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Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Honours)

Overview

Extend your knowledge in Biomedical Science through an independent research project and open doors to further study options as you prepare yourself for a career at the forefront of modern healthcare.

The Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Honours) program provides you with the opportunity to pursue an independent research project in the biomedical sciences in an area of interest under the supervision of an academic staff member.

You'll develop outstanding quantitative, problem-solving and research skills which will enable you to proceed to a higher degree or work without close supervision in a research environment in the public and private sectors.

The honours program follows on from the Bachelor of Biomedical Science. Through the additional study and research, you'll be able to further develop your knowledge and practical experience in your preferred topics, including molecular biology, pharmacology, neuroscience, immunology and infectious diseases, physiology, human genetics and developmental biology.

Location
St Lucia
Duration
1 Year (or part time equivalent)
Start Semester
Semester 1 (24 Feb, 2020), Semester 2 (3 Aug, 2020)
Program Code
2423
AQF
Level 8
Location
St Lucia
Fees
A$44736 (indicative per year)
Duration
1 Year
Start Semester
Semester 1 (24 Feb, 2020), Semester 2 (3 Aug, 2020)
Program Code
2423
CRICOS Code
095077D
AQF
Level 8

Program highlights

Program highlights

  • Complete an independent research project of your area of interest to extend your skills.
  • Research your project under the supervision of an academic staff member.
  • Study over an additional year or part-time equivalent and unlock further study options.

1 in Queensland for life sciences and medicine

QS World University Rankings 2020

37 in the world for life sciences and medicine

QS World University Rankings 2020

How you'll learn

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Work placements
  • Research experience
  • Laboratory work
  • Seminars
  • Workshops

What you'll study

Career possibilities

Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Biomedical engineer
  • Prosthetic/orthotic technician
  • Medical device engineer
  • IVF scientist
  • Embryologist
  • Medical laboratory scientist

Graduate salary

Science and mathematics (undergraduate)

$62K–$66K

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Next steps after graduation

You’ll graduate with the core knowledge, practical skills and technical expertise required to embark on a career in biomedical science.

Expect to find work in a range of fields, including:

  • hospital and clinical diagnostics
  • the biotechnology and pharmaceuticals industries
  • laboratory-based molecular and cellular biology
  • health policy and communication
  • secondary or tertiary teaching, when combined with a teaching qualification.

Many students choose to use this degree as a pathway to a research-based honours program or to study medicine or allied health programs.

Find out more about careers that started in science

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

Bachelor of Biomedical Science or equivalent with:

An overall GPA of 4 and a GPA of at least 4.5 at the first attempt over #8 of late year courses from the Bachelor Biomedical Science course list, including a maximum of #2 for a research project; and

Satisfy any additional requirements set by the Head of School.

Prerequisites

Bachelor of Biomedical Science or equivalent with:

An overall GPA of 4 and a GPA of at least 4.5 at the first attempt over #8 of late year courses from the Bachelor Biomedical Science course list, including a maximum of #2 for a research project; and

Satisfy any additional requirements set by the Head of School.

English language requirements

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ

TOEFL IBT - Overall 87, listening 19, reading 19, writing 21 and speaking 19.

TOEFL PB - Overall 570, listening 54, reading 54, writing 59/5.

Pearsons - Overall Score of 64 and 60 in all sub bands.

BE - A minimum overall grade of 4 plus a minimum grade of C in all macro skills.

CES - Overall 176 and 169 in all sub bands.

OET is not accepted.

Learn more about English language requirements

Student visas

International students who are accepted into full-time study in the Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Honours) are eligible to apply for an Australian student visa (subclass 500).

There are a number of requirements you must satisfy before a visa is granted, including the genuine temporary entrant (GTE) requirement.

Learn more about student visas

Fees and Scholarships

Government assistance

Financial aid

As an international student, you might be eligible for financial aid – either from your home country, or from the Australian Government.

Learn more about financial aid

Indicative annual fee

AUD $44,736

Indicative annual fee 2020

This indicative annual fee is the cost of enrolling in the Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Honours) for the 2020 academic year. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load (16 units per academic year).

If you enrol in a larger or smaller study load, your fees will be calculated on a proportionate basis. All fees are reviewed annually.

Learn more about undergraduate fees

HECS-HELP

Domestic places in the Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Honours) are Commonwealth Supported. This means the cost of your education is shared between you and the Australian Government.

Instead of tuition fees, Commonwealth Supported students pay what are called student contribution amounts.

HECS-HELP is an Australian Government loan scheme to assist eligible students with the cost of their student contribution amounts.

Learn more about HECS-HELP

Centrelink support

Indicative annual fee

AUD $9,527

Indicative annual fee 2020 Commonwealth supported place

This indicative annual fee is the approximate cost of enrolling in a Commonwealth supported place (CSP) in the Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Honours) for the 2020 academic year. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load (16 units over two semesters).

Actual fees will vary according to your choice of courses and their unit value. The Australian Government indexes fees each year.

Learn more about undergraduate fees

Scholarships

Scholarships

How to apply

Important dates

The closing date for this program is:

  • To commence study in semester 2 - May 31 of the year of commencement.
  • To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

To learn more about UQ dates, including semester start dates, view the Academic Calendar.

Important dates

The closing date for this program is:

  • To commence study in semester 1 - January 31 of the year of commencement.
  • To commence study in semester 2 - June 30 of the year of commencement.

To learn more about UQ dates, including semester start dates, view the Academic Calendar.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants

For support with applying - or if you have any questions about Uni - get in touch with our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit.

Contact the ATSIS Unit