Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Honours)

Program code

1358

Available at

Nathan

Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt

Logan

South Bank

Online

Offshore

Other

Duration

4 years full-time
equivalent offered over 3 years

Credit points

320

Indicative fee

$31,500.00* per year (more)
* 2019 indicative annual fee

Entry requirements

6.5

IELTS (Academic) (more)

CRICOS code

066783G

Offered in

Trimester 1

Prerequisites

  • English

Assumed knowledge

  • Maths B
  • One of Biology, Chemistry or Physics

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

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.

If you are an International student on a student visa, you must ensure that you enrol in a way that will allow you to complete your enrolment within the expected program duration as stated on your Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE).

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.

International students

An International student is one who is not:

  • an Australian or New Zealand citizen or
  • a person who has Australian permanent resident status.
Indicative annual tuition fee

The indicative annual tuition fee is calculated based on a standard full-time study load which is usually 80 credit points (two full-time trimesters).

The indicative annual tuition fee is based on current conditions and available data and should only be used as a guide. These fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change.

Tuition fees
  • An International 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 for students who commence their program prior to 2014 is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student commenced the program.
  • The tuition fee for students who commence their program from 2014 onwards is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student is enrolled.

Program fees for the Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Honours) (1358)

Year of study Fee category/Band Fee per CP Tuition fee 80cp
2019 Fee Band 31.5 $393.75 $31,500.00
Changing programs

If an International student changes to a different program they will be subject to the approved program fee for the trimester in which they are enrolled.

Permanent resident status

If an undergraduate student obtains permanent resident status in Australia after commencing study in a program, and the student can provide evidence of permanent resident status prior to the census date (of the trimester in which they are enrolled), the student will be provided with a domestic fee-paying place.

The student may then apply for a Commonwealth supported place at the next admission period provided that the student satisfies the conditions for transfer from a domestic fee-paying place to a Commonwealth supported place as set out in the Undergraduate Programs Admission Policy.

If a postgraduate student obtains permanent resident status in Australia after commencing study in a program, and the student can provide evidence of permanent resident status prior to the census date (of the trimester in which they are enrolled), the student will automatically be considered for a Commonwealth supported place subject to availability.

If a research student obtains permanent resident status in Australia after commencing study in a program, and the student can provide evidence of permanent resident status prior to the census date (of the trimester in which they are enrolled), the student will automatically be considered for a Commonwealth Government Research Training Program (RTP) Fee Offset or a domestic fee-paying place as applicable for the program.

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