Course Description

This vocational and professionally oriented degree combines theoretical and laboratory-based study along with industry placements in world leading institutions. Graduates from the program will have a globally recognised, professional accredited qualification that will provide them with employment opportunities in the identification and diagnosis of disease and pathogens, medical research, forensic pathology, public health and the pharmaceutical industry.

The course combines three years of study in CDU's accredited laboratories, with a year of varied, challenging and rewarding placements in a diverse range of settings (health care, veterinary care, forensic laboratories and research laboratories), that will provide students with the knowledge and skills to secure professional employment and have excellent career prospects.


4 years full time, 8 years part time

Starting dates

February, July

Graduate Rating

Graduates of Science & Mathematics undergraduate courses at Charles Darwin University (CDU) rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 70.7% (national average 67.0%)
Improved skills: 78.0% (national average 85.0%)
Overall satisfaction: 82.9% (national average 83.7%)

The ratings above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their undergraduate degree from Charles Darwin University (CDU). You can find out more about these results here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Science & Mathematics undergraduate courses at Charles Darwin University (CDU) had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 80.0% (national average 57.2%)
Studying full time: 43.3% (national average 45.2%)
Median full time salary: $60,000 (national average $55,300)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

Charles Darwin University (CDU) Code: BMLSC