Selected major: Biochemistry
Study the molecules of life and the fundamental nature of matter in terms of molecules, reactions and properties. Examine how biochemical knowledge can be applied to a range of industries and medical investigations, focusing on skills such as culturing microorganisms and investigating complex molecules such as enzymes and DNA.
Students who select Biochemistry as a major may not select Biotechnology as a second major.
The Bachelor of Science provides students with a broad science overview with the ability to specialise in a field of their choice through a range of science majors.
The course aims to equip you with the skills, knowledge and key theoretical insights required to work in a range of professional scientific environments. A distinctive feature of the course is the practical application of knowledge through project-based units of study.
Drawing on the expertise of leading teachers, researchers and a variety of industry experts, the course allows you to tailor your degree and develop a unique range of interdisciplinary skills. The topics covered seek to blend a range of key scientific skills and knowledge required by current and projected industry needs.
All our bachelor degrees include a guaranteed Work Integrated Learning opportunity, which could be a placement, internship or industry-linked project. In this degree, you'll apply your learning in three projects (one per year) in professionally focused, industry-linked projects.
Swinburne also offers an honours (fourth) year for this degree.
Every international student application is considered for a scholarship
Whether you’re living in Australia or overseas, you’re automatically considered for a scholarship of up to 30% off your course fees. Please check our updated entry requirements.
Heads-up! If you would like to study our new Space Technology co-major as part of your studies, it's easy to find!
Just choose your major and scroll down the page until you see the heading ‘Other studies’. Click on 'co-major' and choose ‘Space Technology’. All that’s left to do is explore the units, apply and enrol!
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- Semester 1 - 27 February 2023
- Semester 2 - 31 July 2023
- 3400234371 (CSP)
- 3400234373 (IFP)
A$38160 (annual for 2023)*
The indicative course fees shown in Course Search 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. All fees are subject to annual review and may be adjusted.
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.
As someone who comes from a small country town, the welcoming environment and smaller class sizes of the Swinburne STEM program had a profoundly positive impact on my overall learning experience. Swinburne gave me the chance to experience a number of different real-world applications of mathematics and lead me into the field I am in today.
Bachelor of Science (Applied Mathematics) (Alumnus)
I knew that I wanted to study physics, but I was never sure of the exact direction. Swinburne allowed me to dive deep into astrophysics right from the start and get hands-on experience.
Bachelor of Science (Physics) (Alumna)
World-ranked for science
SWINBURNE RANKED IN THE WORLD'S TOP 200
Swinburne has been ranked in the top 200 institutions in the world for physical science by the 2022 Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings and in the top 200 institutions in the world for physics and astronomy 2022 Academic Ranking of World Universities.
This ranking positions Swinburne in the top 6 universities in Australia, and the top three universities in Victoria.
At Swinburne scholarships are about providing opportunity, promoting equity and recognising excellence and achievement. Scholarships are available for both commencing and current students.