Course details

CRICOS course code: 079597B

Level of study: Undergraduate

Summary

Why study biomedical engineering at RMIT?

Australia is a leading country in the development of medical research and technology. By studying biomedical engineering, you can be part of these exciting and rewarding fields of work.

You'll learn how to bridge clinical medicine, healthcare and the technologies that support these fields. You’ll help people affected by health conditions and the health professionals who support them.

In completing studies in biomechanics, medical electronics, mathematics, and medical science, our graduates are well trained to work in the medical technology and biotechnology industries, producing assistive technologies, implantable devices for rehabilitation applications, lab-on-a-chip diagnostics and biomaterials.

You will have access to world-leading researchers and 3D-printing facilities such as the Advanced Manufacturing Precinct, the MicroNano Research facility and the 3DBioFab, placing you at the interface of cutting-edge technologies and advances in biomedical science.

Prepare yourself for employment

With the opportunity to undertake industry placements either locally or internationally, you'll be work-ready when you graduate. There are also opportunities to undertake research projects in partnership with industry, like the Engineers Without Borders Challenge.

A next generation
degree

At RMIT, you’ll study a biomedical engineering degree that is collaborative and interdisciplinary, encompassing science, medical science, IT and engineering. You will develop innovative skills to apply science and engineering to biomedicine and health care.

Hands-on learning
experiences

Through hands-on learning and workplace experience, you’ll gain the skills to
design and develop materials, equipment and technologies that will have an impact in this growing industry. You’ll use the latest technologies to deliver outcomes based on real-world challenges.

How you will learn biomedical engineering

Through a combination of classroom training and industry placements, you'll receive an industry-focused education in the fundamentals of biomedical engineering.

During your studies, you will take subjects in a variety of disciplines such as physics, mathematics, biochemistry and medical science.

In your first two years, you will study the fundamentals of engineering, physics, mathematics, and the basics of biology, anatomy and physiology. As you progress into third and fourth years, you’ll become industry-ready through major design projects that mirror the work of practising biomedical engineers.

You will also have the opportunity to design creative solutions through inspiring and sustainable design-and-build projects and take part in the Engineers Without Borders Challenge, a humanitarian-focused course offered in all RMIT engineering degrees.

This degree will:

help you develop the knowledge and skills essential for a professional career in biomedical engineering.
prepare you for employment in the medical technology and biotechnology industries producing assistive technology, implantable devices for rehabilitation applications, lab-on-a-chip diagnostics and biomaterials and other innovative solutions to medical and health problems
equip you with skills related to medical, biomedical, biomechanical, medical equipment, medical laboratory, bioinformatics, and other biomedical and health-related industries.

Career

Work in one of Australia’s largest research and government funded industries and help improve the lives of others.

There are exciting careers available in the vibrant and expanding medical technology and biotechnology industries, producing assistive technologies, implantable devices for rehabilitation applications, lab-on-a-chip diagnostics, biomaterials and more.

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
41,280 Per Year 18 Jul 2022 4 years
Full time
Bundoora Campus
289 McKimmie Road
Melbourne Victoria 3083
Australia
41,280 Per Year 18 Jul 2022 4 years
Full time
RMIT University (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University)
Melbourne City Campus
124 La Trobe Street
Melbourne Victoria 3000
Australia

Entry criteria

You must have successfully completed an Australian Year 12 (or equivalent senior secondary school qualification) with a minimum 65% average

To study this program you will need to complete one of the following English proficiency tests:

IELTS (Academic): minimum overall band of 6.5 (with no individual band below 6.0)
TOEFL (Internet Based Test - IBT): minimum overall score of 79 (with minimum of 13 in Reading, 12 in Listening, 18 in Speaking and 21 in Writing)
Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE (A)): minimum score of 58 (with no communication band less than 50)
Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): minimum of 176 with no less than 169 in any component.

Address

RMIT University (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University)
Melbourne City Campus
124 La Trobe Street
Melbourne Victoria 3000
Australia
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