Bachelor of Science (Biotechnology)/Bachelor of Biomedical Science

RMIT University

Program Overview

Biomedical science courses allow you to understand how the human body functions, and the responses of the body to various diseases, exercise, diet, internal disturbances, and environmental influences.You’ll learn how techniques in molecular biology and genetics are applied to diagnosing genes that cause cancer, making crops and livestock less vulnerable to disease, and making food safer.
You’ll complete studies in cell biology, physiology, microbiology and molecular biology. You can also choose to study anatomy, neuroscience, cardiovascular biology, industrial microbiology, proteomics, pharmaceutical sciences and applied biochemistry.



  Course Duration

48 Months

  Tuition Fee

AU$ 37,440


IELTS: 6.5 TOEFL: 79

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  • Data for a Scientific World
  • Physical Sciences in Action
  • The World of Life Sciences
  • A Mathematical Toolbox for Scientists
  • STEM for Sustainable Development
  • Cell Biology and Biochemistry
  • Plant and Animal Biology

You must have successfully completed an Australian Year 12 (or equivalent senior secondary school) qualification.Higher Mathematics and Chemistry; or Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) Units 3 and 4 in Mathematical Methods (CAS) or Specialist Mathematics and Chemistry, with a study score of at least 20.

To study this course you will need to complete one of the following English proficiency tests:

  • IELTS (Academic): minimum overall band of 6.5 (with no individual band below 6.0)

  • TOEFL (Internet Based Test - IBT): minimum overall score of 79 (with minimum of 13 in Reading, 12 in Listening, 18 in Speaking and 21 in Writing)

  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE (A)): minimum score of 58 (with no communication band less than 50)

  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): minimum of 176 with no less than 169 in any component.

The cost of studying at RMIT University varies largely depending on the type of university and the degree chosen. More often than not, humanities, arts, and education courses are less expensive than degrees in medical, engineering, or management. Furthermore, students who choose to study at the postgraduate level typically pay higher tuition fees, which again vary depending on the programme chosen. Most universities provide scholarships or financial aid to students in order to help them offset their tuition costs. Students should be aware that additional course fees and incidental expenses may not be included in tuition. On average, international students can expect to pay A$ 37,440 annually, to study in RMIT University.

Graduates work in research, production and testing positions in government and private laboratories. High performing graduates from this program have been successful in obtaining admission to post-graduate studies in medicine.

Potential employers include:

  • government (including CSIRO and Melbourne Water)
  • medical research institutes (including WEHI)
  • hospitals
  • universities
  • private industry.
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