Course details

CRICOS course code: 092330J

Level of study: Bachelor’s Degrees


Explore the science and business of developing new medicines, and how we can treat diseases through the lens of pharmaceutical science.

The Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, will teach you about the human body and the use of drugs to treat disease.

Throughout your pharmaceutical studies, you will develop knowledge about the human body, the action of drugs in them, and ways in which the pharmaceutical industry can deliver more reliable, accessible and effective treatments.

In addition to an understanding of pharmacology and physiology, this biomedical science degree will teach you about the development of new drugs, the clinical use of medications, and the legal and regulatory aspects of developing medicines.

You will gain an understanding of biochemistry, cell biology, and physiology, and an in-depth knowledge of pharmacology, clinical trials, drug development, and therapeutics, to prepare you for a multidisciplinary career in the pharmaceutical industry.

Your career in pharmaceutical sciences

With a broad understanding of how medicines can be used to improve the quality of human life, you will be equipped with the skills to take on professional roles in many areas of this exciting industry.


RMIT pharmaceutical sciences graduates are highly skilled with advanced theoretical and practical knowledge in selected areas of biochemical, pharmacological and related health sciences.

The pharmaceutical industry is Australia's leading technology exporter and forms an expanding multi-billion dollar sector.

Graduates can work as a pharmaceutical scientist in:

pharmaceutical and healthcare companies specialising in running clinical trials, managing medical information or registering new drugs
universities, hospitals or biomedical research institutes developing new treatments
organisations specialising in forensics, medical auditing or research governance.

Eligible students may also choose to undertake the Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Sciences (Honours), which provides extensive career experience in pharmaceutical and health-related industries.

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
42,240 Per Year 04 Mar 2024 3 years
Full time
Bundoora Campus
Plenty Road
Melbourne Victoria 3083

Entry criteria

You must have successfully completed an Australian Year 12 (or equivalent senior secondary school qualification) with a minimum 65% average

To study this program you will need to complete one of the following English proficiency tests:

IELTS (Academic): minimum overall band of 6.5 (with no individual band below 6.0)
TOEFL (Internet Based Test - IBT): minimum overall score of 79 (with minimum of 13 in Reading, 12 in Listening, 18 in Speaking and 21 in Writing)
Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE (A)): minimum score of 58 (with no communication band less than 50)
Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): minimum of 176 with no less than 169 in any component.


RMIT University (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University)
Melbourne City Campus
124 La Trobe Street
Melbourne Victoria 3000
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