Bachelor of Biomedicine

  • CRICOS Code: 058838G
  • VTAC Code: 3800538051
  • International VTAC Code: 3800538053

Course overview

  • 3 years full time / 6 years part time
  • On Campus (Parkville)
  • Available to domestic and international students
  • Start Year Intake - February and Mid Year Intake - July


Guaranteed ATAR 2021
Entry guaranteed

Domestic school-leaver applicants who satisfy course prerequisites and achieve this ATAR will be guaranteed a place in 2021. Undergraduate course applications must be submitted via VTAC.

Is this you?

Are you interested in discovering the next generation of treatments to help improve the health of your community?

Does the science behind what creates, sustains and threatens people’s lives intrigue you? Can you see yourself studying and working in the largest biomedical precinct in the southern hemisphere?

Whether you want to pursue a career in medicine, professional health, biomedical research or another pursuit – a Bachelor of Biomedicine can take you there. The integrated curriculum emphasises the relationship between the biomedical science disciplines that underpin modern clinical practice and prepares you for the challenges of contemporary health delivery and research.

Key Features


The Bachelor of Biomedicine just got better. At the undergraduate level, the Bachelor of Biomedicine is ideal preparation for a career in medicine and professional health. While doing the Bachelor of Biomedicine has never been a compulsory or privileged path to the Doctor of Medicine (MD), it’s a good strategy – especially when you’re following your passion. The recently announced changes to the MD curriculum1 make this strategy more salient by providing you with a firm foundation in biomedical sciences. Find out more about these changes.

The Melbourne Medical School (MMS) aims to recognise prior knowledge for core content. So, if you’ve studied the Bachelor of Biomedicine this frees you up so that you’ll have more time to explore the clinical, research and discovery tracks and create your own distinct path. You’ll be able to take full advantage of the innovative MD curriculum by jumping higher and faster.

The MMS is also removing prerequisite subjects as selection criteria for entry into the Doctor of Medicine2. This further diversifies the MD cohort to reflect the multiplicity of doctors required in society. It removes any disadvantage students may have in accessing science and health subjects in their previous degrees, especially in rural areas. Most medical degrees at Australian universities do not require prerequisite subjects as an entry requirement, allowing students to study the undergraduate degree that suits them best. The new Melbourne MD entry requirements will still involve MMI, GPA and GAMSAT components. The Bachelor of Biomedicine offers a proven foundation to address these requirements.


Award-winning teachers, many of whom are also researchers or clinicians, inspire the next generation of biomedical professionals. Students are empowered to think conceptually about the problems affecting global human health. Teachers of the School have received the prestigious David White Award for teaching three times, along with other University and national awards for program innovation, excellence in engagement and outstanding contributions to student learning.


The University is proud to be ranked number one in Australia for Graduate Employability.*

The Bachelor of Biomedicine has the flexibility to deliver a range of outcomes. Students are more frequently selected into the Melbourne Medical program than those from any other program in Australia. Others follow pursuits such as dentistry, biomedical research or bioengineering, and a small but growing number combine the degree with graduate law, commerce or management.


Imagine studying or working in the largest biomedical precinct in the southern hemisphere. More than 40 hospitals, research, teaching and biotechnology organisations surround the School of Biomedical Sciences – making it a highly sought-after base for global biomedical leaders. The School is actively engaged with industry in a variety of ways and has its own Industry Advisory Board.

Find out more

Interested in studying Biomedicine at Melbourne?

Watch this panel featuring Bachelor of Biomedicine graduate Philip Qian and Dr Rosa McCarty as they give a first-hand insight into studying a Bachelor of Biomedicine and answer a range of questions about how to apply.

1 Subject to ongoing consultation and regulatory approval
2 Approved by Academic Board 05 December 2019