We’ve got some fantastic tutors and I’m really enjoying all my classes. Being able to dissect and look at a sheep’s kidney and a sheep’s brain – that was one of my favourites!
I’m worried about cuts to public health, wealth inequality and the cutting of social services in general. It’s one of the topics we discussed when we did healthcare ethics during two weeks on the Rome campus of ACU. It was like being on the set of Q&A!”
When you’re a scientist, you’re a pioneer of change and discovery. And you could find yourself exploring new ways of curing or treating disease, researching new medical techniques, or contributing towards a more sustainable world.
Why us? Because it’s about you
As our student, you’ll learn from active researchers and academics who have won awards for teaching excellence. You’ll also have the opportunity to engage with relevant industry and community partners
A degree that belongs on your bucket list
Your time with us is about more than finding a career. It’s also about discovering new places and experiences. As our student, you can complete part of your degree overseas, and you’ll also get access to a range of international community engagement projects.
A range of opportunities
You can choose to study science, biomedical science or environmental science. And as our graduate, you’ll be equipped to enter a career in the research, commercial or education aspects of science. Your skills in analysis, problem solving and decision making will mean you’re employable by a range of industries, not only ‘science-based’ organisations.
We’ve got your back
If you don’t meet the state-based requirements for entry into your degree, don’t panic. There are various ways to get into ACU. Explore our pathway to get started.
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.
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:
- Bachelor of Biomedical Science/ Bachelor of Applied Public Health
- Bachelor of Biomedical Science/ Bachelor of Laws
- Bachelor of Biomedical Science/ Bachelor of Business Administration
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.
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.
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 are offered on each campus, in mathematics on Melbourne and Sydney campuses, and in environment on the North Sydney Campus. Chemistry, biology, and environment are 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.
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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