Bachelor of Biomedicine

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

The experience


Learn from award-winning teachers, researchers and clinicians while studying in one of the world’s top five biomedical precincts.

Our integrated curriculum emphasises the relationship between the biomedical science disciplines that underpin modern medicine, and prepares you for the challenges of contemporary health delivery and research. You’ll learn in the company of like-minded peers who will go on to be your networks of the future.

Solve big problems

Biomedicine is about world-changing research, responding to pandemics, finding cures for diseases, discovering the fascinating way the human body works and analysing global patterns of disease. As we gain more knowledge of how biological systems are interconnected, the world increasingly needs people who can work across disciplines. It’s about identifying patterns in the processes and systems that create, sustain and threaten life.

Master complexity

Healthcare today is multifaceted. It requires the ability to combine skilled patient care with preventive health management programs and technological expertise. If you are considering Biomedicine, it is likely you have a particular interest in being a doctor or health professional – all play essential roles in biomedical research and global healthcare. Careers in biomedical science are diverse and there are plenty of options for you as roles are always changing and new careers forming. You could become a biotechnologist, forensic scientist, neuroscientist, clinical psychologist or microbiologist – just to name a few. By exploring several fields during the degree, your breadth of knowledge will prepare you for the challenges of modern healthcare – no matter which professional direction you choose.

Your connections

The Melbourne curriculum connects students with each other, the University community and the wider world. In the Bachelor of Biomedicine, you’ll join a community of like-minded students who want to make a difference. Whether you build your network in class or at events held by the Biomedicine Students’ Society, the experience will be alongside your cohort of life-long professional peers. We encourage every student to engage with organisations outside the University through practical placements, applied research projects and overseas study programs. Our graduates are in demand: we are ranked sixth in the world for employability. More than 250 Australian and international organisations actively recruit on campus each year.

Meet our talent

Our students are diverse…

Your learning spaces

At our Western Edge life sciences complex, more than 700 students a day in the STEMM – Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine – fields will be learning in the new four-level, 6-star Green Star building on Royal Parade.

To find out more about this building and the innovative project behind it, view the Western Edge Bioscience video.

How to navigate first-year Biomedicine

Charlotte Holland, Bachelor of Biomedicine first-year student, shares her insights into the differences between high school and university life, scholarship opportunities and where she wants to take her degree.

Study abroad and exchange

As a Biomedicine student, you are encouraged to complete some of your study abroad through the Exchange or Study Abroad programs. You can spend a full semester at a partner university or choose a single subject as a summer or winter intensive. The opportunities for academic, cultural and personal growth are invaluable and serve to increase your understanding of the global nature of health care and biomedical research.

Access to unprecedented resources

You will have access to the wealth of cultural collections that exist in our three Museums – all directly input your teaching in Anatomy and Pathology as well as supplement your learning experience in relation to Dentistry and Medical History. Our three Museums are the Medical History Museum, The Harry Brookes Allen Museum of Anatomy and Pathology and the Henry Forman Atkinson Dental Museum. Plus, the School of Biomedical Sciences is home to the largest room scale Virtual Reality teaching space in Australia – the Virtual Reality Learning Studio.

Biomedicine Student Society (BSS)

Run by students for students, BSS is one of the most active and inclusive of the University student groups. For more information on the study groups, mentor programme, charity support and social events, search Biomed Bear on Facebook.