The University of Western Australia

Bachelor of Biomedical Science

The University of Western Australia

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00126G

The Bachelor of Biomedical Science is designed to meet growing global demand for graduates with health expertise. As a Biomedical Science student, you'll be taught by world-class researchers in cutting-edge laboratories and tutorial rooms both at UWA's main campus and at the Queen Elizabeth II (QEII) hospital campus. As a graduate of this course, you may pursue a career or further study in areas as diverse as clinical practice, medical technology, medical research or public health.


Students can choose to take 1 or 2 majors. Students can select a second major from the sciences or from the majors available in the Arts, Biomedical Science or Commerce degrees.


  • Aboriginal Health and Wellbeing
  • Anatomy and Human Biology
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Exercise and Health
  • Genetics
  • Medical Sciences
  • Microbiology and Immunology
  • Neuroscience
  • Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
  • Pharmacology
  • Physiology
  • Population Health
  • Science Communication

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12 (ATAR of 80 or equivalent), meet the English language requirements of the University
  • Satisfy any prerequisites for preferred majors

Study pathways

Students who perform at a high level may apply to do one-year honours course. Students who complete the BSc will also be eligible, subject to meeting course-specific requirements, to apply for admission to a range of postgraduate courses, including Doctor of Medicine, Doctor of Dental Medicine, Doctor of Podiatric Medicine, Master of Professional Engineering, Juris Doctor, Master of Urban Design and Master of Landscape Architecture, Master of Professional Accounting, and Master of Business Administration. See the University's website for details of the full range of postgraduate courses, including specific entry requirements. If you have a professional career in mind, take advantage of one of our Direct Pathways. A Direct Pathway gives you an assured place in one of our postgraduate professional courses (such as Law, Engineering or Medicine) from the start of your studies with us. The pathways combine a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses, providing you with a clearer direction to your career of choice.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Albany Centre
  • ATAR: 80
  • ATAR: 80

Further information

The University has a range of alternate-entry pathways and special admission provisions that include the use of STAT tests, and its Broadway and UWAy schemes, Mature-age Access Program (MAP), other mature age entry (that uses an ATAR score based on two subjects) and special admission schemes for Indigenous students.

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