This program is no longer available for enrolment.

Please refer to the alternative program: BACHELOR OF BIOMEDICAL SCIENCE (HONOURS)

Duration

4 Years full-time (or part-time equivalent)

Commencing 2015

Semester 1
Semester 2

Program level

Undergraduate

Units

64

Faculty

Science

Location

St Lucia

Delivery mode

Internal

Course list

View the Course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Bachelor of Biomedical Science.

Entry requirements

OP/Rank 2014*

7/87

* OP/Rank for entry into a program may change for 2015 admissions.

QTAC Code(s)

731201 - B Biomedical Science (Hons)
731201 - The UQ OP Guarantee Scheme applies to this program

Prerequisites

Queensland Year 12 or equivalent English, Mathematics B plus one of Chemistry or Physics.

AQF level

AQF level 7

Fees for Australian students

Commonwealth Supported Place 2015:

Fee information for 2015 is not yet available. Fee information displayed is for 2014.

Indicative annual fee 2014: AUD$ 8309

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Actual annual fees may vary in accordance with your choices of majors and electives and whether you study in Summer Semester. Tuition fees are indexed each year. The indexation rate is fixed 18 months in advance of a particular academic year thereby allowing you to plan your finances ahead of time. The University's intent is that fee rate increases will be kept to a minimum and that indexation rates will remain stable wherever possible. Since 2007, on average, the indexation rate has been 4%.

Enquiries for Australian students

Faculty of Science

Email: science.enquiries@uq.edu.au

Phone: 07 3365 1888

Duration

4 Years full-time

Commencing 2015

Semester 1
Semester 2

Program level

Undergraduate

Units

64

Faculty

Science

Location

St Lucia

Delivery mode

Internal

Course list

View the Course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Bachelor of Biomedical Science.

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

Queensland Year 12 or equivalent English, Mathematics B plus one of Chemistry or Physics. View the equivalent qualifications for international students.

CRICOS Code: 060532G

English Proficiency

IELTS overall 6.5; writing 6, reading 6, speaking 6, and listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, view the English proficiency policy.

View the entry requirements for international students.

AQF level

AQF level 7

Fees for International students

Indicative annual fee: AUD$ 33280

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Actual annual fees may vary in accordance with your choices of majors and electives and whether you study in Summer Semester. Tuition fees are indexed each year. The indexation rate is fixed 18 months in advance of a particular academic year thereby allowing you to plan your finances ahead of time. The University's intent is that fee rate increases will be kept to a minimum and that indexation rates will remain stable wherever possible. Since 2007, on average, the indexation rate has been 4%.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged through UQ International.

Closing Date

To commence study in semester 2 - May 31 of the year of commencement.

To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

This program is eligible for Streamlined Visa Processing.

How to apply

Enquiries for International students

International Student Advisor

Phone: Outside Australia: + 61 3 8676 7004
Within Australia (Free Call): 1800 671 980

Online Enquiries: www.uq.edu.au/international/enquiry

Why study the Bachelor of Biomedical Science?

This four year program in Biomedical Science capitalises on the research-intensive environment at The University of Queensland to prepare you for careers in the rapidly evolving fields of human health and disease.

Your studies will focus on the human body at the molecular, cellular and whole body levels and the disciplines of biochemistry and cell biology, physiology, developmental biology, microbiology, pharmacology and neuroscience. You will discover the latest in globally relevant biomedical research from leading scientists based at UQ's research institutes and in your fourth year, you will conduct an honours research project within one of these research laboratories or institutes to put your theoretical knowledge into practice.

The program will also provide you with a solid grounding to pursue postgraduate study in medicine and other allied health-related courses.

You will learn the scientific process through activities ranging from experimental design and hands-on experiments to computer programming. You will be equipped with critical thinking, communication, analytical and practical skills required for a career in research science but equally applicable to a wide range of careers in science and beyond.

What you can study

In the first year, you will study chemistry, biology, physics and statistics. These courses provide the foundation for the rest of the Biomedical Science program. In conjunction with these courses, the program offers additional research-focused activities aimed at providing you with the skills needed for biomedical research.

In second and third year, you choose courses depending on your personal interests which will lead you into various specialisations and give you the option to pursue a research project and study abroad. Also in the program's second and third years, you work on projects in research laboratories while on placement. In fourth year, you have the option to pursue Honours, including planning and conducting a full-time research project. The program differs from the BSc (Biomedical Science) in that it is a four year degree with a focus on research.

The courses centre on specialisations in biomedical science, including developmental biology, human genetics, immunology and infectious diseases, molecular and cellular biology, neuroscience, pharmacology and toxicology, and physiology.

Courses

See the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Bachelor of Biomedical Science.

Honours

Honours is a modified program of study in year 4, with entry based on grade point average.

Study options

Graduates will have the opportunity to progress to the following programs:

How to apply

Entry requirements for Australian students

OP/Rank 2014*
7/87

* OP/Rank for entry into a program may change for 2015 admissions.

QTAC Code(s)
731201 - B Biomedical Science (Hons)

Prerequisites

Queensland Year 12 or equivalent English, Mathematics B plus one of Chemistry or Physics.

Additional application information

The Honours years commences three weeks prior to the start of semester one in the standard academic calendar (i.e., early February).

How to apply

Applications must be lodged through the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre.

Click here for application procedures for Australian students.

Closing date

Please refer to the QTAC website (www.qtac.edu.au) for details of closing dates for the submission of applications, documentation and changes of preference.

Entry requirements for International students

View the entry requirements for international students.

Prerequisites

Queensland Year 12 or equivalent English, Mathematics B plus one of Chemistry or Physics. View the equivalent qualifications for International students.

Visa requirements

CRICOS Code: 060532G

International students must undertake this program on campus at UQ on a full time basis to be eligible to apply for an Australian student visa. Please contact UQ International.

Click here for more information on applying for a visa.

English proficiency

IELTS overall 6.5; writing 6, reading 6, speaking 6, and listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, View the English proficiency policy.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged through UQ International.

Click here for application procedures for International students.

Closing date

To commence study in semester 2 - May 31 of the year of commencement.

To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

This program is eligible for Streamlined Visa Processing.

Please check your country's category with the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.

What it costs

Fees for Australian students

Commonwealth Supported Place 2015:

Fee information for 2015 is not yet available. Fee information displayed is for 2014.

Indicative annual fee 2014: AUD$ 8309

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Students' actual annual fees may vary in accordance with their choices of majors and electives and whether they study in Summer Semester. The University reviews fees annually.

Fees for International students

Indicative annual fee: AUD$ 33280

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Actual annual fees may vary in accordance with your choices of majors and electives and whether you study in Summer Semester. Tuition fees are indexed each year. The indexation rate is fixed 18 months in advance of a particular academic year thereby allowing you to plan your finances ahead of time. The University's intent is that fee rate increases will be kept to a minimum and that indexation rates will remain stable wherever possible. Since 2007 the indexation rate has remained at or less than 4%.

To calculate the fees for any program, you will first need to choose the courses you wish to complete. To see all courses available please refer to the course list.

Fees calculator

Select the Fees Calculator to guide you through a series of options allowing you to select details of courses you are interested in studying to estimate your fees for a semester.

Fee rules

View the 2015 Fee Rules.

What you can do with a Bachelor of Biomedical Science

Careers

You will be equipped to pursue biomedical science research. However, the research skills learnt, including analytical and independent thinking and logical reasoning, are applicable to a wide range of careers.

Your employment prospects are excellent, and include research environments, government, education and industry. Careers in biomedical science include academic and research fellowship pathways in universities, research institutes and hospitals.

You may be employed in technical and scientific positions on research projects funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council and other agencies in governments and the private sector. Employment is possible in biotechnology companies developing and marketing reagents and kits for medical diagnosis or laboratory work in molecular and cellular biology.

Professional memberships

Graduates may be eligible for membership with the following professional bodies:

  • Australasian Association of Clinical Biochemists
  • Australia and New Zealand Society for Cell and Developmental Biology
  • Australian Physiological Society
  • Australian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Australasian Society of Clinical and Experimental Pharmacologists and Toxicologists
  • Australasian Society for Human Biology
  • Australian Society for Microbiology
  • Australian Society for Medical Research
  • Australian Vascular Biology Society

While this degree may be accredited by an official industry accreditation body in Australia, completion of the degree may not result in graduates receiving automatic accreditation. Please contact the relevant registration body for details of any conditions for accreditation.

Program Rules and Requirements

To complete the Bachelor of Biomedical Science

To complete the Bachelor of Biomedical Science, a student must complete a requisite number of courses chosen from the course list and according to the Rules for the program.

Students should be aware of the University of Queensland rules, particularly the General Award Rules, which govern the conduct of UQ programs. Students will find a link to the General Award Rules, and other University rules, on the University Rules page.

A student is required to obtain #64 from the BBiomedSc List comprising -

  • #48 from Part A including #12 level 3 or higher (ie late year) courses; and
  • either #16 from Part B for students enrolled in the pass degree program; or #16 from Part H for students enrolled in the honours program.

    Part H may not be commenced before Part A is complete. Please refer to BBiomedSc Rules for further information. These rules should be read in conjunction with the General Award Rules.

  • See the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Bachelor of Biomedical Science.

    Program Rules for the Bachelor of Biomedical Science