What will I study?


Gain an understanding of the steps involved in taking science from the research laboratory to local and global marketplaces. Learn the regulatory framework and financial context in which innovation-driven science companies operate to address a range of issues facing humankind. Because it’s so broad, we let you tailor this major to suit your interests or background in areas like biology, chemistry, physics and engineering.

Your major structure

This major can be completed through the Bachelor of Biomedicine or the Bachelor of Science.

Bachelor of Biomedicine

You will take 10 core subjects (150 points) across your degree that will build an understanding of the structure and function of the body and consideration of the determinants of health and disease, including genetic and environmental influences (6 in first year, 2 in second year and 2 in third year).

In third year you will also complete 50 points (four subjects) of study that is deep and specialised study in Biotechnology. To complete this major you may also need to select a pre-requisite subject (12.5 points) in your second year.

Throughout your degree you will also take elective and breadth (non-science) subjects.

Bachelor of Science

In your first and second years you will complete the subjects that are prerequisites for your major, including chemistry and/or biology subjects.

In your third year, you will complete 50 points (four subjects) of study that is deep and specialised study in your chosen specialisation of biotechnology.

Throughout your degree you will also take science elective subjects and breadth (non-science) subjects.

Breadth studies

Breadth is a unique feature of the Melbourne Model. It gives you the chance to explore subjects outside of science, developing new perspectives and learning to collaborate with others who have different strengths and interests — just as you will in your future career.

Some of our students use breadth to explore creative interests or topics they have always been curious about. Others used breadth to improve their career prospects by complementing their major with a language, communication skills or business expertise.


Belinda Quang

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