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OP 9

Rank 81

Course information set

  • Select study areas from both biomedical science and business to align with your interests.
  • Opportunity to complete placement in an industry, clinical, or reseach workplace.
  • Develop industry-relevant practical skills in biomedical science and use new technology in laboratory classes which start during first year.
  • Combines two highly-regarded disciplines to prepare you for a career in the evolving area of medical biotechnology.
QTAC course code419432
QUT course code IX92
Attendance Full-time
Course duration 4 years full-time
Start month 2019 February

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

Delivery On campus
  • Gardens Point
  • QUT Business School
  • Faculty of Health
Course contact
CRICOS code 085233B
  • Biomedical Science Researcher
  • Biotechnologist
  • Biotechnology Business/Investment Analyst
  • Biotechnology Scientist

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Biomedical science is a rapidly evolving area with many exciting career opportunities. Biomedical research and the development of new biomedical products contribute to improving health outcomes worldwide. Governments and organisations, such as pharmaceutical companies and investment banks, continue to invest heavily in this global industry.

The process of introducing new biomedical products into the market for commercial use requires multidisciplinary teams that often include research scientists, engineers, business development specialists, intellectual property lawyers, clinical trials experts, marketing specialists, and legal experts with an understanding of compliance and regulations.

Demand for specialists who have knowledge and skills across a number of these disciplines, such as biomedical science and business, is increasing across local and international markets. 

Why choose this course?

A double degree in biomedical science and business provides students with the knowledge to work as part of multidisciplinary teams in biomedical research, development and commercialisation.

During this degree, you will complete core biomedical science units that develop foundation knowledge and skills in biomedical science. Your business studies will focus on fundamental knowledge that will build understanding of how businesses operate within the commercial and legal environment.

This degree offers you the flexibility to choose a major study area or two minor study areas in biomedical science, and a major study area in business. These may include anatomical sciences, human biochemistry, human physiology, infection and immunity, or cell and molecular biotechnology. Business majors include economics, international business, management and marketing. For detailed information on study areas, please visit the single degree course page for biomedical science and business.

You will be taught by professionals with experience across disciplines and established partnerships with industry that is directly linked to research development and commercialisation. Your degree will integrate real case studies and offer valuable opportunities to network with industry. Students may also choose to complete work experience in an industry, clinical or research-oriented workplace.

Career outcomes

Graduates of this program may work for governments in a regulation, compliance, or policy development and implementation role; for venture capital and investment banks as an analyst; for innovation commercialisation companies as a consultant; or in the research sector.

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 must undergo a criminal history check for working with children and be issued with a suitability card (blue card) before commencing clinical placement/practicum in an organisation where they may work with children or young people.

The processing of your application may take several months so you must submit your blue card application to HiQ as early as possible to ensure you have your card before you begin any unit that requires contact with children. There is no charge for student blue cards. Students who already have a blue card must register it with QUT.

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

Entry requirements

Guide to entry thresholds

OP 9

Rank 81

Course information set

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).

More about assumed knowledge

Did you get an OP 1-5?

If you receive an OP 1-5 or equivalent, you're guaranteed an offer for this course in the major offer round.

Course fees

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

Additional Costs

There are requirements that you will need to meet as a student in this course. Some of these requirements have associated costs. Information is available from the Additional course requirements and costs website.


2019: CSP $10,600 per year full-time (96 credit points) (subject to annual review)

Student Services and Amenities Fee

You may need to pay the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) as part of your course costs.

HECS-HELP: loans to help you pay your course fees

You may not have to pay anything upfront if you're eligible for a HECS-HELP loan.

Find out if you're eligible for a HECS-HELP loan

Scholarships and financial support

You can apply for scholarships to help you with study and living costs.

These scholarships are available for this course:

View all undergraduate scholarships

You may also be eligible for Centrelink payments.


How to apply for Bachelor of Biomedical Science/Bachelor of Business

You apply through QTAC for all our undergraduate courses.

Are you ready to submit your application?

You're ready if you've:

  1. Found all the courses you want to apply for - you can apply for up to 6.
  2. Checked important dates.
  3. Checked you meet the entry requirements.
  4. Checked your course costs and if you're eligible for financial support.

All done? Then you're ready to apply.

Important: Make a note of the QTAC code for this course (419432) because you'll need to enter it as part of your QTAC application.

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After you've submitted your application to QTAC

If you've studied before or if you have at least two years' work experience, you may want to apply for credit for prior learning.


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