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Course information set

  • 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.
  • Gain skills and techniques to advance to postgraduate research and or further career progression.
  • Complete in 1 year full-time.
QUT course code HL53
Attendance Full-time
Course duration 1 year full-time
Start month 2019 February
Delivery On campus
  • Gardens Point
  • Kelvin Grove
  • Faculty of Health
Course contact
CRICOS code 075798C
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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.

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.

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.

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.


Download course structures and unit outlines for Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Honours)

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.

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Entry requirements

Course information set

Academic entry requirements

  • A completed recognised bachelor degree in a discipline within science, information technology, engineering, mathematics, agriculture science, veterinary science or health and obtained a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 5.0 on QUT's 7-point scale; and

  • An application must be made within 18 months of completing the bachelor degree; and

  • Admission requires a suitable project and supervisor availability. You must provide your proposed research topic and supervisor name with your application form.


Course fees

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

2019: CSP $11,000 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 postgraduate scholarships

You may also be eligible for Centrelink payments.


How to apply for Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Honours)

You apply directly to QUT for all our postgraduate courses.

Are you ready to submit your application?

You're ready if you have:

  1. Checked important dates.
  2. Checked you meet the entry requirements
  3. Checked course costs and if you're eligible for financial support
  4. Found a supervisor
  5. Discussed your options and developed your topic
  6. Written your research proposal
  7. Checked if you're eligible for credit for prior learning
  8. Collected supporting documents (see application form)

All done? Then you're ready to apply.

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