Bachelor of Biomedical Science

Program code


Available at


Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt


South Bank





3 years full-time
6 years part-time

Credit points


Indicative fee

$8,500.00* per year (more)
* 2023 indicative annual CSP fee

Entry requirements




Commencing in

Trimester 1 and Trimester 2


  • Any General or Applied English subject (Units 3&4, C)

Assumed knowledge

  • Mathematical Methods (Units 3&4, C)
  • One of Biology, Chemistry, Physics (Units 3&4, C)

ATAR 90+ Guarantee

If you receive an ATAR of 90+ and meet subject prerequisites, you are guaranteed a place in this program.

About this program


Biomedical science helps society through applying new scientific knowledge to medicine and healthcare. In this degree, you will gain an understanding of health and the methods for diagnosing and treating disease.

You will receive excellent training for entry into the Doctor of Medicine (5099)* as well as a sound foundation for a career in biomedical research. You will develop knowledge and skills in the biological sciences and clinical sciences and understand how they can be applied to medicine, biomedical research and healthcare services. This program also provides opportunities for you to articulate into Masters degrees in health professions.

In your first year, you will be introduced to the basic sciences underpinning biomedical science. In your second and third years, you will explore more advanced aspects of the biomedical and clinical sciences, including genetics, biochemistry, cell biology, anatomy, physiology, immunology, microbiology, infectious disease, pharmacology and neuroscience. You will learn through hands-on, laboratory-based training in the biomedical sciences.

Honours is available through an additional year of study.

* The Doctor of Medicine is an AQF Level 9 Masters Extended degree.

Related degrees

Code Program title Campus Intake
1094 Bachelor of Biomedical Science (this program) Gold Coast Trimester 1 and Trimester 2
2100 Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Honours) Gold Coast Trimester 1 and Trimester 2

Progression is dependent upon satisfying admission requirements.

Attendance information

The Bachelor of Biomedical Science is offered full-time on-campus at the Gold Coast campus.

As a full-time student you will generally attend 14-18 hours of scheduled classes per week throughout the trimester. Classes may be scheduled during the day and evening throughout the week.

Note: The Trimester 2 intake for this program will require students to undertake compulsory study in Trimester 3 in Year 1 of the program.

Additional attendance information

2004MSC Pathology Techniques is delivered with TAFE Queensland. Studies are conducted at Griffith University Gold Coast Campus and off campus at TAFE Queensland - Gold Coast as well as external workplaces. Note, there are limited places available for enrolment in this course.

Student Income Support

To be classed as a full-time student, you are required to enrol in a minimum number of credit points each standard study period. The minimum credit points for full-time enrolment in this program is 30 credit points.

Trimester 1 and Trimester 2 are deemed standard study periods. As Trimester 3 is a non-standard study period, continuing students moving from one year to the next will not be required to study during this trimester to be eligible for student income support.

Domestic students who commence in Trimester 3 may be eligible for student income support from the onset of study provided they are enrolled full-time in this study period.

Please refer to the Australian Government website for more details.

My career opportunities

You will be prepared for work in hospitals, health departments, medical research institutes, university and government research organisations, and in the pharmaceutical, diagnostic, biotechnology and other health-related industries.

As a graduate, you may also choose to pursue further study. You will be well placed to apply for our graduate entry medical degree, the Doctor of Medicine, or may choose to continue with postgraduate research or coursework study.

Pathways to further study

Completion of this program with a GPA of at least 5.0 will provide graduates with seamless entry into the Master of Pharmacy (5661).

Completion of this program with a GPA of at least 5.0 and grade 5 or higher in 3010MSC Advanced Anatomy and Physiology and a successful interview will provide graduates entry into the Graduate Diploma of Clinical Physiology (4168).

For articulations into other health professions such as Master of Speech Pathology (5567), Master of Public Health (5263), Master of Rehabilitation Counselling (5578), and Graduate Entry into Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics (1355); entry requirements specific to each program will apply. The Program Advisor for the Bachelor of Biomedical Science will provide guidance on these articulation pathways.

Commonwealth supported students

  • The fee is indicative of an annual full-time load (80 credit points) in a program categorized to one of the Australian Government's broad discipline areas (student contribution bands). A student's actual annual fee may vary in accordance with his or her choice of majors and electives. The Australian Government sets student contribution amounts on an annual basis.
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Fee-paying undergraduate (domestic) students

These fees are only applicable to domestic students who are not Commonwealth supported including:

  • Full-fee paying domestic students who commenced their program prior to 2009.
  • International students who have been approved to pay domestic tuition fees after obtaining Australian or New Zealand citizenship or permanent residency or a permanent humanitarian visa and who have not obtained a Commonwealth supported place.
Tuition fees
  • A fee-paying undergraduate student pays tuition fees.
  • Students are liable for tuition fees for the courses they are enrolled in as at the census date.
  • The tuition fee is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student is enrolled.
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Program fees for the Bachelor of Biomedical Science (1094)

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Eligible undergraduate fee-paying students may defer their tuition fees by taking out a FEE-HELP loan which is part of the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP). Payment of the loan is via the taxation system when income reaches a specified level.

Further information

Additional fee information

Throughout your program you may be required to pay for the following items:

first aid certificate; immunisations; uniforms; expenses associated with placements such as travel and accommodation.