Biomedical engineers design, develop, test, modify and evaluate medical-related products and systems used to interface or interact with the human body. They work towards the enhancement of health and improving the quality of life.
You’ll learn the basics of biology, information technology, electrical, electronic, mechanical engineering and of course medical science. You can also select subjects based on your particular interest such as biomedical instrumentation, bioinformatics, biomechatronics, neuroscience, and biomedical applications of artificial intelligence. You‘ll become proficient in working with other engineers, IT professionals, medical staff and researchers thanks to this multi-disciplinary field.
As technology advances and the medical profession increasingly relies on technology, biomedical engineers are developing artificial organs, artificial devices that replace body parts and bionic organs. These medical devices have become indispensable for any hospital, laboratory or medical centre.
You can work as a biomedical engineer in the biomedical and health industries, and find opportunities in:
- rehabilitation engineering
- clinical engineer
- bioinstrumentation and biomedical device companies
- biotechnology and biomechanics manufacturing companies
- biomedical research
- medical research centres or hospitals in Australia or abroad
- medical imaging
- large biomedical technology companies globally and domestically such as General Electric, Johnston & Johnston, Siemens, Medtronic, Toshiba, Cochlear, CSL and ResMed
You’re also likely to work closely with electrical, mechatronic, telecommunications and software engineers, and will find opportunities in many of the areas suggested for those majors.
This major is available in the following courses:
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Bachelor of Arts in International Studies (from 2020)