Bachelor of Biomedicine
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- CRICOS Code: 058838G
- VTAC Code: 3800538051
- International VTAC Code: 3800538053
What will I study?
The Bachelor of Biomedicine offers 12 majors across a range of biomedical disciplines. If you're interested in entering the health professions, Biomedicine is an ideal choice.
The Bachelor of Biomedicine prepares you for the challenges of healthcare delivery and biomedical research. At the core of the degree is knowledge of the normal structure and function of the body and consideration of the determinants of disease.
You’ll develop fundamental skills in critical thinking, problem-solving, the analysis of evidence and communication.
Students must complete 300 points comprising:
- 225 points of core (biomedicine/science discipline) subjects including:
- At least 75 points at Level 1 including the compulsory subjects or approved equivalents.
- At least 62.5 points at Level 2 including the compulsory subjects or approved equivalents.
- At least 75 points at Level 3 including the compulsory subjects or approved equivalents and including the 50 points of a prescribed major.
- 50 points of breadth subjects including at least 12.5 points at Level 2 or Level 3
- 25 points (either biomedicine/science discipline subjects or breadth subjects) at Level 1, 2 or 3
- No more than 125 points at Level 1 may be included in the Bachelor of Biomedicine
- No more than 37.5 points of breadth at Level 1 may be included in the Bachelor of Biomedicine
- Progression: Students must normally complete 50 points of study at one subject year level before proceeding to the next subject year level. In particular, at least 50 points at Level 1, including BIOL10002 Biomolecules & Cells, BIOL10003 Genes & Environment and CHEM10006 Chemistry for Biomedicine must be completed before students may proceed to Level 2 core subjects.
The core (biomedicine/science discipline) component of the Bachelor of Biomedicine is comprised of:
Core subjects (150 points):
- 75 points at first year level.
- 50 points at second year level.
- 25 points at third year level.
Major sequence at third year level (50 points):
- 50 points of a major in a biomedicine discipline. The subjects taken in the major would normally follow on from relevant compulsory and selective subjects chosen at the second year level. Some Level 3 subjects only require the core compulsory subjects as prerequisites.
Selective subjects (25 points):
- Non-compulsory biomedicine/science discipline subjects approved as core in this course. At least 12.5 points must be at Level 2. See below for a comprehensive list of selective subjects.
Explore this course
Explore the subjects you could choose as part of this degree.
Your major is your chosen specialisation. You’ll develop a deep understanding of your major study area from first to third year. In most degrees, you won’t need to select your major on day one. In first year you’ll be able to explore a range of subject areas you’re interested in, so by the time it comes to choosing your major, you’ll be well informed. All the while, you’ll also be studying an exciting selection of subjects from both inside and outside your discipline, gaining a breadth of knowledge that will set you apart.
Explore the majors available in this degree below.
- Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology are key biological science disciplines. The knowledge and techniques of the disciplines are applied in many biological fields and have fuelled rapid advances in medical research and biotechnology. This major will provide the springboard for students to enter careers including medical research, biotechnology, agricultural and medical support industries, education etc. This major will develop knowledge in key basic biological processes as well as more specialized areas of molecular science. In addition, an emphasis is placed on developing a foundation in practical skills required for a career as a laboratory scientist. The major will also develop skills in communication, team-work and research essential in the modern scientific workplace.
- Bioengineering Systems
Students who have completed the Bioengineering Systems major will be able to rigorously integrate the fundamental mathematics of systems modelling with the fundamental sciences of biology, chemistry and physics in the formulation and solution of problems involving biomedical systems. More specifically, core skills and knowledge that will be developed include: fundamental scientific comprehension that will lead to accurate mathematical modelling of biological and engineering systems, analytical and abstract thinking, problem-solving and design skills, ability to carry out laboratory experiments to confirm possible solutions to complex problems. At all levels of this major, we will ensure the development of excellent communication skills that will enable our graduates to deliver complex scientific information in a clear and concise fashion. The Bioengineering Systems major will open up pathways for students leading to accredited professional or scientific research careers in biomedical engineering (through further study in the Masters in Engineering or PhD programs respectively), applied mathematics, applied science, teaching, management and finance.
Biotechnology is the use of biological knowledge to develop new processes and products for use in industry, health, agribusiness and other areas of human technology. Biotechnology advances can be based on knowledge from biological sciences, chemical sciences, physical sciences or engineering. Because of this, the major is not tied to a particular discipline area. The binding concept is that of developing technology from basic discipline knowledge in at least one area. For example, agricultural biotechnology will normally involve some core crop and food technology, molecular biotechnology will normally involve some core molecular biology and chemical biotechnology will normally involve some core chemistry together with some biological science.
The Biotechnology major has a number of streams and integrates knowledge from a variety of scientific disciplines. Students will complete a sequence of specialist subjects in a discipline area and by the end of the major should have developed a detailed knowledge of that area and an appreciation of its biotechnological applications. The major provides students with opportunities to gain practical experience in the laboratory and to develop skills in problem-solving and the analysis, interpretation and communication of scientific data that will prepare them for the workplace.
- Cell and Developmental Biology
Cell and Developmental Biology
This major provides students with broad understanding of cell structure and function and explores genetic, molecular and cellular mechanisms of development in a range of organisms and experimental models. It highlights the research methodologies used and how knowledge is applied to improve the human condition. Students should develop specialist skills in understanding cellular processes and experimental approaches used to investigate them. They should also develop generic skills in integrating information from diverse fields, communication and presentation of information, teamwork and independent learning that will equip them for a range of careers in research, biotechnology, government agencies, agriculture, medico-legal and journalism.
Students completing a Genetics major will be prepared for careers or advanced study which involve the application of fundamental genetics, genomics, evolutionary, population and ecological genetics to all areas of biology, biomedical sciences and biotechnology. Graduates will develop knowledge and skills in the theory of genetics and molecular biology, population genetics and evolution and in experimental design, data recording and analysis and scientific writing, which are essential preparation for roles in universities, research institutes, government departments, hospitals and in the biotechnology industry. This major will integrate knowledge across the breadth of genetics, including an integrated practical capstone subject in which the students develop an understanding of the application of experimental analysis to solving problems in biology. Students will gain experience preparing them for the workplace by participating in problem-solving, synthesis of information, written work, and independent as well as collaborative activities. The transferable skills developed in this major can be used in broad careers in science, including conservation, teaching, forensics, publishing, genetic counselling and research and in careers beyond the field of science.
- Human Structure and Function
Human Structure and Function
The Human Structure and Function Major will explain how the human body works, based on a deep understanding of the relationship between physiology and anatomy. The subjects are structured so that the anatomy (structure) and physiology (function) of the human body are taught in carefully integrated units that also introduce elements from pathology, pharmacology and zoology as relevant. It will suit students entering: medical and health related sciences, postgraduate research work in applied anatomy and physiology; teaching and research in University departments and in hospitals; with pharmaceutical companies; in media liaison, consultancies and scientific journalism.
This major provides students with a detailed understanding of Immunology, the study of our immune system. The major describes how Immunology is studied and applied to a range of areas in the biomedical sciences. The major opens up careers in infectious diseases, diagnostics, molecular biology, biotechnology, vaccinology, biosafety and regulation as well as providing an avenue towards post-graduate research into infectious agents, their genes, underlying mechanisms of infectious disease and diseases associated with the immune system. It provides a basis for further study into medicine and other paramedical disciplines.
Students intending to undertake this major should be aware that it requires successful completion of a practical-based subject in which products and reagents derived from animals are used.
- Microbiology and Immunology
Microbiology and Immunology
This major provides students with a detailed understanding of Microbiology and Immunology. It combines the study of infectious microbial agents, predominantly bacteria and viruses, with the study of the host’s immune responses, which are most often beneficial but sometimes detrimental to the host. It describes how these disciplines are studied and their application to a range of areas in the biomedical sciences. The major opens up careers in infectious disease, diagnostics, molecular biology, biotechnology, vaccinology, antimicrobial chemotherapeutics, biosafety and regulation, as well as post-graduate research into infectious agents, their genes and mechanisms of disease together with the various beneficial and harmful aspects of the immune system. It provides a basis for further study into medicine and other paramedical disciplines.
Students intending to undertake this major should be aware that it requires successful completion of a practical-based subject in which products and reagents derived from animals are used.
It is expected that students completing this Major will understand the fundamental organisational and functional principles of the nervous system: from the biology of nerve cells and neural circuits through to neural systems and ultimately to complex behaviours like thought and emotion. From the two core subjects students will gain an overview of the breath of modern neuroscience to see how a spectrum of science disciplines (such as Cell and Molecular Biology, Pharmacology, Physiology, Zoology and Anatomy) contribute to our understanding of nervous system function. This will also reveal how Neuroscience overlaps with related areas of study, such as Cognitive Science, Psychology and Medicine. Areas of study include how perceptual and motor systems are organised, the crucial role of the nervous system in the regulation of the internal environment of the body, how the nervous system develops, how it has evolved, and the effects of injury, disease and abuse.
Pathology is the scientific study of the nature of disease and its causes, processes, development, and consequences. It is a branch of science where factors which influence the shift from normal to abnormal and back again are studied at every level from the whole organism to the molecule. Therefore it overlaps with a range of biomedical disciplines such as anatomy, cell biology, biochemistry and molecular biology, microbiology and immunology and genetics. The study of Pathology will provide students with background knowledge which will enable them to ask fundamental questions about the response of tissues and cells to injury, mechanisms of healing and the outcomes which may occur when healing is unsuccessful. Students who complete a Pathology major will study findings emerging from research laboratories which are currently investigating some of the most common and intractable diseases in our community e.g. cardiovascular disease, autoimmune disease, neurodegenerative disease and cancer. A Pathology major will also give students the opportunity to experience working in a team on an investigative project and enable them to develop both verbal and written communication skills.
Subjects in a pharmacology major introduce students to the unified study of the interaction between chemical agents and living matter. A pharmacology major will teach you how drugs work, and how drugs are used as therapies and as experimental tools for investigation of important problems in biology. Pharmacology extends and complements a range of other biomedical disciplines as well as medicinal chemistry. Graduates will gain an in depth understanding of drug actions and a broad appreciation of the scientific process of knowledge acquisition and problem solving. Thus, a pharmacology major will provide the springboard for students entering careers in many areas of biomedical research and associated industries and regulatory authorities.
The Physiology major will teach students how the body works. Students will learn about the ways in which cells, organs and the whole body function in an integrated way. By understanding normal function, students will investigate disturbances in whole body systems such as those relating to the endocrine, cardiovascular, musculoskeletal, developmental and neural control systems. The experimental bases of physiology are emphasized and students will use contemporary techniques to examine questions in physiology. Discoveries in physiology have a broad impact upon health and medicine, environmental science, industry, nutrition, exercise and reproductive biology. Many of the discoveries from the human genome project rely on physiology to understand their impact on the human body.
- Human Nutrition
The major in Human Nutrition prepares people for careers in a multitude of areas including the food industry, government regulatory authorities, dietetics and secondary school teaching (the latter two requiring further qualifications), as well as a pathway to higher degrees in nutrition research and many other health related fields. Basic sciences underpin this major, which connects the science of agriculture, to food production and processing, the nutrient composition of foods, the interaction of those nutrients with our biochemical and physiological make up and the impact of diet in general on health and disease at the individual and population level. The major is structured to optimise acceptance into Masters of Dietetics at universities within Australia and to qualify students for registration within the Nutrition Society of Australia’s Voluntary Register of Nutritionists. Some first and second year subjects are prerequisites for final year major units and other agriculture, food, biochemistry and physiology subjects are recommended depending on what emphasis students wish to have in their Human Nutrition major.
Psychology is a broad and intellectually fascinating scientific discipline focused on understanding behaviour and experience, particularly in humans. The science of psychology involves a wide range of perspectives and approaches, with psychological research findings having important applications in areas such as health, education, business, and commerce, as well as informing us about how human behaviours and motivations relate to a wide range of societal issues.
Taught at the University since the late 1800s, the Psychology undergraduate program is designed to provide students with flexibility and choice, offering a broad range of subjects that provide a thorough and extensive grounding in the discipline. Studies in psychology prepare graduates for a diverse range of careers that are based on understanding human behaviour, including health, education, industry, commerce, welfare and government.
Completion of a Psychology major accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) is the first step towards registration as a practicing psychologist, and is the recommended pathway for a career as a research psychologist.
The APAC accredited sequence consists of a prescribed minimum of 125 credit points of Psychology subjects (10 subjects, each worth 12.5 credit points), comprising 100 credit points of core psychology subjects (two at Level 1; four at Level 2; two at Level 3), and 25 credit points of Psychology subjects selected from a range of Level 3 Psychology elective subjects (two elective subjects).
The APAC accredited psychology major provides a strong grounding in basic psychological concepts and theories and their applications in the areas of biological, cognitive, developmental, social, and clinical psychology. Students will also develop skills in research methods and data analysis, and an advanced knowledge in at least one domain of psychology.
A non-APAC-accredited 50-point sequence of Level 3 subjects is also available within the Bachelor of Biomedicine.
- Diploma in Languages
Diploma in Languages
The Diploma in Languages (D-Lang) is a concurrent program and provides students with the opportunity to undertake language study while completing an undergraduate, graduate coursework or RHD program at the University of Melbourne.
There are 12 languages available all offering a sequenced path of study commencing at entry point 1 (beginners), entry point 3 or entry point 5 (post VCE) and continuing through to proficiency level 6 (advanced). Some languages offer advanced entry points (see individual languages for further information). Students are able to commence the program at different entry points pending on proficiency.
The Diploma in Languages will usually add one year duration to your studies. Undergraduate students have the option to fast track and may complete both programs in three and a half or three years. The duration for graduate coursework students varies on their program, advice and permission for graduates should be sought from their home Faculty prior to application.
The Diploma may only be awarded on the completion of both programs. The final 50 points of the Diploma in Languages is HECS-exempt for undergraduate students only. Domestic students enrolled in a Graduate Coursework or Research Higher Degree course will have access to Commonwealth supported places. International Graduate Coursework and RHD students will attract International undergraduate fees for the Diploma in Languages.
- Diploma in Music
Diploma in Music
The Diploma in Music provides students with the opportunity to undertake a tailored sequence of music study and gain a music qualification while completing an undergraduate degree in another field at The University of Melbourne. It is available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts, Biomedicine, Commerce, Design, Environments or Science and is studied concurrently with the bachelor degree.
Diploma in Music students study for a music qualification alongside Bachelor of Music students, giving the opportunity to build valuable friendships and networks in a challenging musical environment. A range of study options is available across all areas of specialisation within the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, including practical music, ensemble music performance, aural studies, composition, improvisation, music history and theory. Students are encouraged to follow their own areas of interest, constructing a bespoke program of study from the range of elective choices available.
The Diploma may only be awarded on the completion of the concurrent degree course. This means that graduation from the Diploma will only occur at the same time as graduation from the concurrent course.
- Diploma in Computing
Diploma in Computing
The Diploma in Computing will provide students in almost all areas of study with the option of complementing their principal undergraduate major with a program in the IT area, designed to give them familiarity with a range of data manipulation and presentation techniques. The delivery format via a concurrent diploma is designed to build on and extend students’ main study, with the expectation that students will contribute problems and challenges from their main study area to their Diploma subjects.
- Diploma in Mathematical Sciences
Diploma in Mathematical Sciences
The Diploma in Mathematical Sciences is a 100-point diploma, normally taken concurrently with an undergraduate degree.
The Diploma in Mathematical Sciences is a great way to use and develop your mathematical skills and complement your undergraduate studies. The high-level numerical and modelling skills you will gain can be applied across almost every area of employment and are always in demand.
This diploma is studied concurrently on a part-time basis with a bachelor degree. Within the Diploma, students will complete the requirements of the Mathematics and Statistics major from the Bachelor of Science. The Diploma consists of 1 year EFTSL of study completed concurrently with an undergraduate degree usually over 3-4 years.
Please note: The Diploma in Mathematical Sciences is not available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Science who are taking the Data Science, Mathematics and Statistics or Mathematical Physics majors.
A breadth subject is one taken from outside your core studies or major. Most University of Melbourne undergraduates take breadth subjects. Not only will breadth provide you with a greater understanding of the world around you, it will allow you to tailor your course to fit your individual passions and career ambitions. You might, for example, study Science but take breadth in Mandarin Chinese – a great choice for a scientist looking to work internationally and help solve global issues.
You can also use breadth to explore something you’ve always been curious about or to improve your career prospects by complementing your major with a language, communications skills, or business knowhow. ‘Breadth tracks’ (groups of subjects taken throughout your degree) may even qualify you for graduate study in a field that’s very different to your major.
Explore the range of breadth tracks below to see how you can follow your passion or support your career ambitions!
- Ethics and Investing
Ethics and Investing
This breadth track explores how to avoid repeating the GFC and what you as an investor can do to save the planet.
- Property in the Urban Economy
Property in the Urban Economy
This breadth track provides an introduction to the role of property in the urban economy. Students completing this sequence will be eligible for a credit in Property Markets & Valuation in the 300-point Master of Property or the Graduate Diploma in Property Valuation.
- Anthropology - structures, identity and power
Anthropology - structures, identity and power
This breadth track explores issues related to structures, identity and power.
- Anthropology - ritual, meaning and performance
Anthropology - ritual, meaning and performance
This breadth track explores issues related to ritual, meaning and performance from an anthropological perspective.
- Anthropology - self and society
Anthropology - self and society
This breadth track explores issues related to self and society.
- Arabic - Entry Point 5
Arabic - Entry Point 5
This breadth track progressively develops knowledge and skills in the Arabic language for students who have taken Arabic at VCE level.
- Architectural History
This breadth track surveys the history of architecture from the beginnings of shelter to the present day.
- Chinese Studies
This breadth track explores issues related to Chinese Studies.
- Ancient Civilizations B
Ancient Civilizations B
This breadth track explores issues related to ancient civilisations, with a focus on mythology.
- Choral performance
This breadth track explores the diversity of choral music and progressively develops knowledge and skills in choral performance.
- Climate Change
This breadth track explores issues related to climate change from a multidisciplinary perspective.
- French - Entry Point 5
French - Entry Point 5
This breadth track progressively develops knowledge and skills in French language for students who are at an Advanced Level.
- Ancient Civilizations A
Ancient Civilizations A
This breadth track explores issues related to ancient civilizations.
- Climate and Water
Climate and Water
Climate and Water integrates the major challenges being faced both nationally and internationally integrating knowledge across disciplines to provide strategies for developing appropriate responses to these challenges.
- Contemporary Public Economic Policy
Contemporary Public Economic Policy
This breadth track covers key economics concepts and techniques needed to make sense of contemporary policy debates.
- Engineering and Environments
Engineering and Environments
This track gives students an insight into some fundamental principles of engineering and how engineering interacts with the social and natural environmental settings where water and soil are fundamental resources for human development.
- Ancient Egypt and the Near East
Ancient Egypt and the Near East
This breadth track explores issues related to ancient civilizations, with a focus on Ancient Egypt and the Near East.
This breadth track introduces students to the basics of architectural design and history and provide students with the prerequisite subjects to apply for entry into the 300-point Master of Architecture.
- Ancient Greece Studies
Ancient Greece Studies
This breadth track explores issues related to ancient civilizations, with a focus on Ancient Greece.
- Deafness and Communication
Deafness and Communication
This breadth track explores issues related to Deafness and communication, from a wide range of perspectives including social, cultural, and technological. There is also a focus on visual communication and Auslan, the language of the Australian signing Deaf community.
- Ancient Greek
This breadth track progressively develops knowledge and skills in Ancient Greek.
- Human Genetics
This breadth track provide a background in genetics sufficient to appreciate the significance of recent advances in human genetics research.
- Doing business in Asia
Doing business in Asia
This breadth track improves your chances of achieving business success with our most important trading partners.
- Theatre Studies
This breadth track progressively develops knowledge and skills in Theatre Studies.
- The Socially Responsible Firm
The Socially Responsible Firm
This breadth track builds understanding of the economic and social importance of corporate social responsibility.
- Entrepreneurship & Innovation
Entrepreneurship & Innovation
This breadth track develops knowledge and skills to assist you in starting your new business venture.
- Islamic Studies
This breadth track explores issues related to Islamic Studies.
- Knowing and Learning
Knowing and Learning
Explore the nature of knowledge and how we learn.
- Managing People
This breadth track helps develop an understanding of effective people management, one of the most valuable assets of the successful manager.
- Chemical Engineering
This breadth track provides students with an introduction to the foundations of Chemical Engineering.
- Marketing Communications and Branding
Marketing Communications and Branding
This breadth track examines how desirable brands are an important corporate asset and being able to communicate effectively with your customers is a major determinant of business success.
- Accelerated Mathematics
Accelerated Level 1 subjects for students with a strong mathematics background, plus a choice of Level 2 subjects to introduce students to topics such as chaos, abstract algebra or probability.
- Arabic - Entry Point 1
Arabic - Entry Point 1
This breadth track progressively develops knowledge and skills in the Arabic language for beginners.
This breadth track progressively develops knowledge and skills in Archaeology.
- Arts Practice and Engagement
Arts Practice and Engagement
This breadth track explores drama/theatre/music and visual arts making and presenting in relation to a diverse range of learning settings from the perspective of the artist and community.
- Australian flora
This breadth track progressively develops knowledge and skills in Australian flora,and in the diversity of the plant kingdom. It provides a general approach to the different biomes of Australia and the adaptive biology of the plants and animals inhabiting those biomes, and to the different floristic bioregions of Victoria and their ecology. Plant Biodiversity introduces the structure, biology and evolution of the major groups of land plants, with examples from the Australian flora.
- Australian Wildlife
This sequence provides students with a comprehensive overview of Australia's native wildlife, and the evolution, ecology and management of this remarkable group of animals.
This track will introduce students to the principles of biotechnology, which is the use and manipulation of living organisms, or substances obtained from these organisms, to make products of value to humanity.
- Cell and Developmental Biology
Cell and Developmental Biology
This track will develop a student’s general interest in biology and focus particularly on how cells function, particularly in the context of multicellular organisms. With emphasis on current research methodologies, it provides insights into how cells ‘translate’ the genetic code to produce and transport proteins to specific sites within or outside the cell to control processes required for cell survival, proliferation, movement and growth and how these processes controlled and orchestrated during the remarkable progression of a fertilised egg into an independent organism.
- Chinese - Entry Point 1
Chinese - Entry Point 1
This breadth track progressively develops knowledge and skills in Chinese language for beginners.
- Chinese - Entry Point 3
Chinese - Entry Point 3
This breadth track progressively develops knowledge and skills in Chinese language for students who have taken Chinese at VCE level.
- Creative Writing
This breadth track progressively develops knowledge and skills in Creative Writing.
- Construction Technologies and Principles
Construction Technologies and Principles
This breadth track develops knowledge around a combination of construction technologies and associated structural principles in relation to residential and commercial construction systems.
- Middle East and Islam
Middle East and Islam
This breadth track progressively develops knowledge and skills in history, with a focus on the Middle East and Islam. It covers the both early and modern history of the Middle East and North Africa, and of Muslim countries in South East Asia.
This breadth track for BCom students qualifies students to apply for a 200-point (two-year) Master of Construction Management. Note that BCom students are exempt from the normal prerequisite for Residential Construction and Structures.
This breadth track progressively develops knowledge of crime and crime control and helps develop analytical skills in criminology.
- Development Studies
This breadth track explores issues related to development studies.
- Earth's Structure
This breadth track explores the Earth's internal composition, structure and evolution over geological time.
This breadth track develops an understanding of how we use the principles of ecological science for the conservation and management of natural and human-made ecosystems.
- Ecology, Evolution and Humanity
Ecology, Evolution and Humanity
This sequence explores the unique place of humans in the earth's evolutionary history, and the diverse ways in which evolutionary process continue to affect contemporary human society.
- Economics and Finance
Economics and Finance
This breadth track is for students from outside the Faculty of Business & Economics who seek an eventual career or graduate work related to consulting and investment banking.
- Electrical Engineering
This breadth track provides students with an introduction to the foundations of Electrical Engineering.
This breadth track explores issues related to English literature.
- Forests and Fire
Forests and Fire
Forests and fire introduces students to forests from social, historical, environmental and economic perspectives and provides an understanding of the effects of fuel, weather and climate on the nature and periodicity of bushfires, as well as the social and economic impact of bushfires.
- French - Entry Point 3
French - Entry Point 3
This breadth track progressively develops knowledge and skills in French language for students who have taken French at VCE level.
- Fundamentals of Finance and Accounting
Fundamentals of Finance and Accounting
This breadth track offers sufficient accounting and finance to gain a basic level of financial literacy with an emphasis on the operation of financial markets.
- Feeding the World's Population
Feeding the World's Population
Food is essential to human life on Earth, and is inextricably bound up in our biology, culture and beliefs. Learn about the current and future challenges of global food production, supply, and consumption and discover how food production in Australia is changing to meet the environment and society's changing needs.
- Forensic Accounting
This breadth track offers a moderate level of financial literacy, along with an understanding of the incidence and nature of financial fraud.
- French - Entry Point 1
French - Entry Point 1
This breadth track progressively develops knowledge and skills in French language for beginners.
- German Entry Point 5
German Entry Point 5
This breadth track progressively develops knowledge and skills in German language for students who have taken German at VCE level.
- General Genetics
This breadth track provides a background in the principles of genetics and inheritance with the opportunity to extend these studies in areas of molecular or evolutionary genetics.
- Genetics and Society
Genetics and Society
Offering a sufficient background to appreciate the relevance of genetics to current societal issues.
- Geology in the field
Geology in the field
This breadth track will provide students with a broad introduction to geological processes and equip them with important skills in how to map out and read the geological record. Students will apply and improve these skills by undertaking fieldwork.
- German - Entry Point 1
German - Entry Point 1
This breadth track progressively develops knowledge and skills in German language for beginners.
- Global Economic Issues
Global Economic Issues
This breadth track develops an ability to think systematically about the globalization debate.
- German - Entry Point 3
German - Entry Point 3
This breadth track progressively develops knowledge and skills in German language for students who have taken German at VCE level.
- Greening Urban Landscapes
Greening Urban Landscapes
This breadth track introduces students to a range of issues associated with greening urban landscapes and helps develop knowledge and skills for selecting and managing plants for urban landscapes.
- Law - Business and Taxation Law
Law - Business and Taxation Law
This breadth track progressively develops knowledge and skills in commercial and taxation law.
- Indonesian - Entry Point 1
Indonesian - Entry Point 1
This breadth track progressively develops knowledge and skills in Indonesian language for beginners.
- Law - Business and Work Law
Law - Business and Work Law
This breadth track progressively develops knowledge and skills in commercial and employment law.
- Introduction to Construction
Introduction to Construction
This breadth track provides an introduction to the construction industry at a residential level covering basic structures, materials, construction methods and management of the construction process.
- Italian - Entry Point 5
Italian - Entry Point 5
This breadth track progressively develops knowledge and skills in Advanced Italian language.
- Indonesian - Entry Point 3
Indonesian - Entry Point 3
This breadth track progressively develops knowledge and skills in Indonesian language for students who have taken Indonesian at VCE level.
- Italian - Entry Point 1
Italian - Entry Point 1
This breadth track progressively develops knowledge and skills in Italian language for beginners.
- Italian - Entry Point 3
Italian - Entry Point 3
This breadth track progressively develops knowledge and skills in Italian language for students who have taken Italian to Year 10/11 Italian or equivalent.
- Japanese - Entry Point 1
Japanese - Entry Point 1
This breadth track progressively develops knowledge and skills in Japanese language for beginners.
- Japanese - Entry Point 3
Japanese - Entry Point 3
This breadth track progressively develops knowledge and skills in Japanese language for beginners.
- Law - Media and Intellectual Property Law
Law - Media and Intellectual Property Law
This breadth track progressively develops knowledge and skills in media and intellectual property law.
- Law - Business and Competition and Consumer Law
Law - Business and Competition and Consumer Law
This breadth track progressively develops knowledge and skills in commercial, competition, and consumer law.
- Leading Community Sport and Recreation
Leading Community Sport and Recreation
This track examines the educational significance of sport and physical activity, and provides students with the knowledge and skills required to lead physical activity in their community.
- Linguistics: English Language Studies
Linguistics: English Language Studies
This breadth track progressively develops knowledge and linguistic skills in the structure of English and English language studies.
- Marketing Strategy
This breadth track builds knowledge and skills that enable you to develop effective marketing strategies in a globalized world.
- Linguistics: Language Structure and Analysis
Linguistics: Language Structure and Analysis
This breadth track progressively develops knowledge and skills in linguistics and the analysis of language structure, drawing on data from the full range of the world’s languages.
- Managing Change
This breadth track helps you to address one of the most important perennial challenges in business.
- Linguistics: Language in its social and cultural context
Linguistics: Language in its social and cultural context
This breadth track explores issues relating to language in its social and cultural context, both within a single cultural context, and across cultural boundaries.
- Management & Leadership in Today's Global Economy
Management & Leadership in Today's Global Economy
This breadth track builds an understanding of the dynamics of business in today’s globalised world.
- Mathematics for Economics
Mathematics for Economics
This track progressively develops knowledge and skills in mathematics for economics and satisfies the quantitative requirements for the Bachelor of Commerce.
- Living in Australia's Hazardous Ecosystems
Living in Australia's Hazardous Ecosystems
Living in Australia’s Hazardous Ecosystems looks at the systems that shape the natural world, including the evolution of the planet Earth, our climate and global weather and the formation and processes of our present landscapes and associated ecosystems. Students will gain an understanding of the increasing trend to urbanisation and larger cities as a contributor to the rising toll of disaster losses globally.
- Living with Animals
Living with Animals
Investigates human-animal relationships interactions, where they originated, domestication, and where they are now, examining in detail key relationships between humans and animals.
- Marine Life
This breadth track provides an introduction to marine organisms and their environment, and the methodologies and techniques used by scientists to explore the undersea realm.
- Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics and Statistics
This breadth track progressively develops knowledge and skills in mathematics and statistics. It commences with the standard first year package for students with VCE Specialist mathematics or equivalent and progresses to a choice of Level 2 subjects to introduce students to the fields of pure mathematics, applied mathematics or probability.
- Music, Mind and Wellbeing
Music, Mind and Wellbeing
This breadth track explores issues related to music, mind and wellbeing, including development of musical skills at different life stages, the relationship between music and the brain, as well as music and the body and examination of psychological, sociological and scientific research related to performing and creating music.
- Non-western music performance
Non-western music performance
This breadth track progressively develops knowledge and skills in non-western music performance, culture and social contexts from around the world.
- Mechanical Engineering
This breadth track provides students with an introduction to the foundations of Mechanical Engineering.
- Music Theatre: A Practice Led Study
Music Theatre: A Practice Led Study
This breadth track includes practice led critical studies in music theatre, giving students an opportunity to learn by doing, whilst developing critical thinking and listening skills. In each subject, practical, group singing tutorials are complemented by an engaging lecture series to give students an understanding of what they are embodying when performing some of the most significant and well-known material from the music theatre canon.
- Music outside the western tradition
Music outside the western tradition
This breadth track explores music of non-Western cultures and societies and the people and social processes involved in music-making.
- Natural systems and our designed world
Natural systems and our designed world
This breadth track explores the relationship of our cities and towns and the natural environment which underpins our society.
- People and Environment
People and Environment
This breadth track introduces students to different ways of thinking about human-environment relationships and provides frameworks relevant to considering human dimensions of environmental policy and management.
- Positive individuals, organisations and communities
Positive individuals, organisations and communities
This breadth track explores issues related to positive psychology, with a focus on the relationship between well-being, pro-social behaviour and peak performance at the individual, group and community levels.
- Popular Music
This breadth track explores the history, culture and social context of music across a range of popular music styles.
- Product Management
This breadth track builds knowledge and skills to assist you in getting the most out of your products and services.
- Politics and International Studies
Politics and International Studies
This breadth track progressively develops knowledge and skills in politics and international studies.
- Roman Studies
The Roman Studies breadth track surveys a thousand years of Roman political, social and cultural history (500 BCE - 500 CE). Ancient Rome's highly advanced society represents one of the first of the multicultural civilisations of the pre-industrial era and its study therefore offers many timeless insights into our own increasingly cosmopolitan world.
- Russian - Entry Point 1
Russian - Entry Point 1
This breadth track progressively develops knowledge and skills in Russian language for beginners.
This breadth track for BCom students qualifies students to apply for a 200-point (two-year) Master of Property.
- Real Estate and the Australian Dream
Real Estate and the Australian Dream
This breadth track explores whether demographic changes explain trends in home ownership and why some retail areas succeed and others fail.
- Quantitative Methods in Economics
Quantitative Methods in Economics
This breadth track explores how to make sense of the information society and use our data-rich environment to improve decision-making.
- Spanish - Entry Point 1
Spanish - Entry Point 1
This breadth track progressively develops knowledge and skills in Spanish language for beginners.
This breadth track progressively develops knowledge and skills in sociology.
- Spanish - Entry Point 3
Spanish - Entry Point 3
This breadth track progressively develops knowledge and skills in Spanish language for students who have taken Spanish at VCE level.
- Spanish - Entry Point 5
Spanish - Entry Point 5
This breadth track progressively develops knowledge and skills in Advanced Spanish language.
- Studies in western music
Studies in western music
This breadth track introduces students to fundamental musical concepts including rhythm, melody, harmony, timbre, texture, dynamics and form, and explores the history, culture and social context of western music from the middle ages to the 21st century.
- Studies in music composition and music language
Studies in music composition and music language
This breadth track develops theoretical knowledge and applied skills in music language and compositional craft.
- The Property Industry
The Property Industry
This breadth track introduces general concepts in the property industry.
- Urban Planning
This breadth track introduces the fundamentals of urban planning, which focuses on the intersections between architecture, landscape architecture, planning and geography.
- The Mind of the Consumer
The Mind of the Consumer
This breadth track develops exciting and useful insights into why consumers behave the way they do.
- Urban Design and Planning
Urban Design and Planning
This breadth track gives students a comprehensive foundation in urban design and planning, which focuses on the intersections between architecture, landscape architecture, planning and geography.
- Understanding Disasters, Their Management and Planning
Understanding Disasters, Their Management and Planning
Introduces students to the major challenges currently facing humanity, their causes, potential impacts and strategies for mitigating or overcoming the risks they pose.
- Your Money or Your Life
Your Money or Your Life
This breadth track is for those seeking to understand and prepare for the coming crises in the retirement saving of an ageing population.
- Youth, Citizenship and Identity
Youth, Citizenship and Identity
This breadth track explores issues of youth, citizenship and identity in education.
- Wine and Food
Wine and Food
Explores the interaction between food and wine including the practice of drinking wine and matching food, and also raises some of the conflicting issues on the associated social, economic and health impacts on society.
- Living with Plants
Living with Plants
Living with plants focuses on the interaction of plants with the landscape, climate and production system, theory and practice of planting within the built environment considering sustainable plant selection and design.