Breadth Requirements for the Bachelor of Biomedicine

  1. Bachelor of Biomedicine students complete a breadth component of 50 points (four subjects), with another 25 points (two subjects) of free (that is, breadth or core) subjects.
  2. At least 12.5 points of breadth must be taken at Level 2 or 3 (and no more than 37.5 points at Level 1).
  3. You are encouraged to take at least one 37.5 point (three subject) breadth track. (Learn more about Breadth Tracks)

Subjects that may contribute to a student's Bachelor of Biomedicine breadth component will be subjects that contrast with science, technology and Engineering Systems, or integrate these studies with humanities and social sciences so that the subject encompasses a much broader arena of knowledge and skills (e.g. University Breadth Subjects).

Breadth Subjects Available for Bachelor of Biomedicine Students

  • University Breadth Subjects.
  • Non Core subjects available as breadth study (such as undergraduate subjects in Law or Education).
  • English as a Second Language subjects.
  • Subjects offered in the Bachelor of Arts, with the exception of some Psychology subjects and those Geography subjects that are offered in the core of the BSc. Six Psychology subjects have been specifically designated as breadth for BBiomed - Personality & Social Psychology, Advanced Personality & Social Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Personal & Social Development, Applied Psychology, and Social-Cultural Dynamics.
  • Subjects offered in the Bachelor of Environments, with the exception of subjects contributing to the Science and Engineering Systems majors, and their prerequisite subjects.
  • Subjects in the Bachelor of Music available as breadth subjects.
  • Subjects in the Bachelor of Commerce, with the exception of Quantitative Methods and Financial Mathematics subjects.
  • Some subjects designed specifically as breadth for Bachelor of Science students that contrast with all core offerings in the Bachelor of Science, in categories such as Communication in the Sciences.
  • The suite of subjects offered by the Department of Information Systems focusing on implementing ICT in organisations.

You are encouraged to take at least one of the three-subject breadth tracks available to Bachelor of Biomedicine students. (Learn more about Breadth Tracks)

Subjects in the following areas cannot contribute to the breadth component of the Bachelor of Biomedicine:

  • Subjects in any area of study that contribute to the core of the Bachelor of Biomedicine or Bachelor of Science and their major studies, including the natural sciences, behavioural sciences, mathematics, statistics, technology and Engineering Systems, whether an individual subject is offered in the core or not.
  • Psychology, Commerce, Environments and Engineering Systems subject exclusions set out above.