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QUT (Queensland University of Technology)

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Bachelor of Biomedical Science

  • Bachelor

Biomedical scientists have developed vaccines, antibiotics and stem cell therapies. Focus on your interest areas and undertake a specialised work placement.

Key details

Degree Type
3 years full-time, 6 years part-time
Course Code
LS40, 052768K
Study Mode
In person
Intake Months
Domestic Fees
$9,800 per year / $29,400 total
International Fees
$44,400 per year / $133,200 total

About this course

Biomedical scientists study how the body works, investigate how disease or injury interferes with normal function, and develop new treatment strategies that help restore function. Skilled in using a variety of cutting-edge technologies, biomedical scientists have been responsible for major health advances including the development of vaccines, antibiotics and stem cell therapies.

Customise your degree

Our flexible course design means you can shape your course to suit your interests and career aspirations. Choose your major area of study from the list below.

Anatomical sciences Build practical skills in histology, medical image interpretation and organ identification. Examine real examples from QUT’s extensive skeletal collection, film library, pathology museum and human cadavers. Cell and molecular biotechnology Study the cellular and molecular mechanisms that operate in normal and diseased tissues. Undertake laboratory research projects in cancer biology, tissue engineering, human stem cells and systems biology. Human biochemistry Study the structure, function and properties of biomolecules and the molecular machinery that regulates the everyday workings of healthy cells and tissues, the molecular basis of diseases, and how diagnostic technologies and treatment strategies impact on biochemical processes in the cellular context. Human physiology Knowledge about the human body and how its systems work to maintain our health is essential to understanding the basis of disease, diagnostic technologies and treatments. Design and undertake a laboratory-based research project in human physiology. Infection and immunity Develop knowledge and understanding of infectious disease agents (bacteria, viruses, yeasts, fungi and parasites) and how they cause human disease, together with cutting-edge strategies of diagnosis, treatment, control and prevention.

Double degrees

You can widen your career possibilities even further by pairing this degree with one of the following:

Business: A double degree in biomedical science and business can provide you with the knowledge to work as part of multidisciplinary teams in biomedical research, development and commercialisation.

Law: Combine your studies in biomedical science and law to work as an in-house counsel or lawyer to health departments or the pharmaceutical industry.

Mathematics: Combine your studies in biomedical science and mathematics and graduate with the ability to collect, collate and analyse data; build and interpret mathematical models that reveal new insights into patient treatment regimens; and develop new models of care that optimise the quality and efficiency of healthcare.

Entry requirements

Assumed knowledge

Before you start this course we assume you have sound knowledge in these areas:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • English
  • Maths B

We assume that you have knowledge equivalent to four semesters at high school level (Years 11 and 12) with sound achievement (4, SA).

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Guaranteed entry

If you receive an adjusted OP 1-5 (or equivalent selection rank), you are guaranteed an offer for this course.

Advanced standing

If you have prior studies or work experience, you may be eligible for advanced standing (credit). You can apply for advanced standing once you've been accepted to QUT. If you're in your first semester of study, you must apply for advanced standing within 10 days of receiving your offer.

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You can defer your offer and postpone the start of your course for one year.

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Adjustments to your selection rank

Any adjustments you receive to your selection rank (or OP equivalent) will be applied to this course.

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Offers we made to school leavers in Semester 1, 2019

The scores listed in the tables below reflect the offers that were made to recent school leavers. If you are not a school leaver, take a look at the entry thresholds box at the top of this page to see the lowest adjusted scores required overall to receive an offer.

Excluding adjustments Including adjustments OP Selection rank OP Selection rank Highest OP/selection rank to receive an offer OP 1 Selection rank 99 OP 1 Selection rank 99 Median OP/selection rank to receive an offer OP 7 Selection rank 87 OP 7 Selection rank 87 Lowest OP/selection rank to receive an offer OP 12 Selection rank 75 OP 9 Selection rank 82

You can find out more about your fellow students’ backgrounds with this course’s student profile.

Other admission options

If you are of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, you may be eligible for admission through our Centralised Assessment Selection Process (CASP).

Study locations

Gardens Point

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