Monash University

Undergraduate - Course

Students who commenced study in 2015 should refer to this course entry for direction on the requirements; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course.

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This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2015 and should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Business and Economics.

If you are seeking to commence your studies in 2016, please visit our new Find A Course for 2016.

Course code4417
Managing facultyBusiness and Economics
Partner facultyMedicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Abbreviated titleBBiomedSc/BCom
CRICOS code071887A
Total credit points required192
Standard duration of study (years)4 years FT, 8 years PT

Students have a maximum of 10 years to complete this course.

Study mode and locationOn-campus (Clayton)
Admission, fee and application details
Contact details


Course coordinator

Dr Ross Booth


  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.


This double degree provides a professional education in the disciplines of biomedical science and a range of commerce disciplines, with a strong emphasis on developing analytical skills.


Refer to the outcomes for the single degrees 2230 Bachelor of Biomedical Science and 0179 Bachelor of Commerce.

Professional recognition

Refer to the Faculty of Business and Economics Professional recognition of coursesProfessional recognition of courses ( page in this Handbook.


This course consists of:

  • a set of core units which provide an introduction to the key areas of business
  • a commerce major from the Faculty of Business and Economics
  • core and elective units in biomedical science.


Students must complete 32 units.

Biomedical science component

(b.) 16 units (96 points) from the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences as follows:

First year

Second year

Third year

  • BMS2011 Structure of the human body: An evolutionary and functional perspective
  • BMS2031 Body systems
  • BMS2052 Microbes in health and disease
  • BMS2062 Introduction to bioinformatics

Fourth year

  • BMS3021 Molecular medicine and biotechnology
  • BMS3042 Biomedical basis of disease 2
  • two third-year elective units from the area of biomedical science*

Elective units can be identified using the browse units toolbrowse units tool ( in the current edition of the handbook or [http;// index of units by code]. The level of the unit is indicated by the first number in the unit code; undergraduate units are those that commence with the numbers 1-3.

* Generally these are units with the prefixes ANT, BCH, BME, BMS, BND, BNS, CEL, DEV, GEN, HUP, IMM, MIC, PHA and PHY.

Commerce component

For all information and requirements for the commerce component in this double degree, refer to 0179 Bachelor of Commerce.


Bachelor of Biomedical Science
Bachelor of Commerce