University of Technology Sydney

C10163v5 Bachelor of Medical Science Bachelor of Business

Award(s): Bachelor of Medical Science (BMedSc)
Bachelor of Business (BBus)

UAC code: 609175 (Autumn session)
CRICOS code: 040712C
Commonwealth supported place?: Yes
Load credit points: 192
Course EFTSL: 4
Location: City campus


For international students, mid-year (July/August) intake may be considered on a case-by-case basis by the faculty.

Career options
Course intended learning outcomes
Admission requirements
Assumed knowledge
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Course program
Transfer between UTS courses
Professional recognition
Other information


The Bachelor of Medical Science Bachelor of Business is designed to produce graduates who are prepared for scientific practice or business and management in health and medical businesses or institutions.

The aim of this combined degree is to produce graduates with professional qualifications in both medical science and business, to enable them to practise in both areas. Graduates who can cross the divide between medical science and business are highly sought after by employers because they not only have scientific and business skills, but also have transferable skills such as analytical, critical thinking and communication skills.

Career options

Graduates are able to tap into both industries and job markets. Examples include hospital scientist, lab and medical pathologist, medical or imaging technician, medical or science writer, marketer, analyst, and economist. Potential employers include IT companies, business consultancy firms, financial institutions, market research firms, risk management organisations, government, and regulatory agencies.

Course intended learning outcomes

1.0 An understanding of the nature, practice and application of the chosen science discipline.
1.1 Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of how the body works at the cellular and organ system level.
1.2 Understand how disease can arise and disrupt normal physiological function.
1.3 Gain specialist knowledge and skills in the laboratory diagnosis of disease.
1.4 Conduct research on the causes of disease, or the prevention and treatment of disease.
1.5 Understand experimental design and data analysis techniques using environmental models.
1.6 Develop knowledge in specialist strands such as diagnostic pathology, biochemistry, haematology, microbiology and parasitology, transfusion science and blood banking, anatomical pathology, immunology and molecular biology.
1.7 Develop hands-on laboratory skills using modern equipment and IT facilities.
2.0 Encompasses problem solving, critical thinking and analysis attributes and an understanding of the scientific method knowledge acquisition.
2.1 Gather data and evidence to support or refute an idea or contention.
2.2 Conduct environmental study using sampling and statistical methods, and statistically analyse data.
2.3 Demonstrate analytical thinking when planning experiments and testing hypotheses.
2.4 Identify, scope and investigate problems and make logical deductions from the evidence.
2.5 Foster curiosity and inquisitiveness for experimentation by solving problems and case scenarios.
2.6 Become adept at data collection, and literature and database searches.
2.7 Work on a tailored project under supervision to hone and practise inquiry and analysis skills.
2.8 Work independently or as part of multi-disciplinary teams.
3.0 The ability to acquire, develop, employ and integrate a range of technical, practical and professional skills, in appropriate and ethical ways within a professional context, autonomously and collaboratively and across a range of disciplinary and professional areas, e.g. time management skills, personal organisation skills, teamwork skills, computing skills, laboratory skills, data handling, quantitative and graphical literacy skills.
3.1 Operate with knowledge, rigour and objectivity in an ethical, cooperative and honest fashion to creatively and methodically address biomedical questions.
3.2 Build networks through interacting with external experts in the mid and later parts of the course and identify career opportunities.
3.3 Work in laboratories and other external organisations by doing work experience or research placements.
3.4 Develop the ability to perform the duties of one's profession to an acceptable quality, including the development of up-to-date technical skills.
4.0 The capacity to engage in reflection and learning beyond formal educational contexts that is based on the ability to make effective judgments about one's own work. The capacity to learn in and from new disciplines to enhance the application of scientific knowledge and skills in professional contexts.
4.1 Become a lifelong learner and acquire the tools and aptitudes that allow you to adapt to change.
4.2 Interrogate a variety of different databases and information sources.
5.0 An awareness of the role of science within a global culture and willingness to contribute actively to the shaping of community views on complex issues where the methods and findings of science are relevant.
5.1 Develop professional skills for laboratory diagnosis, public health, education, medicine, etc.
5.2 Participate in community dialogues on health and scientific issues.
6.0 An understanding of the different forms of communication - writing, reading, speaking, listening - including visual and graphical, within science and beyond and the ability to apply these appropriately and effectively for different audiences.
6.1 Write and speak knowledgeably on biomedical science in both lay and professional settings.
6.2 Develop confidence and skills in communicating biomedical science, to a variety of audiences, including graphical literacy and report writing.
6.3 Develop skills in oral presentations and active listening.
6.4 Participate in debates and workshops to build confidence and self-assuredness.
7.0 An ability to think and work creatively, including the capacity for self-starting, and the ability to apply science skills to unfamiliar applications.
7.1 Identify opportunities in the rapidly-evolving biomedical sciences sector.
7.2 Show initiative and creativity, both theoretical and practical, in designing experiments or lab protocols.
7.3 Volunteer for opportunities to do work experience or research mini-projects.
7.4 Demonstrate creative and lateral thinking.
BUS.1.1 Critically analyse relevant concepts to understand practice in business and related professions in a global workplace
BUS.1.2 Demonstrate inter-relationships between differing business and related disciplines
BUS.2.1 Locate and critically evaluate relevant data and literature to address business problems through a research approach
BUS.2.2 Apply critical and creative thinking to address issues in business
BUS.3.1 Convey information clearly and fluently in high quality written form appropriate for their audience
BUS.3.2 Use oral communication appropriately to convey information clearly and fluently
BUS.3.3 Demonstrate and critically reflect on how individuals work in teams in an inclusive manner
BUS.4.1 Critically analyse business decisions in terms of ethical practice and social responsibility
BUS.4.2 Critically analyse sustainability principles for various stakeholders in relation to business contexts
BUS.5.1 Apply technical and professional skills necessary to operate effectively in business and related professions


BUS = Business course intended learning outcomes (CILOs)

Admission requirements

Applicants must have completed an Australian Year 12 qualification, Australian Qualifications Framework Diploma, or equivalent Australian or overseas qualification at the required level.

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.

Assumed knowledge

Mathematics; any two units of English; and any two units of Science.

Course duration and attendance

The course is offered over four years full time. Students may also complete the course part-time over eight years. Part-time students may need to attend science classes for at least one half-day a week, in addition to evening classes.

Course structure

Students are required to complete 192 credit points of study, comprising 96 credit points of medical science subjects and 96 credit points of business subjects. Refer to the Bachelor of Business (C10026) entry for the major areas of study.

Graduation from the medical science component of the combined degree is not possible prior to completion of all components of the combined degree. Students wishing to graduate with a Bachelor of Medical Science prior to completion of the business component of the combined degree must apply for transfer to the Bachelor of Medical Science (C10184) single degree program where they must complete all requirements for the stand-alone single degree version.

Similarly, if a student wishes to graduate from the business component of the combined degree prior to completion of the science component they must apply for transfer to the Bachelor of Business (C10026) single degree program where they must complete all requirements for the stand-alone single degree version.

Course completion requirements

CBK90169 Major choice (Business) 48cp
STM90273 Core subjects (Business) 48cp
STM91440 Core subjects (Medical Science) 96cp
Total 192cp

Course program

The program shown is for a full-time student with a Human Resource Management major.

Year 1
Autumn session
22107 Accounting for Business Decisions A   6cp
26100 Integrating Business Perspectives   6cp
91161 Cell Biology and Genetics   6cp
65111 Chemistry 1   6cp
Spring session
21129 Managing People and Organisations   6cp
24108 Marketing Foundations   6cp
91400 Human Anatomy and Physiology   6cp
65212 Chemistry 2   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
23115 Economics for Business   6cp
26134 Business Statistics   6cp
91703 Physiological Systems   6cp
91314 General Microbiology   6cp
Spring session
25300 Fundamentals of Business Finance   6cp
68041 Physical Aspects of Nature   6cp
22207 Accounting for Business Decisions B   6cp
91239 Human Pathophysiology   6cp
Year 3
Autumn session
21555 Introduction to Human Resource Management   6cp
21510 Introduction to Strategy   6cp
91707 Pharmacology 1   6cp
91320 Metabolic Biochemistry   6cp
Spring session
21440 Management Skills   6cp
91705 Medical Devices and Diagnostics   6cp
21036 Managing Strategic Performance   6cp
91175 Evidence-based Medical Science   6cp
Year 4
Autumn session
21512 Understanding Organisations: Theory and Practice   6cp
21037 Managing Employee Relations   6cp
91706 Neuroscience   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
91335 Molecular Biology 2 6cp  
91338 Clinical Bacteriology 6cp  
91344 Medical and Diagnostic Biochemistry 6cp  
91358 Haematology 2 6cp  
91359 Immunology 2 6cp  
91403 Medical Imaging 6cp  
Spring session
21407 Strategic Human Resource Management   6cp
21505 Human Resource Management (Capstone)   6cp
91176 Case Studies in Medical Science   6cp
91709 Pharmacology 2   6cp


Honours is available as an additional year of study to meritorious students.

Transfer between UTS courses

There is provision for students already enrolled in a Bachelor of Medical Science or a Bachelor of Business degree to transfer to this combined degree program, provided they meet the entry requirements for the combined degree.

Students wishing to transfer from the combined degree program to the Bachelor of Business (C10026) single degree program, and whose ATAR is less than the current entry rank for the Bachelor of Business, are required to apply for admission through the Universities Admissions Centre in the non-current school leaver category.

Professional recognition

Depending on disciplines chosen, students may be eligible for entry to the relevant professional associations.

Other information

Further information is available from:

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