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Bachelor of Biomedical Science - 264JA

Course Code: 264JA
Course Version: 3
Location: UC - Canberra, Bruce
Faculty: Faculty of Science and Technology
Discipline(s): Academic Program Area - Science
UAC Code: 368093
CRICOS Code: 078920D
Selection Rank: 60
English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0

Grow an impressive body of work at UC

If the complexity of human form and function has always fascinated you, then the Bachelor of Biomedical Science will help set you up for a career where broad scientific knowledge of human body, and all its intricacies, is needed. You’ll gain a solid understanding of the structure and function of the human body and will be well-versed in the complex interrelationships between health and disease. While the course is very specific to biomedical science and provides a strong grounding in allied health, its flexible nature allows you to select electives from a broad range of science disciplines and beyond. You can choose to study Restricted Choice Units, such as sports science, pre-physiotherapy and human nutrition, allowing you to tailor the course to match your interests or ambitions.

You’ll benefit from unique collaboration opportunities with UC’s professional teaching staff, who all have extensive experience in medical and biomedical research and are members of UC’s prestigious Centre for Research in Therapeutic Solutions. You’ll graduate experienced and proficient in medical science laboratory skills, particularly those used in research laboratories, and ready to hit the ground running in your future career in health science.

Study a Bachelor of Biomedical Science at UC and you will:

  • learn how the human body functions at all levels
  • apply your knowledge of health and disease to real-life situations
  • discover how humans interact with and respond to their environment
  • span a wide range of scientific disciplines including biology, chemistry, biochemistry, microbiology, human anatomy and physiology, pathobiology, data analysis and genetics
  • develop proficiency and experience in biomedical science laboratory skills for application in a wide variety of research laboratories
  • enjoy the flexibility of choosing from other electives including psychology, ecology, sports science, sociology, management, computer programming, law and foreign languages.

Work Integrated Learning

WIL is embedded in this course and you’ll undertake a range of practical activities designed to prepare you for a sustainable career in medical science, such as exposure to entrepreneurship in science and pitching ideas for funding and patenting, guest lectures by esteemed industry professionals and work placements in an area of biomedical science of particular interest to you. Previous students have undertaken internships with pathology laboratories, federal and ACT government regulatory departments, pharmacies, biotech start-ups, technical support laboratories, companies within the university sector, and bodies including the Office of the Gene Technology Regulator (OGTR), Food Standards Australia New Zealand, Therapeutic Goods Administration, ACT Health and Allied Health Research.

You’ll also have the opportunity to take part in collaborative work where you’ll team up with one of the research activity academics at UC’s Centre for Research in Therapeutic Solutions, or another approved professional institution, to develop a research project and report on its outcomes.

If you’d like to study overseas, summer or winter term internships to a host of international destinations can be applied for, as well as a faculty-led Medical Sciences program in China.

Career opportunities

  • Allied health technician
  • Biological scientist
  • Laboratory technician
  • Pathology technician
  • Research scientist
  • Research officer
  • Science educator

Course-specific information

High-achieving students may be eligible to enrol in the Bachelor of Applied Science (Honours) course.

Students interested in pursuing careers in medicine, physiotherapy, pharmacy or science education will need to complete further study for accreditation in these fields.


Prospective Domestic Students
Email or Phone 1800 UNI CAN (1800 864 226)
Prospective International Students
Email or Phone +61 2 6201 5342
Current and Commencing Students
Please contact the University Student Centre by Email or Phone 1300 301 727

Admission Requirements

Admission to this course is based on an entrance rank. A rank can be achieved by the following means:
- Year 12 ATAR
- other Australian Qualification
- work experience
- overseas qualification

We also offer a number of entry initiatives that give you the opportunity to gain entry to the University via alternate pathway programs and admissions schemes.
More information is available on our Alternative Entry page:

Assumed Knowledge

ACT: Biology and/or Chemistry major(s) plus Mathematical Methods major.
NSW: Biology and/or Chemistry and Mathematics.

Periods Course is Open to New Admissions

Year Location Domestic International
2021 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Winter Term
Semester 2
Semester 1
2022 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Winter Term
Semester 2
Semester 1
2023 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Winter Term
Semester 2
Semester 1

Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

Credit Arrangements

Credit arrangements (if available) for this course can be found on the University's Credit Search website.

Course Requirements

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Information for Current Students

There are previous versions of this course. As a current student you will complete the requirements for the course that were in place when you commenced. Click on the relevant link below to view the requirements of your version of the course.

In addition to course requirements, in order to successfully complete your course you may need to meet the inherent requirements. Please refer to the inherent requirements statement applicable to your course


Award(s) Official Abbreviation
Bachelor of Biomedical Science B BiomedicalSc

Unit Delivery Modes

The University offers a wide range of delivery options to help you balance study with other commitments. Units within this degree may be available to be studied in the following delivery modes:

    UC - Canberra, Bruce

      Flexible: The unit combines online study with optional on-campus, face to face activities.
      Intensive: The unit is delivered on-campus and face to face in concentrated time blocks.
      Placement: The unit involves an internship, practicum or other work place experience program. Some on-campus, face to face activity may also be required.
      On Campus: The unit is delivered on-campus and face to face, supplemented with online content. Most classes are run on weekdays and during business hours.

To find out more about delivery modes that are available for units in this course please visit

Information for Fee Paying Students

Year Domestic International



The fees detailed above are the annual fee rates for the course. The annual rate is the fee that applies to standard full-time enrolment, which is 24 credit points. The final fee charged is based on the proportion of 24 credit points in which a student enrols. Students enrolled in a Commonwealth Support Place (CSP) are required to make a contribution towards the cost of their education, which is set by the Commonwealth Government. Information on Commonwealth Supported Places, HECS-HELP and how fees are calculated can be found here.

Course Duration

Standard six semesters full-time or equivalent. Maximum twenty semesters.


High performing students may be eligible to enrol in the Bachelor of Applied Science (Honours) course.


  • Past Offerings
    • 2017->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2018->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2019->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2020->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal

Enrolment Numbers

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