Bachelor of Biomedical Science

Find the human body fascinating? Then a career in biomedical science is for you.

During your degree you will learn about the cause, nature, progression, and consequences of diseases, understand how they are diagnosed, and explore research aimed at their prevention and treatment. You'll also gain laboratory experience in areas such as chemistry, biochemistry, cell biology, anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, pharmacology, genetics, microbiology and immunology.


Why study a Bachelor of Biomedical Science at ACU?


Practical degree

Gain 80 hours of community engagement and 105 hours of industry immersion during your degree.


Exciting subjects

We offer physiological pharmacology major and physiology and pharmacology minors on all campuses; and in Sydney and Melbourne, nutrition and chemistry minors.


Strong job outcomes

ACU is first in Australia for graduate employment1.


Industry reputation

ACU is first in Australia for graduate employer satisfaction2.

Find a career in science

With a career in biomedical science, you might explore new ways of curing or treating disease, research new medical techniques, or contribute towards a healthier society.

You’ll also be joining a growing industry, with very strong job growth predicted over the next five years for roles such as medical laboratory scientists.3 Plus, ACU graduates get jobs and are well regarded by employers. In Australia, we’re first for graduate employment1 and for graduate employer satisfaction3.

You can also use this degree as a pathway to study medicine or to postgraduate research focused on the prevention or treatment of disease.
Career outcomes

Career outlook

5 years of strong job growth predicted for medical laboratory scientists3

You could be a…

  • Medical laboratory scientist
  • Research assistant
  • Consultant
  • Scientific officer
  • Scientific journalist
  • Technical officer
  • Laboratory assistant
Why study Biomedical Science?

Find your place in a place that cares.

We care about you

Join a supportive environment with a range of student services where you’re encouraged to thrive.

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Study abroad

We’ve got more than 200 partners on six continents, community engagement opportunities around the globe, and a campus in Rome, Italy.

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Get a scholarship

We offer nearly 400 scholarship opportunities for new and current students to help you during your studies.

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Find a pathway

We have a range of admissions pathways to help you into your dream course.

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“The small class sizes at ACU mean I get individual feedback and support from my lecturers. There are so many pathways and career options for graduates of biomedical science as the skills we learn transfer into most industries and jobs we will undertake in the future.”

Bachelor of Biomedical Science

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  1. Graduate Outcomes Survey – Longitudinal 2020, full-time employment
  2. Undergraduate cohort, Employer Satisfaction Survey 2019
  3. Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business data

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