ATAR cut-off
78.05
87.83 (Median ATAR)
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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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UAC code

482100
Newcastle

Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 26 Feb 2018
Mode of delivery

Face to Face

Duration

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

Location

Newcastle

Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 26 Feb 2018
English language proficiency
  • IELTS overall minimum - 6.0
  • IELTS section minimum - 6.0

Find out more about IELTS.

Duration

3 years full-time.

Mode of delivery

Face to Face

UON program code: 40097
CRICOS code: 023110D

Study biomedical science at UON

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

At UON we equip biomedical scientists with the knowledge and skills to improve health outcomes in our regions and across the globe. With a solid foundation in the structure and function of the human body, and practical opportunities to collaborate in scientific investigations unravelling 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 Biomedical Science degree has a pathway for you.

Why study with us?

  • Learn from the world’s brightest minds. Our teachers are active researchers and provide students with access to cutting-edge thinking and discoveries.
  • Quality facilities. Apply your skills in a purpose built $17.3 million multi-storey medical sciences precinct.
  • Be career ready. With three majors to choose from, you will be equipped to shape the health and wellbeing of our society.

Top 10 in Australia ? for biomedical and health sciences
85% Employed ? within four months of graduating

What you will study

A Bachelor of Biomedical Science at UON 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 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.

Majors

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

An Honours degree equips 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 in biomedical science.

Biomedical Science (Honours) program handbook

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Program plans

Download a program plan for further details on what 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.

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