Biomedical Science - M2003

A Bachelor of Biomedical Science combines numerous aspects of biology and medicine, to help us understand disease, how it occurs, what happens and how we can control, cure and prevent it. In this exciting degree, you will join one of the largest and most successful medical research hubs in the world.

Our multidisciplinary approach to teaching, presence in major hospitals, and international links will give you access to an exciting world of possibilities and prepare you to graduate ready to make a difference in people's lives worldwide.

Scholars Program

Very high achieving students can apply for access to our Scholars Program, which provides a range of extracurricular opportunities to engage with research staff and the advanced technical facilities used for research.

Your training in biomedical science will be comprehensive and challenging for the duration of your studies, and you'll learn from leading teacher-researchers.

First-year units covering biomedical chemistry, medical biophysics, human neuro biology and other key areas will set the foundations of your professional development, which will be enriched by second- and third-year units in areas such as human genetics, bioinformatics, and molecular mechanisms of disease. In this interdisciplinary course you will learn about the science of body systems and the design and use of biomedical data. You will gain the skills you need to understand and investigate human biology and make a difference to human health in a wide variety of career paths.

As a graduate, you may find work in the hospital and medical sector, including medical diagnostic laboratories; secondary and tertiary teaching; media and communications; and the government sector in such areas as health promotion and health economics.

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At a glance

Subject prerequisites
English Maths Sciences / Other
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Course Details

Location
  • On-campus at Clayton: Full time & part time
Duration
  • 3 years (full time)
  • 6 years (part time)
Start date
First Semester (February)
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)

Qualifications

Equivalent Australian Year 12

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

Level B
IELTS (Academic): 6.5 Overall score, with minimum band scores: Listening 6.5, Reading 6.5, Writing 6.0 and Speaking 6.0 Pearson Test of English (Academic):  58 Overall score, with minimum scores: Listening 58, Reading 58, Speaking 50 and Writing 50TOEFL Internet-based test: 79 Overall score, with minimum scores: Reading 19, Listening 20, Speaking 18 and Writing 21 Equivalent approved English test

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

The course provides an interdisciplinary approach to 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.

Partner with another course

Double degree courses allow you to study towards two different degrees at the same time, and graduate with two separate qualifications. And because a required subject in one course can count as an elective in the other, our double degrees take up to two years less than if you studied for the two degrees separately.

Making the application

Future students

Semester one (February)

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

Apply through VTAC

For applications Direct to Monash

Apply directly to Monash with this course code: M2003

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

Fees are subject to change annually.

Commonwealth supported place (CSP)

The average annual student contribution amount is:

A$10,450

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.

A$36,800

Scholarships

We offer over 360 types of scholarships, valued at up to $280,000. Some scholarships offer one-off payments while others continue for the length of your course. Learn more about Monash Scholarships.

Other costs and fees

For information on other study costs and fees, see other study costs.