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Bachelor of Biomedical Science and Bachelor of Commerce for 2015

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Why study Bachelor of Biomedical Science and Bachelor of Commerce?

Biomedical science is one of the most influential areas of medicine. It covers a range of vital areas, and has increased our understanding of the human body and the fundamentals of illness and disease. If you want to work in biomedical science, but want to focus on its management or commercialisation, this double degree is ideal for you.

Our program will give you specialised training in the full spectrum of biomedical science areas, which include molecular biology, human genetics, immunology and neurobiology. You will also benefit from our affiliation with several renowned research facilities, including the Burnet Institute, Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute, and the Prince Henry's Institute.

Commerce is the cornerstone of the modern economy. It relates to the economic, political, legal, social, cultural, and technological activities that impact on commercial interactions around the world. Our degree offers a world-class education across a wide range of commerce areas. You will also have the choice of 13 commerce majors, which will further focus your career within the biomedical science industry. Four of our commerce students represented Australia in the 2011 international final of the Global Management Challenge.

The biomedical science component consists of 16 units from the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, two of which are electives. The commerce component consists of six core commerce units, an eight-unit commerce major, and additional units in the Bachelor of Commerce at Clayton campus to reach the required minimum of 16 units.

Find out more

Visit the Faculty of Business and Economics undergraduate website.

Download the undergraduate course guide.

Professional recognitions

Australian

A Bachelor of Biomedical Science and Bachelor of Commerce allows graduates to satisfy the educational requirements of various professional registrations and memberships. It all depends on what units you take. To learn more, visit professional recognition or talk to your course adviser.

Domestic

Entry requirements

Clearly in ATAR score (2014):

  • 94.00 (Clayton)

View entry requirements and applications for domestic students

Duration

4 years full-time
8 years part-time

Fees for 2015

Fees are subject to change annually.

Commonwealth supported place (CSP)
Average annual student contribution
$ 10,000 AUD
Note: see information on how average fee is calculated.

The Student Services and Amenities Fee applies to some students each calendar year.

Intakes

First Semester (March)

Attendances

  • On-campus at Clayton: full-time, part-time

Faculty

Faculty of Business and Economics

Course code: 4417

CRICOS code: 071887A

Find out more

Enquire nowApply nowEntry requirements

Contact

For Business and Economics contact details refer to:
Business
and Economics
.

International

Entry requirements

View entry requirements and applications for international students

Duration

4 years full-time

Fees for 2015

Fees are subject to change annually.

International fee per 48 credit points
48 credit points represents a standard full-time course load for a year
$ 36,800 AUD

Intakes

First Semester (March), Second Semester (July)

Attendances

  • On-campus at Clayton: full-time

Faculty

Faculty of Business and Economics

Course code: 4417

CRICOS code: 071887A

Find out more

Enquire nowApply nowEntry requirements

Contact

Telephone: +61 3 9903 4788
Online Enquiry: Enquire Now

Admissions information for domestic students

Entry requirements

Minimum entrance requirements

Equivalent Australian Year 12

Minimum entrance requirements for non-school-leavers

All applicants should note that the english and mathematics prerequisites for the courses must be satisfied.

TAFE Although successful completion of at least two units at university level is preferred, students with at least a distinction average in a relevant TAFE diploma or advanced diploma may apply. Preference will be given to students whose prior studies are related to the course in which they are seeking admission. Programs that involve competency-based assessment without grades or marks will not meet the admission requirements. All applicants should note that the english and mathematics prerequisites for the courses must be satisfied.

University Normally four single units with at least a credit average are required to be competitive for selection. Preference will be given to students whose prior studies are related to the course in which they are seeking admission. If undertaking studies at Monash University, students are advised to take the first-year units of their desired degree. Students should normally achieve at least a 60% average to be considered for admission. All applicants should note that the english and mathematics prerequisites for the courses must be satisfied.

VCE prerequisites

Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 35 in English (EAL) or at least 30 in English other than EAL; and a study score of at least 25 in Chemistry; and a study score of at least 25 in one of Maths: Mathematical Methods (CAS) or Maths: Specialist Mathematics.

International Baccalaureate subject prerequisites

  • A score of at least 5 in English SL or 4 in English HL or 6 in English B SL or 5 in English B HL, and
  • A score of 4 in chemistry SL or 3 in chemistry HL and a score of at least 4 in mathematics SL or 3 in mathematics HL or 4 in further mathematics SL.

Extra requirements

VICTORIAN TERTIARY ADMISSIONS CENTRE APPLICATIONS

Non-year 12 (eg. transfer, mature age, TAFE) applicants must complete the VTAC Personal Information (Pi) form

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Entry scores

Qualification Clayton
2014 ATAR clearly in for CSP 94.00

Applications

Semester one (March)

Applications for on campus studies should be made online through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre.

Semester two (July)

This course is not available for Second Semester (July) entry.

Admissions information for international students

Entry requirements

International entry requirements

2015 international qualification entry requirements and scores for this course are available from the Undergraduate Qualifications Database.

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If you are an international student applying directly to Monash and wish to find out if you are eligible for admission to this course, visit Course Enquiry Portal

Minimum entrance requirements for non-school-leavers

All applicants should note that the english and mathematics prerequisites for the courses must be satisfied.

TAFE Although successful completion of at least two units at university level is preferred, students with at least a distinction average in a relevant TAFE diploma or advanced diploma may apply. Preference will be given to students whose prior studies are related to the course in which they are seeking admission. Programs that involve competency-based assessment without grades or marks will not meet the admission requirements. All applicants should note that the english and mathematics prerequisites for the courses must be satisfied.

University Normally four single units with at least a credit average are required to be competitive for selection. Preference will be given to students whose prior studies are related to the course in which they are seeking admission. If undertaking studies at Monash University, students are advised to take the first-year units of their desired degree. Students should normally achieve at least a 60% average to be considered for admission. All applicants should note that the english and mathematics prerequisites for the courses must be satisfied.

VCE prerequisites

Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 35 in English (EAL) or at least 30 in English other than EAL; and a study score of at least 25 in Chemistry; and a study score of at least 25 in one of Maths: Mathematical Methods (CAS) or Maths: Specialist Mathematics.

International Baccalaureate subject prerequisites

  • A score of at least 5 in English SL or 4 in English HL or 6 in English B SL or 5 in English B HL, and
  • A score of 4 in chemistry SL or 3 in chemistry HL and a score of at least 4 in mathematics SL or 3 in mathematics HL or 4 in further mathematics SL.

English requirements for international students

IELTS 6.5 no band lower than 6.0; TOEFL 550 with a TWE of 4.5; or an internet-based TEOFL score of at least 79 with 21 in writing, 18 in speaking, 13 in reading and 12 in listening.

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Entry scores

2015 international qualification entry requirements and scores for this course are available from the Undergraduate Qualifications Database.

Qualification Clayton
International Baccalaureate 34
A Level GCE (Click on the Undergraduate Qualifications Database link above for details on how the A-Level score is calculated.) 12

Applications

Semester one (March)

Current VCE or IB students studying in Victoria should apply online through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre

Apply directly to Monash

Semester two (July)

Apply directly to Monash

Enrolment obligation

International students enrolling in a CRICOS-registered course can study no more than 25% of their course by distance and/or online learning. Students cannot enrol exclusively in distance and/or online learning study in any compulsory study period. See standard 9.4 of The National Code 2007.

Study areas

ACCOUNTING

Accounting is the systematic recording, reporting, and analysis of financial transactions. It can be done on a large scale - for international corporations - or for individuals or for any sized business in-between. There are agreed national and international rules and regulations that govern the work of accountants. Accounting allows a company to analyse its financial performance, and report important statistics such as profit and loss to managers and shareholders.

Find out more about studying Accounting at Monash.

ACTUARIAL STUDIES

Actuaries identify, analyse and assess risk. They determine the likelihood of economic or property losses such as those that occur during natural disasters and calculate insurance premiums that allow individuals, business and governments to insure against these risks. Actuaries do this by applying the concepts of mathematics and statistics to real life scenarios.

Find out more about studying Actuarial Studies at Monash.

BUSINESS MODELLING

Business modellers use data to identify and analyse business opportunities. They also use data to simulate the performance of a business using a range of different assumptions. These simulations are sometimes known as scenario or what-if models and they enable managers to refine strategies and optimise resource allocation to achieve the best possible outcomes.

Find out more about studying Business Modelling at Monash.

ECONOMETRICS AND BUSINESS STATISTICS

Careers in the business world that use quantitative skills include the financial sector (stockbrokers, the insurance industry, finance companies, banks - e.g. developing models for investment opportunities), the manufacturing sector (e.g. providing quality control), and market research. Opportunities in the public sector include economic modelling, policy evaluation, and research into industry development.

Find out more about studying Econometrics and Business Statistics at Monash.

ECONOMICS

Economists analyse the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services. They focus on how individuals, households, firms and governments interact and how economies work. Microeconomics examines the behaviour of buyers and sellers in the economy while macroeconomics analyses the entire economy and issues affecting it, including unemployment, inflation, economic growth, and monetary and fiscal policy.

Find out more about studying Economics at Monash.

FINANCE

Financial institutions work with individual and institutional investors. They develop, negotiate, sell and trade financial products (assets and liabilities) and provide financial advice to assist their clients to obtain the financial products most suitable for their needs.

Find out more about studying Finance at Monash.

FINANCIAL AND INSURANCE MATHEMATICS

Experts in the area of financial and insurance mathematics apply mathematical and statistical techniques to the understanding of financial markets. Like actuaries they determine the likelihood of specific outcomes and develop strategies that allow businesses and governments to either pursue new business opportunities or insure against risks.

Find out more about studying Financial and Insurance Mathematics at Monash.

INTERNATIONAL COMMERCE

International Commerce is similar to International Business but it has a broader focus. While international business generally refers to the activities of a single organisation, international commerce refers to the factors making up the economic environment that the business is operating in. These factors might be legal, political, social, cultural or technological.

Find out more about studying International Commerce at Monash.

MANAGEMENT STUDIES

Management Studies is designed to complement and enhance discipline studies in areas such as human resources and international business. It develops management skills in the context of changing and dynamic organisational environments both in Australia and internationally. It equips students to pursue leadership roles within their discipline specialisations.

Find out more about studying Management Studies at Monash.

MARKETING

Identifying and satisfying customer needs profitably form the basis of marketing. It includes creating, communicating, delivering and exchanging goods and services that have value to potential customers and, often, building strong relationships between an organisation and its customers. It can include market research, product development and communication strategies as well as product delivery logistics.

Find out more about studying Marketing at Monash.

SUSTAINABILITY

Sustainability is about living - and doing business - in a way that does not jeopardise future generations. This means acting in a way that does not pollute or deplete resources like water, air, land or forests. Sustainability professionals help businesses operate in sustainable ways.

Find out more about studying Sustainability at Monash.

  • Career opportunities

    Graduates from this double degree will have a sought-after combination of biomedical science and commerce skills. Our graduates work all over the world. They work in banking, finance, biotechnology, pharmaceutical research, diagnostics, medical product development and management. They work for the government, laboratories and major corporations. The range of career options depends on the subjects chosen but, given we offer biomedical science and commerce specialisations, graduates will be able to explore many career paths.

    Examples of roles that graduates can pursue include pharmaceutical researcher at a university, medical product developer for a large corporation, operations manager at a pharmaceutical company, business analyst in a bank or consulting firm, or economic advisor to a government minister.

    We help students connect with employers, find jobs and explore career options.

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