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C09023v3 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Biomedical Science

Award(s): Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Biomedical Science (BSc(Hons))
CRICOS code: 043284E
Commonwealth supported place?: Yes
Load credit points: 48
Course EFTSL: 1
Location: City campus

Overview
Career options
Admission requirements
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Course program
Other information

Overview

The Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Biomedical Science offers training in research and introduces advanced areas of study in biomedical science.

This course provides students with a unique opportunity to undertake original research and gain in-depth knowledge in a particular field of biomedical science. Honours students have access to staff that are leading researchers and experts in their field. Undertaking an honours course allows students to explore their research potential and develop research skills. Honours also provides a pathway for students interested in pursuing postgraduate studies at masters and PhD level, and enhances graduate's career and study options.

Career options

Graduates work within research positions in the diagnostic medical laboratories, pharmaceutical, biomedical and biotechnology industries. Graduates may pursue a career in biomedical research in hospitals or other research institutes.

Admission requirements

Applicants must have completed a UTS recognised bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline at an appropriate level.

The honours program is normally open to students who have attained at least a credit average over the final two-thirds of the undergraduate program.

The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21; or AE5: Pass; or PTE: 58-64; or CAE: 176-184.

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

International students

Visa requirement: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances.

Course duration and attendance

The course is offered on a one-year, full-time basis.

Course structure

The major component of the course is a research project that extends over the full duration of the course and normally takes the form of an experimental or analytical investigation, undertaken either in the laboratory or the field. Candidates may also be required to undertake one or more critical reviews of the scientific literature in designated areas and to attend formal classes devoted to advanced coursework. The results of the project are presented in an oral seminar and in a written thesis, both of which are formally assessed.

Course completion requirements

91103 Honours FT (Medical and Molecular Bioscience) 1 24cp
91104 Honours FT (Medical and Molecular Bioscience) 2 24cp
Total 48cp

Course program

The course commences in either Autumn or Spring session. The program shown assumes full-time attendance. Not all subjects may be available.

Autumn commencing
Year 1
Autumn session
91103 Honours FT (Medical and Molecular Bioscience) 1   24cp
Spring session
91104 Honours FT (Medical and Molecular Bioscience) 2   24cp
Spring commencing
Year 1
Spring session
91103 Honours FT (Medical and Molecular Bioscience) 1   24cp
Year 2
Autumn session
91104 Honours FT (Medical and Molecular Bioscience) 2   24cp

Other information

Further information is available from:

UTS Student Centre
telephone 1300 ask UTS (1300 275 887)
or +61 2 9514 1222
Ask UTS

Further information regarding honours, including available projects and the application process, is available from UTS: Science.