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.
- Check out clubs like UC BIOMED to engage in biomedical design projects, field trips, and events.
Biomedical Engineering minor
For the minor in the Bachelor of Engineering with Honours, complete the following courses:
- ENME351 Biomedical Engineering Design
- 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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