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Melbourne , Victoria ,Australia

Bachelor of Biomedicine

Are you interested in discovering the next generation of treatments to help improve the health of your community?

Does the science behind what creates, sustains and threatens people’s lives intrigue you? Can you see yourself studying and working in the largest biomedical precinct in the southern hemisphere?

Whether you want to pursue a career in medicine, professional health, biomedical research or another pursuit – a Bachelor of Biomedicine can take you there. The integrated curriculum emphasises the relationship between the biomedical science disciplines that underpin modern clinical practice and prepares you for the challenges of contemporary health delivery and research.

Key Features
UNDERGRADUATE
The Bachelor of Biomedicine just got better. At the undergraduate level, the Bachelor of Biomedicine is ideal preparation for a career in medicine and professional health. While doing the Bachelor of Biomedicine has never been a compulsory or privileged path to the Doctor of Medicine (MD), it’s a good strategy – especially when you’re following your passion. The recently announced changes to the MD curriculum1 make this strategy more salient by providing you with a firm foundation in biomedical sciences. Find out more about these changes.

The Melbourne Medical School (MMS) aims to recognise prior knowledge for core content. So, if you’ve studied the Bachelor of Biomedicine this frees you up so that you’ll have more time to explore the clinical, research and discovery tracks and create your own distinct path. You’ll be able to take full advantage of the innovative MD curriculum by jumping higher and faster.

The MMS is also removing prerequisite subjects as selection criteria for entry into the Doctor of Medicine2. This further diversifies the MD cohort to reflect the multiplicity of doctors required in society. It removes any disadvantage students may have in accessing science and health subjects in their previous degrees, especially in rural areas. Most medical degrees at Australian universities do not require prerequisite subjects as an entry requirement, allowing students to study the undergraduate degree that suits them best. The new Melbourne MD entry requirements will still involve MMI, GPA and GAMSAT components. The Bachelor of Biomedicine offers a proven foundation to address these requirements.

TEACHING
Award-winning teachers, many of whom are also researchers or clinicians, inspire the next generation of biomedical professionals. Students are empowered to think conceptually about the problems affecting global human health. Teachers of the School have received the prestigious David White Award for teaching three times, along with other University and national awards for program innovation, excellence in engagement and outstanding contributions to student learning.

Outcomes
The University is proud to be ranked number one in Australia for Graduate Employability.*

The Bachelor of Biomedicine has the flexibility to deliver a range of outcomes. Students are more frequently selected into the Melbourne Medical program than those from any other program in Australia. Others follow pursuits such as dentistry, biomedical research or bioengineering, and a small but growing number combine the degree with graduate law, commerce or management.

Campus Information

Parkville campus

Our Parkville campus is a city within a city. With cafes, 12 libraries, gyms, specialty stores, a small supermarket, and even a seasonal farmers market, you’ll never have to leave. The Parkville campus is situated within a renowned knowledge precinct, which includes eight hospitals, many leading research institutes and a wide range of knowledge-based industries.

Intakes

  • March
  • Aug

Application Processing Time in Days: 90

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

The University of Melbourne runs a twice-annual mentoring programme that brings students together with alumni mentors who guide them through the career decision-making process.

Faculty-specific resources assist students in finding the most relevant careers advice for them. Students are also able to take self-assessment tests to help them determine which occupation is most suited to them.

We run workshops, one-on-one sessions, and student mentoring programs to give you the advice you need, when you need it.

Get one-on-one support
The Careers and Employability Studio has gone virtual. Book in for an appointment with a career adviser.

Attend a workshop or session
We run a range of workshops, seminars and events to help support your skill development and employability.

About Careers and Employability
We provide you with the resources, support, and tools you need to achieve your career goals. Learn about our approach to employability and careers.

When you start university you may already know which career path you’d like to pursue. Or, you might be exploring your unique interests, passions, and opportunities.

No matter which category you’re in, career development starts from your first day at university. Career development doesn’t happen overnight. It takes time to develop a greater awareness of who you are and what you want to achieve.

At the University of Melbourne, career development is a journey that involves:

  • Understanding and reflecting on your motivations and preferences, current skills and knowledge gaps
  • Researching potential opportunities that help you develop meaningful, industry-relevant experiences
  • Goal setting and deciding on what career success means to you
  • Seeking and applying for roles that align with this vision.
  • During this process, your ability to understand and apply your knowledge will be critical in making successful career decisions. We have dedicated career advisers who can guide you through this career development journey.

What are employability skills?
Employability skills are more than just your ability to land a job. They cover your attitude, personal qualities, and transferable skills (e.g. teamwork and communication).

These skills are valued regardless of the role or industry you’re interested in—and understanding their importance can help you succeed in your career and beyond.

Our aim is to help you develop these skills so you can progress professionally in the workforce and community.

How we can help you
We provide online and in-person services: from one-on-one guidance, to learning modules, on campus workshops, and more.

We support you to:

  • Understand the possibilities open to you during and after your time at university
  • Design your career by understanding where your degree can take you, and guide you on what experiences will help you gain future employment
  • Identify your skills and how they apply to actual jobs in the industry you’re interested in
  • Find opportunities via our online jobs board and our employability programs
  • Connect with employers and professionals through our mentoring programs and industry networks
  • Navigate the job application process so your cover letter, resume, and interview style sets you up for success.
  • Our services are available to all current undergraduate and graduate University of Melbourne students.

A CAREER IN A RELATED AREA
With further study, the Bachelor of Biomedicine can also lead to a career in:

Biomedical engineering
Business and management
Commercialisation of inventions
Journalism
Law
Public service
Science communication
Teaching

PSW Opportunity

2 years PSW

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

To meet minimum eligibility for entry into a Melbourne undergraduate degree, you need to:

  • complete the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or an equivalent qualification*
  • complete and achieve the required grades in each of the prerequisite subjects for the course and any prerequisite tests, interviews or auditions required by the undergraduate course you're applying for
  • meet English language requirements**

Equivalent qualification*:

  • India: All India Senior School Certificate (CBSE) and Indian School Certificate (ISC) or State Board Matriculation Examination (Minimum 65% in Year 12)
  • Sri Lanka: A-Levels

English language requirements**

  • TOEFL – you need a score of 577 or more including a score of 4.5 in the Test of Written English for a paper-based test, or a score of 79 and scores of 21 for writing, 18 for speaking, 13 for reading, 13 for listening for an internet-based test. To submit your scores when you apply, use our TOEFL Institution Code: 0974.
  • IELTS – you need a score of 6.5 or more in the Academic International English Language Testing System (IELTS), with no bands less than 6.0.
  • Pearson Test of English – you need an overall score of between 58-64 inclusive and achieve no PTE communicative skills score below 50.
  • Cambridge English, Advanced/Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) – you need a Cambridge English Score of 176 with no skill below 169.

  • Course Code: 058838G
  • Course Type: Full Time
  • Course Level: Bachelors/UG Degree
  • Duration: 03 Year  
  • Total Tuition Fee: 135992 AUD
    Annual Cost of Living: 21041 AUD
    Application Fee: 100 AUD
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