48 months
36480 AUD/year
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In the Biotechnology - Biomedical Science double degree at RMIT University you will gain insight into human and animal biology as you explore ways to improve health and treat disease.  

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You will graduate with majors in microbiology, cell and molecular biology and an optional major of biochemistry. 

The Biotechnology - Biomedical Science double degree at RMIT University  allow you to understand how the human body functions, and the responses of the body to various diseases, exercise, diet, internal disturbances and environmental influences.

You will learn how techniques in molecular biology and genetics are applied to problems including diagnosing genes that cause cancer, making crops and livestock less vulnerable to disease, and making food safer.

You will complete studies in cell biology, physiology, microbiology and molecular biology including proteomics. You can also choose to study anatomy, neuroscience, cardiovascular biology, industrial microbiology and applied biochemistry.


Graduates work in research, production and testing positions in government and private laboratories.

Potential employers include: 

  • government (state and Commonwealth)
  • medical research institutes (e.g. Walter and Eliza Hall Institute)
  • hospitals
  • universities
  • private industry

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Chemistry of Materials
  • Cell Structure and Function
  • Scientific Skills and Communication 
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Chemistry for Life Sciences
  • Animal Structure and Function

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months
  • Part-time
    • 96 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • July entry only for domestic students.


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS Code: 076962K  

  • You must have successfully completed an Australian Year 12 (or equivalent senior secondary school qualification) with a minimum average of 70%
  • Equivalent qualifications may also include completion of the RMIT Foundation Studies program or a recognised post secondary diploma in the relevant discipline with the required grades.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    36480 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 36480 AUD per year during 48 months.
  • Domestic students: Commonwealth supported places 

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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