Plan your First Year Subjects

The first year of the Bachelor of Biomedicine consists of one pathway (6 subjects) and 2 Breadth Subjects.

How do I choose my pathway?

Your first year pathway choice is based on which major (or majors) you are considering taking in your third year. The pathway you choose will ensure you have the right first year pre-requisite subjects to progress onto your chosen major. Bioengineering is the only major that has different subjects required at first year, hence why it has its own pathway.

Note: Choosing the Bioengineering pathway does not lock you into this major. However you will not be able to complete the required pre-requisite sequence for Bioengineering within you course unless you choose the 1st year pathway to begin with.

Yes - Bioengineering

No - Standard Pathway

What is Bioengineering?

Biomedical engineering is an exciting fusion of engineering, science and medicine. You will focus on human systems, the design and operation of devices and processes, and the application of engineering skills to new medical treatments, instruments and machines.

Breadth Subjects

Students  will generally take 2 breadth subjects in their first year, one in Semester 1 and the other in Semester 2. The Biomedicine Breadth page will provide you more information regarding what breadth is, and how to choose what breadth subjects you take.

Bachelor of Biomedicine Handbook page


What do points/credit points mean?
All subjects are given a point value. A standard subject is 12.5 points. A full year load is 100 points, making up 300 points across three years of full time study in the Bachelor of Biomedicine. Generally students take 8 standard subjects or 100 points each year. (Exception is the two second year core subjects which are 25 points each).

How much do I need to enrol into now? You only need to enrol into subjects one calendar year at a time.

When do I choose my Major?
You do not need to formally choose your major until you are re-enrolling into your third year. The only consideration you need to make when enroling into your first year is whether you may like to take Bioengineering. If this is you then you should enrol into the Bioengineering pathway. If not, then the standard pathway will meet the first year pre-requisite requirements for all other majors.