Bachelor of Biomedical Science/Bachelor of Business Administration

Australian Catholic University

Program Overview

The Bachelor of Biomedical Science/Bachelor of Business Administration is designed to develop in students an understanding of business management and how organisations work that will enhance their professional careers in a range of biomedical contexts across a range of organisations.

The biomedical science component will train students in the core areas of anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, pharmacology, immunology and microbiology. Students will be introduced to each of these disciplines via core units and expected to undertake detailed study in at least one discipline, through utilization of elective units. Students will learn how the human body functions, what causes disease and how disease is treated.

Students will enhance their business administration knowledge in a range of areas including accounting, finance, marketing, business law and business data management. Industry placements in the final year of the degree will improve employability on graduation and provide students with a practical application of their studies.



  Course Duration

48 Months

  Tuition Fee

AU$ 27,600


IELTS: 6.5 TOEFL: 79

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Part A : Specified Units - Biomedical Science

Complete exactly 150 credit points from the following:

  • Cells and Tissues - the Fabric of Life
  • Pharmacology 1
  • Introductory Biostatistics
  • Numerical Reasoning
  • Introduction to Neuroscience
  • Microbiology and Immunology
  • Industry Immersion 1
  • Foundations of Chemistry
  • Physical and Organic Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Human Biology 1
  • Human Biology 2
  • Pathophysiology
  • Communicating Ideas in Science
  • Research Design and Ethics

Part B : Community Engagement Units

Complete exactly 10 credit points from the following:


  • Community Engagement

Part C : Biomedical Science Elective Units

Complete exactly 20 credit points from the following:

  • Anatomical Foundations of Exercise Science
  • Physiotherapy Anatomy 1
  • Physiotherapy Anatomy 2
  • Human Genetics
  • Pharmacology 2
  • Industry Immersion 2
  • Drug Development
  • Drug Promotion
  • Advanced Physiology
  • Nutritional Physiology
  • Physical and Organic Chemistry
  • Advanced Metabolic Biochemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Introductory Physics
  • Advanced Cardiovascular Physiology

Part D : Specified Units - Business Administration

Complete exactly 120 credit points from the following:

  • Principles of Finance
  • Money Matters
  • Managing Markets
  • Managing People and Organisations
  • Economics: Policy Frameworks and Markets
  • Managing Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Information Technology Professional Skills and Practices
  • Data and Information Management
  • Fundamentals of Information Technology
  • Strategic Management
  • Marketing Toolkit

If you’re currently completing Year 12 you may be eligible for adjustment factors that can boost your rank and help you get into your desired course.

Adjustment factors may be applied to your TAC application if you study particular subjects, attend schools geographically close to our campuses or in certain regional areas, apply as an elite athlete or performer or meet certain other criteria.

Applicants require an academic IELTS minimum overall score of 6.5 (with a minimum score of 6.0 in all bands)

  • Unit fee: $3450
  • Average first year fee: $27600
  • Estimate total cost: $110400

The Tuition fees quoted above are for commencing students in the current year who undertake a normal full-time load. The Unit Fee is based on a 10cp unit. Fees are reviewed annually.

Tuition fees for continuing students may increase by up to 3 percent each year for the minimum duration of the course as provided on your electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (eCOE). Students who continue to study beyond the minimum duration will have the relevant annual commencing rate applied to their fees for subsequent study periods.

Our graduates have pursued careers in:

  • pharmaceutical and medical technology industries
  • medical marketing
  • research in universities, hospitals or the public health sector
  • quality assurance
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