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Explore your opportunities with a degree in Biomedical Science

The upcoming semester for first year students in this program will be delivered in a multi-modal format, with a remote option available to students unable to attend.* Whether a student is on campus or remote, students will be able to access Bond’s personalised learning experience through interactive lectures, tutorials, seminars, and lab sessions. 

*All students who wish to attend remotely must contact the Head of Program to confirm individual arrangements and study plans.  

Biomedical science is the interface between science and medicine. It is the science of how the body works and what goes wrong in disease and is the critical backbone of scientific developments and advances in medicine and healthcare.  

The Bachelor of Biomedical Science is a broad-based degree designed to offer a pathway to medicine, allied health and scientific research degrees. 

The program focusses on developing your understanding of the molecular, cellular, anatomical and physiological processes that occur in the human body. 

You’ll be working in the laboratories right from the first semester, analysing case studies and applying problem-solving techniques in a variety of clinical, research and allied healthcare settings. You’ll also develop important health communication skills.  

Studying in Bond’s trademark small classes, you’ll have extensive access to the very latest research equipment, under the supervision of our dedicated laboratory and research staff. 

Thanks to Bond’s trimester system, you can complete the Bachelor of Biomedical Science in just two years and progress seamlessly into our postgraduate health sciences programs, making this the fastest pathway to a career in Medicine, Physiotherapy, Nutrition and Dietetics, Occupational Therapy and Health Administration. This is also the only pathway into the Medical Program for international students.* 

Campus and Bond University Experience

Bond University has been ranked #1 in Australia for Student Experience by the Good Universities Guide for well over a decade.  

For our Biomedical Science students, this means learning in small, discussion-based classes with world renowned academics and researchers, many of whom have developed their own exclusive-to-Bond teaching apps and programs. For instance, using Oculus Rift headsets to travel inside the brain and a hologram that allows you to walk around a 3D model of the human heart. You’ll also get hands-on with interactive human manikins that breathe and have a pulse; and specialist microphones fitted with digital cameras. 

The new Health Sciences and Medicine building (Stage 2 opened in 2019) will be your home base at Bond with dedicated study areas, collaboration spaces and laboratories that you’ll have access to during and after class. The new building even has its own café. 

Further afield on campus, the team at the Career Development Centre will help strengthen your interpersonal and employability skills as well as helping you prepare for the job application and interview process. You’ll also be able to work on real-life projects of your own choosing under the guidance of academics and industry mentors in the Transformer program. 

Bond is renowned for its amazing student facilities and social activities, with a huge range of active student clubs, sporting teams, swimming pools, the aquatic centre, student gym, fitness and yoga classes, restaurants and cafes all right here on campus. 

2022 Year 12 entry

In a disrupted world, Year 12 students have shown incredible resilience in adapting to the ongoing challenges presented by the events of recent years. Year 12 students can be assessed now for a guaranteed offer for 2022 entry conditional on the completion of Year 12. Applications will be assessed based on their first semester Year 12 results and meeting any subject prerequisite requirements for their program.

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Taking learning to another reality

Key features

  • Complete your Bachelor degree in just two years, followed by a further two years for a postgraduate qualification in Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Nutrition and Dietetics or Healthcare Innovations
  • High achieving graduates may be eligible to enter Year 2 of the Bond Medical Program
  • Dynamic interactive learning environment using virtual reality and augmented reality technologies
  • Extensive access to laboratories and the very latest research equipment
  • Learn in small classes, mentored by world-renowned academics, medical professionals and researchers

About the program

The Bachelor of Biomedical Science is a 2-year accelerated degree that provides you with the ideal undergraduate foundation for a career in the health sciences. The program develops your knowledge in the molecular, cellular, anatomical, and physiological processes of the human body and prepares you for graduate-entry programs such as medicine and the allied health professions. Show more

The Bachelor of Biomedical Science is a 2-year accelerated degree that provides you with the ideal undergraduate foundation for a career in the health sciences. The program develops your knowledge in the molecular, cellular, anatomical, and physiological processes of the human body and prepares you for graduate-entry programs such as medicine and the allied health professions. The program will develop your knowledge and laboratory skills across a range of disciplines including anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology, pharmacology, chemistry, biochemistry, cell biology, genetics, and microbiology. Extensive laboratory training from the first semester, as well as case studies and problem-solving techniques are applied within a variety of clinical, research, and allied health care settings. The program focuses on real-world learning, where you will gain exceptional, high-quality practical experience in our health science laboratories. You will be able to develop and master technical-scientific and research skills using some of the latest research equipment, from the very first semester. Due to Bond University’s small class sizes, you will be able to enjoy extensive use of this equipment and will be able to use the facilities outside of scheduled class times to further develop and refine your practical skills. The laboratories have dedicated laboratory staff to provide support and optimise your learning experience. An innovative feature of the program is the application of problem-based learning in the curriculum, a popular feature in medical programs which creates an engaging student learning experience to increase analytical reasoning and critical thinking skills. Show less

ModeOn Campus and Remote
Due to current travel restrictions, this program will temporarily be delivered using a mixture of on-campus, remote and multi-modal classes to support and engage all students, from all parts of the world. 
Duration6 semesters (2 years)
Starting semesters
  • January 2022
  • May 2022
  • January 2023
  • May 2023
Program typeBachelors Degree
Study areaHealth Sciences, Medicine
Program codeCC-60005
CRICOS code063085B
Credit for prior studyFor more details on applying for credit, please contact the Student Business Centre: [email protected]

The Bachelor of Biomedical Science comprises 24 subjects, as follows:

University core subjects (3)

Plus: Beyond Bond: Professional Development and Community Engagement

Foundation subjects (7)

Advanced discipline subjects (6)

Majors (8)

Complete eight subjects from one of the following majors:

Laboratory / Research

Pre-Health professional

Plus two subjects from the following options:

*Subject names and structure may change.

Learning and teaching methodology

Students have the opportunity to develop and master technical scientific and research skills through extensive, hands-on laboratory training using some of the latest research equipment.

The educational approach involves a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars, examinations, projects, presentations, assignments, laboratory work and industry projects. Students will participate in Problem Based Learning and practical laboratory experience from the first semester.

Students completing the Laboratory/ Research Major will have the opportunity to undertake a two-semester research project with Biomedical Science researchers at Bond University.

For more information: https://bond.edu.au/major-minor-and-specialisation-study-areas#HSM

Recommended study structure

Please visit Recommended Course Structures for guidance on study plans.

The below fees are based on the total estimated program fee divided by the number of standard full-time semesters required to complete the program. Fees may vary based on which subjects are selected and the number of subjects enrolled in for each semester.

Semester program fee:

  • Students commencing study in 2021: $15,560* per semester average
  • Students commencing study in 2022: $15,800* per semester average

Total program fee:

  • Students commencing study in 2021: $93,360
  • Students commencing study in 2022: $94,800

When considering the fees associated with your studies, keep in mind that Bond’s accelerated schedule means you can finish your degree sooner and be out in the workforce up to a year earlier than most other universities.

This time saving also represents a substantial reduction in accommodation and living costs, plus a full year of extra earnings.

Find out your financing options and other costs to consider.

* The fees listed are average costs displayed to provide an indicative program cost only, they may differ to the indicative fee included in the Bond University offer letter due to differences in individual and exact study schedules.

Tuition fees are subject to change on an annual basis and will be charged at the appropriate fee for the year of enrolment.

Academic requirements

Applicants with recent secondary education (within the past two years)
Entry score for 2021 entry
Min ATARMin OPMin IB
801028

Visit our student profile if you are interested in the profile of all students who commenced undergraduate study at the Faculty in the January semester 2020.

Applicants must meet the University's general minimum admission criteria.

In addition, this program requires successful completion of:

  • English; and either
  • Mathematical Methods or Physics or equivalent (students without the equivalent of Mathematical Methods or Physics will be required to successfully complete a bridging subject in one of those disciplines).
2022 Year 12 entry

In a disrupted world, Year 12 students have shown incredible resilience in adapting to the ongoing challenges presented by the events of recent years. Year 12 students can be assessed now for a guaranteed offer for 2022 entry conditional on the completion of Year 12. Applications will be assessed based on their first semester Year 12 results and meeting any subject prerequisite requirements for their program. Find out more.

International Secondary School students

For more information for International Students, including the International Baccalaureate, please go to the International Secondary School equivalency page.

Alternative entry pathways

For those applicants who do not currently have the required academic qualifications, there are a number of alternative entry pathways:

  • Bond University Tertiary Preparation programs
  • Bond University Diploma programs
  • Other institutional Tertiary Preparation Programs
  • Vocational education and training qualifications (Certificate IV and above)
  • Prior higher education experience (at this university or another)
  • Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)
  • Professional or para-professional qualifications/experience
  • Employment experience verified by a statement of service from the employer stating the position title and length of service and a very brief statement on the tasks undertaken.

For more information on what is required please visit our how to apply page.

English language proficiency requirements

As tuition is delivered in English, all students will be required to provide documented evidence of the required level of proficiency in the English language. Read more detailed information on English language proficiency requirements for university study.

Credit for prior study

Subject credits may be awarded for previous studies. To apply for credits, you will need to submit academic transcripts including detailed subject outlines/course descriptions for each relevant subject and/or certified copies of testamurs to the Office of Future Students. Please refer to how to apply for credit for more information

Key dates

Bond University calendar

How to apply

In order to apply for study at Bond University, you will need to complete the online application form. To find out more about the application process please refer to how to apply.

Future outcomes

After completing the Bachelor of Biomedical Science programs, you could expect to find employment in a range of industry sectors including, but not limited to:  

  • Healthcare industry 
  • Pharmaceutical industry 
  • Health services 
  • Medical devices industry 

The broad scope of the Bachelor of Biomedical Science program opens up a wide range of career opportunities, including: 

  • Pathology services 
  • Clinical trials research 
  • Research assistant 
  • Health promotion officer 
  • Laboratory assistant / technician 

The Bachelor of Biomedical Science offers a pathway to the full suite of postgraduate healthcare degrees, including medicine, pharmacy and broader public health programs. This includes the following Bond University programs: 

In addition you can also undertake research-based honours studies, leading to a PhD.

According to the annual Employer Satisfaction Survey published by the Australian Government Department of Education, employer satisfaction with Bond graduates has been rated highest in Australia for three years in a row. 

We believe this is due to Bond’s uniquely personalised approach to teaching, combined with the application of case-based learning that encourages the development of increased analytical reasoning, critical thinking and a range of broader employability skills.  

Successful graduates of this degree may be eligible to apply for the Bond University Bachelor of Medical Studies (Medical Program)*

* Domestic and international ~ students eligible to graduate from the Bachelor of Biomedical Science meeting the minimum required GPA will be eligible to be considered for selection to enter Year 2 of the Bachelor of Medical Studies (BMedSt). The selection process will be based on GPA, psychometric testing and an interview. Places in Year 2 of the BMedSt for the graduates of the Bachelor of Biomedical Science are limited and dependant on availability. Applicants must meet the entry requirements for the BMedSt. 

Currently, this is the only pathway into the Bachelor of Medical Studies and Doctor of Medicine available to international students. Successful students will commence in Year 2 of the Bachelor of Medical Studies and will be allowed to progress to the Doctor of Medicine (MD).

Important note for international/overseas students
Students, including New Zealand citizens, who will not be Australian citizens or permanent residents at the time of enrolment, may not be automatically entitled to registration, internship, and access to a provider number in Australia. Graduates who wish to stay in Australia after graduation must make their own enquiries regarding their situation related to these matters as they lie beyond the control of the University.  In Australia, the number of internships is controlled by the Department of Health or Human Services in each state/territory and Australian citizens and permanent residents currently receive priority for internship places.  Graduates wishing to register in their home country or graduates wishing to practice medicine in countries other than Australia must contact the professional medical associations in that country to determine requirements to practice. Bond University is not responsible for organising any internship or medical registration of students upon their graduation.

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