Federation University Australia

Bachelor of Biomedical Science

Federation University Australia

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00103D

Biomedicine is an exciting area that plays a major role in helping people lead healthier lives. It's an industry that is constantly evolving. You'll learn about anatomy, pathophysiology, genetic sciences and can go on to work in areas like genome biology, genetic mapping, stem cell research and biological pharmaceuticals. Studies range from lifespan nutrition, to food microbiology, metabolism to applied biochemistry.


This program consists of 360 credit points. Students will undertake a mix of theoretical and practical courses, consisting of four 15-credit point courses per semester. Students will complete 17 core courses, and 6 specialisation elective courses and 1 general elective.


  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemistry
  • Genetics
  • Immunology
  • Microbiology
  • Microscopy
  • Molecular Biology
  • Nutrition
  • Pathophysiology
  • Pharmacology
  • Research training
  • Statistics

Standard entry requirements

Entry requirements (year 12)Admissions Criteria for current Year 12 students and recent secondary graduates (the past 2 years)PrerequisitesUnits 3 and 4: a study score of at least 20 in any Mathematics or at least 20 in any Science;Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 20 in any EnglishThis course uses the ATAR as part of its selection considerations.Guaranteed ATARThis program has a guaranteed ATAR.If you meet the program pre-requisites and any ‘Essential Requirements for Admission’, we will guarantee you a place in this program with this ATAR. We use the adjusted ATAR, factoring in subject adjustments and SEAS as detailed below.Subject AdjustmentsA study score of 35 in Biology, Chemistry or Physics equals 3 aggregate points per study. Overall maximum of 5 points.SEAS (Special Entry Access Scheme)Applicants who have experienced educational disadvantage are encouraged to apply for the Special Entry Access Schemes (SEAS). Depending on eligibility and your circumstances, a SEAS application may provide support for your course application.study score of 35 in Biology, Chemistry or Physics equals 3 aggregate points per study. Overall maximum of 5 points.Entry requirements (non year 12)Admission criteria for applicants with a Higher Education StudyCompulsory: Previous higher education studies with results at a pass level, including any 'single subjects of study', or successful completion of a tertiary preparatory program such as the Federation Foundation Access Studies Program (FAST).Admission criteria for applications with a Vocational Education and Training studyCompulsory: Successful completion of a relevant VET qualification at Certificate III level or higher.Admission criteria for applications with work and life experienceMinimum requirements: Applicants who have not completed secondary education or undertaken any TAFE of university studies will not be eligible for entry into this program. Applicants in this category should consider a pathway program such as Foundation Access Studies (FAST) Program.


Although completion does not automatically guarantee entry into a Graduate Medical School, it does fulfill the anatomy, physiology and biochemistry pre-requisites required for entry into graduate medicine at some institutions.

Study pathways

Credit will be considered if you have successfully completed higher education or TAFE studies. Advanced standing will be determined on an individual basis, depending on your eligibility for credit transfer, prior experience and qualifications. If you are seeking alternative entry into the Bachelor of Biomedical Science you can consider applying for the following program: Foundation Access Studies (FAST) Program - designed to provide you with an alternative entry method into tertiary study. Further study options: Further opportunities exist in Biomedical Science through an Honours research program comprising a focus on genetics/genomics, molecular and cellular biology, immunology, public health or health informatics. The graduate medical program at Deakin University and graduate medical, physiotherapy, dentistry, veterinary science and other programs at other interstate universities provide opportunities for further study and specialisation for those graduates that satisfy the selection criteria upon completion of this degree.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Berwick International: $85,800 No
  • Full-time : 3 years
Gippsland (Churchill) International: $85,800 No
  • Full-time : 3 years
Mount Helen (Ballarat) International: $85,800 Yes
  • Full-time : 3 years

Further information

This program is available via Online Learning, in combination with one to two weeks (depending on your program) of compulsory on-campus laboratory sessions. These lab sessions are held in semester one and semester two in each year of your program. You will also be required to complete examinations either on-campus, or at an approved remote exam location in your region, under supervision. Further information: study.federation.edu.au

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