Biomedical Science - M2003

The Bachelor of Biomedical Science combines aspects of biology and medicine and equips you with the skills and knowledge to tackle today’s most critical issues in healthcare and disease. In this exciting degree, you’ll join one of the largest and most successful biomedical research hubs in the world.

Biomedical science is an interdisciplinary area of study, where you’ll investigate human health and disease on a deeper level. You’ll learn how diseases occur, how they affect the body, and how they can be controlled and treated. This degree covers the key biomedical disciplines of anatomy and developmental biology, biochemistry and molecular biology, immunology, microbiology, pharmacology and physiology, as well as epidemiology and how this informs human health and disease.

Our Bachelor of Biomedical Science gives you the flexibility to tailor your studies to fit your interests. Use your eight electives to gain more detailed knowledge in one of the key biomedical science areas, or broaden your knowledge by studying units from across the University. You could pick up a language, gain business skills or explore global issues and cultures.

As part of the Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute, you’re embedded within a major biomedical research hub. Be taught, surrounded and inspired by some of the world’s leading biomedical scientists. And with professional development embedded throughout our degree - including opportunities for internships, work-integrated learning and hands-on research projects - you’ll graduate with transferable, in-demand skills to succeed in whichever workplace you choose.

Scholars Program

If you’re a high-achieving student, we want to recognise and nurture your potential through our Biomedical Science Scholars Program. You’ll be part of our Biomedicine Undergraduate Scholars Program (BUSP) which gives you mentoring and one-on-one support with senior students and leading researchers at the Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute as well as a range of extracurricular activities that will help you be on your way to success in the biomedical sciences. Eligible students may be awarded the Monash Biomedicine Discovery Scholarship.

Career opportunities

Studying biomedical science opens the door to a range of rewarding careers where you can make a difference in health Our graduates have into roles in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical sectors, in health policy, in government and non-government organisations, in laboratories and research institutes - just to name a few.

With additional graduate study, you could pursue a clinical career in medicine, allied health, nursing or embryology. You could also choose to complete an Honours year, as a pathway towards a career in biomedical research.

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Course Details

  • On-campus at Clayton: Full time
  • 3 years (full time)
Start date
First Semester (February), Second Semester (July)
Course Handbook

A day in the life of a Biomedical Science student

What's it really like to study biomedical science at Monash? Follow a day in the life of first year student Alexandra and find out.

Be at the forefront of biomedical research

“I chose Monash because of the high-class researchers that teach students: it’s one thing to learn from an expert in a field, but learning from someone who pioneered that field is even more exciting!”

New Biomedical Learning and Teaching building

Be one of the first students to experience our new Biomedical Learning and Teaching Building, designed to train the next generation of biomedical scientists.

Boost your chances of entry into Biomedical Science

If you grew up outside of a major city, you may be eligible for a place on the Dean's Rural List. This can boost your chances of a place when you apply for the Bachelor of Biomedical Science at Monash.

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements (International students)

You need to satisfy all of the following requirements to be considered for entry into this course.

At the time of enrolment in a course at Monash University, you must be at least 17 years of age.

View all minimum age requirements.

All Monash undergraduate courses require you to have successfully completed a minimum of an Australian Year 12 qualification (or equivalent) and achieve the required academic entry score. Most Monash faculties generally use your most recent studies for admission however other guidelines may apply where your prior qualification may be considered.

Entry requirements for each qualification level are as follows:

All Monash undergraduate courses require you to satisfy English entry requirements in one of the following ways:

If you do not meet the above English proficiency test scores, consider Monash English Bridging. Some Monash courses however do not accept Monash English Bridging.

The English measures outlined above must be completed within 2 years prior to the Monash course commencement date (other time limitations may apply as outlined in the Monash University Procedure). If you have completed several measures of English proficiency over a period of time, the highest valid measure will be accepted.

Monash University reserve the right to ask students to complete an English proficiency test to meet English course requirements upon request.

Further information can be located at English language requirements.

All Monash University undergraduate courses require you to have previously studied and achieved required Australian level standards in certain specific subject known as prerequisite subjects.

You must satisfy the following prerequisite subject requirements for this course:

Meeting prerequisite subject requirements from other international qualifications:

You can still meet the above prerequisite subject requirements if you have completed other international qualifications. These subjects will be assessed on a case by case basis when you apply.

Alternative pathways

If you don't satisfy the requirements for direct entry consider these pathway options.

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)

Students currently studying an Australian Year 12 or the International Baccalaureate in Australia, should apply online through VTAC etc.

Apply through VTAC

Semester two (July)

Apply directly to Monash using 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 are subject to change annually.

International fee

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


Other fees

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


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.

Enrolment Obligations

International students enrolling in a CRICOS-registered course can study no more than one third (33%) of their course by distance and/or online learning. Students must enrol in at least one unit that is not by distance and/or online in each compulsory study period unless the student is completing the last unit of their course. See standard 8.19 and 8.20 of National Code of Practice for Providers of Education and Training to Overseas Students 2018.

CRICOS code: 028805K