Program Overview

Respond to changing technology and breakthroughs in understanding human diseases, with UNE's Bachelor of Biomedical Science. You'll gain an understanding of the human body's molecular and physiological mechanisms and knowledge of how diseases manifest in the body to take with you on your chosen career path.

At UNE, our small class sizes and hands-on approach set us apart. Our friendly academic staff have years of real-world experience and are committed to ensuring that you are equipped with not only up-to-date knowledge and extensive specialised practical skills, but also the tools to enable you to pursue lifelong learning and thrive and in the rapidly-changing world of biomedical science.

Build on an excellent foundation in biomedical science and open doors for further postgraduate study, by pursuing a research honours year in the Bachelor of Science with Honours or undertake a Master of Science. You are eligible to apply for admission to candidature for the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) with sufficient grades from either of these courses.



  Course Duration

36 Months

  Tuition Fee

AU$ 31,600



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Core Units

108 credit points

Complete the following units:

Note: You may choose only ONE of the following units: MTHS110 or MTHS120.

  • Introductory Molecular Biology and Biochemistry I (BCHM210) – 6 credit points

  • Introductory Biochemistry II (BCHM220) – 6 credit points

  • Clinical Biochemistry and Cell Biology (BCHM341) – 6 credit points

  • Introduction to Biology: Cells and Life (BIOL110) – 6 credit points

  • Chemistry I (CHEM110) – 6 credit points

  • Chemistry II (CHEM120) – 6 credit points

  • Introductory Genetics (GENE210) – 6 credit points

  • Introductory Microbiology (MICR220) – 6 credit points

  • Clinical Microbiology and Virology (MICR350) – 6 credit points

  • Quantitative Skills with Applications (MTHS110) – 6 credit points

  • Calculus and Linear Algebra 1 (MTHS120) – 6 credit points

  • Pharmacology for Research (PHAR232) – 6 credit points

  • Introductory Human Physiology 1 (PSIO110) – 6 credit points

  • Introductory Human Physiology 2 (PSIO120) – 6 credit points

  • Integrated Physiology (PSIO220) – 6 credit points

  • Pathophysiology (PSIO230) – 6 credit points

  • Immunology and Haematology (PSIO350) – 6 credit points

  • Introduction to Statistical Modelling (STAT100) – 6 credit points

  • Statistical Modelling and Experimental Design (STAT210) – 6 credit points

Assumed Knowledge



Recommended Studies

Biology, Chemistry and/or Physics.

For students without the recommended background knowledge, the School offers introductory units in Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics.


English Language Requirements

All applicants must meet a minimum of one of the following criteria:

  • English is the applicant's first language; or

  • Satisfactory completion, within five years of the date of application for admission to UNE, of at least one year of full-time or equivalent full-time study at senior secondary, post-secondary or tertiary level in a country in which English is the primary official language or co-official language and in which English was the sole medium of instruction and assessment for the particular period of study claimed; or

  • A pass grade or better in an English language subject at Australian Year 12 level or overseas equivalent; or

  • An International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic overall score of at least 6.0 with no sub-band less than 5.5*; or

  • Equivalent Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of at least 213 in the computer-based test or at least 79 in the internet-based test with no less than 22 in the written component*; or

  • A Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic minimum overall score of 57 with no skill less than 50*

International Fees


With a Bachelor of Biomedical Science from UNE, your knowledge and applied skills in modern bioscience will add value to roles in the rapidly evolving fields of biomedical research and clinical science.

Our graduates are employed in many sectors, including government health departments, hospitals, pathology and biotechnology laboratories, the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry and public and private biomedical research institutions.

Some of the careers you could consider include:

  • research scientist

  • medicine

  • pharmaceutical development

  • medical scientist

  • clinical physiologist

  • laboratory assistant/technician.

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