Bachelor of Health Science / Bachelor of Science

Swinburne University of Technology

Course details

CRICOS course code: 093360F

Level of study: Undergraduate


The Bachelor of Health Science/Bachelor of Science offers students the skills, knowledge and key theoretical insights required to work in a range of professional scientific environments and build a career promoting health and wellbeing.

You'll explore Australian and international health challenges. Examine the physical, psychological and social aspects of health in a variety of settings. And, learn about contemporary issues in health science, such as biomedical testing or health communication, and how to address them.

You'll also access laboratories and testing facilities equipped with the latest technology – Swinburne is the only university in Australia with MRI and MEG labs on campus.

Build up your CV with real industry experience while you study through our Work Integrated Learning programs, which are a guaranteed part of all our bachelor degrees and can include placements, internships or industry-linked projects. In this double degree, in the Health Sciences Project (HEA30001), and Grand Challenges in Science (NPS30003), you’ll have the opportunity to apply your learning and work collaboratively in multi-disciplinary teams on an industry-linked project.

Course learning outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Bachelor of Health Science, graduates will be able to:

  • apply health sciences concepts, practices, theories and evidence across a range of health-related issues
  • retrieve, critically evaluate and communicate information about local and global health sciences issues from a variety of perspectives
  • find and integrate information from a variety of sources using a range of technologies
  • apply knowledge and skills associated with health sciences to a range of health-related activities, working independently and in teams
  • apply innovation and technology to extend the boundaries of knowledge and research in health sciences
  • demonstrate professional and ethical behaviours
  • reflect on current skills, knowledge and attitudes, and plan ongoing personal and professional development
  • promote and optimise the health and welfare of individuals and/or populations.

Upon successful completion of the Bachelor of Science, graduates will be able to:

  • articulate the methods of science, explain why current scientific knowledge is both contestable and testable by further inquiry and explain the role and relevance of science in society
  • exhibit depth and breadth of scientific knowledge by demonstrating well-developed knowledge in at least one science disciplinary area
  • critically analyse and solve scientific problems by evaluating information from a range of sources, designing and planning an investigation, selecting and applying practical and theoretical techniques for that investigation and collecting, recording, interpreting and drawing conclusions from scientific data
  • effectively communicate science by presenting information or arguments, to a range of audiences, for a range of purposes using a variety of modes

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  • Biomedical Science
  • Health Across The Lifespan
  • Health Communication
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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
36,260 Per Year 01 Aug 2022 4 years
Self study / online (with attendance)
Swinburne University of Technology
Hawthorn Campus
John Street
Melbourne Victoria 3122

Entry criteria

Completion of Australian Year 12 or equivalent.

General Mathematics

Note that General Mathematics studies must be equivalent to the Year 12 Further Mathematics subjects: VCE Further Mathematics 3 and 4, that include topics in data analysis, recursion and financial modelling, matrices, networks and decision mathematics, geometry and measurement, graphs and relations.

English language requirements

Satisfactory completion of one of the following:

  • Swinburne’s English for Academic Purposes (EAP 5 Advanced level) with overall 65%, all skills 65%
  • minimum IELTS overall band of 6.0 (Academic Module) with no individual band below 6.0
  • TOEFL iBT (internet-based) - 64 (no less than 13 in reading, 12 in listening, 18 in speaking, 21 in writing)
  • Pearson (PTE) minimum score of 50 (no communicative skills less than 50)
  • C1 Advanced: 169, no band less than 169
  • any other equivalent assessment of English language proficiency.


Swinburne University of Technology
Hawthorn Campus
John Street
Melbourne Victoria 3122
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