With a biomedical degree, you’ll learn to analyse and interpret complex data, then use it to make a positive difference to people’s lives.

Explore biology, medicine, disease, chemistry and physiology (all touchpoints of biomedical science degrees) and apply your fundamental understanding of human anatomy, microbiology, biochemistry and physiology to real-world situations.

At Swinburne, studying biomedical science isn’t just about theory. You’ll  have access to research labs and the latest instruments in healthcare technology to give you the experience you’ll need to change lives. 

In fact, we’re the only university in Australia with MRI and MEG labs on campus, so by the time you graduate, you’ll be confident in using the latest technology available.

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Study Biomedical Science at Swinburne

Study Biomedical Science at Swinburne

Hear from Tara and Don who have taken a year out from studying biomedical science to complete paid professional placements as cardiac technologists at Monash Heart. From conducting exercise tests to putting heart monitors on newborn twins, they’re both learning skills they can use in the workforce after graduation.

Our MEG and MRI machines

Researchers using Swinburne's state-of-the-art magnetoencephalography and magnetic resonance imaging equipment.

  • A man in a Magnetoencephalography lab.
    Magnetoencephalography (MEG) lab
  • A man prepares a woman for a medical test in a Magnetoencephalography lab
    A woman being prepared for a scan
  • Magnetoencephalography (MEG) machine
    A woman having a Magnetoencephalography scan
  • A woman having a Magnetoencephalography scan
    A man conducting a Magnetoencephalography scan

The Swinburne Advantage

An undergraduate degree must be about more than just knowledge – it’s also job readiness, professional experience and access to further opportunities. 

We partner with leading Australian and global organisations to offer students authentic workplace experiences. Our degrees can include placements, internships, industry-linked projects, study tours and more. This is your chance to work on real-life projects, solve day-to-day challenges in your field and gain the professional skills that put knowledge into practice. You’ll build invaluable skills and confidence, knowing you have what it takes to land a job by graduation or even before. 

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    Kicking goals in cardiology

    Meet biomedical science graduate, Julie.

    During her time at Swinburne, Julie completed a professional work placement at Royal Melbourne Hospital and was an In2Science mentor. Now, she's landed her dream role as a cardiac physiologist!


    Access Swinburne's neuroimaging facility

    Situated in the Advanced Technologies Centre, Swinburne researchers have access to magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and magnetoencephalography (MEG) machines among other state-of-the-art neuroimaging equipment and capabilities.

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