Bachelor of Biomedical Science

University of South Australia (UniSA)

Entry Requirements

Applicants are required to meet one of the following criteria with a competitive result, and demonstrate that they fulfil any prerequisite requirements and essential requirements for admission:

Recent secondary education:

Meet any prerequisite requirements with a minimum grade of C- or equivalent and

Complete secondary qualifications equivalent to SACE, or

Complete the International Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum score of 24 points


Higher education study

Complete or partly complete a recognized higher education program at a recognized higher education institution


Vocational Education and Training (VET)

Complete an award from a registered training organization at Certificate IV or above


Work and life experience

Hold completed secondary qualifications equivalent to SACE obtained more than 2 years in the past

English language requirements:

IELTS score of 6.0; TOEFL iBT score of 60 with Reading and Writing not less than 18; TOEFL paper-based test (PBT) score of 550 with TWE of 4.5; Cambridge CAE/CPE score of 169; Pearson's test of English (Academic) (PTE) score of 50 with Reading and Writing communicative scores not less than 50; CELUSA score of AE4.

Course Details

Degree overview

  • Play a key role in the health system, using scientific knowledge and lab skills to help improve the lives of others.
  • Study at the No.1 university in South Australia for graduate careers in maths and science.1
  • Learn in state-of-the-art, purpose-built learning spaces on-campus, including fully equipped laboratories.
  • Be trained by internationally recognised researchers in cancer biology, vaccine development, genetics and neuroscience.
  • Graduate with practical skills to work in the fast-growing biomedical science industry in areas like biotechnology, toxicology, and science.
  • Study at a university with above world-class research in health and medical sciences.

What you'll learn

Along with fundamental knowledge in biomedical sciences, you can choose pathways into further study in biomedical research and other health professions. Throughout your degree, you’ll:

Explore the complex world of human health and disease.
Learn advanced skills in biochemistry, immunology, genetics, pharmacology, cancer biology.
Learn skills which can be applied to clinical trials research.
Study core courses in chemistry, biology and anatomy, and develop advanced knowledge in physiology, biochemistry, immunology, pharmacology, molecular biology, genomics and bioinformatics.
Benefit from a flexible learning environment with face-to-face and online courses.
Gain research experience, which forms a great foundation for pathways in bioinformatics, genomics, and clinical trials.

During your final year, you'll complete an industry research project for 13 weeks in an active research laboratory.

You'll get to network with potential employers from your first year during biomedical training, including companies such as Sementic and government agencies specialising in biomedical research.

Career outcomes

Your career

The Bachelor of Biomedical Science was designed to align with the everchanging medical sciences industry.

Graduates can be employed in research and diagnostic laboratories with varied roles, such as Laboratory Technicians, Research Assistants or Scientists. With a solid foundation, graduates can even exploit their analytical skills in unexpected careers such as business analytics, marketing or intelligence.

The Bachelor of Biomedical Science provides a platform that, together with further study can open doors to employment in allied health, public health and may even lead to driving health policy. You could find yourself working in a variety of areas, including:

Medical informatics
Medical and scientific laboratories
Biomedical research

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Level of Study: Bachelor Degree

Duration: 3 years

CRICOS Course Code: 105413F

English Requirements: IELTS Score UG 6

Annual Tuition: AUD$40,800.00

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