Biomedical science


Study biomedical science and learn about biology, disease manifestation and detection. Get practical experience and hands-on skills in a range of real-life settings.

Explore your study options

Gain professional experience, develop your networks and earn credit towards your degree through our work placement and work-integrated learning programs. You’ll develop real-world knowledge and graduate with a head start in your career.


Undergraduate (your first degree)

An undergraduate degree is generally completed between two to four years, depending on the pattern of study and any recognition of prior learning you may have. Associate degrees, bachelor and bachelor with honours are all undergraduate degrees.


Postgraduate (further study)

A postgraduate qualification can be undertaken by students who have already completed an undergraduate degree or possess significant, demonstrable work experience. Postgraduate courses include graduate certificates, graduate diplomas, masters and PhDs, as well as specialist programs for industry professionals.


Higher Degrees by Research (supervised research)

Research degrees are research based master’s or PhD programs that focus on a single area of expertise. They provide students the opportunity to carry out highly specialised research under expert supervision.

Choose a biomedical science degree that will make you work ready

Does the future of medical science excite you? Enhance your learning through practical, authentic experiences and graduate with everything you need to become a sought-after professional.

Valuable industry experience

Apply your skills while you learn in the real world by undertaking 80 hours of work placement within industry or a relevant company. You’ll have the option to complete your placement locally or internationally.

Inspiring facilities

We offer advanced equipment for scientists and dedicated spaces such as biomedical, aquaculture and Geographic Information Systems(GIS) labs. You will learn in modern facilities equipped with the same state-of-the-art technologies professionals use.

Top professional roles in biomedical science

Looking to make a real difference in the world with a career in a high-demand field? Medical laboratory scientist roles are projected to grow by 23.7% by 2033. Life scientist roles are expected to see a 19.4% increase.*

Graduate with the skills and experience to play an important role in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases. As a biomedical science graduate, you will have a variety of career pathways, including:

  • genetic engineering
  • laboratory technology
  • medical research
  • pharmaceutical industry
  • pharmaceutical and medical sales
  • honours or postgraduate studies in more specialised areas of medicine.

Study with the best

Deakin is ranked in the top 250 universities globally for life sciences.^ This rating highlights Deakin’s world-class facilities, academic reputation, employer reputation and research impact.

I am fascinated by the sciences behind life and how the human body works and how different diseases can affect it.

Letitia Roberts

Bachelor of Biomedical Science

World-class teaching experiences

Our global learning opportunities, industry connections and cutting-edge research will equip you with the specialised skills you need to succeed in your future career.

Start here, go anywhere

Along with local industry placements, you will have opportunities to participate in our study abroad and international study tour programs. Gain unique skill sets and a global perspective that sets you apart.

Industry connections

Attend our annual careers evening for current students every April, held at our Melbourne Burwood, Geelong Waurn Ponds and Warrnambool campuses. Raise your profile and network with student-led societies and guest industry speakers.

Inspiring research

Our teaching and research staff are experts with broad international links and experience. Much of our biomedical science research is conducted in partnership with government, industry and leading international scientists.

Science and biomedical science at Deakin

Science and biomedical science at Deakin

Hear from two students as they reveal their passion for science and biomedical Science, the diverse study opportunities and the benefits of the hands-on, practical approach at Deakin.

Life and environmental science facilities

Life and environmental science facilities

Explore Deakin's science facilities at our Melbourne Burwood Campus, featuring modern labs and equipment and the ability to conduct practical work in the natural reserve and creek right by campus.


*Jobs and Skills Australia, 2023, Employment Projections to 2033

^Times Higher Education: World University Rankings by Subject 2024

Deakin references data from a range of government, higher education and reputable media sources. For more information, visit our list of sources.

Contact us

Got a question about our biomedical science courses? Our course advisers are available to speak to you about your study options and how we can help you further your career.

Domestic students
1800 693 888
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International students
+61 3 9918 9188
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