Bachelor of Biomedical Science

Australian Catholic University (ACU)

The Bachelor of Biomedical Science is a professional degree in a discipline at the forefront of research into human health, disease and drug development. Bachelor of Biomedical Science graduates need to demonstrate a well-developed understanding of the biomedical science sub-disciplines to enable them to undertake values driven problem solving. Application of their knowledge, understanding and skills to local and global issues must attend to both First Peoples and Western perspectives, and these aspects are embedded within specified biomedical science units in all years. Employers are seeking students with recognised transferable skills (e.g. team work, communication skills, problem-solving ability, and care for others) and the Biomedical Science degree at ACU integrates development of these skills into its units, driving the development of graduates with a high emotional intelligence, adaptability and resilience. Overall, the Bachelor of Biomedical Science aims to prepare ethical graduates with a concern for the common good, who are able to apply a broad and coherent body of knowledge to undertake professional work in a range of biomedical science contexts and as a basis for life-long learning. These graduates will often collaborate within health care teams to create novel solutions to global and national health challenges. Students undertake specified units in years 1 and 2 of the degree, year 3 of the program provides some flexibility in terms of industry based placements and elective units.

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At a glance

Type of Institution: University
Level: Undergraduate
Campus/Location: North Sydney (MacKillop)
Brisbane (McAuley at Banyo)
Melbourne (St Patrick's)
Institution CRICOS: 00873F (ACT); 00112C (VIC); 00885B (Qld); 00004G (NSW)

Subjects

  • Biomedical science

Australian Catholic University is a publicly funded, world-ranked university and we warmly welcome students and staff of all backgrounds and beliefs. ACU is home to 33,000 students from 160 countries offering a culturally diverse and enriching learning environment.

Our Locations

Our campuses are located in Ballarat, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney, and Rome, Italy, offering our students opportunities to transfer between campuses and broaden their university experience. 

Our reputation and ranking

We are ranked in the top 3% of universities worldwide and the number 1 Catholic university in the Asia Pacific*. ACU is also ranked in the top 100 of Young Universities and in the top 50 of Gen Y Universities worldwide**. Our research is world-class and we pride ourselves on our dedicated and outstanding researchers. All research at ACU has been ranked as being at or above world standard by the Australian Research Council***. In 2018, our research was awarded in the Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) assessment. 

Our Programs

Practical experience

With close links to industry, our programs give students opportunities to undertake work placements, internships or volunteering programs while studying to ensure they are prepared for the world beyond the classroom.

Community engagement is a core part of every student’s experience at ACU and is embedded in our courses.

Affordable 

ACU is one of the most affordable institutions in Australia. With accredited and recognised courses, we offer students an excellent return on investment. 

A range of scholarships is on offer for international students, including the International Student Scholarship which covers 50 per cent of full-time tuition fees. This is awarded each year to 20 commencing undergraduate and postgraduate students who demonstrate academic excellence. 

ACU also offers the ACU Global Excellence Scholarship which is available to students commencing business and IT programs.

Courses

ACU offers over 120 undergraduate and postgraduate courses from Education and Arts, Law and Business, Health Sciences, and Theology and Philosophy. Our English Language Centres and diploma pathway programs are located on campus offering access to all our services and facilities.

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* Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2018/2019. Percentage calculated as ACU's world rank as a proportion of the total number of universities in the world: International Handbook of Universities 2018, Palgrave MacMillan
**Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2019, where “young universities” are defined to be less than 50 years old and “Generation Y universities” are universities established between 1986 and 1999.
*** https://dataportal.arc.gov.au/ERA/NationalReport/2018/

ACU has extensive experience in the support of international students and our support begins from the moment you arrive in Australia with our airport pick-up service.

We have a dedicated team of international student advisers who can provide information on enrolment, accommodation, finance and general student visa advice.

Career support

The ACU Career Development Service supports students and graduates by providing a comprehensive range of services.

Careers staff are located across all ACU campuses and are involved in careers development learning, from the first year through to graduation and beyond. Graduates of Australian Catholic University can access the careers support offered by the university for two years’ after they complete their studies.

Key services offered include:

• ACU CareerHub which is an online portal providing students with appointment bookings, job opportunities, and event information.

• General as well as course-specific career programs and workshops.

• Direct, skype and phone appointments as well as online career advice.

• Employer connection and events.

• Student Jobs on Campus (SJC) that offers students the opportunity to undertake employment with pay across the ACU campuses while finishing their studies.

 

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