Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Laboratory Medicine)Entry requirements
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.
Meeting the minimum academic requirements does not guarantee entry. Your application will still need to be assessed and accepted.
Chemistry or Biology and Maths or Physics; or
VCE Units 3 and 4 in one of Chemistry or Biology & one of Mathematics (any) or Physics, with study scores of at least 20.
This program includes a professional practice work placement and hence a 'Working with Children Check' and 'National Police Records Check' are required prior to commencing the program. You are also expected to follow professional requirements such as behaviour, dress code and attendance.
Form: Non-Year 12 applicants may submit additional information if they would like it to be considered. For semester 1 intake, this can be completed through the VTAC Personal Statement online. For semester 2 intake, this can be completed through the personal statement in the Apply Direct application.
Working With Children Check: Students must hold a valid Working With Children Check prior to undertaking the clinical components of this program.
Police Check: Students must present evidence of a successful National Police Record Check prior to undertaking the clinical components of this program.
Immunisations: Prior to commencing professional practice, you should be vaccinated for Hepatitis B.
English language requirements
- IELTS (Academic): minimum overall band of 6.5 (with no individual band below 6.0)
- TOEFL (Paper Based Test): minimum score of 580 (TWE 4.5)
- TOEFL (Internet Based Test - IBT): minimum overall score of 92 (with minimum of 20 in all sections)
- Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE (A)): minimum score of 58 (with no communication band less than 50)
- Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): minimum of 176 with no less than 169 in any component.
For detailed information on English language requirements and other proficiency tests recognised by RMIT, visit English language requirements and equivalency information.
Don't meet the English language test scores? Complete an Advanced Plus Certificate at RMIT English Worldwide.
Can I complete this program?
In order to complete this program, students are required to meet the inherent requirements.
About inherent requirements
This information is provided to inform you about:
- the types of activities which you may reasonably expect to undertake throughout your program
- the non-academic abilities you may need for these activities.
The description of inherent requirements below will help you to:
- understand more about each program
- determine if you may need support during your program
- make an informed decision about the suitability of various programs
If there are any activities outlined which may be difficult for you to undertake, please discuss this with your program coordinator, program manager or the Disability Liaison Unit.
RMIT is committed to supporting diversity and inclusion. We support students with a disability, long term illness and/or mental health condition by making reasonable adjustments to our teaching and learning, assessment, professional experience and Work Integrated Learning (WIL) placement activities to enable students to participate fully.
In order to receive adjustments, you need to register with the Disability Liaison Unit (DLU).
Graduates of the RMIT Associate Degree in Applied Science biomedical science stream who achieve a grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0 out of 4.0 are guaranteed entry with one year of credit (equivalent to 120 credit points). Graduates with a GPA of less than 2.0 may apply and if successful in gaining a place, may be eligible for credit.
Graduates of the RMIT Diploma of Laboratory Technology (Pathology Testing) or Diploma of Laboratory Technology (Biotechnology) who are successful in gaining a place may also be eligible to apply for credit of up to one year.
You are guaranteed entry to the Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Laboratory Medicine) from a range of RMIT programs. Successful completion and the grades you achieve determine the amount of credit you will receive.
If you achieve a minimum GPA of 2.0 in the Associate Degree in Applied Science Biomedical Sciences major, you will receive 2 semesters of advanced standing (equivalent to 120 credit points).
If you achieve a minimum GPA of 2.0 in either of the following programs, you will receive 2 semesters of advanced standing (equivalent to 96 credit points):
- Diploma of Laboratory Technology (Biotechnology)
- Diploma of Laboratory Technology (Pathology Testing)
When you successfully complete this program you may be eligible for entry to the Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Honours).