Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Honours)
Course information for - 2023 entry
Offered at 3 locations
This is a one-year degree for students who have already completed a relevant Bachelor degree. Please visit the Biomedical Science Honours page for further information.
Applications for 2023 entry into the Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Honours) will close on 16 January 2023..
The Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Honours) allows students to extend knowledge gained in their undergraduate degree, develop research skills that will equip them for future study at a higher degree level and work closely with an academic expert to contribute to a particular area of interest.
Our graduates have undertaken further study in post graduate health programs or research or have pursued careers in:
- pharmaceutical and medical technology industries
- medical marketing
- research in universities, hospitals and the public sector
- science communication
- quality assurance
To complete the Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Honours), a student must complete 80 credit points (cp).
Sample program map
|Year - Study period||Unit 1||Unit 2||Unit 3||Unit 4||Unit 5|
Year 1 - Semester 1
HLSC406 Research Methods in Biomedical and Health Sciences Research
HLSC407 Communicating Research in Biomedical and Health Sciences
HLSC409 Statistics for Biomedical and Health Sciences Research
SCIE403 Honours Thesis A
|Year 1 - Semester 2|
SCIE404 Honours Thesis B
(40 credit points)
This is a sample program only and units will vary depending on your campus and mode of study. Please refer to the handbook for the prerequisite units and the current listing.
English language requirements
Applicants require an academic IELTS minimum overall score of 6.5 (with a minimum score of 6.0 in all bands), or an equivalent acceptable test score as outlined in the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy (Schedule 3).
If you’re currently completing Year 12 you may be eligible for adjustment factors that can boost your rank and help you get into your desired course.
Adjustment factors may be applied to your TAC application if you study particular subjects, attend schools geographically close to our campuses or in certain regional areas, apply as an elite athlete or performer or meet certain other criteria.
There are essential components of a course or unit that demonstrate the capabilities, knowledge and skills to achieve the core learning outcomes of that course or unit. You will need to be able to meet these inherent requirements to complete your course.
Completion of an honours degree is the most efficient pathway to doctoral studies.
- Unit fee: $3196
- Average first year fee: $25568
- Estimate total cost: $25568
The Tuition fees quoted above are for commencing students in the current year who undertake a normal full-time load. The Unit Fee is based on a 10cp unit. Fees are reviewed annually.
Tuition fees for continuing students may increase by up to 3 percent each year for the minimum duration of the course as provided on your electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (eCOE). Students who continue to study beyond the minimum duration will have the relevant annual commencing rate applied to their fees for subsequent study periods.
You should be able to concentrate on getting good marks instead of worrying about how you’ll pay your fees. We have a number of options that can help you ease the financial burden, including government assistance, scholarships and income support.
You could be eligible for one of the hundreds of scholarships we award each year to help students from across the university with the cost of studying, accommodation or overseas study opportunities. Some of our scholarships are awarded on the basis of merit, but these aren’t just for the academically gifted; ACU also recognises excellence in community engagement and leadership. We also offer a range of scholarships for those who may be struggling financially or who have faced other barriers to accessing education.
How to apply
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No deferment available.
Students with a Student Visa will need to complete the program in minimum duration, study at least one subject on-campus each semester and must not undertake more than 33% of the program online.