Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Laboratory Medicine)Entry requirements
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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.
SEAS Form: This is a gender under-represented program and awards SEAS bonus points to male applicants. To be eligible you must submit a VTAC SEAS application and select category 1.
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.
Inherent requirements: non-academic abilities you'll need to complete this program
Some inherent requirements for this program include:
- reading, writing and number skills for understanding and completing laboratory reports, calculating and measuring chemicals
- vision and hearing to accurately gain information and undertake laboratory tasks
- physical skills to perform laboratory tasks
- managing your behaviour and emotions to safely and competently conduct laboratory tasks
- time-based problem-solving when working on laboratory tasks
Who are they for?
Inherent requirements apply to every applicant and may be worth considering if you are living with disability, long-term illness and/or a mental health condition.
Why do you need to know?
By understanding the types of activities you’ll participate in, and the non-academic abilities you may need in this program, you can:
- understand more about the program
- determine if you may need support during your studies
- make an informed decision about whether the program is suitable for you
What support is available?
If there are any activities outlined which may be difficult for you to undertake, please discuss this with RMIT program staff or the Equitable Learning Services (ELS).
If you are living with disability, long-term illness and/or a mental health condition, we may be able to support you by making adjustments to activities in your program so that you can participate fully in your studies.
To receive learning adjustments, you need to register with ELS.
Graduates of the RMIT Associate Degree in Applied Science who achieve a grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0 out of 4.0 are guaranteed entry with one year of credit (up to 120 credit points). Graduates with a GPA of less than 2.0 are eligible for apply for admission 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) are eligible for apply for admission and, if successful, 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)
Coming from a partner institution?
RMIT has pathway arrangements with many partner institutions around the world.
If your institution has a pathway arrangement with RMIT you may be able to receive credit and reduce the time it will take to complete your preferred RMIT program.
If you have qualifications from an institution that is not an RMIT partner, credit into your RMIT program will be assessed on a case by case basis.
When you successfully complete this program you may be eligible for entry to the Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Honours).