Biomedical Engineering involves designing and creating medical and healthcare technology.
This is a priority industry, as there is a growing need for engineering solutions that restore function and aid in diagnosis, monitoring, rehabilitation, and delivery of care.
- Study design, repair, maintenance, and implementation of new medical technologies.
- Practical courses using lab equipment, from human performance monitors to motion capture software.
- Internship and research project opportunities at hospitals and clinics both locally and overseas.
Biomedical Engineering minor
For the minor in the Bachelor of Engineering with Honours, complete the following courses:
- ENME351 Biomedical Design and Production Management
- ENME401 Mechanical Systems Design
- ENME408 Honours Research and Development Project
- MDPH401 Anatomy and Physiology
- One course chosen from these options
Plus complete the requirements for Mechanical Engineering.
With your practical skills and experiences working on a variety of medical devices, you will be able to help with global health challenges, for example our increasingly aging population, healthcare in the developing world, and a rise in illnesses from sedentary lifestyles.
Some career pathways could include:
- Healthcare services
- Product design and manufacturing of medical devices
- Quality Assurance (QA) testing and medical regulatory compliance
- Medical equipment maintenance.
Find out more about what you can do with a degree in Mechanical Engineering.
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