Biomedical Science Advanced - M3004

Biomedical Science Advanced

Bachelor degree (honours)

Biomedical Science Advanced (Honours) is a high-profile course designed for talented students who expect to pursue a career in biomedical research. It is an advanced version of the Bachelor of Biomedical Science, providing outstanding opportunities to develop research, communication and teamwork skills during your undergraduate studies.

The course is your invitation to join one of the largest and most successful medical-research hubs in Australia and the world. Our multidisciplinary approach, presence in major hospitals and links to international researchers is making a difference to people's lives worldwide.

Your studies are guided by leading researchers and educators, and, in your research-based Honours year, you could contribute to our world-renowned work in using stem cells to save snow leopards, treat bowel cancer and repair damaged brains in babies.

The Biomedical Science course covers the themes of molecular and cellular biology, body systems, infection and immunity, disease and society, and the diagnosic and research tools. Electives allow you to design a specialised program around your particular interests, or you can choose units from other faculties to broaden your horizon.

Your advanced studies in Biomedical Science, by way of the fourth year Honours research program, will extend your discipline knowledge and develop your ability to critically evaluate biomedical research and to apply appropriate methodologies to conduct independent research in biomedical science. Areas in which you may undertake research include anatomy, developmental biology, biochemistry, epidemiology, genetics, immunology, molecular biology, pharmacology and preventive medicine. The Honours year will enable you to develop strong problem-solving skills and the ability to apply analytical thinking.

As a graduate, you will be in a position to pursue an international research career. You may also elect to work in the hospital and medical sectors, including medical diagnostic laboratories; in secondary and tertiary teaching; media and communications; or the government sector, in areas such as health promotion and health economics.

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At a glance


94.70 Note Lowest Selection Rank to which an offer was made
88.05 Note 2018 lowest ATAR to which an offer was made

Subject prerequisites

English Maths Sciences / Other
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Course Details

  • On-campus at Clayton: Full time
  • 4 years (full time)
Start date First Semester (February)
Qualification Bachelor of Biomedical Science Advanced (Honours)
Course Handbook

Entry Requirements

You need to satisfy the following entrance requirements to be considered for entry to this course.

Minimum Entry Requirements (Domestic students)


Equivalent Australian Year 12

ATAR requirements


94.70 Note Lowest Selection Rank to which an offer was made
88.05 Note 2018 lowest ATAR to which an offer was made

Subject prerequisites

All applicants must satisfy the following prerequisites or their equivalents.

Australian VCE subjects

Units 3 & 4: a study score of at least 35 in English (EAL) or 30 in English other than EAL

Units 3 & 4: a study score of at least 30 in one of Mathematical Methods (any) or Specialist Mathematics or Physics

Units 3 & 4: a study score of at least 30 in Chemistry

IB subjects

At least 5 in English SL or 4 in English HL or 6 in English B SL or 5 in English B HL

At least 5 in Mathematics SL or 4 in Mathematics HL or 4 in Further Mathematics HL or 5 in Physics SL or 4 in Physics HL

At least 4 in Chemistry SL or 3 in Chemistry HL

All applicants must satisfy the equivalence of the VCE subject prerequisites.

University: Applicants must have completed a minimum of one year of full time study (48 credit points) of a recognised university degree; and must have at least a high distinction 80% average across all their studies. This is a minimum requirement, admissions to this course is competitive and applicants may need to meet a higher requirement to be considered for a place.

Multiple pathways to this course

There are many ways to gain entry to a course at Monash. If you don't meet our entry requirements, there are pathways to help. More about alternative pathways...

Additionally, we recognise that some applicants may have experienced difficulties that have disadvantaged them when applying for university. We offer a range of special admissions schemes that may help you gain entry to your chosen course, including pathways for Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students. .More about special admissions schemes...

Alternative qualifications and prerequisites

For other domestic and international qualification entry requirements and scores for this course based on your prior studies, use the study credit and admissions eligibility search.

English requirements

Applicants must also meet the English language requirements.

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Making the application

Future students

Semester one (February)

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

Semester two (July)

This course currently doesn't have places available for mid-year entry.

For applications Direct to Monash

Apply directly to Monash with this course code: M3004

Current Monash students

You may apply to transfer from another Monash course. Transfers are a competitive process. You may apply mid-year for available courses however consideration will be given as to whether you will be able to follow your course progression.

Please note that if you apply for a course transfer, you should still enrol in your current course as if you were continuing so as not to jeopardise your enrolment in the Faculty if your transfer application is unsuccessful. More about Course Transfer...

Self assess for credit eligibility

Check for study credit using the "Credit search" link on the Credit for prior study page


Fees are subject to change annually.

Commonwealth supported place (CSP)

The average annual student contribution amount is:


Note: see information on how average fee is calculated.

Fee assistance

As a Commonwealth supported student, you may be able to either:

Full fee

Fees are per 48 credit points which represents a standard full-time course load for a year.



We offer over 200 types of scholarships, valued at up to $70,000. Some scholarships offer one-off payments while others continue for the length of your course. Learn more about Monash Scholarships.

Other fees

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

The course provides an interdisciplinary approach to the study of biomedical science with five central themes: molecular and cellular biology, body systems, infection and immunity, disease and society, and diagnostic and research tools.  These themes are interwoven in units throughout the course.