Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Honours)

Program code


Available at


Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt


South Bank





4 years full-time
equivalent offered over 3 years

Credit points


Indicative fee

$9,527.00* per year (more)
* 2020 indicative annual CSP fee

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Entry requirements


OP 2019


Rank 2019 (more)

Commencing in

Trimester 1


  • English (4SA)

Assumed knowledge

  • Maths B (4SA)
  • One of Biology, Chemistry or Physics (4SA)

Why choose this program?

You will be introduced to medical research under the guidance of an academic staff mentor. This degree provides a pathway to PhD studies.

In your first year, you will be introduced to the basic sciences underpinning biomedical science. In your second and third years, you will explore more advanced aspects of the biomedical and clinical sciences.


Honours is included in this degree. You will complete a research project under the supervision of an experienced biomedical researcher.

Attendance information

This program is offered full-time and on-campus at the Gold Coast. It is completed in eight consecutive trimesters.

Student Income Support

To be classed as a full-time student, you are required to enrol in a minimum number of credit points each standard study period. The minimum credit points for full-time enrolment in this program is 30 credit points.

Trimester 1 and Trimester 2 are deemed standard study periods. As Trimester 3 is a non-standard study period, continuing students moving from one year to the next will not be required to study during this trimester to be eligible for student income support.

Domestic students who commence in Trimester 3 may be eligible for student income support from the onset of study provided they are enrolled full-time in this study period.

Please refer to the Australian Government website for more details.

Work-integrated learning

The Bachelor of Biomedical Science shares a common foundation first year with a number of other Health Group programs. Core courses in this program involve approximately 230 hours of laboratory work (WIL). Laboratory work and research projects will provide you with a significant period of time in a professional workspace to develop technical knowledge and skills appropriate for work in research or commercial laboratories.

You will participate in the Health Foundation Year courses which include over 80 hours of laboratory work and computer laboratory work in seven of the eight core courses. The second year of the program includes over 120 hours of WIL in laboratory environments. In third year, you will complete a further 30 hours WIL and may elect to complete a further 20 credit points in courses with further WIL in laboratory/professional environs (typically 12 hours per 10 credit points course).

My career opportunities

You will be prepared for work in hospitals, health departments, biomedical research institutes, university and government research organisations, and in the pharmaceutical, diagnostic, biotechnology and other health-related industries. You will also be well placed to undertake a PhD to pursue a career as a research scientist or for entry to graduate medicine.

Commonwealth supported students

  • The fee is indicative of an annual full-time load (80 credit points) in a program categorized to one of the Australian Government's three broad discipline areas (student contribution bands). A student's actual annual fee may vary in accordance with his or her choice of majors and electives. The Australian Government sets student contribution amounts on an annual basis.
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Fee-paying undergraduate (domestic) students

These fees are only applicable to domestic students who are not Commonwealth supported including:

  • Full-fee paying domestic students who commenced their program prior to 2009.
  • International students who have been approved to pay domestic tuition fees after obtaining Australian or New Zealand citizenship or permanent residency or a permanent humanitarian visa and who have not obtained a Commonwealth supported place.
Tuition fees
  • A fee-paying undergraduate student pays tuition fees.
  • Students are liable for tuition fees for the courses they are enrolled in as at the census date.
  • The tuition fee is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student is enrolled.
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Program fees for the Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Honours) (1358)

Year of study Fee category/Band Fee per CP Tuition fee 80cp
2020 Fee Band 32.5 $406.25 $32,500.00
2019 Fee Band 31.5 $393.75 $31,500.00

Eligible undergraduate fee-paying students may defer their tuition fees by taking out a FEE-HELP loan which is part of the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP). Payment of the loan is via the taxation system when income reaches a specified level.

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