Bachelor of Science (Honours) (Biomedical Sciences)

VU course code: SHBM | CRICOS: 015074C | Level of study: Undergraduate
1 year
In person

Tuition fee per semester: AU$17,900

VU Melbourne: City Campus, Footscray Park, St Albans, Werribee
24 February 2025
Overview

Overview

With an emphasis on project work, this course provides study at a fourth-year level which builds on the knowledge and skills developed at degree level.

It prepares you for postgraduate research by developing skills in:

  • working independently
  • critical analysis of information
  • problem-solving
  • devising, designing and conducting experimental work
  • written and oral communication.

This course comprises a research project including two oral presentations, a literature review and the project thesis.

Entry requirements

Applicants for this course will need to meet the entry criteria outlined below. If you don’t meet the entry criteria, you may be able to gain entry by first completing a related course or unit(s). We call this a ‘pathway’.

If you've completed a qualification where English was the primary language of instruction, you may be eligible for an exemption of English-language requirements.

In some cases, there may be additional entry requirements.

Learn more about entry requirements for international students.

Entry criteria

Credit & Entry pathways into this course


Victoria University is committed to providing a transparent admissions process. Find out more about how to apply for our courses, and our commitment to admissions transparency. Meeting the minimum admission criteria does not guarantee entry into this course. Past academic performance may be considered.

Course Structure

The Honours course is a one year (full-time) commitment. Students enrol and complete RBM4003 (48cp) and RBM4002 (48cp) , receiving a single, final mark and grade at the completion of the course. Students will receive a GPA grade after completion of both Science Honours 1 and Science Honours 2 with the grade allocated to the unit Science Honours 2. Science Honours 1 will be weighted 35% and Science Honours 2 will be weighted 65% of the GPA grade for the Science Honours course. This weighting reflects the whole of year nature of the Honours degree and allows development of higher level written, oral and analysis skills, using feedback from assessors and their supervisor during the year, thus placing the bulk of the marks associated with the final thesis when all AQF level 8 skills have been obtained. This is also necessary for application and entry to many doctoral programs which require the thesis to form more than 50% of the grade.

Fees & Scholarships

As an international student at Victoria University, you will be required to pay your tuition fees up front each semester.

There may be additional materials fees throughout your studies, depending on your chosen course, as well as an administrative fee as part of your course.

Victoria University is proud to support our international scholarship recipients and sponsored students.

10% discount for alumni

If you’ve previously completed a qualification with us, and you’re paying full fees for this course, you may be eligible for a 10% discount.

Find out how

Fees

Scholarships

CAREERS

This course equips you for a career in:

  • medical research
  • further studies to PhD
  • research assistant.

VU Stories

Charlett Giuliani working on cancer research
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Doctor of Philosophy
"My success is a direct result of the opportunity I was given to study at VU. I'd definitely recommend VU as it offers everyone a chance in a supportive and friendly environment."
Charlett's story
Vanesa Stojanovska
Vanesa's successful career in medical research
Bachelor of Science (Honours) (Biomedical Science)
"Before graduating, I had already obtained full-time employment at the Hudson Institute of Medical Research and was awarded the University Medal for Academic Excellence in Research Training."
Before graduating, I had already obtained full-time employment at the Hudson Institute of Medical Research and was awarded the University Medal for Academic Excellence in Research Training.
How Rhian went from adversity to Harvard University
Bachelor of Science (Honours) (Biomedical Science), Doctor of Philosophy
"VU offered me a chance to succeed. I’m testament to the philosophy that Year 12 scores do not define your talent – when a student finds their niche and interest they can excel."
VU offered me a chance to succeed. I’m testament to the philosophy that Year 12 scores do not define your talent – when a student finds their niche and interest they can excel.
Sharlyne Sekran.
From VU student to medical doctor
Bachelor of Biomedical Science
"The teachers at VU were fantastic and because the class sizes were very small, they knew you by name."
The teachers at VU were fantastic and because the class sizes were very small, they knew you by name.