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 71.8 No Full time 3 years
Parkville 71.8 No Part time 6 years
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Why study with us 

With a 160-year history of leadership in learning, teaching and research, the University of Melbourne has grown to be an internationally respected institution, consistently ranked as one of the world’s leading universities – number one in Australia and number 32 in the world*. 

The value of a Melbourne education is backed up by the fact we’re ranked sixth in the world for graduate employability by the well-regarded QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2020.


Facilities and services 

The Parkville campus, with new, state-of-the-art facilities springing up beside our heritage buildings, connects Australia’s leading health and biomedical precinct with our faculties and schools, while the Southbank campus – home to studies in fine arts, performance and music – is on the doorstep of the best museums, galleries, theatres and concert halls in Australia. 

Our regional campuses provide immersive experiences in specialty areas like veterinary medicine, agriculture, and forestry.

Alongside our industry-focused academics, there are internships and volunteering opportunities to give you real-world work experience and develop leadership qualities, while giving you the chance to contribute to the community.


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 

Our approach means you can create your own study path based on your interests and abilities, but with flexibility to explore new options along the way. In a world where careers are changing fast and employers want analytical and adaptable thinking, this flexibility has never been more important. 

Our bachelor degrees are offered in: Agriculture, Arts, Biomedicine, Commerce, Design, Fine Arts, Music, Oral Health, and Science and cover more than 100 areas of study. Our professional graduate programs include architecture, criminology, education, engineering, finance, law, medicine, nursing, optometry, psychology, urban planning, veterinary medicine and many, many more. 

We’ve also introduced a new suite of courses that bundle your undergraduate degree with your graduate study. These Graduate Degree Packages mean you’ll have the assurance of a guaranteed graduate place at the time you receive your offer. 

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