Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences

Gain a thorough understanding of the relationship between science and medicine, with an emphasis on biomedical science in the tropics. Use your degree as the foundation to a career in laboratory research, as a pathway to other health professions or continue to higher research studies.

Five stars

for student support* *Good Universities Guide 2021, UG study area

Five stars

for employment outcomes* *Good Universities Guide 2021, UG study area


Median graduate salary* *Good Universities Guide 2021, UG study area



  • Townsville: February, July



+estimated annual Commonwealth Supported Fee

Fees are based on 2020 figures and are subject to change

Plus Student Services and Amenities fee
Fee deferral and scholarships available if eligible


3 years full-time

or part-time equivalent

3.5 years full-time for mid-year entry

Entry Requirements

ATAR 65.4

English (Units 3/4,C), Mathematical Methods (Units 3/4,C), Chemistry (3/4,C)

Recommended Knowledge

One of Biology, Health, Physical Education or Physics

QTAC Codes

  • 316071

Course detail

Real stories

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    Mitchell Hearn

    Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences

    If you’re into science, if you’re into helping people, if you want to further research in microbiology and immunology, definitely get into biomedical science. It’s awesome.

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    Eva Duck

    Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences

    I loved the practical classes! Whether it was examining cadavers, dissecting mice, or discovering disease-causing bacteria from clinical samples - I found it all very engaging and exciting. I grew fond of all my lecturers. Their experiences, stories and personalities made all the difference. It made learning fun.

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    International Student - India

    Medha Chaturvedi

    Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences

    I have always dreamt of becoming a research scientist in microbiology, and this degree is the key to reach my goal. My main focus has always been microorganisms and I get to work in PC2 labs which involves the efficient handling of microorganisms. I’ve had the most amazing lecturers and peers, as well.

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    Dr Hillary Vanderven

    Immunology/Infectious Disease

    What I love about the Bachelor of Biomedicine is that students get hands-on experience in state-of-the-art laboratories from their very first year of study. Our students learn practical, broadly applicable skills, allowing them to transition into a variety of exciting research and health professions.