Bachelor of Health Science / Bachelor of Business

Swinburne University of Technology

Course details

CRICOS course code: 093361E

Level of study: Undergraduate


The Bachelor of Health Science/Bachelor of Business double degree aims to develop a set of complementary and cross-disciplinary skills and knowledge in health and business.

You'll explore Australian and international health challenges and examine the physical, psychological and social aspects of health in a variety of settings.

You'll also gain core skills and knowledge in business, management and operations to prepare for work in modern organisations.

Work Integrated Learning is 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 Industry Consulting Project (BUS30009), you’ll have the opportunity to apply your learning and work collaboratively in multi-disciplinary teams on an industry-linked project.

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Course structure

Successful completion of the Bachelor of Health Science / Bachelor of Business requires students to complete units of study to the value of 400-475 credit points. All units of study are valued at 12.5 credit points unless otherwise stated.

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

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

  • define and integrate theoretical principles applicable to business and apply those principles in a range of practices
  • systematically review and critically evaluate research from a variety of sources in order to make informed judgements on options for innovatively solving a range of problems that arise in business contexts
  • formulate creative solutions that are fit for purpose and demonstrate cognisance of the impact of business decisions on the triple bottom line

Career opportunities

Future career options for graduates of this double degree include a wide range of fields in both the health and business sectors.

Employment opportunities may be found in medical research, health communication and policy development, nutrition, consulting, business analysis, communications, entrepreneurship, event management, finance, human resources, international business, management, and marketing.

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  • Biomedical Science
  • Health Across The Lifespan
  • Nutrition
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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
34,020 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

If you’re currently in Year 12 or have completed Year 12 in the last seven years, you’ll be considered for admission to undergraduate courses primarily based on whether you have successfully completed the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE), or an interstate or international Year 12 qualification.

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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