Please refer to: BACHELOR OF BIOMEDICAL SCIENCE

The Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Honours) is no longer available.

Duration

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

Commencing 2017

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 (Honours).

Entry requirements

OP/Entry Rank 2017

7/87

Meeting minimum entry scores does not guarantee admission. Entry requirements may change from year to year.

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QTAC Code(s)

731201 - B Biomedical Science
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.

Don't have the subject requirements?

AQF level

AQF level 8

Fees for Australian students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2017 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

Enquiries for Australian students

Faculty of Science

Email: enquire@science.uq.edu.au

Phone: 07 3365 1888

Web:

Duration

4 Years full-time

Commencing 2017

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 (Honours).

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: 082627G

English Proficiency

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

AQF level

AQF level 8

Fees for International students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2017 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

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.

Apply Online

Enquiries for International students

International Student Advisor

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

Web:

Enquire online

Why study the Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Honours)?

It is an exciting time to study Biomedical Science at UQ. In 2017, this program will be replaced with a new 3-year Bachelor of Biomedical Science.

Your studies will capitalise 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.

You 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.

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.

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).

Click on the course code to view the Course Profile, for further information including advice of courses with shared teaching activities. Refer also to PPL 3.20.02 Course and Program Design - Procedures.

Honours

Honours is available as part of the standard program awarded 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/Entry Rank 2017
7/87

Admission to all UQ programs is competitive - the number of places available is usually smaller than the number of people applying. For this reason, meeting minimum entry scores doesn't guarantee admission.

QTAC Code(s)
731201 - B Biomedical Science

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 via 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

Prerequisites

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

Visa requirements

CRICOS Code: 082627G

English proficiency

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; 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 via the Online Application Form.

Apply Online

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.

What it costs

Fees for Australian students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2017 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

Fees for International students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2017 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

What you can do with a Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Honours)

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 (Honours)

To complete the Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Honours), 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(Hons) List comprising -

  • #48 from Part A including #12 level 3 or higher (ie late year) courses; and
  • either #16 from Part B or #16 from Part C.
Part B or C may not be commenced before Part A is complete. Students wishing to complete Part C must complete Part A with a GPA of 4 and have at least a GPA of 4.5 for #8 of approved late year courses. Please refer to BBiomedSc(Hons) 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 (Honours).

Program Rules for the Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Honours)