Overview

The Bachelor of Health Science / Bachelor of Business double degree aims to develop a set of complementary and cross-disciplinary skills and knowledge in health and business.

You'll explore Australian and international health challenges and examine the physical, psychological and social aspects of health in a variety of settings.

You'll also gain core skills and knowledge in business, management and operations to prepare for work in modern organisations.

Your industry experience

Work Integrated Learning is a guaranteed part of all our bachelor degrees and can include placements, internships or industry-linked projects. In this double degree, in the Health Sciences Project (HEA30001), and Industry Consulting Project (BUS30009), you’ll have the opportunity to apply your learning and work collaboratively in multi-disciplinary teams on an industry-linked project.

Skills you’ll learn

  • Health science communication
  • Health science research skills
  • Professional and ethical behaviours
  • Problem solving
  • Time management
  • Ethical conduct

Your career opportunities

  • Medical researcher
  • Health policy developer
  • Healthcare consultant
  • Human resource advisor
  • Marketing specialist
  • Project officer

Key codes

CRICOS course code
093361E
VTAC Code (IFP)
3400211032
VTAC Code (CSP)
3400211029
International student visa

International students in Australia who hold student visas are required to study full-time and on campus. Courses that are taught entirely online are only available to international students studying outside Australia or those in Australia who are not on a student visa. Online courses are not available to international students in Australia who hold a student visa.

Professional accreditations

Why Swinburne?

Ranked Top 500 in Public Health

ARWU Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2022

The only uni in Australia to have both MRI and MEG at a single site

Top 5% of the world’s higher education business schools

Top 300 for Business and Economics

Times Higher Education World University Ranking by Subject 2023
Bachelor of Health Science

Study Health Science at Swinburne

At Swinburne you'll have access to cutting-edge technology, virtual reality and digital dissection tables. Combining this with real-world experience, you'll leave more than a graduate, you'll leave a workforce ready practitioner.

Qualifications

One of the following:

  • successful completion of the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or its equivalent, such as an interstate or international Year 12 qualification
  • completion or partial completion of an approved tertiary qualification (including certificates IV (completed), diplomas, advanced diplomas, associate degrees and degrees).
  • Applicants without a formal qualification may be considered for entry upon completion of the STAT test.

ATAR Guaranteed Entry Score

60

2023 lowest rank to receive an offer [before adjustment pts.]

56

You’ll be guaranteed a place in this course if you meet or exceed the ATAR Guaranteed Entry Score, provided you meet the course prerequisites.

If your ATAR is below the guaranteed entry score, you can still be offered a place as your ATAR may be adjusted based on subject bonuses, equity schemes or other factors. Use the above ATAR as a guide on your eligibility, and see the course handbook page for more information on entry requirements. 

Successful completion of Australian Year 12, or equivalent overseas qualification.

Course prerequisites

  • VCE Units 3 and 4: a minimum study score of 25 in any English (except EAL) or 30 in English as Alternate Language (EAL) or equivalent
  • VCE Units 3 and 4: a minimum study score of 25 in any English (except EAL) or 30 in English as Alternate Language (EAL) or equivalent
Admission requirements

Meeting the minimum entry requirements for the course does not guarantee an offer of a place. See admission requirements for general information about the admission process.

English language requirements

Satisfactory completion of one of the following:

Need to undertake an English assessment for entry?

A prerequisite for many courses, the Pearson Test of English (PTE Academic) can now be done at our Hawthorn campus.

Admission requirements

Meeting the minimum entry requirements for the course does not guarantee an offer of a place. See admission requirements for general information about the admission process.

Credit transfer

Credit is granted in recognition of previous study and/or experience and allows students to gain advanced standing towards their course. Applicants are assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Recognition of prior learning

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) allows students to gain credit (advanced standing) towards their course in recognition of skills and knowledge gained through work experience, life experience and/or formal training. Applicants are assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Apply for a pathway course

Pathways allow students to progress from one qualification to another where the first course is recognised as an entry requirement and/or provides credit (advanced standing) to the second.

Note: This information should be used as a guide for those who have completed a course and are seeking credit into another course. For those yet to commence their course, during the time taken to complete, this information may change. Credit available may vary depending on the major selected within any given degree. Progression to professional degrees may be subject to additional criteria or academic performance.

Add your major

Add your major for a more personalised experience.

How credit points work

Successful completion of the Bachelor of Health Science/ Bachelor of Business requires students to complete units of study to the value of 400-500 credit points. All units of study are valued at 12.5 credit points unless otherwise stated.

16
Core units
+
16
Major units
=
4-year bachelor degree

What your course could look like

These are some examples of the units currently in this course. Your sequence may vary depending on unit availability, prerequisite requirements and the semester in which you commenced your course.

Units of study Unit code
Core units
Anatomy and Physiology
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
BIO10004
Introduction to Health Sciences
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
HEA10001
Digital Health Foundations
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
HEA10004
Brain and Behaviour
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
PSY10007
Foundations of Statistics
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
STA10003
Health and Disease Across the Life Course
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
BIO20004
Research Methods for Health Sciences
Core unit, 12.5 credit points, Non-psychology majors only
HEA20007
Introduction to Research Methods
Core unit, 12.5 credit points, Psychology majors only
PSY10005
Psychology Project 
Core unit, 12.5 credit points, Psychology majors only
PSY30003
Units of study Unit code
Core units
Financial Information for Decision Making
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
ACC10007
Economics for Business Decision Making
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
ECO10005
Contemporary Management Principles
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
MGT10009
Marketing and the Consumer Experience
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
MKT10009
Business Digitalisation
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
INF10024
Business Consulting Project
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
BUS30032
Creative Mindset and Entrepreneurship
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
BUS10015
Business Practice Core Option*
Core unit, 12.5 credit points

*Upon enrolment you will choose your Business Practice electives; these include Sustainable Business Practice, Future Work Skills, internships, and study tours.

Want to see the full range of electives?

Learn about all the electives you can take in the course handbook.

2024 fees

Yearly fee* ($AUD)

$12,635

Total fee* ($AUD)

$50,540

2024 fees

Yearly fee* ($AUD)

$39,940.00

Fees are estimates only

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. These fees apply to 2024 unit enrolments for HE Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) and Undergraduate Full Fee Paying (FFP) only and may change for units studied in future years. If part-time study is permitted, annual fees will be proportionally lower based on the number of units taken per semester.

Fees are estimates only

The indicative course fees shown apply to international students for the relevant year only. They are based on a standard study load per year. However, please note that fees are assessed according to a student's study load in each semester, and variation to study load will result in an adjustment to tuition fees. International tuition fees are generally inclusive of Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF). All fees are subject to annual review and may be adjusted.

How do I pay my fees?

HECS-HELP is a loan and discount scheme available to you if you are eligible and enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place. A HECS-HELP loan can cover all or part of your contribution amount. You can also choose to pay your fees up front. 

International students need to pay tuition fees up-front by the relevant due date. You can find the due dates on your Statement of Account.

To pay your fees:

  • log in to My Financials
  • check your Australian bank account details are correct 
  • check your Statement of Account to see how much you owe 
  • pay using your preferred payment method.

Eligibility for HECS-HELP

You are eligible for a HECS-HELP loan if you have been offered a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) for an undergraduate degree at Swinburne or a UniLink course, and you:

  • are an Australian citizen and doing at least one unit of your course in Australia; or
  • hold a permanent humanitarian visa and will be living in Australia for the duration of your course; or
  • hold a New Zealand Special Category visa and meet the special eligibility requirements for New Zealand citizens.

Student services and amenities fee

This funding serves to improve the student experience at Swinburne. You may use many or just some of the services and amenities that the fee provides.

The fee shown in the capped amount for 2024.

This funding serves to improve the student experience at Swinburne. You may use many or just some of the services and amenities that the fee provides.

This amenities fee is included within your annual tuition fee listed above. The fee shown in the capped amount for 2024.

Please refer to the Student Services Amenities Fee page for more information.

SSAF fee* ($AUD)

$351.00

SSAF fee* ($AUD)

$351.00

Scholarships

Scholarship applications for 2023 are open. Scholarships at Swinburne are about providing opportunity, promoting equity and recognising excellence and achievement. We want you to reach your potential and achieve your life and career goals. 

Our handy guide will assist you to gather documents for your application.

When you apply for a Swinburne course, we automatically consider you for an international scholarship of up to 20 per cent off your course fees – no separate application required! Just apply for your Swinburne course of choice and when we review your course application, we will also assess you for an international scholarship.

Professional placement fees

Students who participate in a six- or 12-month professional placement will be subject to an increase in total course fees.

Apply through an agent

Most international students use an education agent to help them through the application process. Swinburne has agents all over the world that can help you with your application to study. Search for a Swinburne representative in your country. If your country is not listed, please contact us.

Representatives and agents
BB-HSCBUS1
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Apply directly

Ready to take on a new challenge and reach your academic goals? If you already know which course you want to study and understand the entry requirements, what are you waiting for? Apply online! Remember, you cannot apply direct if you have an active VTAC application.

Course code
BB-HSCBUS1
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Course code
BB-HSCBUS1
CRICOS code
093361E
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Apply through VTAC

International students currently studying Year 12 in Australia must apply through VTAC. VTAC is the central office that administers the application processes for places in tertiary courses, scholarships and the Special Entry Access Scheme at universities, TAFEs and independent tertiary colleges in Victoria. 

VTAC is the central office that administers the application processes for places in tertiary courses, scholarships and the Special Entry Access Scheme at universities, TAFEs and independent tertiary colleges in Victoria.

VTAC Code (CSP)
3400211029
Apply through VTAC
VTAC Code (IFP)
3400211032
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Start dates
Location
Last date to apply
Start dates
Semester 2
Location
Hawthorn
Last date to apply
24-July-2024
Start dates
29-July-2024
Start dates
Location
Start dates
Semester 2
Location
Hawthorn
Start dates
29-July-2024
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