Biomedical Science - M2003

Biomedical Science

Bachelor degree

The biomedical sciences help us understand disease, how it occurs, what happens and how we can control, cure and prevent it. Breakthroughs in biomedical science improve the quality of people's health and lives.

This course is your invitation to join one of the largest and most successful medical research hubs in Australia and 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.

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

First-year units covering biomedical chemistry, medical biophysics, human neurobiology 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

ATAR

94 Note 2017 clearly in ATAR
85.15 Note 2017 lowest ATAR offer

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)
See course requirements

Why study biomedical science?

Hear a former Monash student explain the career advantages she received from her Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences degree.

Why Study Biomedical Science?

Watch our illustrative video to learn where this degree can take you.

“The last few decades have been very exciting for biomedical research, with great leaps in understanding how the human body works and how diseases occur. There are so many fascinating topics to be explored, and I wanted to be a part of that.” - Priyangi Alwis

Dr Ball is now NHMRC/National Heart Foundation of Australia Early Career Fellow at Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research.“The skills and knowledge that I gained from doing Biomed at Monash and my postgrad training undoubtedly enabled me to have a successful research career. I am proud to be a Monash Alumni." - Dr Jocasta Ball

Entry Requirements

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

Minimum Entry Requirements

Qualifications

Equivalent Australian Year 12

Prerequisites

All applicants must satisfy the following prerequisites or their equivalents.

English Maths Sciences/Other
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 25 in Mathematical Methods (any), Specialist Mathematics or Physics Units 3&4: a study score of at least 25 in Chemistry
IB 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 4 in Mathematics SL or 3 in Mathematics HL or 3 in Further Mathematics HL or 4 in Physics SL or 3 in Physics HL At least 4 in Chemistry SL or 3 in Chemistry HL

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.

Non-School leaver requirements

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

Due to strong competition for places, Certificate IV or Diploma graduates are unlikely to be offered a place.

University: Two single units at an Australian higher education institution, that correspond to the VCE prerequisite studies, are required to satisfy minimum entry requirements, but more units may be useful for selection, especially in areas of study related to the course in which admission is being sought. Applicants should have at least a 70% average in their studies.

Studies must have been completed within five years of intended commencement.

English requirements

Applicants must also meet the English language requirements.

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Alternative entry pathways

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...

Making the application

Future students

Semester one (February)
Applications for on campus studies should be made online through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre.

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$9800

Note: see information on how average fee is calculated.

Fee assistance

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

Scholarships

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 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.