Bachelor of Biomedical Science - Laboratory Medicine

RMIT University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00122A

When you graduate with a Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Laboratory Medicine) from RMIT you will be qualified to practise as a medical laboratory scientist in the diagnostic pathology industry.


  • Biochemistry, Biomedical science, Chemistry (forensic and analytical), Chemistry (medical), Clinical biochemistry, Cytopathology, Diagnostic laboratory operations, Haematology, Histopathology, Immunology, Laboratory medicine, Laboratory technology, Medical laboratory science, Medical microbiology, Medical science, Molecular medicine and biotechnology, Molecular pathology, Pathology, Professional practice, Transfusion and transplantation science.

Standard entry requirements

You must have successfully completed an Australian Year 12 (or equivalent qualification).


RMIT's Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Laboratory Medicine) is the only degree in Victoria that is professionally accredited by the Australian Institute of Medical Scientists (AIMS) and the only Australian degree accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS) in the UK. This grants RMIT graduates automatic membership of AIMS and assists with employment potential as medical scientists. You'll be eligible for membership of the New Zealand Institute of Medical Laboratory Science and the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science.

Study pathways

Graduates of the RMIT Associate Degree in Applied Science who achieve a grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0 out of 4.0 are guaranteed entry with one year of credit (up to 120 credit points). Graduates with a GPA of less than 2.0 are eligible for apply for admission and, if successful in gaining a place, may be eligible for credit. Graduates of the RMIT Diploma of Laboratory Technology (Pathology Testing) or Diploma of Laboratory Technology (Biotechnology) are eligible for apply for admission and, if successful, may also be eligible to apply for credit of up to one year.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Bundoora International: $165,120 No
  • Full-time : 4 years
Bundoora International: $165,120 No
  • Full-time : 4 years

Further information

This full-time placement runs as a cooperative education year. It involves both the University and your placement laboratory. Students may have the opportunity to do 10 to 13 weeks as an overseas placement. The type of careers this qualification leads to may include medical research, medical scientists, medicine (after further study), pharmaceutical industry.

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