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What will I learn?

The Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences is a highly flexible degree that gives you the freedom to explore different areas of biology related to human health and disease.

Whether you aspire to pursue a career as a clinical physiologist, develop vaccines for infectious diseases, advance cancer or Alzheimer’s research, explore gene sequencing or formulate new pharmaceuticals, this degree lets you tailor your studies to suit your preferred career path.

In the first year of this degree, you will complete foundation studies in areas of biomedical science such as human biology, genetics, cell biology, microbiology, and immunology, alongside complementary learning in chemistry, scientific communication and biostatistics.

In the second and third years, you will branch out into the areas of biomedical science that interest you most. Options open to you include majors in Human Biomedicine, Molecular Genetics, or Pharmacology; as well as specializations and optional units.

All options combine theory with intensive hands-on, practical sessions in high-quality laboratory facilities; where you will work on real-world scenarios that prepare you for your future career.

You may also undertake industry site visits to provide you with insight into your chosen career path when you graduate.

Career information


  • Clinical, research, or life scientist
  • Clinical, research, or laboratory technician / assistant
  • Physiologist
  • Anatomist
  • Forensic scientist
  • Biotechnologist
  • Molecular geneticist
  • Sales representative
  • Scientific communicator


  • Clinical Health Services
  • Basic and Clinical Research
  • Genetic testing
  • Biotechnology
  • Pharmaceutics
  • Forensics

What you'll learn

Apply skills, concepts, and principles of scientific investigation in the biomedical sciences

Propose innovative, evidence-based solutions to contemporary problems in the biomedical sciences

Effectively access and communicate biomedical science concepts using a variety of media

Maintain intellectual curiosity and knowledge to contribute to the global scientific community

Demonstrate cultural competency through scientific practice that considers cultural diversity and ways of working that are respectful and responsible

Demonstrate initiative, leadership, and ethical practice when working independently and collaboratively, to a standard expected by industry and the community

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Health Sciences



Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$36,800.00 (20,02,176) per year
Total indicative course fee: AUD $103,600

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

10 July 2022

More details

Start date

27 February 2023


Curtin University

Bentley Campus,

Kent Street,


Western Australia,

6102, PERTH, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students from different countries should have qualifications equivalent to Australian Year 12. English Language Requirements: IELTS (International English Language Testing System) - Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking - 6.0; Overall band score 6.5; TOEFL Score: 79 (overall); Reading 13; Listening 13; Speaking 18; Writing 21; Pearson Test of English - Academic (PTE-A) - Reading, Listening, Speaking, Writing - 58; Overall band score – 50; C1 Advanced (CAE) - 176 in Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking; Overall score 169; C2 Proficiency (CPE) - 190 in Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking; Overall score 176. Better in the American College Test (ACT).

For international students

Completion of Australian Year 12 (VCE, HSC, QCE, WACE, SACE, TCE, NTCE, ACT) or equivalent; and a scaled mark of at least 50 in English, Literature, or English as an Additional Language or Dialect.

IELTS (International English Language Testing System) - Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking - 6.0; Overall band score 6.5; TOEFL Score: 79 (overall); Reading 13; Listening 13; Speaking 18; Writing 21; Pearson Test of English - Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking - 50; Overall band score 58; TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and PBT (Paper Based Test) - 570 and 4.5 in TWE; C1 Advanced Formerly known as Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) 176 with 169 in Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking. C2 Proficiency Formerly known as Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) 190 with 176 in Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About Curtin University

Curtin is ranked in the top one per cent of universities worldwide in the Academic Ranking of World Universities 2019.

  • Top 1% of universities worldwide (ARWU 2019)
  • Partnerships with 130+ education institutions worldwide
  • A truly global university, with international campuses
  • Offers a range of internationally recognised courses