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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At a glance

Subject prerequisites
English Maths Sciences / Other
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Course Details

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

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements (Domestic students)

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


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

Applicants must also meet the English language requirements.

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Extra Requirements

Dean's Rural List

Applicants from a rural background should check their eligibility for the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences Deans Rural List. Timely VTAC applicants will receive information via email inviting them to submit relevant information to be considered for the Dean's Rural List. If deemed eligible, applicants for the Bachelor of Biomedical Science and Bachelor of Biomedical Science Scholars receive additional consideration based on their rural background and it could increase your chance of entry to the course. Further information on the requirements for the Dean's Rural List at

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

Semester two (July)

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

Apply through VTAC

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:


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 fees

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