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 will 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. When you graduate, you will be prepared for a career in biomedical research or one of many positions in a range of health-related industries such as laboratory technology, medical sales, research and pharmaceuticals. This degree has been used as a pathway to postgraduate studies in medicine, physiotherapy, dentistry, pharmacy and other allied health programs, as well as veterinary science. This degree includes compulsory online courses.


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

  • Year 12 - Prerequisites Units 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 English
  • ATAR. Non Year 12 - 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 University Foundation Access Studies Program (FAST)
  • Successful completion of a relevant VET qualification at Certificate III level or higher
  • Applicants who have not completed secondary education, or undertaken any TAFE or university studies should include a personal statement detailing all relevant experience to strengthen their application.Academic IELTS with an Overall score of 6.0
  • With no band less than 6.0, or equivalent.


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 No
  • 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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