36 months
35960 AUD/year
8021 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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The Bachelor of Health Science (Neuroscience) from the Swinburne University of Technology leads to a wide range of rewarding jobs in the fast-growing health industry — or more specialised postgraduate study.

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This major links biology and physiology with psychophysiology and neuroimaging — and we’re the only uni in Australia that offers our research students single-site access to cutting-edge MRI and MEG technologies. You’ll learn to interpret the data generated by these machines to identify healthy brains, brain disorders and diseases of the central nervous system.

Newer topics like Developmental and Molecular Neuroscience give you a more holistic understanding of contemporary neuroscience along with Neuropsychopharmacology, which connects you with our Centre for Human Psychopharmacology.  

Many graduates have gone on to neuroscience careers in clinical neurophysiology and sleep labs or entered research (Melbourne is a world-leader) with Swinburne, The Florey Institute, Melbourne Brain Centre, Bionics Institute, Centre for Neural Engineering and CERA.

Course learning outcomes

Students who successfully complete this Bachelor of Health Science (Neuroscience) from the Swinburne University of Technology will be able to:

  • apply health sciences concepts, practices, theories and evidence across a range of health-related issues
  • retrieve, critically evaluate and communicate information about local and global health sciences issues from a variety of perspectives
  • find and integrate information from a variety of sources using a range of technologies
  • apply knowledge and skills associated with health sciences to a range of health-related activities, working independently and in teams
  • apply innovation and technology to extend the boundaries of knowledge and research in health sciences
  • demonstrate professional and ethical behaviours
  • reflect on current skills, knowledge and attitudes, and plan ongoing personal and professional development
  • promote and optimise the health and welfare of individuals and/or populations.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Neuroscience 
  • Sensation and Perception  
  • Neurophysiology  
  • Neuroimaging 
  • Developmental and Molecular Neuroscience 
  • Higher Cortical Functions  
  • Advanced Topics in Neuroscience 
  • Neuropsychopharmacology  

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


300 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS code: 077669G

Satisfactory completion of one of the following:

  • IELTS overall band of 6.0 (Academic Module) with no individual band below 6.0
  • Swinburne’s English for Academic Purposes (EAP 5 Advanced level) with overall 65%, all skills 65%
  • Or equivalent measures available at English language requirements.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    35960 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 35960 AUD per year during 36 months.
  • National

    8021 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8021 AUD per year during 36 months.

National fee is Commonwealth supported

Living costs for Melbourne

1501 - 2659 AUD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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