Bachelor of Engineering (Biomedical Engineering)

Overview

  • Program code: BP275
  • 2013 Clearly-in ATAR:

    80.45

  • Campus: City campus

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Please note: this program is no longer offered to commencing students; it has been replaced with BH069 Bachelor of Engineering (Biomedical Engineering) (Honours).

Biomedical engineers design a wide range of devices like cardiac monitors, clinical computers, artificial hearts, wheelchairs and artificial tendons and limbs.

Increasingly complex technology is used in medical roles, and there is growing demand for technically skilled people who can design and improve devices and who understand the relationship between technology and clinical medicine.

You'll study electronics, mechanical, chemical and materials engineering and biomedical sciences.

You'll develop problem-solving and communication skills to help you think critically and independently. You'll come up with innovative ways to apply science and engineering to biomedical and health care.

Duration

4 years full-time

Please note: a small number of courses are delivered at the Bundoora campus.

Program structure and features

Learning and teaching

Classes are taught through a combination of lectures, seminars, tutorials, online reading, workshop, practical and laboratory sessions. These are primarily in English.

You will have access to the Learning Hub and other online and digital resources through the myRMIT student portal.

Ongoing assessment throughout the semester includes examinations, essays, reports, oral classes, presentations, group projects, research projects, laboratory projects and practical assignments.

Program structure

In the Bachelor of Engineering (Biomedical Engineering) you'll take courses from a variety of disciplines like physics, mathematics, biochemistry and medical science.

Years 1 and 2

You'll study the fundamentals of engineering and the basics of biology, anatomy and physiology.

In engineering, you'll learn about electronics in relation to biomedical applications and nano-electronics.

You'll also study biomechanics, biomaterials and human physiology.

You'll take both compulsory and elective courses according to your interests and specialisation.

Years 3 and 4

To get you industry-ready, you'll do major design projects that mirror the work of practising engineers.

Handbook (program guide)

To see what students are currently studying and to access additional program and course information, visit the program handbook (program guide).

Industry connections

You must do 12 weeks' work experience, plus you'll have the opportunity to complete industry-sponsored projects.

Final year students can apply for summer research scholarships.

RMIT University is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with professional or vocational practice.

Career

The vibrant and expanding biotechnology industry produces devices for medical electronics, clinical and rehabilitation engineering and biomaterials. It's one of Australia's biggest industries in terms of research and government funding.

Typically you'll work in:

  • hospitals (servicing and optimising equipment)
  • medical device manufacturing
  • nanotechnology
  • biotechnology.

You might be employed as a regulator in government organisations, or as a researcher for government, universities or private companies.

You might also work in private medical and pathology laboratories.

Professional recognition and accreditation

We are seeking accreditation from Engineers Australia.

Once fully accredited, graduates can apply for graduate membership of Engineers Australia and will be recognised as professional engineers in all member countries of the Washington Accord.

Global opportunities

We encourage our students to participate in Study Abroad and other centrally run opportunities.

You'll also have the opportunity to do an industry placement for 6 or 12 months, either as advertised by local businesses, or internationally through the RMIT International Industry Experience and Research Program (RIIERP).

Entry requirements

You must meet the University entry requirements for this type of program.

Program entry requirements

Prerequisites

Current Year 12 prerequisite units 3 and 4—Mathematics (any) and a study score of at least 30 in English (ESL) or at least 25 in any other English.

Selection tasks

None

How to apply

1. Check program entry requirements and confirm you're eligible.

2. Check and complete the selection tasks (if applicable) by the relevant closing date - these tasks are listed in the program entry requirements.

3. Check the table below for how to apply.

4. Apply using the appropriate method by the closing date.

Application method

Level of study

Semester 1

Semester 2 (midyear)

Bachelor and Associate degree

VTAC application

or

Internal application (current students only)

Direct application

or

Internal application (current students only)

Honours degree

Direct application

or

Internal application (current students only)

Direct application

or

Internal application (current students only)

Equity access

If circumstances have interrupted or disadvantaged your access to education, RMIT offers equity access schemes that allow selection officers to give applicants extra consideration, which may improve your prospects of studying at RMIT.

Fees

Tuition fees vary according to program and are adjusted annually.

In a Commonwealth supported place (CSP) your tuition fee is shared between you and the Commonwealth Government - if you meet the eligibility criteria.

Fee assistance

As a Commonwealth supported student, you may be able to either:

  • pay all or part of your student contribution up front and receive a 10% discount, or
  • defer your tuition fees through the HECS-HELP loan scheme.

RMIT awards more than 2000 scholarships every year to recognise academic achievement and assist students from a variety of backgrounds. Learn more about RMIT Scholarships.

Other fees

In addition to tuition fees you will also pay the Student services and amenities fee (SSAF). You may be able to defer the fee through the SA-HELP loan scheme.

There may be other additional expenses and administrative fees associated with your studies.

Pathways

Learn more about pathways or if you are eligible for credit transfer and recognition of prior learning.

Owning school

Electrical & Computer Eng

Contact details

Info Corner
330 Swanston Street (cnr La Trobe Street)
Melbourne VIC 3000
Tel. +61 3 9925 2260
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OR

Reception
School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Building 10, Level 9
376–392 Swanston Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
Tel. +61 3 9925 2090
Email: eleceng@rmit.edu.au

View PDF brochure for this program.

Disclaimer

Although RMIT endeavours to ensure the accuracy of this information, there is no guarantee it will remain accurate all year. Applicants are advised to confirm program details with the appropriate school before making an application.