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Summary
Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences (BBSC)

Study Mode
  • External
  • On-campus

Start
  • Semester 1 (February)
  • Semester 2 (July)

Number of Units
  • 24 units

Duration
  • 3 years or part-time equivalent

Campus
  • Toowoomba

Semester 2 entry is only available part-time therefore is not suitable for international students who wish to study full-time on-campus.
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Program Information Set

Explore medical research

Discover the wonder of the human body and unlock countless career paths with USQ’s Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences, one of only a few degrees in Australia that can predominantly be completed online. You also have to option to experience on-campus study or a combination of both delivery modes to suit your lifestyle and career goals.

Study human anatomy and physiology, microbiology, immunology, pharmacology, genetics, cell and molecular biology, nutrition and biochemistry through engaging courses with practical applications using both workplace and laboratory research opportunities.

You will become proficient in biomedical science laboratory techniques and find solutions to authentic medical problems.

Pathway to study medicine

If you aspire to study medicine our Bachelor of Biomedical Science will give you broad knowledge to assist should you wish to undertake the Graduate Medical School Admissions Test (GAMSAT), into medicine.

Professional accreditation

You will be eligible to apply for membership to professional organisations including the Australian Society for Microbiology, Australian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and the Australian Society for Medical Research.

The Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences prepares graduates for a career in medical research, public and private sector research and development laboratories, biotechnology, pharmaceutical and diagnostic companies. Graduates may also enrol in post-graduate programs in allied health fields such as podiatry, audiology and optometry. This degree also provides the skills and knowledge to prepare for the Graduate Medical Schools Admissions Test (GAMSAT) or for further study in research higher degrees such as PhD and Masters programs.

Residential schools

If you are enrolled in the External study mode in this degree, you will have the opportunity to come on-campus for residential schools, where you will attend face-to-face lectures and tutorials, use the facilities and meet staff and other students.

Courses to be studied Units
Core courses 8
1 x 12-unit Biomedical Sciences major 12
plus 4 x approved courses
or 1 x 4-unit minor
or 4 x electives
4
Total 24
Refer to the USQ Handbook for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

How much will it cost?

Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study (8 units) in this program are:

Study Mode Cost
Commonwealth supported AUD 9184
Domestic full fee paying AUD 22630

Loan to help you pay your fees

You may not have to pay your course (subject) fees upfront. HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP allows you to defer your fees until your income reaches a certain level.

You may also be eligible to receive financial support from Centrelink.

Scholarships and financial assistance

You may be able to apply for scholarships to help with your study costs.

Residential schools

This program includes an on-campus residential school component that involves travel, accommodation and meal expenses.

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2018 and costs will vary depending on the actual courses selected during your study. Fees may also vary from year to year as they are reviewed annually.

15/68
OP/Rank
This is the 2019 adjusted OP / Rank for this program.

Entry Requirements

  • Subject pre-requisite: English (4, SA) or equivalent
  • Assumed knowledge: Mathematics (4 SA) 
  • Recommended study: in one of Biology, Chemistry or Science21 (4 SA), or equivalent. 

English Language Requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements. This program requires a minimum of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.

If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.

Admission pathways

A number of other pathways are also available if you haven't been able to study previously or don't meet the requirements for entry into your program of interest.


How to apply

  • Apply via QTAC (Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre) if you:
    1. have never studied with USQ before, or
    2. are a Year 12 student.

Please note down the QTAC codes below to complete your application.

  • Alternatively, you may be able to apply directly to USQ if you:
    1. are a current or previous USQ student returning to study with complete or incomplete qualifications (excluding Head Start students), or
    2. want to transfer to USQ from another university, or
    3. have recently graduated from TAFE.

QTAC codes

Mode Codes
External 906905
Toowoomba 906901

Closing dates

Applying directly to USQ:

  • Semester 2, 2019 - applications close Monday 1 July, with semester 2 commencing on Monday 15 July 2019.
  • Semester 1, 2020 - applications close Friday 28 February, with semester 1 commencing on Monday 24 February 2020.

If you are applying via QTAC, you will need to check the QTAC closing dates.