Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Honours)

Program code


Available at


Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt


South Bank





1 year full-time
2 years part-time

Credit points


Indicative fee

$9,359.00* per year (more)
* 2019 indicative annual CSP fee

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Admission requirements

  • Bachelor of Biomedical Science or equivalent with 5.0 GPA over second and third year


Offered in

Trimester 1 and Trimester 2

My details

Programs change over time. Course lists and requirements are specific to the year you started studying.


To be eligible for the award of Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Honours) [BBiomedSc(Hons)], a student must acquire 80 credit points as prescribed below:

  • gain 20 credit points for Honours courses and
  • gain 60 credit points for the dissertation.

The minimum period for gaining credit in the degree is one year and the maximum period for gaining credit towards the degree is three years (inclusive of periods of leave of absence, termination or exclusion).


Classification of Honours

This degree with Honours may be awarded in the following classes:

  • Class I Honours
  • Class IIA Honours
  • Class IIB Honours
  • Class III Honours

The class of Honours to be awarded to each student in this degree will be determined by the relevant Assessment Board on the basis of a Program GPA and a minimum percentage for the Dissertation as outlined in the Calculation of Honours Classification section of the Bachelor Honours Degree (AQF Level 8) Policy.

Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Level and Type

The Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) is the national policy for regulated qualifications in Australian education and training. This qualification is accredited as an AQF Level 8 - Bachelor Honours Degree.

Program learning outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes communicate to the community the value of the Griffith educational experience as benchmarked against national qualification standards.

Program Learning Outcomes for this award describe the knowledge, skills and the application of knowledge and skills you will acquire through studying the Griffith program of your choice.

Note: Students must check the prerequisite and incompatible requirements before selecting any course within this program.

The Honours program is designed to be taken in full-time mode only. Students develop their research skills and integrate the coursework components more effectively if they undertake their studies and training on a full-time basis. Students may apply to the Honours Program Director for permission to undertake the Honours component part-time. Part-time students will be required to consult with the Honours Program Director to determine the appropriate program structure.

Students must complete the following courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 2 6002NSC Principles of Research Writing and Presentation (see Note 1) 10
Tri 2 6003NSC Research Methodologies (see Note 1) 10
Tri 2 6001NSC_P1 Honours Research Project (see Note 2) 10
Tri 2 6001NSC_P2 Honours Research Project (see Note 2) 10
Tri 1 6001NSC_P3 Honours Research Project (see Note 2) 10
Tri 1 6001NSC_P4 Honours Research Project (see Note 2) 10
Tri 1 6001NSC_P5 Honours Research Project (see Note 2) 10
Tri 1 6001NSC_P6 Honours Research Project (see Note 2) 10

Note 1: Students will be taught common core skills and undertake assignment work relevant to their area of specialisation.

Note 2: Students will undertake a research project in the specialisation defined by their undergraduate degree.