Science

ACU offers a three year Bachelor of Biomedical Science program at its Brisbane, Melbourne, North Sydney and Canberra Campuses. Three brand new dual degrees will also be available for Semester 1 2016.; Bachelor of Biomedical Science/ Bachelor of Applied Public Health, Bachelor of Biomedical Science/ Bachelor of Laws and the Bachelor of Biomedical Science/ Bachelor of Business Administration.

Why study science at ACU?

The School of Science at ACU has strong links to relevant industries. Students undertake specific research projects with industry partners, allowing them to develop solutions to real world problems.

In the School of Science, small class sizes allow you to work closely with academic staff who are experts in their discipline area. You will establish lifelong relationships with staff and students who will become your professional colleagues.

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Biomedical science is for people who love science and who wish to make a contribution to health. Biomedical science encompasses anatomy, biochemistry, immunology, pharmacology, physiology and microbiology. Knowledge in these areas contributes to decision making in medicine, healthcare, nutrition, preventative and environmental health. Biomedical science graduates have a role to play in each of these areas.

Career opportunities
Biomedical scientists will pursue exciting and rewarding roles in the pharmaceutical and medical technology industries, with responsibilities that vary from research and quality assurance to regulation and marketing. Biomedical scientists might work in dedicated research roles, working to find new ways of curing or treating disease, in university or hospital laboratories, biomedical research centres, government departments, or in medical and pharmaceutical development companies.

Graduates could work in the health sector in roles where they have contact with patients, for example in sleep and respiratory study laboratories. Graduates could choose to pursue careers in science communication, medical writing or health journalism – producing information resources for consumers and health professionals.

A degree in biomedical science is a stepping stone to further study, from entry to health professional training programs to higher degrees in research.

ACU offers a three year Bachelor of Biomedical Science program, as well as three biomedical science dual degrees, being introduced from Semester 1 2016:

  • Bachelor of Biomedical Science/ Bachelor of Applied Public Health
  • Bachelor of Biomedical Science/ Bachelor of Laws
  • Bachelor of Biomedical Science/ Bachelor of Business Administration

Undergraduate

The Bachelor of Science (Environment) aims to prepare graduates who are ethical and concerned for the common good, and able to apply a broad and coherent body of knowledge to their professional work in the environmental science arena. The Environment specialization is offered on the North Sydney campus only. Students will undertake detailed study of a number of disciplines – chemistry, biology, ecology and earth science each of which contributes to the field of environmental science, attaining theoretical knowledge and developing skills in both the laboratory and the field.

The Bachelor of Science (Environment) includes community engagement and work integrated learning units in the final year, exposing students to potential careers for Environmental Science graduates and encouraging the development of work readiness skills.

Career opportunities
Examples include work across a range of industries and organisations utilising environmental science skills and environmental science knowledge, but not restricted to science based or science related organisations. Graduates of science degrees identify skills in analysis and problem solving, content specific knowledge and evidence based decision making as critical outcomes of their education, enabling them to work across a range of sectors in a range of roles. People with an environmental science background may work in education, government, business, law, mining and construction and agriculture.

Undergraduate

The Bachelor of Science aims to prepare graduates who are ethical and concerned for the common good, and able to apply a broad and coherent body of knowledge to their professional work in the science arena. Students will explore the influence and utility of scientific knowledge through detailed study of at least one science discipline (biology, chemistry, earth and environment) to form a major.

Majors in chemistry and biology will be offered on each campus, in mathematics on Melbourne and Sydney campuses, and in environment on the North Sydney campus. Chemistry, biology, and environment will be offered as minors on each campus. The Bachelor of Science includes community engagement and work integrated learning units in the final year, exposing students to potential careers for Science graduates and encouraging the development of work readiness skills.

Career opportunities
Examples include work across a range of industries and organisations utilising science skills and knowledge, but not restricted to science based or related organisations. Graduates of science degrees identify skills in analysis and problem solving, content specific knowledge and evidence based decision making as critical outcomes of their education, enabling them to work across a range of sectors in a range of roles. People with science backgrounds work in health, education, government, business, law, mining and construction and agriculture.

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