Course details

CRICOS course code: 084789G

Level of study: Undergraduate


Find the human body fascinating? Then biomedical science is for you. You will learn about the cause, nature, progression, and consequences of diseases, understand how they are diagnosed, and explore research aimed at their prevention and treatment. You'll also gain laboratory experience in areas such as chemistry, biochemistry, cell biology, anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, applied pharmacology, genetics, microbiology and immunology. As well as offering a physiological pharmacology major on all campuses, students can choose between physiology and pharmacology minors; and in Sydney and Melbourne, nutrition and chemistry minors.

Professional experience

You will be required to complete 185 hours, including 80 hours of community engagement and 105 hours of industry immersion.

Work placement

Students will complete one specified unit of workplace learning, with the option of a second elective unit, with an external organisation of their choice. The unit will require students to address an issue or problem of a biomedical or related nature over the course of their immersion experience. The problem will be defined in consultation with the Course Coordinator and the industry contact, and the student will undertake exploratory work to find a solution or answer to address the issue.

Students will complete one unit of community engagement, providing an opportunity to engage with the community in order to enhance the dignity and wellbeing of people and communities. Students will volunteer at a selected public sector or non-profit organisation supporting disadvantaged individuals and families experiencing socially-determined health issues.

As part of your course, you will be placed in a range of organisations to integrate the theory you learn with practical workplace experiences (placements). Visit ACU’s Work Integrated Learning (WIL) website to learn more about pre-placement requirements.


Our graduates have pursued careers in:

  • public health
  • government policy
  • pharmaceutical development
  • public and private clinical laboratories
  • academic research

Students with a Student Visa will need to complete the program in minimum duration, study at least one subject on-campus each semester and must not undertake more than 33% of the program online.

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
25,064 Per Year
Read moreEstimate total cost: 75,192; Unit fee: 3,133
Feb 2023 3 years
Full time
Melbourne Campus
115 Victoria Parade
Melbourne Victoria 3065
25,064 Per Year
Read moreEstimate total cost: 75,192; Unit fee: 3,133
Feb 2023 3 years
Self study / online (with attendance)
Melbourne Campus
115 Victoria Parade
Melbourne Victoria 3065

Entry criteria

Applicants require the equivalent of Australian High School completion including studies in Math,

International English Language Testing System (IELTS): Overall score: 6.5; Individual score of: 6.0 in all tests

Pearson Test of English (PTE): 58 with a minimum of 50 in all four communicative skills

Test of English as a Foreign Language - Academic (TOEFL): Internet based total of 79: minimum 21 in writing, 18 in speaking, 13 in reading and 12 in listening

ACU English Language Test: B (65-74%)

Cambridge Advanced English (CAE): Overall CAE score: 176; Minimum score of 169 in all tests.


Australian Catholic University
North Sydney Campus
40 Edward Street
Sydney New South Wales 2060
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