Bachelor of Health Science (Professional)

Swinburne University of Technology

Course details

CRICOS course code: 095885E

Level of study: Undergraduate


The Bachelor of Health Science (Professional) is designed to prepare you for careers promoting health and wellbeing.

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

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.

All our bachelor degrees include a guaranteed Work Integrated Learning opportunity, which could be a placement, internship or industry-linked project. This Professional Degree includes a mandatory 12-month paid professional work placement. You'll benefit from Swinburne’s unique industry partnerships, gain invaluable full-time work experience and earn credit towards your degree. You'll also have the opportunity to apply your learning in a professionally focused, multidisciplinary industry-based project during your final year of study.

Graduates will be ready to discover rewarding careers in counselling, community development, health communication, disability, social welfare or medical research. Graduates may also progress to postgraduate study in physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy or nursing.

Course learning outcomes

Students who successfully complete this course 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.

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  • Biomedical Science
  • Clinical Technologies
  • Health Promotion
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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
34,020 Per Year Expected Feb 2023 4 years
Self study / online (with attendance)
Swinburne University of Technology
Hawthorn Campus
John Street
Melbourne Victoria 3122

Entry criteria

Successful completion of a Year 12 qualification undertaken in Australia, such as the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE), International Baccalaureate or interstate Year 12 equivalent. Non-Year 12 qualifications, Foundation Year and qualifications undertaken overseas will not be accepted.

English language requirements

Satisfactory completion of one of the following:

  • Swinburne’s English for Academic Purposes (EAP 5 Advanced level) with overall 70%, all skills 65%
  • minimum IELTS overall band of 6.5 (Academic Module) with no individual band below 6.0
  • Pearson (PTE) minimum score of 58 (no communicative skills less than 50)
  • TOEFL iBT (internet-based) -79 (no less than 13 in reading, 12 in listening, 18 in speaking 21 in writing)
  • C1 Advanced - 176, 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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