I have really enjoyed my time at ACU. What I enjoy the most about being a student here is that the faculty and student support are really good. I've gotten to know staff members really well. I appreciate how they are happy to give me the extra help when I need it. There's a really friendly and warm atmosphere here at ACU.”
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 a one year honours program for high achieving students and 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
Discover the nutritive value of foods, the nutrients that bodies need at different stages of development, and the role that nutrients and diet play in health promotion and disease prevention. ACU's Bachelor of Nutrition Science focuses on general healthcare, chronic disease management, Indigenous health, and other emerging areas of need, and will appeal to anyone interested in careers in nutrition including: nutritionists in public and private industry; hospitals and public health sectors; e-health and tele-health; in nutrition communication; in food science; and in the research and development sectors.
The program will also provide the basis for postgraduate studies in dietetics. Dietitians treat disease through diet and therefore require further studies and clinical practice in health settings.
ACU also offers a Bachelor of Nutrition Science/Bachelor of Business Administration dual degree for graduates who wish to utilise their knowledge and skills in industry, the public service or in small business enterprises.
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