The University of Newcastle, Australia
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89.65 (Median SR)
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International entry requirement

Admission to our undergraduate degree programs usually requires successful completion of a senior secondary school qualification similar to the Higher School Certificate (HSC), the highest educational award in New South Wales schools.

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Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 24 Feb 2020
Mode of delivery

Face to Face


3 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 8 years maximum.



Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 24 Feb 2020

AUD37,475 (indicative annual fee, 2020)
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English language proficiency
  • IELTS overall minimum - 6.0
  • IELTS section minimum - 6.0

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3 years full-time.

Mode of delivery

Face to Face

Program code: 40097
CRICOS code: 023110D

Study a biomedical science degree

Advance the progress of medical science. And your career potential.

At the University of Newcastle we equip biomedical scientists with the knowledge and skills to improve health outcomes within Australia and across the globe. Your studies will provide a solid foundation in the structure and function of the human body and facilitate practical opportunities to collaborate in scientific investigations. Your courses will focus on how biomedical scientists unravel biological, medical and health challenges. Our graduates are equipped to explore a variety of exciting careers.

Whether your final destination is a cutting edge medical researcher contributing to advancements in the diagnosis and management of disease; a medical practitioner with enhanced research capability; a secondary school science teacher helping to inspire the next generation of scientists; or a commercialisation, testing and development expert involved in bringing medical innovations to the market, the Bachelor of Biomedical Science degree has a pathway for you.

Why study with us?

  • Learn from the world’s brightest minds. Our teachers are active biomedical researchers and provide students with access to cutting-edge thinking and discoveries.
  • Quality research facilities. Apply your skills in a purpose built $17.3 million multi-storey medical sciences precinct.
  • Be career ready. With three biomedical science majors to choose from, you will be equipped to shape the health and wellbeing of our society.
  • Hands-on learning: participate in a full-semester of work integrated learning placement in your final year of study.

84% Employed ? within four months of graduating
12 ? Medical and Health Sciences areas rated at 'well above world standard'

What you will study

A Bachelor of Biomedical Science at the University of Newcastle will give you the opportunity to study a wide range of courses. You will be exposed to varying modes of study including face-to-face and online learning. We also offer plenty of hands-on experience in clinical laboratories and industry environments.

Students will study core courses in biomedical science that provide advanced theoretical knowledge in:

  • physiology
  • anatomy
  • biochemistry
  • medical genetics
  • immunology

These core courses maximise flexibility for students and provide a solid base of knowledge and skills in the biomedical disciplines.

Biomedical Science Majors

You will have the opportunity to choose from one of three majors to allow you to build your skills and knowledge in an area of interest within the discipline.


You will have the opportunity to choose one of three majors to allow you to build your skills and knowledge in your area of interest.

Advanced study options

Furthering your study in biomedical science with an Honours degree will equip you with highly sought after and respected skills and knowledge, giving you a competitive advantage.

With increasing competition in all sectors of employment, students who graduate with an Honours degree have a distinct advantage. It is often considered by employers as an added skill and has been used by previous graduates to pursue higher positions and salaries. Honours also sets the foundations of potential for further academic study, such as a PhD, or improving your chances of gaining entry into other degrees.

The Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Honours) is a one-year full-time (or equivalent part-time) degree that allows you to complete research in a topic of interest within biomedical science.

Biomedical Science (Honours) program handbook


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Program plans

Download a program plan for further details on your degree's structure and what courses you will study.

These program plans are applicable to new students. Current students should refer to the program handbook to access the plan relevant to the year they commenced.

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Career opportunities

    biomedical science student

    Graduates from the Bachelor of Biomedical Science can work in a variety of industries including:

    • medical school and allied health
    • pharmaceutical/biotechnology industries
    • commercialisation/entrepreneurship
    • secondary education
    • research and academia.

    The following list provides some example jobs available to Biomedical Science graduates. Some of these jobs will depend on the amount and level of study undertaken, level of experience, the combination of other majors and electives studied, while some may require further study.

    • Biologist
    • Biotechnologist
    • Clinical Research Coordinator
    • Embryologist
    • Forensic Biologist
    • Geneticist
    • Laboratory Analyst
    • Laboratory Assistant
    • Laboratory Manager
    • Molecular Biologist
    • Neurophysiological Technician
    • Neuroscientist
    • Occupational Hygienist
    • Pathology Assistant
    • Pharmaceutical Scientist
    • Pharmaceutical/Clinical Specialist Sales Representative
    • Pharmaceutical/Medicinal Chemist
    • Pharmacist
    • Physiologist
    • Quality Assurance Technician
    • Reproductive Medicine/IVF Specialist
    • Research Manager
    • Research Officer
    • Research Scientist
    • Science Editor
    • Science Information/Education Officer
    • Scientific Patent Examiner/Technical Advisor
    • Scientific Policy Officer
    • Scientific Writer
    • Sports Scientist
    • Technical Sales Representative
    • Tissue Culture Technician
    • University Lecturer/Academic

    Not everyone uses their degree in the same way and the transferable skills gained through university study may allow graduates to pursue a range of careers that might not be directly linked to their study. Below is a sample list of job titles that might be suitable for graduates with the skills gained in a Biomedical Science degree.

    Some of these jobs will depend upon the amount and level of study undertaken, level of experience, and the combination of other majors and electives studied, for example some may require further study.

    • Audiologist
    • Biochemist
    • Bioinformatician
    • Biological Sciences Technician
    • Biomechanist
    • Biomechatronics Engineer
    • Biostatistician
    • Dietitian
    • Echocardiography Technologist
    • Epidemiologist
    • Ethicist
    • Exercise Physiologist
    • Forensic Scientist
    • Genetic Counsellor
    • Journalist
    • Medical Scientist
    • Medical Technician
    • Microbiologist
    • Nanotechnologist
    • Nutritionist
    • Operations Manager
    • Osteologist
    • Patent Attorney/Technical Advisor
    • Science Teacher
    • Technical Writer
    • VET Teacher