BP311 - Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Sciences

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Plan: BP311GZU - Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Campus: GZUCM-RMIT Institute


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 Pharmaceutical Sciences
Award abbreviation: BPharmSc
Total credit points: 288
Career: UGRD
Duration: 3 years full-time
Location: GZUCM-RMIT Institute
Owning school: Health and Biomedical Sciences (173H)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/about/our-education/academic-schools/health-and-biomedical-sciences/
ASCED code: 010999
CRICOS code:

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Purpose of the Program

The Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Sciences program covers all aspects of the drug discovery process and has been designed to prepare you for a career in the pharmaceutical industry. Global growth in the pharmaceutical industry has dramatically increased in the past 10 years and rapid expansion is expected to continue. As a result, the industry will require an increasing number of graduates to work in areas related to drug development including human clinical trials and drug regulations.

Helping you transition to a career in the pharmaceutical industry, are the following capstone courses:

  • ONPS2595   Pharmacology of Therapeutic Agents 1
  • ONPS2599   Drug Research and Development
  • ONPS2604   Clinical Trial Design and Management
  • ONPS2598   Pharmacology of Therapeutic Agents 2
  • ONPS2603   Preclinical Drug Testing
  • ONPS2605   Drug Regulations

This program requires on campus attendance at the GZUCM-RMIT Institute of Life Sciences and Bioengineering. The program is delivered full time, in face-to-face mode, supported by various blended learning activities (including on-line). English language is the medium of instruction.  

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Articulation and pathways

Students who successfully complete DP014 Diploma of Health Science (Pharmaceutical Sciences) will be eligible to articulate into Year 2 of BP311 Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Sciences. 

If you are a graduate of the Diploma of Pharmaceutical Sciences who gains entry to BP311 Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, you will be granted 96 credit points of first year courses.

You will be guaranteed entry into the program :BP311 Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Sciences 
You will get credit for:8 courses, 96 credit points
The courses for which you will get credit are:
  • CHEM1297 Chemistry for Life Sciences
  • BIOL2436 Biology of the Cell
  • ONPS2571 Introduction to Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • MATH2330Statistics and Epidemiology
  • ONPS2572 Introduction to Medical Biochemistry
  • BIOL2437 Principles of Human Biology
  • BIOL2439 Introduction to Microbiology, Immunology and Genetics
  • ONPS2573 Medicines Drugs and Poisons

On successful completion of this program you may be eligible to enrol in Honours programs offered by the School of Health and Biomedical Sciences in Melbourne, Australia:

  • BH121          Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Sciences (Honours)
  • BH058P12    Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Honours)
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Entrance requirements

Program entry requirements
Entry to the BP311 Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Sciences program at GZUCM-RMIT is via successful completion of DP014 Diploma of Pharmaceutical Sciences. 

The Chinese equivalent for entry to the diploma program is:
A minimum of 375 in the Gao Kao (National College Entrance Examination, NCEE) - Beijing

For students with secondary qualifications from countries other than China, the equivalent requirements for Diploma entry can be found at:

English language requirements
Students entering the degree program BP311 Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Sciences via successful completion of DP014 Diploma of Pharmaceutical Sciences will automatically satisfy the English language requirement for entry.

Students who wish to enter the program without having completed DP014 will need to demonstrate a minimum IELTS (Academic module) overall score of 6.5+, with no band below 6.0; or equivalent 

For further information on English language test equivalency go to: http://www.rmit.edu.au/study-with-us/international-students/apply-to-rmit-international-students/entry-requirements/english-requirements/english-language-proficiency-tests  

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External accreditation and industry links

The discipline of Pharmaceutical Sciences has extensive links with industry through their Program Advisory Committees (PACs), through research projects and consulting, and through their professional placement program. Employers and industry professionals are members of these Program Advisory Committees, and have contributed both to the initial development and ongoing improvement of this program. Such involvement ensures that your undergraduate degree program will remain relevant to your needs as a graduate and to the needs of graduate employers.

Students graduating from the degree program BP311 Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Sciences at GZUCM-RMIT Institute of Life Science and Bioengineering may be eligible for membership of national and international professional associations. 

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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 an RMIT University program you may access many of the extensive collections of electronic resources and services provided from the RMIT University Library in Melbourne. Resources include e-books, electronic journals and newspapers and product data. Library subject guides and web based tutorials will support your learning. Electronic resources and the online Ask a Librarian reference service are accessible on and off campus 24 hours per day.

For more information on Library resources and services from Melbourne go to: http://www.rmit.edu.au/library.

Through RMIT’s online “Ask a Librarian” service Library staff can show you how to find information for your assignments or you can work through web-based tutorials.

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 University students have unlimited access to quality electronic resources such as, e-books, e-journals and newspapers. You can find more information on Library resources and services at: http://www.rmit.edu.au/library

Online learning tools and content

As a student studying outside Australia with RMIT University partner institutions, you may access online learning materials at myRMIT: www.rmit.edu.au/myrmitstudies.

Services available to you as a student at RMIT University

RMIT University offshore partners provide resources and opportunities to assist your learning and wellbeing so you can achieve your study and career goals. The range of services available will vary at each RMIT University offshore partner. Enquire locally.

Services are available online to assist you with:

  • transition to tertiary student learning,
  • study skills, academic skills including academic literacy, writing for academic purposes, research, exam preparation and much more, and
  • career development and employment.

The GZUCM-RMIT Institute has a library and a number of laboratories, to support the relevant teaching and learning activities.

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