or work and life experience. Personal statement Applicants who wish their work and volunteer/other experience to be considered as part of their application for entry are required to submit a personal statement with details of their work and volunteer/other experience, motivation to study and any other factors relevant to their application for the course.

Study pathways

Honours year is available to high achieving students.

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Geelong Waurn Ponds International: $116,184
  • ATAR: 72.5
  • Part-time : 6 years
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Online/Off-campus
  • Flexible Delivery
Melbourne Burwood International: $116,184
  • ATAR: 80.15
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 6 years
  • Online/Off-campus
  • Flexible Delivery

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).

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