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The University of Queensland

Brisbane , Queensland ,Australia

Bachelors of Biomedical Science / Science

Get set to contribute to breakthroughs in the medical sciences and healthcare by combining interdisciplinary scientific knowledge and key practical skills with an in-depth understanding of biomedical science.

This four-year dual program offers you the opportunity to influence major scientific advancement through specialist knowledge in two widely applicable technical disciplines. You'll gain deep knowledge of biomedical science while enjoying the flexibility to select a speciality major under the science program. 

For the science component, you'll learn about the scientific process through activities such as experimental design, hands-on experiments and computer programming, and you'll develop your critical thinking, communication and quantitative reasoning skills.

You can follow your interests and select a major from one of the broadest selections of science disciplines in Australia. Majors range from chemistry and computer science to mathematics and marine biology, and much more.

Your biomedical science studies incorporate extensive practical experience, including opportunities to work with researchers making the latest breakthroughs.

You'll study the human body at the molecular, cellular and whole-body levels, and cover biochemistry and cell biology, physiology, developmental biology, microbiology, pharmacology and neuroscience.

With two highly respected scientific programs, your skills and knowledge will be in high demand and you'll be ready to embark on an interesting and rewarding career across biomedicine and science.

Program highlights

  • Learn how to work confidently in a range of labs and gain practical skills to help you succeed.
  • Study at one of the largest scientific research institutions in Australia, home to more than 2,200 science labs.
  • Participate in UQ's Summer and Winter Research Programs and gain research experience working alongside leading academics and researchers.
  • Graduate with two highly respected scientific degrees and open the door to a broad range of career possibilities in areas across biomedicine and science.

Majors
Tailor your studies to suit your goals. This program offers these options:

  • Archaeological Science
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biomedical Science
  • Biophysics (Dual Major)
  • Chemical Sciences (Dual Major)
  • Chemistry
  • Computational Sc and Biochem & Molecular Biol (Dual Major)
  • Computational Science and Biomedical Science (Dual Major)
  • Computational Science and Chemistry (Dual Major)
  • Computational Science and Computer Science (Dual Major)
  • Computational Science and Ecology (Dual Major)
  • Computational Science and Genetics (Dual Major)
  • Computational Science and Geographical Sciences (Dual Major)
  • Computational Science and Geological Sciences (Dual Major)
  • Computational Science and Marine Science (Dual Major)
  • Computational Science and Mathematics (Dual Major)
  • Computational Science and Microbiology (Dual Major)
  • Computational Science and Physics (Dual Major)
  • Computational Science and Plant Science (Dual Major)
  • Computational Science and Psychology (Dual Major)
  • Computational Science and Statistics (Dual Major)
  • Computational Science and Zoology (Dual Major)
  • Computer Science
  • Ecology
  • Food Science and Nutrition (Dual Major)
  • Food Science and Technology
  • Genetics
  • Geographical Sciences
  • Geological Sciences
  • Marine Biology (Extended Major)
  • Marine Science
  • Mathematics
  • Microbiology
  • Physics
  • Plant Science
  • Psychology
  • Public Health
  • Statistics
  • Zoology

 

Campus Information

St Lucia

Situated on 114 hectares of Brisbane River-bound land, UQ’s main campus is a vibrant mix of majestic sandstone buildings and contemporary architecture, landscaped gardens and lakes. Fanning out from the heritage-listed Great Court, you’ll find modern teaching and research facilities, including laboratories, lecture theatres, and Queensland’s largest research library. The expansive grounds are also home to a variety of sporting facilities, museums, cafes, and those famous Jacaranda trees. The St Lucia campus is only seven kilometres from Brisbane’s city centre, making it an appealing place to study, work or visit.

Gatton

Gatton, UQ’s rural campus, is located in the Lockyer Valley, 87 kilometres west of Brisbane’s city centre, and halfway between Ipswich and Toowoomba. On this sprawling campus, which dates back to 1897, you’ll find world-class teaching and research facilities in agriculture, animals, veterinary science and the environment. It’s also a working farm, with more than 1000 hectares of dairy, pig, crop and grazing units, as well as post-harvest facilities and greenhouses. Gatton’s agricultural learning facilities sit against a backdrop of historical homesteads, sporting amenities, and community fruit and vegetable gardens.

Herston

Herston is UQ’s core campus for clinical health teaching and research. Located just minutes from the Brisbane CBD, Herston is home to UQ’s Medicine and Public Health schools, the UQ Centre for Clinical Research, Oral Health Centre, and the research activities of the School of Nursing and Midwifery. UQ Herston shares premises with the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital and the QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, allowing students and visitors to rub shoulders with leading health researchers, academics and professionals.

Intakes

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  • July

Application Processing Time in Days: 28

Application Process

Days

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

Career possibilities
Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Depending on which major you choose, here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Project archaeologist
  • Biopharmaceutical scientist
  • Data scientist
  • Biomedical engineer
  • Analytical chemist
  • Software engineer
  • Environmental scientist
  • Food technologist
  • Wildlife management officer
  • Marine biologist

PSW Opportunity

2 years of Post-Study Work (PSW) rights to international students post completion of their respective Bachelor's 

 

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

Entry scores
All international applicants need to have successfully completed Queensland Year 12 (or an equivalent qualification) and meet the minimum entry score for this program.

Prerequisites
Queensland Year 12 (or equivalent) General English subject (Units 3 & 4, C); Mathematical Methods (Units 3 & 4, C); and one of Biology, Chemistry or Physics (Units 3 & 4, C).

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