Bachelor of Biomedicine

The University of Melbourne

This program prepares students for the challenges of healthcare delivery and biomedical research. It opens up a range of pathways into graduate health programs, as well as other graduate coursework and specialised graduate research degrees. The degree is designed to enable students to develop extensive knowledge and understanding of the normal structure and function of the human body, and to explore the determinants of human disease. Students will acquire fundamental skills in critical thinking, problem solving, the analysis of evidence, and communication. Graduates of the Bachelor of Biomedicine will provide innovative healthcare solutions and play leading roles in resolving health and ageing issues and the management of chronic diseases.You can apply to the Bachelor of Biomedicine on its own, or in a Graduate Degree Package (GDP) with the Melbourne Juris Doctor or the Doctor of Dental Surgery, Doctor of Optometry, Doctor of Physiotherapy or Master of Engineering. You can apply for a GDP direct from completing an Australian Year 12 or the International Baccalaureate (IB) as a domestic or international student in Australia or as a domestic student outside Australia. See for details.

Course Fee:

International: $148,736

Entry Requirements:

Year 12; Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English/English Language/Literature or at least 30 in EAL; and a study score of at least 25 in Chemistry; and a study score of at least 25 in one of Mathematical Methods or Specialist Mathematics.


Students will complete 300 credit points. This comprises 150 credit points of compulsory subjects, 50 credit points of major subjects, and 25 credit points of elective subjects (science/biomedical science subjects); for the remaining 75 credit points, students will undertake a breadth component (subjects from outside the science/biomedical science disciplines) consisting of 50 points, with another 25 points of free (that is, breadth or elective) subjects.

Subjects you can Study:

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology; Bioengineering Systems; Biotechnology; Cell and Developmental Biology; Genetics; Human Nutrition; Human Structure and Function; Immunology; Microbiology and Immunology; Neuroscience; Pathology; Pharmacology; Physiology; Psychology.

Study Pathways:

The Bachelor of Biomedicine is an ideal pathway into the University's health-related graduate professional entry degrees, such as the Doctor of Medicine, Doctor of Dental Surgery, Doctor of Optometry and Doctor of Physiotherapy. Students can also choose to undertake further study in other professional areas, including biomedical engineering, nursing, public health, genetic counselling, speech pathology, clinical audiology and social work. Students may also be interested in a career in biomedical research or related fields, which they can pursue by undertaking a research higher degree (following an honours year) or the Master of Biomedical Science. Completing Biomedicine also gives them the opportunity to undertake a pathway into other areas such as law, applied commerce and teaching. The Diploma in General Studies may give students guaranteed entry into the Bachelor of Biomedicine depending on their academic performance.

Further information:

The Chancellor's Scholars guarantees very high-achieving students a Commonwealth Supported Place or International Fee Place in the graduate program* of their choice, plus a range of other benefits complementing the Bachelor of Biomedicine. The guarantee includes flagship University degrees such as the Doctor of Medicine, Doctor of Physiotherapy, Doctor of Dental Surgery, Doctor of Optometry, Juris Doctor (Law) and the Master of Architecture. Students will receive a Melbourne Chancellor's Scholarship. You must have completed an Australian Year 12 or the International Baccalaureate in 2019, satisfied prerequisites and any extra requirements, and achieved an ATAR (or notional ATAR) of 99.90 or above. Indigenous applicants must achieve an ATAR (or notional ATAR) of 90.00 or above. *This guarantee is subject to meeting any selection requirements as specified for the graduate program.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00116K

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Parkville 95 No Full time 3 years
Parkville 95 No Part time 6 years

Why study with us

At the University of Melbourne, your success begins from the day you set foot on campus. 

The unique and proven Melbourne Model, Australia’s most progressive curriculum, allows you the flexibility to uncover and explore your passions, assisting you to achieve greatness, no matter what you decide to do – during your studies and for your career. From solving real-world problems to forming powerful relationships as you go, your success is already in the making.

At Melbourne, you’ll be exposed to different ideas, approaches and ways of thinking that will help you adapt and change successfully – something that’s crucial in a world where careers, jobs and employer demands are shifting as fast as you can read this.

The Melbourne Model offers pathways into law, engineering, medicine, architecture, teaching and more. Combining undergraduate and graduate study gives you a higher qualification than a double degree. In fact, 97 per cent of Melbourne undergraduates and 98 per cent of postgraduates are employed three to five years after graduating (QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2018).

Facilities and Services

Ideally located in the heart of Melbourne, the University of Melbourne is an integral part of the city’s history and culture and boasts the world-class facilities, student accommodation and collaborative learning precincts only a premium, inner-city university can offer. The support Melbourne offers students – from housing advice, career and employability information, study assistance, disability and counselling – is one reason why Melbourne students are more likely to complete their degree than those at any other Australian university (Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency Report 2017).

With our communities of interest – including places of worship, the student union Queer Space, and Murrup Barak for Indigenous students – everyone feels welcome.

Admission and Selection

The University of Melbourne’s Study website is a ready resource for everything you need to know about studying at Australia’s leading university. From eligibility requirements for domestic and international students and submitting an application through VTAC to applying for special entry schemes and scholarships, you’re set up for success from the get-go.

Study options

At Melbourne you’ll start with one of our undergraduate degrees. Whether it’s one of the Melbourne Model degrees in arts, biomedicine, commerce, design, music or science – or a specialist degree co-designed with industry such as agriculture, fine arts or oral health – you’ll progress through your studies while building networks, knowledge and shared experiences that will set you on the path to success. 

You can then choose to join the workforce or specialise at graduate level. And, in the meantime, study at partner institutions across the world.

Now, with a whole raft of new Graduate Degree Packages and scholarships on offer, your options and pathways are deeper and broader, and your success more assured than ever.


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