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The University of Queensland

Brisbane , Queensland ,Australia

Bachelor of Biomedical Science

Discover the latest in globally relevant biomedical practices, and gain the theoretical and hands-on skills to prepare yourself for a dynamic career in modern medical science.

Biomedical scientists provide the foundation of modern healthcare and assist in developing treatments for diseases. Through cancer screening, diagnosing HIV, designing new drugs and managing food poisoning and infection control, biomedical scientists are making incredible advances in modern medical science. Working in partnership with doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals, they carry out clinical tests, evaluate the effectiveness of treatment and research the causes and cures for disease. By understanding how the human body works and what goes wrong in disease, biomedical scientists apply their knowledge to develop new treatments.

This brand new, three-year program provides you with both the breadth and the depth of modern biomedical science. Your courses will cover the broad areas of molecular and cellular biology through to body systems. Take the opportunity to specialise in one or more of these areas in your third year if you wish. You'll learn the scientific process through activities ranging from experimental design and hands-on experiments to computer modelling.

Program highlights

  • Learn from UQ researchers who are leaders in modern biomedical science, and benefit from their knowledge.
  • Graduate with a well-grounded and wide range of knowledge to enter a rewarding career in modern biomedical science.
  • Use the program as a pathway to study medicine or allied health programs.

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.


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Application Process


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. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Biomedical engineer
  • Prosthetic/orthotic technician
  • Medical device engineer
  • IVF scientist
  • Embryologist
  • Medical laboratory scientist

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.

Queensland Year 12 or equivalent English, Mathematics B; plus two of Agricultural Science, Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Science, Mathematics C or Physics, at least one of which must be Chemistry or Physics.

View the Prerequisites guide for more information about subject equivalents for interstate high schools, overseas high schools, university subjects and pathways and bridging programs.

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