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BSc (Biomedical Science) Enrolment for 2018

(Updated 27 September 2017)

The BSc (Biomedical Science) programme is designed for very able students with an interest in emerging areas of medical science and its applications to improve human and animal health. It is also one of the pathways to MBChB programme.

Application deadline for BSc (Biomedical Science) is 8 December 2017. NO LATE APPLICATIONS will be considered.

Below is a list of courses students must enrol in and enrolments must follow as indicated below. Students cannot enrol to PHYSICS 160 in Semester One and CHEM 110 in Semester Two. The timetable is set to ensure that all students follow the sequence outlined below.

Semester One 2018

  • BIOSCI 101: Essential Biology: From Genomes to Organisms
  • BIOSCI 107: Biology for Biomedical Science: Cellular Processes and Development
  • CHEM 110: Chemistry of the Living World
  • Year 1 Elective: STATS 101 or 108; if your intention is to apply to the MBChB programme, enrol to POPLHLTH 111

Semester Two 2018

  • BIOSCI 106: Foundations of Biochemistry
  • PHYSICS 160: Physics for the Life Sciences
  • MEDSCI 142: Biology for Biomedical Science: Organ Systems
  • 1 x General Education: Your General Education course is the last that you select. You must be enrolled in the above courses before selecting this. Please visit the General Education page and select the ‘Engineering, Medical & Health Sciences, Science’ schedule.

How to enrol - first year

To complete your enrolment, you must enrol into your courses for both Semester One and Two via Timetable Planner using the Cohort programme functionality. This allows you to enrol in a pre-determined set pattern of classes. This will ensure that you are allocated a clash-free timetable for the whole year.

Unfortunately we are not always able to accommodate students’ personal commitments when developing potential clash-free timetables. Students who endeavour to ‘cherry-pick’ times individually risk being dropped from courses, so we encourage you to follow the instructions below:

1.    Sign into Student Services Online, click the ‘Enrol’ icon and go to 'Add classes with Timetable Planner'.

2.    Select the Term (Semester) you want and click on the green ‘Timetable Planner’ button.

3.    Click the 'Add Course' button and Click 'Search by Cohort' tab.

4.    Under 'Programme', select your programme ‘Bachelor of Science (Biomedical Science)’.

5.    Under 'Cohort' choose the correct Cohort option i.e., 'BIOMED 1 Cohort' or ‘BIOMED 2 Cohort for MBCHB/Pharmacy/Optometry’. You will then get a preview of a timetable for that cohort pattern.

Note: if you are NOT intending to apply for Medicine and/or Pharmacy after Year one Biomed, select ‘BIOMED 1 Cohort’. POPLHLTH 111 is not included in this cohort. You can choose to enrol in STATS 101 or another BSc course instead.

6.    To view alternative timetable combinations, select a different option within that Cohort programme.

7.    Click ‘Add’ if this is the preferred timetable.

Note: When enrolling for Semester Two, to add your General Education course, OR Academic English Language Requirement (AELR) course, go to the ‘By Subject’ tab, select ‘Subject’, ‘Course’ and click ‘Add Course’.

8.    Click ‘Done’ to return to the home page.

9.    Click 'Generate Timetables' to see a detailed view of the timetable and click on ‘View/Submit’.

10.  Click 'Send to Enrolment Cart'.

11.  Accept the Terms and Conditions and Click on ‘Confirm Enrolment’.

Making changes

If you are already enrolled, and try to drop your courses to select another timetable pattern, you will receive a message asking to contact the Faculty of Science Student Centre. Courses do fill quickly, so it may not be possible to change your timetable pattern.

In the event of exceptional circumstances that require you to change your chosen cohort pattern, please email us at scifac@auckland.ac.nz, with subject headingChange BIOMED Cohort Pattern’.

More information

For more information on what to enrol in for Semester One and Semester Two, go to Biomedical Science Programme.


How to enrol - second and third year

To complete your enrolment, please consult the Biomedical Science degree planner. Please choose the appropraite courses through Timetable Planner. You do not need to use the Timetable Planner Cohort functionallity to enrol in your courses.