Bachelor of Biomolecular Science

Approved Abbreviation: BBiomolecSc

Western Sydney University Course Code: 3632.2

CRICOS Code: 060301A

Students should follow the course structure for the course version relevant to the year they commenced. This version applies to students whose commencement year in this course is 2010 or later.

Commencement Year 2008, 2009 - 3632.1 Bachelor of Biomolecular Science

This degree equips students with specialised knowledge and understanding of the molecular basis of human health and disease. After undertaking a common first year, students select a Key Program in Human Molecular Biology or Pharmaceutical Chemistry.

Human Molecular Biology emphasises recent discoveries in molecular and cell biology relevant to human health and disease - molecular biology and functional genomics, protein science, proteomics, human metabolism, genetics, cell signalling and molecular immunology.

Pharmaceutical Chemistry emphasises the applications of chemistry for human health – biomolecular dynamics and pharmacokinetics, coordination chemistry, drug design, development, and analysis.

A range of alternate and elective units enable students to expand their knowledge in specific disciplines or develop research skills through individual projects.

The degree prepares graduates for a wide range of employment prospects as professional scientists in analytical, diagnostic and research laboratories, in science communication, technical sales and secondary science education, and provides a suitable foundation for entry into postgraduate research and coursework programs.

Study Mode
Three years full-time.

Advanced standing

Applications for advanced standing will be assessed in accordance with current UWS policy.

The Bachelor of Biomolecular Science (Pharmaceutical Chemistry) is accredited by The Royal Australian Chemical Institute Incorporated (RACI).


Assumed knowledge required: HSC level Chemistry and Mathematics studies are assumed.

Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent resident visas must be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).

Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local and International applicants who are applying through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying directly to the University should also use the information provided on the UAC website.

International applicants must apply directly to Western Sydney University via the International Office.

International students applying to The University through the International Office can find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on their website.

Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and Western Sydney University.

Course Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 240 credit points including the units listed in the recommended sequence below. All students study the same units in Year 1, and then select a Key Program for study in Years 2 and 3.

Recommended Sequence

Full Time

Year 1

Autumn session

300554Principles of Chemistry
300558Physics 1

Choose one of

200191Fundamentals of Mathematics
200189Concepts of Mathematics

Spring session

300543Cell Biology
300550Medicinal Chemistry
300541Biomolecular Frontiers

And one elective

Year 2 and Year 3

Students select a Key Program of study for years 2 and 3

KP3632HMBHuman Molecular Biology
KP3632PCPharmaceutical Chemistry

Sub-major elective spaces

Elective units may be used toward obtaining an additional approved sub-major (40 credit points).

Search for sub-majors

Western Sydney University offers sub-majors in a range of areas including Sustainability and Indigenous Studies.

Indigenous Australian Studies Sub-major

Indigenous Australian Creative Expressions Sub-major

Indigenous Economics Sub-major

Business Sustainability Sub-major

Students can apply for an elective major or sub-major via MySR.

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