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Bachelor of Biomedical Science/Bachelor of Mathematics

Combine your studies in biomedical science and mathematics to turn data analysis into real-world patient outcomes.
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Guide to entry thresholds

As this is a new course, Semester 1, 2020 information is not available.

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Campus
Gardens Point
Kelvin Grove
Campus
Gardens Point
Kelvin Grove
Duration
4 years full-time
4 years full-time
Course starts
February
February
QTAC code
419112
CRICOS
0100982

Highlights

  • Be in demand with the skills to connect mathematical, statistical and computational knowledge to applications in health and biomedical sciences.
  • Learn to collect, collate and analyse biomedical data from clinical trials, genetics and patient treatment regimens.
  • Build and interpret mathematical models that reveal new insights into patient treatment programs.
  • Develop new models of care that optimise the quality and efficiency of healthcare.

Highlights

  • Be in demand with the skills to connect mathematical, statistical and computational knowledge to applications in health and biomedical sciences.
  • Learn to collect, collate and analyse biomedical data from clinical trials, genetics and patient treatment regimens.
  • Build and interpret mathematical models that reveal new insights into patient treatment programs.
  • Develop new models of care that optimise the quality and efficiency of healthcare.

Why choose this course?

This future-focused double degree addresses the increasing demand for biomedical science graduates with enhanced skills in applied mathematics, statistics and operations research.

You will graduate with the ability to collect, collate and analyse data; build and interpret mathematical models that reveal new insights into patient treatment regimens; and develop new models of care that optimise the quality and efficiency of healthcare.

Mathematical modelling is widespread in modern biomedical science, with its capacity for making predictions and revealing insights into many areas of medical research, like cellular mechanisms in tissue, wound and fracture healing, biochemical processes, and the spread of infectious disease.

The field of biomedical science provides an ideal complement for a modern mathematics degree with specialisations in the three contemporary fields - applied mathematics, statistics and operations research - offering an unlimited source of real problems and data requiring interesting and practical mathematical and statistical analysis.

Mathematical and data analytical skills that enable understanding and processing of emerging medical complexities will ensure you are in demand nationally and internationally.

What to expect

Understanding data - how to analyse it, model it and make useful predictions from it - will continue to underpin new technologies, processes and discoveries in all areas of the economy.

In the case of biomedicine, the increased capacity to generate large datasets from patients and or treatment regimens requires graduates with a capacity to understand both the biology and the mathematics.

In the Bachelor of Biomedical Science you'll study how the body works, investigate how disease or injury interferes with normal function, and treatment strategies that help restore function. You will also have a high degree of course flexibility with the option to select one major or two minor areas of study that align with your interests.

In the Bachelor of Mathematics you'll learn to be an agile problem solver, capable of tackling real-world problems in their full complexity, through the application of modern mathematical, statistical and computational approaches. Your specialist knowledge and skills in one of the contemporary specialisations of mathematical practice - applied and computational mathematics, statistics, and operations research - will be underpinned by a solid foundational base of mathematical training, and complemented by computational and programming skills.

Careers and outcomes

Careers and outcomes

With increased demands upon the health system, a digital transformation is underway to provide better quality and efficiency of care, better population health and a better overall patient experience.

There is tremendous opportunity and demand for graduates with the skills to connect mathematical, statistical and computational knowledge to applications in the health and biomedical sciences, such as omics, bioinformatics, clinical decision making, device and technology manufacture, and patient care and optimal scheduling.

With electronic health records being rolled out in hospitals across Queensland, there is also a need for graduates who are skilled in mathematical modelling and simulation, analysis and interpretation of data, and scheduling and optimisation, to promote evidence-based decision-making for health practitioners.

Possible careers

  • Biochemist
  • Biomedical Laboratory Officer
  • Biomedical Science Researcher
  • Biostatistician
  • Biotechnology Business/Investment Analyst
  • Data Analyst
  • Data Analytics Specialist
  • Health Data and Casemix Analyst
  • Health Information Manager
  • Mathematician
  • Quantitative Analyst
  • Research Scientist

Details and units

Biomedical Science component consists of 96 credit points of core biomedical science studies and either one 72 credit point Biomedical Science Major and 24 credit points of elective units, or two Biomedical Science Minors (each worth 48 credit points).

The Mathematics component consists of 96 credit points of core units and 96 credit points of a selected major.

Biomedical Science component consists of 96 credit points of core biomedical science studies and either one 72 credit point Biomedical Science Major and 24 credit points of elective units, or two Biomedical Science Minors (each worth 48 credit points).

The Mathematics component consists of 96 credit points of core units and 96 credit points of a selected major.

Requirements

As this is a new course, Semester 1, 2020 information is not available.

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Course code
ID28
QTAC code
419112
CRICOS code
0100982
Campus
  • Gardens Point
  • Kelvin Grove
Campus
  • Gardens Point
  • Kelvin Grove
Duration
4 years full-time
Duration
4 years full-time
Entry
February
Entry
February
OP Guarantee
Yes
Deferment

You can defer your offer and postpone the start of your course for one year.

Assumed knowledge

Before you start this course we assume you have sound knowledge in these areas:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • English
  • Maths B

We assume that you have knowledge equivalent to four semesters at high school level (Years 11 and 12) with sound achievement (4, SA).

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Guaranteed entry

If you receive an adjusted OP 1-5 (or equivalent selection rank), you are guaranteed an offer for this course.

Advanced standing

If you have prior studies or work experience, you may be eligible for advanced standing (credit). You can apply for advanced standing once you've been accepted to QUT. If you're in your first semester of study, you must apply for advanced standing within 10 days of receiving your offer.

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Deferment

You can defer your offer and postpone the start of your course for one year.

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Adjustments to your selection rank

Any adjustments you receive to your selection rank will be applied to this course.

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Offers we made to school leavers in Semester 1, 2020

419112 Bachelor of Biomedical Science/Bachelor of Mathematics

As this is a new course, Semester 1, 2019 information is not available.

Other admission options

If you are of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, you may be eligible for admission through our Centralised Assessment Selection Process (CASP).

I completed my studies outside of Australia

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Subject prerequisites
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Maths B

You must have achieved this study at a level comparable to Australian Year 12 or in recognised post-secondary studies.

Minimum English language requirements

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide on meeting QUT’s English language requirements.

Your scores and prior qualifications in English-speaking countries are considered. Approved English-speaking countries are Australia, Canada, England, Ireland, New Zealand, Scotland, South Africa, United States of America and Wales.

If your country or qualification is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility.

We accept English language proficiency scores from the following tests.

English Test Overall Listening Reading Writing Speaking
Cambridge English Score
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT. You must provide your Candidate ID and Candidate Secret Number, these are printed on your Cambridge English Confirmation of Entry.
176 169 169 169 169
IELTS Academic
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
6.5 6 6 6 6
Pearson PTE (Academic)
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
58 50 50 50 50
TOEFL iBT
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
79 16 16 21 18

Don't have the English language score you need? We can help!

We offer English language programs to improve your English and help you gain entry to this course.

When you apply for this course, we will recommend which English course you should enrol in.

Haven't completed an English language test? We can help!

If you have not completed an English language test, you can sit the IELTS test at our IELTS test centre

Fees

Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. We review fees annually, and they may be subject to increases.

2020 fees

2020 CSP $10,200 per year full-time (96 credit points)

2020 fees

2020: $40,500 per year full-time (96 credit points)

Student services and amenities fees

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