Bachelor of Biomedical Science / Bachelor of Mathematics

Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00213J

Combine your studies in biomedical science and mathematics to turn data analysis into real-world patient outcomes. This future-focused double degree addresses the increasing demand for biomedical science graduates with enhanced skills in applied mathematics, statistics and operations research. You will graduate with the ability to collect, collate and analyse data; build and interpret mathematical models that reveal new insights into patient treatment regimens; and develop new models of care that optimise the quality and efficiency of healthcare. Mathematical modelling is widespread in modern biomedical science, with its capacity for making predictions and revealing insights into many areas of medical research, like cellular mechanisms in tissue, wound and fracture healing, biochemical processes, and the spread of infectious disease. The field of biomedical science provides an ideal complement for a modern mathematics degree with specialisations in the three contemporary fields - applied mathematics, statistics and operations research - offering an unlimited source of real problems and data requiring interesting and practical mathematical and statistical analysis. Mathematical and data analytical skills that enable understanding and processing of emerging medical complexities will ensure you are in demand nationally and internationally. Understanding data - how to analyse it, model it and make useful predictions from it - will continue to underpin new technologies, processes and discoveries in all areas of the economy. In the case of biomedicine, the increased capacity to generate large datasets from patients and or treatment regimens requires graduates with a capacity to understand both the biology and the mathematics.


Total credit points 384


  • Anatomical sciences
  • Cell and molecular biotechnology
  • Human biochemistry
  • Human physiology
  • Infection and immunity
  • Applied and Computational Mathematics
  • Operations Research
  • Statistics.

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12 or equivalent
  • Assumed Knowledge: EBiology (Units 3 & 4, C) or Chemistry (Units 3 & 4, C)Mathematical Methods, or Specialist Mathematics (Units 3 & 4, C)


Depending on final year units selected: Australian Society for Medical Research; Australian and New Zealand Society for Cell and Developmental Biology; Australian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology; Australian Association of Clinical Biochemists; Australian Society for Microbiology; Australian Neuroscience Society; The Endocrine Society of Australia; Society of Reproductive Biology; Australian and New Zealand Association of Clinical Anatomists; Australian and New Zealand Bone and Mineral Society; Australian and New Zealand Forensic Science Society;

Study pathways

Graduates may apply to undertake an Honours year in the Faculty of Health or the Science and Engineering Faculty. Students may be able to claim advanced standing for part of their course, on the basis of completed or partially completed studies, and other assessable learning outcomes.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Gardens Point International: $170,000 No
  • Full-time : 4 years
  • Part-time : 8 years

Further information

Students will also require Hepatitis B vaccination prior to commencing the laboratory components in this course. Diphtheria, Measles, Mumps, Pertussis (Whooping Cough), Rubella, Tetanus and Varicella (Chicken Pox) vaccinations are mandatory for all students attending a Queensland Health facility for placement. Hepatitis A, Influenza and Poliomyelitis are highly recommended for all Health students. QUT offers a range of scholarships that provide real support for students. Our offer guarantee can give you peace of mind about your study choices. If you receive an ATAR or selection rank equal to or higher than the offer guarantee, you are guaranteed a place in the course regardless of the threshold. This means that when you know your ATAR or selection rank you can check your eligibility for a QUT course before receiving an offer. You still need to lodge a QTAC application by the closing date. A small number of courses do not participate in the offer guarantee scheme.

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