University of Technology Sydney

C09078v1 Bachelor of Biomedical Physics (Honours)

Award(s): Bachelor of Biomedical Physics (Honours) (BBiomedPhys(Hons))
CRICOS code: 084272C
Commonwealth supported place?: Yes
Load credit points: 48
Course EFTSL: 1
Location: City campus

Career options
Course intended learning outcomes
Admission requirements
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Other information


The Bachelor of Biomedical Physics (Honours) provides students with the unique opportunity to undertake research, and gain in-depth knowledge and training in the area of biomedical physics.

Honours students have access to staff who are leading researchers and experts in their fields. 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 master's and doctorate level, and enhances graduates' career and study options.

Career options

Career options include positions in radiation oncology, medical imaging, radiation safety and the medical instrumentation industry.

Course intended learning outcomes

1.1 Apply: Develop advanced theoretical knowledge in core biomedicine, physics and nanotechnology areas and advanced technical knowledge in related specialist areas.
1.2 Analyse: Integrate knowledge of physics with relevant discipline areas including biological and human physiological functions, advanced mathematical techniques, chemical principles and techniques and specialist technical areas.
1.3 Synthesise: Demonstrate the capacity to apply specialist knowledge and skills in the laboratory diagnosis of disease and techniques required to solve physics problems as applied to a biological system within a research context.
2.1 Apply: Identify, scope and investigate problems and make complex logical deductions from a range of complex evidence and sources.
2.2 Analyse: Investigate, gather, and critically evaluate data and academic sources.
2.3 Synthesise: Design experiments and analyse and transmit solutions to complex real-world problems by autonomously identifying the underlying physics and biology applicable to the research question.
3.1 Apply: Exhibit high level competence in using scientific tools to display, process and analyse data.
3.2 Analyse: Develop and test models to predict analytically and numerically the behaviour of a physical/biological system and understand the beneficial and deleterious consequences of scientific work.
3.3 Synthesise: Design, construct and implement an ethical experiment to probe a complex physical/biological system.
4.1 Apply: Autonomously review, consolidate and synthesise knowledge to design, construct and implement an experimental setup to probe a physical/biological system.
4.2 Analyse: Demonstrate creative thinking within a structured discipline by extending the principles of biomedical physics to a broader context using individual and independent learning strategies enabled by peer review and self-reflection.
4.3 Synthesise: Use creative technical skills and computer models to analytically and numerically predict the behaviour of complex physical and biological systems, specifying underlying assumptions within your research design.
5.1 Apply: Illustrate scientific principles and data based on accurate scientific record keeping, using graphic and tabular means.
5.2 Analyse: Prepare an analytical thesis on a biomedical physics investigation, with appropriate acknowledgement of sources, demonstrating appropriate graphical literacy and scientifically rigorous interpretation of experimental results.
5.3 Synthesise: Prepare and deliver an appropriate professional presentation to different audiences using a variety of media demonstrating a complex understanding of theoretical concepts and experimental outcomes.
6.1 Apply: Demonstrate an appreciation of ethical and respectful practices when interacting with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.
6.2 Analyse: Develop an awareness of how knowledge of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture may be relevant to physical science.
6.3 Synthesise: Integrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander awareness appropriately into professional practice.

Admission requirements

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

The honours program is 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 with a writing score of 50; or C1A/C2P: 176-184 with a writing score of 169.

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

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

Course structure

Students must complete 48 credit points comprising a year-long research project.

Total 48cp

Other information

Further information is available from:

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

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