Highlights

  • Develop knowledge, problem solving and research skills at an advanced level.
  • Work with an experienced researcher to complete a research project in your field of study.
  • Choose a study area in Biomedical Science, Sport and Exercise Science or Nutrition Science to reflect your field of study
  • Gain skills and techniques to advance to postgraduate research and or further career progression.
  • Complete in 1 year full-time.

Highlights

  • Develop knowledge, problem solving and research skills at an advanced level.
  • Work with an experienced researcher to complete a research project in your field of study.
  • Choose a study area in Biomedical Science, Sport and Exercise Science or Nutrition Science to reflect your field of study
  • Gain skills and techniques to advance to postgraduate research and or further career progression.
  • Complete in 1 year full-time.

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What to expect

The Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Honours) is designed to provide a strong and practical foundation for research and professional employment. You will learn to:

  • understand and apply advanced theories, concepts and techniques to recognise, and seek solutions for, scientific problems
  • demonstrate and develop independence of thought and critical analysis
  • contribute effectively to work and research groups
  • communicate at a high level in both written and oral forms.

Choose one of three award titles, depending on the area of focus of your honours research project:

  • Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Honours) (Nutrition Science)
  • Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Honours) (Sport and Exercise Science)

The honours qualification opens a direct pathway into the Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Philosophy, and enhances professional career progressions in a variety of areas.

Course requirements

There are requirements that you will need to meet as a student in this course. You will need to identify these requirements and ensure you allow sufficient time to meet them. Some of these requirements have associated costs.

Blue card: you will need a valid blue card to complete practical placements in this course. 

Information is available from the Additional course requirements and costs website.

Careers and outcomes

Professional recognition

Australasian graduates may seek membership into one or more of the following organisations: Association of Clinical Biochemists, AusBiotech Ltd, Australian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Australian Society for Medical Research, and Australian Society for Microbiology. Eligibility for membership is based on the combination of units undertaken in the honours degree and the bachelor course that underpins it.

Possible careers

  • Biochemist
  • Biotechnologist
  • Cardiac and Vascular Scientist
  • Life scientist
  • Medical Scientist
  • Microbiologist
  • Neurophysiologist
  • Pathology Scientist
  • Pharmaceutical representative
  • Reproductive Technician
  • Research officer
  • Respiratory Scientist
  • Scientific Recruitment Officer
  • Sleep Scientist
  • Toxicologist

Details and units

The core of the honours program is a 48 credit point project that will provide you with the opportunity to learn about research by completing a project with an experienced researcher who acts as both supervisor and mentor. You will learn about the types of processes, creativity and analytical thinking that lead to scientific and technological advances and how to communicate such findings in a rigorous, systematic manner.

The course consists of two 12 credit point units covering advanced discipline readings and readings in biomedical science; two 12 credit point units covering research strategies; and a 48 credit point research project.

Study areas

Health research at QUT is focused on those areas that impact significantly on the health of individuals and communities. We have a student research topic database to help you search for research projects and supervisors in your area of interest. See our current student topics.

Key areas of research strength include:

  • cancer
  • chronic disease, supportive and palliative care
  • environmental health
  • exercise, nutrition and metabolism
  • health services
  • infectious diseases
  • injury prevention
  • mental health and wellbeing
  • social determinants of health
  • vision improvement
  • wound and tissue restoration.

The core of the honours program is a 48 credit-point project that will provide you with the opportunity to learn about research by completing a project with an experienced researcher who acts as both supervisor and mentor. You will learn about the types of processes, creativity and analytical thinking that lead to scientific and technological advances and how to communicate such findings in a rigorous, systematic manner.

The course consists of two 12 credit point units covering advanced discipline readings and readings in biomedical science; two 12 credit point units covering research strategies; and a 48 credit point research project.

Study areas

Health research at QUT is focused on those areas that impact significantly on the health of individuals and communities. We have a student research topic database to help you search for research projects and supervisors in your area of interest. See our current student topics.

Key areas of research strength include:

  • Cancer
  • Chronic Disease, Supportive and Palliative Care
  • Environmental Health
  • Exercise, Nutrition and Metabolism
  • Health Services
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Injury Prevention
  • Mental Health and Wellbeing
  • Social Determinants of Health
  • Vision Improvement
  • Wound and Tissue Restoration.

Requirements

Course code
HL53
CRICOS code
075798C
Delivery
  • Gardens Point
  • Kelvin Grove
Delivery
  • Gardens Point
  • Kelvin Grove
Duration
1 years full-time
Duration
1 years full-time
Entry
February
Entry
February

A recognised bachelor degree in agriculture science, engineering, health, information technology, mathematics, science, or veterinary science with a minimum grade point average of 5.00 (on QUT's 7-point scale), completed within the last 2 years, plus:

  • Suitable honours topic
  • Proposed honours supervisor

If you do not meet the grade point average requirement but you have:

  • Excelled in the final semesters of your degree; or
  • Completed a double degree and excelled in the relevant degree part of your double degree

you are encouraged to apply.

Places are subject to supervisor availability, infrastructure, and other required resources.

 

Minimum academic requirements

A recognised bachelor degree in agriculture science, engineering, health, information technology, mathematics, science, or veterinary science with a minimum grade point average of 5.00 (on QUT's 7-point scale), completed within the last 2 years, plus:

  • Suitable honours topic
  • Proposed honours supervisor

If you do not meet the grade point average requirement but you have:

  • Excelled in the final semesters of your degree; or
  • Completed a double degree and excelled in the relevant degree part of your double degree

you are encouraged to apply.

Places are subject to supervisor availability, infrastructure, and other required resources.

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
Pearson PTE (Academic)
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement date.
58 50 50 50 50
Cambridge English Score
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement. 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 no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement date.
6.5 6 6 6 6
TOEFL iBT
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement date.
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.

2021 fees

2021: CSP $8,000 per year full-time (96 credit points)

2021 fees

2021: $50,900 per year full-time (96 credit points)

Student services and amenities fees

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