Bachelor of Biomedical Science/Bachelor of Business Administration

Course information for - 2023 entry

Offered at 3 locations

Study mode
Attendance
Duration
4 years full-time or equivalent part-time
CRICOS Code
088052E
IELTS
6.5 overall score (with a minimum score of 6.0 in all bands)
Fees (first year)*
$27600
Start dates
February 2023, February 2024

Overview

The Bachelor of Biomedical Science/Bachelor of Business Administration is designed to develop in students an understanding of business management and how organisations work that will enhance their professional careers in a range of biomedical contexts across a range of organisations.

The biomedical science component will train students in the core areas of anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, pharmacology, immunology and microbiology. Students will be introduced to each of these disciplines via core units and expected to undertake detailed study in at least one discipline, through utilization of elective units. Students will learn how the human body functions, what causes disease and how disease is treated.

Students will enhance their business administration knowledge in a range of areas including accounting, finance, marketing, business law and business data management. Industry placements in the final year of the degree will improve employability on graduation and provide students with a practical application of their studies.

Professional experience

As part of your course, you will be placed in a range of organisations to integrate the theory you learn with practical workplace experiences (placements). As part of your enrolment, you must complete the Faculty of Health Sciences pre-placement requirements. To ensure you meet these requirements you need to start as soon as possible. Visit ACU’s Work Integrated Learning (WIL) website to view your Pre-Placement Requirements checklist.

Careers

Our graduates have pursued careers in:

  • pharmaceutical and medical technology industries
  • medical marketing
  • research in universities, hospitals or the public health sector
  • quality assurance

Course details

Course structure

To complete the Bachelor of Biomedical Science/Bachelor of Business Administration, a student must complete 320 credit points (cp).

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Sample program map

Year - Study periodUnit 1Unit 2Unit 3Unit 4Unit 5
Year 1 - Semester 1

BIOL123 Cells and Tissues - the Fabric of Life

BIOL125 Human Biology 1

BUSN104 Money Matters


BUSN112 Managing Markets


Year 1 - Semester 2

ITEC100 Information Technology Professional Skills and Practices

BMSC110 Communicating Ideas in Science

BIOL126 Human Biology 2

BUSN113 Managing People and Organisations


Year 2 - Semester 1

BMSC102 Numerical Reasoning

CHEM105 Foundations of Chemistry

ITEC200 Data and Information Management

UNCC100 Self and Community: Exploring the Anatomy of Modern Society

Year 2 - Semester 2

BMSC100 Introductory Biostatistics

HRMG204 Organisational Behaviour

BMSC206 Introduction to Neuroscience

CHEM106 Physical and Organic Chemistry

Year 3 - Semester 1

CHEM204 Biochemistry

BMSC209 Pathophysiology

ECON200 Economics: Policy Frameworks and Markets


Biomedical Science Elective
Year 3 - Semester 2

BIOL205 Pharmacology 1


BMSC208 Research Design and Ethics

MKTG207 Marketing Toolkit


BMSC207 Microbiology and Immunology


Year 4 - Semester 1

HLSC301 Community Engagement

BMSC301 Industry Immersion 1


MGMT310 Organisational Change for Sustainability


ENTR301 Managing Entrepreneurship and Innovation


Year 4 - Semester 2

UNCC300 Justice and Change in a Global World

Biomedical Science Elective

MGMT304 Strategic Management


BUSN304 Working with Diversity and Conflict

Or

BIPX301 Professional Experience


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.

AQF framework

Double Bachelor - Bachelor/Bachelor - AQF Level 7

Entry requirements

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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).

Adjustment factors

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.

Learn more about adjustment factors

Inherent requirement

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.

Learn more about inherent requirements for your course and how they affect you

Pathways

Pathways into course for international applicants

If you don’t currently meet the direct entry requirements for admission to your chosen program, don’t worry. Our range of pathway programs can help you build the language proficiency, academic skills and confidence you need to succeed. 

Find out more about English language programs 

Find out more about the ACU Foundation Studies program 

Find out more about Diploma pathways 

Further study

An Honours year is available to meritorious students, with a grade point average of 5.5, who meet the admission requirements for the Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Honours).

Fees

Course costs

  • Unit fee: $3450
  • Average first year fee: $27600
  • Estimate total cost: $110400

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.

Payment options

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. 

Explore your options

Scholarships

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.  

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How to apply

International applicants

Brisbane

Apply through QTAC

QTAC code 115961

Direct application

Apply now

Information on the application procedure

International students undertaking an Australian Year 12 qualification should apply through the relevant tertiary admissions centre.

Deferment

Yes. See Defer your offer.

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.

 

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