BH102 - Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours)

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Plan: BH102 - Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours)
Campus: Bundoora Campus


Program details
Purpose of the Program
Articulation and pathways
Entrance requirements
External accreditation and industry links
Student expenses and charges in addition to fees
Library, IT and specialist resources

Program details

Award title: Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours)
Award abbreviation: BPharm(Hons)
Total credit points: 384
Career: UGRD
Duration: 4 years (8 semesters) full-time
Location: Onshore, Bundoora Campus
Owning school: Health and Biomedical Sciences (173H)
Owning school URL:
ASCED code: 060501
CRICOS code: 079791M

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Purpose of the Program

Pharmacy is a profession playing an important role in the Australian health care system. The RMIT University Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) degree prepares you for a career in pharmacy and related industries. As a graduate of the program, you will have the requisite knowledge, skills and attributes to enter into an approved intern training program leading to registration as a pharmacist upon successful completion. You will expand your knowledge of the underpinning sciences and apply your knowledge and understanding to drug delivery, pharmacy practice, therapeutics and research; developing a foundation for the practice of pharmacy in hospital, community and industrial settings. 

The final year of the program prepares you for employment with capstone courses PHAR1010 and PHAR1011 Integrated Therapeutics and Pharmacy Practice 1 and 2 respectively and ONPS2490 Research Methods for Pharmacy Students by integrating therapeutics and pharmacy practice with research methodology. You will apply these skills and knowledge in a research project- either ONPS2491 Pharmacy Research Project  or PHAR1034  Pharmacy Services Project.  The focus of these courses is the application of the knowledge, skills and attributes that you have learned throughout the program, communicating effectively and working both independently and as a member of a team. The honours level of the final year also means that you can progress directly to more advanced research studies.

This program is offered in face-to-face mode (on campus), with support for flexible learning where appropriate.

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Articulation and pathways

Graduates of the RMIT AD012 Associate Degree in Applied Science who have completed PHAR1033 Essentials of Health Care Practice are guaranteed entry and will receive credit for 84 credit points into BH102 Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours). (Note: A standard year of full-time undergraduate study at RMIT University is 96 credit points).

Course Code Course Title CP
CHEM1240 Chemistry for Life Sciences 12
BIOL2272 Biology of the Cell 12
BIOL2480 Introduction to Human Bioscences 12
ONPS2423 Introduction to Medical Biochemistry 12
BIOL2257 Introduction to Microbiology, Immunology and Genetics 12
MATH1238 Statistics & Epidemiology 12
PHAR1017 Essential of Health Care Practice 12

Outstanding graduates from this program may be able to proceed to a research degree by Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), subject to meeting the general admission criteria.

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Entrance requirements

BH102 Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) has been discontinued and will no longer accept new students after Semester 1 2023. The program will be taught out to current students until Semester 2, 2027. 

Program entry requirements

Successful completion of an Australian Year 12 senior secondary certificate of education or equivalent.  

For information on international qualifications and corresponding entry requirements that are equivalent to Australian academic entry requirements, see the Country equivalents web page.


Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) prerequisite: Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English other than EAL or at least 30 in English As An Additional Language; Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in one of Maths: General Mathematics, Maths: Mathematical Methods or Maths: Specialist Mathematics; Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in Chemistry.

English language requirements

A minimum IELTS (Academic module) overall score of 7.0, with no band below 6.5; or equivalent.   

For equivalents to English entry requirements, see the English equivalents web page.

Selection tasks

All applicants must complete and submit an RMIT University supplementary information form.

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External accreditation and industry links

The Bachelor of Pharmacy (Hons) program is accredited with conditions by the Australian Pharmacy Council (APC). The program is also approved by the Pharmacy Board of Australia (PBA).

To become a registered pharmacist in Australia, graduates must successfully complete a Bachelor degree accredited by both the APC and PBA plus an additional year of internship training and registration examinations. Further information about program registration to practise is available from the Pharmacy Board of Australia (PBA) website.

Within Victoria, governance is the responsibility of the Victorian Pharmacy Authority (VPA).

The Discipline of Pharmacy has extensive links with the Profession formalised in the Industry Advisory Committee (IAC), research projects, service to the Profession and consulting. Employers and health industry professionals are members of the IAC, and have contributed to both the initial introduction and ongoing development of the Program. IAC involvement ensures that the Program remains relevant to both the needs of graduates and the needs of graduate employers.

Teaching staff within the Discipline have extensive experience of practicing as health industry professionals and have considerable contact networks. This experience is integrated into teaching and learning practice and enriches the learning environment.

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Student expenses and charges in addition to fees

Once you are enrolled as a student in this program you will need to allow for expenses other than university tuition fees.  Additional expenses may relate to the purchase of lecture notes, textbooks, stationery, consumables such as printer paper, fees levied by commercial internet service providers for internet access outside of the university campus, and other relevant costs.

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Library, IT and specialist resources

Library resources and services

As a student enrolled in a program at RMIT University you can access the extensive services, facilities and study space provided by the Library. You can access books, journals and other course related materials such as DVDs, past exams, newspapers and e-books. Through our document delivery service you can also request items from any library in the world.

Computers for study are available at every Library site, where you can access the Internet, myRMIT ( or Library e-resources. If you have a laptop you can access the RMIT wireless network throughout the campus.

Library staff can show you how to find information for your assignments or you can work through web-based tutorials or use our online Ask a Librarian service.

The Library is continually expanding our electronic collections to make it easier for you to get the information you need when you need it. All RMIT students have unlimited access to quality electronic resources such as e-books, e-journals and newspapers. This includes the library subject guide for Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

You can find more information on Library resources and services at:

Online learning tools and content
As a student in this program you may access online learning tools and content for your program and associated courses from the student portal, myRMIT (

Other resources
In addition you will have access to pharmacy-specific dispensing and information software in a model pharmacy environment.

Learning services available to you as a student at RMIT
RMIT provides a wide range of resources and opportunities to assist your learning and wellbeing so you can achieve your study and career goals.

Services are available face-to-face and online assisting with:

  • transition to tertiary study and learning
  • study skills, academic skills including literacy, mathematics and basic sciences if relevant
  • enabling assistance if you have a disability, long-term medical condition or other form of disadvantage that may impact on your learning
  • career development and employment
  • living and wellbeing (including advice on health, housing and financial matters)
  • opportunities for scholarships, leadership and study abroad
  • opportunities for participating in arts, sport, recreation and fitness activities, as well as student activism and university governance.

We also offer a friendly and supportive environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. You can find more information at:

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