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75.10
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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 - 22 Feb 2021
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 - 22 Feb 2021
Fees

AUD39,320 (indicative annual fee, 2021)
Indicative annual fees are based on a full year full time load (80 units) Find out more about fees

English language proficiency
  • IELTS overall minimum - 6.0
  • IELTS section minimum - 6.0

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Duration

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 you with ‘career-ready’ skills to ensure you are well prepared to collaborate on scientific investigations of human structure and function in health and disease at a molecular, cellular and whole systems level.

You may work as a cutting-edge medical researcher contributing to advancements in the diagnosis and management of disease, as an expert in commercialisation, testing and development of innovative medical therapies, or as a medical science communicator. With further postgraduate training, you may also become a medical practitioner with enhanced research capabilities, or a secondary school science teacher helping to inspire the next generation of scientists.

Why study with us?

  • Learn from the world’s brightest minds. Our academics are active biomedical researchers and provide students with access to cutting-edge thinking and discoveries.
  • Quality research facilities. Apply your skills in our purpose built $17.3 million multi-storey medical sciences precinct and gain experience in a variety of specialised lab spaces.
  • Hands-on learning: participate in a full semester work integrated learning placement in your final year of study which will enable you to increase your employability and strengthen your industry connections.
  • Ranked 8th in Australia for Biomedical and Health Sciences (CWTS Leiden Ranking 2019).
FREE WEBINAR Learn more about studying this degree

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.

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